Health and Wellness & Their Intersection with the Law

In our more than 60 combined years of practice, the attorneys at DorenfeldLaw have honed a safe, thoughtful and caring approach to managing each client’s emotional (and physical) health during our time together.

Music Director Leads Symphony to New Heights

“And now for a big surprise. Tonight is a joyous celebration and I cannot imagine a better time and place to make this announcement, in front of 300 close friends of the Symphony,” teased Natalia Staneva, chief executive officer of New West Symphony, at the organization’s December gala. “Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to introduce to you…

Building a Successful Investment Portfolio

Building and designing a successful investment portfolio is subjective, as each investor has a different definition of achieving success. Because success is articulated differently for investors, it’s plausible to see how the portfolio building process can be part “art” and part “science.” Of course, if it were only science it would be much easier because we would know definitively the…

Readers Chime In

While I know that our feature articles and locally focused content like Around Town and Locally Owned are very well read, I often wonder if anyone reads our Lifestyle Letter. I put a lot of energy and emotion into the ones I contribute. That was especially true with our December and January issues. We were … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

CASA Volunteers Stand Up for Children Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) serve as advocates for foster children in the Ventura County Dependency Court System who are victims of abuse and neglect. With a string of people, often including their own parents, in and out of their lives, these children are in desperate need of a … Continued

Montecito Bank & Trust Gives Back to Community

Now in its 16th year, Montecito Bank & Trust’s unique Community Dividends awards program has granted a total of $16 million to local Santa Barbara and Ventura County nonprofits. This year’s event at the Four Season Biltmore’s Coral Casino ballroom gave a share of $1 million to 188 central coast nonprofits. Photography Ben Malkin

A Date with the Arts

 On the Town with the Arts  The Malibu and Pacific Palisades areas are a mecca of arts and culture. Make a date this month with your sweetheart to appreciate some of the many cultural offerings right here in our own backyard.   

Pepperdine Law Students Host Disaster Relief Clinic

In the wake of recent natural disasters in California, the Clinical Education Program at Pepperdine University School of Law launched the Disaster Relief Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services to those harmed by wildfires in Southern California in 2018.

Theatre Palisades: Entertaining Locals for Decades

For almost six decades, Theatre Palisades' productions have delighted locals, bringing high quality live performances of both classic and original plays to audiences of all ages.