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 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...

 
 By George Laase    Opinion    September 15, 2016

One View Of Colin Kaepernick

On a deeper, personal level, I don’t like how Colin Kaepernick is using his stardom for social protest. That said, most of us don’t like to have someone else hold a mirror up to us to show our flaws. And in doing so, Kaepernick is trying to prod...

 
 By Editor    Opinion    September 15, 2016

COMMENTARY: FARRAGUT PARKING ISSUE EXPOSED CULVER CITY GOVERNMENT

Dear Editor: We won. We exposed the ineptitude, incompetence and lack of ethics of the Culver City City Council. We exposed that, in Culver City, influence peddling trumps reason and justice. Ken Smith, a prominent member of Grace Church, has given...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 8, 2016

How About Hiring Women In Culver Fire Department?

In November vote for our firefighters, our paramedics and our police and against the power-grabbing politicians who just want their $250,000 salaries and $200,000 pensions. It seems as though in...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    September 8, 2016

115 Days Till New Year's - Here's An Idea

Picture yourself on New Year's Day, making resolutions. You look back, asking, "Why did I do that?" or think, "I should never have done that." You know how we think about what we could have done, and...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    September 8, 2016

Dear Editor

Dear Editor I was quite saddened to see another article of more of downtown Culver City restaurants closing in the August 19-24th paper. It seems just as soon as they open these days, their gone. By...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    September 8, 2016

Dear Editor:

Dear Editor: At the September 12, 2016 City Council meeting will the City Council express shock, like Captain Louis Renault in Casablanca when he discovered that there was gambling in the backroom? It...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    September 1, 2016

Smart And Spicy-Evolving America - Are We Becoming Mean?

I was on a bus when I met Hannah and her friend Adari. I sat next to Adari so I could talk to her; she was wearing a full burqa, or so I thought. Her eyes were gorgeous, and the eye makeup was...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    September 1, 2016

This Sales Tax Will Be On The November 8 Ballot in Arizona

Mayor Clarke and members of the Culver City Council, we need to send a group to Mesa, Arizona on a fact-finding mission. I don’t know what their elected officials do, but we need to know. Voters in...

 
 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 Letters    Opinion    August 11, 2016

Dear Editor:

Dear Editor: This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending both of the plays put on this summer by the Culver City Public Theatre. The first is "Frog Tails" written by our own local playwright,...

 
 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...

 

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