Featured Blog Posts – August 2012 Archive (25)

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 036

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 orb 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 goat:…

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Added by Scupine on August 31, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Culver Park High School Ready to Open in New Home

Nestled between Farragut Elementary School and Culver City Middle, the new Culver Park High School campus is beginning to take shape into a robust environment for its students. Principal Veronica Montes is excited about the prospects of the new campus and its close proximity to the high school for teacher collaboration and ease of student…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on August 27, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Spotlight on the Exceptional Cocktails at The Corner Door in Culver City

This article from the blog Caroline on Crack shines a well-deserved spotlight on the drinks prepared by Beau Du Bois, the talented mixmaster at Culver City's Corner Door.

The article includes a review and 'tasting notes' of all the restaurant's original cocktails,…

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Added by Scupine on August 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Actors' Gang Perform Family-Friendly "Star Wars Edition" of the Tempest in Media Park in Culver City

The Actor's Gang are performing a fun family-friendly version of Shakespeare's The Tempest in Media Park every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11:00 am.

They call it The Tempest, The Star Wars Edition, so Prospero is Obi Wan Kenobi, Miranda is Princess Leia, and Ariel is C3PO. It's 45 minutes long, and a lot of fun.

Here's a great picture of…

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

Fiesta La Ballona in Culver City This Weekend, August 24 - 26



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Culver City's Fiesta La Ballona is coming to Veteran's Park in Culver City this weekend. In addition to tons of rides for kids of all ages, the Fiesta offers live music, a petting zoo, a food court, and a beer and wine garden sponsored by the Culver City…

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Added by Scupine on August 22, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Culver City Orchestra Plays Rachmaninov, Gershwin, John Adams in the Park this Thursday

This Thursday, August 23, the Culver City Orchestra wraps up its summer-long series of outdoor concerts at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey with their presentation of "Russians There and Here."

Serge Rachmaninov, Russian born, fled the Communists, and lived out his life in Beverly Hills. The program has his "Symphony No. 2," one of his most lyrical and beloved works. George Gershwin, born in New York City, was of…

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Added by Scupine on August 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Ridership Numbers Continue to Rise on Expo Line to Culver City

According to LA County Supervisor Zev Yeroslavsky's blog, ridership on the Expo Line Phase I, which runs from Culver City to downtown Los Angeles, increased 55 percent over the last three months. The line had 497,449 boardings in July, compared to 320,627 in May. Ridership rose on Saturdays and Sundays as well as on weekdays. In fact, weekday ridership was up more…

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Added by Scupine on August 20, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

CULVER CITY GREAT PARKS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ITS CULVER HIGH PARKS FAN CLUB

CCGP is pleased to announce that the Culver City Parks FAN Club under its work/reward program will be volunteering at the 2012 Fiesta La Ballona. Culver High teacher Dan Phillips is currently working with the Culver City Parks Maintenance Department for his students to help improve our parks.

The Culver City Great Parks Association is actively seeking new CCGP Board members as well as residents from Culver City Park and Playground neighborhoods who want to be engaged in the best…

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Added by Culver City Great Parks Assn on August 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 035

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 goat 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 astronaut:…

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

Images from the Culver City Orchestra's Summer Series at Burton Chace Park

My wife and I went to the Culver City Orchestra's summer series at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey for their presentation of "Remembering France," last thursday evening. It was really wonderful. 

Celebrating the 150th…

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

Take a Tour of Eric Owen Moss' Buildings in Culver City's Hayden Tract

The Southern California Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians will offer a four-hour tour of Eric Owen Moss' amazing buildings in Culver City's Hayden Tract this Saturday, August 18, from 10am to 2pm. The event is $29 for SAH/SCC members and $55 for non-members.

The day will include a panel discussion featuring Frederick & Laurie…

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

Culver City's Wende Museum Receives Major Grant

The Wende Museum in Culver CIty has received a matching three year-grant of $150,000 from the Museums for America Program of The Institute of Museum and Library Services to catalogue, digitize and make accessible its significant audiovisual collection from the German Democratic Republic.

More than 6,500 documentary and educational films,…

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Added by Scupine on August 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seeks Community Input for Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project

A public scoping  meeting to receive input on the scope of the DEIS/EIR will be conducted  on August 16, 2012, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Fiji Gateway entrance to  the Ballona Wetlands (13720 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, across  from Fisherman's Village and Los Angeles County Department of Beaches  and Harbors).…

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Added by Scupine on August 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

George Lawson Gallery in Culver City Presents "Paper"

The George Lawson Gallery's new show offers elected works on paper by Lorene Anderson, Judith Belzer, Sara Bright, Richmond Burton, David Eddington, Roger Herman, Tama Hochbaum, Linda Jacobson, Masaru Kurose, Jacob Melchi, Michael Moore, Marie Thibeault, and Jennah Ward.

The artist's reception is this Saturday, August 12, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. 

George Lawson…

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Added by Scupine on August 10, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Dominates LA Eaters Survey of Best Gastropubs

LA Eater recently published its list of the Best Gastropubs in Los Angeles, and 5 out of the 16 eateries listed are located in Culver City: Father's Office, Waterloo & City, Ford's Filling Station, City Tavern, and newcomer The Corner Door. The website…

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Added by Scupine on August 10, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Vintage Clothing Show in the Helms District of Culver City This Saturday August 11

Helms Design District Vintage Boutique will hold a Vintage Summer Bargain Boutique this Saturday, August 11, from 10 am to 4 pm -- at the LightSpace Studio at 8755 Washington Boulevard in Culver City.

The Helms Design District Vintage Boutique, part pop-up shop, part clothing expo -- a 5,000-square-foot studio with displays of classic, designer and…

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Added by Scupine on August 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Orchestra Presents Debussy in the Park this Thursday

This Thursday, August 9, the Culver City Orchestra will continue its summer-long series of outdoor concerts at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey with their presentation of "Remembering France." Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy, 1862-1918, the program will present his "March Ecossaise" and the brilliant "Iberia" from "Images." Maurice Ravel returns to these concerts with his ode to the dance: "La Valse." Then the highly…

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Added by Scupine on August 8, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Sony Water Tower Getting a Fresh Coat of Paint

As previously observed, Culver City's iconic Sony Pictures Water Tower is having a bit of work done. According to a Sony spokesperson, the tower is getting a fresh coat of paint.…

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Added by Scupine on August 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Update: Tony Tasset's 94-foot Rainbow Coming to the Sony Lot This October

According to today's Variety,Tony Tasset's enormous, colorful "Rainbow" is currently being constructed offsite, and its unveiling is planned for mid-October.

In May of 2011, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission  approved the art work concept for Tony Tasset's Rainbow,…

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Added by Scupine on August 7, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

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