Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 21, 2019

MVNews this week:  Page 7


Mountain View News Saturday, December 7, 2019


First of all the term “Pet Friendly” might be consireded an 
oxymoron, the rule of the thumb is that the restaurants have 
some sort 

of patio you know Fresca Dining. Each city has it’s own regulations 
on laws on bringing Fido to a restaurants. Here are a few 

guidelines that I have come up with.

To keep obliging restaurants happy with their decisions to include 
pets, here are some etiquette rules you and your pet should follow 
when dining out:

• Keep your animal leashed at all times.
• No barking
• No begging
• No jumping
• No eating off the table
• No sitting on chairs, tables or benches
• Do not enter the inside of the restaurant.
• Current vaccination tags should be on pet’s collar
• Bring your own food dish and water bowl. Health codes 
prohibit pets from eating and drinking from restaurant dishes 
and glasses.
• Get your pet to sit under or as close to the table base as 
possible to reduce the chances of your waiter tripping over your 

Now that we got 
that out of the 
way here is a list 
of local favorites, 
did I miss a spot? 
Please email me 

The wonderful 
Raymond Restaurant 1886 is a great place for happy hour and 
depending on the weather a great place for your pooch. All 
three Lucky Baldwin’s , I have it on good authority that the Old 
Pasadena location has some treats on the menu, beer? Sierra 
Madre’s own Casa Del Rey is very dog friendly water bowls for 
Lil Milo and you can enjoy the tacos!!! One of my favorite Italian 
Restaurants is Mi Piace, space is limited but they will welcome 
your puppy with open arms. Looking for some Tex with your 
Mex? El Portal on Colorado Blvd. has a great patio and is perfect 
for a meeting of you and your pooch ,. Porta Via Italian Foods 
on California tells me that they are Dog Friendly. Well, the Dog 
Haus better be dog friendly, right? Check out both locations, but 
I would suggest the one on Green St. The new True Foods is a 
great place for a Sunday Mimosa and Bella will feel like a champ! 
For those looking for a hotel I recommend the Hotel Constance 
on Colorado. If golfing is your thing take your pug to Brookside 
Golf Course! Well, I know I missed a few but that’s a great list to 
start with.

Tune in this Sunday Morning on Go Country 105 for my radio 
show, starts at 8 AM


The House of 
Representatives voted 
last week passing H.R. 3, 
the Elijah E. Cummings 
Lower Prescription Drug 
Costs Now Act. The bill 
establishes a fair price drug 
negotiation program to 
reduce the cost of certain 
high-priced drugs without 
competition. Under this 
bill, the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services would 
be empowered to negotiate 
up to 250 drugs per year. 
It also creates a maximum 
price for any negotiated 
drug of no more than 120 
percent of an international 
price index, incentivizes 
manufacturers to stop unfair 
price hikes on Medicare 
beneficiaries, creates a new 
$2000 out of pocket limit 
on prescription drugs for 
beneficiaries in Part D, 
and reinvests savings into 
dental, vision, and hearing 
plans for seniors. Rep. Judy 
Chu issued the following 

 “More than any other issue, 
I hear from my constituents 
that they are sick and tired 
of Big Pharma jacking up 
the prices on medicines 
they need to live long and 
healthy lives. Last year, the 
best-selling drug Humira, 
made by Abbvie, had more 
revenue than every NFL 
team combined. All while 
consumers continued 
to pay more. This is 
simply outrageous. And 
it has meant many of my 
constituents choose to 
travel to Canada or Mexico, 
where, even with travel 
costs, the prescriptions are 
more affordable. That is 
today’s vote on HR 3 was so 
important. Finally, this bill 
would enable the Secretary 
of Health and Human 
Services to negotiate the 
price of up to 250 drugs, 
including insulin. H.R. 
3 does this by creating a 
maximum negotiated price 
for a negotiated drug of no 
more than one hundred 
and twenty percent the 
average price of the drug in 
a number of international 
countries. It also extends 
the negotiated prices of 
drugs to the private market, 
includes penalties for 
pharmaceutical companies 
who suddenly spike the 
prices of their drugs, and 
creates a new out of pocket 
cap of $2000 a year for 
seniors with Medicare 
Part D. And all of these 
moves are expected to 
save American taxpayers 
nearly half a trillion dollars. 
With these savings, H.R. 
3 provides dental, vision, 
and hearing benefits for 
Medicare beneficiaries, $10 
billion in additional funding 
for NIH, $10 billion for 
community health centers, 
and $10 billion to fight 
the opioid crisis. I’m 
proud to vote for this 
landmark legislation to 
help more Americans 
afford healthcare.”



Although digital technology 
has made many aspects of our 
lives much easier and more 
convenient, it has also created 
some unique challenges when 
it comes to estate planning. 
If you haven’t planned properly, 
for example, just locating and 
accessing all of your digital 
assets can be a major headache—
or even impossible—for 
your loved ones following 
your death or incapacity.
And even if your loved ones can access your digital assets, in 
some cases, doing so may violate privacy laws and/or the terms of 
service governing your accounts. You may also have some online 
assets that you don’t want your loved ones to inherit, so you’ll 
need to take measures to restrict and/or limit access to such assets.
Given the unique nature of your online property, there are a number 
of special considerations you should be aware of when including 
online property in your plan. Here are a few of the steps you should 
take to help ensure your digital assets are properly accounted for, 
managed, and passed on.

1. Make an inventory: Create a list of all your digital assets, 
along with their login and password information. Some of the 
most common digital assets include cryptocurrency, online 
financial accounts, online payment accounts like PayPal, 
websites, blogs, digital photos, email, and social media.
Store the list in a secure location, and provide your fiduciary 
(executor, trustee, or power of attorney agent) with detailed 
instructions about how to locate and access your accounts. To 
make them easier to manage, back up any cloud-based assets to a 
computer, flash drive, or other physical storage device. Review this 
list regularly to account for any new digital property you acquire. 

2. Include digital assets in your estate plan: Just like any other property 
you want to pass on, detail in your plan who you want to inherit each 
digital asset, along with your wishes for how the asset should be used 
or managed. If you have any assets you don’t want passed on, include 
instructions for how these accounts should be closed and/or deleted.
Do NOT include passwords or security keys in your planning 
documents, where they can be read by others. This is especially 
true for your will, which becomes public record upon your death. 
Instead, keep this information in a separate, secure location, and 
provide your fiduciary with instructions about how to access it. 
Consider using digital account-management services, such as 
Directive Communication Systems, to help streamline this process. 
If you have particularly complex or highly encrypted digital assets 
like cryptocurrency, consider including provisions in your plan 
allowing your fiduciary to hire an IT consultant to deal with any 
technical challenges that might come up.

3. Restrict access: Include terms in your plan detailing the level of 
access you want your fiduciary to have to your digital accounts. For 
example, do you want your fiduciary to be allowed to view your 
emails, photos, and social media posts before passing them on or 
deleting them? If there are any assets you want to limit access to, 
we can help you include the necessary provisions in your plan to 
ensure your privacy is respected.

4. Include relevant hardware: Don’t forget to include the physical 
devices—smartphones, computers, tablets—upon which your 
digital assets are stored in your plan. Having quick access to these 
devices will make it much easier for your fiduciary to manage your 
digital assets. And since the data can be transferred or deleted, you 
can even leave these devices to someone other than the individual 
who inherits the digital property stored on them.

5. Review service providers’ access-authorization functions: Some 
service providers like Google, Facebook, and Instagram allow you 
to give specific individuals access to your accounts upon your 
death. Review the terms of service for your accounts, and if these 
functions are available, use them to document who you want to 
access your accounts.

Double check that the people you named to inherit your digital 
assets using these access-authorization tools match those you’ve 
named in your estate plan. If not, the provider will likely give 
priority to the person named with its tool, not your plan.

Keep pace with technology

As technology evolves, you’ll need to adapt your estate plan to keep 
pace with the ever-changing nature of your assets. 

Dedicated to empowering your 
family, building your wealth and 
defining your legacy,

A local attorney and father, Marc 
Garlett is on a mission to help 
parents protect what they love

most. His office is located at 55 Auburn Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 
91024. Schedule an

appointment to sit down and talk about ensuring a legacy of love 
and financial security for your family by calling 626.355.4000 or 
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