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How About Judge Harold Cherness Square In Culver City?


April 14, 2016

Where are you going to be on Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m.?

If you love jazz like Theodorsia and I do and enjoy listening to international saxophonist Ner De Leon and special guest artist Donna Cunningham, you should call and make reservations ASAP. Tickets are $10 at Fairview Heights Baptist Church, 1215 Marlborough Avenue, Inglewood.

Money raised will build a children’s home in Haiti by The Voice of Children USA (Haiti). For tickets or to make a donation, please contact George Harris at (323) 294-3336, Chris Phillips at (323) 202-5147, James Anderson at (562) 402-5234 or Shirley Anderson at (562) 706-9584.

A dear friend and longtime neighbor, Toni, wrote this beautiful poem. I thought I would share it with you:

My Time Has Come

“In memory of friends gone ahead”

My time has come to go home.

Let me go in peace and happiness.

I have lived a full and happy life,

You can’t imagine how much richer

Because I knew you.

Cry if you must

But be honest and realize you cry

For yourself.

You are afraid of the loneliness you will feel.

You are wrong,

You will never be alone because I am part of you

And that part will always be with you.

All you have to do is look into your heart

And we can talk and be together.

Let me go.

I am happy and fulfilled.

I am at peace and feel no pain.

I have finally come HOME.

In our travels around town friends and neighbors have reminded me of the many ways we have honored the memory of those no longer with us. Folks spoke about several culver city Parks, meeting rooms at city hall, Veterans Memorial Auditorium and the senior center, for example. One can see both the city and the Board of Education have a long history in honoring deserving people in this manner.

As such I would like to suggest naming the intersection of Culver Blvd. and Overland Ave. as Judge Harold Cherness Square, for his many years of just decisions, fairness and integrity. I believe this would only require the City Council’s approval, and many would contribute to fundraising for the signage.

Women with sleeping difficulties are at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, researchers reported. In a study in Diabetologia, scientists used data from 133,353 women who were generally healthy at the start. In ten years of follow-up, they found 6,407 cases of Type 2 diabetes. The researchers looked at four sleep problems: self-reported difficulty falling or staying asleep, frequent snoring, sleep duration of less than six hours and sleep apnea. Sleeping difficulty had a 22 percent increased risk for Type 2 diabetes. Doctors know sleep problems are associated with excess secretion of ghrelin, which increases appetite, and cortisol, which increases stress and insulin resistance.

The mammoth Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Gallery in the Los Angeles Arts District located at 901 East Third Street is presenting “Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016,” which opened March 31 and features 100 works by 34 women. The exhibit runs through September 4 and examines how women changed the course of art over 70 years. The Globe Mills complex project will include a garden, bar and restaurant. Additional information is at

In Brentwood, New Hampshire the Union Leader reported more than 200 police officers may have taken a faulty exam to be recertified to administer DUI breath tests, but the state considers the officers certified; at least 101 DUI cases may be thrown out or bargained down to lesser offenses.

Suze Orman says 50 percent of today's 65-year-old women will still be alive at age 88.

Doctor Oz says that a study found when people with high cholesterol were given a type of bacteria called Lactobacillus Reuteri, their bad (LDL) cholesterol level significantly decreased. The doctor recommends eating yogurt with a side of oats, garlic, onions, bananas and legumes.

Family Circle recently reported tomatoes plus olive oil improved the absorption of lycopene, the cancer-fighting antioxidant in tomatoes. Oatmeal plus almond butter lowered cholesterol and Greek yogurt plus nuts stabilized blood sugar levels.

I was told by Shirley Apelbaum, a member of culver city Post 617 Jewish War Veterans, that in 1948 a new three-bedroom home cost $7,700.

Average income was then $2,936 per year, new cars were $1,230, rent was $70 per month, a movie was 60 cents, gasoline was 16 cents per gallon, postage stamps were 3 cents, coffee was 60 cents per pound, milk was 85 cents per gallon, eggs were 23 cents a dozen, and bread was 14 cents a loaf. For more information on meetings and events, please call Post Commander Jerry King at (310) 556-2581. You will be glad you did.

I just wonder how many parents have read the article called “Vaccines linked to autism in black male children,” that was printed in the West edition, page 1, the Los Angeles Wave, June 25, 2015. Robert Kennedy Jr. referred to this as the most reliable of studies.

Are you going to need to spend a few days or longer in a hospital and you want to go to the medical facility with the best results for that procedure? For a website full of data on which medical centers to avoid, see

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