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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

There has been a lot of talk about making a difference in our communities.
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Waters of Life, Oceans of Eternity

From the lonely darkness of space, Earth proudly broadcasts to the universe the rich hues of green, white, and most especially, blue...an alluring, azure reflection of her bountiful water, the cradle of all life on our planet. Whether animals or plants, fish or humans, we all depend on it, salt or plain. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Family Feud - Not Just a TV Game Show

We all remember the TV game show, “Family Feud.” It was all in good fun. Not so the family feuds in real life following the death of a parent. Here are three of the most common reasons for a family to fight over a parent’s estate. Continued here...

Why Canaries in Coal Mines?

Q:  I am curious about the history of the “Canary in the coal mine.” Why were birds used in coal mines?

A: Birds have a unique respiratory system. Their lungs efficiently extract oxygen from air. Birds do not have a diaphragm and their lungs are essentially immobile. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Joshua Bradburn

How to Protect Your Portfolio Against Market Volatility

The New Year has brought along an uncharted economic environment—a new Congress coupled with a rising interest rate environment positions us for what could potentially be a roller coaster year. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

Watching Alexa grow right before our eyes has been exciting and fascinating by itself. Adding Jake to the equation has added a whole new dimension. Jake is now nine months old, and it is easy to tell what he is learning.

One thing he appears to have learned is what toys Alexa favors most. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

Science Takes a Stand

Science is at the very foundation of society. Without science, there would be no technology for the day-to-day operations of humanity, from driving a car to the grocery store, to watching television (or Netflix) with family, to planning a weekend out camping with friends via text. Continued here...

From a Mar Vista Mom

Spring is bringing some changes to Mar Vista streets, and underneath them, too. We’re getting new crosswalks at several points on Venice Blvd. as part of the Great Streets Initiative, proposed by Mayor Eric Garcetti and our very own City Councilman Mike Bonin. Mar Vista’s Great Street runs on Venice between Inglewood and Beethoven, and the new crosswalks are intended to help make it a safer place to walk. Continued here...

From a
Mar Vista Mom

Sarah Auerswald





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