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Columnist Suggests Year-Round Culver Classes

 

November 24, 2016



The County of Los Angeles is planning a tax to fund drought planning, which will be introduced in an election after November 2016.

When we get to Baltimore, Maryland we plan to see the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

Now that we have a new superintendent of schools, I would like to suggest year round classes, easing away from Japanese and pushing Chinese.

What’s happening with the Takata air bag recall? Six months ago the Los Angeles Times mentioned eight automakers were recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the United States to replace potentially dangerous inflators.

Southwest and Ryan Airlines are very profitable because they order the same aircraft model and their employees know every inch in their area of responsibility. As such, after Viet Jet gave Boeing an order for 100 planes worth 11 billion, I was surprised when they ordered 20 A321 aircraft from Air Bus for $2.39 billion.

Less than four months ago U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer sentenced Federico Buenrostro, Jr., the former chief executive of CalPERS, to four and one half years in prison for taking more than $200,000 in bribes. Please double check my math, because I didn’t go to Culver City High School – Hmmm, four and one half years equates, with good behavior and turning the TV off at 9 p.m., to two years and three months. Now, I’m not aware if he was locked up prior to sentencing, so that time served was a factor. So, for $200,000 the feds just might have driven him twice around the block before they took him to the Red Lobster for lunch and release.

Speaking about prison, I kind of remember calling Councilmember Paul Jacobs regarding persistent rumors that the State of California was thinking about building a prison on Jefferson on the way to Lincoln. Paul said he would be against it, Yes, Paul was on the Culver City council then.

Starting on December 7 the governor and the legislature in California will receive salary increases.

Governors

Cities Dollar amounts

Pennsylvania $190,823

California $190,000

Tennessee $187,500

New York $179,000

Illinois $177,412

Legislature

Cities Dollar amounts

California $104,115

Pennsylvania $85,338

New York $71,685

Illinois $67,836

Is it true? I don’t know about the rumors floating about, but you make up your own mind. To help super busy people like your assembly member, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, direct deposit will be available provided a picture ID is furnished.

Bob Newhart recently sold his home in Bel Air for $14.5 million. The 9,169 square foot house has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and five fireplaces. Bob bought it in 1990 for $4.2 million.

As mentioned in the Tampa Bay Times, at least five children were given the wrong immunizations at a health clinic for the uninsured, including a two-year-old boy who got an excessive dose of a cervical cancer prevention vaccine. The “Shots for Tots” program run by Salem County, New Jersey has been shuttered while officials try to determine how and why the errors occurred.

Hard to believe it was 50 or so years ago the farm workers were striking in the grape fields of Delano, California. I remember strong union members would be marching in front of the supermarkets asking people to boycott the growers who didn’t sign contracts.

Congratulations to all you Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) members who attended the 2016 National Convention last month in Norfolk, Virginia. I still remember a dear friend, Robert Mann, who received five Purple Hearts from D-Day to VE Day as a sniper with 3rd Army’s 6th armored soldiers. I understand the reunion of the Battle of the Bulge Veterans is coming up. My records indicate last year it was December 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida. For more information contact George Fisher at (561) 585-7086.

By the end of September 2016 the Obama administration pledged to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees.

Doctor Oz said, “Heating carrots helps you better absorb nutrients that may lower cancer and heart disease risk.”

A study recently found those taking blood pressure pills before bed are about two thirds less likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those who save their pills for the morning.

If you are planning to purchase a new vehicle the lifetime repair costs should be factored into the equation.

Chrysler Sebring $17,000

BMW 328I $15,600

Nissan Murano $14,700

Toyota Prius $4,300

Kia Soul $4,700

Toyota Camry $3,200

Why don’t you scamper over to the Los Angeles County Library, renamed in 2000 for Congressman, Julian Dixon, and get the July – August 2016 issue of the Smithsonian? Starting on page 56 is the World War 1 Battle of the Somme where more than 72,000 Allied soldiers who died have no known grave and France does have some 280 burial grounds for men killed in Somme Combat.

According to Consumer Reports (August 2016) 42 million people owe $1.3 trillion in student debt.

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