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Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

Just A Thought – Drug Problem

Just A Thought – Drug Problem

Just because I am writing about news in Culver City does not mean it’s a good thing that so much of it happens in my neighborhood. When I woke up a few weeks ago to find that I had a lake lapping at my front lawn that was surprising, but both the Public Works department and the water company were fast and efficient in taking care of the mess. The drug dealer in my neighborhood is not really [...]

Just a Thought – Curtis Massey, Karen Bass and Lenny Bruce

Just a Thought – Curtis Massey, Karen Bass and Lenny Bruce

At the City Council meeting last Monday night on Nov. 22, there was a moment so absurd that it was farce. I realized it was farce when I saw that everyone involved was taking it so seriously. Think about this - if you were killed in an amusement park, would you want a roller coaster named after you? For the last two years, Culver City has revisited the death of Police Lt. Curtis Massey [...]

Just A Thought- Declaration

Just A Thought- Declaration

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for two people to dissolve the legal and social bonds which have connected them with one another, it’s called divorce. This is a declaration of independence. Not only does the opening of the Declaration of Independence use very similar language, these words also grace the Declaration of Sentiments from Seneca Falls, the beginning of [...]

Just a Thought- Then, My Cell Phone Went Mad

Just a Thought- Then, My Cell Phone Went Mad

Being “New Media” often means learning a new medium every week. The amount of technology I use on a daily basis impresses me, often while I’m using it. That “eureka!” moment when I understand how to download the photos or where to cut the music in gives me absolute delight. The tools of the trade- my toys, as I like to think of them – all have batteries and cameras, keyboards and [...]

Just a Thought- June Gloom

Just a Thought- June Gloom

June Gloom (and it’s July Already-) It’s one thing when it begins in May and goes all through June, but when the gloom begins in May and shows no sign of leaving in July, it’s just too much. One of the popular reasons to live on the west side of Los Angeles is the weather, but at this time of year, it’s not always a bonus. I wake up at 5:30 or 6, and start my morning. The problem is [...]

More Than A Thought by Judith Martin-Straw

More Than A Thought by Judith Martin-Straw

To all our readers; Wow. Hey. Thank you very much. I’ve worked on many websites, and I’ve never seen one grow as fast as this. In a small town already covered with free newspapers (The Observer, The Culver City News, The Wave), one long standing news site (The Front Page Online), and an ever-popping crop of small blogs (Culver City Living, You Know You’re From Culver City) the response [...]

Just A Thought – Red Tailed Hawk

Just A Thought – Red Tailed Hawk

We have had, for the past month, a red tailed hawk nesting in a ficus tree at El Marino Elementary School. It's kind of an extraordinary situation. We have an endangered species making a nest above the kindergarten playground. When I first saw Corolla Fleeger, the Culver City Animal Services officer, in front of the school talking into her cell phone, I waited to ask why she was at the school. [...]

Just A Thought – Deeply, Truly Ambivalent

Just A Thought – Deeply, Truly Ambivalent

The thing about the car show is partly the timing. Here’s the worst ecological disaster in history spread through the Gulf Of Mexico, brought about by our need to feed the internal combustion addiction, and we’re getting exciting about a row of well-restored 57 Chevys. I am, in the ways of a true California Girl, as hooked into car culture as a low-rider on a Saturday night cruise. But the in [...]

Just A Thought – Gunslingers

Just A Thought – Gunslingers

It makes me deeply uneasy when there are two local stories inside of a week that feature guns. First, we had the police killing a robbery suspect who was allegedly reaching for a weapon. Then, the venerable Albert Vera is up on charges of threatening to shoot a delivery truck. Please, boys, put the weapons down…let’s talk like civilized people. It may seem at first glace that these two [...]

Just A Thought -And Don’t Let the Door Hit You…

Just A Thought -And Don’t Let the Door Hit You…

As ordained by our city charter, people can only serve two consecutive terms on city council before stepping out. This was prescribed to keep anyone from serving longer than is good for him or her, or good for the people around them. Gary Silbiger has reached this point, and it is for the greater good that he retires. When I first began to attend the council meetings on a regular basis last [...]

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