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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

Often we read stories about people getting stuck on railroad tracks.
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A Good Life Starts With Books 

In the West, those who are "born with a silver spoon in their mouth" find themselves with privileges that separate them from those who do not enjoy such advantages. This kind of seeming benefit often plays a mighty role in our lives, paving rosy paths for some while sending others tumbling down a rocky road. But, fortunately for most of us, life is not just about fairness, but experience. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Estate Planning for Your Pet

Our pets are our family. We love and care for them as children. But what if something happened to you? What would happen to your pup or kitty?

Remember when Leona Helmsley left millions of dollars to her dog? “Pet Trusts” are not just for the super rich. You can make provisions for a Pet Trust in your own Will or Living Trust. Continued here...

Q:  My recently purchased cockatiel is sneezing, has eye discharge, and he's quiet and fluffed. My veterinarian suspects Psittacosis. What can you tell me about this disease?

A: Wilshire Animal Hospital has treated mostly dogs and cats since 1932. While still treating primarily cats and dogs, I have cared for birds, rabbits, reptiles, and other non-traditional pets since 1981.  Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Dr. Ken Waltzer
Down with Dividends

Many people believe that stock dividends are a minor component of equity returns, or that dividends are for “little old ladies” and other conservative investors. Younger people and others who can afford to be aggressive should prefer stocks that pay little or no dividends, because the underlying companies tend to grow faster, causing their stock prices to rise. Continued here...

Alexa has just recently added to the snapshots that have been etched into my memory. She has not perfected two or three word sentences or the enunciation of plenty of words, yet. Her, "I love you" is more of a "wuv ooh." But, on Easter Sunday at my mother's house, she uttered, "wuv ooh, dada." She was prompted to say it, as the "wuv oohs" do not come out of nowhere. Perhaps when she says it spontaneously for the first time, it will be different. I am certainly content with the current version, for that was an exciting moment for me. Continued here...

Thoughts From a New Father

MikeMichael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

From Brazil to Outer Space: Mars Academy

As of April 2015, Mars Academy is officially off the ground. The venture begins this summer when the team will travel to Rio de Janeiro’s City of God neighborhood and bring the high-tech gadgets and cutting-edge science of NASA to the children of the city. Continued here...

Passing Through the Pico Neighborhood

Meals on Wheels West celebrated 40 years of serving the community. They deliver smiles "One Meal At a Time," said Executive Director Chris Baca at last month’s Open House and March for the Meals campaign held at their headquarters on Michigan Avenue.  Continued here...

Neighborhood News

Clara WrightClara Wright




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