Tips to pain-free gardening

Gardeners can lessen the aches and pains that can come from growing plants at home by heeding the advice of gardening expert and author Melinda Myers. Vertical gardening: Grow plants on a blank wall, fence or post. Height makes gardening easier and creates visual interest. Choose tools wisely: Look for ergonomic grips, long handles and ratcheted tools to keep posture […]

Teen named debutante

Las Madrinas recently announced the 37 families and their daughters who will be honored for their service to the community and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the Las Madrinas Ball on Sat., Dec. 21. The debutantes include Remy Jean Bessolo, daughter of Caroline Bessolo and Robert Bessolo of Westlake Village. Las Madrinas was established in 1933 as the first affiliate […]

Afternoon delight of Gilbert & Sullivan

Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Co. will highlight the Gilbert and Sullivan canon in the second show of the 2013 Summer Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sun., July 14 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Tech and artistic directors John and Rebecca Pillsbury, along with cast members Jeff Berg, Sydney Solomon Bowling, […]

The Art of Being

No need to travel far on your voyage of discovery I believe we each came to this planet just as Christopher Columbus or Marco Polo did, hardwired to explore, to push out, grow and evolve—to discover parts of ourselves and our world we have not seen before. While visiting the Getty Museum, perched high on a hill overlooking Los Angeles, […]

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