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 By Letters    Opinion    August 11, 2022 

Fiesta la Ballona must keep booths for our local community support groups!

When we first became involved with Fiesta la Ballona (FLB) in 2003 our understanding was it was a celebration for residents of the City and intended to increase the desirable profile of Culver City...

 

Latest 'racist' smear against Prop.13

By Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA). He is a recognized expert in California fiscal affairs and has argued numerous tax cases before the courts. Here we go again. Another “study” purporting to reveal how...

 

Can sanity prevail in California?

By Jon Coupal president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Victor Davis Hanson is a resident scholar at the Hoover Institute and lifelong Californian from the Central Valley. He recently spoke at a conference of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    July 14, 2022

We Get Letters

Dear Editor, At the Culver City Democratic Club candidate forum on June, 29, 2022, candidates were asked the following question: “How will you address the housing and homelessness crisis?” Among...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    July 14, 2022

Lisa Skelley and Grace Diner

Dear Editor, Thank you to the Culver City Observer and specifically to Sandra Coopersmith for the beautiful, detailed and well-deserved feature story on Lisa Skelley and Grace Diner. The Culver City...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    July 7, 2022

Opposes Turning Culver City Into High Density Community

Dear Editor, These council members are trying to turn Culver City into Hollywood, high density luxury rentals replacing our low-density green city. Have you been to Hollywood? It consists of luxury...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    June 23, 2022

Organization has Different Vision for City

Dear Editor, My thoughts keep going back to your article from a few weeks ago: “Dem Club President speaks on key issues.” Right away it opens up with an accusatory pull quote: “Common Sense...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    June 23, 2022

Defends Second Amendment Gun Rights

Letter to Editor, I have one simple question to ask the anti-gun folks protesting in Culver City. How would you defend yourself if an armed criminal broke into your house and threatened your life? I...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Happy Pride Month from Catholics for Choice

Dear Editor, Happy Pride Month! As a Catholic woman who came out very publicly in a very Catholic space fifteen years ago, I learned the transformative impact of being proud of your queerness and...

 

Radical Plan to Save the USPO

By Chuck Levin To save, preserve and expand the United States Postal Service requires making the post office a national priority. Plus, first firing Louis de Joy. Now that the dysfunctional board...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    June 9, 2022

LIFTING CHILDREN OUT OF POVERTY

Dear Editor, We have the means, all that is lacking is the political will. Providing low-income California families with $2,000 per child will give the next generation of children a fighting chance....

 
 By Letters    Opinion    June 2, 2022

California Should Use Its Massive Surplus To Lift Children Out Of Poverty With Direct Cash Payments

Dear Editor, The recently-expired monthly federal Child Tax Credit payments cut child poverty dramatically in California by over 33%.1 California has an opportunity now to step in and keep those...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    May 26, 2022

A Single Morning Snapshot

A homeless man sleeps on the corner of 6th St. and Calif. Ave. Opinion By John Alle May 13, 2022 - The Ambassador program is a waste, and in the words of Councilmember Phil Brock, DTSM, Inc. itself...

 

State Budget Surplus $100B

By David Ganezer “The continued prosperity of California’s richest taxpayers is filling state coffers with a $97.5 billion surplus, bringing the state’s next budget to a record $300 billion, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday,” writes the LA...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    May 12, 2022

Whomever cares about Culver City,

Is the city not sending out parking enforcement on street cleaning days to enforce the No Parking during the posted hours? It seems that is the case on the 4000 block of Huron Avenue. I called the Cul...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    May 12, 2022

Welcomes New Neighbors

Dear Editor: I live in R-1 Carlson Park. I love my neighborhood and my neighbors. Adding denser housing to our neighborhood might take a little getting used to. It might mean a few more cars on my...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    May 12, 2022

Supports Increasing Density in Culver City

Dear Editor, Those of us who oppose racism, must also support more housing in Culver City. Did you know that housing inequality is one of the major reasons there is a large wealth gap between Black...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    May 5, 2022

Just say 'no' to no-bid state contracts

By Jon Coupal and Scott Wilk During the past two years, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has paid billions of dollars in secretive no-bid contracts with little to no transparency. Now Newsom is...

 

Attorney General Bonta Supports Increasing Density

California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a brief in defense of Senate Bill 10 (SB 10), which allows local governments to rezone certain neighborhoods for denser housing, irrespective of local restrictions. SB 10 was part of a package of bills...

 

California Commentary

By Jon Coupal In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a particularly gripping scene where the protagonist, Winston, is being interrogated by O’Brien, a member of the party leadership. O’Brien shows Winston a photo that proves that three party...

 

SM Resident Says Staff Misconduct Obstructs Housing Commission

The following is public input offered by Ann Thanawalla, before the City Council on April 12, 2022 By now you've received time sensitive notice of misconduct by City staff. I am here to amplify that notice. For months, staff in several offices have...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    April 21, 2022

Santa Monica is Indeed Unsafe

By John Alle, Local Business Owner I am responding to the Opinion piece co-authored by City Manager David White and Police Chief Ramon Batista. They responded to the "recent local and regional news...

 

Sacramento Democrats kill gas tax relief, transparency

By Jon Coupal As a participant in capital politics for more than 30 years, I’ve observed many abuses of power. Corruption, pettiness, gross narcissism, and dirty tricks have all increased in recent years both in terms of frequency and shock value....

 

DA Gascon Gets Sued by His Own Staff

Opinion by Corva Corvax The reform-minded district attorney no longer holds a plurality of voters in his camp March 24, 2022 - A poll commissioned by the Los Angeles Police Protective League shows a plurality of voters would vote to recall...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    March 24, 2022

Property Tax Levies Increase 6% Statewide

The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Annual Report, which reported that the total net statewide county-assessed property value was $7.1 trillion,...

 

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