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Culver City Ice Skating Rink to be Replaced by Harbor Freight Tools?

There is a potential new tenant for the property that today houses the decommissioned Culver City Ice Skating Rink: Harbor Freight Tools. According to correspondence sent by Permit Advisors, a "permit and entitlement consulting and expediting firm" [and forwarded to me by Walter Lamb of the…

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Added by Scupine on March 20, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Culver City will Close Ballona Creek Bike Path for Repairs Next Week

The Culver CIty Public Works Department has scheduled the closure of the Ballona Creek Bike Path between Overland Avenue and National Boulevard from Monday, March 23, to Friday, March 27, between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm for maintenance. Maintenance, in this case, means: 

  • Removal of…
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Added by Scupine on March 20, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Culver City's Annual Spring Egg Hunt is This Saturday

Bring your kiddies down to Veterans Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, March 21, for Culver CIty's Annual Spring Egg Hunt. This free event (designed for children up to 10 years old), will offer arts and crafts, games, two bunny photo booths -- and of course the great egg hunt! Please…

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Added by Scupine on March 18, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Los Angeles Magazine Spotlights Culver City's Bar & Garden

"The folks who live in Culver City off Washington Boulevard are really fortunate to be able to count two-year-old wine/liquor/plant store Bar & Garden as their neighborhood liquor locker. Imagine walking down to your corner liquor store and being able to pick up a bottle of pechuga…

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Added by Scupine on March 13, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Become One of Culver City's "100 Healthy Homes"

Culver City is partnering with The Energy Network to launch the Culver City 100 Healthy Homes Project, which will provide rebates to assist property owners in making energy efficient home upgrades. Learn more about the program by attending a free informational workshop next Wednesday,…

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Added by Scupine on March 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

LA Times Calls New Works at Western Project Gallery in Culver City “Eye-Popping Extravaganzas”

The Los Angeles Times’ David Pagel wrote a full review of the new Thomas Burke’s show at Western Project Gallery, saying “Thomas Burke's new paintings are eye-grabbing extravaganzas that pack more visual wallop into their brightly colored surfaces than has been seen since artists like Richard…

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Added by Scupine on March 6, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City Helps Keep Ballona Creek Clean and Healthy

When I rode my bike down Ballona Creek this weekend, I noticed some nice new signs in the uplands section of the Ballona Wetlands (known as Area C.) Very nice, since the signs brings attention to the fact that this area is already a thing to be valued, not just an empty lot to be filled. In the picture below, you…

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Added by Scupine on March 5, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City's A-Frame Returns to Los Angeles Magazine's "Where to Eat Now" List

Los Angeles Magazine's "Power-Ranking" of new L.A. restaurants serves as a guide to the hottest eateries in the city -- and its rare when a 5-year-old (!!) restaurant makes the last. But thanks to chef Roy Choi's decision to rethink the menu to emphasize the Hawaiian-ness that Choi says was…

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Added by Scupine on February 27, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Culver City Symphony Presents Works by Stravinsky, Schumann, Mozart This Saturday

This Saturday, February 28, at 8:00 pm, the Culver City Symphony will perform works by Mozart, Wieniawski, Stravinsky and Schumann at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. 

The program will include: 

Mozart: Overture, "The Magic Flute"…

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Added by Scupine on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Multiple Gallery Openings in the Culver City Art District This Saturday

If you've been waiting for the right time to spend a Saturday evening in the Culver City Art District, this weekend (February 21) is it. George Billis Gallery, Western Project, and Luis De Jesus Gallery are all having openings. And in my experience, that means there'll be a lot of activity at all…

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Added by Scupine on February 19, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Architect Steve Ehrlich to Speak This Monday

Architectural writer Thomas Aujero Small will moderate a lively discussion with renowned architect and founding partner of Ehrlich Architects, Steven Ehrlich -- with an emphasis on how firm renovated Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre. The talk will take place at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on…

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Added by Scupine on February 18, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

"Love" Mural in Culver City Gets Overhaul Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Artist Curtis Kulig has given his iconic "Love Wall" on Hayden Ave. in the Culver City a well-deserved make-over.

The above phone shows it's new look, and here's the "before" pic.…

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Added by Scupine on February 13, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Four Culver City Establishments Make Thrillist's List of the 24 Best Dive Bars in Los Angeles

Just go ahead and dub Culver City the Dive Bar Capital of the City. Evidence? When Thrillist assembled its look at the finest dive bars in Los Angeles, a full 16 percent of the bars were located in our…

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Added by Scupine on February 12, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Free CPR Training for Culver City Residents

"Ready Culver City," a Disaster Resilience Coalition participating in the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Pilot Project, is offering free CPR Training to Culver City residents. The classes are being offered at the Culver City Teen Center, 4153 Overland Ave.

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Added by Scupine on February 5, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Score Free Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in Culver City This Friday

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt is celebrating National Frozen Yogurt Day -- Friday, February 6 -- with FREE frozen yogurt.

From 4 to 8 pm, frozen yogurt fans can visit ANY Culver City or Los Angeles Menchie's location to claim their free 6 oz. cup of…

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Added by Scupine on February 4, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City Plunge Gets Plastered -- Will Reopen this Friday

The Culver City Municipal Pool -- known as The Plunge -- has been closed to the public since December 22 for annual maintenance. Two failing filter tanks were replaced, and the pool's old plaster was chipped away and re-plastered on January 14. (The photo above is the "after" shot. The one below…

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Added by Scupine on February 3, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 084 Solution

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Last week I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this sign is?…

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Added by Scupine on January 30, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Ziggy's Barber Salon Coming to Culver Crossroads in Culver City

To judge by the banners now on display at Culver Crossroads at the corner of Sepulveda Blvd. and Washington Blvd in Culver City, there's going to be a new barber in town. Great news for those who are currently waiting in line for upwards of an hour to get a cut at Floyd's on Venice (in Mar Vista). 

Not much…

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Added by Scupine on January 29, 2015 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Culver City Symphony Offers Sibelius, Grieg, Britten This Saturday

This Saturday, January 31, at 8:00 pm, the Culver City Symphony will perform works by Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Glazunov, Grieg and Britten at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. The Glazunov concerto will be particularly unique -- a rare classical pairing of the saxophone with a string orchestra. The…

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Added by Scupine on January 29, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Hear Superstar Culver City Architect Zoltan Pali Speak This Sunday

Over the course of the next couple of months, The Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation will present a series of three 'architectureTALKS' -- a that will shine the spotlight on some of the internationally renowned architects based in Culver City. 

The first event is scheduled for this…

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Added by Scupine on January 21, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

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