Featured Blog Posts – May 2013 Archive (15)

3 Culver City Restaurants Make Jonathan Gold's List of the 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

Last Thursday, the Los Angeles Times ran a special section devoted to restaurant maven Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles. Ever the iconoclast, Gold called out at least two restaurants that are (mostly) off most people's Culver City radar. "Classical…

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Added by Scupine on May 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Culver City's Hitler Teapot Billboard Captures the Nation's Imagination

Does the image of a teapot above, from a J.C. Penny billboard right off the 405 in Culver City, look like Hitler. Well...yeah, it kind of does. Kind of a gag, but no big deal. Still it's just the kind of story that everyone loves to write about. A story about the nazi-saluting kettle popped up on…

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Added by Scupine on May 29, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Artist Kim Squaglia's "Suspended" Opens at George Billis Gallery in Culver City

Northern California-based artist Kim Squaglia's first solo exhibition at the George Billis Gallery opens this Saturday, June 1, and runs through July 6. The opening reception - which is, as always, is free and open to the public - is Saturday, June 1, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Here's what George Billis Gallery has to say about Squaglia's work: "Kim Squaglia's paintings…

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Added by Scupine on May 28, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Gymnasts making extraordinary accomplishments!

The men’s and women’s gymnastics teams at Broadway Gymnastics School (BGS) in Los Angeles, CA just completed their 2012-2013 competitive seasons with amazing leaps of improvements. Several gymnasts were able to obtain scores high enough to skip levels due to all the new skills they learned since the last competitive season, still winning numerous individual medals and team…

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Added by Broadway Gymnastic School on May 22, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

What Is Culver CIty Listening To? 003

These are the new and old sounds coming from my corner of Culver City. What have you been listening to?

Parquet Courts - Borrowed Time

This song by Parquet Courts is sturdily constructed with angular but melodic guitar lines and a chanted chorus that fishhooks into the reptile brain. At two and a half minutes it's an epic for the band. Most songs on their newest album, Light Up Gold, are perhaps half as long, earning Parquet Courts a…

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Added by Scupine on May 21, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Visual Tour of Area C of Ballona Creek Wetlands

In March, I reported that the Annenberg Foundation has proposed to build a $50 million interpretive center and make other improvements in Area C of the Ballona Wetlands -- an area adjacent to Culver City and of great importance to residents of…

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Added by Scupine on May 20, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

L.A. Film Fest Accepts CCHS Student Film

Film students at Culver City High School were recently invited to screen their short documentary film in the highly competitive Los Angeles Film Festival. Their film “Bod Mod” explores the taboo world of underage body modification, including piercings and tattoos.

In the short film, high school students discuss the motivation and reasoning behind their tattoos and…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on May 16, 2013 at 9:58pm — 1 Comment

Getty Museum Exhibits Some Masterpieces By Culver City Resident Ed Ruscha

The J. Paul Getty Museum is currently offering an exhibition of the photography of Culver City resident Ed Ruscha, including the images from some of the 16 photo books Ruscha produced between 1963 and 1978, including Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1963), Some Los Angeles Apartments (1965), Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1966) and…

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Added by Scupine on May 16, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Council Officially Introduces Ordinance to Ban Plastic Bags in Culver CIty

At last night's Culver City Council meeting, the councilmembers unanimously voted to introduce a ban on single-use carryout bags. The ordinance aims to ban the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and require retailers to charge customers a minimum of 10 cents for any single-use paper bags.

This "introduction" of the ordinance is the second step --…

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Added by Scupine on May 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City's Center for Land Use Interpretation Focuses on On-Site Trailers

As part of the Pacific Standard Time's celebration of Los Angeles' heritage of modern architecture, the Center for Land Use Interpretation has taken over downtown Culver City's Parcel B to present its paean to on-site trailers. Quoth the Center: "Ubiquitous but often unseen, the construction office trailer is a type of invisible architecture that precedes and enables…

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Added by Scupine on May 13, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

HUSH Show Opens at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City

A new exhibition of paintings by international street artist HUSH opens at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, May 18th. Entitled “Unseen,” the show is HUSH's first solo exhibition with the gallery. The opening reception is -- as always -- free and open to the public.

Juxtapoz.com reviewed the show this week,…

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Added by Scupine on May 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 054

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 cosmic dog is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two weeks, on Thursday. Then the next day, I'll post a new game.…

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Added by Scupine on May 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 53 Solution: Leaf Restaurant

Every other Friday, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Two weeks ago I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this greenery is?

Culver CIty Times…

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Added by Scupine on May 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Culver City's Samitaur Tower Used as One of Three Iconic Pieces of Modern LA Architecture

You've probably noticed the street banners pitching the ongoing celebration around Los Angeles: "Pacfic Standard Time Presents: Modern Archiecture in Los Angeles." The organization selected just three buildings to represent Los Angeles' modern architectural heritage: James Langernheim's Populuxe-styled LAX Theme Building, the record-stack-emulating Capital Records…

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Added by Scupine on May 8, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Reviews are in for Heart of Darkness at the Actors Gang Theatre in Culver City

The Actors Gang Theatre's one-man adaptation of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" has received quite exceptional reviews from the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly.

The LA Times' Charles McNulty calls Brian T. Finney's performance…

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Added by Scupine on May 3, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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