Unite 4 Israel

On Sunday, January 21st, one hundred teenagers came together to show their support and solidarity for Israel at the second annual Unite 4 Israel Day. Activities included educational lectures, an array of engaging workshops and a festive Israeli lunch.

“Ben, I Just Want to Say One Word to You: Plastics.” “The Graduate,” 1967

Major themes featured in our magazines this month include ecology, clean energy, organic and healthy eating and sustainable living…basically “living green” as much as we can. Who is not for that? Hmmmm. The White House? The Interior Department? Unbelievable, but it seems to be true when an obsolete and filthy source of energy like coal is suddenly highly touted.

Oaks Christian Gets Sporty at North Ranch Country Club

More than 200 enthusiastic participants enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at Oaks Christian Golf and Ladies Tennis Tournaments at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. Special thanks to tennis tournament chairwomen Laura Leff, Cindy Campbell, Pamela Cole and Lisa Iezza, and golf tournament Honorary Chairs Wayne and Janet Gretzky.

April 2018 Around Town

The 2018 Oaks Christian School Legacy Gala Dinner Auction promises to be an elegant evening of philanthropy and fellowship at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. This year's gala features former Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.), who will be sharing stories of leadership and character. Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner and…

Soli in Malibu:

“Modular units are the future, not only for dwellings, but also for the hospitality industry,” says world-renowned hospitality icon, Michael Bedner, whose firm, Hirsch Bedner and Associates (HBA) was a leading hospitality design company for more than 50 years.

Shameless Plug-Ins

The Mercedes-Benz brand has long been synonymous with luxury, quality and performance, but even the century-old icon of the automotive industry is not immune to the ever-present winds of change. When the first Mercedes-Benz-branded vehicles came onto the market in 1926, the commercial engine work of Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, and that of Karl Benz had already celebrated their…

Going Green at Home & Work

Energy conservation engages people living in urban areas as well as in cities across the United States, and environmental cohesion helps protect resources for future generations. Investing in energy efficient upgrades can mean big savings for home and business owners in reduced operating expenses, allowing funds to be reallocated for other endeavors.

Farm & Flame Joins Forces with Westlake Brewing & Libations

Local foodies are clinking glasses in celebration of Farm & Flame’s recent partnership with Westlake Brewing & Libations.

New Zealand Fresh

Aroha New Zealand Cuisine & Bar’s Owner/Chef Gwithyen Thomas created a menu that showcases the mouthwatering flavors of New Zealand, using the highest quality ingredients. The menu features predominantly organic local produce—they even grow their own passion fruit, feijoa and herbs on their back patio—free-range and grass-fed organic meats primarily from New Zealand, and fresh New Zealand seafood that’s flown in…

Petra Mediterranean Cuisine Serves Up Fresh Old World Flavor & Fun

If you have ever wanted to visit beautiful Mediterranean cities and explore ancient treasures like the beautiful city of Petra in Jordan, you can enjoy a slice of this exotic part of the world right here in the Conejo Valley. Family owned Petra Mediterranean Cuisine takes pride in its Jordanian heritage, which comes through in every tasty morsel created for…

Fresh & Local

Since 1991, local farmers have shared their harvests with Conejo Valley residents at area farmer’s markets. The nonprofit Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association is a farmers’ cooperative with over 140 members.

What’s Your Home Safety IQ?

Safety is a concern for everyone, especially when it comes to protecting infants and young children. An important part of raising children is careful adult supervision of activities in the home. Parents and other caregivers need to be aware of their children’s surroundings at all times in order to anticipate and prevent potential injury.

California Strawberry Festival Celebrates Its 35th Year

If you like strawberries, the 35th California Strawberry Festival has it all—from chocolate-dipped strawberries to strawberry shortcake and even strawberry pizza! The festival takes place May 19 and 20 at Strawberry Meadows/College Park in Oxnard.

“Running Your Own Race”

Choosing to be your best self is really one of the easiest decisions you can make in your life. This is what I like to call “running your own race,” at your own speed. When you are authentically being you, you don’t have time to make excuses or lie to keep up with your life. By staying on the path…

Eco(nomic) Awareness

April is an eco-awareness month. Eco-awareness is an “awareness of environmental issues.” Naturally, in communities where this article runs, from Pacific Palisades to Malibu, from Lake Sherwood to Agoura Hills, residents and business owners alike exhibit great care in how they treat and care for our environment. They do so because the ramifications have a meaningful impact on our beaches…

Malibu Comfort:

From concept to completion, The Sofa Guy Design Studio offers personalized service along with contemporary designs for the home or office. Positioned on the Pacific Ocean, this multi-level Malibu estate underwent a complete transformation. In collaboration with the estate owners, Paul Trent (The Sofa Guy) carved a new house from within the old one, an undertaking that required the predetermination…

Conejo Open Space Foundation:

Conejo Valley’s natural beauty and ample open space include 151 miles of multi-use trails and thousands of acres where native plants and animals thrive. With about a third of the Conejo Valley designated as permanent open space, owned and managed by the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA), the nonprofit Conejo Open Space Foundation plays a vital role in ensuring…