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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

Maybe your life has been going smoothly, but you believe in balance.
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College Advice: Is a Choice School Always the Best Choice?

Choice has very much become part of our birth-right these days, from what we eat, wear, and do, to where we live, receive our educations, and work. In some ways, the more affluent and ambitious we are, the more choices we tend to face in life. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Harper Lee’s Will to Remain Private

Harper Lee, author of the all-time best-selling book To Kill a Mockingbird and the recently published, Go Set a Watchman, was famous for guarding her privacy. An Alabama Court has agreed to extend that privacy to Harper Lee’s estate by ordering that her will be “sealed,” not available for public viewing. Continued here...

Are Poodles Good Pets?
 I am thinking about adopting an eight-year-old miniature poodle from a poodle rescue. What health issues do poodles have?

A: Poodles are great pets and are good companions, too. Every breed has unique medical issues. Poodles can have deficiencies in certain clotting factors that can lead to abnormal bleeding. This is not very common. Older poodles can have changes to their heart valves that can ultimately lead to heart failure. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

From a
Mar Vista Mom

Sarah Auerswald

From a Mar Vista Mom

Spring has sprung in Mar Vista, and it’s been very busy! Congress member Karen Bass came to Mar Vista for her Congressional Conversation series and held a Town Hall meeting at the Mar Vista Recreation Center. Over 150 constituents attended, and all appreciated being able to have their voices heard. Continued here...

Although Alexa will not be three- years-old until July, there are things she does and likes to do that make me wonder if these are glimpses of what her future self will enjoy.

For example, just recently we were at a wedding and for the amount of time we were there, Alexa danced more than anybody else in attendance. Whether it was with her three-year-old friend (who asked me very politely if he could dance with Alexa), with some older people she had never seen before, or by herself, she seems to enjoy dancing very much. Continued here...

Thoughts From a First-Time Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

Quantum: A Discrete Overview

“Quantum” is a word that gets thrown around with astounding frequency in conversation in Santa Monica and the general Westside. Its liberal–and, unfortunately, often incorrect usage–can make it hard to figure out what’s really going on with this hype-cloaked buzzword. Continued here...




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