Articles written by Neil Rubenstein

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 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...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 28, 2016

FBI Is Investigating St. Louis Cardinals Suspects

The F.B.I. is hot on the trail of the person or persons with the St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball front office that, during the 2014 spring training camp held in Jupiter, Florida, broke into the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 21, 2016

Columnist Will Vote For Meghan, Marcus

A big 21-gun salute to Herb and Diane Rosenberg, who reaffirmed their 50th anniversary vows on Saturday, January 9 at Temple Akiba. I first met Herb the night City Council appointed him to the Los...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 14, 2016

Criminal Record Cleaning Workshop Is Held; More To Come

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The City of Compton did not have votes from its council to place the following measures on the November 3, 2015 ballot when the council voted in June, 2 - 2 with...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 7, 2016

Gas Prices Should Stay Lower (Maybe)

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist 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...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 31, 2015

Military Academies May Surprise You

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I just bet students who read the rankings of colleges and universities would be pleasantly surprised how well the military academies stack up – and for graduate...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 24, 2015

China Makes Some Interesting News

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Chinese President Xi Jin Ping said on September 26 Beijing would forgive debts owed to China by the world’s least developed nations and will give billions of...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 17, 2015

December Is The Best Time To Buy A Car

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Many of the members of the Brandeis Men’s Group are proud to be associated with such a fantastic bunch of guys whose main focus is raising money for Brandeis...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 10, 2015

A Vacation In Northern California

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Theodorsia and I recently came home from a two-week vacation in Northern California. As we all know there is plenty to see up state and since we had the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 26, 2015

Look What's Happening In New York

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Let’s say you are in River Edge, New Jersey and let’s say it’s between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Well, let’s say you’d better drive to another town because by...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 19, 2015

California's Poverty, Jobless Rates Are High

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Whenever you see an article by Dan Walters, be sure to read it. Recently Dan wrote that the poverty rate in the Golden State for 2014 as reported by the Census...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 12, 2015

Cross Country Team Suspended: Naked Run Was Planned

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Can you guess Esquire Magazine’s selection as the best new restaurant in America? It’s Shaya in New Orleans, and they serve only Israeli food (Esquire Magazin...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 5, 2015

Fisherman Sets World Record

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist On June 6 Alex Newman, an experienced grouper tournament fisherman, landed a grouper weighing 124.18 pounds. The fish creating this new world record was caught...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 29, 2015

Council Candidate Tiggs Sets The Record Straight

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Recently I had coffee with Marcus Tiggs, a 20-plus-year Culver City resident and candidate for the upcoming council election. He shared his view that one of the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 22, 2015

Rainwater Capture Plan Sounds Mighty Good

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist As reported in the Los Angeles Times, The Department of Water and Power is considering an enormous rainwater capture plan that could possibly yield between...

 

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