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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

In one week in this past month, I experienced many different emotions
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Modern Day Challenge: How to Keep Our Ark Afloat

Animals, like air, water and plants, are central to our existence. Many of us cannot live with-out them. Whether domesticated or wild, the animals are part of our social and ecological system. Some are friends, and partners in our survival. We must work hard to protect them, for they make our world beautiful, bountiful, and complete. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Giving Gifts to Caregivers

As our elders lose independence and grow to rely on their caregivers, it would seem natural for an elder to want to include the caregiver in the elder’s estate plan. Why shouldn’t the elder be able to acknowledge and show appreciation for the caregiver who often becomes the central relationship in the elder’s life? Unfortunately, the elder’s dependence on the caregiver makes the elder susceptible to undue influence by the caregiver. Continued here...

Q:  Is pet health insurance worthwhile?

A: et health insurance can be complicated to evaluate. My recommendation is that, if you get
insurance, then it should cover accidents and illnesses. In most cases, I do not recommend getting coverage for Wellness. For the most part, pet owners can cover the costs associated with routine exams and laboratory tests.  Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Dr. Ken Waltzer
Would You Trust Your Money to a Computer?

Last month, I cautioned do-it-yourself investors against relying too much on their own non-professional financial expertise. This month, I write about the latest Uber-like disruption of the investment management industry: so-called “robo-advisors.” Continued here...

Saying that they learn something new every day can be a bit of an understatement for a toddler. While I think it's important that adults learn new things too, a small child is almost destined to at least learn, see, hear, or smell something new on a regular basis. After many days of practice, Alexa can now count to 10. Sometimes she even keeps going and counts into the teens. Sometimes she goes into the teens and it turns into the days of the week, but I am still impressed. Continued here...

Thoughts From a New Father

MikeMichael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

The Technology of Fireworks

July: month of pool parties, barbeques, and–of course–fireworks! The bang, the flash, the colors–these are the aesthetic components for which Fourth of July-watchers everywhere hope. But, what makes the bang, the flash, the colors? Continued here...

Passing Through the Pico Neighborhood

Exciting things are happening in the Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica, beginning with the return of Indian, the doorman statue at Gilbert’s El Indio Mexican restaurant. He has been a fixture there for more than 50 years. Thanks to social media, the dedicated Facebook users began posting, "Have you seen the statue Indian that was stolen from El Indio in early May?”  Continued here...

Neighborhood News

Clara WrightClara Wright




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