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Clarke’s Creative 12-Hour Non-Stop Flight to Washington


As one of the travelingest residents of Culver City, Jim Clarke’s unflappability was the perfect antidote for a bizarre day in the air and on the ground. At 8:10 this morning, the City Councilman’s Washington-bound flight – a routine three-pronged business trip – lifted off from an LAX runaway. At 2 o’clock this afternoon, by which time he was supposed to have landed, he was standing, instead, near

VA Secretary Is Going to Skid Row – Should He Stay There?

Robert Rosebrock

At yesterday's press conference held by VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald, he announced that the VA and ACLU had joined forces, a deceptive sellout of America's military Veterans. This was what we predicted before the press conference -- a Trojan horse. For 3½ years, Veterans believed the merits of the ACLU lawsuit would

After Assault: ‘School District Handled Case Appropriately’


By Jody Reichel. I’m responding to your coverage of events at Culver City High School in December 2013, that were reported to school officials and police in January 2014. Your report seems to be based on allegations made in a recent lawsuit brought against the Culver City Unified School District on behalf of a female former student. At a meeting on Friday, Jan. 22, with CCUSD leadership, Lt. Jason Simms of the Culver City Police Dept. said that

Piping Hot Idea: Call the Street Tito’s Tacos Place


By Chip Netzel. My two cents, although in today's world it's probably only worth one cent: I would be very comfortable with a name

Mayor Butts Went Thataway When KCRW Came Calling


Dateline Inglewood -- Faced with discussing the NFL stadium proposal with residents in the know, Inglewood Mayor James Butts backed out of an on-air debate broadcast Wednesday night on KCRW's "Which Way, L.A.?" He was formally invited, but backed out a few hours before the show was recorded. Mr. Butts vanished, which critics said was cowardly, when he learned that

Cooper Sees Negatives and Plusses in a Name Change


“My biggest concern is the cost,” says City Councilman Jeff Cooper of the preliminary proposal to change the name of Washington Place to Louis Armstrong Street. “Obviously first, since part of Washington Place is in Los Angeles, the city of L.A. would have to be on board for me to even consider it,” said Mr.

Centaurs Start Second Half of Ocean League Play


With George Laase. Most of the Culver City High School winter sports teams would like to forget their performances in the first half of Ocean League play -- with the exception of one team. The girls’ basketball team continues to dominate the Ocean. They are 34 -0 over the past four years in league. Currently 4-0, the Lady Centaurs hope to be 6-0 by the end of the week. Overall 11-9, they face Lawndale at home on Friday and travel to El Segundo on Wednesday. Both are

A Statue That Did Not Just Walk Away


Dateline Norwalk -- A bronze figure from the city of Norwalk’s “Looking to the Future” public art installation was reported stolen from the corner of Imperial Highway and Norwalk Boulevard this week. The missing bronze, a sculpture of a young girl waving her hand in greeting, was originally

Minimizing Employer Liability – Theme of Chamber’s Seminar Tomorrows


No matter the size of your business, the 2015 Labor Law Seminar can help you avoid labor problems before they occur. The Culver Chamber and the state of California Employment Development Dept. will co-sponsor the 2015 Labor Law Seminar Minimizing Employer Liability: A Practical Guide for Employers on Thursday morning at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 6161 Centinela Ave., Culver

Beware the VA's Deception

Robert Rosebrock

Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans, do not be deceived by a U.S. federal government "settlement" when it involves Native Americans or military Veterans. Beware of a Trojan horse-style settlement where the VA will offer

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