Month: June 2020

Saying Goodbye

Everything Must Go at the Canterbury Art Shoppe By Katherine Brubaker Nancy Veits started the Canterbury Art Shoppe in 1967. The shop sits on West 87th Street in the Westchester Triangle, which Veits describes as a “tiny part of old-time America.” There are broad sidewalks, leafy trees, and a wide array of mom-and-pop shops that have been owned by the same people for years. Veits was at the helm of the Canterbury Art Shoppe for 30 years, until she sold it in 1997 to the current owner. Today she is back in her beloved shop, only this time as...

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Summer Brunchin’

Break out of lockdown’s boring breakfast routine with sweet & savory morning meals By Anthony Torrise Summer is here! At long last, the sun is out and the weather has gotten better by the day. As establishments begin to slowly reopen after the COVID-quarantine, we are in need of relaxing, nourishing meals now, more than ever. What could be better than taking the most important meal of the day to the beach for a picnic or having a socially distanced dine-in date? You could also curl up between your sheets and order breakfast in. The choice is yours. The...

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Kid Power

Broadway Elementary 4th grader organizes peaceful Black Lives Matter protest By Dev Jaiswal As “Black Lives Matter” protests continue in Los Angeles and throughout the United States, local mother Leandra and her daughter Lux decided to organize a peaceful demonstration of their own. On June 10, the mother and daughter organized a socially distanced gathering in front of Lux’s school Broadway Elementary in Venice. Fellow students, their families, and the school principal were also present. Shaded from the afternoon heat by a tree and wearing masks, protesters stood holding up signs on Lincoln Boulevard and chanted “I Can’t Breathe,”...

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Letters

Don’t Forget Palms! The article written by Lydia You “Birth of a Movement” stated that Karen Bass represents the 37th Congressional District, including West Los Angeles, Mar Vista and Culver City. Coungressmember Bass also represents Palms, incorporated in 1886. Years ago, the L.A. Times designated Palms as “the most livable part of Los Angeles,” Developers destroyed that distinction. Jeanne Parker Palms Resident for over 50 years Rename Fort Bragg The Northern California town of Fort Bragg is in desperate need of a name change ASAP!  Sure, there will be some relatively minor expenses for residents from the municipal name change, but the cost of keeping...

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El Segundo for Black Lives initiates a local movement for racial justice

By Meera Sastry The protests that swept the nation in response to the killing of George Floyd and other victims of police brutality have occupied a massive range in terms of size and setting — from gatherings of tens of thousands in Hollywood to single-person outposts in towns that have never before seen such progressive public activism. The leaders of El Segundo for Black Lives, an organization recently founded in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, say they have struggled to make their voices heard in a city some in the group perceive as “hostile to people of...

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