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 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 18, 2014 

$350 Million Saves 15 Minutes

By Neil Rubenstein Observer columnist I didn’t know and nobody told me about the law which took effect on Jan. 1, 2013 and set a 2018 target date for public employees to pay half their retirement...

 
 By Matthew Hetz    Opinion    September 18, 2014 

Getting There From Here

By Matthew Hetz Guest Commentary There are theories, and there is reality. The emerging Metro light rail system in Los Angeles, and particularly Phase II of the Expo Line, is facing the conflict...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 11, 2014

American Nisei Soldier Speaks At Memorial Day Ceremony

On May 26, 2014 well over 5,000 attended the Memorial Day program at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. 48 hours prior, approximately 6,000 Boy and Girl Scouts from troops across Southern California...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    September 11, 2014

Dear Editor

Re: The Culver City Red Light Camera Contract - Has It Been Signed Yet? Save $$$ Honorable Mayor and Councilmembers: I wrote you the attached letter a few days before the May 12 meeting during which...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 4, 2014

Chinese Buying All the Milk? Expect Prices to Rise

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Can anyone help me understand what is going on with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the deputies who man the central jail? I know some deputies...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 28, 2014

Bullet Train Costs Soar to $68 Billion

It was 21 years ago in 1993 that the 50-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas ended as, some believe, federal agents caused the fire which destroyed the structure and killed so...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 14, 2014

State Legislators Drink the Happy Water in Sacramento

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Douglas Lydic, 29, escaped from a police car in December 2013 in Commodore, Pennsylvania while handcuffed. Prosecutors declined to charge him with fleeing since h...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 14, 2014

Dear Editor

I love the ninja turtle movies but I also love turtles. Real turtles are not ninjas, not appropriate pets for youngsters, and not legal to sell if their shells are less than 4 inches in diameter. Real...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 7, 2014

Owe Money To New York? California Will Pay It With Your Tax Refund!

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Beginning in 2016 students at California community colleges must maintain a 2.0 or C average to be eligible for a waiver to exempt them from paying tuition. Now t...

 
 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 Letters    Opinion    May 29, 2014

Dear Editor

I am writing in support of Measure CC. I am the mother of two children in Culver City schools, Linwood E. Howe Elementary and Culver City Middle School. A quality education is one of the building...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    May 29, 2014

Dear Editor

While I usually vote against anything that increases my taxes, I'm voting FOR Measure CC. It's a NECESSARY bond measure to ensure our Culver City schools don't fall into disrepair. I've witnessed firs...

 
 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 Letters    Opinion    May 29, 2014

Dear Editor

The Board of Trustees of the Culver City Education Foundation strongly supports Measure CC. This bond measure for school facilities will have a great impact on CCUSD students, the school district and...

 

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