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 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 4, 2016

Saban Theatre Celebrates Chinese New Year

The United States will soon turn over three Navy warships to the Philippine government to help it patrol disputed islands in the South China Sea. The Chinese are building islands on low-lying reefs...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    January 28, 2016 

Is The U.S. Still Great?

Donald Trump says he will make America great again. In this year's State of the Union address, President Obama said the U.S. is great. Which is it? Do you think the U.S. is past its sell-by date? 41%...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 28, 2016 

FBI Is Investigating St. Louis Cardinals Suspects

The F.B.I. is hot on the trail of the person or persons with the St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball front office that, during the 2014 spring training camp held in Jupiter, Florida, broke into the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 21, 2016

Columnist Will Vote For Meghan, Marcus

A big 21-gun salute to Herb and Diane Rosenberg, who reaffirmed their 50th anniversary vows on Saturday, January 9 at Temple Akiba. I first met Herb the night City Council appointed him to the Los...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    January 21, 2016

Sweet and Spicy

Most people like to be liked. No one wants to be thought of as rude. Whether you’re being rude, it’s like beauty; it must be in the eye of the beholder, don’t you think? Wait till you hear my...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 14, 2016

Criminal Record Cleaning Workshop Is Held; More To Come

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The City of Compton did not have votes from its council to place the following measures on the November 3, 2015 ballot when the council voted in June, 2 - 2 with...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    January 14, 2016

Smart And Spicy

I have a friend who had to have a bone marrow transplant over the past year. That was brave. Now her Facebook photo is a picture of Wonder Woman. She's brave. A writer I know has a 5-year-old...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 7, 2016

Gas Prices Should Stay Lower (Maybe)

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Every time we drive the four miles to Costco for gasoline I wear an ear-to ear-smile because these low prices screw Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Also, the...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    January 7, 2016

Smart and Spicy

"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." I didn't get it the first time I saw this quotation by Abraham Lincoln. I thought it made no sense. It makes sense to me now. I've...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 31, 2015

Military Academies May Surprise You

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I just bet students who read the rankings of colleges and universities would be pleasantly surprised how well the military academies stack up – and for graduate...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    December 31, 2015

Smart And Spicy

By Carole Bell Observer Columnist My friend Ben Abramovice, a beloved California character, knew how to keep New Year's Resolutions. He always made them and always kept them. His secret? It's...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 24, 2015

China Makes Some Interesting News

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Chinese President Xi Jin Ping said on September 26 Beijing would forgive debts owed to China by the world’s least developed nations and will give billions of...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 17, 2015

December Is The Best Time To Buy A Car

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Many of the members of the Brandeis Men’s Group are proud to be associated with such a fantastic bunch of guys whose main focus is raising money for Brandeis...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 10, 2015

A Vacation In Northern California

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Theodorsia and I recently came home from a two-week vacation in Northern California. As we all know there is plenty to see up state and since we had the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 26, 2015

Look What's Happening In New York

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Let’s say you are in River Edge, New Jersey and let’s say it’s between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Well, let’s say you’d better drive to another town because by...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 19, 2015

California's Poverty, Jobless Rates Are High

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Whenever you see an article by Dan Walters, be sure to read it. Recently Dan wrote that the poverty rate in the Golden State for 2014 as reported by the Census...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 12, 2015

Cross Country Team Suspended: Naked Run Was Planned

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Can you guess Esquire Magazine’s selection as the best new restaurant in America? It’s Shaya in New Orleans, and they serve only Israeli food (Esquire Magazin...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 5, 2015

Fisherman Sets World Record

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist On June 6 Alex Newman, an experienced grouper tournament fisherman, landed a grouper weighing 124.18 pounds. The fish creating this new world record was caught...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 29, 2015

Council Candidate Tiggs Sets The Record Straight

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Recently I had coffee with Marcus Tiggs, a 20-plus-year Culver City resident and candidate for the upcoming council election. He shared his view that one of the...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 29, 2015

Dear Editor

My absentee ballot was mailed today with a vote for Dr. Kelly Kent. It is rare that we have someone with her qualifications on our school board. An educator, Dr. Kent understands the learning process...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 22, 2015

Rainwater Capture Plan Sounds Mighty Good

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist As reported in the Los Angeles Times, The Department of Water and Power is considering an enormous rainwater capture plan that could possibly yield between...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 15, 2015

Our Traffic Keeps Getting Worse

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Lawyers, metal workers and police employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District were among many groups of employees who earned more on average than a...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 8, 2015

Columnist Says Kelly Kent Gets His Vote

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I am voting for Kelly Kent for Culver City Unified School District Board of Education on November 3. Kelly is the most qualified and has the best plan to...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 1, 2015

Oakland Police Make Controversial Move

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist For the first time a civilian will be joining the top echelons of the Oakland Police Department to help decide how internal affairs cases should be handled. The...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 24, 2015

A Prisoner For 30 Years May Soon Be Released

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 526-West Los Angeles meets on the first Thursday of each month at the American Legion Hall, 5309 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver...

 

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