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Culver Should Ban Plastic Food Containers

 

August 27, 2015



By Neil Rubenstein

Observer Columnist

The Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, Florida is well worth a visit when you are in the Tampa Bay area. See http://www.armedforcesmuseum.com.

The Justice Department collected $24 billion in criminal and civil penalties from banks and financial companies in the budget year ending in September 2014.

Culver City has a ban on plastic bags, so why not have a ban on plastic food containers?

The Chinese government confirmed 358 billionaires in China as of last October.

Effective July 1 Hasmik Danielian became the new superintendent of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. A native of Iran, she recently said, “In Iran seventh and eighth graders took physics and chemistry courses.” This lady is going to make things happen.

Why doesn’t Sacramento stop the rapid rail train to no place and put the billions in water plants like they have in Fountain Valley? As you recall, their water purification facility can turn toilet water into drinking water in 45 minutes. Our State Capitol people haven’t spent hardly a dime on water and there seems to be over $300 million languishing in some bank account.

In a commentary some time ago I wrote about a possibility of El Nino

coming. Boy, oh boy, was I the butt of a lot of jokes! The chance of an El Nino three months ago was 50-50 and now it’s 85-15 for heavy persistent rain.

Can it be true a lot of cops in Ohio, especially in Cleveland, are having sleepless nights these days? You all remember last year when Officer Frank Garmback and Officer Timothy Lochmann killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice. It appears that in the Buckeye State, since 1960 people can file citizens’ affidavits for probable cause in Cleveland Municipal Court and ask a judge to issue an arrest warrant for murder, aggravated murder, dereliction of duty and other offenses.

Are you going to need to spend a few days or longer in a hospital and would you like to go to the best for that procedure in this area? Whether or not you are on Medicare, the government has a website full of data (www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare) to help us decide which medical center should be avoided. See

I see the Culver City Unified School District and the high school are taking small steps to implement a new cell phone policy. It wasn’t that long ago the school was dead set against bringing them on campus, but now students can use the device under very restrictive situations. I venture to say that in the years to come, only in the classroom will they be totally banned.

Last December 5th the Culver City High School students had a demonstration to protest police brutality all over our nation. The wheels of justice are turning and in the right direction.

I feel obligated to inform Governor Brown of the many advancements in Israel regarding water supply systems. Governor, please listen to your favorite cousin and stop that ill-conceived bullet train going from no place to some place and costing us billions of our tax money. Instead, send a delegation to Israel to learn modern technology, and while the group is overseas they could travel to Sweden for the International Stockholm Water Prize competition. I firmly believe our super brilliant State Senator Holly Mitchell should start packing after she makes darn sure her passport is up to snuff.

The Korean War Memorial groundbreaking ceremony took place on July 11, 2015 on the Presidio in San Francisco. The site is at the corner of Lincoln Blvd. and Sheridan Ave. adjacent to the Veterans National Cemetery where 2,273 Americans who fought in the Korean War are buried. See http://www.eleanorekwmf.org.

Have you had the opportunity to read the June 2015 issue of Nutrition Action Magazine published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest? “The First Amendment does not protect . . . deceptive and misleading advertisements.” With those words, a federal appeals court in January 2015 put an end to attempts by POM Wonderful to claim that its ads about pomegranate juice are free speech protected by the Constitution. The court felt POM’s claims that it was effective against prostate cancer, heart disease and erectile dysfunction were not substantiated.

Join the ultimate culinary road trip. The journey of a lifetime culminates in San Luis Obispo County on September 24-27, 2015. Experience the food, wines and lifestyle of California at Sunset Magazine’s Savor the Central Coast. Buy tickets now at http://www.savorcentralcoast.com.

Governor Abbott of Texas signed a law worth $3.8 billion in tax cuts for businesses. The new law reduces business taxes by 25 percent. A November ballot initiative asks voters to approve the tax reductions for homeowners in Texas.

In Spokane, Washington an Indian tribe won approval from the federal government to build an off-reservation casino. Perhaps this is a sign of the future.

The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2015, page D1, had an interesting article that one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage.

As reported in the June 9-22, 2015 issue of the Long Beach Business Journal, there are 436,900 women-owned businesses in the Los Angeles -Long Beach Metropolitan area.

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