Scupine's Blog – December 2012 Archive (22)

Top Seven Culver City Stories of 2012

7. The Expo Line Opens

On June 7, the Expo Line connecting Culver City to downtown Los Angeles (and points in between) opened, the first step in a new era of public transportation on the West side. I've been (happily) taking the line to and from…

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Added by Scupine on December 31, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Culver City Springs a Muddy Leek (Restaurant)

Early last week, a new restaurant -- called Muddy Leak -- opened at the former home of Batch restaurant in the Culver CIty Art District. The brain-child of caterer Bon Melange and chef Whitney Flood, the restaurant has been described as "super-seasonal." The inaugural menu offers duck with kumquat relish ($25), juniper-venison with foraged mushrooms (438), and wild-caught alaskan halibut with (aforementioned) melted leeks ($26). Thanks to LA Eater, you can peruse the whole…

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Added by Scupine on December 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Coming This Monday: The Top Culver City Stories of 2012

I've compiled my favorite Culver City stories of the year, but before I post them on Monday, December 31st, tell me yours in comments section of this post!

Added by Scupine on December 27, 2012 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

Catch a Free Screening of "A Night at the Opera" in Culver City This Saturday Afternoon

The Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is sponsoring a special free screening of the Marx Brothers' "A Night at the Opera" at Veterans Auditorium this Saturday afternoon at 3:00. Certainly the best of movie of the Marx Brothers' MGM period, the movie has tons of laughs, including two bits for the ages: Chico and Groucho negotiating a contract, and…

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Added by Scupine on December 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Culver City and Los Angeles Christmas Tree Disposal

Culver City residents with curbside recycling service may place their cut-up tree in their yard waste collection container. Please remove tinsel, ornaments, and stands from the tree.

If you live outside Culver City limits you should call the City of Los Angeles Christmas Tree Recycling Hotline: (800) 5-TREE-56 for information about recycling in your neighborhood. Or try…

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Added by Scupine on December 26, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

My Favorite Albums of 2012

I may not find the opportunity to show it too often on Culver City Times, but music means a great deal to me -- so I thought I'd share some of my favorite albums this year. Click on each title to hear a song from the album on YouTube. Please share what you loved this year -- music. movies, books, tv programs, events, anything!!…

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Added by Scupine on December 26, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 044

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 underwater scene is? 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, I'll post a new game.…

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Added by Scupine on December 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 43 Solution: PInches Tacos

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 taco sign is?

Someone on the Culver CIty Times…

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Added by Scupine on December 20, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Say Goodbye to Those Electronic Bilboards

Last Monday a three-judge panel, convened by California's 2nd District Court of Appeal, ordered the removal of more than 100 digital billboards across Los Angeles. 

In fact, the panel declared that the Los Angeles City Council never should have allowed Clear Channel and CBS Outdoors to erect the signs in the first place, since a 2002 ordinance banned their installation except in certain districts. Yet in 2006 the city council granted the companies exclusive rights to…

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

First Look: Public School 310 in Culver City

Public School 310 in downtown Culver City officially opened last week at the corner of Culver Boulevard and Main Street, the location formerly occupied by Fraiche. When my wife and I checked it out last Thursday, the gastropub -- owned by the same people who brought you The Daily Grill -- was packed with young people checking out the scene.…

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Added by Scupine on December 18, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Los Angeles Times Spotlights Branded Arts Building in Culver City

This Sunday, December 9, the Los Angeles Times finally featured a story on Culver CIty's Branded Arts Building and its curator Warren Brand. The story reviewed many of the details that will be familiar to regular readers of the Culver City…

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Added by Scupine on December 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Sound Off About Fracking in Culver City

The Culver City City Council Oil Drilling Subcommittee -- including Mayor Andrew Weissman and Councilmember Meghan Sahli-Wells -- and California State Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell have organized a public meeting regarding the use of hydraulic fracturing in the oil well drilling process. All members of the public are welcome to attend and voice their opinion and gather information. The event is this friday, December 14, from 9:30 am to noon at the Veterans Memorial…

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Added by Scupine on December 12, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Starbucks at Washington and Sepulveda in Culver City Open Now!

The retail and restaurant space at the Southeast corner of Washington Blvd. and Sepulveda in Culver CIty is going up quickly. In fact, a new banner appear last week counting down the opening date. The sign now reads "Opening Soon in 2 days," -- this Thursday.…

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Added by Scupine on December 11, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 043

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 "Tacos" sign is? 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, I'll post a new game.…

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Added by Scupine on December 7, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Helms Bakery in Culver CIty to Re-Open

Los Angeles Magazine is reporting that Helms Bakery in Culver CIty will re-open in fall of 2013 after a 44-year hiatus. Sherry Yard, the former pastry chef at the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group (who the…

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Added by Scupine on December 7, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Culver City Historical Society to Host Author of Thomas Ince Biography

The Culver City Historical Society invites you to a talk by Brian Taves, author of the book Thomas Ince Hollywood’s Independent Pioneer on Saturday, December 8, at 2 p.m. in the society's Archives and Resource Center in the Veteran's Memorial Building.  Taves’ book, the first ever written about Ince’s life, describes how Ince revolutionized the motion picture industry…

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

Where Am I in Culver City? 42 Solution: The Armory

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 soccer field is?

Culver City Times member…

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

Outdoor Ice Skating in Downtown Culver City

My family and I had a great time ice-skating outdoors in downtown Culver City last Friday evening. We went at about 7:00, and there was hardly anyone on the ice.

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Skate rental is an…

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

Tender Greens in Culver City Closed for Remodeling

According to a notice displayed on its door, Tender Greens in downtown Culver City is closing for the month of December for "a facelift." Here's the note from the Tender Greens team:…

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Added by Scupine on December 5, 2012 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Celebrate the Holidays with Culver City's Annual Tower Lighting

Culver CIty's Annual Tower Lighting Ceremony is coming up on Friday, December 7 at the Veterans Memorial Building.  Every year the community gathers just outside, next to the film strip fountain, to watch as the “tree” surrounding Vets Tower is illuminated. The ceremony begins at 6:30 pm with entertainment by children in the City’s various Pre-K activities,…

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Added by Scupine on December 4, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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