College Bound

This fall, like thousands of other parents, I will take my baby to school, just as I have hundreds of other times, but this time will be different. This September, I’ll drop my little girl off at school, but I won’t be picking her up later that afternoon—no, this time she’s off to college, where she will likely remain until…

Parkening International Guitar Competition Attracts World-Class Talent

Musicians from around the globe gathered at Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre this summer to compete in the prestigious Parkening International Guitar Competition. Twenty-three-year-old Andrea Roberto from Italy wowed the audience and took first placewith his interpretation of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Concerto No. 1 in D Major during the sold-out final round held Saturday, June 1. In addition to the Gold Medal…

Memories of Back to School

Whenever I hear “back to school,” it takes me back to when my children were young and going through the school years. Having four children, it was a busy time. Back to school meant getting back on schedules, new outfits and shoes and all new school supplies, and of course, a new backpack. I was a room mom for each…

Broadway in Your Backyard:

5-Star Theatricals, the Ovation Award-winning resident musical theatre company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide the highest-quality theatre experience as well as serve their community with the many outreach programs they offer.

Community Activist Leaves Lasting Mark

Beth Leder-Pack, a Santa Monica community leader and activist known for making a tremendous positive impact during her lifetime, passed away on March 30 at age 60 in her sleep after a brief illness.

Revitalize & Rejuvenate at Shonan Beauty Clinic

Internationally renowned Shonan Beauty began nearly two decades ago in Japan, where it quickly grew to more than 85 locations throughout the country. In 2017, Shonan Beauty expanded into the United States, with a Shonan Beauty Clinic now open in Thousand Oaks, where experts offer a wide range of medical-based aesthetics, including a full service regenerative and rejuvenation medispa, plus…

Men of Character

 Eric Allaman, Former Malibu resident, currently in Sonoma County  Composer  Words to Live By: “One day at a time!”

Malibu Urgent Care Center Tends to Community

When it comes to emergency medical care, Malibu Urgent Care Center serves as the sole location to receive treatment from Oxnard to Santa Monica. Established in 2001 after the former urgent care center went bankrupt, the local medical center owes its existence to dedicated community members.

Skin by Lovely: Empowering Beautiful Women

At Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica, Founder Lovely Laban, MSN, GNP-C, equates beauty with power.

Q 360 Taps Into Healing Energy

Q 360, a state-of-the-art healing center designed to foster optimal health in mind-body-spirit, uses a holistic approach to harness a wide range of energy fields to accelerate healing and amplify healing capabilities. The following Q&A features input from Aaron Cameron, Founder & CEO, and Dr. Stephen Sokolow, Executive Director.