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Saint Paul of Culver City

By Sandra Coopersmith When it comes to hands-on involvement in helping the poor and homeless, Paul Ehrlich, whom I would definitely rate as one of the good guys, is no slacker. Every Saturday morning...

 

All Revved Up for Relay for Life

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."-- John Lennon, "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" Anyone who's gone through a life changing...

 

A Potpourri of Poetry

Roses are red, Violets are blue. Let me share my day of poetry With you . . . September 20, 2017 marked 100 years from the day the Culver City city charter was issued. Several special community...

 

Elegant ... Empowered ... Exciting!

By Sandra Coopersmith "Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future." Coco Chanel To find vibrant,...

 

Poetry Book Proceeds Benefit Boneyard – Woof!

Like to smile? Want to do a good deed? Then on Sunday, May 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. stop by Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies, 5299 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, (310) 572-6107, for the book...

 

Merci Beaucoup. COLCOA!

It was my great pleasure to attend this year’s COLCOA (“City of Light City of Angels”) French Film Festival at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood. It ran from April 23 through April...

 

Learn Something New at Any Age

Want to know how to create a positive catalyst for change? Try combining life experience and wisdom with fresh, youthful perspectives over six Wednesday morning sessions of creative and thoughtful...

 

Olé For Benny's Tacos!

Aficionados of Mexican food in Culver City and surrounding areas can consider themselves very fortunate. About two months ago Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie, with popular sites in Westchester...

 

Rx For Healing: A Visit From The CC Strummers

For those served by Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, it could be said that the January 23, 2018 bimonthly visit from The CC Strummers, the ukulele group headed by Cali Rose who teaches two classes a...

 

A ROCKIN' RELAY!

"A joyful experience awaits you." That was the message in the fortune cookie accompanying the order I picked up in April from a nearby Chinese restaurant, and I remember thinking, "How appropriate!"...

 

Praying Lemons Into Lemonade

"O Lord, that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!" – William Shakespeare (King Henry VI, Part 2) Pastor Michael Barrett Jr., a Culver City resident, freely acknowledges that...

 

WALK FOR YOUR LIFE!

Remember that classic Jack Benny routine where a thief accosts him and says, “Your money or your life”? Benny pauses for a long while and finally responds, “I’m thinking, I’m thinking. ....

 

The Fan-tastic Search for Ms. Culver City Elegance 2017

We live in uncertain times but of one thing you can be sure: Sunday, May 7, 2017 the Culver City Senior Center was clearly the place to be for an entertaining and exciting display of lovely ladies...

 

Cultural Mosaic Inspires Eighth Intergenerational Workshop

Words of hope on 8 ½ by 11 inch cloth sheets ("Dream Flags") that wafted their messages in the breeze were the culmination of this year's Intergenerational Writing Workshop, a collaboration...

 

Herman Eisen Celebrates 100th Birthday

Herman Eisen, who turned 100 this month, celebrated with his favorite dessert, lemon meringue pie, during a Nov. 9 meeting at the Culver City Senior Center. When asked his secret, he responded,...

 

Petrelli's 85th Anniversary – A Celebration to Savor

Hopefully, many of us will be around as long as the George Petrelli Famous Steakhouse, a Culver City landmark and true hallmark of delicious dining with an 85th anniversary celebration planned for Sun...

 

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: Interview New School Superintendent

One's fate can be determined by something as simple as a piece of paper pinned to a tree. Just ask Culver City Unified School District's affable and enthusiastic Superintendent, Dr. Joshua Arnold,...

 

Have Kitties, Will Travel

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Catty Wagon (www.cattywagon.org), the first custom-built, mobile adoption vehicle created just for kittens in order to enable thousands of shelter kittens to...

 

Judith Love Cohen

Judith Love Cohen, a longtime Culver City resident, was a trailblazing electrical engineer working in the forefront of 20th century science whose many accomplishments included valuable contributions...

 

Judith Love Cohen

Innovative, Creative, Dedicated, Devoted Judith Love Cohen, a longtime Culver City resident, was a trailblazing electrical engineer working in the forefront of 20th century science whose many...

 

Bon Voyage to a Beautiful Soul Mary Tyrer

It's the small things that hurt the most when loss occurs. I sob as I sit here at the computer, knowing I'll never again hear Mary ("Toni") Tyrer, my dear, vibrant, whimsical friend for 50 years, my...

 

Elegance Reigns At Senior Center

"Spread your wings and fly" was the theme for a dazzling afternoon Sunday, May 15 at the Culver City Senior Center when 10lovely ladies strutted their stuff in formal attire, displaying their own...

 

Culver City's Jackson Market

Who remembers the movie "Lost Horizon" that came out in 1937 starring Ronald Colman, directed by Frank Capra, and based on a novel by James Hilton? It introduced us to Shangri-La, a mystical,...

 

Judge Harold ("Hal") I. Cherness

Somewhere a very special high court is in session and the case being heard involves Judge Hal Cherness, a prolific purveyor of wisdom, justice, and humor, who has been charged with being a genuine hon...

 

A Generational Exercise In Perception

Time does indeed fly when you’re having fun. I can attest to that, having just completed this year’s stint as a senior volunteer in a wonderful workshop that began in 2010 between Culver City...

 

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