Stowell Learning Center Supports Students

Stowell Learning Center recently opened its doors in Thousand Oaks with the mission to help smart students who struggle in school.

“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…

Health and Wellness in the New Year

Westlake Body Contouring helps clients achieve their best self with state-of-the-art red and near infrared (NIR) light treatments that reduce fat cells and decrease pain to help people feel and look their best. The 25-minute noninvasive treatment helps ease chronic pain from surgery, joint or autoimmune issues that cause inflammation and discomfort in the body.  

“Be You at the W!”

Walking through the doors of Salon Westlake, guests feel instantly at ease, welcomed by a friendly staff of professionals who specialize in enhancing each client’s unique beauty and style. Salon Westlake’s motto, “Be You at the W!” exemplifies their guest-focused philosophy.

Discover the Freedom of E-Bikes at Pedego 101

Riding a bike is often associated with the freedom of childhood, but many are discovering they can enjoy bike riding in their later years, thanks to the advent of electric bikes.

The Hub Bike Shop: Locally Owned, Community-Minded and Rider-First Focused

The Hub Bike Shop in Westlake Village is unlike any other shop in Ventura County and beyond, featuring the only Retül technology in the area, certified service technicians, and an endless selection of bicycles—including kids’ bikes, electric bikes and everything in between.

Aldik Home:

For more than half a century, Aldik Home has been a go-to source for anyone near Los Angeles looking to beautify their homes. For those looking to upgrade their outdoor space with high-quality patio furniture, there is nothing like Aldik Home’s collection of Summer Classics on the market.

Laughing Dog Inn Keeps Dogs Happy & Coming Back for More!

While some dogs dread taking a trip to a doggie daycare or boarding facility, Laughing Dog Inn’s canine visitors can’t wait to get out of the car when they arrive. A Disneyland of sorts for dogs, the Santa Rosa Valley pet resort offers boarding and daycare, training and spa treatments for four-legged friends of all shapes and sizes.

Designing Dreams: Eileen Gould Design & Construction

There’s something almost magical about a well-designed space that makes one feel comfortable and at ease from the moment they enter. Whether a hotel lobby or a family home, interiors that speak to us are no accident, rather they are created and planned with intention and meticulous attention to every detail, thanks to the talent and skills of industry professionals…

Ride in Style with Distinctive Carriage

Coordinating a wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or any other celebration is a major undertaking. The first priorities typically include selecting a professional planner, venue, theme, caterer, entertainment and so on. Transportation is frequently an afterthought. One of the last things to worry about is how to shuttle key individuals around. Just get a limo, right?

Kids Love Gymboree Play & Music Thousand Oaks’ Preschool Program

Gymboree Play & Music Thousand Oaks’ preschool program incorporates four decades of child development experience with the values and curriculum of the ZERO TO THREE organization, resulting in a high quality, fun experience for young children.

Thousand Oaks Fireside and Design: Outdoor Style`

Thousand Oaks Fireside and Design is a departure from the old standard “fireplace and hearth shop,” where the effort was concentrated on wood-burning fireplaces, screens, wood holders and tool sets. 

Tools to Communicate Successfully

Are you frustrated by communication struggles? Does your partner or family member have a hearing loss? Do you get tired of repeating yourself and talking over background noise? Remember, communication is a two-way street involving a speaker and a listener. The definition of communication is the exchange of thoughts, messages or information, or the art and technique of using words…

Home Helpers: Caring for Community

 Article Alicia Doyle  Over an 11-year span since they’ve been in business, Home Helpers has cared for more than 850 families throughout Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.  Caring for patients with a range of health issues, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, kidney failure, liver diseases, arthritis, Parkinson’s, heart disease, stroke, cancer, PTSD and various injuries, Home Helpers aims to help those in…

Sports Academy: Full Circle Fitness

 Article Alicia Doyle  Sports Academy is a 96,000-square-foot facility that’s all about creating full-circle athletes of all ages and skill levels.   “From the beginning Chad and Leah have had a very special vision for Sports Academy—from basketball to beach volleyball, sports medicine to sports psychology, novices to pros, Sports Academy is dedicated to helping athletes grow physically, mentally and emotionally,”…

Candu Graphics: Meeting Customers’ Needs Since 1995

 Article Tracy Marcynzsyn  Going above and beyond a customer’s expectations is business as usual at Candu Graphics in Westlake Village, where owner Mike Dutra and the Candu Graphics’ staff take pride in producing top quality printing projects for a wide variety of clients.  “Our philosophy of becoming a long-term business partner with each of our clients motivates us to ensure…

Discover Your New Favorite Establishment at the Conejo Food & Wine Fest

 Article and Photography  What: The Conejo Food & Wine Fest  When: Sunday June 24, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

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…

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.

Indulge in Style at 
J.Weisman Beauty

Walking through the doors of J.Weisman Beauty in Westlake Village reveals a peaceful, welcoming realm where relaxation and beauty reign.

Don’t Confuse “Income” with “Yield”

You’re not alone. Many people use “income” and “yield” interchangeably—but they’re not the same. Understanding the distinction can help you address your risk and manage your returns.

Drive in Style with Bumper2Bumper

What started as a hobby more than 20 years ago has become Westlake Village’s premier automotive appearance shop. Conejo Valley resident Debbie Soderberg grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia. Her passion for cars, boating and horses started at an early age. Her southern charm and hospitality combined with her passion and knowledge for cars led to the creation of Bumper2Bumper. Debbie’s…

What to Consider When Facing Divorce or Separation

When considering divorce or separation, many clients become overwhelmed by the prospect of radical changes to their family and financial future. There are many issues that immediately come to mind when the time comes to dissolve your marriage. Some are very obvious, such as child custody, child support, spousal support and property division, however, other issues aren't quite so blatant.…

Beautiful Brows & More at Brow Radiance: A Q&A with Lauren Schroeder

Brow Radiance, a division of Natural and Pure, offers a wide array of skin and body treatments, including microblading, facials, cellulite reduction, lymphatic drainage (post-op), tattoo removal, waxing, make up, ear candling and aromatherapy.

Bagged vs. Bagless Vacuums: Which is Best?

Vacuums as we know them have come a long way since they were first invented. Early vacuums were heavy, bulky and very inefficient. One model was installed in a horse-drawn wagon and used a gasoline engine to operate. Hoses were brought into the house to clean it. Another machine that didn't last long weighed almost 100 pounds and proved too…

Experience the Pure Barre Magic

Visit Pure Barre Westlake Village and experience a studio full of strong, dedicated and friendly people. Opened last August, Pure Barre’s gorgeous 2,600-square-foot space is located at the corner of Village Glen and Townsgate Road in the Westlake Plaza.

What’s Your STRATEGY for the Next Downturn in the Market?

With the stock market at record highs, it’s a great time to review the strategy you have in place to deal with the next market downturn, whenever it comes. Let’s start here: Hope is not a strategy. Hoping the losses won’t be too big, or hoping the market will come back up does not qualify as a sound financial approach.…

What’s Your Financial IQ?

Try this simple quiz to test your financial acumen. Are you a perfect 10?

Borrow from Your 401K?

If you need to borrow a small sum, you may want to see if your 401K is a good borrowing source. In this article, we’ll review the process and some of the key advantages and disadvantages.

Dr. Karel Vaughan: Your Rx for Vein Troubles

One of the most common, chronic health conditions in North America involves vein problems. In fact, more people lose time off from work due to vein disorders than from artery disease. By age 50, as many as 50% of women and 20% of men suffer significant leg vein problems.

Lighten Up & Lose Inches with Westlake Body Contouring

What better way to learn about a service than trying it out firsthand? That’s what I thought when I agreed to Dr. Dianne Lalena Sandberg’s suggestion to experience a session before writing about Westlake Body Contouring.

Wellness Dental Center

A beautiful smile speaks volumes about your health and well-being, so keeping your teeth in top shape is essential at any age. At Wellness Dental Center in Westlake Village, their caring experienced team makes it a priority to offer biocompatible dentistry services to meet all of your dental concerns.

Wellness Dental Center

A beautiful smile speaks volumes about your health and well-being, so keeping your teeth in top shape is essential at any age. At Wellness Dental Center in Westlake Village, their caring experienced team makes it a priority to offer biocompatible dentistry services to meet all of your dental concerns.

Find a Place to Thrive & Grow

Dancers gain confidence and learn to be courageous. Through dance, students continuously learn new skills and techniques. Naturally, children who are in dance classes are more coordinated and less inhibited physically. Typically they become more comfortable speaking in public and addressing groups and tend to have more courage presenting new ideas. Dance is very expressive. If students are inspired and…

The Morton Team Offers Tips for Home Buying & Selling

As the Team Lead of a top-rated real estate firm in Los Angeles and Conejo Valley, I am often asked for details about home buying and selling. The Morton Team International answers some of the most common questions about buying and selling homes.

Permanent Teeth in a Day?

"Change Your Smile, Change 
Your Life" Learn all you need to know about dental implants at the "Change Your Smile, Change Your Life" dental implant seminar presented by Steven S. Greenman, DDS, of Greenman Smile Concepts at the Westlake Hyatt on Thursday, August 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call for reservations and more information: 805.870.5915.

The Importance of Childhood Hearing Testing

Most parents are familiar with the need to screen their newborn’s hearing in the hospital, but after being given the green light, they lack awareness about the importance of testing their children as they grow. Many families think of hearing loss in black and white terms, believing one has either normal hearing or deafness. Actually, hearing loss is much more…

Affirmative Escrow: Real Estate Expertise & Service

Meet Affirmative Escrow Manager Brynne DesMarteau-Bradbrook, in this Q&A about Affirmative and its mission. What services does Affirmative Escrow provide? Commercial and residential resale and refinance escrow services, including bank-owned properties, corporate employee relocation, short sale and 1031 tax-deferred exchange transactions.

Monarchs Gym

Monarchs is a full-service children’s enrichment center dedicated to inspiring dynamic kids to grow, learn, have fun and be happy through the development of mind and body education. Monarchs offers curriculum-based physical instruction programs geared to cultivate your child’s active lifestyle through Kinder Gymnastics and Kinder Tots (Music, Superheroes, Princesses, Yoga & Cheer), Recreational Gymnastics classes for girls and boys,…