Scupine's Blog – June 2014 Archive (19)

Ford's Filling Station in Downtown Culver City Abruptly Closes

Eater LA is reporting that Ford's Filling Station -- one of the first wave of fine eateries that helped transform downtown Culver City -- has closed its doors. The website goes on to say, "according to staff, a major restaurant group is taking over the…

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

New Shows by Cheryl Pope and Kenichi Yokono Open At Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City This Saturday

A show of new mixed-media sculpture, photography, video, and installation by Chicago-based artist Cheryl Pope opens at Mark Moore Gallery this Saturday, June 28. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is from 6 to 8 pm. 

Says the gallery, Pope's latest work "is a continuation of the research conducted for her Just Yell…

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Added by Scupine on June 27, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Today Culver City's Plastic Bag Ban Extends to Smaller Grocery Stores

The Culver City Reusable Bag Ordinance -- which effected supermarkets starting on December 28, 2013 -- expands today to affect smaller grocery stores today, June 27, 2014.  The ordinance, aimed at reducing the number of single-use plastic bags in the environment, requires a 10¢ charge for each paper carryout bag sold to a customer. 

Any reflections on the first six…

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Added by Scupine on June 27, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 078: A Hint & and Extension!

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. 

Last week the question was: Do you know where in Culver City these "dirty parts" are?…

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Added by Scupine on June 26, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

New Season at Kirk Douglas Theatre Will Include David Mamet's "Race"

The Center Theatre Group (and artistic director Michael Richie) have announced the line-up for the 2014-2015 season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The new season, which begins July 13, 2014, and runs through August 9, 2015, will include:

  • David Mamet’s explosive Race
  • The Goodman Theatre’s world premiere production of Rebecca Gilman’s…
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Added by Scupine on June 25, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Father's Office in Culver City Named One of the 33 Best Beer Bars in America

"These are bars for serious beer people," begins the Thrillist's list of the 33 best beer bars in America -- a list that includes Culver City's own Father's Office.  "Places where home brewers flock for inspiration and where the beer…

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

Wheel House Cheese Shop in Culver City Now Open

Wheel House Cheese Shop -- featuring more than 100 cheeses from around the world -- is now open in West Washington district of Culver City, adjacent to Pitfire Pizza. In addition to cheese, the shop offers cured meats and charcuterie, crackers, jams, olives, pickles, breads, chocolate, and more. Later, they plan to offer a selection of wines and beers from around the world.…

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Added by Scupine on June 23, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Help Clean Up Ballona Creek this Saturday

Join Ballona Creek Renaissance in their regular efforts to keep Ballona Creek clean this Saturday, June 21, from 9 to noon. Meet at the Centinela Avenue entrance to the Ballona Creek Bike Path, at Milton Street. It's a great way to celebrate the start of summer!

Gloves, trash bags, water and some tools will be provided, but sunscreen, close-toed shoes, buckets, and grabbers, if you have them are suggested as…

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

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 078

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 these "dirty parts" are? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.

If your answer fails to appear in the comments section…

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Added by Scupine on June 19, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City's Summer Concert Series Will Run Thursday Evenings from July 10 to August 14

This year, Culver City’s free Summer Concert Series will take place on Thursday nights, from July 10th - August 14th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the City Hall Courtyard. The following artists are scheduled to perform:

July 10th - Andre Thierry: The Grammy nominated artist, with a mix of traditional Creole Music and new sounds.

July 17th -…

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Added by Scupine on June 17, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver CIty's Fiesta La Ballona 2014 Will Be Held August 22 - 24

This year, Culver CIty's Fiesta La Ballona has been scheduled from August 22 - 24. 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 groups have been selected with styles and genres that include swing, mariachi,…

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Added by Scupine on June 16, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City Arts District Summer Solstice Celebration is This Saturday

The Culver City Arts District will present its first annual Summer Solstice event on Saturday, June 21, from 12:00 PM to 7:00 pm. The Summer Solstice event -- to celebrate the longest day of the year -- will be a great time to check out all the galleries throughout the district. There will also be musical performances throughout the day at various venues, children’s arts and crafts, and special discounts at area restaurants and retail. 

Musical…

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

Alec Egan Show Opens at Western Project Gallery in Culver City This Saturday

Los Angeles-based artist Alec Egan's new show, "Luminous Opera," opens at Western Project this Saturday, June 14. The reception, which is fun, free, and open to the public, is on Saturday from 6 to 8 pm.

Here's what the gallery has to say about the artist, who earned an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design:

Egan's…

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Added by Scupine on June 13, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

2nd Annual Culver City 5K/10K Run is This Weekend

The 2nd Annual Culver City 5K/10K Run, will take place on Father's Day Sunday, June 15. The race, starting and ending in downtown Culver City, will benefit both Train 4 Autism and the Culver City Education Foundation to support students with special needs and is a City-sponsored event.

The 5K and 10K runs will be followed by free 1K and 1 mile Kids Runs, which will take…

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Added by Scupine on June 12, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Culver City Art District Summer Solstice Event Will be Held June 21

The Culver City Arts District will hold its first annual Summer Solstice event on Saturday, June 21, from 12 pm to 7 pm. The Summer Solstice event will celebrate the longest day of the year with a free self-guided tour of art galleries, musical performances throughout the day at various venues, children’s arts and crafts and special discounts at several area restaurants and…

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Added by Scupine on June 12, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Update: BevMo! is Coming Soon to Culver City

Last March, I reported that -- according a bi-weekly update that the City Manager gives to the Culver City Council -- plans had been submitted to bring a BevMo! to 5640 Sepulveda Boulevard. That would be in the shopping center that currently holds Office Depot, Seeds Sprouts, and Shakey's. At the time, there was…

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Added by Scupine on June 10, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Second Annual Affair of the Arts Festival in Downtown Culver City This Saturday and Sunday

The Whole 9 Art Gallery and online community presents the 2nd Affair of The Arts” on June 7 and 8 in downtown Culver City at the intersection of Culver Blvd. and Main Street. The free outdoor festival showcases 60 of Southern California's premiere painters, photographers, sculptors, and…

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

Measure CC in Culver City Passes

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Culver City Measure CC has passed, with 75.85 percent of the votes. A total of 4,848 votes were cast on the measure. The bond measure, which will inject $106 million into Culver City schools, required 55 percent of the votes to pass.

Upon passage of Measure CC, work on the second phase of the athletic field improvements…

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

Vote This Tuesday -- And Vote Yes on Measure CC

Be sure to vote in the statewide direct primary election this Tuesday, June 3. You can find or verify the address of your polling place on the back of your sample ballot booklet or HERE.

And let me add my voice to that of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, the Culver City Democratic Club, the Culver City…

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Added by Scupine on June 2, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

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