Featured Blog Posts – February 2015 Archive (16)

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 always part of the menu's charm, that's exactly what happened to…


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" (1791)

Wieniawski: Violin Concerto, No. 2 (1870)

Kevin Miura, Violin (Miura…


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

Turning Point Community Leadership Team Selected for International Youth Summit

Turning Point School's Level 8 Community Leadership team, along with advisor Mr. Matt Kline, will be visiting Dana Point’s renowned Ocean Institute on February 27th, for an intensive three-day Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions (POPS) Leadership Summit.

They will join 90 youth leaders from all over the…


Added by Courtney Baker on February 20, 2015 at 11:25am — 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 the galleries on La Cienega and on Washington. Great art is likely and great…


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 Monday, February 23 from 7 to 9 pm.

The discussion is part of Culver City…


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.

The mural is painted on the northwest corner of Smashbox…


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 fair burg. 

Scarlet Lady was called "The best dive for…


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

Cooper Komatsu Heads to Scripps National Spelling Bee After Earning L.A. County Title

Culver City Middle School student Cooper Komatsu, 12, a two-time winner of the Culver City Unified School District Spelling Bee is now taking his talents to the national level.

The road to the Scripps title is different from the CCUSD event, which is for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, while the Scripps National Spelling Bee is open to those 15 and under and in…


Added by Geoff Maleman on February 10, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Culver City High School Cheer Wins Big at National Cheerleading Championships

On February 7 and 8, the Culver City High School Varsity Cheer team competed in the 2015 NHSF UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country and is nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to over…


Added by Geoff Maleman on February 9, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Tub's Fine Chili now OPEN Sundays!

Now you can get yer chili on, seven days a week!

Follow @TubsChili on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for all the happenin's in TubTown…


Added by margie hodges on February 7, 2015 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Swimming Strokes the Strokes Away

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers.  Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in cardiac rehabilitation and recovering from heart failure or artery…


Added by Elizabeth Artley on February 6, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Turning Point School Presents STILL LIFE WITH IRIS

Turning Point School presents a Middle School Theatre Production:


Directed by Jane…


Added by Courtney Baker on February 5, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments


Dear CCUSD Families,

As you may know, Southern California is currently experiencing a measles outbreak. Culver City Unified School District cares about the health and safety of our students, employees, parents and local community. As such, we feel compelled to share important information on the health risks associated with measles, and the measures that can be taken to prevent and treat it.

Though there have been no reported cases of measles among students or…


Added by Geoff Maleman on February 5, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Aspiring Olympian Pushes Adult Swimmers As Coach

Nineteen seconds. For most of us, that’s not a lot of time to accomplish much, maybe fill up a glass of water, walk up the stairs, or get a leash for the dog.


But for aspiring Olympian Derek Toomey, that’s enough time to swim two laps of the pool.


Toomey, who just finished his college swimming career at the University of Minnesota, moved to Los…


Added by Elizabeth Artley on February 4, 2015 at 7:00am — 2 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 frozen yogurt (one per guest) with any flavor and any toppings. In addition, all…


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 is the "before"). Some maintenance was also performed on the offices and locker…


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

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