Patient-Focused Physician Aims to Improve Vision for All

From the time we open them in the morning until we close them at bedtime, our eyes play a very important role in our lives and well-being. So when age-related or genetic issues affect our vision, an experienced, skilled physician like Dr. Rajesh Khanna of Khanna Vision Institute in Westlake Village is essential to restoring your eyes to health.

Connecting with Community:

Each year, hundreds of alumni across the nation serve with their local chapters at nonprofit organizations on Step Forward Day—which was established more than three decades ago by two Seaver College students and now involves alumni, parents, faculty and staff from all five of Pepperdine's schools.

Malibu Chili Cook-Off Challenge and Carnival Benefits Area Youth

Residents who want to help Malibu youth and love chili can come with an appetite for the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu’s (BGCM) 38th Annual Chili Cook-Off Challenge, starting Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2.

Malibu’s 2nd Poet Laureate Shares Joy of Her Craft

Prose-loving locals have likely crossed paths with Malibu’s second Poet Laureate, Ellen Reich, a longtime area resident and prolific writer who enjoys sharing her love of poetry with the community.

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…