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 By Carole Bell    Opinion    October 12, 2017 

Where Is Respect for Life?

When the great Russian ballet dancer Ivan Nagy was asked if ballet dancing were as easy as he made it look, he confessed, "It hurts. It hurts," with a suffering smile and begging eyes. "It hurts." It...

 

Council Delays Cherness Vote For A Year

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse the City Council’s pitcher threw a spitter high and outside. Most of us who knew his Honor Judge Harold Cherness to be honest, fair and just; a person...

 

California Pays Other States To Take Our Solar Power

Congresswoman, the Honorable Karen Bass will hold a meeting at Holman United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at 3320 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles. RSVP at (323) 965-1422....

 

The Count On Homeless Students In Schools

This spreadsheet shows the count of homeless students enrolled in unified school districts throughout LA County. Enrollment was measured by counting the number of students enrolled in school on a particular day in October. The data shown was...

 

Columnist Thinks Power for Homes Is Being Wasted

I enjoy reading my copy of Bloomberg Business Week but the March 27, 2017 – April 2, 2017 was just full of surprises. For example, the F.B.I. gave a guy that just agreed to be an informant several...

 

Columnist Suggests Pickle Juice For Leg Cramps

I am just sick and more than a little angry when I found out Ole Miss imposed a bowl ban for 2017 on herself. Just because the Rebels might be facing more penalties when the NCAA says their program...

 

New, Inexperienced Teachers Come To Culver Schools

Contributing Columnist In 2014-15 our district hired so many new teachers that almost one in five teachers (18.3%) in our district were first and second year teachers with very little or no real classroom experience. The State’s Education Dept....

 

May You Live To Be 100!

Congratulations to cities and people who are 100. In the UK, the Queen sends a greeting card to everyone on their 100th birthday. It's a silver cup in Japan; royal greetings in Sweden; a President's...

 

Another Upstairs Downstairs?

It's time for a couple of lyrical, and not so, anniversaries. The time was sensational. A half-century ago, The Beatles released their seminal Sgt. Pepper album, shaking up rock music and culture....

 

Coffee Prices on the Rise

According to the New York Post, Wells Fargo’s reputation took another hit on Friday, April 22, 2017 when the bank admitted its practice of opening phony customer accounts started back in 2002 not...

 

Don't Let This Happen To Culver City

Let's not expose Culver City to possibly becoming another disaster like San Bruno or Porter Ranch. Inadequate regulations and private interests have too often gotten in the way of protecting people's rights. Fortunately we in Culver City will soon...

 

$2.5 Billion Needed To Protect An Oil Company Blowout?

Sometime in Mid-September Culver City is planning to put out an Oil and Gas Drilling Regulations Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Public to review and comment on, Citizen Activists...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    August 24, 2017

Party Like It's 1939?

The real danger: Could Fascism replace our democracy? Are we heading to a second Civil War? Are we moving toward nuclear war? Who thought fascism and a Civil War redux would rise again? In the U.S.?...

 

Boeing Hires Caroline Kennedy

What is the only thing Democrats and Republicans; right wingers and left wingers; progressives and conservatives can agree upon? Without a doubt, everyone who knew his Honor Judge Harold I. Cherness...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    August 10, 2017

Sweet Joys Of Summer

Plein été. It's what the French call full summer. We're intensely in the middle of it. What's on your mind? Nothing, should be. Summertime, And the livin' is easy Fish are jumpin' And the cotton is...

 

Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program Has Ended

Did anybody at DMV, the courts or city hall tell us about the California traffic ticket amnesty program that expired on Monday, April 1? The program which started October 2015, eighteen months ago...

 

Beware Of Some Baby Food Samples

Has anyone told you about the Environmental Defense Fund and their analysis of eleven years of federal data found detectable levels of led in twenty percent of 2164 baby food samples? The toxic metal...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Sex, Doll?

A world in which men don't need women? We already have robot floor cleaners; now fake women can do the rest. By the rest, I mean sex. Men, how would you like a sex doll that lets you rape her? Women,...

 

The Largest Gas Tax Increase in State History

In April Democratic leaders forced through the state legislature $5.2 billion annually in new and permanent taxes on drivers across California, amounting to the largest gas tax increase in state...

 

Council to Consider Hal Cherness Tribute

In Georgia WE do have a new Sam’s Club with a gas station. Just recently the price was $2.11 for a gallon of regular. The Rubensteins do prefer Costco but the closest warehouse is over 60 miles...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    July 20, 2017

Summer Fruit For Thought

1 Cherries - much better than you thought. 2 But you must read the warnings! (see below cherries) I ate a cup of cherries for dessert. I'd forgotten how wonderful they taste. I felt very full, satisfi...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Can We Live If Oceans Die?

"Everything on our planet is connected and the fear is we're taking out a huge piece." "Do do we need forests? Do we need trees? Do we need reefs?" Do you care? Coral reefs are dying. Everywhere....

 

Columnist Suggests Pickle Juice (Really)

I am just sick and more than a little angry when I found out Ole Miss imposed a bowl ban for 2017 on herself. Just because the Rebels might be facing more penalties when the NCAA says their program...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    July 6, 2017

Have Back Pain? Want To Fix It?

1 See a movie 2 Call a (specific) doctor 3 Read a book Would you believe something works if enough people swore it? What if it contradicted established medical thinking? What if someone said you could...

 
 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...

 

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