I am a native Californian- born (in Burbank, a suburb of Los Angeles, at a hospital right across the street from the Walt Disney Studios), raised (in North Hollywood, Studio City, and Van Nuys, all in the San Fernando Valley north of LA), and educated (at Berkeley and Caltech). I have only lived outside the state once, for 11 years when I taught at Arizona State University in Tempe (a suburb of Phoenix). I moved back to California after I left ASU in May 1991. Today, I live near the ocean in La Jolla, California, a suburb of San Diego. The offices of my company, Malin Space Science Systems, are nearby.