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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

Earlier this summer, I began to hear this high pitched sizzling sound coming from my dining room in the evening. I couldn’t imagine what it was.
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Matchmaking in China Catches Fire Again 

There was a time when marrying for love was beyond most people’s wildest dreams, and many cultures relied on matchmakers to find suitable, lifelong partners. Chinese matchmaking, for instance, is almost as old as the ancient civilization from which it evolved.   Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Tips For Updating Your Beneficiaries 

If you’re like most people, it’s been several years since you reviewed your beneficiaries named in your will or trust, your life insurance, or your retirement accounts. Take the time to do it now. Continued here...

Q:  What are some tips for advocating for my five-year-old French Bull Dog?

A: Buy pet insurance. See www.petinsurancereview.com.

Keep copies of your laboratory tests and a CD copy of any radiographs taken. These will be particularly helpful if you end up in the ER, as that veterinarian will have some objective background information. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Dr. Ken Waltzer
Sitting On Cash? Put it to Work!

Are you sitting on a pile of cash–perhaps since the 2007–2009 market crash? Have you been waiting for the right time to invest that never seems to come? I feel for you. Continued here...

I have had several people tell me that once you think you have caught up with your child's changing habits and mannerisms, they start doing something different all over again. And, just thinking about the rate that babies and toddlers change is astounding. There is no exact order or time frame for growth and accomplishments. When you realize how fast it all happens, it can be just a bit overwhelming. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

New Technology: Sound From Silence

The world is full of information. Words in books, analog in electronics–and now, vibrations in silent images of the world around us.

Digital technology has long awed and astounded us with its impeccable possibility.Continued here...

Passing Through the Pico Neighborhood

There are so many hidden treasure spots along Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica.

This month we are congratulating the Cherry Picked Thrift Shop and boutique owner as she celebrates her five-year anniversary as a business in Santa Monica. Continued here...

Neighborhood News

Clara WrightClara Wright




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