Palisades Library Provides a Free Technology Expert: Local Paid Help also Available 

The Pacific Palisades Branch Library has hired Chris Miehl to help answer technology questions from patrons three days a week at the library on 861 Alma Real. His regular hours are Monday, noon to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, noon to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’s no charge.

To make an appointment with Miehl, call (310) 459-2754, or just stop by during his regular hours. He can help with questions concerning cell phones, laptops and tablets, and can help you navigate library e-media applications (like Libby and OverDrive).

Miehl received his bachelor’s degree in music studies at UC Santa Barbara and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in library and information science at UCLA.

“The Pacific Palisades Library Association (known as the Friends) helps fund initiatives such as the tech guru thanks to the generous support of its members,” said Laura Schneider, president.


Paid Technology Help:

If a resident cannot make it to the library, there are two additional local sources for home technology help.

Marie Tran


Marie Tran, a long-time Pacific Palisades resident, is the president of the Palisades Rotary and received the 2020-21 Rotarian of the Year Award.

As owner of Marie’s Mac & PC Outcall, Marie provides 24/7 computer and smartphone support to the Pacific Palisades community, both in-person and online. Besides functioning as an expert computer consultant, Marie is a FCC ham radio licensee KM6FEE and is a member of Pali-Net  (Pacific Palisades  Amateur Radio Club) which meets weekly on the air to practice emergency communications.

Tran will provide consultation on best hard/software for your needs and set up & configuring your system and applications. She will help set up a computer, and provide expertise with email, MS Office, Quicken, iWorks, Social Media Apps,  Networking, File Sharing, Data Backup, iPhone/SmartPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Digital Camera, Scanner, DVD Burning. Call (310) 262-5652.

Ramis Sadrieh


Ramis Sadrieh is a former Mr. Palisades with a master’s degree in business from Pepperdine and the founder of Technology For You! He works to help Palisadians with technology problems of all types, including iPads, iPhones, Macs, PCs, surround sound, home theaters and wireless systems. He serves on the executive board of the Pacific Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA) and has been a past president of that all volunteer organization.  He also served on the executive board of the Palisades Chamber of Commerce, when it was in existence, heading several committees, such as the annual Chamber of Commerce Polo Tournament. Call (310) 597-5984 or email

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One Response to Palisades Library Provides a Free Technology Expert: Local Paid Help also Available 

  1. M says:

    Two very good professional “tech”guru(s)….honest, reliable, reasonably priced, qualified.
    Best of luck to both of them.

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