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Local Artist Patrick Marston Will Paint Mural on Washington Place in Culver City

Venice-based artist Patrick Marston has been commissioned to paint a mural at the corner of Washington Place and McLaughlin Ave. He has already begun sketching the piece on the wall, and he says the whole process will take about three weeks. The subject will be a couple of luminous fish -- something of a speciality…

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Added by Scupine on October 1, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Restaurants and Stores Score in the Argonaut's Best of Westside 2014 Issue

The Argonaut newspaper just published its Best of the Westside 2014 issue, and Culver City held its own. Here’s a survey of the categories Culver City placed in:

Best Cheap Eats & Best Tacos

1st Place: Tito’s Tacos at 11222 Washington…

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Added by Scupine on September 29, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 081 Solution

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Last week I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this moon is?…

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Added by Scupine on September 25, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Own a Piece of Culver City's Roll n Rye Deli

Culver City's Roll 'n Rye Deli closed this month after more than 50 years in business. Many will miss the restaurant's always-dependable matzo soup or pastrami burger. But now you have an opportunity to keep a bit of the restaurant in your life. The restaurant is liquidating its equipment and…

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Added by Scupine on September 25, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Chef Kaumudi from Un-Curry Restaurant to Demonstrate Delicious Rice Recipes at Culver City Library This Saturday

Celebrate National Rice Month with Chef Kaumudi from Un-Curry Restaurant, who will give a demonstration of delicious rice recipes at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library this Saturday, September 27 from 3 pm to 4 pm. There will be samples of rice dishes and recipes to take home. The event is free…

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Added by Scupine on September 24, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City's Ramen Yamadaya Makes List of LA's Best Ramen

The latest Thrillist.com survey focuses on LA's best ramen -- and begins with Culver City's own Ramen Yamadaya. Here's what the site has to say about the restaurant:

To make the intensely rich soup at this place, they boil pork bones for TWENTY…

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Added by Scupine on September 24, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 081

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' -- asking Culver City Times members if they know where it is. 

Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this moon is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this…

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Added by Scupine on September 18, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Culver City Historical Society Hosts Car Rally & Scavenger Hunt This Saturday

The Culver City Historical Society presents its Car Rally & Scavenger Hunt fundraiser on Sunday, September 21st, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Participants will start at the Society’s Archives and Resource Center in back of the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Ave, where they…

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Added by Scupine on September 16, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Pitch In for Coastal Clean-up Day at Ballona Creek in Culver City This Saturday

The Ballona Creek Cleanup is the City of Culver City's contribution to Coastal Cleanup Day -- this Saturday, September 20, from 9:00 a.m. till noon.

To participate, just show up at one of these locations, where there are gates affording access to Ballona Creek:

  • Syd Kronenthal…
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Added by Scupine on September 15, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: Photographs by Katrin Korfmann at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City Give a New Perspective on Crowds

German photographer Katrin Korfmann's new show at Kopeikin Gallery, "Emsembles Assembled," opens this Saturday. Korfmann new work continues her exploration of people gathered together in celebration. The opening reception with the artist is this Saturday, September 13, from 6 to 8 pm.…

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Added by Scupine on September 9, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Dulcimers, Dulcimers, Dulcimers! Free Dulcimer Concert in Culver City This Saturday

Who doesn't love a dulcimer? Not me, man. That's why I'll be at the Culver Palms United Methodist Church this Saturday, September 13 -- if I possibly can. 

A free mid-day concert at the church will feature Janita Baker, a mountain dulcimer performer and teacher from …

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Added by Scupine on September 9, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

David Mamet's "Race" Opens at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City This Sunday

Let's see...David Mamet wrote a play called "Race," opening this Sunday, September 7 at 6:30, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. I wonder if it's going to push anyone's buttons... Here's description of the play: "Mamet tackles America’s most controversial subject in this provocative tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations.…

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Added by Scupine on September 5, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Ivy Substation in Culver City Hosts Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival This Friday

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival presents Of Culture, of Self at the Ivy Substation on Friday, September 5th at 8:00 p.m. The theme of the evening will be Of Culture, Of Self, featuring three of LAWTF’s favorite performers, as well as one artiste new to the Festival,…

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Added by Scupine on September 4, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

New Beats by Dre Headquarters in Culver City Draws Praise for Being Cool

The new headquarters that Beat's By Dre just opened in the Hayden Tract area of Culver City isn't too much to look at from the outside -- just a couple of industrial-looking buildings. But according to some design sites on the web, the inside of the two buildings -- home to 650 employees -- is…

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Added by Scupine on August 29, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Art Show to See this Saturday: Corey Helford Gallery's "2nd Annual Art Collector Starter Kit"

The new show at Corey Helford Gallery features all new 12" x 12" works by 36 of artists on the gallery's roster of "New Contemporary" artists, including pieces by Sas Christian (see above), Carlos Ramos (see below), and Lola (see farther below. The show's opening celebration is this Saturday,…

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Added by Scupine on August 26, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 80 Solution

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Last week I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this doggie is?…

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Added by Scupine on August 21, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

See Shakespeare Remixed in Carlson Park in Culver City This Saturday

Rogue Artists Ensemble will present a free family performance of HYPERBOLE: bard in Culver CIty's Carlson Park at 11 a.m. this Saturday, August 23rd.  Here's how Rogue Artists describes their take on Shakespeare:

"HYPERBOLE:…

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Added by Scupine on August 20, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fiesta La Ballona in Culver City is This Weekend

Fiesta La Ballona presents three days of carnival rides, live music, food trucks, games, and a beer and wine garden for the adults this August 22 - 24 -- Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park” at Veterans Park.  Veterans Park is located at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver…

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Added by Scupine on August 18, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 080

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' -- asking Culver City Times members if they know where it is. 

Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this doggy is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this…

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Added by Scupine on August 14, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Actors' Gang Performs Kid-Friendly Verision of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Media Park in Culver City All August

It has become quite the tradition: each Saturday and Sunday in August, the Actors' Gang theater troupe performs a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare play in Media Park in Culver City. In 2011, it was a vampire vs. zombie version of Romeo & Juliet. In 2012, we got a Star Wars…

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Added by Scupine on August 13, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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