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Gallery Pick of the Week: The Faded Beauty of Terry Thompson at George Billis Gallery in Culver City

Terry Thompson's photorealistic oils depicting old signs make a very welcome return to Culver City in a show at George Billis Gallery, opening this Saturday, May 30. The show is called "Dive Motels and Cheap Eats."

Here's what the gallery's website says about the latest show: "Terry…

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Added by Scupine on May 26, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Chef Evan Funke Leaves Bucato Restaurant in Culver City

Evan Funke has left the building. According to the Los Angeles Times, the chef at Culver City's hot Italian restaurant has resigned from his post and is heading to…

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Added by Scupine on May 22, 2015 at 12:25pm — 1 Comment

LA Confidential Interview's Chloe Tran of Culver City's East Borough Restaurant

LA Confidential has posted an conversation between Chloe Tran, the mastermind behind downtown Culver City's East Borough restaurant, and Kimmy Tang,…

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Added by Scupine on May 12, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

12th Annual Culver City Car Show Is This Saturday, May 9

The 12th Annual "Cruisin' Back to the 50s" Culver City Car Show is this Saturday, May 9th, from 9 am to 3 pm. As in the past, downtown Culver City will be shut down to display more than 400 classic cars and hot rods from all across California. The event is always a huge success…

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Added by Scupine on May 6, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Bar Crawl for a Cause This Saturday in Culver City's Art District

No Kid Hungry has teamed up with Ludlows Cocktail Co. for Crawl for a Cause bar crawl Saturday, May 2nd, in the Culver City Arts District. Crawl for a Cause tickets are $40, and benefit No Kid Hungry, Share Our…

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Added by Scupine on April 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: The Psychedelia of Charlie Rubin and Tabitha Soren at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City

"A good photograph blurs the line between reality and fantasy. When I look at a picture, I love it if ... it has a dream quality to it, as if it transcends the real life moment when it was taken." So said Charlie Rubin in a recent interview with foam magazine. And by that definition,…

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Added by Scupine on April 21, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Guess Which Culver City Made Thrillist's List of Best Bacon Dishes in Los Angeles

Thrillist's most recent list of the best of LA surveyed the city's best bacon dishes. And one Culver City establishment made their list. I'll give you a hint: the dish was Brown Butter Candied Bacon Ice Cream. 

That's…

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Added by Scupine on April 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Check out Culver City's New Vegetarian Restaurant: Make Out

Restauranteur Matthew Kenney has brought his "plant-based fast casual" concept to downtown Culver City in the form of Make Out. Located just behind the Culver Hotel, the menu features salads, bowls, wraps, flatbreads, juices and sweets like macaroons and citrus bars.

Here's how his website describes the…

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Added by Scupine on April 13, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments

Culver CIty's Fiesta La Ballona 2015 Will Be Held August 28 - 30

This year, Culver CIty's Fiesta La Ballona has been scheduled from August 28 - 30. As always, it will take place at Veterans Memorial Park and will feature loads of carnival rides, live music, food vendors, and a Beer and Wine Garden (sponsored by the Exchange Club of Culver City).  Music…

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Added by Scupine on April 3, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Expo Line Phase 2 Entering Testing Phase

It's happening. The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled to start train testing activities the week of April 6, 2015 and continue for several months. Initially the trains will be pulled along the rail corridor, and then operated on their own power. Testing…

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Added by Scupine on April 3, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

How to Win Free Rita's Italian Ice for a Year

Rita’s Ice in Culver City has partnered with Shoes for the Homeless, Inc. for their Grand Opening on April 2nd. The Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting will happen at 10 am., and Rita's is giving away free Italian ice all day. 

To win free Rita's Italian ice for a year, be one of the first 50 people in line and bring a pair of "lightly used" mens, women's or kids shoes for donation to Shoes for the Homeless.…

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Added by Scupine on April 1, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Ice Skating Rink to be Replaced by Harbor Freight Tools?

There is a potential new tenant for the property that today houses the decommissioned Culver City Ice Skating Rink: Harbor Freight Tools. According to correspondence sent by Permit Advisors, a "permit and entitlement consulting and expediting firm" [and forwarded to me by Walter Lamb of the…

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Added by Scupine on March 20, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Culver City will Close Ballona Creek Bike Path for Repairs Next Week

The Culver CIty Public Works Department has scheduled the closure of the Ballona Creek Bike Path between Overland Avenue and National Boulevard from Monday, March 23, to Friday, March 27, between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm for maintenance. Maintenance, in this case, means: 

  • Removal of…
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Added by Scupine on March 20, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Culver City's Annual Spring Egg Hunt is This Saturday

Bring your kiddies down to Veterans Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, March 21, for Culver CIty's Annual Spring Egg Hunt. This free event (designed for children up to 10 years old), will offer arts and crafts, games, two bunny photo booths -- and of course the great egg hunt! Please…

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Added by Scupine on March 18, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Los Angeles Magazine Spotlights Culver City's Bar & Garden

"The folks who live in Culver City off Washington Boulevard are really fortunate to be able to count two-year-old wine/liquor/plant store Bar & Garden as their neighborhood liquor locker. Imagine walking down to your corner liquor store and being able to pick up a bottle of pechuga…

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Added by Scupine on March 13, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Become One of Culver City's "100 Healthy Homes"

Culver City is partnering with The Energy Network to launch the Culver City 100 Healthy Homes Project, which will provide rebates to assist property owners in making energy efficient home upgrades. Learn more about the program by attending a free informational workshop next Wednesday,…

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Added by Scupine on March 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

LA Times Calls New Works at Western Project Gallery in Culver City “Eye-Popping Extravaganzas”

The Los Angeles Times’ David Pagel wrote a full review of the new Thomas Burke’s show at Western Project Gallery, saying “Thomas Burke's new paintings are eye-grabbing extravaganzas that pack more visual wallop into their brightly colored surfaces than has been seen since artists like Richard…

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Added by Scupine on March 6, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City Helps Keep Ballona Creek Clean and Healthy

When I rode my bike down Ballona Creek this weekend, I noticed some nice new signs in the uplands section of the Ballona Wetlands (known as Area C.) Very nice, since the signs brings attention to the fact that this area is already a thing to be valued, not just an empty lot to be filled. In the picture below, you…

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Added by Scupine on March 5, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City's A-Frame Returns to Los Angeles Magazine's "Where to Eat Now" List

Los Angeles Magazine's "Power-Ranking" of new L.A. restaurants serves as a guide to the hottest eateries in the city -- and its rare when a 5-year-old (!!) restaurant makes the last. But thanks to chef Roy Choi's decision to rethink the menu to emphasize the Hawaiian-ness that Choi says was…

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Added by Scupine on February 27, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Culver City Symphony Presents Works by Stravinsky, Schumann, Mozart This Saturday

This Saturday, February 28, at 8:00 pm, the Culver City Symphony will perform works by Mozart, Wieniawski, Stravinsky and Schumann at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. 

The program will include: 

Mozart: Overture, "The Magic Flute"…

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Added by Scupine on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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