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…

Harry Barovksy Memorial Youth Commission:

The Harry Barovksy Memorial Youth Commission, created in 1999 by the Malibu City Council, was developed to provide young people in the community with a platform to make recommendations to the council on matters concerning the city's programs and projects that are structured to serve them and their families. 

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…

What You Should Know about Rollover IRAs

As the landscape for career-oriented professionals has shifted in recent decades, fewer and fewer employees stay with one employer from date of hire through the day they retire. Rather, more frequently, people change jobs seeking new professional experiences, and explore their professional options in an effort to catapult their career vertically at a more rapid rate.

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…

Easing Into the New School Year

Preparing to go back to school is often a combination of excitement and overwhelm. With each incredible new chapter, undoubtedly comes a new set of challenges.

A Great Summer

While no one really needs to tell me that our communities in the Conejo Valley and Malibu are really special, the past several weeks have been a cultural epiphany for me. The commute to Hollywood or downtown L.A. for quality music and theater has always been a point of frustration for us. However, the combined … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Summer Block Party! The Malibu Country Mart’s annual Summer Block Party takes place August 10 from noon to 3 p.m. Featuring fun and free activities for the whole family, the Summer Block Party is sure to be a blast. Festivities include a hair-braiding station, henna tattoos, Spin art, an animal petting zoo, face painting, a … Continued

Students Host Garden Celebration

Parents, siblings and Pacific Palisades Garden Club members attended the Marquez Charter School Garden celebration, where students in Grades 1-5 led tours of the vegetable beds and native plants areas and shared about gardening class—making salsa, hosting guest chefs, starting and planting seeds and planting a Three Sisters garden. Third graders made a delicious rainbow … Continued

Celebrating 90th+ Happy Birthdays

"Eat, drink and be 90!" proclaimed the Pacific Palisades Woman's Club at its 90th+ birthday celebration, where 50+ of the guests were ages 90 and up! Palisades Honorary Mayors Janice and Billy Crystal greeted birthday guests at the photo booth they sponsored and crowned Pacific Palisades’ oldest male, Richard Littlestone, age 96, and oldest lady, … Continued