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“Postcards from Ballona”

“Postcards from Ballona”

→  April 24, 2009

On Earth Day, April 22, 2009, a group of artists and volunteers gathered to revamp the “Postcards from Ballona” mural which has graced the Ballona Creek Bike Path access ramp on the west side of Overland Avenue in Culver City since 1997. Over the years, the mural had become a victim of both vandalism and graffiti; [...]

A Bike Path on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon

A Bike Path on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon

→  March 2, 2009

Yesterday’s weather was the reason so many come to Southern California—it couldn’t have been better; sunny, not too hot, light breeze, clear skies, fresh air, and a late Sunday afternoon type of quiet. So I packed up my bike (it fits in the back seat of my car because it’s a folding bike), and went for [...]

Palm Trees, a Famous Bakery, and Mexican Food

Palm Trees, a Famous Bakery, and Mexican Food

→  February 27, 2009

First opening in 1931, family-owned and -operated Helms Bakery supplied local residents with its fresh-baked bread delivered “Daily at Your Door” (the Helms motto) for over 40 years. Even though the bakery is no longer baking, the Helms Bakery building remains a cherished local landmark. Opening his bakery in 1926, Paul Helms started small but worked [...]

Architecture as Art

Architecture as Art

→  February 26, 2009

Culver City, a small city within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, has successfully initiated a program that is designed to give architects a place to show off their innovative and creative work. It’s called Architecture as Art, and features varied and illustrious architects, such as Eric Owen Moss, Tom Farrage, Laddie John Dill, and [...]



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