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Clarke,Weissman Find Faster Ways to Sweep Streets


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First in a series. A long elusive cure for one of Culver City’s most nagging problems for drivers – the dreaded street-sweeping days – has just been served up by Drs. Jim B. Clarke and Andy Weissman. The elder statesmen of the City Council may take bows for last week’s launch of a new weekly concept, clearing one side of streets for two hours instead of four.read

School Board Will Set a Bond-Priority Date for September


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Nearly three months have slipped by since the School Board scored a landmark electoral victory, winning overwhelming voter approval of a record $107 million schools-improvement bond. The overarching question all summer has been: How will the funding be apportioned when it becomes available in three separate portions?read

Has Reporter Been Stalking Water Board Member, Scaring Family?


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Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper. Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to the home of a family member of Central Basin Water District member Art Chacon on Monday after reporter Mike Sprague of the Whittier Daily News allegedly trespassed and made verbal threats to Mr. Chacon’s 80-year-old mother, niece and her boyfriend.read

LaRose’s Question No. 2: ‘How Will We Know if They Know?’


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Third in a series. With the first School Board meeting of the fall term – introducing Common Core -- unfolding this evening at 7 in Council Chambers, Supt. Dave LaRose arrived at the second of four standards-based questions he said are critical to understanding the new year. After exploring the opening inquiry, “What is it our kids cannot afford not to know? What is positively fundamental?” question No. 2 asked: “How will we know if they know that?read

O’Leary Has Answer for Apartment Dwellers Who Smoke


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Second of two parts. In City Hall’s two most controversial bans of the season – last June’s ban on plastic bags by small retailers and the upcoming prohibition of smoking in apartments and condos – the laws have not been and will not be actively enforced, as matters stand. The city is not equipped to monitor dozens of venues.read

Landlords Strong Enough to Bust Smoking Habits?


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First of two parts. Sometime next month the City Council is expected to declare a smoking ban in multi-unit housing throughout Culver City, prompting the intriguing question: How will City Hall know whether it is being obeyed?read

Rose Demystifies Reasons for Seeking Water Board Seat


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Second of two parts. Addressing a recent spate of embarrassments to bedevil a number of regional water boards, Steve Rose said the primary purpose of a water board is to sell water. “However,” said the former City Councilman and recent candidate for the West Basin Municipal Water District board of directors, “they also give out huge construction contracts and public relations contracts.”read

Clash of Opposing (?) Freedoms: Smoker vs. the Non-Smoker


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Second in a series. Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells presented a putative conundrum as the fire builds en route to an intended no-smoking ordinance, probably next month. “A smoker has the choice of whether to smoke or not,” she said. “But, the person sitting next to a smoker does not have a choice whether he or she can breathe or not.” What to do?read

Water Board Directors More Prone to Trouble Than Others?


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First of two parts. With today’s news in a nearby story that the fourth member of a regional water board appears to have immersed himself in scandal, a veteran politician this afternoon was asked if there is something in the water that makes water board directors more susceptible trouble than other politicians. Do they face more-than-usual temptations?read

Cooper Says Countrywide, Not B of A, Is the True Villain


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Reporting this morning on the largest one-bank government-assessed penalty in history, USA Today, in its page one news story, wrung its hands exasperatedly because no single man or woman emerged as a villain to assuage the public’s alleged need to quench its thirst for revenge. And, suggested the newspaper, baldly, B of A seems to be getting away with taxation murder. City Councilman Jeff Cooper, a banker, responded to the penalty assessed for selling toxic mortgage securities during the runup to the mid-decade recession.read


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