Scupine's Blog – January 2012 Archive (25)

Culver City Chamber of Commerce Endorses Four Candidates for City Council

At the Candidate Forum held Tuesday, January 31, by the Culver City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors where they heard from all six candidates for Culver City Council the board endorsed four candidates, Current Mayor Mehaul O’Leary, Councilmember Andy Weissman, Jim B. Clarke and former councilmember Scott Malsin.

"The four endorsed candidates showed the…

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Added by Scupine on January 31, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Jazz Bakery Will Get a New Frank Gehry-designed 250-Seat Theater in Downtown Culver City

Thanks to an agreement ratified at this Monday's Culver City Council meeting, the Jazz Bakery will be returning to Culver City in a new Frank Gehry-designed, 250-seat theater at 9814 Washington Boulevard.

According to the agreement, the property was given to the Jazz Bakery at no cost, with the understanding that they will develop on the site according to plans the Jazz…

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Added by Scupine on January 30, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Parcel B and Centinela/Washington Properties Sold

Tasked with maintaining the city's vision for Parcel B (9300 Culver Blvd, above) and the Market Hall at Centinela & Washington in the wake of the state's elimination of redevelopment agencies, the Culver City Council voted on Monday to sell the properties to developers who have agreed to construct the already-vetted and -approved plans on each of the…

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Added by Scupine on January 30, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Listen: Bullseye Podcast Profiles Culver City's Museum of Jurassic Technology

The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City has been getting lots of love lately. Earlier this month, the New York Times profiled the museum. Now the always-entertaining Bullseye podcast, hosted by Jesse Thorn, offers a 10-minute analysis of the museum by Lawrence Weschler, author of Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants,…

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Added by Scupine on January 30, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 021

Every other friday, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver CIty this figure who exhorts us to "Start your adventure today" is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new…

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Added by Scupine on January 27, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

"Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge" Open at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City

“Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge,” opens at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, January 28th, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The public is welcome. A series of free programs will be presented at the gallery during the run of the exhibition, including an…

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Added by Scupine on January 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

“Manifest Destiny” Photography Exhibition Opens at Analog Salon in the Hayden Tract in Culver City

"Manifest Destiny," a photographic exhibition featuring eight artists opens this Saturday night, the 28th, from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Analog Salon in Culver CIty. It is open to the public. Music will be provided by Ethnomusicologist Marlon Fuentes.

Participating artists include Randi Berez, Claudio Cambon, Larry S. Clark, Nicholas Alan Cope, Amanda Friedman,…

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Added by Scupine on January 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What Would Los Angeles Look Like Without Redevelopment Agencies?

recent post on the CurbedLA blog offered a startling visual representation of the effect of redevelopment agencies on the city's landscape. The picture above is what the Los Angeles skyline would look like if…
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Added by Scupine on January 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Community Scholarship Fund Launches Website

The Culver City Community Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit organization that seeks out and maintains funds to be given as scholarships to graduating seniors from Culver City HIgh School and Culver Park High School, has launched a website: …

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Added by Scupine on January 24, 2012 at 6:32pm — No Comments

LA Wave Reviews Batch Restaurant & Bar

Batch Restaurant & Bar in the Art District of Culver City opened in late-December. The restaurant's executive chef is Salvador Roldan of Ford's Filling Station, and its specialty cocktails are created by Mat Gries of Church & State, the french bistro in downtown Los Angeles.

Staff writer Leiloni de Gruy, in the…

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Added by Scupine on January 19, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Former Car Dealership at Sepulveda and Washington in Culver City Will Be Turned Into Retail Space

The former car dealership on the southeast corner of Sepulveda and Washington Boulevard in Culver City will be remodeled and transformed into retail space, according to a representative of owner Continental Development Corporation. The company is in negotiations with Starbucks, Chase Bank, Chipotle,…

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Added by Scupine on January 18, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Former Vice Mayor Scott Malsin Announces His Candidacy for Culver City Council

Retired City Councilman Scott Malsin filed his candidacy papers with the City Clerk this morning, and soon thereafter he officially announced his candidacy in the April 2012 Culver City Council campaign.

Here's what Malsin had to say:

"Throughout the last several weeks, I have spoken to hundreds of community members about Culver City's future. People are…

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Added by Scupine on January 17, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Jonathan Gold Reviews the Westfield Mall Food Court

In the lastest issue of LA Weekly, food reviewer Jonathan Gold examines the "intersection of cuisine and big business" that is the food court at a mall…

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Added by Scupine on January 16, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 020

Every other friday, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver CIty this smiling face is? If you know, enter your response in the comments! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new game.

Last time, I posted this swirl of color:…

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Added by Scupine on January 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Ed Massey Mural in Culver City Will Be Saved, Moved

The Culver 7 Theater Building is due to be demolished over the weekend, but according to a representative of the artist, Ed Massey's mural will be saved. The mural, entitled "Syncopation," will be taken down as early as Friday morning and will be moved to the Playa Vista campus of the Westside Neighborhood School. Our loss is Playa Vista's gain.

Here's some more views of Ed Massey's incredible mural, and be sure to…

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Added by Scupine on January 12, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

The New York Times Profiles Culver City's Museum of Jurassic Technology

Describing a feeling of "shock, marvel, delight and confusion" that Culver City's Museum of Jurassic Technology  regularly engenders, New York Times reporter Edward Rothstein spends some lines of his January 9 article describing the museum's many marvels (or perhaps "marvels:):

"I had never been in a museum where the persistent question…

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Added by Scupine on January 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Actor Tim Robbins Makes Special Guest Appearance at Culver City Town Hall

One of the strange perks of living in Culver City -- as opposed to, say, Des Moines -- is that celebrities sometimes show up at the city's Cultural Affairs Commission meetings. Last night, for example, actor Tim Robbins appeared at the city's annual Cultural Affairs Town Hall to speak on behalf of the Actors' Gang Theatre, of which he is Artistic Director. 

Robbins…

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Added by Scupine on January 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with a Staged Reading of "The Dreamers"

Culver City's 7th Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 15, will include a staged reading of the award-winning play "The Dreamers," written and directed by Christina Harley (above). The play follows a poor African-American family in the south and begins the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. 

The celebration --…

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Added by Scupine on January 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Japanese restaurant K-Zo Tops Zagat's Top 5 List of Culver City Restaurants

Japanese restaurant K-Zo topped Zagat's Top 5 List of Culver City restaurants, posted December 21, 2011

Number 1: K-Zo

At K-Zo, says the guide, "master chef Keizo orchestrates a divine experience of beautiful sushi and Japanese small plates with impeccable sauces."

Number 2:…

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Added by Scupine on January 10, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City's Improv for the People Offers Free First Class

 

Improv for the People in Culver City is offering a free comedy improv class for first-timers. Classes are every monday night from 7:00 to 9:30, and the cost is normally $100 a month. 

Ray M. at Yelp recommends it:

This is such a great class to take…

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Added by Scupine on January 8, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

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