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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

Sometimes when you’re planning to have company, it’s easier to have your meal catered, rather than cooking it yourself.
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Island Dreams on a Summer's Day

Strange but true, I spent nearly 30 years and traveled tens of thousands of miles on two continents before I ever set foot on an island. For many years of my life, I knew it only as a word, a term existing in books and in dictionaries. Island: a piece of land that is completely surrounded by water. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Estate Planning for Young Adults  

With no dependents and minimal assets, young adults in their 20s aren’t thinking about estate planning. But the unthinkable can happen, leaving parents and family with the job of emptying out an apartment, tracking down accounts and sorting out debts, all while dealing with a tragedy. Continued here...

Q:  What Are the Most Common Household Poisonings Found in Pets?

A: The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center reported on the incidence of common pet poisonings based on nearly 200,000 case reports. NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be extremely toxic to pets when ingested. Common ones include ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin. They can cause GI bleeding and ulceration, as well as liver and kidney failure Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

From a
Mar Vista Mom

Sarah Auerswald

From a Mar Vista Mom

Happy August! Even though it’s the middle of summer, it’s actually Back to School time for most kids in Mar Vista, since LAUSD starts on August 16 this year. There are two priorities for most families in the first two weeks of August: shopping for school supplies, school clothes and uniforms, or grabbing the last bits of fun before their kids hit the books again. Continued here...

It goes without saying that when you have a two- month-old baby and an almost three- year-old child, you have children at different points in their learning.

Of course at two months old, Jake does not have much of an idea what he is doing. That is because he does not do a whole lot. Somebody asked me a question about his habits when he was less than a week old. I told them I did not know because I did not know Jake very well at that point.Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

What3words Tackles the Worldwide "Where Art Thou?"

To have an identity, to have a name, is a sure sign of existence. Humans are given names that are packed full of meaning and memory so far as to become shorthand for an entire conscious being. Computer files are given names to enable their long-term storage. Continued here...




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