“Radical Beauty: Malibu Rising”

"Once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. But, one thing certain: when you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person that walked in. That's what this storm is all about.”

Rising Stars

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza recently celebrated 25 years of bringing arts and entertainment to the Conejo Valley. Pacific Festival Ballet has been a part of that story since 1994 and continues to make dance history in the community today.

Pepperdine University Welcomes New President James Gash

Pepperdine’s new president, James Gash, officially took the baton from former President Andrew K. Benton on August 1, having been named President Elect in mid-February and formally inaugurated on September 25, 2019; but the former Pepperdine Law professor’s connection with the college actually began before he was even born.

Lending a Hand, Not a Handout: The Jewish Free Loan Association

For more than a century, the Jewish Free Loan Association of Los Angeles has lent a hand to people in need, offering interest-free loans on a non-sectarian basis to individuals and families whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify through traditional financial channels. A financial first responder serving Los Angeles and Ventura counties, JFLA funded $113,000 in interest-free…

Jeff Runyan Shares Secret to Success

Discipline Makes the Difference—the motto at Runyan Capital Advisors—was inspired by the company’s Chief Executive Manager when he was a teenager competing in a triathlon and bought a T-shirt emblazoned with the inspirational message.

Nonprofits Rewarded for Efforts

November marks the one-year anniversary of the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting (Nov. 7) and also the one-year anniversary of the Hill and Woolsey wildfires (Nov. 8).

America’s Best Christmas Display is Just a Short Drive Away!

If you didn’t know that there is a full-blown winter wonderland right here in Los Angeles, then you have certainly been missing out. For more than 65 years, Aldik Home has been dazzling Southern Californians (and visitors from all over the globe!) with a jaw-dropping display of the most beautiful Christmas décor found anywhere in the world. Each year is…

Transforming Lives:

“Passing it forward” by doing good deeds in exchange for mentor/tutoring sessions through the Emily Shane Foundation, local youth gain educational benefits while preserving the memory of Malibu teen Emily Shane, who was tragically struck by a car and killed in April 2010. Created by her mother, Ellen Shane, the Emily Shane Foundation aims to give back to the community…

Taking Control, Becoming Whole: Women Tickled “P.ink” with Mastectomy Tattoos

When Westlake Village resident Sherri Rosenthal, then 60, learned she had stage 1 breast cancer in 2013, she reacted calmly. Even though the invasive ductal cancer tumor in her left breast was small and not aggressive, she told the breast surgeon she wanted both breasts removed.

Walk 3to9 & the Dr. Susan Love Foundation:

The Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research—the largest national breast cancer charity based in Los Angeles—believes that ending breast cancer lies at the intersection of research and innovative partnerships.