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 By Sandra Coopersmith    Arts    August 21, 2014 

She Puts Pep in Your Step

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer You'd think someone with "English" as a surname would be destined to teach language and, in a roundabout way, that's just what Jackie English does. After all,...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    Health    August 14, 2014

Kudos to Kaiser for Environmental Excellence

Sandra Coopersmith It should come as no surprise that Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center ("Kaiser"), which serves many in Culver City and surrounding communities, continues to garner...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    July 31, 2014

Learning from Dog's Playbook of Life

"Try this: Run barefoot through a field. When dogs run, their paws paint the earth with grace." That's just one of the suggestions in "Life's a Bark," the delightful new book by award-winning author...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    July 17, 2014

Stepping Up to Relay For Life

Brush off your sneakers and get ready for a day of fun, purpose and inspiration – the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is coming to Culver City. West Los Angeles College is the site of this...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    June 19, 2014

Budding Biographers Quiz Seniors

By Sandra Coopersmith "Getting to know you, getting to know all about you . . ." As my fellow volunteers and I waited in Room B47 of the Culver City Senior Center on May 22 for a group of 18 students...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    June 19, 2014

All Fired Up About BBQs

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer What symbolizes summer more than kicking back in the yard on a sublimely sunny day, sipping a cool, refreshing drink while grilling something succulent on the...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 29, 2014

Guiding Girls to Lofty Goals

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that Culver City is home to some pretty remarkable people, one being Judith Love Cohen, who is on the Astronautical Advisory Board for the USC Viterbi S...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 22, 2014

Katz Transforms Areas Through Art, Technology

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Curiosity and enthusiasm are certainly primary colors in the engaging personal palette of David Arthur Katz. "I've been working as a digital artist for almost 25...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 22, 2014

Westside Brake Gears Up For Growth

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer One would think that in this economy, where hardly a day goes by that we don't read about cutbacks, companies would be putting the brakes on expansion. Westside...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 15, 2014

Adopt & Shop Combines Compassion, Convenience

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Every pet should have its day. In Culver City the likelihood that day will happen was substantially increased on May 13 when Adopt & Shop, a one-stop adoption and...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 15, 2014

Sensational Seniors Sparkle in Pageant

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer "How many Ms. Senior Culver City contestants does it take to screw in a light bulb?" "A light bulb? Seriously? With their talent and personality, these ladies...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 1, 2014

IN GOOD TASTE:-LA Spice Cafe

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Remember that restaurant scene in "When Harry Met Sally"? While sampling some of the offerings at LA Spice Café I came close to emulating Sally, except my...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 1, 2014

Getting a Down To Earth Education

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Culver City's Turning Point School is known for creating friendship, altruism and awareness through its service learning projects, its latest such venture...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    March 13, 2014

Silverman's Book Title Says It All

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Everyone is a story waiting to be told. With "White Rose: Stories of Love, Loss and a Dog Named Holly," Marian Silverman tells hers in an engrossing memoir...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    March 6, 2014

Intergenerational Writers Create Verbal Collage

By Sandra Coopersmith Feature Writer If reincarnation exists and the universe is listening, consider this my bid to come back as a student at Turning Point School in Culver City. Please. In 2010 the...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    February 27, 2014

Sports Panel Provides Parents with Pointers

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Culver City's Turning Point School (pre-K through 8th grade) and Babytalk LA, two child-focused organizations, were a winning team on Feb. 4 when they partnered...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    February 13, 2014

France Says "Merci!" to Murray Codman

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer French lesson for today: "À tout seigneur, tout honneur" (honor to whom honor is due). "I just did what I had to do," said Technical Sergeant Murray Codman, a...