Home Is Where the Art Is…

We have lived in Westlake Village since 2004. As the years have passed, when it came down to easy access to performing arts and entertainment, we have found ourselves increasingly challenged by traffic on the 101. Anytime we wanted to go to Los Angeles for theater, music, museums, dining, sports or shopping, it was difficult. An evening of world-class jazz…

Local Playwright Discovers Passion at a Later Stage in Life

 George Corbin didn’t retire when he retired.  He left State Farm in 2004 after working for 37 years in leadership positions, including Director of Human Resources. But the Thousand Oaks resident isn’t the type to spend retirement parked in a Barcalounger glued to the TV set. He has always been active—traveling with his college sweetheart and wife of 50 years,…

Valentine’s Food & Fun

Are you looking for something fun to do for Valentine’s Day? Restaurants and venues throughout the Conejo Valley and beyond offer special events for sweethearts seeking a romantic experience, including wine and chocolate tastings and dinner dances. Here’s a glimpse of Valentine’s Day activities to choose from.

Cultivating the Arts in the Conejo:

Established in 1969, the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley continues to this day operating on one central goal: to strengthen the cultural community of the Conejo Valley region.

Getting into the Spirit

Folks from around the Conejo Valley and Santa Rosa Valley communities shared the joy of the Christmas season.

6th Annual Military Tribute Gala: Showing Soldiers “We Care”

In honor of the millions of Afghanistan War veterans and all the brave veterans who have served our country with honor, the 6th Annual Military Tribute Gala takes place this month, Feb. 24, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Malibu AVA Highlights Local Vineyards

A Sunday afternoon of tasting wines from our wonderful local wineries from the Malibu Coast AVA. Why drive or fly hundreds of miles when we have great wine in our own backyard?

Local Angels Raise Funds for Animals

Animal lovers gathered in the hills of Malibu for the 1st annual benefit for Veterinary Angels' The Little Angels Project and their rescue partners. Proceeds go toward helping animals in need. 

February 2018 Around Town

In “Memoirs of a Real-Life Dr. Doolittle,” on Feb. 4, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 South Ventu Park Road in Newbury Park, animal actor trainers Hubert Wells and Doree Sitterly, and SWI's Steve Mehren discuss Conejo Valley's long history with exotic animals, from Jungleland to Moorpark College's Exotic Animal Training Program. The event features…

Bonds: Should I Stay or Do I Go?

With the Federal Reserve Board executing on their promise to raise interest rates, the old axiom “when rates rise, bond prices fall” puts investors in a precarious situation. The question, “Should I retain bonds in the portfolio or sell them because they’ll lose value?” has merit and highlights a reasonable concern that follows the right train of thought. However, while…

Protect Your Assets with Estate Planning: Attorney Joe Engle Tells You How

You’ve worked hard to create a wonderful life for you and your family. But have you ever wondered what would happen to your family, home and other assets if tragedy should strike? While death and medical emergencies are subjects most people would rather not contemplate, the fact remains that unfortunate unexpected events can happen. The smart and savvy among us…

Art Trio Joins Forces to Celebrate Love

Three local arts organizations make musical history this month with their first ever collaboration, “Music of the Night: Love Changes Everything,” an evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Community Conscience Mardi Gras Ball Celebrates Local Nonprofits

At the “Under One Roof” Human Services Center, 13 local nonprofits fulfill their missions—rent-free, thanks to Community Conscience, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that social services are accessible to Conejo Valley residents in need.

David Mirsch Shares the 411 on His Gold Rolodex

Called the “Man with the Gold Rolodex,” Westlake Village resident David Mirisch knows a thing or two about arts and entertainment, having placed thousands of Hollywood celebrities and famous world-class athletes in over 2,500 events throughout the United States and in seven foreign countries during his five-decade career.

Spread a Little Self-Love

Do you sometimes feel like you are always putting yourself last on your own list? Well, I’m right there with you. There are some people who put themselves first in everything they do and only think of themselves first. Some may think this is selfish, while others see it as a form of self-love.