Author: Christina Campodonico

City & Neighborhood Council Meeting Calendar, September 2020

Joining Local Council Meetings from Home, on your Computer or Phone Compiled by Stepan Sarkisian Covid-19 is making everything more difficult, but the pandemic has made participating in your local city or neighborhood council meeting actually easier. While restrictions on in-person gatherings continue, those interested in attending and making public comments can attend their local council’s meeting on their computer or phone by using Zoom or another video conferencing platform. Zoom is an online video and audio-conferencing service that allows users to communicate remotely from the safety of home. Zoom is available through download or on your browser. You...

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A VP in the Making?

Six Things to Know About Local Congresswoman Karen Bass By Lydia You Los Angeles politician Karen Bass has shot up in Joe Biden’s shortlist of VP candidates in the past couple weeks. With Biden expected to announce his pick any day now, here are six things to know about the California Congresswoman, who represents Culver City, Mar Vista and parts of West Los Angeles in the House of Representatives. 1. She’s a local Born in Los Angeles and raised in the Venice-Fairfax area, Bass has long-standing knowledge of the neighborhoods she represents. She went on to study at San...

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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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Special Delivery!

Area Seniors receive flowers as part of Westside Pacific Villages’ COVID-19 response By Christina Campodonico Last Friday, some area seniors were surprised by an extra special delivery — fresh flowers! After fanning out from Playa del Rey, volunteers delivered around 140 bouquets to seniors in Westchester, Playa Vista, Mar Vista and Ladera Heights. The colorful posies, made possible through a donation by the Delavigne Family of Playa del Rey to up cheer up isolated seniors and support local businesses, were arranged by Culver Boulevard florist Flowers by Felicia and delivered as part of Westside Pacific Villages’ COVID-19 response. The nonprofit is also doing free grocery delivery and pharmacy pickups for area seniors during this time, but WPV’s Executive Director Carol Kitabayashi soon realized that seniors couldn’t live off bread and water alone, so to speak. The idea for weekly care packages came “naturally.” “Once a week, we do a special delivery to the folks … to cheer them up,” said Kitabayashi over the phone last week. “Today, it was a flower delivery.” “Everyone I delivered to lit up when they saw the flowers,” said Darlene Fukuji, a WPV volunteer and President of the Westchester Rotary. “They loved it. They were like, ‘Oh my gosh, flowers! …. I haven’t received flowers in a long time.'” One flower recipient followed up with a grateful message to WPV’s voicemail, recalled Kitabayashi. “This...

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Old Faithfuls

Satisfy your fix for melty cheese on zesty tomato sauce with delivery from these local pizzerias By Anthony Torrise Some things are just synonymous with delivery — like pizza! With the way things have been going lately, some restaurants are still getting used to only doing take out or delivery orders. Pizza places however have utilized delivery for as long as most of us can remember, and there’s some comfort in knowing that that knock on your door isn’t Armageddon — it’s the pizza guy! With so many options to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to some local joints offering specials this week to gratify your pizza cravings. Lenzini’s Pizza Lenzini’s uses their special sauce and dough made daily to bring forth gooey pies with real California cheese. For those who are feeling hungry, you can get two medium two-topping pizzas for $23.99, two large two-topping pizzas for $27.99, or two large two-topping pizzas and two 2-liter sodas for $41.99. Orders over $30 before tax get $5 off regular items. 12740 Culver Blvd., Ste. B, Del Rey. | (310) 305-0305 | Tower Pizza If you’re looking to level-up your delivery experience, now you can make Tower Pizza’s delicious, fresh-made pies in the comfort of your own home. The Westchester pizza staple (also offering burgers, sandwiches and salads for delivery via DoorDash) has created make-your-own pizza kits, which...

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