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Rubenstein Column

Neil Rubenstein is recovering from surgery and his column will not appear this week. We expect his column to return to the Culver City Observer when he recovers....

 

Affordable Housing Location Overlooked

If Culver City is rallying a city for everyone, as promoted by the October 11th event at La Ballona school. Why didn’t Culver City use city owned land at Washington and Centinela for affordable hous...

 

Ramblings Around America

Good news for those men and women who lives in Oklahoma. It is projected over the next 10 years; they will have a shortage of 7,000 skilled workers each year for the next decade according to an Oklaho...

 

Drug Overdoses on the Rise

In the United States the number of deaths from drug overdoses has more than doubled in the last 16 years. Prevention magazine published a report October 2017 stating more than 52,000 Americans died...

 

Transparent California Reveals Cost of Top Brass at City Hall

The Culver City Jewish War Veterans Post 617 mentioned in a recent newsletter the USS Arizona is in a bad state of repair and will remain closed indefinite. Have you ever head of Cloud Break Communiti...

 

The Call for Female Firefighters

I am truly amazed with the Mayor, the Honorable Meghan Sahli-Wells for not speaking more forcibly as it relates to the lack of lady firefighters in our city. Perhaps the fire chief should institute...

 

California Budget to Top $101 Billion

California Governor Newsom will soon announce his budget for 2019-2020 and guess what the latest projection claims total spending of $101.6 billion. The Los Angeles Times said weeks ago this is a...

 

Let School Board Members Pan For Gold

I have a great idea to get money to the Culver City Unified School District, so the people won’t need to raise taxes again this year. Over the past 10 or 15 years, the Board of Education must have...

 

Fox Hills Residents Still Disenfranchised

Why does it seem (rightly or wrongly) the City of Culver City always likes to tweak Fox Hills nose? I guess one of the main reasons is that area has approximately 5,000 people but no one has ever...

 

'Imagine A Day Without Water' Coming to Culver City in 2020

Have the members of the Culver City Police Department read this want ad from the Brunswick News? The City of Nahunta, Georgia is now accepting applications for a full-time police chief. We are...

 

Transparent California releases data CalPERS, Pensions and Public Pay

Transparent California, California’s largest public pay, and pension database said recently nearly 900 percent increase in CalPERS benefits dwarfs economic growth, taxpayers’ ability to pay. The...

 

Veterans to Recieve Free Charted Flights as They Visit War Memorials

Folks, the information I requested have not arrived. Today, I am devastated is to put it mildly but eventually it will be here. Until then some resumes should be updated. Every year the Honor Flight...

 

California Outlaws Fur Trapping

Starting in November 2019 Phoenix, Arizona library system will drop overdue back fees. It wasn’t that long ago the California Legislature passed and the governor signed a bill to ban commercial fur...

 

Retired LA County Sanitation Worker Makes $345,417 Per Year

Friends, I have been working feverishly on an article for next week “they don’t want you to know about, until it’s too late for the citizens; in my opinion to stop or slow down.” As such...

 

Will Culver City Unified School District Request More Bond Money From Residents

A study in the Journal of Medicinal Food found lighter coffee roasts had higher levels of chlorogenic acid= what acts as an antioxidant than darker coffee roasts and light roast extract was better at...

 

Payroll Hit the High Note Over at City Hall

I am so very proud to be a resident of Culver City since 1974 or thereabouts. Yes, siree bob; our little city of 40,000 with its own police force, fire department and bus system are just amazing....

 

Get Ready for a More Militarized Police Force

Some of us just might remember when President Barack Obama’s executive order prohibited law enforcement agencies from obtaining military equipment. Just recently President Donald Trump rescinded tha...

 

Report States California Has Highest Teachers' Salaries

I read with interest Teacher Salaries By State, https://www.payscale.com/teacher-salaries-by-state. According to the website California’s teachers are at the top of the list and are making almost...

 

Vacationing and the Need for Female Firefighters in CC

For the very first time in many years we took a four-week vacation and traveled to Canada and upstate New York. If you haven’t been you should go to Niagara Falls (U.S. and Canadian side) to see...

 

Stormwater Runoff Costs Not Always Appropriate

California Controller Betty Yee released a report a while back which said in part that the Golden State taxpayers are on the hook for more than $91.5 billion to provide health and dental benefits to...

 

CCUSD Postal Expenditures to Pass Parcel Tax

Mother used to say, “Money doesn’t grow on trees”, so I asked the Culver City Unified School District in the beginning of 2018 how much money they spent to pass the forthcoming Parcel Tax...

 

Where Are all the Nukes…..See below.

Things are so messed up at our nation’s capital that I hardly believe anyone. Perhaps Cousin Neil would feel better if those scalwags took a blood oath to tell the truth and had their tongues...

 

How Much Food Gets Wasted Every Year

I’m getting ready to go and do a series of back flips all the way to the Westfield-Culver City Mall, because I just read researchers in Europe have developed a vaccine against heart disease. Mice...

 

Once Again Fox Hills Overlooked

I really don’t know why but it seems the City of Culver City, in my opinion, treats Fox Hills residents as stepchildren. The latest insult concerns the Voting Center scheduled to be up and running...

 

Harbor Cruises in Marina Del Rey

The Marina Del Rey calendar published in the Log described the KJAZZ Champagne Saturday and Sunday Cruises throughout the year. Harbor views, live music, brunch buffet. (hornblower.com/home/mdr)....

 

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