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 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 26, 2015 

Maxine Waters Honored For Major Contributions In Congress

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It is always a delight being in the Steam-Refrigeration-Air Conditioning & Pipe Fitters Union Hall in Gardena. On Saturday, February 7 over 400 government elected...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 19, 2015

Here's What Culver City Officials Are Paid

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist My dad had many witticisms and when he wanted to make a point he would utter one that just fit perfectly for the situation under discussion. Two of his favorites...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 12, 2015

Beware of Endorsement Claims

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist As my brothers, sister and I were growing up in the southwest part of Los Angeles, Papa, like most parents, gave us good advice and taught his kids strong family...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    February 5, 2015

Some New Ideas For A New Year

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Can it be true? The pensions for generals and admirals will be trimmed to ensure they make no more in retirement than they earned while in uniform. I guess the...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 29, 2015

Columnist Suggests A Vote For Garcia

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I must admit that prior to the Culver City Democratic Club endorsement meeting held on January 14 in the Veterans Auditorium Complex for Community College Board...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 29, 2015

Dear Editor

I’m responding to your coverage of events that occurred at Culver City High School in December 2013, and were reported to school officials and police in January 2014. Your report seems to be based...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 22, 2015

A Vote For Andra Hoffman

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist On March 3 we are electing candidates to the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. I have talked to Andra Hoffman and reviewed her background...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 15, 2015

Some New Thoughts For The New Year

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist During the holiday season with large crowds scampering from store to store, my memory recalls the only establishments required by law to have defibrillators are...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 15, 2015

Dear Editor

Since Sony is still in Culver City you do have the obligation to feature them, but you write about a tenth-rate clown picture, and follow the standard news blogs about the North Korean...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 15, 2015

Dear Editor

Another person named Michael Landis (with no middle initial or no middle name) received a Red Light Ticket At Beethoven and Washington Blvd., I was informed by my automobile insurance company and...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 8, 2015

Police Need to Explain Procedures

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The Mayor and the Police Chief should be on the Culver City television station talking about procedures with choke holds, tasers, shoot-to-kill policy, etc.,...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 1, 2015

Online Spying Causes Much Concern

I’m not a computer whiz kid as many of us know, but I have been reading about this new malware and I am very concerned. It seems this advanced malware was used to spy on private companies,...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 25, 2014

Watch Out, You're Being Followed

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Do you sometimes have a feeling you are being followed? I don’t mean by the bad guys but by the law enforcement protectors. Well, friends, your suspicions...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 11, 2014

Dear Editor

I am writing to the Culver City Observer to urge the writing staff to reconsider using the terminology "Illegal Aliens" when reporting about issues related to immigration. Language is a powerful...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    December 4, 2014

Judge Cherness To Speak In Culver

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist What are you doing on Dec. 10, 2014 at 7 p.m.? My friend, your friend, our friend, the very Honorable Judge Hal Cherness will speak to the Culver City Democratic...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 27, 2014

Coffee Or Tea? You Decide

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Maria, AKA the wild gypsy lady and I were talking quietly in our usual coffee house. You know the one; it’s by the railroad tracks near the on ramp. She was tel...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 20, 2014

A Suggestion: Hire a Tutor to Teach Chinese

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist As you all know, I have for the longest time been advocating that the Culver City Board of Education phase out Japanese and instead teach Chinese. Another fact...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 13, 2014

China, Not Japan, Is The Future

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The Chinese recently bought the Waldorf-Astoria for $1.95 billion, or about $1.3 million per room. They also purchased AMC, Smithfield (the world’s largest...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Pepper-Spraying Officers Must Be Revealed

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It was just three years ago on the Davis campus of the University of California that campus police pepper-sprayed a peaceful student protest. The State Supreme...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Honorable Mayor and Councilmembers:

Last week I finally received a copy of your new contract with Redflex. It was signed on Aug. 29, more than three months after the May 12 council meeting where you approved the continuation of the...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Honorable Mayor and Councilmembers:

Last week I finally received a copy of your new contract with Redflex. It was signed on Aug. 29, more than three months after the May 12 council meeting where you approved the continuation of the...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Dear Editor

In the commentary article by Mr. Chris Faulkner, “Fracking will improve, not hurt public health” (Oct. 16-22) Mr. Faulkner asserts that fracking is “a drilling technique that actually lessened...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 30, 2014

Dear Editor

Dear Editor, Vote for Murray for West Basin Municipal Water District. I received a phony campaign slate mailer titled “SAVE PROPOSITION 13 NEWSLETTER” with Scott Houston’s name and photo in it....

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 30, 2014

Dear Editor

Vote against Scott Houston for West Basin Municipal Water District Board if you don’t want additional unnecessary water rate hikes. All three candidates are “progressive” (ultra-liberal)...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    October 30, 2014

Shopping For Candles as Edison Jacks Up Rates

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Since we’ve returned to Culver City from our vacation to Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, many have spoken to us regarding police departments and various...

 

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