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 By Letters    Opinion    December 11, 2014 

Dear Editor

I am writing to the Culver City Observer to urge the writing staff to reconsider using the terminology "Illegal Aliens" when reporting about issues related to immigration. Language is a powerful...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 4, 2014

Judge Cherness To Speak In Culver

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist What are you doing on Dec. 10, 2014 at 7 p.m.? My friend, your friend, our friend, the very Honorable Judge Hal Cherness will speak to the Culver City Democratic...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 27, 2014

Coffee Or Tea? You Decide

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Maria, AKA the wild gypsy lady and I were talking quietly in our usual coffee house. You know the one; it’s by the railroad tracks near the on ramp. She was tel...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 20, 2014

A Suggestion: Hire a Tutor to Teach Chinese

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist As you all know, I have for the longest time been advocating that the Culver City Board of Education phase out Japanese and instead teach Chinese. Another fact...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 13, 2014

China, Not Japan, Is The Future

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The Chinese recently bought the Waldorf-Astoria for $1.95 billion, or about $1.3 million per room. They also purchased AMC, Smithfield (the world’s largest...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Pepper-Spraying Officers Must Be Revealed

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It was just three years ago on the Davis campus of the University of California that campus police pepper-sprayed a peaceful student protest. The State Supreme...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Honorable Mayor and Councilmembers:

Last week I finally received a copy of your new contract with Redflex. It was signed on Aug. 29, more than three months after the May 12 council meeting where you approved the continuation of the...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Honorable Mayor and Councilmembers:

Last week I finally received a copy of your new contract with Redflex. It was signed on Aug. 29, more than three months after the May 12 council meeting where you approved the continuation of the...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Dear Editor

In the commentary article by Mr. Chris Faulkner, “Fracking will improve, not hurt public health” (Oct. 16-22) Mr. Faulkner asserts that fracking is “a drilling technique that actually lessened...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 30, 2014

Dear Editor

Dear Editor, Vote for Murray for West Basin Municipal Water District. I received a phony campaign slate mailer titled “SAVE PROPOSITION 13 NEWSLETTER” with Scott Houston’s name and photo in it....

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 30, 2014

Dear Editor

Vote against Scott Houston for West Basin Municipal Water District Board if you don’t want additional unnecessary water rate hikes. All three candidates are “progressive” (ultra-liberal)...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 30, 2014

Shopping For Candles as Edison Jacks Up Rates

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Since we’ve returned to Culver City from our vacation to Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, many have spoken to us regarding police departments and various...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 23, 2014

Information You Can Only Get Here

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Interesting facts: More than 40,000 Canadians fought for the North in the Civil War and 34 were awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in battle. And from our...

 
 By Chris Faulkner    Opinion    October 23, 2014

Fracking Will Improve, Not Hurt Public Health

University of Maryland researchers just concluded that hydraulic fracturing -- the process of shaking oil and gas free from below -- could endanger the health of nearby residents by exposing them to a...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 16, 2014

Our Memorable Road Trip

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Theo and I just returned from a great and interesting vacation to Georgia, South Carolina and Florida lasting almost four months. In Nahunta, Georgia we were...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 9, 2014

Old Friends Honored and I'm Very Happy

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It was a beautiful day in Los Angeles; the temperature was four degrees below 80 with low humidity and a slight breeze as 100 of the faithful came together June...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 9, 2014

Dear Editor

Recently residents in the community of Raintree were victims of burglaries. I would like to thank and commend Chief Scott Bixby and the Culver City Police Department for their immediate response and...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 9, 2014

Dear Editor

The Culver City Unified School District has on its Agenda for Tuesday, October 14, 2014, a Resolution in Support of a Spilt Roll Property Tax in the State of California. A Split Roll Property Tax...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 2, 2014

Some Things to Think About

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I just know there are many, many of you out there who are in deep shock over the passing of Alexander Shulgin. He was born in Berkeley, CA on June 17, 1925 and...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 25, 2014

NAACP Turns 100, California Faces $340 Billion Shortfall

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It was one hundred years ago the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was started. Sixty years ago the Supreme Court ruled public school seg...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 18, 2014

$350 Million Saves 15 Minutes

By Neil Rubenstein Observer columnist I didn’t know and nobody told me about the law which took effect on Jan. 1, 2013 and set a 2018 target date for public employees to pay half their retirement...

 
 By Matthew Hetz    Opinion    September 18, 2014

Getting There From Here

By Matthew Hetz Guest Commentary There are theories, and there is reality. The emerging Metro light rail system in Los Angeles, and particularly Phase II of the Expo Line, is facing the conflict...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 11, 2014

American Nisei Soldier Speaks At Memorial Day Ceremony

On May 26, 2014 well over 5,000 attended the Memorial Day program at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. 48 hours prior, approximately 6,000 Boy and Girl Scouts from troops across Southern California...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    September 11, 2014

Dear Editor

Re: The Culver City Red Light Camera Contract - Has It Been Signed Yet? Save $$$ Honorable Mayor and Councilmembers: I wrote you the attached letter a few days before the May 12 meeting during which...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 4, 2014

Chinese Buying All the Milk? Expect Prices to Rise

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Can anyone help me understand what is going on with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the deputies who man the central jail? I know some deputies...

 

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