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 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 9, 2018 

School Board Facing Financial Crisis

The Culver City Unified School District’s annual contributions to CalSTRS and CalPERS, two of the state's largest public-employee pension funds, were expected to rise 215 percent by the year...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 9, 2018 

Defence of Senior Center

I've been a volunteer at the Culver City Senior Center for over 14 years as their Karaoke DJ on Tuesdays. We have a wide spectrum of personalities who come to the Center, and sometimes it's difficult...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 9, 2018 

Killer Coyotes

I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been more news coverage, or seemingly any follow-up, to the coyote issue facing various Culver City neighborhoods. There are many community members who still...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 9, 2018 

Culver City Observer Letters Policy

Letters and Commentaries are the opinion of the individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the newspaper. The Culver City Observer takes positions on issues and will be marked...

 

Changes Needed at Senior Center

When is the Culver City Senior Center administration going to be fair and honor the civil rights of seniors by providing a hearing before an unbiased judge--not staffers who make a complaint--and the...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 2, 2018

No New Taxes!

Dear Editor, It is unfortunate that the Culver City Council's only answer to rising pension costs is to again tax the City's residents. Other cities have found solutions that do not require raising...

 

High Court Deals Unions a Blow

The obvious winners from the Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME last month are the hundreds of thousands of teachers and other public workers who will no longer have union “agency fees...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    July 26, 2018

No Stinking Drought

Dear Editor, Drought? We don’t got no (sic) stinking drought! On May 22, I emailed the city manager, John Nachbar, regarding a massive ongoing water leak from the irrigation system at the Culver...

 
 By George Laase    Opinion    July 19, 2018

Parcel Tax Measure Is A Board Bailout

Parcel Tax Measure Is A Board Bailout The financial health of most California school districts has improved remarkably over the past six years. Last year, budgetary uncertainties forced 41 local...

 

Dear Editor

Dear Editor, It is often customary, when writing a critique of an elected representative, to espouse one’s own political affiliation – to perhaps tout the fact that I’ve been an active member of the Democratic Party for close to 15 years....

 

CCUSD Deficit: $9 Million and Growing

Over five years, from 2011-2012 to 2015-2016, the Culver City Unified School District deficit spent $9 million more than it received in funding. If that wasn’t fiscally scary enough—hold on to...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    July 12, 2018

CORRECTION: Expectations of City Council too High?

Dear Editor, My parents always taught me that when you’re angry about something, you have to take a step back, sleep on it, and decide if you are still angry enough to say what you wanted to say....

 
 By Letters    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Culver City Just Lost its Moral Compass

Dear Editor, As a lifelong Liberal Democrat and 35-year resident of Culver City, I've seen lots of changes--some good and some bad. But never yet have I witnessed the City losing its moral compass ....

 

Confessions of a Concerned Citizen

By Ron Bassilian I suppose my name has gotten out a bit ahead of me. In the past few months I’ve gone from casual observer of Culver City politics, to concerned citizen, to specter of the "Alt Right" that the City Council must defend against in...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Former Mayor Corlin Points to Flaws in Council Vote

Dear Publisher, I hope this email finds you well. Even though after 28 years I do not live in CC anymore, I still follow the politics from time to time. I would agree with your statement below, from...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    June 28, 2018

A New Day is Dawning

A new day is dawning! We are awakening! People First participatory democracy is "happening" in Culver City! Former Mayor Gary Silbiger must be thanked for breaking ranks with almost 100 years of...

 

Cities Raise Fees Dramaticallyneil

It’s been almost six months that your friend and our friend Charles Stewart retired from 30 years of dedicated service to our community first with U.S. Rep. Diane Watson then many years with Holly...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    June 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

One year ago, fire fighter Cory Iverson died tragically battling the huge Thompson fire in Ventura county. Only 32 years of age, he left behind a wife and two little ones. Now comes Neil...

 

Los Angeles Firefighter Earns Half a Million Via Overtime

How one LA firefighter turned a $90,000 salary into $1.6 million over four years. Overtime pay that was at least triple his regular salary in each of the past four years allowed Los Angeles...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Rare Chance: Dancing With Films + New Media

There's a chance, if you dare, to see films you might never see; films at film festivals hope to nab distributors, yet most won't make it. You might get lucky enough to find them, one day, somewhere.....

 

Do You Like Garlic?

The Brandeis Men’s Group meets the third Wednesday at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium on Overland and Culver Blvd. Listen to dynamic speakers discussing very interesting topics. We fund...

 
 By Bill Seals    Opinion    June 7, 2018

OPINION

The NFL needs to take a stand. The NFL just wants to be loved. In a recent Gallup poll, American football was picked by 37% of U.S. adults as their favorite sport to watch. The next-most-popular sports are basketball, favored by 11%, and baseball, fa...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Smart And Spicy

Just as exotic spices and Marco Polo were at the crossroads of civilization, importing culture today, as well as the films that influence our culture, can shape lives. Ideas have a profound impact;...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Smart And Spicy

By Carole Bell Do you know what Garifuna is? It's the most unusual film festival I've ever been to. This weekend, try to go to GIIFF, the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival. You are...

 

Marijuana Taxes So High, Users Might Seek Former Providers

If you are into Gospel Music than you need to get to the California African American Museum in Exposition Park before August 26th, 2018 to see “How Sweet the Sound”. The museum uses vintage...

 

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