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From the Computer Lab

by Kathy Winkenwerder

Make a Photo Book
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make a digital photo book so you can preserve memories of a vacation, a special event, or to give as a gift, here’s your chance. Elizabeth Walker, a new instructor in the computer lab, has been doing scrapbooking for more than twenty years. She began by making physical scrapbooks, and later when there was more material on the web, she went online to get graphic elements for her scrapbooks. Then finally, she started making digital scrapbooks using photo book services on the web.
In the Beautiful Photo Book class, she will take you step by step through the process of uploading your photos to an online photo book site, choosing a book size, inserting your photos into a template, selecting fonts and embellishments, then sharing your photo book either online or with a physical copy.

Make a Video
Home movies (videos) have come a long way from the old camcorder days. Buying that camera was expensive and often not easy to learn to use. You also had to take your film somewhere to get it processed. Now if you have an Android or iPhone smartphone, you can make videos without buying any
extra equipment. You don’t have to remember where the video camera is because it’s in your smartphone, which is nearly always with you. And, of course, you can see instantly what your picture looks like.
In the Smartphone Video Basics class, taught by Perla Gutierrez, you’ll learn how to build on the skills you learned by taking photos with your phone. Planning your video will include everything from something simple, like selecting the focus of a video, to something more thoughtful, like preparing a script. Recording voices, adding music, editing your video, and - most
important of all - sharing your video will also be covered. And if you’re embarrassed because you don’t know how to take a selfie, you’ll learn how to do that too.

Software updates on computer lab computers
Many of you have asked for it, and now, at last, Office 2016 is on both Windows and Mac computers.
Students in this term’s Excel class will be using the new software version. Students in Mac classes will see that High Sierra, the most recent Mac operating system, is now on computer lab Macs.

It's the Law - You'd Better Believe It!

by Jim Worsham

If going to an attorney always causes you to clench your teeth with rage, glare at the second hand on your watch with every pause in the conversation, or grab your wallet before that final handshake––this class is for you! Gene E. Goldman, a recently retired Long Beach attorney with fifty-four years of experience, will now focus on his real passion for the law, namely teaching about it in his new class,
It’s the Law - You Better Believe It!

Gene’s class will demystify the most common legal predicaments from the viewpoint of both the plaintiff and the defendant. No specific legal advice will be given, but you will learn the jargon and explore the inner workings of real estate law, the criminal justice system, business law, civil procedure, legal ethics, and alternative dispute resolution. He has practiced in all of the areas he presents and has even taught college-level courses in most of them. His special emphasis on real estate law will interest almost everyone.
You should know that Gene is a proud graduate of the USC School of Law, but his Long Beach roots are especially important to him too. He was born and raised in Long Beach and graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School, where he ran on the track team. His long-time interest in competitive running inspired him to become instrumental in reviving and reorganizing the defunct Long Beach Marathon in 1998. He eventually served as Board Chair of the event that is now the third largest spectator event in Long Beach.
Gene has been married to Roberta, a retired teacher, for sixty years. Two of his three adult children are also teachers. After practicing and teaching law for more than five decades, Gene now has time to enjoy walking, reading, and bragging about his seven grandchildren.