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Memorial Service for coach Aki Wilson Postponed

Culver City high school assistant football coach Aki Wilson, left, passed away a few weeks ago. HIS MEMORIAL SERVICE THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 24 HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT A LATER...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    April 18, 2024

Culver City Observer Letters Policy

Letters and Commentaries are the opinion of the individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the newspaper. The Culver City Observer takes positions on issues and will be marked...

 

COMMENTARY Department of Veteran Affairs will Assist with Securing Benefits

I've never believed that a veteran should start the claims process with paying for representation. The Department of Veterans Affairs has a duty to assist, yet in many cases, I've seen veterans...

 

COMMENTARY Department of Veteran Affairs will Assist with Securing Benefits

I’ve never believed that a veteran should start the claims process with paying for representation. The Department of Veterans Affairs has a duty to assist, yet in many cases, I’ve seen veterans needlessly pay for results that they could have ach...

 

Asbestos exposure is a concern for veterans even today

Asbestos use was prevalent in the U.S. armed forces during the 20th century, as the WWII war effort demanded accessible materials for producing military equipment quickly and in large amounts. It...

 

Opposes Measure E Tax Hike

Letter to the Editor The Culver City School Board has been severely negligent in handling their budgets for decades. When I was asked to run for the School Board in the 1990's, while I decided not...

 

Rick Caruso, the Oceanwide Plaza towers could use your help

Taggers have graffitied what appears to be more than 25 stories of a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper that's been sitting dormant for several years. Construction on Oceanwide Plaza, a $1 billion mixed-use retail and luxury apartments project with...

 

Letters

The Culver City Observer welcomes letters from l points of view in our city. Letters must be typed and emailed to: publisher@culvercityobserver.com We request letters be under 500 word and may be...

 

Letter to the Editor re: CCUSD Budget Stabilization Plans

With the sunsetting of COVID relief funds, CCUSD is faced with the same budget concerns that all districts up and down the state are. While CCUSD is not currently in deficit-spending, a projected...

 

Letter to the Editor re: CCUSD Budget Stabilization Plans

Letter to the Editor re: CCUSD Budget Stabilization Plans With the sunsetting of COVID relief funds, CCUSD is faced with the same budget concerns that all districts up and down the state are facing....

 
 By Bubba Fish    Opinion    November 9, 2023

Culver City Council Majority Paves the Way to Remove Dissenting Voices from City Committees

At Monday's City Council meeting, a seismic shift in city governance occurred, though if you blinked, you may have missed it. Buried inside a list of seemingly mundane proposed changes to the city's c...

 
 By Jon Coupal    Opinion    August 31, 2023

Protect Prop. 13! Call the Capitol to say "NO on ACA 13" and "NO on ACA 1"

Thank you for the calls you've made to tell the legislature that ACA 13 and ACA 1 are attacks on Proposition 13 that must be stopped. Your help is needed again as these two dangerous measures come up...

 
 By Bob Wayne    Opinion    August 24, 2023

THE CULVER CITY FIESTA COMMITTEE...WHAT HAPPENED?

Late last year, I termed out of my role as a member of the Culver City Fiesta Committee. One of the most surprising (and disappointing) things about the experience was that there was no formal or...

 

Eliminating Single Family Zoning Slap in the Face to all

Dear Editor, I am a concerned Culver City resident who regularly appreciates your publication. I realize that politics is so important these days, just not to me…but here are my quick thoughts on recent Culver City issues that impact CC r...

 

Repeal the Death Tax initiative has been filed with the Attorney General

We have officially filed the Repeal the Death Tax initiative with the Attorney General's office and the public comment period is open! You can tell the Attorney General, "I support Initiative...

 

Letter From the Superintendent

Due to some recent incidents on some of our campuses, particularly incidents targeting our LGBTQIA students, I felt it was important to re-emphasize our commitment to foster respect and understanding...

 
 By Jon Coupal    Opinion    June 15, 2023

California Commentary

In California politics, there are three major movements to the annual budget Kabuki Dance. In January of each year, the governor announces a proposed budget for the next fiscal year beginning July...

 

CPUC Must Reject Proposed SoCalGas Rate Hike Out of Hand

Today the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will be holding a public forum to hear from ratepayers on the gas rate increase request from SoCalGas. If approved, this rate increase would take effect in January 2024 and impact monthly ratepa...

 

Epidemic of gun violence in California and throughout the nation

In recent months, there has been an epidemic of gun violence in California and throughout the nation. Why is this so? According to CNN, dated June 2, 2022, there are 393 million privately owned firearms in the United States. The population of the...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 26, 2023

Why should we trust the 'experts'? They always fail us when it matters

By Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association There’s an old joke about the origins of the word “expert.” The story is that it is a combination of the word “ex” – meaning a h...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 19, 2023

Why should we trust the 'experts'? They always fail us when it matters

By Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association There’s an old joke about the origins of the word “expert.” The story is that it is a combination of the word “ex” – meaning a h...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 19, 2023

Assembly Bill to Restrict local Recall Moves

By Jon Coupal and Scott Kaufman As the Legislature gavels in for another session of taxpayer abuse, we can look back at the last session and cheerfully report, it could have been worse. The...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 19, 2023

Re. "Government Transparency" letter from C. Alexander published Jan. 5, 2023.

Dear Editor, In her letter of Jan. 5, 2023, Ms. Alexander belittles the role of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, stating it is “involved in making recommendations on the use of the p...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 5, 2023

What California taxpayers need to know about unemployment insurance

By Jon COUPAL President Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association I sincerely hope that readers aren’t turned off by the title of this column. While most taxpayers aren’t directly responsible for pay...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 5, 2023

Government Transparency

Dear Editor, In a democracy, vigilance is required. Over the last decade, the City Council has created three Advisory Committees, in the areas of Bicycle & Pedestrian, Equity and Human Relations, and...

 

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