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By Neil Rubenstein
Observer Columnist 

Affordable Housing Dumped on Fox Hills


October 25, 2018

If Culver City is really a city for everyone, as promoted by the October 11th event at La Ballona School then why didn’t Culver City use city owned land at Washington Blvd and Centinela for affordable housing? Instead the city sold this property to a developer who is creating Culver Public Market. This makes no sense. According to the Fox Hills Alliance Fox Hills has over three thousand (3,000) units of housing and over five thousand eight hundred (5,800) residents. Fox Hills has more racial and age diversity than any area of Culver City. Fox Hills in the opinion of many, cannot support more housing or population, they feel like they are suffocating. To add more housing in Fox Hills would be an injustice.

One must wonder how many lame excuses the Fire Chief, Mr. White will give the Mayor and City Council before some one asks city staff to do research on the number of females in agencies around California. Perhaps we should start with L.A. County Fire-they have a lady captain.

I like many are not computer savvy, but many of you are, so why not dig into the budget and find how much the city and Board of Education has received from property tax over the past five (5) years. Then check out wages and benefits and lastly check out years down the road when the new construction projects will be complete and see how much dough will be rolling in; if the City and Board were, in my opinion, somewhat honest they would tell us how much is truly needed and annually refund the overage to the taxpayer; instead of paying outrageous pensions, and wages. Don’t be fooled. VOTE NO!

To see how things have changed the American Legion in their monthly magazine published 4 ½ years ago, “Our Pacific Assets: U.S. personnel tasked to the Asia-Pacific theater 330,000 U.S. Warships tasked to the Asia-Pacific theater 180 and U.S. Aircraft tasked to the Asia-Pacific theater 2,000.

Did you read in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, a while back Sacramento was talking about authorizing a first ever pilot program to tax motorists by vehicle miles driven. What will be coming next?

Do you need a very interesting place to take the family that is close by and reasonable? Why not investigate the Hollywood Museum at (323) 464-7776 (

I moved into Culver City almost 44 years ago and just recently discovered a dozen or so check registers from 1980 and Security Pacific National Bank. See how many stores you remember.

Mar Vista Market Santa Monica Evening Outlook

Mohawk Oil Thrifty Drug Store

Paper Factory Committee to re-elect Jacobs

Fed Mart Committee to elect Mc Cain

Safeway Food Fawn Lau Chinese Laundry

House of Pancakes Montgomery Ward

Boys Market Albertsons

Texaco Bobs Restaurant

May Company CC Citizens Coalition

Thriftimart Food Hughes Grocery

The Los Angeles Daily News stated sometime ago California’s Legislative Analysts’ Office from fiscal year 2016-17 to 2020-21 annual contributions to CalSTRS from school districts the state and teachers will rise from $9.7 billion to $14.3 billion.

Who said, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore”? It was the New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra who passed away three years ago at ninety. USA Today.

Gabe Lacques, USA Today Sports, writes Baseball legend Berra, “an American original, ‘dies at 90. When a Hall of Fame athlete dies, and it’s suggested there will never be another like him or her, some suspension of disbelief is required. In the case of Yogi Berra, that claim almost certainly is accurate. Berra died at his New Jersey home, four months after his 90th birthday and nearly 70 years after he first thrust himself into the USA’s collective conscience. Berra was a 10-time World Series champion with the New York Yankees, a three-time American League MVP and a 15-time All Star catcher who earned election to the Hall of Fame in 1972. Yet Berra’s legacy was forged not on clutch playoff performances but rather a kindness of heart and a subtle wit that spawned dozens of “Yogi-isms” that resonate today. “Yogi Berra was an American original – a Hall of Famer and humble veteran; prolific jokester and jovial prophet, “President Obama said in a statement. “He epitomized what it meant to be a sportsman and a citizen, with a bit heart, competitive spirit, and a selfless desire to open baseball to everyone, no matter their background.” Berra’s death – he’d remained increasingly out of the public eye since suffering a fall at his home in 2010- provoked an outpouring of remembrances. Many involved his most legendary of quips, with “it ain’t over ‘til it’s over” the most famous, and perhaps “Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded” the most relatable. His saying often came tailored for the recipient. Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench shared on Twitter a telegram Berra sent him after Bench broke his record for home runs by a catcher. “I always thought the record would stand until it was broken,” Berra wrote on July 16, 1980. “we’re losing a great man, and I’m losing a great friend, former Yankees pitcher Ron Guidry said in a statement. “all I know is every time I hear the word ‘baseball, “I think of Yogi.”


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