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Are You Listening?

by Amelia Anderson Yes, to a great documentary on the psychedelic guitar music and song of Jimmy Hendrix, a genius ahead of his time who sang from his heart. He wasn’t discovered like Elvis by Ed

Ask Rusty: Government Pension Offset (GPO)

by AMAC-Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Dear Rusty: Several years ago the husband of a friend of mine died before he collected any of his Social Security. She applied for widow


Home Projects Best Left to The Pros

by Ed Castellanos A do-it-yourself (DIY) project can be an empowering way to save money, provided you know what you’re doing. But making even one simple mistake could put a strain on your back or

Jennifer J. Beck, M.D.

The Winding Road to Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

by Arlene Massimino Jennifer J. Beck, M.D. is one of the few female double fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons specializing in pediatric sports medicine in the State of California. Dr. Beck


Sometimes a Little Help From Our Friends

by Amelia Anderson Friday night, about 50 folks sang a “welcome home” to Verdugo Hills teacher Julie Cuddihy and her son and daughters who fled the horror of the Las Vegas massacre and

Ask Rusty: Taxing Social Security Benefits

by AMAC-Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Dear Rusty: My wife started collecting Social Security at her full retirement age of 66. I am 60 and still working, and I think it is


When to Adjust Homeowners Insurance

by Ed Castellanos Homes often grow and change alongside the people living in them. If you’ve added expensive furnishings or made substantial upgrades, it’s important to re-evaluate your