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 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 17, 2014 

City Has Their Hand in My Pocket

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist For those who are familiar with the terms par, eagle, birdie and tee, you just know the lead paragraph is something about golf. And you would be right. Golf began...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 10, 2014

Culver City Education Foundation: From Little Acorns Great Trees Grow

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It wasn't that long ago that many of us were called by Barbara Netzel and Harry Jones to attend the formation meeting of the Culver City Education Foundation....

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 3, 2014

Dump Red Light Cameras?

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Let me be the first to tell everyone, “My eyes don’t lie.” The old sergeant doesn’t have macular degeneration or cataracts or glaucoma. Recently I saw...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 27, 2014

A Look Back At 2010

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Recently a friend spoke to me while I was shopping in Aisle 8 and suggested I review a previous issue of the Observer. Casually reaching into the file cabinet...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 20, 2014

Remembering Culverites, Zaragosa, Sellers, Davidson and Violin

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I was wondering, what does one do when it rains cats and dogs? Since we are in a drought I didn’t spend much time dwelling on this subject. Maria, AKA “the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 13, 2014

How Important Are Foreign Language Classes?

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) has probably the very best program in the State of California to teach elementary students Japanese. When many of...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 6, 2014

Fun Things to do Close to Home

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist March is upon us and many of my friends are wondering where can I go that is new and different, close by and reasonable. Try these. Story time at the Santa...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 27, 2014

Beware Of Tobacco Advertisements

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist From the "hard to believe" file: It was on Feb. 15, 2013, slightly more than a year ago, that an asteroid crashed into Russia with a force estimated to be about 5...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 20, 2014

Ridley-Thomas (Mark that is) For Congress?

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I see State Senator Rod Wright is awaiting sentencing by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kennedy. This will allow Gardena Assembly Member Bradford to move up....

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 13, 2014

Sebastian, Kudos To Jeff Muir, The Beatles…And More

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Sebastian, Sebastian, Sebastian, please get in touch with me and tell me if it is true. There is a vicious and mean-spirited rumor saying you appointed Scott...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 6, 2014

IRS Blocks Refund Frauds – Join the Beverly Hills Gravy Train

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. recently brought charges against 72 police officers, eight firemen and five corrections officers among others who filed...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 30, 2014

A Veteran is a Veteran…Period. More on Pension Cuts

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Congress, in its infinite wisdom, mandated that those men and women who served honorably and faithfully sometime between 1961 and 1978 would forevermore be...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 23, 2014

Homeless Vets, Snowden says NSA Track Illicit Affairs

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Since 2010 homelessness among veterans has fallen by 24% across the country according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A recent assessment by...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 16, 2014

Advances in AIDS Drugs, Explosive Sensors, Eye Scanners

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Although not much has been heard about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in recent years three new medications have been developed to keep the disease in check:...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 9, 2014

Veterans History Project, Culver City Salaries Bloated

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist A big thank you to Culver City council member and former Coast Guardsman Jim Clarke for the following: The Veterans History Project was created by Congress in...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 2, 2014

Sheriff Pedersen?? Edison Plans $2.4 Billion Attack on Ratepayers

Can I hear three cheers for Edward Snowden and U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon who recently ruled that the National Security Agency’s efforts to collect telephone data probably infringed on...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 26, 2013

Pension Liabilities, Underground Economy and What Bullet Train?

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced during a recent visit to Jordan that United States troops could be based in the moderate...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 12, 2013

Talking to the Wild Gypsy Lady

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The election on Dec. 3, 2013 between former Culver City Mayor Christopher Armenta and the son of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 5, 2013

Dentists, Government Snooping and Around the World

Haven't been to a dentist lately? You may be at an increased risk for heart attack or stroke. A few studies have shown poor oral health to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, rheumatoid...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 28, 2013

Voting, political War chests and Police Salaries

I forgot to mark my calendar so I missed the November 5th birthday celebration of that wonderful actor, Joel McCrea. I see the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will be celebrated this year on No...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 14, 2013

Soc Sec Increase Wiped Out, Chronic Thieves, 49 Cent Letters

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Perhaps I should be smiling and full of good cheer. Yes, my friend, Social Security for 2014 will increase by about 1.5% starting in January. The very wild gypsy...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 7, 2013

Radar Guns, Water and Salute to Veterans

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Whatever happened to acid rain? Would you believe the Los Angeles Aqueduct bringing water from the Owens Valley is 100 years old? And then there is the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 31, 2013

Soc Sec Increase Wiped Out, Chronic Thieves, 49 Cent Letters

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Perhaps I should be smiling and full of good cheer. Yes, my friend, Social Security for 2014 will increase by about 1.5% starting in January. The very wild gypsy...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 24, 2013

New Laws, Donations and Edison's Plan to Stick Ratepayers

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist From time to time I plan to note measures signed into law by Governor Brown. When a person is suspected of driving under the influence a search warrant can be...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 10, 2013

Commentary: Post Office Hours –Sebastian Ridley-Thomas And More

The United States post office will soon have different hours. Here on Jefferson and Sepulveda one soon can transact business Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on...

 

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