University Village Pays Tribute to Veterans

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University Village honored veterans by featuring a Veteran’s Day display of photos and uniforms from their residents who served our country in the Armed Forces.

CVL Anniversary Celebration!

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Over 120 guests celebrated at Sunland Vintage Winery, enjoying fine wines and appetizers from Deliteful, Moqueca Brazilian Restaurant, Celebrate Sweetly and Buca di Beppo. Sponsors Silver Star Mercedes-Benz, Montecito Bank & Trust and Rosemary Allison helped raise $1,500+ for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County and Conejo Compassion Coalition.

Batter Up!

Batter Up!

Well, it’s finally 2017! Taking into consideration what an uproarious year just passed, maybe we should just thank our lucky stars we made it through to a new year and leave it at that.

Snow Orthodontics’ Dr. Sharon Crowder: Spreading Smiles

Snow Orthodontics’ Dr. Sharon Crowder: Spreading Smiles

Walking into Snow Orthodontics’ Agoura Hills office reveals a smiling, friendly staff in a warm and inviting environment. The relaxing tone of Snow Orthodontics mirrors lead orthodontist Dr. Sharon Crowder herself, whose caring and confident demeanor puts patients instantly at ease. And it doesn’t take long to note that Dr. Crowder’s genuine kindness extends beyond the office to the community in which she lives and interacts with many of her patients.

BodyRestoration Chiropractic Takes a Holistic Approach to Wellness

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Good health is widely recognized as one of your most valuable assets. While insurance is helpful when things go wrong, it’s the healthy choices you make every day that help prevent and reduce the risk of disease. Protecting your health starts with proactive wellness care that includes regular exercise, a natural foods-based diet and physical care to protect the neuromusculoskeletal system.

Autumn Memories of Pennsylvania

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While I have lived most of the past 40 years in Southern California, I grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania. When October rolls around each year, something within my Pennsylvania “Philly Boy” DNA stirs and I climb onto a plane and fly home again so I can enjoy the explosion of color, bright crisp weather and traditions that Autumn in the eastern U.S. has to offer.

Conejo Seniors Volunteer to Connect & Care

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Becky Degn was frustrated—she wanted to give back to the community but had found several volunteer organizations to be “disorganized and chaotic.” Then she met Rick Tanaka, director of the Conejo Senior Volunteer Program, who “cut out all the frustration” for her.

January 2017 Around Town

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My Health Studio in Westlake Village proudly hosted the U.S. Marines and their Christmas season Toys for Tots drive, collecting toys for area children in need. In line with its commitment to the community, My Health Studio takes an active part in area charities and enjoys helping good causes, such as empowering individuals to shape up for good. Taking a simple, balanced approach to fitness, My Health Studio aims to help members reach their fitness goals and promises to change your view of fitness. Check out their $38 unlimited group dance and fitness classes, designed to motivate and encourage physical fitness. Call 818.889.3737 or visit

2nd Annual Wine Celebration

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On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the Malibu Coast Vintners and Grape Growers Alliance held their annual event at the beautiful Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. Attendees met many of the winery owners and sampled Malibu AVA wines from 25 wineries. Enjoy our community’s “backyard wine country” in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Expert Advice for Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Divorce

Expert Advice for Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Divorce

When divorce is imminent, expert help can ensure the best possible outcome. Obtaining advice and guidance from a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® can assist in navigating the often overwhelming divorce process.

Financial Health Adds to Peace of Mind

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Financial health is a key part of complete wellness, so putting your estate in order is essential for true peace of mind. One often overlooked aspect of a balanced estate is appointing a trustee to take care of your affairs in case you ever need them to. Undoubtedly, when it comes to picking the right fiduciary/trustee, it’s important to get it right.

Lighten Up & Lose Inches with Westlake Body Contouring

Lighten Up & Lose Inches with Westlake Body Contouring

What better way to learn about a service than trying it out firsthand? That’s what I thought when I agreed to Dr. Dianne Lalena Sandberg’s suggestion to experience a session before writing about Westlake Body Contouring.

Power in Numbers:

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If fitness tops your list of priorities for the New Year, consider teaming up with others to boost your resolve to get and stay in shape.
Offering 116 group workout classes per week, the Bay Club in Thousand Oaks is known for creating an atmosphere where members reach their fitness goals through motivation and encouragement from their peers.

“Laughter is the Best Medicine”

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Sometimes in our lives we forget that we have our own healing powers. If we can all remember to take life a little easier every day, we can utilize these healing powers. Try using your laughter as vitamins like some of us take our prescribed medicines.

Excel with EXCEL

Excel with EXCEL

Most people dream in color. Some dream in black and white. I dream in spreadsheets…
I use spreadsheets all the time. Why do something by hand that a computer can do quicker, more accurately and allow you to vary the inputs to see the effect on the results?

Honoring Our Health & Wellness Contributors  

Honoring Our Health & Wellness Contributors  

We at Conejo Valley Lifestyle Magazine send out a special thank you to our health and wellness providers who are dedicated to increasing well-being in our community. Thank you for your service and support! We salute you!