Culver City is going through a renaissance. New restaurants, bars, art galleries and cultural centers such as the Kirk Douglas Theatre, are garnering national attention.
As recently as last Sunday the New York Times published a feature piece in the paperâ€™s travel section on the resurgence of Culver City. With all the great ink the city has deservedly been getting, it is worth a look back at the roots of the place known for years as â€œThe Heart of Screenland.â€
Harry Culver, a real estate entrepreneur from Nebraska, founded Culver City in 1913. He chose the area because of its ideal location... Read More
Chronic homelessness continues to cause a problem day in and out at the 179th St. F subway train station in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., according to officials.
Both men and women ride the F trains to the last stop on the line. These less fortunate people congregate on the benches inside the station. They bother other passengers, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) workers and the convenience store located inside the station. Often they venture out of the subway station and trouble the businesses on Hillside Avenue.
â€œJust the other day, I was getting off the F train at 179th and Hillside when... Read More
Want a good reason to blow off work next Monday (besides your Superbowl hangover)? Waitangi Day. Itâ€™s a public holiday. Not an American one but still a good excuse to skip work, grab a shovel and head to the beach to build a gargantuan, sandy, silver fern. One of New Zealandâ€™s most important holidays will be celebrated on the beach just south of the Santa Monica pier in support of New Zealandâ€™s â€œMade from New Zealandâ€ campaign. Monday February 5th 10AM digging will commence. Constructing the most colossal sand sculpture this beach has ever seen, artist Mike Mizrahi of Inside Out... Read More
An LAPD chopper has been circling around at a very low altitude in the area of Rose Ave and 4th in Venice for over 30 minutes now. It started around 9:30 pm.
Not sure what they are looking for, but they seem to have trouble finding it.
It's pretty impressive to see, but makes it very difficult to sleep.
I did my best to take a picture of it with very poor lighting conditions.
UPDATE: the chopper just left at 10:15 p.m. Read More
Every time I tell people who don't live in LA about "Raw Cuisine", I usually get the "Only in California (or LA)" comment. For those of you who don't know specifically what "Raw Cuisine" is, please read on.
A raw food diet consists fully of foods, which have not been heated above a certain temperature. The maximum temperature varies among the different forms of the diet, from 92ÂºF to 118ÂºF. Raw food diets may include raw fruits, raw vegetables, raw nuts, raw seeds, raw unpasteurized dairy products such as raw milk, raw meat, raw eggs, and raw honey. Those who follow a raw food diet typically... Read More
The cleverly named Thaitalian restaurant is a fascinating new fusion endeavor in Old Pasadena. On Colorado Blvd, just East of Fair Oaks, you'll find a sparkling little orange and green patio at the front of the self described "cooking duet" of, yes, Thai and Italian food.
At precisely noon on a Friday, the modest dining room was just about full, but not crowded, with about 12 of their approximately 15 tables occupied, plus the bar, where a very impressive wine cooler was erected against the back wall. My party of 3 was seated within a minute of entering, and our drink order taken immediately... Read More
Thar she blows! The Whale Fiesta which celebrates the southern migration of the Pacific Gray Whale will take place on Sunday, January 28th from 10AM-4:30PM at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Admission is FREE and the celebration includes talks by whale experts, building a life sized Gray Whale sand sculpture, food, crafts, music and general marine mammal awareness. Whale watching boat tours are also available through CMA. Late January is peak season in LA and southern California to see these giants pass by on their journey toward Mexico.
The Gray Whale southern migration begins approximately late... Read More