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Vice Mayor Kept Rink Strategy on Ice Before Meeting


News

Vice Mayor Mehaul O’Leary said it was intentional Monday morning when he did not return a reporter’s telephone call inquiring about his position on the Culver City Ice Arena. In a certain-to-be emotional setting, was he for or against granting historical status to the building at Monday evening’s City Council meeting?read

When Happens When You Sleep Through a Code Red?


Op-Ed

Dateline Jerusalem -- What a way to start a Tuesday, or shall I say finish it? Officially it was a new day, but I had yet to go to sleep. Good thing I don't go to bed before the wee hours. I was fully dressed and alert at 2:30 a.m. when the sirens wailed across my area. A few people half dressed, half asleep tumbled out into the stairwell. Others brought their pillows with them. One lady was dressed in a towel. I guess the rest ...read

Prickly Road to Becoming a Cop, Even Before Pinning on a Badge


News

Interim Police Chief Scott Bixby recently was talking about bringing the nine-short force back to a full complement of 105. Between retirements and several “rare” lateral moves – officers who moved to new agencies for family reasons – the department was down, but…read

Board Race Reminds Me: Time for Ridley-Thomas to Say Goodbye


Op-Ed

Three of the most tenaciously destructive problems endemic to the black community are political apathy, a lack of education and the self-serving corruption of some politicians and so-called "community leaders." The Aug. 12 race for the First District seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board has revealed conclusively that County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and his new young crony, Alex Johnson, are the embodiment of all three problems.read

How Rink Designation Makes Life More Complicated for All


News

As the senior member of City Council in dating birthdays, Jim Clarke has been an earthling long enough to remember in the previous century when Lifesavers were hot. As a sale item, not in taste. He did not want last evening’s heavily pro-Reopen the Rink crowd to think he and his colleagues were lifesavers, that they were going to capture the shuttered Culver City Ice Arena from its owner and fling wide the doors one more time.read

Rarity – A German View of Islam


Op-Ed

My friend Zsuzie Kraenz, an Emeritus College classmate, sent this. I thought you might be interested ... This is one of the best explanations of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist. A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.read

The Eyes of Taxes Are on California and Our Town


News

Three enterprising UCLA students last evening at the City Council meeting unfurled a proposal being circulated throughout the state that they say would reform the perceived unfairness of 36-year-old Prop. 13. While this proposal may be unique, it joins a lengthy parade of putative reforms that have been floated, unsuccessfully, since the afternoon that 13 passed. Although some persons in Council Chambers understood the students’ plan to be tailored specifically for Culver City, it was not.read

Hey, Pal. Gotta Smoke I Can Borrow? I’ll Pay Ya Back


News

Before the City Council sits down in an anti-smoke-filled room to bat around the evils of smoking – here is where everyone inhales – the community is invited to comment on a fairly radical proposal – here is where the people exhale. At the City Council meeting of Monday, Aug. 11, they will debate a proposed ordinance regulating smoking in multi-unit housing and a discussion of e-cigarettes.read
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