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 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 27, 2015

Culver Should Ban Plastic Food Containers

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, Florida is well worth a visit when you are in the Tampa Bay area. See www.armedforcesmuseum.com. The Justice Department...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 20, 2015 

It's Another Honor For George Barris

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist One recipient of the Southern California Motion Picture Council’s 79th Annual Founders Day Golden Halo Award was Culver City Car Show’s “Mr. Good Guy”...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 13, 2015

Taste Of Soul Festival Is Approaching

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Save the date because you don’t want to miss this year’s Taste of Soul Festival on Crenshaw Blvd. between Martin Luther King Blvd. and Rodeo Road with food...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 6, 2015

The Obamas Paid $93,000 In Federal Income Tax

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist President Obama and his wife, Michelle, paid more than $93,000 in federal income tax last year on an adjusted gross income of more than $477,000, according to...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    July 30, 2015

Hooray for James Butts, Sandra Davis

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The 54th Assembly District Democratic Club Annual Award Luncheon at the Proud Bird Restaurant was held on June 7. Those in attendance were in a very festive mood...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    July 23, 2015

Remembering Culver's Richard Alexander

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It is so very hard to believe that my friend, your friend, our friend passed away on July 21, 2004. Yes, it has been 11 years since Richard “Alex” Alexander...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    July 16, 2015

Aspirin May Decrease Forms Of Cancer

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Doctor Oz said, “Taking 162 milligrams of aspirin a day (that’s two baby aspirins or half a regular aspirin, taken with a half glass of warm water before and...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    July 2, 2015

Fond Memories Of Sherman Hemsley

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It is hard for me to believe Sherman Hemsley passed away just about three years ago on July 24, 2012. The actor who played George Jefferson in “All in the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 25, 2015

Peanuts Is The Way To Go

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I just finished reading the Journal of the American Medical Association’s “Internal Medicine” report published online March 2, 2015. Briefly, Vanderbilt...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 25, 2015

McDonald's Has A Big Tax Problem

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist So you think you have tax problems and perhaps you do, but it’s nothing like McDonald’s. Gabby Hayes would say, “No Siree, Bob.” I’m sure it was purely...

 
 By Kimberly Berg    Opinion    June 25, 2015

Just You and Me

By Kimberly Berg Observer Columnist Dear Kimberly, I have a two-part question for you. LA is such a busy city with so many people. Yet sitting in traffic it’s usually one person per car and it feels...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 11, 2015

It's A Celebration At Mayme Clayton Museum

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The Juneteenth Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation will be presented by the volunteers of Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum (MCLM) on Saturday,...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    June 4, 2015

AT&T Pays Huge Fine After Customer's Accounts Raided

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The Federal Communications Commission is about to raise the fees on Internet service. So, what else is new? I do not give the bad guys a chance when it comes to...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 28, 2015

Get A Card With Your Picture On It

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Like many of us I have very limited time. It seems like the list of “forgetful-nots” done on a daily basis is getting longer and longer. Now I came across a...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 21, 2015

No Poking Or Anesthesia by the Doctor?

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I just hate the preparation necessary to get a colonoscopy. The last time the gastroenterology doctor examined me was in January 2015 when he removed seven...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 14, 2015

Ten Years Later He Gets His Wish

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I waited and it took well over 10 years but finally it now appears the government, at least in New York’s State Capitol, is starting to move on a problem I...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    May 7, 2015

China Builds Submarine Fleet Bigger Than U.S.

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist China’s navy now has a submarine fleet larger than that of the United States, according to a U.S. Admiral’s statement on February 25. “Their submarine...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 30, 2015

Correction

In a recent Neil Rubenstein column it was indicated that a Legion Of honor presentation to Jerry King of Culver City on the USS Iowa would be open to the public. In reality it will be a private...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 30, 2015

Hooray For Local Women Political Figures

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Have you noticed how many good, strong, local female political figures represent us? Karen Bass, Holly Mitchell and Meghan Sahli-Wells are all super, but I enjoy...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 23, 2015

Some Facts About The Vietnam War

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Did you know these statistics of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall? There are 58,267 names now listed. The names are arranged in order by year and then alphabetized....

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 16, 2015

Culver's Jerry King To Be Honored By French Government

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Jerry King, a World War II veteran and member of the Jewish War Veterans (“JWV”) for over 65 years, will be honored by the French government for his heroic...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 9, 2015

A Way to Confront the Economy

By Neil Rubenstein Observer columnist With the economy in such a sick condition you just might be looking for a career change. Perhaps you’re considering Business Management or some other related...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 2, 2015

Betty White to Receive Life Achievement Award

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist On April 26 the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will finally honor Betty White with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd annual Daytime...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 26, 2015

Mayor To Speak On State Of The City

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The monthly General Meeting of the Culver City Democratic Club will be on April 8 at 7 p.m. in the Rotunda Room of Veterans Auditorium. Mayor Sahli-Wells will be...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    March 19, 2015

Former Fire Chief Sellers Is Enjoying Vacation

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Recently I had the pleasure of discussing the 30-year career and retirement of my good friend, Chief Christopher Sellers. From January 1984 until June 2014, the...

 

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