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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

When I was growing up, Valentine’s Day was one of my family’s favorite holidays.
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Human Intellect: Many Heads Are Better Than One

We are inquisitive creatures, born to ask questions. We are perpetually curious about things around us, be they trivial or vital. Getting answers helps us understand ourselves and our environment, giving us a sense of control over our lives so we can live more comfortably. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
10 Tips For a New Trustee

Congratulations! You are the named Successor Trustee. Now what? Here are 10 tips to help you fulfill your position of trust: First, read the Trust. The Trust document contains the directions you must follow. It will be your guide and you will refer back to it often. Continued here...

Q:  Is it safe to feed jerky treats to my dog?

A: Since 2007, the FDA has become aware of an increasing number of illnesses in pets associated with eating jerky treats. At the present time, even after extensive research, a cause for the illness has not been determined. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Dr. Ken Waltzer
Forecasts Are Useless

If you read the financial press, you’ve probably come across several forecasts for 2015, often by individuals widely recognized for their investing acumen. Many of these “big names” in finance have a history of making money for clients (and for themselves). Given their prior achievements, you would think that they should be good at predicting what will happen next in the world of finance. Continued here...

One thing I have noticed about Alexa's growth and development is that there is a clear and steady process to it. There is a build up, and then all of a sudden, something new is accomplished. The latest has come with her use of words. Alexa did not say many clear words besides mama and dada until recently. Now, almost out of nowhere, she has started to say, "wow!" and "hi!" and several other words that she loves to repeat and repeat. Continued here...

Thoughts From a New Father

MikeMichael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

Travel: Don’t Cut The Cord

Sitting at your airline gate and seeing a fellow traveler on his laptop or her “palm pilot” used to signal business class, or maybe just a dedicated techie. But for everyone else, traveling–whether by plane or by car–used to mean unplugging electronics for the long, power source-less journey, dreaming of outlets and adapters while cell phones were powered down for takeoff. Continued here...

Passing Through the Pico Neighborhood

As I visit some of the finest senior housing facilities in our community, I am amazed at the many services available to assist and ensure their quality of life. Geneva Plaza, located on 21st St., just off Santa Monica Blvd., and home to more than 100 senior residents, is one of Santa Monica’s finest. Continued here...

Neighborhood News

Clara WrightClara Wright




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