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 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    February 11, 2016

BankWork$ Grad Commences Culver City Career

When one thinks of hope and personal fulfillment, a financial institution is generally not the first image that springs to mind. However, when it comes to Bank of America in Culver City’s Culver...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    December 31, 2015

Culver Ice Rink Contributed To Skater's Success

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Dedication, determination and discipline will all factor into destiny for middle-schooler Samir Mallya, who will be competing at the U.S. Figure Skating Nationals...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    December 24, 2015

A Fantastic Holiday Outing In Culver City

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer There's just something about holiday lights that evokes a sense of wonder and magic . . . The Tree Lighting Ceremony at Town Plaza on Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    November 5, 2015

Kids Carnival Creates A Community Of Joy

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer A disabled child is still, first and foremost, a child – and that came through loud and clear at the Culver City Senior Center on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18 duri...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    October 29, 2015

Chalet Edelweiss Will Have You Singing Its Praises

“One of the joys of dining out is you don’t have to bite off more than you can chew; you can always ask for a doggy bag.” ~ Sandra Coopersmith The Bachofner family’s Chalet Edelweiss, just...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    Health    September 6, 2015

House of Fitness Helps Culver City Flex Its Muscles

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer If your exercise program consists of dragging your feet, sidestepping responsibility and pushing your luck, Culver City’s House of Fitness (“HOF”) at 4130...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    July 23, 2015

Special Olympics World Games Come Here

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer The Special Olympics Athlete Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” In a world beset by problems, it’s heartening to see...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    June 4, 2015

'Losing the West' Aims to Lasso Awareness

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Look up "dedication," commitment," "resourcefulness" and "perseverance" and you may just find a picture of Alex Warren. This Santa Monica resident is the very def...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 21, 2015

What Rain? Relay For Life Goes On

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." We're all familiar with that quote, versions of which have been attributed to Mark Twain a...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 21, 2015

Temple Akiba Rededicated – L'chaim!

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer The Jewish teaching, "According to the effort is the reward," was evident on Saturday, April 25 as an aura of community, joy, light and love enveloped Temple Akib...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 7, 2015

Female Veteran Still Doing Good Deeds at 105

By Sandra Coopersmith Features writer Doing good deeds (or "mitzvahs," as Bea Abrams Cohen refers to them) must be an effective prescription for longevity, as it is probably her desire to help others...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    April 16, 2015

Walk To End Genocide Is Coming Up

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Sit idly by? Never! For Jewish World Watch ("JWW"), a hands-on leader in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities and one that has raised more than $12.5...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    Health    March 26, 2015

Transforming Grief Into Hope

By Sandra Coopersmith Features writer Some things, like the unwavering commitment of the American Cancer Society (ACS) to save lives and end cancer, never change. And some things do, such as this...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    March 12, 2015

Intergenerational Writers Workshop Keeps On Getting Better

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Enlightening, inspiring, imaginative, intriguing and hopeful describe this year's first quarter, thanks to my participation in the Intergenerational Writers...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    March 5, 2015

Baywatch Is Coming Back

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Douglas Schwartz, the innovative and iconic writer/director/producer who celebrates his 70th birthday this year and is known for "Soul Surfer," "Baywatch,"...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    February 5, 2015

A Peaceful Option for Pet's Final Journey

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ― Anatole France Anyone who has ever had a beloved pet will relate. Sadly, many can...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    December 4, 2014

'Tis the Season to be Wary' Part II

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer If you've never been the victim of a scam, you have yet another reason to be very, very grateful this Thanksgiving. Scams abound, and events such as the Nov. 12...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    December 4, 2014

'Tis The Season To be Wary' Part I

(Part 1 of 2) By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer We've all heard the saying, "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    Health    November 13, 2014

'Shake the Handshake,' Urges Kaiser

We're entering that time of year when holiday greetings are, unfortunately, often interspersed with a hearty "Achoo!" Leave it to Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center ("Kaiser") to come...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    November 6, 2014

Howl-o-ween Party a True Tail-Wagger

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Halloween in Culver City really went to the dogs this year – but in the best of all possible ways, thanks to Michelson Found Animals' Adopt & Shop at 4235...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    October 16, 2014

Hip, Hip, Hooray for Phyllis Farrell

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer A huge deterrent to accomplishing the goals on one's bucket list would be falling and breaking a hip, an experience which, for those in their golden years, could...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    October 2, 2014

Adopt and Shop's Lil Bub Event Was the Cat's Meow

Features Writer For those unfamiliar with the slang of the 1920s, "the cat's meow" refers to someone or something highly admired, and on Saturday, September 20 that cat-egorically described the...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    September 18, 2014

Get Your Zumba® On For a Good Cause

By Sandra Coopersmith Feature Writer What do you call a woman who transformed herself from a "morbidly obese couch potato" (her words) to a vibrant Zumba® instructor whose busy schedule includes t...

 
 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...

 

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