Thinessence Celebrates Grand Opening in Westlake

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The revolutionary wellness center Thinessence incorporates hypnotherapy, nutritional guidance, one-on-one coaching and state-of-the-art equipment to encourage, educate, and empower clients with the resources to achieve a peak level of mental, physical and emotional wellness.

Networking with Synergy

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The ultimate in good cheer and networking with Synergy, a Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Networking group. The well-attended event provides opportunities to meet other business leaders in a casual, relaxed setting.

June 2017 Around Town

Come support the Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families at the 24th Annual Casa Pacifica Wine & Food Festival in Camarillo. Taking place Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 5 p.m., at CSU Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, in Camarillo, the event includes samplings from restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers, bakeries, specialty shops, coffee and tea vendors, among others from Northern California to the Conejo Valley, as well as continuous entertainment throughout the day and a large silent auction. All proceeds benefit Casa Pacifica, the largest nonprofit provider of children’s mental health services in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, whose mission is to provide hope and help to abused, neglected or at-risk children. Last year, the Festival netted over $450,000. For tickets, visit

Aroha Restaurant New Zealand Cuisine Wine & Food Pairing 

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Guests enjoyed perfectly matched New Zealand wine and cuisine at Aroha Restaurant in Westlake Village.
Chef Gwithyen Thomas served up Old Coach Road Chardonnay, Maimai Syrah, Forest Pinot Noir and Sweet Agnes Reisling paired with flown-in fresh house specialties like Cerena New Zealand Venison Rack with honey, blackberries and parsnips.

Happy Father’s Day!

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December of 2016 was my father, Harold Malkin’s, Centennial. Since we timed our June Men’s Issue to coincide with Father’s Day, I thought I would take this opportunity to briefly celebrate his life.
Reflecting on who he was in terms of measured achievement and what he “coulda, shoulda” been in some ways by using career, status and money as a measuring stick, he came up a bit short of his dream. He loved sports but he could not go to college and study journalism and become a sports writer. By today’s standards, his family was working class and his opportunities were limited by the Great Depression and WWII. He compromised his goals and talent after that to make a living and raise a family. However, I believe in looking at his life as a generational continuum. He now has grandchildren who have collectively succeeded as adults in their careers and families above and beyond the level to which he aspired. There are also three great granddaughters (and maybe a couple more kids if we’re lucky) who are as smart as they are beautiful. Who knows what mountains they will eventually climb?

The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match

Your wedding day is the beginning of your new life and every couple deserves this experience to be perfect. On February 25, 2017, a memory to last a lifetime took place for a local couple here at North Ranch Country Club.
Los Angeles Firefighter Jack Albert and Children’s Hospital Child Life Specialist Brittany Kramer first met through mutual friends during their freshman year of high school. As their relationship blossomed into true love, this match made in Heaven grew from a teenage crush to husband and wife before our eyes!

Pursuing Passion: 3 Men Share their Stories of Success

Pursuing Passion: 3 Men Share their Stories of Success

Lucky for us, Conejo Valley is bursting with talented, capable leaders, modeling success in business and emphasizing the importance of serving others. Here, we profile three outstanding entrepreneurs, who share their experiences and advice for living a life full of meaning and joy. While their paths are varied, ranging from a realtor/Rotarian to a chef/entrepreneur and a luxury car sales manager/humanitarian, the underlying importance of being passionate about what you do is key to unlocking the secret of success in each of their journeys.

Protect Your Assets with Estate Planning Attorney Joe Engle

Protect Your Assets with Estate Planning Attorney Joe Engle

You’ve worked hard to create a wonderful life for you and your family. But have you ever wondered what would happen to your family, home and other assets if tragedy should strike? While death and medical emergencies are subjects most people would rather not contemplate, the fact remains that unfortunate unexpected events can happen. The smart and savvy among us know the importance of being prepared for anything life (or death) may deliver. Here, estate planning attorney Joe Engle shares how you can protect your family and preserve your assets under any circumstances with a little foresight and planning.

Achieve Optimal Wellness at Thinessence

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Set in the serene landscape of the Water Court, Thinessence is a revolutionary Wellness Center dedicated to delivering the most innovative and enjoyable approach to health. From the moment you walk into our beautifully designed center, we want you to feel welcome. Our goal is to encourage, educate and empower each client with the resources to achieve a peak level of mental, physical and emotional wellness.

Lauding Leaders

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For 50+ years, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has honored individuals and organizations that better the Conejo Valley.
“The winners embrace everything that defines the Conejo Valley: they are collaborative, innovative, superbly talented individuals, who carry great brand names with pride and a strategic vision for the future,” says Chamber President and CEO, Jill Lederer. “All have made an indelible mark in the best possible ways. We thank them.”

Mercedes-Benz Metris

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The name Mercedes-Benz has long been synonymous with luxury and performance cars, but did you know they are also the world’s largest producer of commercial vehicles? In fact, the Benz company invented the cargo van in 1896, setting the stage for what has become a revolution in the automotive industry.

Heir Conditioning

Heir Conditioning

If you were to pass away today, would your heirs have easy access to all your financial, legal and practical information? For most of you, the answer is “No.” And for some of you, it’s even “Heck No!”
NO Gathering all this information can be quite a daunting task. Where do you start?

4 Steps to Investment Success (Part 4 of 4)

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In the first three articles in this series, we explained investable benchmarks, leverage and risk control. In this final installment, we focus on leading growth stocks.

“Service Above Self” Defines Rotarians

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Rotary Clubs throughout the world operate on the common foundation: Service Above Self.
For local Rotarians, this service has made a tremendous positive impact as members dedicate their lives to making a difference in their communities throughout the Conejo Valley.
The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, for example, continually supports the local food pantry, Manna, and is working on a $100,000+ grant for equipment in their new facility.

Graduating Through Life’s Path

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I would like to start by congratulating all the recent graduates in our community! Aren’t we all graduating from something every day of our lives? I think we all deserve some congratulations every so often for our daily accomplishments. We come into this life by ourselves, yet I like to think that we all walk together. We meet people along our separate journeys that help us to reach our next step. Whether it’s a teacher, mentor, parent or anyone who gives us direction, we should all be grateful for these people who are helping us along our journey.