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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

One of the best things about being a part of our community is that when you need help, you know whom to go to.
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Autumn Leaves... Memorable Lives

The weather in the Northeast is changing fast: A chilling wind challenges the brittle Autumn foliage to a duel, blowing with a winning whistle as the first deciduous leaves start to make their last acrobatic tumble. Clear overnight skies promise us crisp, cool air, as we store away our light wardrobe in search of a warmer one. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Preserving Your Legacy

Legacy is not just about leaving your family money or property. And, it’s not even really about death. It’s about who we are, living our lives in a way that reflects who we are and passing our life experiences and meaning we have found in life to the next generation. One way to preserve our legacy is to make an “Ethical” Will.

An Ethical Will is not a legal document that says “who gets what,” but is more like a memoir, a letter to the next generation to share your life stories, personal beliefs, hopes and advice for the future. Continued here...

Q:  My 11-year-old pug had what looks like a seizure. What do I do next?

A: Seizuring dogs are often presented to the hospital for care. Typically, the seizure has stopped by the time they arrive. Most seizures last a few minutes. During a seizure, a dog may fall on his side, paddle his feet, may urinate, defecate, salivate, and is generally not responsive to his/her name.

It is very upsetting to witness a seizure. You should not manipulate their mouth, nor should you try to keep them from "swallowing their tongue." Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

From a
Mar Vista Mom

Sarah Auerswald

From a Mar Vista Mom

Now that it’s November, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays, and Mar Vista will kick off the holiday shopping season on November 26 with the third annual Make It Mar Vista Small Business Saturday shopping event. It takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and it was created (by American Express) as the antidote to Black Friday shopping at the mall. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

I feel like I have mentioned this multiple times over the past few years, but I cannot get over how fast time goes by. And, I also still cannot believe I have been blessed with two beautiful children.

Just over the past month, I have been reminded how fast my offspring are growing. Recently, we attended a back-to-school night at my daughter Alexa’s preschool. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

Log On and Learn

Libraries, neighborhood rec centers, and community colleges have long since been a source of continuing education for young and old alike. But, what if you can’t make it out to their classes, or don’t have hours that jive with the schedule?

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