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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

As holidays approach, we think of special gifts to give to our friends and family.
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For This and Every Thanksgiving, Give Thanks For Your Family

A family is not really an organism, and yet it acts like one. It doesn't contain cells but is made of many small pieces, can grow, or be injured, and is quite capable of regenerating. Though not part of the biological lexicon, it is very much a living thing. No matter where it exists and how it grows over time, the family is the nucleus of our lives. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Protecting Your Inheritance

I’ve read an exciting statistic anticipating that at least 2/3 of Baby Boomer (those born between 1946 and 1964) house-holds are likely to receive some inheritance during their lifetime. The wealthier the Baby Boomer already is, the greater the amount of the expected inheritance. But an inheritance received by a less wealthy Baby Boomer is more likely to have a significant financial impact. Continued here...

From a Mar Vista Mom

Welcome to November. Make It Mar Vista is coming up on November 28 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. This community festival will be fun for everyone as the Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce kicks off holiday shopping season on Small Business Saturday. There will be a bike parade and a parking-protected bike lane, a shopping passport game, live entertainment, interactive art projects, and a free shuttle to take people up and down the Venice Blvd. Continued here...

West L.A.

By Sarah Auerswald

Money Matters

Dr. Ken Waltzer
Investors Have Short Memories

As I write this in mid-October, the global stock market correction is about two months old. It’s possible that it’s already over, that we’ve seen the lows and the path of least resistance for stock prices is up. But, it’s also possible that there’s more pain to come. Either way, we’ve seen nothing unusual in the market’s recent behavior. Continued here...

The other day when I was thinking about Alexa, I referred to her in my head as a "little kid." She is only 26- months-old and has a way to go before she is not considered a toddler anymore.

But, just within the past month, it seems like her words and sayings and observations are really maturing. It is almost like living with a new little person every week because we have no idea what is going to come out of her mouth. Continued here...

Thoughts From a First-Time Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

From Plastic to Pellet: Mealworm Technology

Plastic is easily one of the greatest inventions of the past hundred years. It’s used for things as simple as holding last night’s leftovers, and as complex as aiding in cellular-level medication delivery. However, useful as it may be, it’s incontestable that humanity certainly has a lot of it now. Continued here...

Q:  Learning More About Birds:

What are some unique aspects of bird anatomy and physiology?

• Birds have many unique features compared to mammals. I have listed some below:

• Birds have voluntary control of their pupils due to the striated muscle in their iris.

• Birds do not have a diaphragm.
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and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac




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