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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,...

 

Peaceful Protest Planned For June 20th

Monday morning, June 15th, as I prepared to engage upon my morning ritual of doing the LA Times crossword puzzle, I happened to glance at my horoscope: “You’ll suspect that you’re missing a...

 

8 MINUTES, 46 SECONDS

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of...

 

AllTogether LA: Serving Seniors, Saving Lives, Building Community

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." – Dr. Seuss The good doctor could have describing Lorena Camarena, President and Executive Director of Al...

 

Your Sanitizer or Your Life,

Along with many other seniors, my highly touted golden years seem to be transforming into iron pyrite (fool’s gold), thanks to COVID-19. True Story. I was in the market a few days ago and saw two...

 

When You Wish Upon a STAR . . .

Dreams can indeed come true, especially when that dream is, per the STAR Prep Academy's mission statement, "to unlock student strengths and nurture our students' natural gifts and talents to develop...

 

An Inspired Exhibit Celebrating Black History Month

On January 30th I had the great pleasure of attending the opening reception of INSPIRED: A TRIBUTE TO TRAILBLAZING AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN LOS ANGELES, curated by Steven Fisher, the Interim...

 

Allegra California Café Lives Up To Its Name

I had a dear Chilean friend who, after enjoying a particularly scrumptious meal, would loll back and, with eyes slightly glazed and a blissful expression, invariably say, "guatita llena, corazon conte...

 

Abilities Carnival Educates and Entertain

That Culver City knows how to put on a heartfelt, fun, and productive celebration in honor of Disability Awareness Month was evident to those attending its 16th annual free Abilities Carnival and...

 

COLCOA 2019 – OUI!

Flashing lights . . . blaring alarms . . . confusion . . . an unexpected ending to an intriguing week, but allow me to backtrack . . . "Raison" (reason) is an appropriate French word with which to...

 

An Eye-Opening Experience

Readers, you are in for an exceptional afternoon thanks to CRE Outreach's presentation of Point of Extinction, a science fiction political thriller that is sure to enthrall and inspire its audience...

 

Tito's Fiesta Mexicana – Woo Hoo, Round 2!

Tito's Fiesta Mexicana, which was such a huge hit when it was inaugurated last year on October 4 (National Taco Day and National Vodka Day) is back. Olé! The City of Culver City, Tito's Tacos...

 

Stars Sparkle at Senior Center

Age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow On Sunday...

 

Tito's Fiesta Mexicana – Woo Hoo, Round 2!

Tito’s Fiesta Mexicana, which was such a huge hit when it was inaugurated last year on October 4 (National Taco Day and National Vodka Day) is back. Olé! The City of Culver City, Tito’s Tacos...

 

Illuminating A Dark, Dark Time

"The most important thing is to be kind," said Martha Sternbach, a Culver City resident. "Never judge people by their color or religion." Having learned the tragic opposite of that message firsthand a...

 

MY DAY AT RELAY

If ever I need to remind myself that we are a compassionate, committed, and very connected species, all I have to do is participate in an American Cancer Society event such as the Baldwin Hills Relay...

 

L.A. GOAL Celebrates 50 Years of Service, Synergy, and Solutions

Everything starts with a dream . . . According to my dictionary, one definition of jewel is "a person or thing that is treasured, esteemed, or indispensable." That certainly describes L.A. GOAL,...

 

Why We Relay

The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is an incredible antidote to the pain and upheaval cancer brings. I know. My life was unexpectedly detoured into Cancerland several years ago, a place I...

 

KALEIDOSCOPE – A HARMONIOUS DIVERSITY

"Where words fail, music speaks." ~ Hans Christian Andersen Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra ("KCO"), a 501(c)3 non-profit, was founded five years ago by Benjamin Mitchell, its president, a clarinetist...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 2, 2019

Seniors, Beware – the Scams Never Stop

Don't fall prey to predators! With May being Older Americans Month, this warning to seniors is timely. Fortunately, the con artists and scammers are up against a hardy band of superheroes. Adrienne...

 

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