Scupine's Blog – June 2011 Archive (30)

The BrandedArt Building in Culver City: A Mecca for Muralists and Street Artists

The BrandedArt building in Culver City, a block west of Washington & National, has become quite a magnet for muralists and street artists. There's a new one in the works this very minute. The above shot is from yesterday, and the shot below is from this morning.

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Added by Scupine on June 30, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Slideshow of Giggle and Pop Performing at the Culver City Artwalk





Gary Baseman's "Giggle and Pop!" performed at ARTWALK Culver City. I'm so sorry I missed them. They look like they were having fun!


According to creator Gary Baseman, the ChouChous (those figures in pink) take away negative energy and hate (and, incidently, excretes it as creamy, gooey love...uh...yuk?). The ChouChous were performed by the…
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Added by Scupine on June 30, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Stride Gum Commercial Makes Good Use of Westfield Culver City Mall

The commercial, entitled "Chase" was created by The Mill advertising agency. The Chief Creative Officer was Peter Nicholson, and the directors were the Hoffman Brothers.

Added by Scupine on June 29, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Marina del Rey's Classical Thursday Summer Concerts Start July 7

Each year, Los Angeles County Supervisor and the Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors, hosts free Summer concerts in Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey) on Thursday "Classical" and Saturday "Pops" at 7:00 pm. Audiences are invited to picnic in the park in advance of each concert, and enjoy the sunset over the water. Parking is available in near by…

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Added by Scupine on June 28, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Update to Sepulveda Widening Project in Culver City

Construction continues on schedule on the project to widen southbound Sepulveda Boulevard to three continuous lanes between Sawtelle Boulevard and Green Valley Circle in Culver City. The contractor recently demolished the roadway north of Jefferson.…

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Added by Scupine on June 27, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Announces Line-up for 2011 Music Festival

 

The Culver City Redevelopment Agency will offer free concerts every Thursday evenings from July 7 through August 25 at 7 p.m. in the courtyard of Culver City…

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Added by Scupine on June 27, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Am I? Game 006



Each friday at 6:00 pm, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, it's this art deco design. It's up high, so you can easily see it if you're looking. Do you know where it is?

If you recognize it, enter your response in the comments!

I'll reveal the answer next Friday.

 

Last…

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Added by Scupine on June 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Tonight: Culver City Food Truck Fest

Culver City High School will play host to some of the best food trucks in the city between 5 pm and 9 pm on June 24th.

 

Food trucks have been a somewhat controversial topic in Culver City. As councilman Scott…

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Added by Scupine on June 24, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

June 25: Ballona Creek Bikeway & Landscaping Project Grand Opening Ceremony

If you have driven down Overland Ave. as it crosses over La Ballona Creek, you have probably noticed the new decorative entry gate, fencing and meandering walkway adjacent to the library building, leading down to the La Ballona bikepath. What you may not know is that this was part of a larger project of improvements to the stretch of bike path from Overland Ave. to the…

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Added by Scupine on June 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Marina del Rey's Summer WaterBus Service Re-launches June 24









Riders can access the WaterBus at any of the seven boarding locations throughout the Marina where a dock attendant will radio the next available WaterBus. The boarding locations are:

  • Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji…
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Added by Scupine on June 23, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

June 25: Watch 'Grease' Outdoors at Venice High School









Come to Venice High School's Watson Field this Friday at 8:00 pm to sing along to “Summer Nights,” "Hopelessly…
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Added by Scupine on June 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

First Look: Space Invaders are Coming (Temporarily) to Downtown Culver City

Culver City is about to be invaded by giant, pixelated space-creatures. On Tuesday the 14th, the Culver City Cultural Arts commission unanimously selected the proposal of local artist Jason Torchinsky to temporarily install 4 to 6 large three-dimensional renditions of the iconic Space Invaders from 80s video games. The Culver City Council will likely accept the commission's…

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Added by Scupine on June 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

June 24: Mary Stallings Sings at the Culver Club at the DoubleTree

You can see Mary Stallings -- called by the New York Times "the best jazz singer alive today" -- right here in Culver City.

Each Friday night, the "Culver Club at the DoubleTree by Hilton" offers live jazz. Despite the unwieldy name, it has become known as the best jazz room on the West Side since the Jazz Bakery closed. It's located at 6161…

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Added by Scupine on June 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New Yorker magazine Lauds CC Architect Eric Owen Moss

In the December 20, 2010, issue of the New Yorker, Paul Goldberger profiled Eric Owen Moss, the 76-year-old UCLA alum who has made Culver City's Hayden Tract his architectural playground since he started building there in the early 1990s. The above photo was taken by Richard Barnes for the article.

 

Observed Goldberger,

There…

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Added by Scupine on June 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Sepulveda Widening Project Update

Since the start of the Sepulveda widening project on May 9, the contractor has demolished the medians and installed temporary paving and striping.  From May 23 until late June, the contractor will be working on curb, gutter and sidewalk replacement and pavement re-construction of the outside lanes. 

 

Since only…

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Added by Scupine on June 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I? Game 005

Each friday at 6:00 pm, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, it's a cool wooden sign: do you know where it is?

If you recognize it, enter your response in the comments!

I'll reveal the answer next Friday.

 

Last week, we asked you to try to identify something you can see all over…

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Added by Scupine on June 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

"Market Hall" Project Coming to Centinela and Washington

During their meeting of June 27, 2011, the city's Agency Board will consider releasing a Request for Qualifications to secure a developer to construct a proposed "market hall" project at the corner of Washington Blvd. and Centinela Ave.  Additionally, the Agency Board will consider releasing a Request for Proposals to build a 245-space public parking structure on the northwest corner (site B below) to serve the market hall project and to also provide approximately 75 extra…

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Added by Scupine on June 16, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

June 18 & 19: Culver City Scavenger Hunt

Out of the Box Events has designed a Culver City-based scavenger hunt called Culver City Exposed! The hunt lasts 2 1/2 hours, between 2 and 4:30 p.m. on both June 18th and June 19th.

Here's how the scavenger hunt's official site describes it:

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Added by Scupine on June 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Mayor O'Leary Speaks Out About Habitat For Humanity Project in Culver City

“I’m going to buy a hammer!” That’s how Culver City Mayor Micheal O’Leary expressed his excitement during last Monday’s City Council meeting – at the prospect of working with Habitat For Humanity to develop affordable housing on Globe Ave. in Culver City.

The during Monday’s session, the City Council approved the Culver City Redevelopment Agency’s recommendation…

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Added by Scupine on June 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Downtown Culver City THIRD WEDNESDAYS Summer Series Kicks Off

This Wednesday, June 15th (and every third Wednesday of the month), downtown Culver City will attract people from all over the city to enjoy live musical performances under the stars, drink and dine specials, and more. Join the fun!

 

Folk/jazz trio Smithfield Bargain will be playing live. They're actually pretty great:…

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Added by Scupine on June 14, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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