NEWS
December 01, 2021

By Christian Cordoba, CFP

For more than a decade, qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) have been a staple of tax-efficient philanthropy for seniors. The current rules are better than ever, thanks to a quirk in tax law, but that tax law opportunity vanishes in January 2022.

Acting this year can be a savvy strategy. Here’s the story:

Financial Health
December
November 15, 2021

For 50 years they’ve been watching over vulnerable seniors and attracting national recognition for their tender care. 

Written by Diane Krieger  |  Photographed by Micheal Neveux

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

(Photo: L to R: Seated - Jeremiah Hargrave, Mei Tsai, Erin Fiorito, Tracey Mullan, Heather Shay. Standing - Leah Romine, Sarah Tahajian, Carrie Kikuno, Steven Thompson, Tammy Ginder, Chris Bacon, Rachel Cho, Candace Millek, Sue Sions, Bret Barrett, Raymond Rubio.

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner

Olga Farah grew increasingly frustrated. She needed to find a place that would vaccinate her adult son, Alex. But Alex has severe developmental disabilities and the mental capacity of an infant. He simply could not keep a mask on. Every vaccine site Farah contacted refused to take someone without a mask.

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Logistics keep Torrance Memorial set to save lives—today and every day.

Written by John Ferrari  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

When a nurse becomes the patient

Written by Diane Krieger

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Dr. Thomas Simko retires after 40 years helping Torrance Memorial grow

Written by John Ferrari  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Postponed screenings due to COVID-19 are causing an increase in late-stage diagnoses and preventable deaths.

Written by Lisa Buffington

When it comes to cancer, prevention and early detection through routine screenings are key to saving lives—and Torrance Memorial Medical Center offers the full range of available cancer screenings.

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Partnership allows for expanded access to subspecialty cancer care, clinical trials and specialized procedures offered close to home.

Written by Lisa Buffington

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Written by John Ferrari

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

George and Diana Brandt line up their good works with kindness, consistency and generosity for their community

Written by Melissa Bean Sterzick  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Written by Laura Roe Stevens

Some rare people spend their entire lives giving to others and exemplify what it means to be of service. Judith (Judy) Sipes is one of those people.

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

written by Stephen Connors, CFP®

Within a provision contained in the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act, rules determining how inherited retirement account money is to be taxed were changed. This became effective January 1, 2020, impacting any IRA owners who passed away after December 31, 2019.

Blog
November
November 15, 2021

New El Segundo medical complex to bring Torrance Memorial primary, specialty and urgent care to families in surrounding communities.

Patrons Magazine
November
July 19, 2021

In the coming years trillions of dollars will be passed from one generation to the next. Many families will potentially be divided because of issues revolving around money, such as choosing someone to care for financial or healthcare decisions, problems when physical and mental capacity declines and legal issues arising between family members.

Financial Health
July
May 25, 2021

Written by Laura Roe Stevens

Angela Park Sheldon is someone who seems to have it all—minus the anxiety most successful achievers live with. Words used to describe Sheldon, who is a managing partner and wealth advisor for Tortuga Wealth Management, include business leader, adventure-seeker, traveler, mom, wife, philanthropist and “a happy camper with a keen sense of humor.” This last comment resonates with Sheldon, who strives daily to live without regrets.

Patrons Magazine
May
May 25, 2021

Beneficiary designations are required for all types of IRAs, 401(k), 403(b), 457(b), profit sharing, defined benefit, annuities and life insurance (all referenced as IRA for this article). Beneficiary designations are separate from and take precedence over the instructions in your will or trust. This allows for direct transfer to your named beneficiaries after you are gone.

Financial Health
May
May 25, 2021

Carol Wharton donates through her IRA in appreciation for her care.

Financial Health
May
May 25, 2021

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner | Photographed by Vincent Rios

Melody Lomboy-Lowe and Thomas Lowe, MD, understand cancer from both sides. Melody overcame childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, having undergone treatment from ages six to nine. Dr. Lowe, a specialist in hematology and oncology with the Torrance Memorial Physician Network, practices at the Hunt Cancer Center. In fact, he chose his specialty as a result of his wife’s experience.

Patrons Magazine
May
May 25, 2021

Written by Diane Krieger | Photographed by Michael Neveux

To Sam Sheth, Torrance Memorial is no ordinary hospital. It’s where he drew his first breath. Both he and his brother, George, were born in the original building on Engracia Avenue—delivered by the esteemed Charles Nemeth, MD, a Torrance Memorial icon who passed away in 2013.

Blog
May
May 25, 2021

Written by Michelle Abt

Blog
May
May 25, 2021

Torrance Memorial’s Lundquist Neurosciences Institute in partnership with Cedars-Sinai offers world-class neurological services, right here in the South Bay community. Expert neurologists and subspecialists, state-of-the-art technology, precision medicine and access to the latest clinical trials mean patients receive a full spectrum of care for all types of neurological conditions.

Blog
May
May 25, 2021

Written By Lisa Buffington

Blog
May
May 25, 2021

Hospice chaplain Tenzin Kiyosaki helps patients appreciate their lives while finding satisfaction in her own.

Blog
May
May 25, 2021

Torrance Memorial RCPs adapt to the "new normal" of COVID-19.

Blog
May
May 25, 2021

Advocating for emotional wellness comes naturally to Morris (Moe) Gelbart, PhD. You could say the new director of behavioral health at Torrance Memorial Medical Center was bred for the job.

Blog
May