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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

This is the month that many people think more about what is important to them
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Reading Into Chinese: When Words Are Pictures

Chinese was my maternal language. Like all little girls and boys growing up there, I was taught how to read and write, one sound and one stroke at a time. Soon enough, I was writing words, sentences, and paragraphs, and talking as if I always had the entire language inside me. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
End of the Year Estate Planning  

It’s November already and the end of the year is coming fast. Here are five things to do for estate planning before the end of December.

1. Create an Estate Plan. Remember that everyone has an estate plan by default, created for them by the State of California. Continued here...

Q:  Are Electronic cigarettes harmful to my dog?

A: Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as e-cigs, can be harmful to a dog. E-cigs are typically marketed as an alternative to cigarettes, and the users are referred to as "Vapers." It does not appear that the e-cigarettes’ water vapor would lead to any toxicity. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Dr. Ken Waltzer
Our Brains Aren’t Wired for Investing

People think investing is easy. Buy a selection of stocks and bonds, invest additional cash when available, sit back for 30 years, and voilà, you’ve accumulated a sizable nest egg. Continued here...

Just as there is a multitude of adjustments and alterations that my wife, Enjoli, and I have made with Alexa coming into our lives, she will have to learn to get used to our habits and routines.

One of these habits includes my sudden outbursts of disgust or exaltation while watching sports on TV. I try to remember that she has grown relatively accustomed to some semblance of quiet without too many surprises. On more than one occasion, I have jilted this tranquility, and possibly even frightened her. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

Uncovering the Layers of 3D Printing

With the advances in modeling software and materials production, along with the ever-increasing DIY trail-blazing, “3D printing” has become very popular. But what exactly is 3D printing? In this month’s tech article, I’ll walk you through how a 3D printer works, layer by layer. 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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