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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

This past month I took some time off to visit my “second home,” New York city.
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Give Yourself Some Good Chinese Fortune This Holiday Season

What is supposed to be Chinese and sounds Chinese, but can only be found in America? The answer is simple. It’s a fortune cookie. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
What About the Children? 

As you gather with extended family for the holidays, take note of the blended families with children who are “mine,” “yours,” “ours,” and even “other’s.” I am often asked about the inheritance rights of step-children, foster children, and grandchildren. With proper estate planning, all children, whether related by blood or not, can be provided for, or not, according to your stated wishes. Continued here...

Q:  With all this discussion about Ebola in people, are pets susceptible or can they spread the disease?

A: t present, there is no evidence that dogs can become infected with the Ebola virus (EVD). A study, in 2005 in West Africa, showed that dogs exposed to EVD produced antibodies to the disease, but did not become ill. However, this study did not show if the dogs could shed the virus while still remaining healthy. There have been no reports of cats becoming ill from EVD. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Dr. Ken Waltzer
Protect Your Financial Data From Cybercrooks

Recent computer security breaches at big companies such as Target and JPMorgan Chase have raised awareness of the risks to our online financial data. Most of us spend a lot of time online while storing and transmitting financial data of all kinds, including credit card numbers and banking information. Continued here...

Alexa is settling in nicely at 15-months old. She has reminded us that teething is not fun for anybody. No matter the tooth, none of them seem to come in without cries of despair and anguish. Of course, those terms might be extreme, but they sure seem to fit at the time. I try to put myself into her little shoes and imagine the thoughts racing through her head. Because whether it is tooth pain or a bump on the head, does her rapidly developing brain have any idea that the pain will stop? Continued here...

Thoughts From a Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

Phone Lingo

These days, almost everyone is toting around a smart phone. But, not everyone’s carrying the lingo to go with it. What do all those new tech terms mean anyway? This month’s column will cover a few of the key terms when it comes to the handheld vocabulary. Continued here...

Passing Through the Pico Neighborhood

A legacy forever lives in the hearts of many in the city of Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood. In a recent ceremony, the Advisory Board of Virginia Avenue Park and the Quinn Research Institute unveiled a beautiful commemorative plaque in honor of the late Thelma Terry in the park. Continued here...

Neighborhood News

Clara WrightClara Wright




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