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 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 16, 2017 

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...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 9, 2017

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...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    February 9, 2017

SMART & SPICY-Listen Up! What To Do About Valentine's Day

I stepped onto the bus, mesmerized. A forest of fine ribbons hung in front of me, each tipped by a tiny origami crane, uniquely patterned, of singular colors. I wished I could have one. It was Valenti...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    February 2, 2017

Take A Break: Entertaining Santa Monica Symphony Celebration

Smart And Spicy "I try to have fun," he told me, when I asked about the cowboy hat and the train whistles. I'd watched Guido Lamell, Music Director/ Conductor of the Santa Monica Symphony, wearing a S...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 19, 2017

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...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 29, 2016

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...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 22, 2016

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,...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    December 22, 2016

Christmas Wish - Peace for Christmas

Enough about politics – I'm thinking about war. My Christmas wish for you is at the end of this column. In this season of goodwill on earth, peace to men and women, do you feel peace? Can you be at...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 15, 2016

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...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    December 15, 2016

Cheating On America's Soul

Should cheating be a menu option? "Burgers, fries - and our special today is cheating". Can you imagine? No? Then what's happening in this country? It's shocking that what is shocking is no longer...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 8, 2016

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...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    December 8, 2016

The New Political Lexicon Explained

Words are just words. You think? While we may think we know what words mean, the stamina is in their associative power. (Think you know what stamina means? Please see below). Fuzzy, friendly words...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 1, 2016

Barrage of Plastic Pollutants Enter SM Bay from Rains: Call to Action

I bumped into local photographer, Fabian Lewkowicz, on the bike path next to the Pico-Kenter Storm Drain this past Monday morning at 7:30am. I was in a hurry to get to work, but took my ninth annual ...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 24, 2016

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...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    November 24, 2016

Is It Worth Being Excellent?

When you see those people at the top of their form, how do you think they got there? Do you wish you could sing like Streisand or play like LeBron James? Do you think Frank Sinatra had it easy...

 
 Opinion    November 24, 2016

Message From the Superintendent

Culver City Families, We have never been more proud of our students. Culver Unified is, and must always be, a haven of diversity and opportunity for young people of all walks, talks, ages and...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 17, 2016

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...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    November 17, 2016

Family Drama

Anything’s possible with families today. Yet viewed with antediluvian wisdom, it's the way it was; la plus ça change. What's up with families was a recurring theme throughout the American Film Inst...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 11, 2016

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...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    November 11, 2016

Election Burnout? How To Recover

I'm sick of the election and don't want to write about it anymore. So today I'm writing about compassion, which we will all need regardless of what happens next Tuesday. Five decisive days to go, how...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Election Burnout? How To Recover

I'm sick of the election and don't want to write about it anymore. So today I'm writing about compassion, which we will all need regardless of what happens next Tuesday. Five decisive days to go, how...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 3, 2016

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...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 27, 2016

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....

 
 By Jon Coupal    Opinion    October 27, 2016

Goblins and Gobs of Tax Hikes - Plus Your Property Tax Bill

As any reader of this column knows, voters will be confronted come election day with billions and billions of new tax hikes and bond measures (which, of course, result in their own tax hikes). But let’s not forget that there is another reason for...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    October 27, 2016

America's On Edge

It's going around, like December's flu. We're all afraid of it, and everyone's catching it. You're not sure if you've got it; you just sense something's wrong. Feeling anxious? Fear, foreboding,...

 

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