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30-Story Tower Planned for Corner of La Cienega and Jefferson

Can you imagine a 30-story high-rise residential tower sticking up out of the low-lying landscape of La Cienega Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard (in the former KABC/KLOS radio site)? Well, that's what we're in for. 

According to a recent LA Observed article, the…

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Added by Scupine on July 11, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

2016 Boulevard Music Summer Festival in Culver City Begins this Thursday, July 7

This summer, as always, Culver City will present a series of free concerts — on Thursday evenings at 7 pm from July 7 through August 11 — in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall, at 9770 Culver Blvd.

This year's lineup includes:

  • Country/Bluegrass music from 2015's Grammy-nominated Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley (July 7);
  • The sounds of World Music…
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Added by Scupine on July 6, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

This summer, as always, Culver City will present a series of free concerts — on Thursday evenings at 7 pm from July 7 through August 11 — in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall, at 9770 Culver Blv…

This summer, as always, Culver City will present a series of free concerts — on Thursday evenings at 7 pm from July 7 through August 11 — in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall, at 9770 Culver Blvd.

This year's lineup includes:

  • Country/Bluegrass music from 2015's Grammy-nominated Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley (July 7);
  • The sounds of World Music…
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Added by Scupine on July 6, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Culver CIty's 2016 Boulevard Music Summer Festival Begins this Thursday, July 7

This summer, as always, Culver City will present a series of free concerts — on Thursday evenings at 7 pm from July 7 through August 11 — in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall, at 9770 Culver Blvd.

This year's lineup includes:

  • Country/Bluegrass from 2015's Grammy-nominated Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley (July 7);
  • World Music from Africa by Peter…
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Added by Scupine on July 6, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Go See a Hip Hop Dance Performance in Culver City July 8 & 9

Los Angeles hip hop dance company, Antics, is performing an new full length hip-hop dance performance on July 8 and 9 at the Ivy Substation in Media Park in downtown Culver City. A collaboration with spoken word artist, Mark Gonzales, Sneaker Suites delves into the diverse and personal…

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Added by Scupine on June 28, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Fireworks 2016: At West Los Angeles College This July 4

The Culver City Exchange Club’s 2016 fireworks show is being held at West Los Angeles College (at 9000 Overland Avenue) this July 4. Gates open at 4:00 pm and fireworks begin at dusk.

Suggested donation: Walk-ins - $5 per person over the age of 6. Parking is $10. The suggested donation for a carload of 4 or more guests is $30.00. That covers…

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Added by Scupine on June 28, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Go See a Hip Hop Dance Performance in Culver City July 8 & 9

Los Angeles hip hop dance company, Antics, is performing an new full length hip-hop dance performance on July 8 and 9 at the Ivy Substation in Media Park in downtown Culver City. A collaboration with spoken word artist, Mark Gonzales, Sneaker Suites delves into the diverse and personal relationships that street dancers have with one of the most highly-purchase fashion items in…

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Added by Scupine on June 28, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Check Out a Blacklight Dance Theatre Performance this Saturday at the Ivy Substation in Culver City

Critical Mass Dance Company presents AmaTerra: A Work of Blacklight Dance Theatre at the Ivy Substation in Culver City this Saturday, June 25 at 6 pm. 

Using CMDC's unique fusion of dance, circus arts and aerial arts performed under a blacklight, AmaTerra is a story of personal transformation and environmental stewardship using illuminated wings, hoops…

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Added by Scupine on June 23, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Meet with Culver City Councilman Small about the Plan for 11281 Washington Pl. on the Site, TOMORROW

Tomorrow, June 17, at 5:30 p.m., the recently elected Culver City Councilmember Thomas Aujero Small will be on the southwest corner of Washington Place and Sawtelle Blvd. to discuss the proposal to erect a five-story building at 11281 Washington Place, on the northeast corner of this intersection (see full story below).

If you have an opinion about the plan, come on…

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Added by Scupine on June 16, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Should a FIve-Story Building Be Built at the Corner of Washington Place and Sawtelle Blvd in Culver City?

Friend of CCT Jay Garacochea brings us this chilling news:

"I would like to invite you all to a developer's community meeting at Vet's Auditorium on June 21st at 7pm regarding a new project being proposed at 11281 Washington Place, at the intersection of Washington Place and Sawtelle Blvd. 

"I have been working with a number of local residents…

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Added by Scupine on June 15, 2016 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Gallery Pick of the Week: The Simple Psychedelia of Reine Paradis at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City

"After leaving Paris in 2012, Reine Paradis moved to Los Angeles and began visualizing her series JUNGLE. Shot on location, the surreal photographs utilize different techniques to achieve the vibrant colors and situations. Each object is meticulously designed and placed within the scene, along with Paradis herself as the central figure."

So says Kopeikin Gallery…

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Added by Scupine on June 14, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

LA Weekly Says Culver City's Coolhaus is one of the Best Ice Cream Shops in LA

The LA Weekly recently ran down the Top Ten ice cream and gelato shops in Los Angeles, and Culver City's Coolhaus made the list.

Here's what the article has to say about Coolhaus:

True to its name, everything is cool about…

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Added by Scupine on June 7, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Do You Know Someone in Culver City Who Deserves Recognition for their Work with People with Disabilities?

Do you know an individual, business, or organization in Culver City that deserves recognition for their services to people with disabilities?

Culver City Council and the Culver City Disability Advisory Committee, through the Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, would like to honor one individual and one business during activities planned for…

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Added by Scupine on June 1, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Fire Department Offers Free CPR Training Thursday, June 2

Join the Culver City Fire Department for free sidewalk CPR event on Thursday, June 2, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Starbucks Coffee Courtyard at 9718 Washington Blvd. in downtown Culver City.

Can you spare 5 minutes to learn how to save someone’s life? Since 88% of cardiac arrests occur at home, the life you save with CPR is likely to be someone you know and love.…

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Added by Scupine on May 25, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica Now Open

It's finally happening. Starting today, May 20, you can ride from Culver City (or from downtown LA if you want to look at it that way) to Santa Monica. 

Go ride it now! Or if you want to get a sneak peek at how it feels to take the train to Santa Monica, click on the video above. Whee!

Tomorrow, Saturday,…

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Added by Scupine on May 20, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities in the Culver City community, including: the L.A. Film Festival; Culver City Rain Garden restoration; L.A. Goal and the Teens & Adults with Disabilities Advancing Autonomy, Advocacy and Awareness (TADAA Program); and Food Forward gleanings at the Culver City’s Farmers Market. For information on volunteering, contact Jill Thomsen in…

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Added by Scupine on May 9, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

This Saturday is a Big Night for Gallery Openings in Culver City

The Los Angeles Times recently highlighted two Culver City galleries openings this Saturday, April 23: those at Kapeikin Gallery & Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.

Here's what Times writer Carolina A. Miranda said about…

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Added by Scupine on April 22, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

WestsideToday Shines Light on Culver City's Corner Door

In a recent profile in Westside Today, writer Mariella Rudi makes an argument for the Culver City's Corner Door as the "go-to neighborhood bar and restaurant" in the area.

According to the article, last year the Corner Door "got a major boost in…

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Added by Scupine on March 23, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Savage Satire of "Women Laughing Alone With Salad" at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City

If you Google "Women Laughing Alone With Salad" you'll see that as far back as 2011, careful observers of commercial advertising have noted the prevalence of photographs of pretty young women, holding salad and smiling as if they had never had so much fun—an image that conflates salad with a near-hysterical level of self-realization and self-control.

Or as one commenter…

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Added by Scupine on March 17, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

UPDATE: New Herakut Mural on Culver City High School Campus Promotes Gallery Show in Downtown LA

The internationally renowned German muralists and street artists known as Herakut are currently working on a (pretty magnificent) new mural on the grounds of Culver City High School.

UPDATE: An associate of Herakut contacted me to let me know, "The German graffiti artist duo is in town to not only promote the high school’s…

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Added by Scupine on March 16, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

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