Up Close with Powerhouse Sanyika “The Firestarter”

“We live in a world where the narrative drives the action and the attention—nowadays the story we tell ourselves and the stories we tell the world are the most valuable forms of currency,” says Sanyika, a resident of Westlake Village and founder of The Firestarter Nation.

Smile and a Song Brings Dreams to Life

“Once upon a time,” and even today, many a young child has dreamed of being a fairy-tale hero. Joanna Bert is living the dream and helping make girls’ and boys’ storybook dreams come true.

A Fun Grgich Hills Estate Wine Dinner

The Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village has been a favorite destination for “staycations,” dining, spa days and other well-deserved treats. Robin and I discovered the recently remodeled brasserie-inspired Coin & Candor Restaurant, a casual and sophisticated dining experience complete with top-notch local ingredients and wood-fired cooking techniques inspired by Executive Chef Jose Fernandez.

Learn on Your Terms with Tutorvero

Whether it’s Algebra, History or SAT Prep, finding online educational support is quick and easy, thanks to Tutorvero. The online tutoring service matches students with experienced high-quality educators to address each individual’s specific needs.

“Aging in Place”

Over the past decade the term aging in place has worked its way onto the list of standard health care terminology. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s definition, “The ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level," sounds simple enough. However, as with many things, the devil…

Beauty with a Personal Touch at The Chair Aveda Salon and Spa

As the only official Aveda Salon and Spa from Woodland Hills to Camarillo, The Chair Aveda Salon and Spa is a family owned business that aims to make clients feel right at home.

Don’t Leave Any Life on the Table

This is your invitation to join in on all the community fun!

Camarillo Nurse Leaves a Slice of California With CSUCI

Dialysis nurse Cherie Nedderman loved art for art’s sake. The walls of her Camarillo home on the hill were covered with frame after frame of sycamore trees, tumbling waves and rolling green hills. Paintings echoing the peace she found in the California landscape.

Bravo Tony!!

February is our Arts & Entertainment issue so I cannot think of a better way to start this missive than with a huge shout out to Tony Bennett. At this point in his life and career he is a more than just an icon of 20th century popular and jazz musical artistry. His still considerable … Continued

February 2020 Around Town

Go Red! Fifteen years ago, Go Red for Women was born as a campaign to raise awareness among women about their great health threat – heart disease. Slowly, the campaign grew into a movement – one that not only brought together thousands of women annually but became the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to eradicate … Continued

Montecito Bank & Trust Awards Community Dividends to 188 Nonprofits

The 17th annual awards luncheon at the Four Seasons Biltmore continues the tradition started in 2003 by Michael Towbes, MBT’s late owner and founder. Focused on supporting nonprofits that serve low- and moderate-income residents in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, program funds benefit youth and education, social services, medical/health services, and the arts, granting $17 … Continued

New West Symphony Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

New West Symphony celebrated their 25th Anniversary Honoring Nancy Israel, a driving force behind the formation and growth of New West Symphony for its entire 25-year history. For information on the next four performances of the 2020 season, all conducted by Michael Christie, Music Director, visit NewWestSymphony.org or call 805.497.5800.

Bags, Bling & Bubbly Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

The 11th Annual Champagne luncheon at the Sherwood Country Club featured designer and vintage handbags, jewelry and accessories. The sold-out stylish event included recognition of the community’s Wise, Wonderful Women of 2019, shares by the Big & Little Sisters of the year, plus a gourmet lunch, sparkling champagne and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers … Continued

La Reina Visual and Performing Arts Academy

The arts at La Reina offer young women an additional pathway for finding their personal voice. In keeping with the vision of the Sisters of Notre Dame, the arts are an important part of the school’s mission of educating the whole person, nurturing and encouraging them to discover and foster their God-given talents, develop their creativity and imagination and participate…

PrePost Wellness Highlights Posture Alignment Therapy

Evan Litchfield, Owner & Founder of PrePost Fitness and Wellness, hosted a seminar at Relax the Back in Thousand Oaks on Posture Alignment Therapy that uses body weight and gravity to improve skeletal alignment and balance, naturally eliminating the causes of chronic pain and physical constraints.  Photography Ben Malkin

Holiday Cheer of the Year

We all look forward to Rosemary Allison's annual Christmas party. It's the Party of the Season for kids and grownups! Santa, magic tricks, good cheer and lots of camaraderie was enjoyed throughout the evening. Photography Ben Malkin