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 By Kelly Kent PhD    Opinion    May 17, 2018 

Take It to The People

Like other Culver City residents, I love our town because of its sweet, little village feel, in the middle of the looming and vast Los Angeles metropolis. And when I think of maintaining Culver...

 
 By Paul Jacobs    Opinion    April 26, 2018

DEATH OF NONPARTISAN LOCAL ELECTIONS?

During the last few weeks Culver City residents have had the opportunity to attend more than 15 candidate forums throughout our neighborhoods where they were able hear our council candidates speak about Culver City issues and residents could ask ques...

 

Remembering Our Warriors National-Vietnam War Veterans Day Created

As you recall, it was mentioned in this column last year President Trump signed legislation creating March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. In recognition the Exchange (PX) offered lapel pin...

 

How Many Zero's is $13.9 Trillion (Current National Debt)

For those who read my commentary years ago remember I wrote about an experimental stem cell treatment to be used on patients with spinal cord injuries. It now appears Rancho Los Amigos will partner...

 

High School Students Present "Culver For A Cause" charity Run

Culver City High School Associated Student Body Presents” Culver for a Cause run for Better Education”. What: Come be a part of the Culver for a Cause 5K Charity Run! There will be food, live...

 
 By Jim Clarke    Opinion    March 29, 2018

Councilman Decries Lack of Civility

Last week, we were witness to a vulgar display of free speech. I wish to repudiate in the strongest terms the profane language used against my fellow Council colleagues and the men and women of the...

 

More CCUSD Pension Costs Unearthed

The election to fill the unexpired Terms of Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas will be Tuesday, April 3, 2018. At that time, we have the opportunity to send to Sacramento a lady who will be able t...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Smart And Spicy - Who's A Funeral For?

"This funeral is not for your mother. It's for you to say goodbye to your mother." That's what my friend P. said when I called her at three am. I'd just been told my mother died; I didn't know what...

 

Yes Let's Do It But Let's Do It Right

An email received from Congresswoman Karen Bass. Recently teachers returned to Florida high school where gunman opened fire earlier this month. We ask a lot of teachers these days. Many pay for their...

 

Oprah Winfrey Is Richer Than Trump

What’s happening with the mosquito borne virus known as Zika? According to Bloomberg Oprah Winfrey age 63 has a net worth of $3.7 billion while President Trump, age 71 is worth $2.9 billion. Can...

 

The Farragut Parking Problem Isn't Getting Better

Residents of the 10700 block of Farragut Drive, who banded together to oppose efforts to lift the Permit only parking restrictions to facilitate easy parking for the adjacent businesses refer to...

 

Temporary Housing For The Homeless? Maybe

Tom Lloyd of Culver City may be onto something to provide affordable temporary housing for the homeless and for victims of disasters, a proliferation of which have occurred locally in California as...

 

LET SCHOOL BOARD FIX ITS OWN MESS

In 2012 board members were bamboozled by the local teachers union and its own administrative-insider and teacher-advocate, Superintendent David La Rose--into agreeing to a five-year plan to raise teacher salaries to the LA County median salary. The...

 

Wall Street Journal Has Problems To Solve

My ears nearly fell off my head when I read in the Wall Street Journal the postal service has drained its $15 billion line of credit with the Treasury and defaulted on $34 billion in retiree benefit p...

 

Remember Parcel Tax Measure EE?

The last time the community voted on a parcel tax it was back in 2009 when our state legislature thought it wise to drastically under-cut education funding to balance its own budget. That’s when the state forced our school board to turn to local...

 

Vietnam War Veterans Get Their Day

It’s official. March 29th is permanently recognized as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The statute was signed into law by President Trump. Please don’t be upset when I tell you the Council and...

 

Time to Focus on School Choice in Culver City and Across America

Later this month schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in California and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12...

 

Martin Luther King Celebration Coming January 13

The City of Culver City will present the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Saturday, January 13, 2018 noon to 3 p.m. at the Culver City Senior Center 4095 Overland Avenue. Opening...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    January 4, 2018

Smart And Spicy

Walk, Carefully, Into The New Year I hope 2018 will be a year when you'll stay intact. Is the reason so many people are falling the time of year, or the time of life? "There are 27,000 ankle sprains...

 

Inglewood Bans Commercial Marijuana Sales

In Inglewood the City Council confirmed an earlier decision to ban the commercial sales of marijuana in the city following a public hearing September 26, at City Hall. A discussion about the proposed...

 

My Holiday Wishes

Did you see that little video online with the woman feeding a baby polar bear? From a few days after birth, it jumps to a week, then lists the number of days up to about three months as we see the...

 

Neil's Rebuttal To Anders' Letter

Here’s my attempt at a rebuttal to Bruce Ander’s letter written November 30-December 6, 2017.With so many dozens of brand-new teachers with little or no real classroom experience having been...

 

Karen Bass Reports

The following message is from an email to me from the offices of Congresswoman Karen Bass Do you know how many members of Team Trump have left or been forced out? Since Donald Trump took office in...

 

Marijuana Growth Isn't Slowing Down

Constellation Brands Inc. has agreed to take a 9.9 % stake in Canopy Growth corp., a Canadian marijuana company, and plans to work with the grower to develop and market cannabis-infused beverages....

 

National Police Week Is A Good Idea

Many police departments throughout our country took part in celebrating National Police Week. In 2016 one hundred and thirty-five officers were killed in the line of duty according to the National...

 

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