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 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    July 31, 2014

Big Brother is Watching, But Not in Culver City…Yeah Right

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Have you read or heard about Operation Stingray? For those not in the loop or in the process of being cleared by the FBI for non-classified rumors, Stingray...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    July 24, 2014 

Prison Populations Drop as Marijuana Laws Soften

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist With states decriminalizing marijuana and scaling back 1970s-era drug laws, admissions to state prisons have fallen from 689,536 in 2006 to 553,843 in 2012. New...

 
 By Ben Moto    Opinion    July 24, 2014 

Don't Let Up Against Terrorists and Boko Haram

Terrorist group Boko Haram made headlines last April when its members kidnapped 276 female students from a government school in Northern Nigeria. The Islamic Jihadist and terrorist organization claimed the abduction, promising to enslave the missing...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    July 17, 2014

Brits Questionnaire" "When Will You Die"

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist On July 27 in Louisville, KY ex-POWs of the Korean War will gather for their 61st and probably final reunion commemorating the armistice which paved the way for...

 
 Opinion    July 17, 2014

Mayor Responds To Budget Story

A headline in last week's Observer bears some clarification: "City Dips Into Reserves Again: $2.5 Million Shortfall." While the headline is eye-catching, I find it misleading. The article itself, by...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    July 10, 2014

Tax by the Mile? Cover California to Lose $78 Million

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Ladies, are you considering the military as a career? Does becoming an officer appeal to you? We know about West Point but have you heard about The Virginia...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    July 3, 2014

How Times Have Changed

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I was scanning a California history book and came across Hong Yeng Chang. The State Supreme Court in 1800 denied Chang’s application to practice law because of...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 26, 2014

North Korea, Democratic Club History and More!!

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The North Korean government has officially approved 18 hairstyles for women and 10 for men in an effort to clamp down on Western influences by trimming their...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 19, 2014

Mother Jones Say It Isn't So!!!

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist My, oh, my, I just finished reading the May/June 2014 issue of Mother Jones. Yes, I know it isn’t cheap, but after winning big bucks shooting craps in the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 12, 2014

Remember When: Gas 29.9cents, Sales Tax 4%, Homes $52,000

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Were your toes tingling when you heard home prices in the Los Angeles metropolitan area went up 18-20% from February 2013 through February 2014? My tootsies were...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 5, 2014

Open Museums on Same Saturday

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist As a longtime member (since 1977) on May 14, 2014 I attended the monthly meeting of the Culver City Democratic Club, held the second Wednesday of every month at...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 29, 2014

Club Names Burke "Culver City's Best Legislator"

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for coming to our meeting last night. Yes, the Progressive Leadership of Culver City comes together at 7:30 p.m. in the Harry...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2014

United Parents of Culver City Urges Yes Vote on Measure CC

United Parents of Culver City Issued the following press release in support of Measure CC school bond. United Parents of Culver City, the all-volunteer parent group dedicated to promoting the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 22, 2014

Money Is On My Mind Today

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Oh, Maria, do you think I can qualify for a payday loan if I don’t have a job? Or perhaps for a reverse mortgage, the one Fonzie from Happy Days pushes on...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 15, 2014

Beware – Bond Issues Are Coming

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I know it isn’t November but let’s talk turkey. Get a little closer so I can whisper a deep, dark secret that the Board of Education doesn’t want you to...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 8, 2014

Rogers Gets Support For Sheriff

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist If you are undecided as to whom you should vote for as Los Angeles County Sheriff, please consider Todd Rogers. Todd is an Assistant Sheriff and Vice Mayor of...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 1, 2014

A Way to Aid Children's Vocal Skills

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Is your child musically talented? For those students who would like to develop their vocal skills from the most basic concepts through the college level, the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 24, 2014

Jeff Muir Hits The Mark

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I honestly don’t know what’s so fascinating watching someone trying for hours to outrun the highway patrol and the helicopter. Nowadays police use the pit...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 17, 2014

City Has Their Hand in My Pocket

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist For those who are familiar with the terms par, eagle, birdie and tee, you just know the lead paragraph is something about golf. And you would be right. Golf began...

 
 Opinion    April 17, 2014

CORRECTION

Last week’s Commentary by Observer Columnist Neil Rubenstein was in error. Two of the founder’s names were incorrect. They should have read Diane Netzel and Dale Jones. The Observer regrets the error....

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 10, 2014

Culver City Education Foundation: From Little Acorns Great Trees Grow

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It wasn't that long ago that many of us were called by Barbara Netzel and Harry Jones to attend the formation meeting of the Culver City Education Foundation....

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 3, 2014

Dump Red Light Cameras?

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Let me be the first to tell everyone, “My eyes don’t lie.” The old sergeant doesn’t have macular degeneration or cataracts or glaucoma. Recently I saw...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 27, 2014

A Look Back At 2010

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Recently a friend spoke to me while I was shopping in Aisle 8 and suggested I review a previous issue of the Observer. Casually reaching into the file cabinet...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 20, 2014

Remembering Culverites, Zaragosa, Sellers, Davidson and Violin

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I was wondering, what does one do when it rains cats and dogs? Since we are in a drought I didn’t spend much time dwelling on this subject. Maria, AKA “the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 13, 2014

How Important Are Foreign Language Classes?

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) has probably the very best program in the State of California to teach elementary students Japanese. When many of...

 

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