Look For Excitement In Culver City Council 2018 Election

Observer Columnist

When you are traveling between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida take a small detour and visit the Mildred Huie Plantation and Museum for an appointment and personal tour, (912) 638-8425. You will be amazed at the art collection and St. Simon’s Island. I am activating a contest Theo and I had several years ago. Perhaps you remember our “Where is Herman Cain These Days?” contest. The person to get to the newspaper office (4346 Sepulveda) with the correct answer could win a 2017 De Soto 4 door V8 with 50 gallons of Mohawk gasoline. Contest ends May 14, 2017. Why are we paying many people in the Culver City City Hall more (lots more) than our Congresswoman Karen Bass? Many of us just don’t know we have people earning wages and benefits of over $400,000 per year. Frankie Valli is coming to the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211, (888) 645-5006, on June 23, 2017. Get your tickets ASAP for this one-night performance with the Four Seasons. Well, folks, it now appears to me and others the election for Culver City City Council for 2018 recently took a giant step forward. All the behind-the-scenes campaigning, for the most part, has been completed according to usually reliable sources. Apartment owners and members of the business community will be running up their credit cards and draining their checking accounts to pay off their verbal IOUs; it’s the usual scare tactic – if the Progressive group can get one additional person on the council, it will soon

be rent control and Prop. 13 redone -- two hot button topics, and I’m not sure if they are on some candidate’s agenda. Were you at the annual mayor’s luncheon on April 18? Featured was a panel discussion with Mayor Jim Clarke and the president of the Culver City Unified School District, Kathy Paspalis, moderated by Paul Goldstein of Hillside Cemetery. Many former sailors have asked me about the location of our aircraft carriers which appeared in my commentary once every two months or so. Apparently, the location of the 10 carriers is no longer given to the public. Just imagine, ”Scandal” star Kerry Washington bought a house in the Hollywood Hills last year for $1,865,000 and after 12 months sold it for $2,695,000. Now, I didn’t go to Culver City schools, but forgetting about the commission and fees Washington has a profit of $69,166 for each of the 12 months. It wasn’t that long ago I read in the Beverly Hills Courier a few words about former City Manager Mark Scott. Now, don’t we recall Mark was once our City Manager also? Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia wants a vote on restoring the tax on candy, chips, cakes and other processed snacks. Sacramento feels this tax could bring in $900 million annually to combat health problems such as obesity,diabetes and tooth decay. For those who can work their computer, please bring up the article on page B4 of the March 17, 2015 L.A. Times. It reads in part as follows: “Officials say tax revenue exceeds forecast. State has collected $633 million more than estimated. More money will probably go to education.”Even in very rich Newport Beach their unfunded employee pension liability is expected to soar to $315 million by the end of 2017. Nearly half of the Georgians shot and killed by police since 2010 were unarmed or shot in the back, a finding that costs doubt on claims that police shootings are always justified. This was the major discovery that emerged from an exhaustive review of police shootings by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and analyzed data on 184 fatal police shootings since 2010.

As of January 2015, at least 50 United States law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside, a practice raising new concerns about the extent of government surveillance. Research by Doctor Andrew Chan at Harvard and published in JAMAOncology stated regular aspirin use could prevent almost 30,000 cases ofgastrointestinal cancers a year. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting. For those who missed an article, all my commentaries can be found at http://www.culvercityobserver.com by placing Rubenstein in the website’s search box.


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