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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

As many of you have experienced during this holiday season, I, too have come down with a sore throat.
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Traveling Afar to Find Your Family

Some two decades ago, I married into a family originally from Riga, Latvia. I was completely unaware of this city's glorious fame as "the Paris of the North," which coincidentally was a perfect match for my birthplace, Shanghai, often called the Paris of the East. Like most Americans, my life became an interesting melting pot and Latvia added a new element to it. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
The Trustee’s Job When You’re Gone 

Many people make the mistake of thinking that just because they have a Trust, nothing needs to be done when they die. But the truth is, whether you have a Will or a Trust or no estate plan at all, there is definitely work to be done to settle your affairs when you are gone. Continued here...

Legalizing Marijuana

Q:  With the legalization of marijuana in California in 2018, what are the concerns for dogs?

A: In states where marijuana is legal, there have been increased cases of toxicity in dogs. Dogs often ingest their owner’s supply or material they have found on walks. Clinical signs of ingestion include depression, incoordination, agitation and urinary incontinence. Following oral ingestion, the clinical signs usually appear within 60 minutes. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Joshua Bradburn CFP®

Get Your Finances in Shape for 2018 With These Three Financial Resolutions

When you talk to people about New Year’s Resolutions, they typically have something to do with either fitness or finances – or both! In fact, every January, I notice an increase in how busy my gym and my office are. When it comes to resolutions, I find that it helps to make them specific and actionable. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

I have written before about all the questions my four- and-half-year-old daughter Alexa asks. Anybody that has been around small children for any period of time knows that questions from young children can come at a pretty constant frequency. With all the fires that we have had in Southern California recently, questions about fires and how they start and how we stay safe have been numerous. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

Disaster Technology

The year 2017 was a crazy year. From political upheaval to the world literally being on fire, getting through the last twelve months has ranged from a tedious slog to a terrifying sprint to safety. While
it may not be possible to tackle everything going on out there, it is possible to make home a little safer. Start off 2018 by making sure you have these five survival technology tools. Continued here...





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