Featured Blog Posts – July 2013 Archive (20)

Ballona Creek Wetlands, PART ONE: A Century of Sabotage

Area C, a 64-acre portion of the Uplands area of Ballona Creek Wetlands, is a pretty piece of open, Culver CIty-adjacent land owned by State of California – and a battleground between the esteemed Annenberg Foundation and local environmental groups. The foundation has put a $50 million proposal on the table that offers to make extensive improvements to the land but also…

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Added by Scupine on July 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Sang Yoon of Culver City's Father's Office Competing in This Season's "Top Chef Masters" on Bravo

Executive Chef Sang Yoon -- the mastermind behind Culver City's Father's Office gastropub as well as Lukshon (small-plate South-East Asian cuisine) -- is currently competing in Bravo's "Top Chef Masters." On this, the fifth season of the show, Yoon is competing against 12 other chefs for $100,000, to be donated to a charity of their choice. Chef Yoon is competing for…

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

Actors' Gang's Midsummer Night's Dream Extended

The Actors' Gang's interpretation of "Midsummer Night's Dream" has been extended through August 17. Directed by Tim Robbins, the play has been playing to sold out crowds through it's run. 

Here's what I wrote about the play when it opened in June:

We got proof last August that the Actors’ Gang could put on a great version of The Tempest in Media Park in…

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Added by Scupine on July 23, 2013 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Blaze Pizza to Open Culver City Location in Early August

Blaze Pizza, which bills itself as "the leader in the fast casual build-your-own pizza category" will be opening a new 65-seat restaurant in the Culver Crossroads mini shopping center on the southeast corner of Washington and Sepulveda this August. 

Blaze Pizza uses an assembly line format (similar to that of Chipotle), that lets guests customize…

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Added by Scupine on July 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver Ice Arena Property for Sale

The Culver Ice Arena property is for sale.  I noticed the property for sale sign last Saturday.   According to the Ice Arena web site, they are trying to negotiate an extension of their lease. 

Added by Chris Grossman on July 22, 2013 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 058 Solution

Every other Friday, 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 sunny sign is? …

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Added by Scupine on July 18, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

PostHeeHawFunkadelicHipHopNewGrass Band Plays Culver City Music Fest This Thursday

This summer, as always, Culver City is presenting a series of free concerts in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall. The 2012 summer series offers rock, r&b, jazz, soul, and country acts on six consecutive Thursdays this July and August at 7:00 p.m. The festival is produced by Gary Mandell of Culver City’s Boulevard Music.  

This Thursday, July…

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Added by Scupine on July 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

DineLA Restaurant Week Brings Discounted Prix-Fixe Menus to Culver City Favorites

The popular bi-annual food fest known as dineLA’s Restaurant Week runs for the next two weeks, from July 15-26, in restaurants across Los Angeles. Participating restaurants offer lunch and dinner prix-fixe menus at (relatively) low prices. Participating restaurants in Culver City include: Akasha, Brunello Trattoria, Father's Office, Ford's Filling Station, K-Zo, LIbra…

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Added by Scupine on July 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Journalists ask: after the Zimmerman verdict, what sort of conversations are you having?

The jury in the Florida murder trial of George Zimmerman last weekend acquitted the former neighborhood watch volunteer of all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The acquittal has prompted protests in Los Angeles, Oakland and in cities across the United States. People have also taken to social media to express their thoughts on the verdict.

In the wake of Zimmerman's acquittal, 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio would like to know what…

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Added by Connie K. Ho on July 15, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Let The Voters Decide

Culver City school facilities are in poor shape. You can see it when you walk onto any one of our campuses; termite damage, brown drinking water, missing ceiling tiles, inoperable sprinkler systems, outdated electrical systems... the list goes on. It’s likely that any building constructed before 1955 needs repair or replacement. All of our schools were built before 1955. The past five years of recession and the overall underfunding of public education in California have left our school…

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Added by United Parents of Culver City on July 15, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Journalists want to know: Tell us about your favorite book

89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio is bringing back #KidReads, and this time we are hosting a live program at the A C Bilbrew Library on July 20. KPCC early childhood development correspondent Deepa Fernandes will moderate a program with two literary whizzes who…

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Added by Connie K. Ho on July 11, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 058

Every other Thursday, 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 sunny sign is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.

This week we're again offering a prize to one of the people who correctly identifies the picture: four free…

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Added by Scupine on July 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Culver City's Cozy Inn Named Westside's Best Dive Bar

I previously remarked how LA Weekly recently named Oldfield's Culver CIty's Best Happy Hour (although Culver City Times member Natasha Ericta prefers the two (!) daily happy hours offered by Waterloo & City). Now the publication has awarded the designation…

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Added by Scupine on July 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Ballona Creek Renaissance Environmental Group Honors Four Culver City High School Students

Ballona Creek Renaissance recently presented Awards of Excellence to Emma Kurihara, Priya Patel, Yvonne Ball, and Zacky Ezedin -- three Culver City High School students. The four students were honored for their longtime volunteer contributions to Ballona Creek Renaissance’s work on behalf of community and environment. Each received a personalized, illustrated and framed…

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Added by Scupine on July 9, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Marina del Rey's Classical Thursday Summer Concerts Starts July 11 - A Must for Music Lovers in Culver City

If you live in Culver City and have never checked out the Summer Music Series in Marina del Rey's Burton W. Chace Park, make this the summer you check it out. You won't regret it.

This series of fee outdoor concerts - which begins on July 11 - is held in one of this area's the most spectacular waterfront settings: Burton W. Chace Park. Four classical music concerts…

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

Where Am I in Culver City? 57 Solution: Mear One Mural Behind The Wood

Every other Friday, 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 menacing face is

We received a total of four responses correctly identifying it as a detail from the mural by street artist Mear One behind The Wood…

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Added by Scupine on July 4, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Leaf Organics Restaurant in Culver City Has Closed

Leaf's windows are papered over, and LA Eater verifies the sad new: the raw food and vegan restaurant on Washington Blvd in Culver City is no more. According to a letter from owner Rod Rotondi posted on the front of the restaurant, the closing is part of a larger project of interest to Culver City residents:

The whole property includeing…

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

Oldfield's Named Culver City's Best Happy Hour

As part of its "Best Of" issue LA Weekly named Oldfield's Liquor Room Culver City's best happy hour, saying by way of evidence:

Oldfield's really is one of the best cocktail bars on the Westside, with lively ambience and an ambitious drinks…

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Added by Scupine on July 2, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Red Bread Coming To Culver City

Both LA Eater and the LA Weekly are excited about the coming of Red Bread to Culver City -- to a storefront at 13322 Washington Blvd just west of…

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Added by Scupine on July 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Still Time to Enroll in CCUSD’s Free Summer Lunch Program

Because our kids need to remain healthy, connected, safe and “whole” during the summer months, CCUSD has created a free lunch program complete with a variety of daily activities for students under 18!  There is still time to sign-up for the program which began June 24 and includes, not only free lunch, but a great line-up of activities, games and more – all for free!

 

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Free Summer Lunch and More (the…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on July 1, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

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