Examining Autism

Marcia Hinds and her husband, Frank, were devastated when their 4-year-old son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The psychiatrist, a leading specialist in the Minneapolis area where the Westlake Village couple then lived, told them he would probably need to be institutionalized.

Stay Healthy & Fit with Local Wellness Providers

Abundant beauty and natural resources top the list of things to love in this region, as do the many skilled and talented area health and wellness providers. Whatever health needs may arise, finding an expert provider to address concerns and keep us fit and healthy is a breeze. Here are a few of our favorites!

Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute

It all started with the dream of 5-year-old boy living in St. Louis, Missouri. He wanted to save animals and he loved the water! Sam was also a smart, curious and adventurous kid with an easy smile and gregarious laugh. As Sam grew up so did his passion for making a difference and love of life. He worked hard to…

Smile Your Way to Health

To smile or not to smile? Is that even a question? Apparently, it is. Earlier this year, when a fan asked Kim Kardashian about her secret for smooth skin, her answer had media outlets going bonkers: “Don’t smile.” 

“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).