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Rick Caruso Visits the Rotary Club of Santa Monica

It was fascinating to hear Rick Caruso, owner and developer of community properties, describe his philosophy at a recent meeting of the Santa Monica Rotary Club. Continued here...

Areté Curriculum Encourages Critical Thinking Skills

By Taber Falconer

When selecting a school for your child, you're typically confronted with two options: public or private. The problem is that there are more than just two types of learners. Today, the growing micro-school movement is shaking up the selection process by providing parents and kids with a more personalized alternative to the conventional models. Continued here...


Recalling The Jonestown Experience

By Taber Falconer

On November 18, 1978, 918 people lost their lives at a remote commune in the South American country of Guyana. It was due to the forced mass suicide now known as the Jonestown Massacre, a bizarre and astonishing tragedy, that garnered global media attention, and has since become a touchstone of American popular culture. Continued here...

WISE & Healthy Aging Dedicated to Improving Lives of Seniors

By Taber Falconer

At WISE & Healthy Aging, the Santa Monica-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of those 50 and older, clients have access to an incredible variety of services – many of them free or low-cost. Physical fitness classes, games, social events, and psychological support are all available at their three-story facility at 1527 4th Street. Continued here...

(Shown here) CEO Grace Cheng Braun, left, with Fred Deni, center, who received a “Caring for Our Community” award from WISE & Healthy Aging at their luncheon last month. Far right, Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer.

Focusing on Fathers

Today, perhaps more than ever, fathers have a larger role in the lives of their children. They can be there at the birth, or communicate through Skype or the telephone if they travel often. Some dads are house husbands, helping at home while their wives are away in an office. Here are photos of some dads who are enjoying watching their children grow and change. (Shown here: JR Dzubak with Nolan and Elle) Click here for more photos...



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