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 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 18, 2016

Gas Sales Tax May Be Going Up

Every time we drive the four miles to Costco for gasoline I wear an ear-to-ear smile because these low prices screw Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Also, the Iranians, sometime next year, will...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 11, 2016 

Locked Up For 36 Years, Innocent Man Sues

Do you remember several articles printed long ago? They were so unbelievably funny or just so very informative that they bear repeating. Therefore, you may see some references that seem familiar...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Locked Up For 36 Years, Innocent Man Sues

Do you remember several articles printed long ago? They were so unbelievably funny or just so very informative that they bear repeating. Therefore, you may see some references that seem familiar...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Special Diet Can Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer

The Washington Post just conducted a yearlong study on police shootings and found cops shot and killed at least 984 people in 2015, many of them under questionable circumstances. Among those killed...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    July 7, 2016

Unfortunately, Hackers Are Keeping Busy

As noted by Time Magazine, New York City police must now give a “receipt” to people they stop and frisk. The change, put forth by a federal monitor, is meant to prevent abuse of power; however,...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 30, 2016

Onward And Upward For Holly Mitchell

Nobody has more respect and admiration for our State Senator Holly Mitchell than Theodorsia and I. She has had numerous bills signed by Governor Brown, and she has taken the progressive position in...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 23, 2016

Hearing Loss Could Become Diabetes

You are going to England stop in Kent at the Leeds Castle and see the museum with over 100 dog collars. Hearing loss may be an early warning of diabetes. Multiple researc h studies have indicated...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 16, 2016

Some IRS Workers Are In Trouble

Mayor de Blasio of the big apple (New York City) told the public of a new crime-fighting device the police recently started using. It’s a shots-fired system that detects gunfire. When the alert went...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 9, 2016

A New Big Building Is Coming To Culver City

Did I hear someone say they were going to be in Atlanta, Georgia on October 8th? If so, I just bet they will take part in the 5K Bacon Run. All runners, when they cross the finish line, will be able...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 2, 2016

Why Did City Clerk Martin Cole Leave His Job?

Is it possible? Is it possible? Can the moaning and knee-shaking noises coming from city hall be coming from the very nervous and worried pencil sharpeners’ group members? It’s pure speculation...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 26, 2016

Mistakes Are Being Made On VA Claims

Are you a veteran? Have you been denied benefits or is your disability rating too low for your actual symptoms? The Inspector General for the Department of Veteran Affairs issued a report last spring...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 19, 2016

Emergency Service May Be Moved From Here

I have mentioned this several times before, so to many it will be no surprise. In the room I use as my office I have five-drawer filing cabinets. a two-drawer filing cabinet, plus numerous boxes so...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 12, 2016

Ending Homelessness Act Is In Progress

Why am I not surprised that the Massachusetts Senate wants to increase the tax on flavored cigars and flavored smoking tobacco? What’s next? If you are planning a surprise party for the leader of th...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 5, 2016

New Veterans Cemeteries Are Being Planned

The State of California will open the third veterans’ cemetery on 78 acres at Seaside in Monterey Country. Planned for 5,000 burial sites on the old Ford Ord reservation, it’s free for the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 28, 2016

Columnist Makes His Election Choices

I can hardly wait the two years until our Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is term-limited out of office. Perhaps before 2018 comes Mark will try to have the voters pass legislation...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Bakersfield Business Conference Is Coming Up

Can you believe somebody in an Orange County courthouse tampered with office records? With a little whiteout and an eraser, cases were bargained down by lawyers who never represented the “guilty.”...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 14, 2016

How About Judge Harold Cherness Square In Culver City?

Where are you going to be on Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m.? If you love jazz like Theodorsia and I do and enjoy listening to international saxophonist Ner De Leon and special guest artist Donna Cunningha...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 4, 2016

Culver's Meghan: The LA Woman

As we approach Election Day, April 12th, we have reviewed our choices for the three city council positions up for grabs. Theodorsia and I, like many of our friends and neighbors, plan to vote for...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    News    March 31, 2016

Governor Brown Wants More Zero- Emission Cars

There are about 160,000 zero-emission cars in California, but Governor Jerry Brown wants 1.5 million in use by 2025. California drivers use 14 billion gallons of gasoline and four billion gallons of...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 24, 2016

A New Weapon In The Fight Against Cancer

A 2014 study in the Journal of Rheumatology found that among more than 14,500 adults those whose ring fingers were longer than their index fingers were at increased risk for severe knee osteoarthritis...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 17, 2016

West Basin Water District Expands Helpful Program

When you have some time, pick up a turmeric supplement in the 250 mg or 500 mg size at your favorite health store and take one or two a day. More than 7,000 studies have examined its effects in...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 10, 2016

College Board Launches A Revised SAT

The last time I looked, seven people have taken papers to run for Culver City Council and why not, since there are three seats to be filled. Like many whom I have spoken to, I plan to vote for Marcus...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 25, 2016

Columnist Wants More Transparency In Local Governmernt

There shouldn’t be a question in anyone’s mind that for all the right reasons I feel Marcus Tiggs can bring a new common sense approach to our City Council. Transparency in local government needs...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 18, 2016

Columnist Says Goodbye To A Dear Friend

He was your friend, he was my friend, and he was our friend. He was Lester “Les” Silverstein, the man with a crazy sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye. We kept each other laughing; sometimes...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 4, 2016

Saban Theatre Celebrates Chinese New Year

The United States will soon turn over three Navy warships to the Philippine government to help it patrol disputed islands in the South China Sea. The Chinese are building islands on low-lying reefs...

 

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