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How Will Culver City Honor Kirk Douglas' 100th Birthday?


October 6, 2016

I just wonder what Mayor Clarke and Culver City are planning for Kirk Douglas’s 100th birthday this fall.

I thought the September/October 2016 issue of The Saturday Evening Post was particularly interesting. Many foods contain chemicals similar to prescription drugs and can improve health. A delicious case in point is a semi-fat hard cheese made in Italy that research shows can lower blood pressure akin to the popular drug ENALAPRIL. According to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, eating one ounce of daily GRANA PADANO cheese significantly reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings.

Did you hear about the new rule from the Department of Labor regarding overtime? Starting the first of December 2016, salaried workers who earn $47,476 or less a year and who work more than 40 hours a week must be paid overtime. People working 60 hours a week will either be compensated for those hours or see a cutback in hours, per Kiplinger’s.

Veterans who served more than 24 months on active duty and their spouses qualify to be buried in a National Cemetery. The Department of Veterans Affairs covers all aspects of burial at the gravesite, including a headstone, at no cost to the family if the soldier was killed while on duty. For more information, contact the National Cemetery Administration at

If you are a criminal and plan to do some nasty stuff, don’t do it in Cerritos or Lakewood. Those two cities purchased two R-44 helicopters with such new features as an improved mapping system and thermal imaging ability that can track body heat on the ground below, and they are a lot faster than the model they replaced.

By the time you read this Governor Brown just might have signed AB2466, restoring voting rights of convicted felons serving time in county jails.

Germany has drafted legislation that would make it an offense for mothers not to tell their husbands or partners if their child was fathered by another man. It has been nicknamed the “Milkmen’s Kids Law” by the media.

Did you know the maximum average number of hours U.S. truck drivers are allowed to work each week is 70? Could this be the main reason a lot of trucks are involved in accidents?

Sacramento recently notified our district that, subject to minor changes, Culver City Unified School District will receive monthly checks totaling $52,573,899 for the 2016-2017 school year.

In my opinion and the opinion of many, there are so many little dirty secrets floating around city hall one just might think we were at the Richard M. Nixon White House.

Washington has mandated that governmental agencies must report all accounting procedures in the same way. Consequently, long term debt of the City of Culver City makes us approximately $350 million under water.

How many citizens would vote for another bond override or sales tax increase knowing the pure unvarnished truth that the sales tax increase was needed to shore up the retiree pension and medical costs? Eventually these new additional taxes will not be enough so, as I understand from usually reliable sources, the emergency operations center in the basement of the police station will close on or about December 31, 2016. The jobs will go to the City of Hawthorne and the people will resign or be laid off. Oh yes, “Happy New Year.” Also on the chopping block is the off-loading of the sanitation garbage people. Their jobs go to the highest bidder and they are laid off unless they can retire. Now it gets interesting. To create a more efficient city hall I imagine the wing nuts are getting the figures to put the fire department and paramedics into the Los Angeles County system and perhaps the police into the sheriff’s system.

Don’t be fooled by their lies and confusing figures and vote against the power grab by ruthless, mean-spirited people who might have read the book about Bell, California. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not accusing anybody of anything, every change to the Charter will be voted on, but if everyone had the complete and total story, I feel many city hall clowns or clownettes would be gone in a heartbeat.

The very first ghetto was born 500 years ago not in Germany, not in Poland, not in Russia, but in Italy. It was set up in Venice in 1516. For the next 300 years the Jews were locked in from midnight to 6:00 a.m. and forced to pay the salaries of their guards.

Theodorsia met and spoke to two ladies running in the November election for Judge of the Superior Court. We highly recommend for Office 42 Cyndy Zuzga, and for Office 84 Susan Jung Townsend.

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