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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

There are certainly a lot of things to think about at the end of the year.
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Start Your Year Right with Humane Foods

Quite a few decades have passed since my childhood days in Shanghai, China. Yet, I still have a vivid memory of the chickens in my backyard, their yellow beaks and red combs, and their many feathery shades of brown. To me, they were friends. I petted them and fed them. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
What to Consider When Naming a Guardian

Thinking about naming a guardian for a minor child means facing the unimaginable. It is the number one reason some people have no estate plan at all. Presented here are some things to consider in making this very important decision. Continued here...

Q:  My African Grey parrot is now 30-years-old. What concerns should I have as she is aging?

A: African Greys can live to be 50-years-old. As birds age, there are some common themes. Foot problems, referred to as pododermatitis, can occur secondary to poor diet, inadequate perches, and, often, obesity. This can lead to ulceration of the foot and subsequent infection. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Dr. Ken Waltzer
Financial Resolutions for 2015

Each December, people typically make resolutions that they faithfully follow until about February 1; then it’s back to business as usual. I’m hoping that my five financial resolutions have more staying power, but it’s up to you. Continued here...

I now know that it is possible for toddlers to gain speed and energy at an alarming rate. Alexa stands about two and half feet tall and has the speed in proportion to that of an Olympic sprinter. Of course, she does not necessarily run. But she has that quick toddler walk that develops before the all-out rush of energy that is sure to come. Her stamina does not appear to wear thin, but to disappear completely when she is worn out. In other words, she does not wind down, she just hits a wall. Continued here...

Thoughts From a New Father

MikeMichael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

Space Discoveries: Exploring the Next Frontier

The past several weeks have been a prime time of achievement for space exploration programs. The bigger name progress markers began this past November with the European Space Agency’s landing the Rosetta drone, the Philae lander, on the surface of a comet. Continued here...

Passing Through the Pico Neighborhood

As we say goodbye to our yesterdays of 2014 and embrace new days in this new year, the word consistency comes to my mind. Each morning as the sun comes up, you will find my neighbor Gloria Rose Jolivette, a longtime resident, hard at work sweeping and raking the beautiful leaves that have fallen from the trees and are covering the street and sidewalks. Continued here...

Neighborhood News

Clara WrightClara Wright




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