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 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 19, 2022 

Coping Creatively Through POPS Clubs

Enlightening, thought-provoking, intriguing, profound, insightful, funny, heartbreaking, hopeful, inspiring – you name it. That describes JUST FRIENDS, which was published in April and is the...

 

CONGRATULATIONS, DR. HOULT!

The Energizer Bunny could likely learn a thing or two from Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult who, on Monday, May 9th, was presented a commendation by the City Council as 2022 Senior of the Year. She has...

 

EARTH DAY – Preserving Our Home Sweet Home

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” – Jane...

 

INTERGENERATIONAL WRITERS KEEP CREATING

"Change is the only constant in life." ~ Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher The pandemic has necessitated many alterations, as was evident in the Intergenerational Writers Workshop, a collaboration betwe...

 

IN THE TRENCHES WITH CULVER ARTS

“Creativity takes courage.” ~ Henri Matisse The chaos resulting from the continuing battle with COVID has certainly confirmed that. And the Culver City Arts Foundation (“Culver Arts”) has...

 

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION . . .

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” – Mark Twain In a year distinguished by pandemic and economic issues, the residential market continued to trend high according to PropertyShark, a...

 

Connecting With Heather Baker, New City Attorney

The path that would lead Heather Baker to becoming City Attorney of Culver City started in a schoolyard and culminated in October, 2021 when the City Council voted to appoint her to replace Carol...

 

Keeping The Dream Alive At Petrelli's

What do you call a beloved Culver City landmark that serves up conviviality and heart along with wonderful food and is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year? George Petrelli Steakhouse, of...

 

DRAWING FROM EXPERIENCE

Stick me in a room with my laptop, some pencils, erasers, Sharpies, and paper, and I'm as happy as a pig in swill. You know me as Features Writer but I've been an artist since childhood, the first...

 

DOUBLE DOWN ON TITO'S!

"Tito's Tacos (https://www.titostacos.com/) has been serving up our award-winning Mexican food cuisine to Los Angelinos since 1959," remarked Lynne Davidson, President of Tito's Tacos Mexican Restaura...

 

Keeping the Light of Resiliency Glowing

Cancer hasn't taken a "time out" because of the pandemic and must be addressed. Accordingly, the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills, which also includes the communities of Culve...

 

CELEBRATING WITH A BIG SPLASH

For many of us the most strenuous birthday activity we engage in is blowing out the candles. Not so for Ajae Clearway. Clearway, a cinematic video game producer and director who resides in Culver...

 

#CulverCityResilient, United by Art

The purpose of art? One take, per Pablo Picasso, is “washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” And now, because of the pandemic, that dust has increased and coalesced into a heavy and almost...

 

Transforming Pain into Empowerment Through POPS Clubs

It’s hard enough being a teenager navigating the bridge between childhood and adulthood while acclimating to a pandemic, school shutdowns, remote learning, and all the attendant anxiety of these...

 

Transforming Pain into Empowerment Through POPS Clubs

It’s hard enough being a teenager navigating the bridge between childhood and adulthood while acclimating to a pandemic, school shutdowns, remote learning, and all the attendant anxiety of these...

 

Our Intergenerational Zoom

For sure, the only constant is change. COVID-19 certainly proved that. We never completed last year's Intergenerational Writers Workshop because of the shutdown. I saw its theme as dealing with three...

 

Transforming Pain into Empowerment Through POPS Clubs

It's hard enough being a teenager navigating the bridge between childhood and adulthood while acclimating to a pandemic, school shutdowns, remote learning, and all the attendant anxiety of these...

 

NEW BEGINNINGS

One of the fascinating changes the pandemic has brought into my very sequestered life is the introduction of Zoom. I’m no techie, but with a friend patiently guiding me over the phone I managed to...

 

'PLEASE STAY STRONG,' URGES MAYOR ALEX FISCH

One would be hard put to find idle moments in Alex Fisch's day. Culver City's new mayor, who was elected to the City Council in April of 2018, brings considerable background to his position, as set...

 

A THANKSGIVING MEMORY

The kitchen is NOT my happy place. While I love enjoying delicious food prepared by others, when it comes to cooking, mine is limited to cooking up ideas for stories, cartoons, and solutions to...

 

QUERYING CULVER CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

What do you see as the most important issue affecting Culver City at this time? How do you plan to address it as a Council Member? Why do you feel you're especially qualified to deal with it? What is...

 

VILLAGE WELL PRESENTS PERIPATETIC POET BRIAN SONIA-WALLACE

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a young poet roaming the country with your manual typewriter, hiring yourself out in malls and wherever you could set up a little work area so you could have...

 

LET THERE BE LIGHT

One way or another, pandemic notwithstanding, the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills, which includes the communities of Culver City, Ladera Heights, View Park, Windsor Hills,...

 

BRIDGING GENERATIONS TO BATTLE SCAMS

QUESTION: What do you get when you combine a determined Girl Scout with a seasoned and scam-savvy acting group, each aiming to keep seniors from becoming victims? ANSWER: A generationally synergistic...

 

A VERY DIFFERENT KIND OF RELAY

Cancer is bad enough and we sure didn't need a pandemic but we've got one, so how on Earth do we hold a Relay? That was indeed the question, as Relays are crowded events that generate camaraderie,...

 

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