Casa Pacifica Welcomes New Therapy Dog Pearl

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families recently welcomed Pearl, the fifth Newfoundland to offer animal-assisted therapy. Arriving on campus at 10 weeks old and weighing 23 pounds, Pearl greets and provides comfort and therapeutic support to residential youth and students.

“As we continue to bring Newfoundland’s on to campus to work with our youth, we strive to learn new ways to increase the human-animal bond and promote resilience and healing in non-traditional formats,” says Dr. Josh Lepore, Clinical Director and handler of Otis, Casa Pacifica’s other Newfoundland therapy dog.

Allied Artists Showcase Landscape Art

Join the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore in supporting the Western National Park Association and National Park Service on Sunday March 29, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, in Calabasas. The group will present an art exhibit and sale featuring 20 local artists displaying representational landscape and seascape paintings of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. This year’s show will be a celebration of the continued recovery after the devastating wildfires that burnt almost 100,000 acres of the Santa Monica Mountains. #SaveLACougars will provide educational materials and information about the proposed Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing.

Save A Life Thrift Store

The Herman Bennett Foundation is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to help stop overpopulation of cats and dogs to prevent unnecessary killing. The organization has established the Save A Life Thrift Store located at 315 Arneill Road, in Camarillo to support programs, including retired Military Dogs, Ventura K9 Police Dogs, feral cat spay/neuter, rescue animal groups and local no-kill shelters.

4th Annual Jewel Levine Foundation Crawfish Boil

If you have never been to an authentic New Orleans style Crawfish Boil, now is your chance! Join the community on Saturday March 14, from 1 to 6 p.m. for an authentic New Orleans experience. The menu includes Gumbo, muffulettas, crawfish boil, beer, hurricanes and more, plus a live New Orleans Blues Band! All event proceeds benefit the Jewel Levine Foundation, which provides funds to local families in need. Tickets are $60 per person and are available at