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New Development Proposed for Culver City Expo Station Parking Lot

Currently, there is a nice big parking lot next to the Culver City Expo Station -- a parking lot that by 8:30 am every weekday is full of the cars of happy commuters. And it remains full each day as people use it park-and-ride to the Staples Center, the Galen Center and other hot downtown…

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

Actors' Gang Performs "Harry Potter Hamlet" in Media Park in Culver City All August

It has become a very welcome tradition: each Saturday and Sunday in August, the Actors' Gang theater troupe performs a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare play in Media Park in Culver City. Last year, it was My Little Pony version of A Midsummer…

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

Cerveteca in Culver City Makes LA Eater's List of LA's 10 Hottest Cheap Eats Restaurants

According to LA Eater, Culver City's Cerveteca is one of the 10 best place in the whole city to get inexpensive food. Here's what LA Eater had to say about the restaurant:

This low-key tortas and taco spot is open late every night, which is a relief for Culver City…

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Added by Scupine on July 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Rock Musical Based on Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" Opens at the Kirk Douglas in Culver City

Ok, this one is kind of crazy in a great way. If you're of a certain age (mine), you may well have fallen in love with a largely unheralded 1991 album by Matthew Sweet. The album is full of classic pop melodies (AllMusic cites "the Beatles, Big Star, Byrds, R.E.M., and Neil Young," and, uh,…

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Added by Scupine on July 14, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Culver City Athlete Will Compete in the Special Olympics World Games this July

Caelyn Griffith, 20, from Culver City, will compete at the Special Olympics World Games on July 25 to August 2 in Los Angeles as the sole Westside representative in the Artistic Gymnastics category.

This event draws 7,000 athletes from more than 177 countries, and Griffith is one of 37 California…

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

Hatchet Hall Restaurant in West Culver City Now Open

According to both Eater LA and Los Angeles magazine, Hatchet Hall -- in the former Waterloo & City location in West Culver City -- is now open. 

There is no menu on-line yet, but according to Eater LA, patrons can expect, "[Chef Brian] Dunsmoor’s personal brand of cooking, which…

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Added by Scupine on July 9, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Westfield Culver City Offers Free Outdoor Movies Every Friday Through August 7th

Westfield Culver City's Summertime Cinema series begins this Friday, July 10th, with a screening of The Lego Movie. The movie screenings continues every Friday until August 7th. The movies are free to the public and viewers will enjoy various special goodies at the event. Seating opens at 6 p.m.,…

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Added by Scupine on July 8, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City Fireworks 2015: At West Los Angeles College This July 4

The Culver City Exchange Club’s 2015 fireworks show is being held at West Los Angeles College (at 9000 Overland Avenue) this July 4. 

According to the website: "This year's show will be even longer, with fireworks firing from multiple locations." And great news: "The Firefall is back!" Personally I'm not sure what the Firefall is, but I do…

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Added by Scupine on July 3, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Expo Line Extension from Culver City to Santa Monica On Target for Spring 2016 Opening

The 6.6-mile, $1.5 billion extension of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica reached another milestone on Monday, when for the first time a train ran to the Palms station under its own power.

Said to the Santa Monica Lookout, "This month, the authority began some preliminary…

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

Expo Line Extension from Culver City to Santa Monica on Target for Spring 2016 Opening

The 6.6-mile, $1.5 billion extension of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica reached another milestone on Monday, when for the first time a train ran to the Palms station under its own power.

Said to the Santa Monica Lookout, "This month, the authority began some preliminary…

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Added by Scupine on June 29, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Bigfoot West in Culver City Gets Some Love from Westside Today

WestsideToday.com recently profiled Bigfoot West in Culver City, calling out the bar's "fresh squeezed juices, in-house infusions, homemade shrubs, sherbets, jams, purees and seasonal…

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Added by Scupine on June 24, 2015 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Marina Del Rey Fisherman's Village to Headed Toward a Makeover

As someone who remembers what Fisherman's Village in Marina Del Rey looked like 40 years ago (pretty much exactly the way it does now, folks), I think its redevelopment is a mixed blessing. I can't really tell whether its current shabbiness is charming or depressing -- do I have to…

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Added by Scupine on June 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Save the Date: Culver City CicLAvia is August 9

It's official: on Sunday, August 9, you'll be able to ride your bike from downtown Culver City to the ocean with only 9 stops. CicLAvia is coming to Culver City. 

During these free CicLAvia events, whole streets are shut down to car traffic, encouraging bicyclists and pedestrians to…

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Added by Scupine on June 11, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: The Spooky Photos of Cig Harvey & Paula McCartney at Kopeikin Gallery

“It is not the moon, I tell you.

It is these flowers

lighting the yard.”

In an essay accompanying Cig Harvey's latest show/book of photography, Vicki Goldberg quotes the above poem by Louise Gluck, as a way of describing the feeling of…

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Added by Scupine on June 10, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Sound Off About Mansionization and Fiber Optic Internet Service at Tonight's Culver City Council Meeting

The Culver City Council invites your input on two issues at tonight’s council meeting: the increasing development of large single-family homes in the city (“mansionization”) and a proposed municipal fiber network project. The meeting is tonight, June 8, at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of…

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Added by Scupine on June 8, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Tangaroa Fish Market Coming To West Culver City

According to LA Eater, this space next to Humble Potato and Sunny Blue, at Washington and Mildred Ave. in West Culver City, will soon be home to Tangaroa Fish Market & Raw Bar. According…

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

Hear Founding Partner of wHY Architect & Design Firm Speak This Sunday

Over the course of the last couple of months, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation has presented a series of 'architectureTALKS' -- that have shined the spotlight on some of the internationally renowned architects based in Culver City. 

Next up is a talk this…

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Added by Scupine on June 2, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: The Faded Beauty of Terry Thompson at George Billis Gallery in Culver City

Terry Thompson's photorealistic oils depicting old signs make a very welcome return to Culver City in a show at George Billis Gallery, opening this Saturday, May 30. The show is called "Dive Motels and Cheap Eats."

Here's what the gallery's website says about the latest show: "Terry…

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Added by Scupine on May 26, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Chef Evan Funke Leaves Bucato Restaurant in Culver City

Evan Funke has left the building. According to the Los Angeles Times, the chef at Culver City's hot Italian restaurant has resigned from his post and is heading to…

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Added by Scupine on May 22, 2015 at 12:25pm — 1 Comment

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