Clarke’s Gift: A Kind Celebration Here on Saturday

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Mr. Clarke

On Saturday, City Hall is inviting the community to celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day.  Random Acts of Kindness come in all forms, great and small. It is up to every person how he or she observes the day. It can start with making a donation to your favorite charity, or considering the time of year, providing a warm blanket … Read More

Have You Heard This Before? Duh…

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Here are my most recent Duh experiences.  I have them all the time, but this week I wrote them down to remember and report on them. Duh #87:  Toenail Scissor Sterilization I love little bottles of hand sanitizer.  I can easily carry one in my pocket, ready to clean the hands of my grandchildren, my wife, and my own.  Every … Read More Wins a Title – It’s Inexplicable

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Senior Softball League champion poses in front of the Veterans Park backstop. From left, Lester Ostroy, Doug Duane, manager Gary Butcher, Rob Brown, Rich Jebejian, Alan Sperling, John Horner, Autumn Hoffman, Pam Cedrone and Bill King.

Surviving four consecutive one-run decisions to claim the recent Culver City Senior Softball League title, manager Gary Butcher said his team will need the same luck if it hopes to repeat its good fortune in the new season. “Every game could have gone either way,” said Butcher, a former Los Angeles Angels professional baseball player. His team of primarily … Read More

A Human Named Clarke to be Honored

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[Editor’s Note: City Councilman Jim Clarke, known as much for his humility and humor as much as his ubiquity, sent the following email yesterday.] Seriously, did they run out of human beings to honor? On Saturday evening, Feb. 24, the Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center will be holding their annual fundraiser Gala at the Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del … Read More

Lockhart No. 1 All Along. No. 2 Did Not Matter

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Ms. Lockhart

What changed? What happened between June and December to alter the thinking of School Board members about deliberating lengthily and searching widely for a permanent superintendent? When the questions were posed to Dr. Steve Levin, he answered succinctly. “Nothing changed,” he said. On Dec. 12, six months before an announcement was expected, the widely popular Leslie Lockhart was elevated from … Read More

A Huge Thanks to Mitch Chortkoff

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Mr. Chortkoff, seated, with Lakers Hall of Famer Jerry West and Bosmat Eynav of the Culver City Observer. Photo, George Lasse.

I came to Culver City 17 years ago this spring at the request of my longtime friend Mitch Chortkoff. It has been a few seasons, but Mitch came to national attention as the Hall of Fame Lakers beat reporter for the late Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and elsewhere. Mitch is the kind of loyal friend men used to be. Today loyalty … Read More

A Beginning and an End

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Diane Agate

The best of times and the worst of times in my life picked Culver City to be the hometown stage where they occurred. One month after I came to Culver City, an old friend, Rabbi Steve Jacobs, asked if I would be interested in remarrying following a divorce 11 years earlier that caused Frankenstein a permanent tic. Tic. Tic. His … Read More

Trump Kicking Worst Part of Palestinian Habit

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Mr. Abbas

Dateline Jerusalem — It was probably a coincidence that U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley hailed the Iranian anti-regime protesters and threatened to end U.S. financial support for UNRWA – the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency – and the Palestinian Authority more generally in the same briefing. But they are integrally linked. It is no coincidence that Hamas is escalating … Read More

When Maxi Waters Strategically Lost Her Voice

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Mr. Obama

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, once falsely accused President Reagan’s CIA of all but causing urban cocaine dealing in the ’80s. She claimed that Mr. Reagan, by working with Nicaraguan drug dealers to defeat the communists running that country, colluded with them to created the urban drug epidemic. Never mind that The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los … Read More

When Trump Blows His Nose the Right Way

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Besides falling in love with someone who does not love you, here is another of life’s stickiest moments: When a public figure you detest miraculously does the right thing, and you are obligated to comment. All of America’s leftist newspapers found themselves in that diaper-filled crisis last week when President Trump bravely spoke out in support of the immensely courageous … Read More