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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

This summer I have been unexpectedly meeting parents whose three-year-olds are talking a great deal.
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A Mighty Humane Dog in a Surprisingly Small Package  

He is small. From the tip of his black-button nose to the tip of his white-brown tail, he hardly measures three feet in length. He perpetually holds his tail up like a proud flag. He’s our family dog, a wire-haired Jack Russell mix. His name is Banjo. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Donald Sterling and Planning for Incapacity

How interesting that a two billion dollar sale of the Clippers team could be decided in the Probate Court. The life of a Trusts and Estates Lawyer is never boring.

Donald and Shelley Sterling had a revocable living trust, the most common method of avoiding probate on death. Continued here...

Q:  How concerned do I have to be if my dog eats my roommate's marijuana?

A: Marijuana intoxication is becoming more common, especially in states where it has been legalized. Marijuana in food items is particularly dangerous.

Signs of intoxication include ataxia (difficulty walking), depression, vomiting, urinary incontinence, and tremors. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Dr. Ken Waltzer
You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

Not all investors have a financial advisor; many are the “do-it-yourself” type. Self-directed investing has grown recently with the proliferation of discount brokers and online trading. This is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you can save money with discounted commissions and by avoiding asset-based fees. Continued here...

Never in my life has a year gone by so fast. It seems like just yesterday that we were at the hospital waiting for Alexa to greet us. These time frames are good reminders that it is important to stop and smell the roses.

Already a year old, Alexa has provided us with so many memorable moments. And, even though the last 12 months have been a blur, I feel I could almost document everything she has seen and accomplished from memory. I know that over time that will not be the case, but it sure is now. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Father

Mike and AlexaMichael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

Fingertip Fast

The Internet is no longer a world accessible only as a screen interface. In the past year companies like Amazon, Google, and others have bumped up the meaning of “order for delivery.”

Grubbing up some pizza or Chinese on a Friday night–or Thursday night or Monday afternoon–no longer requires a take-home menu and phone dial. Continued here...

Passing Through the Pico Neighborhood

I told you I would be reporting on what's happening in my neighborhood. The Back In the Day at Memorial Park was community fellowship that will forever reconnect us to our rich history in Santa Monica. We honored three of our dedicated coaches in the community:Cliff Hunter, Morris Johnson, and Walter Shockley, to name a few. Continued here...

Neighborhood News

Clara WrightClara Wright




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