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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

It seems that after Christmas, Halloween is the holiday that inspires us to decorate our homes and offices.
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Parenting: Understanding Growing Pains

Babies come into this world everyday; at home, in a hospital, on a train, or even in an alley. In spite of the varied lives into which they're born, their first reaction to the world is largely predictable: They inhale their first breath of our earthly air and then start to cry, some more loudly than others, the only innate way they know how to announce their arrival. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Revocable Transfer on Death Deed

The Revocable Transfer on Death Deed (“TOD Deed”) is a new kind of deed, introduced this year in 2016, that may be a good option for estate planning in certain limited circumstances. It is not without some risk and controversy.

Very simply, the TOD Deed is signed and recorded during your lifetime, but does not become effective until your death. Nothing is transferred and nobody gains any rights to the property until you die. Continued here...

Q:  Can Dogs and Cats Get Anaphylactic Reactions? There’s been a lot of discussion in the news about human anaphylaxis and the EpiPen. Do dogs and cats get anaphylactic reactions and do they use an EpiPen?

A: es, dogs and cats can have anaphylactic reactions. Anaphylactic reactions are a serious allergic reaction. Signs can range from facial swelling to hives, itching, vomiting and diarrhea, or shortness of breath. The most common reactions that we see are related to insect bites, primarily bee stings, and vaccine reactions. Most reactions are not life threatening. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

From a
Mar Vista Mom

Sarah Auerswald

From a Mar Vista Mom

The Mar Vista Fall Festival is coming up on October 22 at Mar Vista Park, and it’s always great fun for the whole family. There are games and bouncy castles for the kids, a silent auction to raise much-needed money for park facilities, live entertainment, and of course, great food, too.

The Festival is also a time for local businesses and community groups to set up shop, and it’s a great chance to interact with them. Continued here...

Well, it is back-to-school time. Except it is different for us this time. Starting this year, Alexa will spend three hours a day, three times a week at her preschool, by herself. She will make new friends and enjoy the plenty of friends in her class that she made the year before.

Alexa liked going to school and never complained about having to go. But, if my school consisted mostly of playing and snacks and an inclusive story time, I would have never complained either. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

Nye and Netflix Save the World

Childhood champion of science, Bill Nye the Science Guy, is making a return to the TV screen. With a whole host of former viewers now grown to adult age and fully equipped with unabated ‘90’s enthusiasm for “Bill! Bill! Bill!” and now paying their own bill for Netflix, the science superstar is teaming up with the entertainment behemoth to launch an experimental talk show. Continued here...




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