December 2014 Blog Posts (14)

LA Weekly Names D*Face Mural in Culver City One of LA's 10 Best Pieces of Street Art of 2014

Going Everywhere Fast, the (completely excellent) replacement mural painted by English street artist D*Face on the side of Corey Helford Gallery on Washington Blvd in February of 2014, has been named by LA Weekly one of the 10 best murals painted in…


Added by Scupine on December 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Developing an Urban Forest Master Plan

The City of Culver City is working with the consultant Artecho to develop an Urban Forest Master Plan, to establish "a comprehensive vision for a robust and resilient urban forest in the city."

The goal of the plan is to establish a long-term strategic framework for the next 50 years that will include "principles, policies, criteria for tree removal, tree care,…


Added by Scupine on December 22, 2014 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

16 Arts Organizations Receive Funding Through Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program

The Culver City Council approved 16 grants for the 2015 Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program.  The program, which is also supported by Sony Pictures Entertainment, provides music, dance and theatre performances throughout the year -- many of which are certainly familiar to regular readers of this website.  The 2015 grantees include:

The Actors’ Gang



Added by Scupine on December 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Holiday Variety Show at Fais Do Do on Saturday, December 20th at 8:00 PM

Join Santa Claus and your favorite Los Angeles musicians at Fais Do Do this Saturday, December 20th for a wonderful Holiday variety show!

Tickets are $12

18 + w/ ID

Doors open at 8:00 PM



Added by Jennifer Gallagher on December 18, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Ocean Swimmers Flock to Venice Beach on New Year's Day

Most people ring in the New Year with champagne and a late night. But a group of dedicated “Penguins” choose to commemorate it with a cold dip in the ocean.


Cecelia Kilger, a Los Angeles transplant, began the tradition in 1952.  As a child, she swam…


Added by Elizabeth Artley on December 15, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: Soey Milk at CHG Circa Gallery in Culver City

Soey Milk's new show, "Sinvaro," opens this Saturday night, December 13, at CHG Circa. An artist's reception -- always free, open to the public, and lots of fun -- will be held on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Says the gallery about the show and Milk's work: 

SINAVRO: a pure Korean word translated loosely to mean, “ To progress slowly, almost…


Added by Scupine on December 12, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 083 Solution

Periodically, 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 "jungle cat" is?

Personally I had never seen these cougars before I spotted…


Added by Scupine on December 10, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Annenberg Foundation Unexpectedly Retracts Its Controversial Proposal for Ballona Wetlands

Area C, a 64-acre portion of the Uplands area of Ballona Creek Wetlands, is a pretty but troubled piece of open, Culver City-adjacent land owned by State of California. The Annenberg Foundation had put a $50-million proposal on the table that offered to make extensive improvements to the land but also included a controversial interpretive center and domestic animal adoption component – a move that put them at odds with some local environmental groups. Now the Annenberg…


Added by Scupine on December 9, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Adopt and Shop Seeking Homes for Underdog Pets

This Holiday season, Adopt & Shop  -- at the corner of Sepulveda and Culver Blvd. -- is hosting a "12 Pets of Christmas" promotion, offering $50 off adoptions throughout the month of December for pets in tough-to-place categories. These “underdogs” include: Chihuahuas, black pets, adult cats, bashful, senior, only, medical needs, overweight and…


Added by Scupine on December 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Ciclavia opens historic MLK and Central blvds - the Soul of LA and the home of West Coast Jazz - to bikes and pedestrians Sunday, Dec. 7

One of the greatest community events to hit LA - Ciclavia - comes Sunday to Leimert Park - the Soul of LA.

Ciclavia (pronounce it as you like) closes major streets to cars and opens them to walkers, bikers, strollers, unicyclists and the like. Click here for all the details.

This is a slideshow of my trip from Leimert Park to the 2011 Ciclavia that spanned from Boyle Heights to East…


Added by Enhager on December 6, 2014 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Venice Arts Free Youth Workshops!

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Added by Venice Arts on December 5, 2014 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 083

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' -- asking Culver City Times members if they know where it is. 

Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this "jungle cat is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.

If your answer fails to appear in the comments section…


Added by Scupine on December 5, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Culver City Times Now 600 Members Strong

As of last night, this site has 600 members! Thank you everyone for signing up and becoming an active part of this community. 

Those who enjoy this site but are not members: please considering signing up. It's free, and members are the first to hear about the exciting events in Culver City. Members can also comment on articles -- and are strongly encouraged to…


Added by Scupine on December 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Culver City Celebrates Holidays With a Tree-Lighting Ceremony This Thursday

Culver City will celebrate the holidays with a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 4, at 6:00 pm. Presented by the Downtown Business Association and the City of Culver City, the event will feature an appearance by Santa Claus all the way from the North Pole.

There will be hot cider, hot cocoa and festive treats to make everyone feel…


Added by Scupine on December 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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