Applauding Altruism

 Article Kateri Wozny  The Luxury Realtor  Rosemary Allison, Estate Director, Rosemary Allison - Realtor

Big & Little Sisters Match Up

 Article and Photography  MAC Mineralize Foundation  Nordstrom Rack, $19.97

National Charity League

 Article Alicia Doyle  With 250+ active members, the Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. offers mothers the opportunity to work with their daughters and teach them the importance of giving back.  “This is a crucial time in our daughters’ lives, where they may not want to spend a lot of time with their moms—we all are encouraged to…

Gathering With Girlfriends

 Article Tracy Marcynzsyn | Photography Janet Barnett Photography  Celebrate friendship with a girls’ day out. Whether a pampering day at the spa or a fun-filled afternoon or evening sipping wine and enjoying live music, local venues ideal for friend adventures abound. Here we cover a few of our favorite locales for female festivities where fun and lasting memories are sure…

Military Tribute Raises Funds For The Troops

 Article Tracy Marcynzsyn | Photography Judi Bumstead  Nearly 600 people gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to honor veterans and service men and women serving in the Afghanistan War at the 6th Annual Military Tribute Gala, chaired by Rosemary Allison, Coldwell Banker realtor and proud “Medal of Honor” event sponsor with For The Troops, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that…

Cruising the Conejo With Pedego 101 Electric Bikes

 Article Tracy Marcynzsyn | Photography Ben Malkin  When Linda Coburn and John Tajiri rented Pedego Electric Bikes during a vacation in Seattle, the Simi Valley couple’s life took an unexpected turn.  “It was so much fun … and there was so much interest in them while we were riding around, we decided to see if we could bring this amazing…

Women’s Health Month: 5 Habits to Keep Your Breasts Healthy

 Article Provided  Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, and one out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  These statistics are pretty alarming, but luckily a few lifestyle changes can help keep your breasts in tip-top shape and lower your risk of breast cancer.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

 Article Provided  Many have watched the newest Belmont Village Senior Living Community, a California Mediterranean-style building, being built on the hill overlooking the 101 Freeway. The site of the 12th Belmont Village Community in California was chosen for its proximity to The Commons retail area and an array of other community facilities to make it easy for residents and their…

What’s That You Say?

 Article Christine E. Wilson, M.S., CCC-A  Do you feel that you can hear people, but don’t understand? Do you have difficulty following conversations in groups, on the telephone, at work or with family members? Do you find yourself withdrawing from social events and avoiding the things you love to do? These are all signs that your hearing may be affecting…

Share Your Stories & Life Lessons

 Article Kim Pagano  Share your story and your journey and know these are your life lessons; don’t leave them untold. My parents, taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to. They were my best cheerleaders.  In high school, I got my manicure license while finishing Cosmetology school so I could make an income while attending school.…

Dancing to New Heights

 Article Adrienne Wigdortz Anderson    Dreams can come true. 

May 2018 Around Town

Calling All Angels The Roadside West Summer Street Festival takes place May 6 at 5 p.m., at Veterinary Angels Medical Center, at 29348 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills. The event features dog and cat adoptions, pictures with exotic animals, giveaways, food trucks, family activities, raffles and more, to benefit the Little Angels Project, a nonprofit … Continued

Females & Finances

 Article Jeff Runyan  In the recent nine years, the stock, bond and real estate markets have charged ahead, benefiting the portfolio of most investors. However, when it comes to identifying investment goals, selecting investments to achieve them and handling the portfolio along the way, there is an observable difference between the behaviors of women and men. In 1992, the book…

Affirmative Escrow Catches “Fish Philosophy”

 Article Alicia Doyle  In 2003, Affirmative Escrow Corporation embraced and incorporated the “Fish Philosophy” in its daily operation, based on the book, Fish about the world-famous Pike Place Fish Market.   

Compass’ Leading Ladies Guide Clients to Real Estate Success

 Article Tracy Marcynzsyn  Whether a family home or a getaway retreat, luxury real estate starts with Compass’ all-star agents. With the mission to help everyone find their place in the world, Compass pairs technology with local talent to guide clients through an intelligent, seamless search and sell experience.  Compass’ new Westlake Village office features several top female realtors dedicated to…

Heart of a Woman

I am truly awed and inspired by the amazing women in our communities. In this issue, you’ll find women doctors, lawyers, teachers, pilots, CPAs, realtors, dentists, mothers, wives, sisters, friends—all of them strong, confident, talented, empowered and powerful. We’ve heard the saying, “Behind every great man is a woman;” so what’s behind a great woman? … Continued

Go Red for Women Inspires & Educates

Actress Mariel Hemingway keynoted Ventura County’s Go Red for Women luncheon at the Four Seasons in Westlake Village. Hundreds of women attended the annual event, which included a wellness expo and educational sessions. The American Heart Association event aims to raise awareness about risk factors and prevention of heart disease—the No. 1 killer of women. 

Montecito Bank & Trust Grants Awards

Local nonprofit representatives joined Montecito Bank & Trust employees at the bank’s annual Anniversary Grants reception. Heading into its 43rd anniversary, the Bank awarded grants of $2,000 to each of the 10 local nonprofits, all hand-selected by employees after they campaigned, rallied and voted for the organizations that mean so much to them.