Cutting Out the Middle: How K-8th Grade Schools Set Students Up for Success

Middle school should be a place where students can flourish without fear. The early teen years are filled with many changes. Studies have shown students attending Kindergarten through 8th grade schools benefit academically, enjoying a sense of community and opportunity to develop leadership skills that set them up for greater success as they move on to high school and beyond.…

Work Out at Pure Barre for a Long, Lean Physique

Located on the corner of Agoura Road and Village Glen in the Gelson’s Westlake Plaza, Pure Barre Westlake Village is a 2,600-square-foot modern, bright and happy space. Most importantly, Pure Barre is changing bodies through its transformational low-impact technique and newly added High-Intensity Interval Training class, Pure Empower, as well as their personalized Clean Eating Program.

Oaks Christian IDEA Lab Gives Students an Edge

 Article and Photography  Believing that students can be innovators, designers and inventors who can impact the world through their gifts, Oaks Christian School is establishing an unprecedented IDEA Lab—Innovation, Design, Engineering and Aeronautics. The 10,000-square-foot facility will be like no other in the Conejo Valley, giving OCS students a jump in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) career paths.…

Discover Equestrian Vaulting for Recreation & Competition with F.A.C.E.

 Article Sharon Levinsohn  The Free Artists Creative Equestrians (F.A.C.E.) equestrian vaulting club is an extraordinary place. Founded in 2000 by two-time world champion equestrian vaulter, Devon Maitozo, F.A.C.E. teaches the innovative sport of equestrian vaulting to participants of all ages. Described as a combination of gymnastics and dance performed on a moving horse set to music, EV attracts participants who…

Burt’s Pharmacy: Your One-Stop Shop for Health Care Supplies

 Article Alicia Doyle  With three locations in the Conejo Valley, Burt’s Pharmacy is committed to helping clients achieve all their health care goals—from treating everyday conditions to achieving personal wellness.  “Our talented and compassionate care team members can answer your questions and find solutions that fit you like a glove,” says Robbie Leark, owner of the family-operated endeavor.

What You Should Know About Prostate Cancer

 Article Kiavash Nikkhou, MD    Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer and second leading cause of cancer death in men. An estimated 11.2% of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. When detected and treated early, prostate cancer is a treatable and potentially curable condition with an estimated 98% five-year survival rate. Risk factors include…

Cruising the Conejo With Pedego 101 Electric Bikes

 Article Tracy Marcynzsyn | Photography Ben Malkin  When Linda Coburn and John Tajiri rented Pedego Electric Bikes during a vacation in Seattle, the Simi Valley couple’s life took an unexpected turn.  “It was so much fun … and there was so much interest in them while we were riding around, we decided to see if we could bring this amazing…

Going Green at Home & Work

Energy conservation engages people living in urban areas as well as in cities across the United States, and environmental cohesion helps protect resources for future generations. Investing in energy efficient upgrades can mean big savings for home and business owners in reduced operating expenses, allowing funds to be reallocated for other endeavors.

184 Local Nonprofits Receive Montecito Bank & Trust’s Community Dividends® Awards

Montecito Bank & Trust presented 184 area nonprofits with a share of $1 million, as part of its Community Dividends Awards. Now in its 15th year, this unique giving program has granted a total of $15 million to Santa Barbara and Ventura County nonprofits.

Master Your Money Online: Financial Websites to Multiply Your Know-How

Let me share with you some financial websites and the type of information you can get from each.

La Reina Advantage Spurs Girls to Achieve & Excel

The advantages of a La Reina education are clear. As a girls’ school, La Reina‘s educational environment provides girls a chance to thrive in the classroom and beyond. An average class size of 20 guarantees individual attention, ensuring students develop their natural gifts and excel academically. Our teachers are experts in girls’ education, and the results speak for themselves.

Oaks Christian Students Boast 100% College Acceptance Rate

Oaks Christian School is a nondenominational, co-ed, college-preparatory school serving Grades 5 through 12. The high school was founded in 2000. In 2009, the middle school moved into a new building, allowing growth for both the middle school and the high school. The school is committed to the promotion of academic excellence, artistic expression and athletic distinction within the context…