Articles written by Sandra Coopersmith

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 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    August 18, 2016

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...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    Opinion    August 11, 2016 

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...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    Obituaries    August 4, 2016

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...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    June 30, 2016

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...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 19, 2016

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...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    April 28, 2016

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,...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    March 24, 2016

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...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    March 10, 2016

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...

 
 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...

 

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