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March 3, 2011
Rating: ? ½ Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. . . : Outstanding on every level. . : Excellent. . : Very good. : Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory. Location: 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310) 839-6800, http://www.fraicherestaurantla.com Prices: Dinner appetizers, $12 to $18; charcuterie and spreads, $8 to $9; pasta, $18 to $24; main courses, $26 to $28; desserts, $8 to $12. Lunch salads and sandwiches, $12 to $16. Details: Open for dinner daily, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.; for lunch Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Happy hour is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily.
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HOME & GARDEN
April 26, 2014 | Lisa Boone
More than 40 dealers from around the world, including Los Angeles-based Danish Modern Noho, Loft Thirteen and Reform Gallery, will convene at 3Lab Studios on Saturday and Sunday for the Los Angeles Modernism Show & Sale. As with year's past, the 27th annual event offers one-of-a-kind 20th century furnishings and accessories, including a Danish rosewood sideboard by Arne Vodder from exhibitor Midcentury LA, a mahogany table base by Gio Ponti from Roark Modern of New York and a huge Gambone Italy ceramic charger from Vangard 21 of Los Angeles.
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BUSINESS
January 27, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
Musical electronics retailer Beats by Dr. Dre will move its headquarters from a plush office park in Santa Monica to gritty-looking former warehouses in Culver City. Beats will occupy the entire 40,000-square-foot building at 8476 Steller Drive, plus an additional 26,400 square feet in two adjacent properties at 8401 and 8454 Steller, real estate broker Joshua Gorin of Studley said. The electronics company that sells such music-related products as headphones, earphones and speakers is now in the Water Garden, a luxury office complex dating to the early 1990s.
NEWS
April 21, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event:  “Spring Break: Destination Education,” staged carnival style at Sony Studios in Culver City, was a star-studded affair that had tweens, teens and their families lining up half an hour early on Saturday. The fourth annual event raised a record-breaking $1.5 million for City Year Los Angeles . The Hollywood hosts: Shemar Moore of “Criminal Minds” posed nearly nonstop for photos, hoisting one guest on his shoulders for a shot. Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” sang the praises of City Year corps members, who devote a year of their lives to serve as tutors, mentors and role models to students who might otherwise drop out of school.
NEWS
December 17, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Muddy Leek, a new restaurant by Bon Melange Catering owners Chef Whitney Flood and Julie Retzlaff has opened in Culver City. Melange and Whitney are known for staging rotating, underground dinners together, but Muddy Leek is their first independent restaurant venture. Muddy Leek focuses on farm-to-table fare, thanking their "favorite farmers" on the menu. Everything is made in-house, showcasing ingredients locally sourced from farms and markets.  The restaurant decor is a mix between an E. Stewart Williamshomeand a gastropub, with sleek, large floor-to-ceiling windows and fabric chairs, marble tabletops, peach napkins and vintage looking bar stools.   Menu highlights include the chicken fried bacon with tomato chutney ($7)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2010
Celebrate the culturally rich and ethnically diverse past, present and future of Culver City at the annual Fiesta La Ballona, a community fixture since 1951. This year's event features live performances from '60s revivalists Aquarius, Louisiana-flavored music from Lisa Haley & the Zydekats, and daring circus acrobatics from Kinetic Theory, plus local talent showcases, a beer and wine garden and carnival rides. Veteran's Park, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. 4:30-10 p.m. Fri., 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Free.
NEWS
February 18, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
More Neapolitan-style pizza hits L.A. when Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza opens Feb. 25 in Culver City in the historic Beaux Arts Washington Building on Culver Boulevard. Set to open for lunch and dinner, the sit-down pizza place will serve wood-fired sourdough pizza that crosses the Neapolitan tradition with Southern California culinary inventiveness. The "wild" in the restaurant's name is a reference to the wild yeast in the sourdough starter that is used to make the dough for the pizzas.  The "mother dough," fed daily, is the work of executive chef Tin Vuong (also the chef at Abigaile in Hermosa Beach)
FOOD
January 20, 2010 | By C. Thi Nguyen
This is how to eat an order of pani puri at Samosa House East, home of some of the best Indian snacks in Los Angeles. First, roll up your sleeves. Pani puri is chaat -- Indian street snack food -- and demands to be eaten with the fingers, lustily, and with some degree of abandon. Then get ready to move. Pani puri comes in parts, and it demands a certain degree of focus and speed to assemble. There's the puri -- half a dozen or so egg-sized, eggshell-delicate balls of crisp, transparent fried bread.
HOME & GARDEN
April 18, 2009 | Lisa Boone
Getting lost while browsing the expansive grounds of Rolling Greens nursery in Culver City will become even more fun during a tent sale starting Thursday and running through May 9. Discounts of 50% to 75% will be offered on a wide assortment of items, including antique Chinese furniture, containers from Vietnam and Italy, raku vases from Japan, baskets from the Philippines, plus artificial flowers and live plants. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A 28-year-old man has died at a hospital after authorities say he got into a fight with two members of his family in Culver City, police said Thursday. Trinidad Sanchez was involved in a “physical altercation” with family members Wednesday night in the 11600 block of Washington Boulevard, according to a statement from Culver City police. “As a result of the altercation, Mr. Sanchez became ill and was taken to the hospital by relatives, where he succumbed to his injuries,” the statement said.
SPORTS
April 20, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Long Beach State-bound point guard Justin Bibbins of Bishop Montgomery was named MVP after scoring 17 points and contributing six assists to help the Southern Section defeat the City Section, 110-86, in the Collision All-Star Game on Saturday at Redondo High. Other standouts were Westchester's Cameron Young (18 points) and Elijah Stewart (15), Loyola's Thomas Welsh (18) and Redondo's Ian Fox (14). In the girls' game, the Southern Section won, 76-43. MVP was Culver City's Michelle Curry, who had 13 points and 13 rebounds.
NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Wine dinners come and go. Some are fabulous. Some are lame. But here's one that seems destined for the fabulous category, a collaboration between the Culver City gastropub Waterloo & City and the French-accented Central Coast winery Tablas Creek Vineyard this Wednesday. Just look at the menu, which involves a Gloucester Old Spot pig raised on the Tablas Creek estate near Templeton. For those who don't follow pigs obsessively, Old Spot is a much-coveted heritage breed. And big -- sows can weigh up to 500 pounds, the boars a good 100 pounds more.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Relativity Media is hoping to outbid the Walt Disney Co. for the popular YouTube network Maker Studios.  Relativity, a Beverly Hills-based entertainment company, has offered to pay $525 million in cash and stock for the Culver City digital media company, plus as much as $500 million more depending on the financial performance of the company, according to a person familiar with the deal. Relativity has also offered a bonus pool worth $75 million for "key talent and executives," this person said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Maker Studios said on Monday that its deal to be acquired by the Walt Disney Co. has already been approved, throwing cold water on a last-minute offer from  Relativity Media  worth up to $1.1 billion.  "As per the announcement made on March 24, Maker Studios has entered into a merger agreement with The Walt Disney Company," a Maker spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "The agreement has been approved by Maker Studios' Board of Directors and the majority of its shareholders and is expected to close in the next few weeks, subject to regulatory approval.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Walt Disney Co. is buying Maker Studios, the digital media company behind YouTube successes such as "Epic Rap Battles of History" and PewDiePie. Burbank-based Disney said Monday that it will pay $500 million to Maker shareholders. Based in Culver City, Maker Studios has about  55,000 YouTube channels with 380 million subscribers and 5.5 billion views per month.  Shareholders could receive up to $450 million more, depending on Maker's performance after the acquisition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Bob Pool
Most of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County are failing to adequately protect historically important structures that are in danger of being razed, according to a new study by the Los Angeles Conservancy. The "Preservation Report Card" assigns an F to 51 cities and all of the county's unincorporated communities - some that made no effort to save their historic places since the group's last county-wide assessment was completed six years ago. Conservancy leaders said some newer communities mistakenly believe they have no historic preservation resources while officials of other communities have delayed creating programs because of budget cuts tied to the recession.
NEWS
January 21, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Fresh off a run at the new A.O.C. space, pop-up restaurant Barbershop will reappear in Culver City starting Jan. 30. Chef Walter el Nagar (of La Botte) and partner Mario Vollera (Piccolo Venice) are operating Barbershop Ristorante Italiano at La Petite Crêperie from Wednesday to Saturday evenings until Feb. 16. El Nagar will serve a five-course Italian menu showcasing his mix of the traditional and modernist, influenced by what's available at the Santa Monica Farmers Market and downtown fish market each week.
NEWS
May 20, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
A replica of the Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand in all its giant, yellow glory will finally make an appearance in the Los Angeles area today. Fans anticipating the return of "Arrested Development," which was canceled by Fox in 2006 but is coming back with a premiere May 26 on Netflix, will want to head down to 9300 Culver Boulevard (adjacent to Trader Joe's) from noon to 7 p.m. If you're looking to spot an actual cast member, Judy Greer, who plays Kitty Sanchez, is scheduled to be at the stand between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.  The banana stand, which has been making the rounds on a world tour that has included London and New York, sent fans in a tizzy last week when news broke that it may not be making a stop in Newport Beach, where the stand originates in the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Culver Studios, a historic independent studio where “Gone with the Wind” and “Citizen Kane” were filmed, is changing hands. Lehman Bros. Holdings has reached an agreement to sell the Culver City property to Hackman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles real estate investment firm, two sources familiar with the matter said. The transaction, expected to close this week, is among former Lehman assets being sold off following the investment firm's 2008 bankruptcy filing. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Hackman Capital is buying the property for $85 million, close to what Lehman and other investors paid Sony Pictures Entertainment a decade ago for the 14-acre Washington Boulevard property, sources said.
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