Scupine's Blog – April 2013 Archive (22)

Culver City Exchange Club Says: No Fireworks This Year

Last week Culver City Exchange Club President Bruce Popkin announced that the club's annual Fourth of July fireworks show on the Culver City High School football field has been canceled -- due to refurbishing of field and stadium.

No other venue in the area is large enough to accomodate the large crowds the event…

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Added by Scupine on April 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 053

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 greenery is? Bonus points for identifying exactly what it's referring to. If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two weeks, on Thursday. Then the next…

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Added by Scupine on April 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 52 Solution: East Washington Street Signs

Every other Friday, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Two weeks ago I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this date is? I also offered bonus points for identifying exactly what it's referring to.…

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Added by Scupine on April 26, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Don't Miss the New Show by Takashi Murakami in Culver City

If ever you were thinking about checking in on the gallery scene in Culver City, now is the time to do it. The new show by Takashi Murakami at Blum & Poe Gallery is a must-see. The Japanese superstar artist's new pieces are massive and psychedelically detailed. As David Pagel recently said in the…

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Added by Scupine on April 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Washington Boulevard/Washington Place Intersection in Culver City to be Reconfigured.

The reconfiguration of the intersection of Washington Boulevard/Washington Place/Tilden Avenue -- as part of the Tilden Terrace project -- began on Monday, April 15, and will continue until early May. There's not much information about what exactly will change at the intersection. From the plans below, to kind of looks like they're going to block prevent drivers who…

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Added by Scupine on April 24, 2013 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Boulevard Music to Again Produce Culver City Music Festival This Summer

This summer, Culver City will once again present a series of free concerts in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall. On April 8, the Culver City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Boulevard Music to produce six Culver City Boulevard Music Festival Concerts at a cost of $17,143.

Last year's festival was also produced by Gary Mandell of Culver City’s…

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Added by Scupine on April 24, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Culver City-based Fullscreen YouTube Network Raises $30M in New Funding

Fullscreen, the multi-channel YouTube network has raised $30 million in a new found of funding from The Chernin Group and Comcast. Fullscreen is located within Culver Studios (Building K). With Fullscreen and …

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Added by Scupine on April 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Jeff Cooper Elected Culver City Mayor

At this Monday's Culver City Council meeting, Councilman Jeff Cooper was elected Mayor of Culver City. Congratulations, Jeff. And thanks for all you do for the city!

I can say from personal observation that Jeff earned this position through hard work and tireless service to Culver City. As a seasoned member of the Culver CIty Council and dedicated member of the Culver…

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Added by Scupine on April 23, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

My CicLAvia was Amazing, How Was Yours?

Yesterday, my wife and I took the Expo Line to 7th and Metro in downtown, and then joined the estimated 100,000 people who participated in CicLAvia 2013 -- riding our bikes from downtown to Venice.

Yes, the backup at the largest intersections were frustrating (the event is, perhaps, a victim of its own success), but overall my wife and I were euphoric to be part of the…

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Added by Scupine on April 22, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

CicLAvia is Coming Through Culver City This Sunday, April 21

This Sunday, April 21, Culver City will serve as a hub and co-sponsor of the of the CicLAvia event, To the Sea. For the event, 15 miles of Venice Boulevard between Los Angeles’ historic center at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Beach will be transformed into a linear park, of sorts. The event will take place between 10 am and 3 pm.

During these CicLAvia…

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Added by Scupine on April 19, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Orignal Helms Bakery Truck For Sale

A classic car enthusiast at Hemmings.com is offering one of the 140 trucks built for Helms Bakery in Culver City for sale for $22,500. These trucks are called Divcos, and this one, located in Merced, California, is from 1939.

Here's the seller's description…

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Added by Scupine on April 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

A Sneak Peak at the New Public Artwork Coming To West Culver City



Last week, the Culver CIty Cultural Arts Commission approved a new piece of public art to be located on the exterior of the Help Group's building at xxx Washington Blvd. in West Culver City. THe sculpture, by Robert S. Toll, is entitled, "The Doors"

The piece…

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Added by Scupine on April 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver CIty Council Requests Your Comment on Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

The Culver City Council has drafted a Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance that will ban single-use plastic carryout bags and require a minimum $0.10 per bag charge for single-use carryout paper bags. 

They have organized two meetings this week to gather public input on this ordinance, including:

  • Tuesday, April 16 from 10:45 am to 11:15 am at the Senior…
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Added by Scupine on April 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 052

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 date is? Bonus points for identifying exactly what it's referring to. If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two weeks, on Thursday. Then the next day,…

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Added by Scupine on April 12, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 51 Solution: Fosters Freeze

Every other Friday, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Two weeks ago I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this delicious-looking sundae is?

Culver CIty…

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Added by Scupine on April 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Symphony To Perform Saint-Saëns, Sibelius, Brahms This Saturday

The Culver City Symphony Orchestra is presenting a concert this Saturday, April 6, at 8:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Admission is $10, and $5 for kids 17 years of age and under. The concert is free for Westchester Symphony Society members. 

For this special concert featuring winners from the orchestra-sponsored Parness Concerto Competition, the orchestra will present:

Camille…

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Added by Scupine on April 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Read Culver City's Infrastructure Report Card

A couple of weeks ago, the American Society for Civil Engineers released its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.  The Report Card, which is updated every four years, grades the nation’s infrastructure in 16 categories, including roads, transit, solid waste, bridges, drinking water, energy, parks, and schools.  This year’s report card awarded the United States’…

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Added by Scupine on April 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Construction is Underway on New Expo Line Bridge Over Venice Boulevard

There's ample evidence now that the Expo Construction Authority’s contractor Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. have begun the next stage of construction of the Expo Line -- a bridge over Venice Boulevard Bridge.

The Venice Boulevard Bridge construction is anticipated to take approximately nine months.…

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Added by Scupine on April 9, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Takashi Murakami Exhibition Opens at Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City This Saturday

Arhat, an exhibition of new painting and sculpture by Takashi Murakami, will open at Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, April 13. The opening reception -- free and open to the public, as always -- will run from 6 to 8 pm. The show runs until May 25.

This occasion will mark the artist's sixth solo exhibition with the gallery…

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Added by Scupine on April 8, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Set Up Your Own Smart911 Profile -- Provide Culver City Emergency Teams With Info That Could Save Your Life

Culver City has become the first California city to implement Smart911 safety technology. At a recent press conference at the Culver City Police Station, Culver City Mayor Andy Weissman, Culver CIty Police Chief Don Pedereson and Culver CIty Fire Chief Chris Sellers unveiled Smart 911 -- a technology that allows residents and businesses in Culver City to provide…

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Added by Scupine on April 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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