Featured Blog Posts – May 2012 Archive (18)

Portion of Ballona Creek Bike Path in Culver City Closed Through the End of July

The Ballona Creek Bike Path in Culver City will be closed between Overland Avenue and the pedestrian bridge through the end of July to accomodate the second phase of the Ballona Creek Rain Garden Project. This phase will include the installation of two new rain gardens that will use the rain water run-off from the adjacent Culver City Unified School District parking…

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Added by Scupine on May 31, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Fraiche Restaurant in Culver City Will Close in June, Offers Discounted Menu

The owners of Fraiche restaurant in Culver City have confirmed that the eatery will close its doors "some time in late June." Until then both the Culver City and Santa Monica locations are offering a discounted food menu. All you have to do to take advantage of the lower prices -- 30 percent off some dishes and specialty cocktails -- is to print on…

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Added by Scupine on May 30, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Rubber Stamp::: without properly studying the data, Culver City Planning Commission approves the 7-Eleven project at 4436 Sepulveda Boulevard

Surprisingly, the Planning Commission has approved the Swerdlow 7-Eleven project at 4436 Sepulveda Boulevard. In spite of efforts by local residents over a period of years to raise the consciousness of government and committee members who decide these things, it now feels very possible that we will have our sixth 7-Eleven within city boundaries and a third one located on Sepulveda for those who enjoy stopping their cars at short intervals to refill their soda cups.

Imagine that. Three…

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Added by Bryan and Tongo on May 24, 2012 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Have You Switched to Cloth Bags?

As you have no doubt read, Los Angeles just made history by becoming the largest city in the world to ban plastic bags in supermarket checkout lines. And to hear Culver City Councilman Andrew Weissman, Culver City is not far behind. Are you like me, in that…

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Added by Scupine on May 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Artists Eleanor Antin and Simone Forti Will Read from New Works at Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City

Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City will present an evening of readings with Eleanor Antin and Simone Forti this Saturday, May 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Antin will read from her recent literary memoir Conversations with Stalin, described as a 'smart, no holds barred, black comedy in the picaresque, coming-of-age tradition of Holden…

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Added by Scupine on May 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Construction Update: Southwestern Corner of Washington & Sepulveda in Culver City

Construction -- or at least destruction -- continues on the former car dealership on the southeast corner of Washington and Sepulveda in Culver City. 

According to a representative of owner Continental Development Corporation, the property is being remodeled into retail space. The company is in negotiations with Starbucks, Chase Bank, Chipotle, …

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Added by Scupine on May 22, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 029

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 sculpture is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new game.

Last time, I posted this tower:…

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Added by Scupine on May 18, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Roller Derby Comes To Culver City This Weekend

Culver City's own Roller Derby team, the Hollywood Scarlets, will host the "Midnight Terror" from Salt Lake City, Utah, this Saturday night in Culver City's Veteran's Auditorium. The main event is at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $14. 

They describe the event as "Family friendly, action packed, beer and wine with ID, and LOTS of fun!"

The …

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Added by Scupine on May 17, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

West Washington District of Culver City to Be Home to the The Corner Door Restaurant

According to LA Eater, the above space -- on the corner of Washington and Wasatch in the West Washington District of Culver City, directly across the street from Waterloo & City -- will be home to a new restaurant called The…

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Added by Scupine on May 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Park's Playground Gets an Overhaul

After a couple of months of construction, Culver City park has opened a new playground filled with the latest climbing and sliding equipment for area kids. 

According to a recent article in The Los Angeles Wave, the redesign…

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Added by Scupine on May 15, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Artist Charlotte Smith's New Show Opens at George Billis Gallery in Culver City

Charlotte Smith's new show, “Luscious,” opens at George Billis Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, May 12th. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public as always, is from 5 pm to 8 pm. 

Catherine Anspon, author of Texas Artists Today, gives this advice to the…

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Added by Scupine on May 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Watch Beautiful Video of Test Trains Running on Expo Line to Culver City

Reads the commentary: "On May 8th 2012 This is Raw UN-Edited Video of a Expo Test Train under its own power La Cienega to Culver City Station. This video was made with the Help of Metro staff."

Exciting stuff.

Some stills from the video:…

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Added by Scupine on May 10, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Seen on the Streets of Culver CIty: Old-time Police Car

I spotted this old-timey "Culver City Police" car on the streets of Culver City at around Christmas, but I hadn't had a chance to post it until now. If I recall correctly, it's a car that often shows up at the Annual Car Show (like the one this Saturday). 

The car is clearly a fun reproduction, complete with fake bullet holes and the motto "Screenland U.S.A." Anyone…

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Added by Scupine on May 9, 2012 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 028

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 tower is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new game.

Last time, I posted this bizarre building…

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Added by Scupine on May 4, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Los Angeles Times Calls Expo Line Stations "Aggresively Banal"

What do you think of the design of the stations on the new Expo Line, open now to La Cienega and scheduled to come to Culver City at the end of June? In an article both grumpy and trenchant, the Los Angeles Time's…

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Added by Scupine on May 3, 2012 at 5:10pm — 2 Comments

Previews of Heart of Darkness at the Actors Gang Theatre in Culver City Begin this Weekend

The Actors Gang Theatre in Culver City will present a one-man adaptation of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" in workshop form for eight performances on May 4, 5, 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8 pm. 

Conrad's novella is about a man's journey into the Congo. It's a harrowing tale, of course, and this version -- adapted by Brian Finney and directed by…

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Added by Scupine on May 2, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Lays Off 14 Employees. Next Year's Proposed Budget Will Suggest Cutting 20 More

Culver City issued layoff notices to 14 full-time employees last week. The 14 employees, who hold positions with the city that were supported by former Redevelopment Agency revenues, will be offered open positions in other departments or an option of a severance payment of up to 12 weeks of paid leave based upon years of service with the city. The elimination of the the…

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Added by Scupine on May 1, 2012 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Gabriela's US Book & Tango Tour | Culver City STOP 5/3/2012

Catch author and tango teacher Gabriela Condrea during her Culver City stop of her US Book & Tango Tour, before she continues driving and dancing her way around the country!

This Thursday, May 3rd at 7:30pm, Culver City's own …

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Added by Gabriela Condrea on May 1, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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