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 By Letters    Opinion    December 1, 2016 

Barrage of Plastic Pollutants Enter SM Bay from Rains: Call to Action

I bumped into local photographer, Fabian Lewkowicz, on the bike path next to the Pico-Kenter Storm Drain this past Monday morning at 7:30am. I was in a hurry to get to work, but took my ninth annual ...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 24, 2016

Columnist Suggests Year-Round Culver Classes

The County of Los Angeles is planning a tax to fund drought planning, which will be introduced in an election after November 2016. When we get to Baltimore, Maryland we plan to see the National Great...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    November 24, 2016

Is It Worth Being Excellent?

When you see those people at the top of their form, how do you think they got there? Do you wish you could sing like Streisand or play like LeBron James? Do you think Frank Sinatra had it easy...

 
 Opinion    November 24, 2016

Message From the Superintendent

Culver City Families, We have never been more proud of our students. Culver Unified is, and must always be, a haven of diversity and opportunity for young people of all walks, talks, ages and...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 17, 2016

Will The Culver Sanitation Department Close?

Is the rumored closing of the Culver City Sanitation Department true? Is billionaire medical doctor Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, buying the Culver City Sanitation Station and causing the sanitation...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    November 17, 2016

Family Drama

Anything’s possible with families today. Yet viewed with antediluvian wisdom, it's the way it was; la plus ça change. What's up with families was a recurring theme throughout the American Film Inst...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 11, 2016

Your Vehicle May Need A Checkup

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says one vehicle in eight still needs to be checked for defective Takata air bags. NHTSA recommends owners check for recall information, and...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    November 11, 2016

Election Burnout? How To Recover

I'm sick of the election and don't want to write about it anymore. So today I'm writing about compassion, which we will all need regardless of what happens next Tuesday. Five decisive days to go, how...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Election Burnout? How To Recover

I'm sick of the election and don't want to write about it anymore. So today I'm writing about compassion, which we will all need regardless of what happens next Tuesday. Five decisive days to go, how...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 3, 2016

It Will Be A Long, Long Complex Election Day

This election on November 8 will be so long, what with federal offices, judges, propositions, bonds and taxes, and the “facts” mailed by the pro and anti camps, you just have to wonder how many...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 27, 2016

Another Parcel Tax? It's A Possibility

So what happened to the $20 bill? Just how long does it take to remove President Jackson and put in Harriet Tubman? I believe the Central Valley’s bullet train just shot its backers in their feet....

 
 By Jon Coupal    Opinion    October 27, 2016

Goblins and Gobs of Tax Hikes - Plus Your Property Tax Bill

As any reader of this column knows, voters will be confronted come election day with billions and billions of new tax hikes and bond measures (which, of course, result in their own tax hikes). But let’s not forget that there is another reason for...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    October 27, 2016

America's On Edge

It's going around, like December's flu. We're all afraid of it, and everyone's catching it. You're not sure if you've got it; you just sense something's wrong. Feeling anxious? Fear, foreboding,...

 
 Opinion    October 27, 2016

Mayor Clarke Explains Culver City Ballot Measures

On November 8 the voters of Culver City will head to the polls and cast votes that will have a significant impact on daily life. In addition to the Presidential race and other State contests, there...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 20, 2016

Columnist Likes Kim Nguyen For Superior Court Judge

Kim Nguyen is running for Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Office 158. Kim placed first in the June primary election, and is now facing off against the second place finisher. Currently, Kim is...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    October 20, 2016

What's Money After All?

I’ve been thinking about money. Might be we need to change our attitude toward money. $1.1 billion. Money raised so far by candidates in the 2016 Presidential election. $529 million. Money raised...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 13, 2016

Hot Local Issue On November Ballot

We have all heard about the bad water in Flint, Michigan. Many have read about the mess with water in Compton, but in Atlanta, Georgia the Atlanta Journal - Constitution filed a request through...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 6, 2016

How Will Culver City Honor Kirk Douglas' 100th Birthday?

I just wonder what Mayor Clarke and Culver City are planning for Kirk Douglas’s 100th birthday this fall. I thought the September/October 2016 issue of The Saturday Evening Post was particularly...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    October 6, 2016

Happy Birthday To Me

I love celebrating birthdays. Do you like to celebrate yours? Some people love birthdays. They look forward to their birthday and wake up feeling happy. There are also people who don’t rejoice on...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 29, 2016

Here's Some Important Culver Financial Information

Well, folks, the City Hall group that cousin Neil fondly refers to as the “Wing Nuts” are hoping and praying you don’t see the facts and figures before you cast your ballot in November. The...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    September 29, 2016

Mish-MashED: Do Your Job/ Don't Do Your Job

“NO OPERATING SYTEM FOUND”. Four frightening words you never want to see on your computer. Debuting on my screen yesterday; my beloved laptop is sick. Which explains why I’m sitting here in the...

 
 Opinion    September 29, 2016

A Message From Rabbi Zack Shapiro

To our Temple Akiba community, As the Holy Days approach Cantor and I have been spending a great deal of time preparing. Much of it has been through conversation with each other, colleagues, friends, family, and our community. Many have asked:...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 22, 2016

Columnist Has His Eyes On Las Vegas

For those of you who didn’t have their accounts depleted at Wells Fargo Bank by very nasty bank employees doing mean things, why not celebrate by taking that very special person to Las Vegas? Ever...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    September 22, 2016

Can Your Dreams Lie in Garbage?

Garbage is nothing, right? No value, by definition. Wrong! Let your imagination go swimming: What if garbage had the power to inspire dreams? Garbage is worthless, meaningless. Ah, but we're spoiled,...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 15, 2016

Innocent People In Jail? Yes, It Happens

All of us have heard on the radio or seen on television or read in the newspaper about law enforcement agencies doing bad things to good people. How many instances have there been when police and/or...

 

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