Moving Resolution

More than 15 years ago I made what for me was a very rare belated (in June) New Year’s resolution. It was one that thousands of middle-aged people make: “I’m gonna get back in shape.” The epiphany for me was when we were celebrating my daughter’s graduation from Brown University—what should have been a great time was a struggle. I…

Annual Wellness Fest Focuses on Healthy Living for Seniors

The Annual Wellness Fest at the Goebel Adult Community Center is a gathering of local businesses and public service agencies that focus on supporting positive, mindful living for the senior population in and around the Conejo Valley.

Pepperdine Rings in the New Year with Musical Performances to Entertain & Delight

Pepperdine University kicks off the new year with an exciting lineup of musical 
performances at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine’s Malibu campus. Serving as an arts hub for the community, the Center links professional guest artists with Pepperdine students and more than 50,000 patrons annually.

The Shape of True Health: Work Your Body, Refresh Your Mind, Rejuvenate Your Self

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~John Muir

Angel Flight West: 
Giving Hope Wings

It was Halloween day, and 4-year-old Tito had just undergone audiology treatment at UCLA Medical Center. Tired after a long day of treatment and travel, Tito and his mother arrived at the airport where their Angel Flight West pilot met them to fly them home to Santa Barbara County.

Sugar Plum Tea Party & Luncheon Filled with 
Sugar & Spice (& Everything Nice!)

The 19th Annual fundraiser for Pacific Festival Ballet's 24th anniversary season of “The Nutcracker” featured an enchanting afternoon of auctions, a photo booth, children's activities and a lovely lunch at the beautiful Sherwood Country Club. Pacific Festival Ballet is the Resident Ballet Company at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

Breakfast of Champions Celebrates Formula One Win

Mercedes-Benz of Thousand Oaks and Sun Air Jets hosted the AMG SoCal Lounge, celebrating the 2017 Formula One championship win by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team. Enthusiasts converged at the Camarillo Airport to enjoy the Brazilian Grand Prix with a professional audiovisual installation from Wilshire Media Systems. 

Shop with a Cop Adds Holiday Cheer for Local Youth

Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation's Shop with a Cop Fundraiser, hosted by Silver Star 
Mercedes-Benz of Thousand Oaks, added joy to the holidays. Proceeds fueled $100 shopping sprees for local under-resourced youth to shop with a deputy. 

9th Annual Bags, Bling & Bubbly a Sparkling Success

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County’s ninth annual Bags, Bling & Bubbly champagne luncheon at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo welcomed the honor of recognizing this year’s Wise, Wonderful Woman of 2017, Laila Ali. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County.

January 2018 Around Town

The longest serving news anchor in U.S. broadcast history, Ted Koppel, best known as the anchor for ABC's “Nightline,” speaks at the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. During his 50+ years as a professional journalist, Koppel has embodied the term “eyewitness to history.”…

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.

Role Reversal: Planning Ahead for Parenting Your Parents

Remember the days when your parents did everything for you and you depended on them for so much? From early youth, they took care of your every need—bathing, dressing, feeding, driving you around, hiring babysitters, and making important decisions about health care, school and home. In your older years, you depended on them for advice and emotional and often financial…

University Village Thousand Oaks Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Nearly 300 residents, staff and special guests attended University Village Thousand Oaks’ 10th anniversary celebration which honored the first people to sign up for University Village, the first couple to move in and a host of original residents who have been at University Village since its opening in 2007.

The Power of Habit:

The New Year is a point of reset, often serving as a catalyst to encourage new, more favorable actions and behaviors for both individuals and businesses. It’s an opportunity to start anew and replace the “old with new” and the “bad with good,” at least when it comes to habits. And, this year may be no different, but we all…

Don’t Confuse “Income” with “Yield”

You’re not alone. Many people use “income” and “yield” interchangeably—but they’re not the same. Understanding the distinction can help you address your risk and manage your returns.

Setiba Aesthetics Group: A Mecca for Beauty & Health

Think of Setiba Aesthetics Group as your personal beauty and health haven. The Westlake Village med spa offers an array of heavenly state-of-the-art body and skin treatments that nourish, revitalize and rejuvenate. What’s more, Setiba’s offerings transcend traditional med spas, staffing dermatologists and plastic surgeons that perform a wide range of aesthetic and medical procedures, from eyelid lifts to tummy…

Balance & Purpose Promote Health & Well-Being

When I think of health and wellness, I think of self-preservation. I used to think that we were all indispensable for the most part, until I realized that is just not true. If you have ever had an illness creep up on you, then you know you don't have total control of it. What you do have is control of…