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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…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 9, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Join Ballona Creek Renaissance in their regular efforts to keep Ballona Creek clean this Saturday, June 21, from 9 to noon. Meet at the Centinela Avenue entrance to the Ballona Creek Bike Path, at Milton Street. It's a great way to celebrate the start of summer!
Gloves, trash bags, water and some tools will be provided, but sunscreen, close-toed shoes, buckets, and grabbers, if you have them are suggested as…Continue
Added by Scupine on June 20, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
I just came across this video, taken on Friday March 11, 2011 at around 4:30 p.m.
Added by Scupine on September 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Help clean up Ballona Creek with Ballona Creek Renaissance this Saturday from 9 to noon. Meet at the Centinela Avenue entrance to the Ballona Creek Bike Path, just west of Culver City.
Gloves, trash bags, water and some tools will be provided, but sunscreen, close-toed shoes, buckets, and grabbers, if…Continue
Added by Scupine on November 3, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City's "Party in the Park" is scheduled for August 24, 25 & 26 this year, in Veteran's Park, as usual. With carnival rides, live music, games, a food court, a petting zoo and pony rides, and a beer and wine garden for the adults, there'll be good times for all. Mark those calendars!
Added by Scupine on June 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Ballona Wetlands Land Trust has filed suit against the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to resolve a months-long dispute over access to public records. The suit is related to the Annenberg Foundation's proposal to construct a large facility in "Area C" of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve. [Editor's Note: You can read much more about this project…Continue
Added by Scupine on September 16, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
The Ballona Land Trust is hosting a free bird-watching tour of the Ballona Creek and Ballona Wetlands area this Saturday. The group will meet at the Duquesne Avenue bridge at 10 am and bike at a leisurely pace to the Playa del Rey jetties, stopping to point out the many bird species in the area. The organization estimates that the group will spot between 50 and 70 different…Continue
Added by Scupine on March 4, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
The recent rain has brought in lots of trash that must be picked up before it floats down to the ocean. Join Ballona Creek Renaissance on Saturday, March 29, from 9 to noon for a last minute creek clean up. Meet at the Centinela Avenue entrance to the Ballona Creek Bike Path.
Gloves, trash bags,…Continue
Added by Scupine on March 18, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
When I rode my bike down Ballona Creek this weekend, I noticed some nice new signs in the uplands section of the Ballona Wetlands (known as Area C.) Very nice, since the signs brings attention to the fact that this area is already a thing to be valued, not just an empty lot to be filled. In the picture below, you can even see an egret (I do believe) that seems to…Continue
Added by Scupine on March 5, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
It was previously estimated that the state would complete its Environmental Impact Report for the restoration of Ballona Wetlands (including the visitors center proposed by the Annenberg Foundation) by this fall. Now, the latest estimate is that the report will not be completed until the spring of 2014. After the release of this report, there will be a window for public…Continue
Added by Scupine on November 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The Ballona Creek Bike Path in Culver City will be closed between Overland Avenue and the pedestrian bridge through the end of July to accomodate the second phase of the Ballona Creek Rain Garden Project. This phase will include the installation of two new rain gardens that will use the rain water run-off from the adjacent Culver City Unified School District parking…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 31, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
The Ballona Creek Cleanup is the City of Culver City's contribution to Coastal Cleanup Day -- this Saturday, September 17, from 9:00 a.m. till noon. To participate, just show up at one of these locations, where there are gates affording access to Ballona Creek:…Continue
Added by Scupine on September 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The former site of the La Ballona and Tokyo 77 restaurants -- 3843 Main Street -- will soon be home to a new restaurant and bar, Rocco's Tavern. There's another Rocco's Tavern in Studio City -- a good place to watch a game according to …Continue
Riders will take off from Media Park (at the corner of Culver Boulevard & Venice Boulevard) in half-hour intervals, beginning at 10:00 AM on Sunday, March 4th, 2012.…Continue
Added by Scupine on February 29, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Scupine on December 9, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
The Culver CIty Public Works Department has scheduled the closure of the Ballona Creek Bike Path between Overland Avenue and National Boulevard from Monday, March 23, to Friday, March 27, between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm for maintenance. Maintenance, in this case, means:
This year, Culver CIty's Fiesta La Ballona has been scheduled from August 28 - 30. As always, it will take place at Veterans Memorial Park and will feature loads of carnival rides, live music, food vendors, and a Beer and Wine Garden (sponsored by the Exchange Club of Culver City). Music groups have been selected with styles and genres that include swing, mariachi,…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 3, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
On July 19 at 6 pm, Bill Fournell was riding his bike on the Ballona Creek Bike Path between Duquesne Avenue and Higuera Street when he was assaulted by three males in their late teens. One of them slung his bicycle under Fournell's tire as he was riding by, and Fournell went over the handlebars, breaking his collarbone and ribs and puncturing a lung. A tussle ensued for…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Scupine on August 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Last week I was riding the newest part of the Ballona Creek Bike Path with my wife, starting at Kronenthal Park, and heading all the way to the ocean.
While happy to see the section opened after it as closed for years, it was disappointing how rough the path was where it was repaired with asphalt and all the graffiti. Especially when you compare this sections to the beautiful…Continue
Added by Enhager on July 11, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments