Worst Streets in World

Jack HumphrevilleOP-EDLeave a Comment

Mayor Garcetti, right, in white shirt
Mayor Garcetti, right, in white shirt

L.A. Watchdog — Mayor Garcetti is proposing to close part of the city’s $250 million budget gap for next year by using an estimated $50 million of Local Return money from Measure M, the permanent half-cent increase in our sales tax that was approved by 71 percent of voters in November. While the bulk of the proceeds of this new … Read More

Too Much Emphasis on Testing?

Thomas D. EliasOP-EDLeave a Comment

Thomas D. Elias
Mr. Elias

Few questions about public education have been disputed more hotly than teacher evaluations – in a day when almost everyone agrees public schools need major improvement, how to tell which teachers are good, which are the best and which don’t deserve to be kept around. For some, the answer is in value-added ratings: How much do children improve or decline … Read More

Girls Should Apologize

Daniel GussOP-EDLeave a Comment

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Debbie Donna Hillary

@The Guss Report –The axiomatic history of white men hashing out shady political deals in smoke-filled backrooms has come a long way, baby. On Friday, Donna Brazile, the former CNN commentator and interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, finally confessed to that which most already knew and that she spent the past half-year denying: Rigging a March 2016 Democratic … Read More

Arts vs. the Military

Robert L. RosebrockOP-EDLeave a Comment

Mr. Rosebrock
Mr. Rosebrock

Fellow Americans, Los Angeles Times “culture critics” Carolina A. Miranda and Christopher Knight whine about President Trump’s federal government budget “not spending a penny for the National Endowment for the Arts … while spending nearly $538 billion a year for National Defense.” What does NEA’s $148 million budget buy? 7,789,473 taco bowls but not even one mile of the 405 Freeway — http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-nea-index-trump-budget-20170318-story.html Once again … Read More

Sister City Greets Runners

Sonia KarroumOP-EDLeave a Comment

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The Culver City Sister City Committee this week welcomed Japanese marathon runners Mr. Shogo Uraguchi, 26 years old and Ms. Chiaki Kishimoto 33 years old, from  our sister city in Kaizuka . They were greeted by Marathon Chair Tim Petersen and his wife Sandra, David Winslow and Jennifer Hartman who returned from Japan a few weeks ago after running the Senshu marathon … Read More

They Don’t Deserve Increase

Thomas D. EliasOP-EDLeave a Comment

Thomas D. Elias
Thomas D. Elias

At the very moment when California’s largest utility company was being assessed a $14 million fine for failing to report discovery of flawed records on its gas pipelines, that same company in 2014 began asking for well over $1 billion in rate increases to pay for repairs to the very same pipeline system. This is Pacific Gas & Electric, the … Read More

Learning from Boy of 7

Robert L. RosebrockOP-EDLeave a Comment

Mr. Rosebrock
Mr. Rosebrock

Fellow Americans, Watch this link from Steve Harvey’s Sunday night television show, “Little Big Shots.”  http://www.raredr.com/news/LCA-national-anthem Gavin Stevens is a blind seven-year old boy who belts out the National Anthem with patriotic love and passion. Everyone in the audience is standing and proudly holding small American flags. You can bet the family farm that not one person believes that he or she is waving a placard, handbill, … Read More

City Manager’s Bi-Weekly Update to the Community

A CorrespondentOP-EDLeave a Comment

Mr. Nachbar
Mr. Nachbar

City Manager’s Office Innovative Parking Garage Mayor Jim Clarke participated in the ribbon cutting last Friday for the new automated parking garage in the Helms Bakery District, 8758 Venice Blvd.  The project was constructed by AUTOParkit.  To access the garage, drivers enter through a traditional garage door, turn off their car, and walk a few steps to a kiosk where … Read More

Best 3-Ds I Ever Have Seen

Robert EbsenOP-EDLeave a Comment

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I spent years waiting for my television to break. No such luck. Yes, I hoped it would break so I could replace it with a 3-D TV. As you may know, after months of watching 3-D movies on my virtual reality headset, I purchased a system far better than a 3-D TV. My new 3-D movie projection system is enabling … Read More

Happy 9th to Old Veterans and Their Revolt

Robert L. RosebrockOP-EDLeave a Comment

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Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans, Yesterday was the ninth anniversary of the Veterans Revolution. Sunday will be our 469th consecutive Rally to “Save our Veterans Land” and to “Bring Our Homeless Veterans Home.” On Aug. 29, 2013, our peaceful, non-violent protests led to a federal judgment against the VA for engaging in nine real estate deals with non-Veteran entities … Read More