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 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 5, 2015 

Science Fiction Author Is Coming Here

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Theodorsia and I are looking forward to Saturday, March 14 when from 6 p.m. to 7:30 Dr. Jeffery Clements, author and publisher of APHELION, will review, discuss,...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 26, 2015

Maxine Waters Honored For Major Contributions In Congress

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It is always a delight being in the Steam-Refrigeration-Air Conditioning & Pipe Fitters Union Hall in Gardena. On Saturday, February 7 over 400 government elected...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 19, 2015

Here's What Culver City Officials Are Paid

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist My dad had many witticisms and when he wanted to make a point he would utter one that just fit perfectly for the situation under discussion. Two of his favorites...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 12, 2015

Beware of Endorsement Claims

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist As my brothers, sister and I were growing up in the southwest part of Los Angeles, Papa, like most parents, gave us good advice and taught his kids strong family...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 5, 2015

Some New Ideas For A New Year

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Can it be true? The pensions for generals and admirals will be trimmed to ensure they make no more in retirement than they earned while in uniform. I guess the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 29, 2015

Columnist Suggests A Vote For Garcia

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I must admit that prior to the Culver City Democratic Club endorsement meeting held on January 14 in the Veterans Auditorium Complex for Community College Board...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 22, 2015

A Vote For Andra Hoffman

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist On March 3 we are electing candidates to the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. I have talked to Andra Hoffman and reviewed her background...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 15, 2015

Some New Thoughts For The New Year

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist During the holiday season with large crowds scampering from store to store, my memory recalls the only establishments required by law to have defibrillators are...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 8, 2015

Police Need to Explain Procedures

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The Mayor and the Police Chief should be on the Culver City television station talking about procedures with choke holds, tasers, shoot-to-kill policy, etc.,...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 1, 2015

Online Spying Causes Much Concern

I’m not a computer whiz kid as many of us know, but I have been reading about this new malware and I am very concerned. It seems this advanced malware was used to spy on private companies,...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 25, 2014

Watch Out, You're Being Followed

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Do you sometimes have a feeling you are being followed? I don’t mean by the bad guys but by the law enforcement protectors. Well, friends, your suspicions...

 
 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 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 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...

 

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