I'm a Californian. I've been so since 1950 - the year of my birth. All of our children and grandchildren are Californians. We love our state. And, we know that our state is in peril.
We suppose that your day began like many others. It would become a day that ended with the dreaded radio call "officer down."
Christmas is close - very close. We're well into the busy December holiday season. By this point, many of us long for something more - more than shopping, planned gift giving and hectic social gatherings.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it's a perfect reminder to be grateful for all our blessings. It's also an opportunity to spread your good fortune and donate to those who are less fortunate in our community. We're already getting close to the Christmas holidays, and the best way to begin the season is in helping those less fortunate. You can deliver a turkey and canned foods to a food drive, volunteer your time in a food kitchen downtown, or even donate online.
On this Saturday, September 29th, I'll be delivering a half-hour presentation in San Francisco at the Family Wealth Workshop, hosted by the San Francisco Office of the Assessor. The subject of my talk will be how to create safeguards against elder financial abuse, based on my book The Wolf at the Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse.
For this year's Hackard Law Academic Scholarship contest, we asked you to talk on video about the elder who's been most influential in your life.
We take our safety for granted - at home, at leisure and in the workplace.