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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

This is the time of year when many dedicated people are recognized for the work they do for their community.
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My Life Touched by That Magical Yellow...

I grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution when school children's first and most important color was red: Red national flags and revolutionary slogans, red Mao quotation books and red kerchiefs around our necks. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Prince’s Squandered Legacy 

By now it’s old news that rock star Prince died without a will. Prince is not the first famous or wealthy person to die without a will. But, his death is a reminder, once again, of the importance of creating an estate plan.

Prince was a shrewd businessman who went to great lengths to protect his music rights. But, his focus on protecting his legacy appears to have been only for himself, during his lifetime. Continued here...

Problems in Chicken Flocks
 What are the most common problems associated with a backyard flock of chickens?

A: I see many chickens, as they have become very popular for people who want to have their own eggs. Some of the problems are preventable and some are not.  

One of the biggest preventable problems that I see is Marek's Disease. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

From a
Mar Vista Mom

Sarah Auerswald

From a Mar Vista Mom

LAUSD Summer vacation begins this month, so families are always looking for activities, besides heading to Venice Beach or Santa Monica, to enjoy the sand and waves. Here’s a small sample of all there is to do: Mar Vista Recreation Center and Park hosts its annual summer day camp for kids of all ages, so check out their website for more information. Continued here...

Early in the afternoon on May 10, I met somebody I feel like I have been waiting my whole life to meet. Our son Jake was born, and now Alexa has a new playmate. Our new 8 lb. 5 oz. bundle of fun has a full head of hair, just like his sister, and bears a striking resemblance to her.

For months, we had been trying to prep Alexa, and ourselves for that matter, that she would have a little brother and that there would inevitably be changes in our routine. Continued here...

Thoughts From a First-Time Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

The Robot Will See You Now: STAR and the Future of Automatized Medicine

The futuristic films of today, from the Hunger Games quartet to Prometheus to pretty much any sci-fi movie coming out this year, are chock-full of advanced medical treatment featuring instantaneous cures and omnipotent healing devices. Continued here...




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