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‘Spirits Are Good,’ but Ansman ‘Wants It All Over with’


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Third in a series. “I haven’t seen Scott since the day he was sentenced” in May 2009, says Marilyn Ansman, the mother of convicted killer Scott Ansman. “That was the last day I seen him.” The 72-year-old mother, suffering health problems, and her 42-year-old son, a career military man, are in contact, however.read

Clarke Cites Three Insurmountable Hurdles for Rent Control


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Second of two parts. A primary reason rent control is not likely to pass in the last year and a half the present City Council is together, says Councilman Jim Clarke, “is that our rents are lower than other communities on the Westside.” Mr. Clarke’s second reason may be even more daunting.read

City Manager's Bi-Weekly Update to the Community


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City Manager John Nachbar updates the Culver City community with news from around town - week of November 25.read

Rent Control – Time to Make Way for Funeral Arrangements?


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City Councilman Jim Clarke said this morning he does not believe there is sufficient sentiment among his colleagues – nor within him – to institute the controversial concept of rent control. Vice Mayor Mehaul O’Leary only favors aiding the elderly and disabled who have been harmed by rent escalations. The neon subject is the star attraction at a Council meeting in less than two weeks, Monday, Dec. 8. That is precisely the point where Councilman Andy Weissman registered his perspective.read

In Previous Career, Cooper Became Integral Part of Students’ Lives


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Third in a series. Lisa Cooper, closing out her first month as interim principal of Culver City High School, said her father and coach made her first career an easy choice. “My father inspired me to go into coaching,” said Ms. Cooper, a star player herself who won four consecutive state championships at Bishop Montgomery High School, Torrance. “What he taught me (at Westchester High) was that there is so much more than x’s and o’s that the kids take away from you."read

Turkey Giveaway Starts Tomorrow Morning at 8


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Thanksgiving is about bringing people together, and about being thankful for what we have. This is why State Farm repeats this year as a major sponsor of one of the biggest Thanksgiving turkey giveaways in the nation, the E.J. Jackson Foundation Turkey Dinner Giveaway, now in its 32nd year.read

‘It Has Been a Rough Go’ for Ansman, Says His Mother


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Second in a series. Marilyn Ansman, the mother of convicted killer Scott Ansman, said that five years after being sent to prison for life, her son “is in good spirits. He keeps working on his paperwork” to prove his innocence. Mr. Ansman is working as his own attorney because, says his ailing 72-year-old mother, “we can’t afford one."read

Mayor Dear Explains Why He Wants the City Clerk’s Job


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Jim Dear did not flinch when an old Gardena High School classmate, who is black, asked him why he, as a white man, would run against the first black city clerk in the history of the city of Carson next March. “Look, I have been mayor for over a decade,” Mr. Dear told the newspaper. “There are a lot of problems in the city clerk’s office in the city of Carson."read

Why Would a Mayor Want to Become the Next City Clerk?


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First in a series. Early this afternoon, an intriguing message arrived from Basil Kimbrew of the California Friends of the African-American Caucus: Some one please call me, and tell me why Mayor Jim Dear of Carson, wants to run against the first female African American city clerk of Carson. Better yet call and ask him directly at xxx.xxx.xxxx. Why would he give up being mayor of a city to be city clerk?read

The Last Time She Saw Her Son, in a Courtroom


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First in a series. Forty two years and two weeks ago this morning, Marilyn Ansman gave birth to her son Scott. He grew up to be a career military man – until fatal fate flipped his life upside down. On a sunny Friday afternoon in August 2007, Sgt. Scott Ansman of the National Guard, in a dispute at the Culver City Armory, his workplace, with girlfriend Joanne Crystal Harris, killed her.read


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