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 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 25, 2016 

Some More Thoughts About Martin Cole's Departure

Is it possible? Is it possible? Could the moaning and knees shaking noises coming from the City Hall be from the very nervous and worried pencil sharpeners group members? It’s pure speculation at...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 18, 2016

Gas Sales Tax May Be Going Up

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 Iranians, sometime next year, will...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    August 18, 2016

Olympics Opening Ceremony: A Marathon - of Commercials!

You know that wonderful feeling you get seeing the Olympic spirit, when you feel heartened and encouraged by those beautiful TV images on the first night of the Olympics? What happened? I was shocked...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 11, 2016

Locked Up For 36 Years, Innocent Man Sues

Do you remember several articles printed long ago? They were so unbelievably funny or just so very informative that they bear repeating. Therefore, you may see some references that seem familiar...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    Opinion    August 11, 2016

Judith Love Cohen

Judith Love Cohen, a longtime Culver City resident, was a trailblazing electrical engineer working in the forefront of 20th century science whose many accomplishments included valuable contributions...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    August 11, 2016

How to Escape from Political Clutter

Stop it! Now, stop it, will you? We're being bombarded from everywhere: Trump. Hillary. Bernie. Republican. Democrat. Green. (All of the above). Isis or WasWas? Fear, anxiety, disquiet; pushback to...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Recorded in Hollywood - It's Un-Conventional

Want an escape from the conventions? Run, don't walk, to the Kirk Douglas Theatre to see "Recorded in Hollywood". You'll feel like dancing from ten seconds in; it's a sexy, catchy break. The music...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Locked Up For 36 Years, Innocent Man Sues

Do you remember several articles printed long ago? They were so unbelievably funny or just so very informative that they bear repeating. Therefore, you may see some references that seem familiar...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Special Diet Can Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer

The Washington Post just conducted a yearlong study on police shootings and found cops shot and killed at least 984 people in 2015, many of them under questionable circumstances. Among those killed...

 
 Opinion    August 4, 2016

Open Your Wallets, The Taxman Cometh

I took a look at the Culver City Council’s “proposed Parcel Tax” to help pay for our part of the unfunded, federal mandate from the 1972 Clean Water Act. I also watched the council meeting as they discussed whether to put this tax on the...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    July 14, 2016

Want To Be Understood? Make a Movie

A friend once stood with me inside a closet. I forget right now why we were in the closet. Oh! She was showing me her breasts, and didn't want to do it out in the open convention room. She wanted me...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    July 7, 2016

Unfortunately, Hackers Are Keeping Busy

As noted by Time Magazine, New York City police must now give a “receipt” to people they stop and frisk. The change, put forth by a federal monitor, is meant to prevent abuse of power; however,...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 30, 2016

Onward And Upward For Holly Mitchell

Nobody has more respect and admiration for our State Senator Holly Mitchell than Theodorsia and I. She has had numerous bills signed by Governor Brown, and she has taken the progressive position in...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 30, 2016

America! How Ya' Looking, Baby?

I'm talking with M., a friend in England, about the hideous violence in Orlando. "Well, you know, it's America." he said. That bothered me. I launched into various rational reactions, but inside, I...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 30, 2016

Smart And Spicy

I'm talking with M., a friend in England, about the hideous violence in Orlando. "Well, you know, it's America." he said. That bothered me. I launched into various rational reactions, but inside, I fe...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 23, 2016

Hearing Loss Could Become Diabetes

You are going to England stop in Kent at the Leeds Castle and see the museum with over 100 dog collars. Hearing loss may be an early warning of diabetes. Multiple researc h studies have indicated...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 16, 2016

Some IRS Workers Are In Trouble

Mayor de Blasio of the big apple (New York City) told the public of a new crime-fighting device the police recently started using. It’s a shots-fired system that detects gunfire. When the alert went...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 9, 2016

A New Big Building Is Coming To Culver City

Did I hear someone say they were going to be in Atlanta, Georgia on October 8th? If so, I just bet they will take part in the 5K Bacon Run. All runners, when they cross the finish line, will be able...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 2, 2016

My Surprising Decision to Vote for Bernie Sanders

I'm writing this from my heart. I believe California may get to choose who'll be our next President. It's the first time in 30 years when the California primary will actually count; usually it's just...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 2, 2016

Why Did City Clerk Martin Cole Leave His Job?

Is it possible? Is it possible? Can the moaning and knee-shaking noises coming from city hall be coming from the very nervous and worried pencil sharpeners’ group members? It’s pure speculation...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 26, 2016

Mistakes Are Being Made On VA Claims

Are you a veteran? Have you been denied benefits or is your disability rating too low for your actual symptoms? The Inspector General for the Department of Veteran Affairs issued a report last spring...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    May 26, 2016

A Pickle Walks Into A Bar...

Except it wasn't a pickle, it was a writer. And it wasn't a bar, it was a movie theater...but -- there was a pickle. Well, it wasn't a real pickle: it was a pickle pen: A phallic look-alike with a...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 19, 2016

Emergency Service May Be Moved From Here

I have mentioned this several times before, so to many it will be no surprise. In the room I use as my office I have five-drawer filing cabinets. a two-drawer filing cabinet, plus numerous boxes so...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    May 19, 2016

Smart And Spicy

This is the United States, after all, not a banana republic. Yet there've been so many "unusual" things happening in primaries around the country that some think Time Magazine should name "irregularit...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    May 12, 2016

Smart And Spicy

Not kidding. I rode it. It's great. 9am on a 61 degree morning Metro Expo Culver City Station The train to Santa Monica felt like it had always been there. You know when a piece of furniture looks...

 

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