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 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...

 
 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...

 

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