Giving Breast Cancer the Boot

Last October we devoted a major portion of Conejo Valley Lifestyle to the fight against breast cancer. Here we are a year later and the fight goes on. At a recent event in preparation for October’s month-long recognition of that fight, a good friend expressed a bit of impatience, exasperation and maybe some overload on the subject. In her words,…

My Health Studio Marks a Decade of Getting Fit

Turning a vision into reality requires many hands. My Health Studio celebrated 10 years of successful community building, inspiring others to get healthy and live life to the fullest. Owners Esta and Scott McIntyre and staff thank everyone whose help and faith continue to drive its growth and success.

North Ranch Country Club Members 
Tee Up with SCGA Juniors

North Ranch Country Club had the incredible opportunity to host 10 kids from the SCGA Junior program and enjoy an afternoon of golf with our members. Each child was partnered up with a member and played nine holes on the Oaks course, which was followed by pizza and networking.

Locals Unite in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and since 1993, millions of passionate participants have joined forces to take steps against breast cancer in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer annual 3- to 5-mile walks each year.

October 2017 Around Town

Oct. 7-31: The Reign of Terror Haunted House at Janss Marketplace starts off the scary season on Oct. 7, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Janss Marketplace, 275 N Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. In its 18th season, the Reign of Terror Haunted House opens for 13 nights, featuring more than 100 rooms, making it one of the top-ranked…

Enchanted Evening of Hope Supports American Cancer Society

More than 100 guests came together at Eden Gardens in Moorpark to spend an Enchanted Evening of Hope raising money to support the important work of the American Cancer Society. For the past 10 years, the Enchanted Evening of Hope event has raised more than a million dollars to fund cancer research and ensure the organization's ability to provide free…

Journeys of Hope: Breast Cancer Survivors Share their Stories

Cancer-free for 24 years, Harriet Sheinberg’s breast cancer journey began in 1986, when her younger sister was told that her tiny little bump was “nothing” because she was too young to have breast cancer. “The needle biopsy proved she was not too young,” Sheinberg recalls. Beverly had surgery to remove the tumor and radioactive seeds implanted in her breast—and at…

Beautiful Brows & More at Brow Radiance: A Q&A with Lauren Schroeder

Brow Radiance, a division of Natural and Pure, offers a wide array of skin and body treatments, including microblading, facials, cellulite reduction, lymphatic drainage (post-op), tattoo removal, waxing, make up, ear candling and aromatherapy.

The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn Flys Solo at Smothers Theatre

The indisputable music icon Roger McGuinn returns to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Thursday, October 5 at 8 p.m. As a founding member of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn delivers a mesmerizing evening of story and song. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Eight Miles High" and "Mr.…

New West Symphony Stars Shine in 23rd Season

New West Symphony, with performances in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard and Santa Monica, opens its 2017/2018 Masterpiece Series season this month. Kicking off its 23rd season with a tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month, New West Symphony’s “Grand Season Opening” Oct. 6-8 features favorites from Argentinian and Spanish composers, Piazzolla and Falla, as well as symphonic classics by Mozart and Beethoven. Renowned…

The Sleep Shoppe Family: Spreading Smiles for 30 Years

Thirty years ago, a young man surprised his wife with a pickup truck, as she stood on the stoop of their home with their two young sons. Naturally, she asked, "What is this honey?" Smiling his signature grin, he replied, "Our delivery truck for the new mattress store I'm opening." A testament to their love and level of trust, she…

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…

History Repeats Itself: What Will You Do?

Sir John Templeton, one of the world’s greatest investors, was known to have said: “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.” The quote is dramatic, but helpful in illustrating market cycles. A heightened awareness of market cycles raises questions like: “Where are we in this cycle?” and “What am I doing…

Pirates, Exotic Animals Steal the Show at University Village Family Day

University Village Thousand Oaks residents, their adult children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren kept a weather eye open for pirates, exotic animals and other unusual visitors at the retirement community’s recent Family Day. More than 2,000 residents and their family members attended the community’s annual event, set to a pirate theme this year.

Sharing Stories Sparks Hope & Inspiration

Each of us lives our own story. In one way or another, we are surviving or thriving. Last year while in Ecuador, I met a new friend, Karen Marie Dion, who shared about her journey with breast cancer. As we kick off this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, so many individuals and families touched by the big C…


In real estate, it’s: “Location, location, location!” In stock investing, it’s: “The market, the market, the market!” We know that even the best of stock portfolios will likely perform poorly when the stock market performs poorly. We all remember the devastation on portfolios from the crashes of 2000-2002 and 2007-2009.

Cancer Support Community Paints the Town Pink

Serving about 3,000 individuals affected by cancer each year, the Cancer Support Community thrives on the belief that no one has to face cancer alone. “There is no other organization like us in this area,” says Kayo Matsumoto, program director of the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara.

Diagnosing, Treating & Surviving a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

More than 200,000 women nationwide are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Most commonly, breast cancer is detected by screening mammogram. When found and treated early, breast cancer is usually curable. When not curable, breast cancer may still be treated to prolong and improve quality of life. Ongoing improvements in detection and therapy continue to incrementally drive better patient outcomes.