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UCLA Health Magazine Has A Lot To Offer

In Georgia’s De Kalb County Hillary Clinton received more than 78 percent of the votes cast for president in 2016. I hope Councilmember Jim Clarke’s ears are on, because for all you...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    News    April 20, 2017 

Gas Tax Soars In New Jersey

I don’t believe it, but 83-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can normally bench-press 70 pounds, per her personal trainer. 2016 was a bad year for the people of New Jersey. No longe...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    News    April 13, 2017

A Well-Deserved Tribute To Fox Hills

The last bastion of segregation in Los Angeles County . . . Some time ago in the late ‘ 60s, a young white couple moved into the lowlands (the non-Fox Hills area) of Culver City, and they were told...

 

Gigantic City Pensions Bother This Columnist

The last time any of us were at Culver City city hall we noticed the number of empty desks. Perhaps a better usage of space would be to consolidate city functions on two floors and the school...

 

Seniors May See Health Care Cost Rise Significantly

Under the Republicans the Congressional Budget Office figures a 64-year-old making $26,500 per year would see health care premiums increase, bythe year 2026, by 750 percent. Under current law they...

 

Florida Considers Statewide Ban On Fracking

Before President Obama left office he signed the 21st Century Cures Act to study Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and spur new disease treatments. The measure would provide nearly $4.8 billion over the...

 

Beware Of Baby's Ear Infections

As reported by Reuters on February 7, Bank of America opens branches without employees. That’s right, the bank opened three completely automated branches during the month of January where customers...

 

It Could Only Happen in Kansas

Would you believe? Would anyone believe? Awhile back a Georgia lawmaker, Gerald Greene (R-Cuthbert), was shot in the leg behind an adult entertainment store. Furthermore, Greene had several thousand...

 

Culver's Deficit Exceeds $360 Million?

Has Mayor Jim Clarke mentioned our city of approximately 40,000 is in the red by over $360 million? Perhaps Jeff Cooper, soon to be mayor, will get a loan from his employer, Wells Fargo Bank, to cover...

 

Columnist Wants Stronger Punishment Than A Fine

Am I gullible? Am I naïve? But why, I ask, do people believe they can mess up the system and not get caught? VW, Takata air-bags and Wells Fargo Bank are just a few examples of the leaders who went...

 

For The First Time A Black Woman On A U.S. Currency

The United States Mint will release a commemorative gold coin in April that will feature Lady Liberty as a black woman. marking the first time the U.S. symbol has been depicted as anything other than...

 

There's An Experimental Method To Create Pregnancy

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist On the page labeled “whatever happened to” I see the name Kim Davis. Yes, I know you remember Kim, a Kentucky county clerk and a longtime Democrat who...

 

Sales Tax Increase: Where Did the Money Go?

The power grabbers at Culver City city hall are laughing so hard their stomachs are hurting. I guess for years they thought we were so naive that we just got off the turnip truck. Well, our day is...

 

False Mammogram Test Result May Bring on Cancer

Women who have had false-positive results on mammograms may face a greater risk of future breast cancer according to a new study. The findings were published recently in Cancer Epidemiology,...

 

Could Some Inmates Be Innocent?

Recently I had some spare time so I looked through my filing cabinet containing some issues of the Culver City News as well as the Culver City Observer from 2006. From March 2, 2006, Scott Malsin was...

 

Asia May Be Funding Huge Growth In Inglewood

As reported in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners (Board of Supervisors as it’s called in California) voted 5-0 to spend $13.4 million for the new countywide...

 

Columnist Suggests Year-Round Culver Classes

The County of Los Angeles is planning a tax to fund drought planning, which will be introduced in an election after November 2016. When we get to Baltimore, Maryland we plan to see the National Great...

 

Will The Culver Sanitation Department Close?

Is the rumored closing of the Culver City Sanitation Department true? Is billionaire medical doctor Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, buying the Culver City Sanitation Station and causing the sanitation...

 

Your Vehicle May Need A Checkup

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says one vehicle in eight still needs to be checked for defective Takata air bags. NHTSA recommends owners check for recall information, and...

 

It Will Be A Long, Long Complex Election Day

This election on November 8 will be so long, what with federal offices, judges, propositions, bonds and taxes, and the “facts” mailed by the pro and anti camps, you just have to wonder how many...

 

Another Parcel Tax? It's A Possibility

So what happened to the $20 bill? Just how long does it take to remove President Jackson and put in Harriet Tubman? I believe the Central Valley’s bullet train just shot its backers in their feet....

 

Columnist Likes Kim Nguyen For Superior Court Judge

Kim Nguyen is running for Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Office 158. Kim placed first in the June primary election, and is now facing off against the second place finisher. Currently, Kim is...

 

Hot Local Issue On November Ballot

We have all heard about the bad water in Flint, Michigan. Many have read about the mess with water in Compton, but in Atlanta, Georgia the Atlanta Journal - Constitution filed a request through...

 

How Will Culver City Honor Kirk Douglas' 100th Birthday?

I just wonder what Mayor Clarke and Culver City are planning for Kirk Douglas’s 100th birthday this fall. I thought the September/October 2016 issue of The Saturday Evening Post was particularly...

 

Here's Some Important Culver Financial Information

Well, folks, the City Hall group that cousin Neil fondly refers to as the “Wing Nuts” are hoping and praying you don’t see the facts and figures before you cast your ballot in November. The...

 

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