It’s Better to Give than Receive

Brighten the holidays by volunteering and donating to charities. Find inspiration from these celebrities:

AMG Thousand Oaks Takes You on the “Drive of a Lifetime”

There are generally two kinds of people when it comes to cars: car people and the rest. While Mercedes-Benz has long set the standard for luxury and safety on the road, their AMG division is for bona fide car people, and AMG Thousand Oaks was conceived for exactly these folks.

We Need to Come Together

The following is entirely different from what I originally composed for our December issue. I am writing this on November 8, the morning after the violent tragedy at Borderline in Thousand Oaks. In many ways our communities will never be the same. Not just in Thousand Oaks, but throughout the Southland. There will always be … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Future-Focused Education The Sycamore School in Malibu is breaking out of the traditional public school format and teaching kids how to love learning. At Sycamore, educators become curators of experiences; guides and coaches who help students explore, observe and reflect. Merging the best classroom practices and proven methods with educational theory and developments in learning … Continued

Building Capital with Jeff Runyan at Runyan Capital Advisors

Runyan Capital Advisors’ Chief Executive Manager Jeff Runyan subscribes to two life mottos that serve him—and his clients—well in business.

Annual Beach Picnic Celebrates Armenian Heritage

Ani Dermenjian has been bringing Malibu Armenian families together for six years to celebrate their common heritage. This year they also celebrated the 2,800 anniversary of Yehevan, the capital of Armenia. The food was amazing and it was all topped off with the singing of the traditional Armenian national anthem. Photography Ben Malkin

Pacific Palisades Community Council Honors Volunteers

Since 1973, Pacific Palisades Community Council volunteers have donated their time to ensure the best interests of their community. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides a forum to discuss community issues and advocates to government and private agencies on those issues where there is broad community agreement.

The Nutcracker Magic Continues for 25 Years at Pacific Festival Ballet

Who says it doesn’t snow in the Conejo Valley? For 25 years the patrons of Pacific Festival Ballet receive a flurry of sparkle and snow as they sit spellbound by The Nutcracker’s snow scene. Not only does it snow onstage but magically, light snowfall descends upon the audience as well.

Paso Robles: The Ultimate Wine Country Road Trip

For those of us lucky enough to live in Southern California, one of the most enjoyable road trips we can take is a winery tour of the easily accessible Paso Robles AVA. We came home with a wonderful supply of wine for the holidays. I always drink red wine with Thanksgiving turkey and my famous Black Friday Roast Beef. Read…

RestoraVita: Helping Clients Live Life to the Fullest

Rosimar Torres-Leon knew she wanted to be a doctor since high school. While attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she discovered her calling to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology.