Featured Blog Posts – October 2011 Archive (22)

Expo Line Still on Schedule to Open to La Cienega in 2011 and Culver City in 2012

Neal Broverman at LA Observed Curbed LA reports that despite rumors, the Expo Line testing is continuing more or less on schedule. The line is expected to open to the La Cienega…

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Added by Scupine on October 27, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Los Angeles Times Re-evaluates L'Epicerie Market

Last week, S. Irene Virbila, the Los Angeles Times restaurant critic takes another look at L'Epicerie Market. She says that under new chef Sébastien Archambault, from southwest France, the place is beginning to find it's footing. Says…

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Added by Scupine on October 25, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Parcel B Special Meeting

Very exciting stuff.  First off I love going to City Hall.  I always get a rush.

 

After seeing all  4 presentatons offered at tonight's meeting .  I think the question is:   Do you want to be in or  do you want to be out.?

 

If you want to be in you can go with the Tolkin Group's Culver X.  Which the materials to be used is in keeping with what is already on the buildings currently downtown, which I like however you go "into" this property. 

 

 Or…

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Added by Evlynne Braithwaite Householder on October 24, 2011 at 9:44pm — 1 Comment

Culver City Man Receives Presidential Citizens Medal

John Keaveney -- a Culver City man who founded New Directions, a home for homeless homeless and disabled veterans -- was among 13 Americans from across the country who received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Obama in a ceremony at the White House last week.

New Directions -- located in the VA Hospital in Westwood, CA, has provided housing and…

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Added by Scupine on October 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Taking A WALK today

Later on this morning I will drive to Santa Monica to partake in a charity walk.  I call it A WALK as it can not compare to THE WALK with the communities being so different Santa Monica vs. Culver City.  I'll report back with my findings.  My money is on CC.

 

 

Added by Evlynne Braithwaite Householder on October 23, 2011 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

Voice Your Opinion About the Four Plans Proposed for Parcel B in Downtown Culver City

Do you have a favorite among the four proposed plans for the development of downtown Culver City? (I know I do.) If so, the Culver City Redevelopment Agency and City Council wants to hear from you during a special meeting on Monday, October 24, at 7:00. The meeting will be held in the Mike Balkman Council Chambers on the ground floor of Culver City City Hall at 9770…

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Added by Scupine on October 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

This Month's Super Serious Show in Culver City Features the Hilarious T.J. Miller

Check out the best comedy bargain in Culver City -- the Super Series Show, tonight, October 20, at 8 p.m. Only $15.

My wife and I went last month and really enjoyed ourselves. It was a little hard to find -- Smashbox Studios is located at 8549 Higuera St. -- but it's a tiny little room, and Paul F. Tompkins was amazing as usual. Plus, free beer. More info…

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Added by Scupine on October 20, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Check out Grand Opening of 3 Newly Built Homes in Culver City's Art District

Come to the grand opening open house of three stylish new single-family homes built under the small lot subdivision ordinance in Culver City's Art District this Saturday, October 22nd, from 3 to 7 p.m. 2624 Cullin St. in Culver City.

Music will be provided by the DJ from Mandrake bar on La Cienega.…

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Added by Scupine on October 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Runyon Group Presents the Final Proposed Design for Parcel B in Downtown Culver City

The Culver City City Council is tasked with overseeing the process of deciding what kind of a development should go in Parcel B -- that 1-acre plot of land between Ince Parking Structure and the Culver Hotel. Earlier this month, the four design finalists presented their designs to the council and a packed house of Culver Citizens. Last week, I showed you images from…

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Added by Scupine on October 19, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Eight Silly Questions: With Branded Arts Building Curator Warren Brand

The Branded Arts building, a block west of Washington and National, is surely one of Culver City's great treasures. And for that we can thank Warren Brand.

With permission from the owner of the condemned building, Brand has invited muralists from all over…

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Added by Scupine on October 18, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Moby ends at Kopeikin Gallery Oct. 22

Moby Ends this Saturday, October 22nd, 2011



The exhibition has received…
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Added by Enhager on October 18, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Cardiff Realty Present Its Proposed Design for Parcel B in Downtown Culver City.

In the beginning of October the Culver City City Council was presented the designs proposed by the four developers named finalists to develop 9300 Culver Boulevard -- that 1-acre plot of land between Ince Parking Structure and the Culver Hotel, known as Parcel B. Earlier this week, I showed you images from the presentations of the…

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Added by Scupine on October 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

THE WALK

Just returned from THE WALK which is a walk that I take around Culver City, roughly 2 miles at the minimum.  I realized that THE WALK is my Culver City secret that I do not share with anyone.  I get to enjoy our little city and listen to music.  Today's soundtrack random Sting 1998-2003.

Added by Evlynne Braithwaite Householder on October 15, 2011 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

Review Rundown for "I've Never Been So Happy" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Reviews are in for "I've Never Been So Happy," the new over-the-top cowboy musical from the Austin-based theater troupe Rude Mechanicals playing through October 23 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

 

Charles McNulty in the…

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Added by Scupine on October 13, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Combined Properties Shows Its Proposed Design for Empty Lot in Downtown Culver City

On October 3 and 4, the four developers named finalists to develop 9300 Culver Boulevard -- that 1-acre plot of land between Ince Parking Structure and the Culver Hotel, known as Parcel B -- presented their proposals to the Culver City City Council and the numerous Culver Citizens who packed the council meeting room.

In the second of a…

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Added by Scupine on October 12, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Chego Named Best "Dive" Restaurant in the Nation

Yesterday, George Aquino of mlive.com named Chego the nation's "Best Dive." Executive chef Roy Choi's restaurant is located in a strip mall at 3300…

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Added by Scupine on October 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tolkin Group Unveils Proposed Design for Parcel B in Downtown Culver City

The Culver City City Council meeting room was packed on October 3 and 4 with Culver Citizens eager to check out the designs proposed by the four developers named finalists to develop 9300 Culver Boulevard -- that 1-acre plot of land between Ince Parking Structure and the Culver Hotel, known as Parcel B.

In the first of a series, I present images from the…

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Added by Scupine on October 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Street Art in Culver City

Culver City is home to more than 30 art galleries, but the art also spills into the street -- especially in and around the Art District. As I've observed several times…

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Added by Scupine on October 7, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Comes Up Big Winner on National Taco Day

Where can you get the best taco in Los Angeles? According to recent LA Weekly article by Elina Shatkin, you can get two out of the five best tacos in Culver City! Or rather, they are the city's best "gringo tacos' -- "the hard-shell, crispy or white man's…

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Added by Scupine on October 6, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Get on Board:Stories of the Los Angeles to Houston Freedom Ride

I saw this exhibit in September when I visited Culver City's newest museum for the first time. Even if we didn't personally experience the enforced segregation and degradations of the Jim Crow-era South, most have seen a film, read a book, or witnessed the re-telling of accounts from that age.

 

Get on Board : Stories of the Los Angeles to Houston Freedom Ride at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum is not your usual look-with-your-eyes-not-with-your-hands…

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Added by Ysa Adams on October 5, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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