The Online Community for Culver City – The New Scene
The Los Angeles Times blog called "This," the new play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, "marvelous." In a review published on August 8, Charles McNulty said the play about an "interracial couple going through a rough patch…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 30, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I ate out on the terrace on a Thursday night, and it was perfectly pleasant. Here's a look at the Yelp reviews. Not too bad!
Stephanie Z. kind of sums it up: "Finally Culver City has a fun but not pretentious sports bar! 2 for 1 Happy Hour everyday is fantastic and the bartenders…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 29, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Added by Scupine on August 29, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
As I reported on Monday, I'll be working at the Exchange Club's Tri-Tip booth at the Fiesta La Ballona this Sunday from noon to 2:00 (alongside Vice Mayor Scott Malsin). Please come by and say…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 27, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The Culver City City Council recently approved labor contracts for many city employees that radically alter their retiree medical benefits. Culver City Vice Mayor Scott Malsin argues that the adopted policy will cause many valuable and experienced employees to retire prematurely and that the policy should be changed immediately. This piece is the first of a three-part series by Malsin examining the issue in depth.
Added by Scupine on August 26, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Tonight's the final night of the Culver City Music Festival, so if you haven't yet had a chance to go this summer, make tonight the night. Tonight, Jazz Bakery Movable Feast presents living Conguero legend Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band. They'll be performing at 7 pm in the courtyard of Culver City Hall at 9770 Culver Blvd.…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 25, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
As I previously reported, a new restaurant, Ramen Yamada-ya, is coming to West Washington in Culver City. Driving past the location on Sunday, I noticed this sign: "We will open in 5 days." While this doesn't exactly…Continue
Famed Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold reviewed downtown Culver City's new Korean restaurant, Moko, last week. Read the whole review in the LA Weekly here.
Gold gives this brief summary of what makes Moko's chef, Gary Robins, so worthy of…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 23, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments
I had often wondered about the stacked rocks along the Ballona Creek bike path in Marina del Rey, so I was understandably excited to come across an article in the April 2011 issue of the Ballona Creek Renaissance newsletter that addressed…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
This time, it's this image of the "Christ the Redeemer" statue at the top of Corcovado mountain. This is actually a clue. Do you know where it is?
If you know, enter your response in the comments!
I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 19, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
According to this L.A. Weekly article, legendary visual artist, national treasure, and personal hero Ed Ruscha has moved his studio to Culver City.
The article points out that Ruscha's long-time studio in Venice -- on Palms and Electric Ave., behind the Brig…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 18, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Every Saturday, you're invited to "get your sleuth on" at the Culver Jazz Club inside the DoubleTree by Hilton. "The Dinner Detectives" presents an interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show set in present day. This means NO cheesy costumes, recited dialogue or hokey song/dance. The performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
This Friday, the Culver City Historical Society On-line introduced a new feature: Flashback Friday. The site will regularly post iconic, and in many cases long-unseen, images from their archive. This Friday, they kick the series off logically -- with City Hall, the structure designated…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 16, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Who makes the best bread in Culver City? I'm going to make it my business to find out. But I have a working assumption as a starting point: Lonzo's Bakery at 10804 Washington Boulevard, across the street from Best Buy.
You don't have to take my word for it. They seem to agree on…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The Actor's Gang are performing a fun family-friendly version of Romeo & Juliet in Media Park every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11:00 am.
They call it Romeo and Juliet, Monsters in Love, so naturally Romeo is a vampire and Juliet is a sort of Bride of Frankenstein. It's 45 minutes long, and, as promised, "much less…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 12, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The other day, this crazy and completely fantastic bus was parked on Washington Boulevard near the DMV. The vehicle had Texas plates, and I haven't seen it since, so it must have been just passing through. Fare thee well, Oh Cosmic Bus.Continue
Helms Design District Vintage Boutique will hold a Vintage Summer Bargain Boutique this Saturday, August 13, from 10 am to 4 pm -- at the LightSpace Studio at 8755 Washington Boulevard in Culver City.
The Helms Design District Vintage Boutique is described as being part pop-up shop, part clothing expo -- a 5,000-square-foot studio with displays of classic,…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
In honor of Lucile Ball's 100 birthday, here's a video of what is reportedly the longest laugh in television history -- shot right in Culver City's Desilu Studio, of course.
Added by Scupine on August 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Johnson Favaro seems to be the go-to architectural firm for libraries in Los Angeles. Having also built libraries in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, now they've been tapped design the new $17-million City of Manhattan Beach Branch of the Los Angeles County Library. The two-story, 20,000-square-foot…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
According to LA Observed, "key people" from NPR's Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and the weekend version of All Things Considered are temporarily using the NPR West studios in Culver City. Therefore, we advise you to keep your eyes peeled for the following celebrities-you-wouldn't-normally-recognize.
Added by Scupine on August 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments