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 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 15, 2017 

Music: A Little Gem of A Concert by Culver City Symphony

That's what Frank Fetta promised. I agree. Last Saturday's concert by the Culver City Symphony glittered. The orchestra had three rehearsals during the week; I watched them turn a plain room with fold...

 

It's Getting Worse: Postmen Are Being Attacked By Dogs

Just remember, Our Gasoline Tanks should not be Sacramento’s piggy bank.!!! Perhaps you’ve heard, but I haven’t; what is happening with the prison at Guantanamo? Unprecedented, misguided,...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 1, 2017

I Remember May

I'm standing in the sun eating "Cabo Chips" ("Made with REAL ingredients" "Ground and uniquely crafted" "Cut & cooked in small batches.") when a man I don't know well walks up to me. "I lost my...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 1, 2017

The Egregious Mr. Trump

Let's understand what's really going on. Presidential elections in the U.S., for years now, haven't been about candidates' personalities. As I said in a 2008 debate before London's prestigious Harknes...

 

Arizona Has Law Enforcement Jobs Available

Perhaps you just know a member of the family or a friend who would like to be in law enforcement. Well, tell that lucky person to gas up his/her car and drive to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    May 18, 2017

Why Was Ed Asner So Grumpy?

Trick question! He wasn't; he uses it to cover up the pussycat he really is. Surprise: Asner's beloved, not just for seven Emmy's and television roles. Turns out, Asner's quite the hero. Honored by...

 

Big Trouble In Fox Hills? Please Read On

Are developers causing trouble for Fox Hills? Could greedy developers be behind the large group of youths causing trouble at the Westfield Culver City and in Fox Hills? Are the developers secretly...

 

Look For Excitement In Culver City Council 2018 Election

When you are traveling between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida take a small detour and visit the Mildred Huie Plantation and Museum for an appointment and personal tour, (912) 638-8425....

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 4, 2017

Twelve Year Terms For Council Members?

Although some just might think the election ended in November (and for many it did), for others the preparation for the next Culver City council race just began. We know the reason the conservative...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    May 4, 2017

Kid In A Candy Store

Top news first, candy store second: My favorite film from the COLCOA French film festival won the audience award for best film. I'm sure it will get a distributor; when it finds its way into...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    April 27, 2017

Life Intrudes on Current Events

Feeling hostage to current events? Let life meddle in your mind's troubled concern. If you let it, life can intrude, momentarily displacing disquieting current events, and perhaps enduring longer, if...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    April 20, 2017

India - With 1.3 Billion People, What's It Like?

t's gorgeous. Yet midst this exquisite beauty, current Indian movies dip into a dark side. The LA Indian Film Festival is intimate, in its 15th year. What a chance to learn. Perfumed with delicious...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    April 6, 2017

I Met The New Meryl Streep

The new Meryl Streep? At 10 years old? That's right. Her name's Mckenna Grace She's delicious: beautiful, intelligent, funny, and already with a conscience. She's been an actress, or an actor, as she...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    March 30, 2017

Are We Terrified Yet? Carole Bell

Feeling the fear? Scratch the surface of most Americans today. We're afraid. You're spooked whether you know it, or whether you'll admit it (which is something entirely different), whether you've...

 
 By Carole Bel    Opinion    March 23, 2017

Jazz in Culver City - Spontaneous & Joyful

Does it matter that it was for kids and families? Not at all. You could have come; there was no family magnetometer. T'was like a hot summer day in a British beach resort, You see a group of kids sitting right on the sand, quietly, waiting expectantl...

 

Beware Of Baby's Ear Infections

As reported by Reuters on February 7, Bank of America opens branches without employees. That’s right, the bank opened three completely automated branches during the month of January where customers...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    March 16, 2017

Theatre: What Not To Say To A Woman

"Your breasts look incredible in that outfit." Inadvisable pickup line, for sure, Dude. That no man should ever say that to a woman he wants to impress is a given. Yet for Paul Linke, somehow that...

 

It Could Only Happen in Kansas

Would you believe? Would anyone believe? Awhile back a Georgia lawmaker, Gerald Greene (R-Cuthbert), was shot in the leg behind an adult entertainment store. Furthermore, Greene had several thousand...

 
 By George Laase    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Take A Look At School District' s Five-Year Fiscal Goal

How do we stand in regards to our school district's five-year goal of bringing district employees’ salaries up to “within” the median salary for L.A. County? Our district has been playing the salary game of keeping up with the Joneses for the...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    March 2, 2017

Smart And Spicy

Smart And Spicy I Could Host The OscarsBy Carole Bell It wouldn't be dumb, for one thing. Can you imagine? Picture an intelligent evening. Have you seen the BAFTAs? Impossible to duplicate Stephen...

 

Smart And Spicy

Quick, when is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday? When is George Washington's birthday? Every schoolchild in America used to know these dates. Now we celebrate "President's Day". I wonder if anyone knows...

 

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...

 

Unprecedented (UnPresident's) Day

Quick, when is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday? When is George Washington's birthday? Every schoolchild in America used to know these dates. Now we celebrate "President's Day". I wonder if anyone knows...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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