Talented artists from area theatre companies turned out to sing Rodgers and Hammerstein show tunes at Cabrillo Music Theatre’s Open Mic Night at Bogie’s Bar at the Westlake Village Inn.
Well here we are with our second issue of Conejo Valley Lifestyle. Wow!
As anyone who has ever started a business can tell you, the experience of starting from “ground zero” and getting sales and editorial completed for the first issue, then to our graphics team and then to the printer was a combination of joy and terror. Very little else in between those two extremes. However, since the response to our premier issue from readers and businesses in our community was very gratifying, it has all been worth it. Many thanks to everyone, from our Lifestyle Publications team to our advertisers, who helped us through the experience.
Through programs like Kabrillo Kids, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s Beyond the Footlights outreach programs serve hundreds of semi or completely immobile senior citizens by bringing entertainment onsite to seniors at 14 senior living organizations whose health issues make it difficult for them to attend stage productions.
Maintaining health and well-being requires attention to three key areas: nutrition, emotions and the nervous system. Assessing and addressing this health triad leads to complete, long-lasting health, says Alan Duben, D.C., who focuses on treating the whole person at his Westlake Village practice, Duben Chiropractic & Kinesiology.
During a recent 12-hour drive, I was able to spend the better part of a day listening to one of my very favorite voices. Tom Brokaw narrated his book, The Time of Our Lives, as I drove my boys through several states as we made our way to our vacation destination. My boys were plugged into their gizmos, and it felt like Mr. Brokaw was sitting next to me. What a great way to spend a day! More than anything, the book’s subtitle appealed to the former history teacher in me: A Conversation about America: Who We Are, Where We’ve Been, and Where We Need to Go Now, to Recapture the American Dream.
Get your tickets now for Cabrillo Music Theatre’s upcoming show, Damn Yankees, opening October 16. Dedicating its 22nd season to the community, Cabrillo Music Theatre promises a night of laughter and fun with the long-awaited return of Damn Yankees. Last performed by Cabrillo Music Theatre in 1996, Damn Yankees 2015 performance features music by Richard Adler and lyrics by Jerry Ross to tell the story of Joe Boyd, a middle-aged baseball fanatic who trades his soul to the devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. Based on the book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop, Damn Yankees’ colorful characters, smashing dance numbers and songs, including “Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets),” “You Gotta Have Heart” and “Those Were the Good Old Days,” are sure to entertain young and old alike. For tickets and information, please call the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office at 805.449.2787.
First off, let me say that while I’m not a restaurant writer or critic, I am a fairly good amateur chef, sometimes making me a bit of a pain to restaurants, because I expect fine dining establishments to prepare and present something better than I can do on my own. Is that fair? I think so, especially when the average check is usually $100 or more, not including the wine.
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
Paul Griffin’s love for airplanes and his tenacious nature brings Amelia Earhart among others, to mind.
The 28-year-old was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at age 12. Prior to that, some teachers and others he interacted with, including a summer camp counselor, had given up on him, labelling him “mentally challenged” or “uncooperative.”
If you enjoy fine wine and the hospitality that usually accompanies winery visits…or just sourcing local wineries, then you need look no further than a pleasant drive down Kanan Road into Malibu wine country. Before I go any further, let me say you can find great wine even closer to home at the Sunland Vintage Winery tasting room on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks and enjoy the wines and hospitality offered by Mike and Debbie Giovinazzo.
Sixteen-year-old Ariana Greenidge enjoyed the break from the rigors of high school this summer, but it wasn’t all sun and fun for this inspired young woman. In pursuit of her Girl Scout Gold Award, Ariana spent a good part of her time off this summer tackling a big issue and coming up with a lasting solution.