Catholic, Mormon Terrorists Believed Under Suspicion?

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

Terrified teenaged concertgoer in Manchester last night is comforted by security officer

Newspapers this morning overflowed with yawning emptiness regarding the identity of the latest Irish Catholic or Italian Mormon terrorist to wreak fear in the quivering hearts of normal people in Manchester, England. In the wake of last night’s 10:30 terrorist attack at a concert in England, anonymous law enforcement officials revealed that a cluster of potential Catholic and Mormon ruffians … Read More

Memories Are Made of This. This Is Scott Wyant

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

Mr. Wyant, right, at his City Council campaign kickoff, with Councilman Jim Clarke

Judging by the depth of tributes at last evening’s memorial for Scott Wyant at the Vets Auditorium, he knew — closely — more persons than any man in America. Some people collect friends. What separated and distinguished Mr. Wyant was that he vigorously invested in them, and they, equally, in him. Friendship with Scott Wyant was a two-way street. Wyant … Read More

Polystyrene Ban Broader, Deeper Than It Looks

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

Mr. Eriksson

Second in a series   Re “On the Road with Councilman Eriksson” City Hall’s recently approved ban on polystyrene usage by restaurants has brought a spray of bonus developments – spawned in part by City Councilman Goran Eriksson — that should be further pleasing to environmental activists. “When we began talking about a ban,” Mr. Eriksson said, “it was only … Read More

Marijuana Watch: Police Aren’t Relaxing

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

A new policy looms for police in Culver City

Second in a series Re “Prop. 64 to Bring New Police Approach”   The nearly impossible city-by-city chore of supervising/governing/chasing the production/consumption of now-legal marijuana hands every local California police agency an impossible assignment. This is the most unmanageable, distasteful task officers have faced since some were told a few decades ago to root out unpopular sexual activities in private … Read More

Prop. 64 to Bring New Police Approach

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

Lt. Cid

Second in a series   Re “Talking Marijuana at City Hall” Since Culver City residents were invisible at the first meeting of the Marijuana Task Force, here is a bone for uses, growers, sellers and others to gnaw at: Given the enormity of the development of regulations applying to Culver City residents after voters approved Prop. 64, police Lt. Manny … Read More

How Did You Vote on Prop. 64, Sir?

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

Mr. Nachbar, right, with City Councilman Jim Clarke

[Editor’s Note: The second meeting of the Marijuana Task Force will be Saturday morning, June 3, 10 to noon. Jesse Mays, assistant to the city manager, said the meeting will be in Council Chambers.]   While the Marijuana Task Force plunges into a mudcaked pool of potential regulations for Culver City now that the drug is legal, a curious question occurred: … Read More

Until the End, Memory Was Primary for Scott Wyant

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

Second in a series   Re “Jim, Diana Solomon Were F.O.S.: Friends of Scott Wyant”  [Editor’s Note: There will be a memorial service for Scott Wyant on Sunday evening at 6:30 at the Vets Auditorium.] In the week that his friend Scott Wyant, surfer extraordinaire,  has been gone, Jim Solomon has been swimming in difficult memories. Hardly anyone could have … Read More

Talking Marijuana at City Hall

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

Marijuana Task Force met in crowded Dan Patacchia Room at City Hall

From Chair Meghan Sahli-Wells’s opening words yesterday afternoon, the assignment for the Marijuana Task Force looked more complicated than mending a broken marriage after both spouses have died. Now that puffing and huffing on recreational marijuana has been legalized by the voter-passage of Prop. 64, Culver City’s challenge is to figure out how to control the many-pronged explosion with hometown … Read More

Weather for Polystyrene: Sunny and Cloudy

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

Mr. Herbertson

Second in a series   Re “Just What Does Polystyrene Ban Mean?” After surveying the community, Charles Herbertson concludes that restaurateurs have mixed feelings about the polystyrene ban that becomes effective in November. “Some restaurants do not have a problem with it,” said the Public Works director. “Some restaurants already have stopped using that product. “They are using recyclable material … Read More

Jim, Diana Solomon Were F.O.S. –Friends of Scott

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

Scott Wyant, center, at his beloved ocean, with close friends Eric Stoddard, left, and Marty Borko

First of two parts   [Editor’s Note: A memorial for the late Scott Wyant will be Sunday evening at 6:30 at Vets Auditorium.] The tight friendship between Scott and Leslie Wyant and Jim and Diana Solomon goes back decades — to when their daughters started school at Farragut Elementary. Their closeness and fondness grew like a sweet-scented rose garden that … Read More