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Great gifts for a cause

The Cancer Support Community/ Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara will host its annual Holiday Shopping Boutique from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sat., and Sun., Dec. 7 and 8 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road in Westlake Village. This shopping experience is always bursting at the seams with unique holiday gifts—from old favorites to new treasures—including many hand-crafted items […]

Last-minute shopping ideas for the man who has everything

Tech, tools, sports, DIY and grilling; all great guy gifts

Let’s face it, most people have a tendency to procrastinate around the holiday season, especially when it comes to scoring the perfect presents for those who are hard to shop for. To help stumped shoppers, here are some last-minute gift ideas to consider for “the man who has everything”: Grill accessories: Surprise a favorite grill master with an unusual grill […]

Wonders of the world up close and personal

Books offer the gift of discovery

For young and old alike, books make great holiday gifts. To wow favorite readers this season, consider the following titles, which will allow them to become armchair explorers, travel back in time or even take an inner journey to learn more about themselves. Send a loved one on a global journey that explores the innovations and ingenuity of the world’s […]

The state of shopping all depends on where you live

Income levels also matter

Everyone spends a little extra during the holidays, but consumers in Maryland and Utah spend more, a lot more. The average consumer spends $1,047 on the holidays, but consumers in Maryland spend twice that. Maryland residents have the highest discretionary income to spend during the holidays, with $2,240 at their disposal to spend. Using an algorithm that takes into account […]

A perfect present and a must-read for pro football fans

Sneak preview of popular new book

Fans love watching pro football warriors battle it out on the gridiron, and with the playoffs looming and the holidays just around the corner, authors Jerry Rice, the National Football League Hall of Fame wide receiver, and Randy O. Williams, veteran author and sportswriter, have teamed up to write the definitive history of the sport, “America’s Game: The NFL at […]


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