Culver City, California: My Home Town

'Helms Bakery 1950' by Stan Cline
purchase nostalgic prints
at Stan Cline's website
          Essay on My Hometown
Official Links
Local Organizations
Local Eateries
Nearby Beach Towns page
State & Local Politicians

Baldwin Hills [neighboring L.A. 90016]
Palms [neighboring L.A. 90034]
Cheviot Hills [neighboring L.A. 90064]
Mar Vista [neighboring L.A. 90066]
Westchester [neighboring L.A. 90045]

Local Businesses Page

Automobile DealersHotels & MotelsMovie & TV ProductionLocal Entertainment
Construction & InteriorsNews MediaMedical / HealingComputers & Internet

Culver City Chamber of Commerce Members Directory

Allied Model Trains [est. 1946]      Alliance Bank of Culver City [est. 1980]

Stocker Resources, Inc. division of Plains Exploration & Production
Culver Center Flowers
Star Club Electronics
Absolute Protection Services
Doggie Central
Evenson Design Group, 4445 Overland Avenue
Wende Museum of The Cold War [est. 2000, moving 4/2013], 10808 Culver Blvd.
Haas Entertainment Systems, 5774 Uplander Way
Martin B. Retting, Inc. [est. 1928], 11029 Washington Blvd.
Culver City Home Brewing Supply [est. 1995], 4358½ Sepulveda Blvd.
Delian Music [est. 1947; moved to Inglewood in 2005]
Accents By Ann - fountains & gifts
New School of Cooking
Daniel's Jewelers [est. 1948]
Culver City [CA] National Little League
Broccoli Books USA [manga & anime]
Gemological Institute of America [est. 1931, L.A. Branch moved to CC 6/2004]
Classic Wheel Covers on Sepulveda Blvd.
Charles David - shoes [est. 1987]
Hillside Memorial Park [est. 1946]
Holy Cross Cemetery [est. 1939]
California Casket Company
Dave's Facial Spa
Social Studies School Service [since 1969]
law office of Richard A. Kurshner
Beautiful Decay quarterly magazine
Red Star Military Museum & Sales [est. 1975]
Staples Realtor [est. 1940s], 10776 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA

Landmark Worldwide headquarters
Landmark Worldwide - Los Angeles Center [est. 1970s, moved 12/2012], 200 Corporate Pointe in Culver City, CA

ColorTek Photo Labs      Haley Miranda Group [marketing]

Sizzler Steakhouses [founded 1958 in Culver City's Airport Village]      UniNet Imaging, Inc.

Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies      Peter Ehrlich's Cyberents

Culver Cleaners on Sepulveda
Harold S. Wittner, CPA
SignQuest [est. 1999] [requires Flash]
Sada's Flowers
Goldrich & Kest Industries - real estate
Trader Jim's Camera & Video on Sepulveda
Jack Nadel, Inc. [est. 1953]
WheelWorld - bikes
African Marketplace Boutique [Fox Hills Mall]
Smart Set Travel [est. 1970]
Pacific Coast Hydroponics on Sepulveda
Dorene Slavitz, local commercial & residential real estate

Westfield Fox Hills Mall [opened 1975]
Popcornopolis Gourmet Popcorn store inside Fox Hills Mall in Culver City, California


Downtown Culver City, California
C.C. Farmer's Market [Tuesdays 4-8pm]
Ticktockers Thrift Shop, Downtown Culver City
P.I.P. Culver City [my printer]
Flavor & Flair - scrapbook supply store & workshop
Netzel Associates, Inc. [est. 1985]
Cavanaugh Realtors [est. 1961]
free wireless internet in Downtown Culver City [launched Sept 2004]
Carbon Bar [est. Oct 2002] on Venice Blvd.
Tea Forest Coffee + Tea Bar
Event Solutions - catering, 3975 Landmark Street
SweetWater Letterpress [est. 2011] artisan printing, 10054 Culver Blvd.

Alandales Mens Clothing


Hayden Tract Industrial Area in Culver City, California <
includes Eastham Drive, Hannum Street, Hayden Avenue, Higuera Street, and Stellar Drive
New Yorker Magazine 2010 article on Eric Owen Moss & the Hayden Tract {.PDF file}
Southern California Graphics, 8432 Stellar Drive
Big Imagination Group - marketing, 3603 Hayden Avenue]
Smashbox Cosmetics [est. 1996], 8549 Higuera Street
Discus Dental Supply, 8550 Higuera Street
Creative Oxygen - placement agency, 3623 Eastham Drive
Conjunctive Points Dance Center, 3631 Hayden Avenue
fast food chain The Counter Gourmet Burgers [est. 2003], 8571 Higuera Street
E.V. Roberts - chemicals [est. 1938] moved to Carson, California
Debbie Allen Dance Academy [est. 2001] moved to Crenshaw District
Angel City Brewing moved to Torrance, California
Media Temple Inc. [est. 1998] web services, 8520 National Blvd.

Pacific Rim Printers & Mailers, 5760 Hannum Street in Culver City, California

Colourcraft Printing, Inc. [est. 1984], 3652 Eastham Drive in Culver City, California


East Culver City
BLK/MRKT Art Gallery], 6009 W. Washington Blvd.
Strand Releasing - independent film distributor [est. 1989], 6140 W. Washington Blvd.
EZweb European Laundromat & Cybercafé, 6144 W. Washington Blvd. NOW CLOSED
Max Leather, Inc. [est. 1986], 8533 W. Washington Blvd.
CoolHaus Ice Cream, 8588 W. Washington Blvd. and mobile fleet
Surfas Restaurant Supply [est. 1937], 8777 W. Washington Blvd.

Helms Bakery District
Helms Bakery Museum, 3225 Helms Avenue.
The Antique Guild [in the Helms Building] {website gone? 3/2005}
Jazz Bakery Nightclub
Kazuto Matsusaka's Beacon Asian Cafe, 3280 Helms Avenue [2004-2011]
H. D. Buttercup in the Helms Bldg. [est. 2005]


NOTE: There are STILL no booksellers in Culver City,
except a minimal news-stand at Fox Hills Mall.
Residents must take a drive to Piccolo's Used Books in nearby Westchester
or the Barnes & Noble in Marina del Rey

. . . or you can shop online at Nordell Online Bookstores Group



Computers & Internet
free wireless internet in Downtown Culver City [launched Sept 2004]

Qroute - web hosting
*techquest Computer Service Center
BidZ.com
Mouse Domain
P.C. Bureau - digital imaging
Scott Malsin's Pro-Point web services
West L.A. Computer Services [est. 1994], 10312 Culver Blvd.

Berland Technologies [est. 1985]

Symantec Corp. built a new office complex in the Fox Hills area of Culver City, which opened in 2008; official address 900 Corporate Pointe


Medical / Healing Arts / Fitness
'Garden of Deep Awareness' Yoga
MetaTouch Custom Therapeutic Massage
The Wellness Spa
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Brotman Hospital [est. 1928]       A Tighter U fitness studio


Movie & TV Production
Applied Effects
The Culver Studios [est. 1918]  {bought 4/2004 by Pacifica Ventures}
Westside Production Services [division of Sony]
Iota Center on Venice Blvd. in Palms [L.A. 90034]
Ten 9 Fifty Studios
documentary filmmaker Richard Cohen
Reel 3-D Enterprises [est. 1978]
Runway digital editing & post [est. 1992]
Zoic Studios [digital effects] in Culver City, CA
Strand Releasing - independent film distributor [est. 1989]
producer-director-activist Robert Greenwald
Online Culver City Film Festival
Maker Studios (producer of YouTube channels) in West Culver City, CA

N.F.L. Network / N.F.L. Films       Sony Pictures Studios       Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films


Local Entertainment & The Arts
Jazz Bakery Nightclub
Culver Ice Arena
The Satin Ballroom [swing dancing at Vet's Auditorium]
Boulevard Music [& Concerts] on Sepulveda
Conjunctive Points Dance Center
Debbie Allen Dance Academy [est. 2001]
Issue 89 (local punk band)
Panorama Photography by Jeff Wilson
Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Animation Art Gallery in Beverly Hills & Culver City, CA
Western Project Art Gallery [est. 2004] on Main Street
Intl. Short Films, Animation & Games Festival [Oct 2004]
BLK/MRKT Art Gallery in East Culver City, CA  [requires Flash]
Carbon Bar [est. Oct 2002] on Venice Blvd.
Club Tropical nightclub in East Culver City, CA

Chernus Photography

Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre [built 1947; reopened Oct 2004] in Culver City, CA
The Actors Gang [est. 1981] at Ivy Substation theatre/performance space [built 1907]
Cinemark Cinemas 18 + IMAX [est. 2001 as The Bridge] at Howard Hughes Center
Pacific Culver Stadium 12 [opened 2003, closed 3/2015], 9500 Culver Blvd. in Culver City, CA
Arclight Cinemas #8 Culver City [12 screens; built 2003, reopened 5/2015], 9500 Culver Blvd. in Culver City, CA


Local News & Broadcast Media
Westwood One, Inc.
Culver City news page at www.SoCal.com
local newspaper Culver City Observer
local newspaper Culver City News
K.T.W.V.-FM 'The Wave' radio station [est. 1987]


Construction & Interiors
B & B Hardware, 12450 W. Washington Blvd.
Charles & Charles - furniture [est. 1966]
Stellar Hardware on Main Street
The Antique Stove Store
Ideal Office Interiors
Eric Owen Moss - Architects [est. 1973]
New Yorker Magazine 2010 article on Eric Owen Moss & the Hayden Tract {.PDF file}
America Drain Works - plumbing
Interiors Made Eezzy [est. 1997]
Mike Diamond Plumbing & Heating
Continental Refrigeration, Heating & Air [est. 1989]
Pacific Alarm Systems
Prado Signs
Gregg Fleishman Design
Art Home Italia on Jefferson near Slauson
Anderson Plywood Sales [est. 1945]
Ferrufino - furniture, upholstery, draperies [est. 1968]
Culver Ready for Finish Furniture
Steven Ehrlich - Architects {site broken 10/2007}
Martin Pierce Furnishings
The Sofa Company [est. 1998]
Alejandro Haro, Inc. - landscape contractor
Sit'n Sleep Mattress Superstore in Culver Center/Westside Walk

Powell Furniture [est. 1968]       Wolcott Interior Planning & Design

Dozar Office Furnishings       C.C. Industrial Hardware

The Kitchen Store [est. 1964]       Spartan Supply

Express Pipe & Supply [est. 1993]


Local Automobile Dealers
Albertson Oldsmobile - Chevrolet - Geo [1948-2007]
Culver City {formely Westside} Volvo
Swiss Motors [est. 1988]

Miller Honda in Culver City, CA    Miller Automotive - now 11 locations    Miller Toyota in Culver City, CA

Airport-Marina Ford, on Centinela     Airport-Marina Honda, on Centinela


Local Lodging
The Culver Hotel [est. 1924] in Downtown Culver City, CA
Radisson Hotel, 6161 West Centinela Ave. in Culver City, CA

Courtyard by Marriott [reopened 4/2008], 6333 Bristol Parkway in Culver City, CA         Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 5990 Green Valley Circle in Culver City, CA         Ramada Limited Hotel, 3930 Supulveda Blvd. in Culver City, CA         Culver City [CA] Travelodge at Sepulveda & Washington Place


Baldwin Hills [neighboring L.A. 90016]
See's Candies Factory & Store, 3431 So. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles 90016
Target Store #1306, 3535 So. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles 90016
mechanical wizard & artist Greg 'Gadget' Abbott, 6178 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles 90016


Palms [neighboring L.A. 90034]
Palms history/business website {inactive 2010}
My Baby Jo - retro clothing, 10418½ National Blvd. in Palms [L.A. 90034]
Boardwalk 11 - karaoke bar, 10433 National Blvd. in Palms [L.A. 90034]
Westside Chinese School [est. 1967] in Palms [L.A. 90034]
Complete Automotive Systems - Firestone & Goodyear in Palms [L.A. 90034]
Rock Construction & Management - general contractors, 10729 Francis Place in Palms [L.A. 90034]
The iota Center [est. 1994], 10401 Venice Blvd. in Palms [L.A. 90034]
Futon Factory L.A. 10203 Venice Blvd. in Palms [L.A. 90034]
High Noon Cowboy Artifacts, 9929 Venice Blvd. in Palms [L.A. 90034]
The Museum of Jurassic Technology [est. 1987], 9341 Venice Blvd. in Palms [L.A. 90034]
Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education [est. 2003], 8885 Venice Blvd. in Palms [L.A. 90034]
Wall Units, Inc. 8855 Venice Blvd. in Palms [L.A. 90034]

Palms Cycle [est. 1930] on Motor Avenue in Palms [L.A. 90034]


Cheviot Hills [neighboring L.A. 90064]
Cheviot Hills Home Owners' Association
proposed Westwood-Expo Greenway (along Exposition Blvd. from Motor to Overland}


Mar Vista [neighboring L.A. 90066]
Good Hurt Nightclub, 12249 Venice Blvd. in Mar Vista
Rocker Board Shop, on Venice Blvd. in Mar Vista { closed }
Mar Vista Entertainment [est. 2003], 12519 Venice Blvd. in Mar Vista [L.A. 90066]
Garage Company motorcycles & gear [est. 1987] moved to Ingewood in 2010
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 13315 W. Washington Blvd.
Maxwell's Cafe, 13329 W. Washington Blvd.
Maker Studios (producer of YouTube channels), 13347 West Washington Blvd. in West Culver City, CA
Echo Park Time Travel Mart #2 - a convenience store for time travelers, 12515 Venice Blvd. in Mar Vista [L.A. 90066]

Mar Vista [neighboring L.A. 90066] south of Washington
Ronnie's Diner, 12740 Culver Blvd. in Mar Vista
The Submariner, 4562 So. Centinela Avenue in Mar Vista
Diamond Donuts 4580 So. Centinela Avenue in Mar Vista


Westchester [neighboring L.A. 90045]
The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center
Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop at Howard Hughes Center Promenade
Lewis Piccolo's Used Books at Howard Hughes Center Promenade
family-owned The Hummus Factory Restaurant at Howard Hughes Center Promenade
Islands Restaurant - fine hamburgers & drinks {chain}
Johnny Rockets [chain est. 1986] retro diner at Howard Hughes Center Promenade
Kabuki Restaurant at Howard Hughes Center Promenade
Marie Callender's Bakery & Café {chain} at Howard Hughes Center Promenade
Nordstrom Rack at Howard Hughes Center Promenade
Cinemark Cinemas 18 + IMAX [est. 2001 as The Bridge] at Howard Hughes Center
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill [chain est. 1983] at Howard Hughes Center Promenade
Stefano's New York Pizza at Howard Hughes Center Promenade
Wild Thai Restaurant Restaurant at Howard Hughes Center Promenade

Otis College of Art & Design, 9045 Lincioln Blvd. in Westchester, California

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Univision KMEX-TV 34
C.H. Berman Photography & Multimedia
Jino's Pars - authentic Persian & Mediterranean cuisine, 5844 W. Manchester Blvd.



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