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Culver City High School Senior Earns Women in Entertainment Scholarship from LMU

Culver City High School senior Laura Bourne was one of three girls in The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program surprised by Loyola Marymount University with the LMU/Women in Entertainment scholarship, a full-ride, four-year scholarship to attend the university. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and award-winning actress Emma Stone presented the…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on December 9, 2016 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Swimming With Heart

                         After suffering a heart attack six years ago, Jerome Smith’s heart only pumps at 34 percent of a healthy one. But that hasn’t kept the 73-year-old from blasting away at SCAQ Masters swim workouts. And now he plans to compete in his first swim meet in 15 years.

 

            Smith…

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Added by Elizabeth Artley on November 17, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

VENICE ARTS FREE YOUTH MEDIA WORKSHOPS - SPRING 2017

Since 1993, Venice Arts has reached thousands of youth through our award-winning Art Mentoring Program Free to low-income families, more than 400 youth participate each year at our center in Venice or at an ArtPartner site in other areas of Los Angeles. A low student-to-artist ratio assures educational excellence and visual, digital, and media literacy: all key to future success.

Our programs include photography, filmmaking, and multimedia plus comics, animation, and writing that…

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Added by Venice Arts on November 22, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Yamashiro Hollywood Offers Unique Dining Experience

Los Angeles is quite the place for a diverse selection of cuisine. It is becoming as popular as New York and Chicago. One of the iconic places that rises to world acclaim to dine is Yamashiro Hollywood.

It has a history of over 100 years and has catered to politicians, Hollywood stars, Royalty; and tourist from around the globe. Recently, the Glover family sold Yamashiro to the Sugar Factory Group, where they brought in some of the most talented people in the hospitality…

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Added by Pete Allman on November 10, 2016 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Heidi Duckler Brings Dance--and Snow--to Culver City

This Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 7:00 pm, a performance from Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will bring a new site-specific dance piece, live music and projections … and snow … to Culver City’s Helms Bakery District. The piece, entitled Snowed Under, marks the opening of Helms Bakery’s brand new, fully automated parking garage, and "illustrates the meeting…

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Added by Scupine on November 16, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Special Meeting of the Culver City Council Will Consider Adoption of New Strategic Plan for 2016-2021

On Monday, November 14, at 4:00 (before the regular city council meeting), Culver City's City Council will discuss a proposed city council strategic plan for 2016-2021.

The plan outlines six general goals for the city:

  1. Increase civic engagement
  2. Enhance the restoration and utilization of Ballona Creek
  3. Improve transportation circulation and…
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Added by Scupine on November 10, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Vicuña at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City Offers a Presidential Candidate Unsuited for the Job

If you are in the mood for an evening of theatre that directly confronts today’s political situation, you really couldn’t do better than Vicuña, now playing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The play takes on the rise of Donald Trump with a currency and satiric bite that rivals last night’s Daily Show.

Writer Jon Robin Baitz (a Pulitzer…

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Added by Scupine on November 1, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Culver CIty Celebrates it's Centennial This Saturday, September 24

Culver City is celebrating its 100th year, and the commemoration commences with a day-long party in downtown Culver City this Saturday, September 24.

9:00 a.m. – Community Parade

Representatives from some of the organizations and businesses that make Culver City such a great place to live, work, and play will participate in a fun (hopefully)…

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Added by Scupine on September 20, 2016 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

L.A. lawmakers plan to grandfather in hundreds of granny flats

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Added by Sarah Bullion on September 1, 2016 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Expo Line trains regularly run behind schedule, posing a challenge for Metro

by Ben Poston and Laura J. Nelson



A major selling point for the Expo Line…

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Added by Sarah Bullion on August 29, 2016 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

Where To Eat In Los Angeles Right Now - The Cannibal

I write about the pulse of a person, place or thing through travel. …

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Added by Sarah Bullion on August 26, 2016 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Swim into the Sunset

Two coaches, Olympic gold-medalist David Walters and silver-medalist Clay Evans, are leading free ocean swim workouts at 6:15 a.m. Thursday mornings and Friday nights monthly off Santa Monica Beach. Our next evening swim is 5:30 p.m. September 9.

 

David Walters, who won gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay in the 2008 Olympics, is still the fastest American…

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Added by Elizabeth Artley on August 25, 2016 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Fiesta La Ballona is This Weekend, August 26 to 28

Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park”, will be held this weekend on August 26-28, 2016 at Veterans Park located at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City. The fiesta will feature live performances, carnival rides and games, 80 vendor booths showcasing local groups, artisan wares and other vendors, pony rides and petting zoo, beer and wine garden, food…

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Added by Scupine on August 24, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Actors' Gang Performs Kid-Friendly Verision of "Romeo and Juliet" in Media Park in Culver City All August

For 10 years now, the Actors' Gang theater troupe has performed a family-friendly adaptation of a Shakespeare play each Saturday and Sunday in August, in Media Park in Culver City.

In 2011, it was a vampire vs. zombie version of Romeo & Juliet. In 2012, we got a Star Wars version of The Tempest, with Obi Wan Kenobi as Prospero,…

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Added by Scupine on August 4, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: The Complex Sensations of Sigrid Sandström at Anat Ebgi Gallery in Culver City

"Sandström’s work engages in the ontology of painting and viewing; how relatively few elements of pigment, stretcher bars and Masonite panels convey complex relationships and sensations far beyond their immediate sensorial qualities."

So says Anat Ebgi Gallery in Culver City about the new show by Swedish painter Sigrid Sandström, "Other Places," opening this Saturday,…

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Added by Scupine on July 29, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Free Shakespeare in Carlson Park Every Saturday and Sunday from July 16 to August 21

Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 from this Saturday July 16 to August 21, the Culver City Public Theater will perform Shakespeare's As You Like It. The play, one of Shakespeare's most effervescent comedies, features cross-dressing in the forest of Arden. Nuff said. Watch for the oft-quoted "All the world's a stage" speech. 

Each 2:00 performace is preceded at…

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Added by Scupine on July 21, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Culver City's Corner Door and Old Man Bar Among the Best Cocktail Bars in Los Angeles

In a recent list of the best cocktail bars in Los Angeles,Thrillist called out the Old Man Bar at Hatchet Hall as well as The Corner Bar. And hey, they're basically right next to each other, so why not try both?

Here's what the article…

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Added by Scupine on July 13, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

30-Story Tower Planned for Corner of La Cienega and Jefferson

Can you imagine a 30-story high-rise residential tower sticking up out of the low-lying landscape of La Cienega Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard (in the former KABC/KLOS radio site)? Well, that's what we're in for. 

According to a recent LA Observed article, the…

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Added by Scupine on July 11, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver CIty's 2016 Boulevard Music Summer Festival Begins this Thursday, July 7

This summer, as always, Culver City will present a series of free concerts — on Thursday evenings at 7 pm from July 7 through August 11 — in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall, at 9770 Culver Blvd.

This year's lineup includes:

  • Country/Bluegrass from 2015's Grammy-nominated Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley (July 7);
  • World Music from Africa by Peter…
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Added by Scupine on July 6, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City Fireworks 2016: At West Los Angeles College This July 4

The Culver City Exchange Club’s 2016 fireworks show is being held at West Los Angeles College (at 9000 Overland Avenue) this July 4. Gates open at 4:00 pm and fireworks begin at dusk.

Suggested donation: Walk-ins - $5 per person over the age of 6. Parking is $10. The suggested donation for a carload of 4 or more guests is $30.00. That…

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Added by Scupine on June 28, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

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