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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

Celebrating birthdays with friends always makes the event more special.
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Waking Up in Santa Monica

This September, I spent a memorable night here in Santa Monica with some of my dear friends. It was a rare moment during which we laughed and chatted face-to-face, just so happy to be together again. Then I went to bed in a room with a wall-to-wall window facing the direction of the ocean. Though the Pacific was still quite a distance away and no rising and crashing of waves lulled me to dreamland, I smelt its salty presence in the air. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Gifts Under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act

A gift to a minor child can be made using a custodial account under the California Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (“CUTMA”). For smaller gifts, this is a practical alternative to a trust. The gift is made to a person you name as “Custodian” for the benefit of (f/b/o) the minor. The money in the account belongs to the minor, but until the minor reaches the designated age, the Custodian has the legal responsibility to manage the money for the minor’s benefit. Continued here...

Parrot Stressed When Going to Vet

Q:  My 31-year- old African Grey parrot has been limping for about one week. What are the possible problems?  He gets really stressed out when he goes to the vet.

A: There are many possibilities.  The differential list could include sprain, fracture, gout, infection, cancer, or trauma. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Joshua Bradburn CFP®

The Right Time to Invest? Right Now

Investors ask me, “When is the right time to invest?” at least four to five times per week. My answer is always the same: “There is no better time than the present.” For someone who does not have the crystal ball of investing, it’s hard to predict the future. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

Learning to speak can be a frustrating process. I am sure I experienced this frustration many years ago, and now I see my son dealing with it. At 17 months old, Jake is saying a lot. Or, he is at least trying to say a lot. He has words that are pretty easy to understand and words that he is getting better at saying. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

Moving Up With MoonBoard

Climbing is reaching for the moon - the MoonBoard, to be precise. Across the world, gyms are installing a forty-degree-angled training wall sporting the traditional set of hand and foot holds and an untraditional set of LED’s associated with them. The holds’ lights all map to an alpha-numerical grid on the MoonBoard website. Continued here...





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