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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

Often I think about how people become a part of their communities.
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Grow a Plant...Raise A Child

Have you ever grown a plant from a seed? It’s quite a learning experience,testing both your patience and devotion. When the earth thaws here in the Northeast, I prepare little nursery pots on my kitchen counter and sprinkle them with the seeds of my favorite flowers and vegetables from the year before. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Legally Prepared for College

This summer, you may be preparing your child to leave for college. You will be busy with moving logistics, connecting with roommates, and shopping for dorm room bedding and furnishings. These are the rites of passage as your child steps into adulthood. And, with adulthood come the legal rights and responsibilities of a newly minted 18-year old. Continued here...

Q:  With the summer travel season in full bloom, what travel tips do you have for traveling with your dog?

A: Most states require a health certificate from your veterinarian within ten or thirty days of travel. Check with your veterinarian early so that the state of destination can be contacted to determine the requirements. Make sure your pet is healthy enough to travel;sometimes it's better to leave them behind if the stress of travel could exacerbate pre-existing conditions. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Dr. Ken Waltzer
Where Should You Invest Now?

Stocks are hitting new highs almost every day. Bonds are yielding nearly nothing: 10-year U.S. Treasuries will earn you only 2.6%, barely above inflation. Bank CDs? About 1% on a 1-year, 2% on a 5-year. Money markets yield well under 1%. Continued here...

The other day Alexa got up and walked away from me. She is not even 11-months-old and she has learned to walk away from me on her own without any encouragement. She cautiously pulled herself to a standing position, using me as leverage, turned her little back and walked away. Being that she is not the most skilled at this process, she only made it about five steps before assuming her seated position. This new occasion has now contributed to the ever growing library of snapshots that she has emblazoned in my brain. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Father

Mike and AlexaMichael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

When “Subscribe” Means “Philanthropy”

You don’t have to have lived in medieval Italy in order to be a patron of the arts! Thanks to the internet and crowdfunding, creators of all sorts are finding backing for their projects. Continued here...

Passing Through the Pico Neighborhood

Our new Santa Monica library is located at the Virginia Park campus on Pico Bl. between 21st St. and Clover-field Blvd. Branch manager Cecilia Tovar welcomes all to the grand opening on June 28 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The words, Be excited! Be Prepared! greet those entering the 8300 sq. ft. facility with a wonderful selection of new books, new equipment, and so much more. Continued here...

Neighborhood News

Clara WrightClara Wright




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