Here’s to Your Heart!

Well here we are approaching the zenith of the holiday season. As I write this two days before Christmas and nine days before the New Year, there is plenty going on—almost too much—lots of fun stuff, while also madly wrapping up year-end business. As February is American Heart Month, the subjects of stress, diet and lack of exercise come to…

Celebrating Service

The National Charity League, Inc., Conejo Valley Chapter honored 13 debutantes at its 34th Annual Debutante Ball. 
The 2015 class collectively volunteered 4,300+ community service hours in addition to raising money for local charities.

Around Town

National Macadamia Nut Month is the perfect time to indulge in the health benefits of macadamia nuts. Sweet and full of essential minerals, vitamins and heart-friendly mono-unsaturated fatty acids, macadamia nuts are a rich source of energy in addition to providing numerous health benefits:

Peru’s Sacred Valley

Despite some light rain and overcast skies, the ruins of Machu Picchu looked glorious… We spent a few hours walking around, giving us time to see all angles of the complex. It is such an incredible place that moves everyone in a different way; a rare gem of magnificent ingenuity that truly is a wonder.​ Visit Peru!

A Heart-Winning Combination: Wine, Chocolates and Roses

Red wine, a heart-shaped box of chocolates, and a dozen long-stemmed red roses are the perfect ingredients for a romantic Valentine’s Day. While the celebration of Valentine's Day dates back to Roman times, the tradition of giving chocolates on this special day started in the 1800s. And as fine chocolates pair especially well with wine, lovers of both will want…

Where to Dine with Your Valentine

Why You Love It: "We have fond memories of discovering Aroha when they opened and enjoying the warm New Zealand hospitality of Chef/Owner Gwithyen Thomas and his great food. Aroha is our 'go-to' restaurant. Their name means love." Favorite Dish: "We love the New Zealand Cloudy Bay Clams, the award-winning Horopito Crusted New Zealand Venison, Saffron Seafood Risotto, hand-cut French…

Healthy Body, Healthy Eyes

More than 20 million Americans have trouble seeing, even with glasses, and that number is expected to more than double by the year 2050, says the National Eye Institute. Aging, poor diet, and lack of exercise are taking their toll on our eyesight, but there is hope in improving our vision of tomorrow. Dr. Stuart Stoll, noted ophthalmologist and chairman…

February: The Month of the Heart

The heart is often referred to as the symbol of love. While love is vital to a fulfilling life, a healthy heart is crucial to it. A healthy heart functions without us having to even think about it. It beats about 100,000 times per day and pumps 1.5 gallons of blood through the body per minute. The more in shape…

Paw Hills: Peace of Mind for Pet Lovers

Taking a vacation or work trip sans pets is so much easier when you know they're happy and in good hands. Pet owners find that peace of mind at Paw Hills Luxury Pet Hotel & Spa in Agoura Hills. The 100% full-service facility offers the finest accommodations, organic food and spa treatments for your pets. Providing boarding, grooming, training, day…

North Ranch Country Club: A Paradise for Perfect Weddings

Wedding planner and co-owner of Your Weddings, Jaime Geffen offers insight into 2016 wedding trends. The hot colors for 2016 will be Serenity, a light blue, and Rose Quartz, which are the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year. The Pantone favorites are often reflected in wedding design with lighting, linens, bridesmaids’ dresses and florals. Speaking of florals, more and more…

Hard of Hearing?

Hearing loss can affect quality of life and left untreated, may lead to isolation, frustration and even dementia. Conejo Hearing Center aims to improve lives by providing appropriate solutions for hearing impairments and caring for each patient like a family member. The compassionate staff works with patients to diagnose and treat hearing issues, using the latest equipment and years of…

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s 
Children of Eden 
a Family Affair

Conejo Valley audiences are in for a treat this spring with Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of Children of Eden April 8-17 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. In today’s pop-culture environment, filled with reality shows and one-liners, it’s challenging to find family-friendly entertainment that will spark meaningful conversation and appeal to multiple generations. Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of Children…

At the Corner of Wall Street and Memory Lane

Robert A. “Rocky” Mills is a Financial Advisor with the Global Wealth Management Division of Morgan Stanley in Westlake Village. The information contained in this article is not a solicitation to purchase or sell investments. Any information presented is general in nature and not intended to provide individually tailored investment advice. The views expressed herein are those of the author…