Few options when property does not appraise

Dear Michael: I have not paid my property taxes in over three years. If I decide to sell my home how will my property taxes be paid? Answer: If you have not paid your taxes in more than three years, chances are, the City Assessor’s has a pl [..]

Culver City resident to celebrate

Last Friday a national consumer confidence survey by the University of Michigan showed the best reading in seven years. This survey comes out twice a month, and this reading was the preliminary report for the month of October. This is a telephone [..]

Whip-smart, philosophical comedy “Discord” presents a battle of wits

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: “Discord” was written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect and Real Time.” This whip-smar [..]

Kirk Douglas Theatre celebrates birthday in CC

Center Theatre Group, one of the nation’s preeminent arts and cultural organizations, is Los Angeles’ leading non-profit theatre company, programming seasons at the 736-seat Mark Taper Forum and the 2000-seat Ahmanson Theatre at the Music [..]

Choosing how we want to feel yields remarkable results

“A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.” - Rita Mae Brown We all have days that start out well and then take a turn for the worse. It could be someone cutting us off in traffic, or a co-worker who is in a bad mood, th [..]

Objectivity versus Subjectivity

Let’s begin with a definition of objective and subjective. Although there are several definitions for both words, I selected these for my purpose. Objective: Not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; un [..]

Who’s going to annoy you at work today?

Anyone who has held a job in workplaces with other employees milling around has had to deal with co-workers’ annoying personality traits that can just drive you crazy and make for a long day. It could be a male or female co-worker, but when [..]

Kindness is a choice

“He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” - St. Basil A friend recently reminded me that the thing that makes kindness so amazing is the fact that it is a choice.  In a world where we ri [..]

Stock market turbulence has returned

Last week saw a significant decline in the market averages.  For much of this year markets have been unusually calm, though that has certainly changed.  I will try to examine whether the events of last week were just a short-term aberra [..]

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