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Q: My dad passed away two years ago. My mom just got a notice from Experian addressed to my dad stating that a credit card he applied for was declined. Obviously, he did not apply for this card! Should I assume that the Social Security office did not notify the credit reporting agencies about his death? A: My condolences on the passing of your father.

Memorial Day is more than the kickoff to summer, or just another in a series of three-day weekends that bring a respite from the work, school and the metronome of daily life. It’s a day, a weekend, when we take time to honor those who gave their lives to defend our country.

No matter your age, interviews can be nerve-wracking. Here are some tips for shining a positive light on your candidacy. First, forget your agenda which is getting a job. Instead, think about the interviewer’s agenda which is to find the right person to solve his problem or challenge.

Another school shooting amid world’s violence “Fewer than 10 fatalities” in the 22nd school shooting in 2018 is offered as good news. Explosive devices are also part of this crime scene, but never fear, President Trump has spoken with Texas Gov.

Imposing religious beliefs behind End of Life ruling The news that a Riverside County Superior Court judge threw out California’s End of Life Option Act based on a theory that it was “unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature” is only the latest example of persistence plaintiffs, motivated by the belief that allowing terminally ill patients to legally end their lives in comfort and surrounded by family, is an affront to their religious beliefs.

Q: Thank you for sharing your research and lifestyle changes. There is so much more to a senior’s life than money matters and you hit the nail on the head. Can you tell me more about the exercise you do every day? A: I received a lot of positive feedback on last week’s column and I am happy to expand on what I do in terms of daily exercise.

We’re all educated by our peers and, over the years, a good portion of Donald Trump’s peers have been thugs. Operating in the New York construction world meant dealing with S&A Concrete, co-owned by “Fat Tony” Salerno of the Genovese crime family, and John Cody, the notorious head of Teamsters Local 282, who was convicted on racketeering and tax evasion charges.

In the midst of thousands of teachers walking out of schools around the country, demanding fair salaries and proper funding for their classrooms, one teacher, Mandy Manning, was invited into the White House last week, where President Donald Trump presented her with the 2018 Teacher of the Year Award.

By Steven Merrell Financial Planning Women’s issues are getting a lot of well-deserved attention lately, and I’m not just talking about the #MeToo movement. While the courageous women of #MeToo have shined a much-needed spotlight on the problem of sexual harassment and assault, women face other vital issues that are too often ignored — sometimes by women themselves.

By Barry Dolowich Tax Tips Q: My wife passed away last December and I am considering selling my home to move into an assisted living facility. Since we had purchased our home over 40 years ago, I am concerned with the capital gain tax I will have to pay on the gain from selling my home.

My clients often provide inspiration for my column and today is no exception. One of my clients is embarking on a new journey, one that applies skills built throughout his career to a new industry. To be successful he needs to gain an understanding of and build relationships with those in the industry.

By Phil Bowhay Flashback With all our wonderful things on the Peninsula, the one thing missing is the sound of trains — especially, train whistles. As recently as 1971 you could still hear the Del Monte Express moaning in and out of town, and if you can’t remember that, rent the movie “Picnic.

Questions about UC, CSU admissions fairness The system in which students may transfer into UCs or CSUs has be altered, theoretically for the better; but there may be a correlation between the lack of students that are accepted to UCs and the increase in those that attend from community colleges.

On June 5, Monterey County residents will vote in primaries to determine candidates for the November general election. Decisions made at the polls next month will have a lasting impact on budgets, infrastructure and other issues that directly shape overall quality of life.

By Sara Boyns Workplace Law Q: I received a National Medical Support Notice for one of my employees. What is this and what do I do? A: The National Medical Support Notice (“NMSN”) serves as legal notice that the employee identified in the notice is required to provide health care coverage for the child identified in the notice as part of a child support order.

By Steven Merrell Financial Planning Q: I make enough money to where I am getting tired of paying taxes. Since the so-called tax reform was passed, I have fewer deductions to take. Should I start investing in municipal bonds? A: Municipal bonds can be a great source of tax-free income when they are used correctly.

Only in California would a veteran Democratic politician with liberal bona fides be considered as too moderate. But that’s where Sen. Dianne Feinstein finds herself this election. Feinstein, though, continues be the kind of political leader who can deliver results for her state.

You can hear those heads exploding from here to Oslo. Republican lawmakers are pushing Donald Trump, the most combative man in the universe, for a Nobel Peace Prize. How unimaginable is this? Just picture a wildly hirsute cartoon figure with a hair-trigger temper festooned with a medal of Alfred Nobel reading “Pro pace et fraternitate gentium” (“For the peace and brotherhood of men”).

By Phil Bowhay Flashback You may have noticed that the “Do Not Call” thing has either expired or is being intentionally ignored. I realize that some of you lonesome souls welcome a conversation with George or Sally or Sam who want just a few minutes of your time.

The arrest of the suspected “Golden State Killer” last week is a testimony to human perseverance in the search for justice. It took 40 years to identify the suspect, Joseph James DeAngelo, who at age 72 was living in seeming obscurity in a Sacramento suburb when police finally arrested him in what could prove to be the savage murders of 12 people and the rapes of 45 women.

North Korea doesn’t have enough food, it lacks Facebook and Beyoncé, and its diplomats have to ration their use of computers in the Foreign Ministry because of electricity shortages. But North Korea excels at choreography and theater, and its officials are well educated, very savvy, and agile with a pirouette.