Support & Rally

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this issue, you can read about the personal journey of Robin Chesler, my beloved life partner, and others in confronting and beating this dreaded affliction. For this brief treatise, I would like to take you through a man’s experience and outlook when dealing with breast cancer.

Get in the Groove at Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Dancers of all ages and abilities turn to Arthur Murray Dance Studios to develop their skills while having a blast. Arthur Murray's expert dance instructors lead Michele Inouye’s WHISKEY, TANGO, FOXTROT event at Jeannine’s Food Hall Photography Ben Malkin

October 2016 Around Town

The Thrive Dance Center in Newbury Park is excited to announce the start of its 2016-17 new dance season. Classes for all ages are in session. Come exercise and have fun while learning ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary, lyrical and pointe dance, as well as musical theatre, tumbling and break dance. Call 805.375.9988 for more details or register online:…

Local Ladies Pay it Forward

This year, thanks to the National Charity League, Inc., (NCL) Conejo Valley Chapter, you can get a jump on your holiday shopping while contributing to a good cause. The NCL Day of Giving holiday shopping event takes place Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills, from 10 a.m. to 5…

Cycling Tribute Fuels Community Spirit & Support

For firefighter Jack Nosco, November 3 will forever burn in his memory. On that fateful day in 2004, his beloved younger brother Mike tragically died in a terrible car accident. Jack was devastated. On each anniversary of Mike’s death, Jack would become despondent. He couldn’t shake the feeling of despair. Then, in 2008, he made a conscious effort to turn…

Veterinary Angels Medical Center

As animal lovers know, there is nothing quite like the human-animal bond. The unconditional love between people and pets enhances and affirms our lives, so keeping your precious pets healthy is a top priority. Dogs, cats and exotics of all kinds, from tortoises to macaws, visit the team at Veterinary Angels Medical Center for top-notch care. Founder Darlene Hernandez Geekie,…

Theatre Company (Re)Launches Season of High-Flying Shows

Performances are held in the Kavli Theatre on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Join the cast and staff for a post-show discussion following the first Saturday matinee of each production.

Some Initial Thoughts…

The financial landscape is littered with acronyms. FYI, here are a few of the more important ones.

Beating Breast Cancer

A cancer diagnosis strikes fear in the hearts of so many every year. Statistics say 1 in 8 women may be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their life. The good news is early detection and advances in treatment have lowered breast cancer deaths, numbering about 1 in 37, and more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors are alive today…

North Ranch Chef’s Love of Food Rooted in Childhood

Food has always been a big part of Karl Holst’s life as a fifth-generation Ventura County resident whose family first moved to the area to farm in the 1800s. Karl fondly recalls family cooking nights during his childhood, when his mother assigned cooking duties to each member of the family.

Conejo Valley Community Steps Out to End Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society has been saving lives for more than a century. Every day, 500 lives that would have otherwise been lost to cancer are saved. None of it would be possible without the generosity of donors like you. Your dollars contribute to our efforts to help people who are fighting breast cancer in every community, while working to…

Find a Place to Thrive & Grow

Dancers gain confidence and learn to be courageous. Through dance, students continuously learn new skills and techniques. Naturally, children who are in dance classes are more coordinated and less inhibited physically. Typically they become more comfortable speaking in public and addressing groups and tend to have more courage presenting new ideas. Dance is very expressive. If students are inspired and…

The Brighter Side of Health & Hope

So many of us have been touched by cancer, either personally or through a loved one. If you've listened to my radio show, you know I focus on the brighter side of life, so let me explain the brighter side of cancer and positive thinking.

Get the Facts about Cancer Prevention

It is an unfortunate fact that almost all modern medicine is focused on treating, rather than preventing, cancer.

Priority Hearing Aid Group

If you suffer from hearing loss, you’re in good company, as some 48 million Americans report a decline in hearing ability. As hearing can deteriorate gradually or suddenly, as a result of exposure to loud noise, many people are surprised to learn they have some measurable degree of hearing loss.

Discover Your Inner Chef with Thermomix

I am not a cook. Even can openers can be challenging. And boiling water? Forget it! With all that, I still occasionally fantasize about preparing great meals to share with family and friends. Well, my dreams may have come true. A new product called Thermomix promises to make non-cooks like me into chefs and good cooks into culinary masters.

Celebrating Family at University Village

Family and friends gathered at University Village to spend time enjoying one of the best things in life: family. Special events, speakers and performances are regularly scheduled at University Village Thousand Oaks.

Sunland Vintage Winery Celebration

Sunland Vintage Winery threw a Grand Opening Party to celebrate the expansion of their new tasting room. Their private tasting room makes the perfect setting for special events of all types.

German Automotive Certified Service in the Heart of the Conejo Valley!

Silver Star Mercedes-Benz can be seen prominently as you drive by Thousand Oaks Auto Mall on the 101. Conejo Valley Lifestyle got the opportunity to take a look inside the dealership.