Issuu on Google+

SUMMERTIME

...ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

ARE YOU

PREPARED

SCHOOL IS OUT,

AND FUN IS IN

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

OUTDOOR FUN & PETS J U N E . J U LY 2015

LovEarth

Save the World. Get Paid. SHADES OF DODGER BLUE MALIBU WOMAN'S CLUB

MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM AGOURA / BEVERLY HILLS / BRENTWOOD / CALABASAS / CAMARILLO / ENCINO / MALIBU / NEWBURY PARK / OAK PARK / OXNARD / PACIFIC PALISADES / SANTA MONICA / SHERMAN OAKS / TARZANA / THOUSAND OAKS / TOPANGA / VENICE / VENTURA / WEST HILLS / WESTLAKE VILLAGE


JUNE/JULY 2015

COVER FEATURE 22

MARTIN DUNKERTON -

LovEarth.com

HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY AND HELP CHANGE THE WORLD? LovEarth is a brand new company conceived by movie producer and entrepreneur Martin Dunkerton. An online platform with 20,000 products, LovEarth is an entertainment plus grocery superstore similar to Netflix, Amazon, Costco, and Whole Foods, but with a unique social network. The difference is that LovEarth gifts 66% of its profits to charities, artists and anyone around the world.

14

BOBI LEONARD LIVING, INC.

26

THE MEN BEHIND THE MAGIC

Arthur L. Bernstein and Armando Gutierrez are men of many talents in the film and television industry.

IN EVERY ISSUE 10 55 74

4 /

Publisher’s Letter Dawn’s Corner Learning to L.I.V.E

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

30

A+ TUTOR

32

COASTAL VASCULAR CENTER

58

A CORNERSTONE FOR INVESTING

Malibu's CEO Jose Angel Manaiza, Jr.

Photography by Sara Khan


A Less Invasive Automated Hair Transplant System

• Less invasive procedure for hair transplantation • Patients feel little to no discomfort • No stitches or staples • No unsightly linear scar • No numbness where the donor hair is harvested • Shorter recovery time • Less activity restrictions after procedure • Patients can typically go back to work the next day • Provides natural looking results

MODELS

• Flexibility for any hair style of your choice, short or long

267 West Hillcrest Drive Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

(805) 497-1694

Andrew J. Kaufman, M.D., F.A.C.P. f LIKE US AT THE CENTER FOR DERMATOLOGY CARE

2320 Bath Street, Suite 317 Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-7874

W W W.N E O G R A F T M Y H A I R .C O M t FOLLOW DR. KAUFMAN ON TWITTER @DrAndrewKaufman


CONTENTS JUNE/JULY 2015

ASK THE EXPERT 12

16

20

36

42

DRIVE

DIY

44

34

I WANT TO WEAR SHORTS AND SKIRTS THIS SUMMER BUT I HATE THE SPIDER VEINS IN MY LEGS. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO? WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES AND TREATMENTS FOR CERVICAL SPINE PAIN? ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC HEADACHES, MIGRAINES, TMD, OR JAW PAIN? REGENERATIVE MEDICINE WITH BONE MARROW CONCENTRATION (BMC) AND STEM CELLS CAN YOU LOOK YOUNGER BY COSMETIC IMPROVMENTS TO YOUR SMILE?

SUMMER WHEELS SIX OF THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST CONVERTIBLES THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK

COMMUNITY/ LOCAL

6 /

FUELING YOUR MEMORY

38

10 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN HEALTHY AND YOUNG THIS SUMMER

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

SPIRITUAL 46

LANGUAGE SCULPTING THE HIDDEN POWER OF WORDS

56

THE MANUAL OF LIFE

28

IT'S SUMMER! ENJOY THE OUTDOORS WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND PETS

48

SHADES OF DODGER BLUE CATCHING UP WITH PETER O’MALLEY

52

ARE YOU PREPARED?

60

CHARITY

SUMMERTIME...AND THE ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

66

64

MARTIN SHEEN IN BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN

HEALTH & BEAUTY 18

WINDOW PROJECT POOL RULES

RECIPE 62

68

MALIBU WOMAN'S CLUB NURTURING LEADERS OF TOMORROW

70

IT’S GOOD TO BE A SHARK

SICKLE KIDS CARE FOUNDATION

CHICKEN CURRY


PUBLISHER'S LETTER I WANT TO START BY THANKING MY WONDERFUL STAFF MEMBERS WHO SUPPORTED ME WITH LOVE AND HARD WORK WHEN I WAS GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT PERSONAL TIME. My dad was very ill and then passed

Veera Mahajan

PUBLISHER AND CHIEF EDITOR

away at the end of April. I had to travel back and forth between Michigan and Malibu trying to balance my family and work responsibilities. At one point I was afraid that it might affect the outcome of our June/July issue. I am very proud and happy to announce that, not only were we able to accomplish our goal, we actually added eight more beautiful and informative pages to this issue. We are now printing twenty thousand copies and deliver our magazine by mail to all of Malibu while still delivering on the free stands from Beverly Hills to Ventura.

In the last few months I learned that no matter what happens, life does and must go on! I hope you enjoy the new look and feel of our weekly email blasts. We are in the process of also redesigning our website. It will be more attractive and easier to navigate than ever! Email blasts are a cost-effective way to advertise to twenty thousand (and growing) emails in our database. Please call us to find out how you can be part of our e-blasts. Also, check out The Malibu Chamber of Commerce Newsletter inside this issue to see what is new in Malibu. Malibu Chronicle offers special advertising discounts for Malibu Chamber of Commerce members. Visit us at our Malibu Chronicle booth at the Malibu Art Festival on July 25-26 hosted by the Chamber. As always, I invite you to send your ideas for interesting and intelligent topics you’d like us to discuss and debate in future issues. I love learning, through your wonderful emails, that you are noticing and enjoying the improvements we continue to make. I invite you to send me a note at veera@malibuchronicle.com with any suggestions, comments, or just to say hello. I look forward to hearing from you.

STAY CONNECTED PUBLISHER AND CHIEF EDITOR

Veera Mahajan EDITOR

Susan Hardie CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Antoni Pham DIRECTOR, SALES AND MARKETING

Dawn McCarthy 818.416.4660 Dawn@MalibuChronicle.com SALES EXECUTIVES

Kimber Sax 818.523.3323 Kimber@MalibuChronicle.com Jennifer Mujica (Las Vegas) 702.439.0860 Gammojen@Cox.net

10 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

facebook.com/MalibuChronicle COPY EDITORS

F.T. Frank Jennifer Mujica CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Charlotte Ward David Olan Hermine Hilton Janee Markland Jennifer Mujica Len Simonian Mana Trink Marcus Amick Marcy Liberman Paul Martinez Steve Moyer Susan Hardie Swami A. Parthasarathy Tommy Hawkins Veera Mahajan STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS

JC Cadena Alberto Santillan

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

JC Cadena WEBSITE DESIGNER & BUS. DEVELOPMENT

Steven D. Doolittle

CUSTOMER SERVICE

23838 Pacific Coast Hwy. #2890 Malibu, California 90265 Ph: 310.919.5200 or 310.456.7935 Fax: 310.919.3532 Info@MalibuChronicle.com Editorial@MalibuChronicle.com www.MalibuChronicle.com

PS:

If you like what you see in this issue, please also check out our online publication at MalibuChronicle.com Please like us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Our next issue will be out in August 2015. The August/September 2015 issue will focus on living well and defying age. We are excited to bring you some wonderful stories of inspiring individuals. They teach us how to live well and continue to be productive members of society. As usual, we will also share more health, fitness, and positive lifestyle articles. Be happy, healthy and well!

twitter/MalibuChronicle PUBLISHING Malibu Chronicle magazine is published by Veera Verra, LLC. Copyright ©2015 by Veera Verra, LLC. Title “Malibu Chronicle” is registered US Patent and Trademark Office. The opinions expressed in Malibu Chronicle magazine are not to be considered official expressions of Veera Verra, LLC. Veera Verra LLC does not accept any responsibility for the actions of its readers. The contents within Malibu Chronicle magazine are for informational purposes only and should not be treated as health care or health management advice. The materials herein are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of content in this magazine. Reliance on any information provided herein is solely at your own risk. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any material in this publication without written permission of Malibu Chronicle is expressly prohibited. Publisher reserves the right to accept or reject all advertising matter. Publisher does not assume responsibility for errors, omissions, and/or changes in advertising or editorial material. PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

FOUNDER PAUL RUFFMAN SOLD MALIBU CHRONICLE WITH ALL RIGHTS TO VEERA MAHAJAN IN 2011.


ASK THE EXPERT Karen Quirk, M.D.

Number of treatments: Most spider veins need a series of 6 treatments for optimal results.

Q

I Want to Wear Shorts and Skirts This Summer but I Hate the Spider Veins in my Legs. Is There Anything I can do? Yes, there is and you can wear shorts and skirts this summer! When it comes to treating Telangiectasia, commonly referred to as spider veins, Sclerotherapy treatment is the gold standard. This treatment is favored by the majority of physicians and is approved by the FDA. In our practice, we have treated hundreds of women, and even some men, for this relatively harmless, but unwelcomed condition.

Treatment details: Sclerotherapy treatments are simple, fast and fairly painless. The treatment area will be injected with a sclerosing agent and depending upon the size of the area being treated, more than one injection is typically necessary. Most procedures take about 30 to 45 minutes to perform and are done right in the office. The solution is an irritant that makes the veins collapse and eventually fade out of sight. You will need to wear compression stockings initially to help the veins collapse properly. Walking is a good thing, so plan to do that daily as you watch your unsightly spider veins disappear. Sclerotherapy is a terrific solution for treating spider veins and will get you back in your favorite shorts and skirts this summer!

Treatment: Spider veins: those red, purple, and blue veins that are most often seen on the legs.

Please call 805-263-4204 to schedule a complimentary spider vein consultation.

A

12 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

Recovery: Return to everyday activities the next day, and vigorous workouts within 1-2 weeks.


PAID ADVERTORIAL

Bobi Leonard Living, Inc. 2

Q: Can Bobi Leonard’s products help my particular skin type? A: All skin types will benefit from our specialized Peels, Masks, Anti-Acne products, and Body Care. No matter what shape your skin is in, Bobi Leonard Skincare will give you the healthy, radiant skin you’ve always dreamt of having.

3

Q: What sets Bobi Leonard’s skincare line of products apart from the rest? A: Our line incorporates the best scientific discoveries in skincare with pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Widely hyped, commercial grade skincare and beauty supplies found in top department stores are NOT pharmaceutical grade and cannot come close to achieving the amazing results you will discover with my line of skincare products. Price point is the same as department store facial beauty products. I use a specialized blend of exotic oils, deep hydrators, ingredients that bind moisture to the skin, and my patented cell renewal and tissue regeneration ingredients. Our Bobi Leonard Skincare line comes in formulas for the face and the body. EGF and Stem Cell sunscreens are also available.

T

elevision personality and famous interior designer to the stars, BOBI LEONARD , did years of scientific research to find a product that would work on her own badly damaged skin. She finally found Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF). This amazing ingredient is the basis for Bobi’s skincare line and has made Bobi Leonard Skincare the premiere skincare line in the nation.

1

Q: You know how much we all spend on beauty products that really don't work. What makes Bobi Leonard's skin care different? A: I’m asked that question all the time. EGF was actually developed by NASA after they observed that the astronauts’ skin looked significantly older after only a short time in space. With much research, NASA discovered that the naturally-occurring growth factor in skin could be duplicated and used to

regenerate skin. Our EGF is a potent protein derived from recombinant DNA. It catalyzes the natural healing process of the cells by causing the cells to divide and multiply. EGF is all natural with no mineral oil, no lanolin, no petroleum and no animal testing. Until recently, the cost of synthesizing this product was too high to be commercially viable. Today these products are now available to the public and that’s where we

come in. Our Epidermal Growth Factor Kit is a specialized anti-aging kit and one of the most concentrated formulations in the United States. Our Stem Cell Therapy line will give you visibly younger skin in 30 days. Our organic, plant-derived stem cells stimulate fresh, new skin cell production and increase elastin synthesis. As a result, you will see fewer wrinkles and enjoy dramatically younger, healthier, supple, radiant skin.

TO VIEW THE ENTIRE LINE OF BOBI LEONARD’S SKINCARE PRODUCTS VISIT: WWW.BOBILEONARD.COM

14 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM


ASK THE EXPERT Dr. Anthony Virella Board Certified Neurosurgeon

Q

What Are the Most Common Causes and Treatments for Cervical Spine Pain?

A

For those suffering from chronic neck pain, it is often difficult to pinpoint exactly how the injury may have occurred as well as how to treat it. The two most common causes of neck pain are

16 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

a hyperextension of the cervical spine or a degenerative condition of the spine, such as arthritis. Typically, most patients are more familiar with the term “whiplash� when discussing a hyperextension of the neck. Whiplash occurs when the spine is hyperextended forward or backward (or both) in a sudden and violent motion. Most often this occurs in an auto accident, but can also occur due to a slip and fall or sports injury. While some cases of whiplash will subside with conservative care, other cases will result in the herniation of a cervical spine disc. The cause of this is the mass amount of force exerted by an auto accident or injury which causes a shift in the alignment of the spine and can force a spinal disc outward

into the spinal canal. Oddly, many patients do not notice pain until hours or even days after an accident. For this reason, it is very important to seek medical attention immediately following an accident, even if no symptoms are present. Whiplash can occur at speeds as low as 14 MPH. Another common cause of neck pain is the formation of osteophytes (bone spurs) on the facet joints of the spine. The facet joints are small stabilizing joints located between and behind the cervical vertebrae. Degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis, cause a breakdown of the cartilage in the facet joints. In an effort to repair this damage, the body will form calcium deposits or new bone spurs where the cartilage has deteriorated. When these osteophytes protrude into the spinal canal, they often cause irritation of the spinal nerve roots causing both localized and radiating pain. The most common symptom of a chronic cervical spine condition is a sharp pain when rotating or extending the neck in a particular direction. However, other symptoms such as persistent headaches, pain radiating into the arms and fingers as well as burning or tingling in the arms and fingers are also telltale signs of a

cervical spine condition. It is important to consult a spine specialist at the first onset of pain as ignoring symptoms can lead to permanent motor and sensory deficits. Dr. Anthony Virella is a Board-Certified, Fellowship trained Neurological Spine Surgeon with advanced training in the management of complex spinal disorders. He attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and is a graduate of the UCLA Neurosurgery Residency Program. Dr. Virella completed his complex spine in-folding resident fellowship at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation with Dr. Edward C. Benzel, M.D. Additional work included a second fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center. Dr. Virella is a nationally recognized specialist in the field of complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and has offices located in Westlake Village and Valencia. Call us at 805449-0088 to schedule an appointment in Valencia or Westlake Village today or visit www.Dr-Virella.com.


HEALTH MEMORY

“FUELING YOUR MEMORY” [The One Sure Bet We All Forget] HILTON

t

Written by HERMINE HERMINE HILTON, ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR SPEAKERS, IS THE AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS ON MEMORY INCLUDING “THE EXECUTIVE MEMORY GUIDE” (SIMON&SCHUSTER), “50 WAYS TO A BETTER MEMORY”, AND HER LATEST BOOK TITLED “FUHHGEDDABOUTIT!” (HOW TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOUR MEMORY). YOU MAY HAVE HEARD HER ON RADIO OR SEEN HER ON TELEVISION WITH DAVID LETTERMAN; CHARLIE ROSE; MATT LAUER; BRYANT GUMBEL, OR A HOST OF OTHERS. SHE IS THE CREATOR OF SONIK MEMORY AND THE MEMORY MOTIVATOR FOR THE FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES FROM NORDSTROM TO NASA, AND IS KNOWN INTERNATIONALLY FROM THE NETHERLANDS TO NIGERIA, TURKEY TO THAILAND, ITALY TO ISRAEL, AND ALMOST ALL OTHER POINTS ON THE PLANET. (SHE IS ALSO KNOWN AS ‘THE LADY ON THE MOUNTAIN’ TO THOSE OF YOU IN MALIBU WHO DRIVE CORRAL CANYON.)

18 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

WHAT IS IT? What is the healthiest action for our memories we all forget to take? Well, believe it or not......it's breathing. Not the breathing you do naturally and unconsciously, but the DEEP BREATHING you have to think about consciously and then do. And why should you care about DEEP Breathing? And how does it assist your memory process? Well, first of all, deep breathing increases the oxygen flow to your brain cells. This wakes them up and gets them going. Deep breathing also relieves stress and promotes relaxation, and your memory always works better when you're relaxed. Under stress, your blood pressure shoots skyward, your muscles tighten and knot up, your heart becomes a drum beat, and your breathing quickens into overdrive. To override these stress reactions you should invite in some relaxation by scooping up some deep long breaths.

WHY WE FORGET TO DO IT Whereas regular breathing comes naturally and unconsciously to every living thing -even plants- deep breathing does not. And it sometimes feels unnatural. That's why we often forget to do it. And I know that all too well. Although I walk up a mountain trail most days of the week, many times I'm halfway up the mountain when I realize I've forgotten to really make use of the air. Yes, you read me right....even 'America's Memory Motivator' often forgets about taking those big gulps. But, after the first deep breath I've had to remind myself to take, my memory wakes up - my emotions settle down - my feet get more lively - and the long trek doesn't seem so tough. {Take a deep breath now!} ( If you're wondering why I keep walking that mountain, it's because walking promotes the growth of neu-

rons in your grey matter, and any exercise causes you to breathe more. And chewing gum* while you're at it increases the flow of blood to the brain which helps focus and concentration and leads to improved memory retention.) *[I chew Trident-It protects and cleans.] FILL YOUR LUNGS & FUEL YOUR BRAIN Although everyone is born with the ability to Deep Breathe, most of us just ignore it. Did you ever have someone tell you to take a


{Take a deep breath now!} DEEP BREATHING AND STUDYING If your mind wanders off the track while studying, bring your attention back and focus on some deep breathing to build your concentration. Attention and concentration are the mainstays of a good memory, and deep breathing enables you to concentrate. Taking a deep breath is like turning on an electrical switch in your mind. Try it. You'll be cognitively surprised. SO REMIND YOURSELF I bet you haven't taken one deep breath since you sat down to read this article. (In fact, you probably haven't taken one all day.) Remember the line in that old song... “It's easy to remember but so hard to forget.” Well...it's just the opposite with Deep Breathing... “It's so hard to remember but easy to forget.” You should be doing it all the time and everywhere: When you get out of bed in the morning; When you're brewing the coffee; When you're watering the plants; When you're driving to work; When you're making love (uh-uh... that one comes naturally...if my memory serves me).

deep breath when you're angry or fearful or in a confrontational situation? Although that's exactly what you should do - it's often the opposite that you will do. Usually you'll tighten up and hold your breath. Wrong!!! That won't get you over any humps. If, instead, you take a few real deep breaths, you'll be able to slay the dragon. Whether breathing from the diaphragm, abdominally, or belly breathing, let the rush of air thoroughly fill your lungs. You should always inhale through the nose, hold your breath a few seconds to let your body absorb the oxygen, and then exhale through the mouth. The more oxygen you inhale the clearer your thinking becomes. It's a great healing mechanism for your physical as well as your emotional health.

{Take a deep breath now!} BREATHING-101 If you breathe properly your lungs will expand. When you fill your lungs completely with the oxygenated air you need to keep you healthy, your chest and your belly will rise. Then, when you exhale, your diaphragm will push against your lungs and this helps to expel any carbon dioxide. By deep abdominal breathing we are gathering and then exchanging the healthy incoming oxygen for the outgoing carbon dioxide. Your heartbeat will slow down...your blood pressure will lower...---your doctor will love you.

Anyway, channel your unconscious shallow breathing into conscious Deep Breathing whenever you can. Eliminate any stresses that are invading your brain space and instruct your brain in order to get the deepest breathing benefits. Help yourself to a big scoop. It doesn't cost a penny more but it pays off infinitely. B- is for the Burst of pep it gives you R- is for the Respiratory drive E- is for that Easy peaceful feeling, A- is 'cause it's keepin' you Alive, T- is for the Tingle that runs through you, H- is for the Health it brings about, Put them all together and then breathe it, It's the BREATH we cannot live without! JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!

HH The Lady On The Mountain www.hiltonmemory.com

MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM JUNE.JULY 2015

/ 19


ASK THE EXPERT Dr. Bob S. Perkins

Q

Are you Suffer -ing from Chronic Headaches, Migraines, TMD, or Jaw Pain?

20 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

A

Chronic facial pain can be devastating. Temporal Mandibular Joint/Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMJ/TMD) pain and chronic headaches affects up to 25 – 30% of the population, and disproportionately, most are women. Invariably, these symptoms are related to imbalances in the muscles that support the jaw. When your “bite” is not balanced, there is a ripple effect. The muscles of the face and head are firing too strongly and too often. This can manifest as headaches, migraines, neck pain, postural changes, ringing in the ears, dizziness, clicking of the jaw joints, soreness in the jaw muscles, limited ability to open the mouth, and chipping or wearing of the teeth. Muscles are required to bring your teeth together. If bringing your teeth together requires

certain muscles to overwork, then they will soon become fatigued and they will enlist help from other groups of muscles in the head and neck. As muscle groups begin to fatigue we start to see a distortion in the way the head and neck relate and a change in the posture, among other changes. If the teeth aren’t coming together in the right place, then too often, the joint and muscles wont be comfortable. Treating TMJ/TMD and chronic headaches requires calming the muscles. This is accomplished by establishing a new relationship between the upper and lower jaws where the muscles don’t have to overwork in order to bring the teeth together. It requires a non surgical, orthopedic solution which invariably restores proper facial proportions and balance to the face. “Form follows function” as a great, modern architect once said. That is to say, that if the face looks proportional and balanced, it is highly likely that the muscles and joints are comfortable. Edson came to my office with debilitating headaches, neck aches, TMJ pain, and a general sense of malaise. He had been to numerous specialists with no relief. No one had taken a neuromuscular approach. Prescriptions were given and many tests, but no results. He was defeated and almost hopeless. We comfortably found and created a new bite posi-

tion for Edson that brought balance and comfort to the muscles. This not only eliminated 15 years of symptoms but it gave his face the proportions and balance it had been lacking. This is a holistic approach. Nothing but a holistic approach will bring these results. A “night guard” or “splint” is a band-aid approach, at best. Jennifer ‘s face and eyes looked very strained and uncomfortable. Her muscles were overworking to bring the teeth together in her existing, pathological bite. Her teeth were extremely worn down from muscle agitation. When the jaw relationship was modified such that the muscles and joints were balanced and comfortable, Jennifer’s face took on a renewed appearance. She looks much younger, poised, and she is pain free. Come to our office for a complimentary consultation to see if we can comfortably restore health, balance and function, and eliminate chronic pain. Visit our website at www.malibutmj.com and hear testimonials from just a few of the many patients who have experienced this relief. With our neuromuscular approach, a solution is just a visit away.


F E AT U R E S T O RY

“The infinite model of mother nature is my inspiration. Divine law is similar to ‘Karma’ or Emerson’s ‘Law of Compensation’ – to give and receive. A flower draws from the sun, earth, air, water, fire and spirit. And so do we.” -Martin Dunkerton

Photography by Sara Khan

22 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM


M A RT I N D U N K E RT O N

LovEarth.com How do you make money and help change the world?

LovEarth is a brand new company conceived by movie producer and entrepreneur Martin Dunkerton. An online platform with 20,000 products, LovEarth is an entertainment plus grocery superstore similar to Netflix, Amazon, Costco, and Whole Foods, but with a unique social network. The difference is that LovEarth gifts 66% of its profits to charities, artists and anyone around the world. According to Martin, “LovEarth.com is a Godsend for many causes.” LovEarth’s tagline is: “Save the World. Get Paid.”

myself, ‘Thank God’ for entrepreneurs who are on the same page.” Martin is confident that LovEarth.com will grow into a multi-million dollar success story that will gift millions of dollars to charitable causes, artists and LovEarth affiliates globally. Martin feels very fortunate to have made a movie called “Awaken Your Riches” allowing him unique access to some enlightened millionaires and billionaires who were inspired by Napoleon Hill’s famous book, “Think and Grow Rich.” Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “One Minute Millionaire,” also became a movie investor in “Awaken Your Riches.” The movie is

LovEarth, a privately owned company, is part of a huge tide of businesses that are ‘changing course’ and giving their profits back to humanity because most people wish for a world where our children can thrive and be happy. Martin points out, “We all know that terrible suffering exists - most of us feel helpless. I believe with this kind of business model our children will literally have a much better chance of survival and everyone wins. Others are feeling this too! I just saw a cool site recently called Love Today and said to

due to be officially released in China and the USA in early 2016. Martin used all the entrepreneurial principles he learned to create LovEarth.com and realized that these same principles could be observed in nature. Martin explains, “The infinite model of mother nature is my inspiration. Divine law is similar to ‘Karma’ or Emerson’s ‘Law of Compensation’ – to give and receive. A flower draws from the sun, earth, air, water, fire and spirit. And so do we. Bees pollinate and that’s the principle behind how million-

CONTINUED t

MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM JUNE.JULY 2015

/ 23


Martin Dunkerton – LovEarth.com

F E AT U R E S T O RY

aires become rich. Enlightened wealth creators also give and receive. This is the business model of LoveEarth.” He adds, “LovEarth’s affiliates are our true ‘shareholders.’ It’s all about shopping dollars - and a simple shift to our superstore that gives back. It is beautiful.” Dunkerton was educated at the Royal College of Art where he received his MA in Film. In addition to completing the movie “Awaken Your Riches,” he has republished “Think and Grow Rich” with a division of Simon and Schuster as a co-venture with LovEarth. Causes and artists are given their own website on LovEarth for free, something that would ordinarily cost about $2,500. According to Dunkerton, “We

24 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

can help causes look good and give them a free platform so anyone around the world can shop via their page. We gift 66% of the gross profits on 2 affiliate tiers 33%33%, so we’re a free money-making machine for them.” “We just worked with Hollywood actor Andrew Keegan and brought his amazing church “FULL CIRCLE” onto LovEarth. Andrew is an example of how celebrity power and causes are a potent mix, as we can support his cause via our 20,000 products. Right now we’re creating a LovEarth web presence for rock stars, actors, film-makers, directors, producers, and some amazing authors,” Martin adds. Imagine, every time you go online shopping, you’re helping children, protecting dolphins, the oceans, rainforests, supporting war veterans, empowering women, planting trees, caring for teens with sickle cell disease, all while shopping for the products you love! Martin states, “I believe the gap between rich and poor just got smaller with the birth of LovEarth.com. For example, if you choose to shop via a war veteran charity on LovEarth, you’re supporting those who have served their nation with every purchase you make.”

LovEarth expects to attract affiliates from around the world. Because payments are automated, everything is transparent and all affiliates can track every sale and know the amount they are to receive each and every month. Every affiliate globally has 24/7 access. It hasn’t always been easy for Martin as he explains, “I was a key-note speaker in Malaysia with the Napoleon Hill Foundation’s World Conference on “Think and Grow Rich” to an audience of over a thousand people that included the King. We screened the director’s cut of our movie “Awaken Your Riches” and it was the ‘crown jewel’ of the event and a huge success, receiving rapturous applause. One woman came up to me and whispered in my ear, “I was thinking of committing suicide and your movie has given me hope.” Unbeknown to Martin and his fellow producers in the USA, their distributor stole all their money to pay his debts. In the process, Martin nearly lost the rights to his own film. He found himself without a dime. Suddenly, after the Malaysian premiere, he was homeless on Venice Beach. He prayed to the Divine, God, Infinite Intelligence – and received an answer: “If you gift 33% of your profits back to the Earth, back to humanity, you’ll be okay... you won’t be homeless any more.” The very next morning Martin went into a meeting with an environmentalist. Martin suggested that if he wanted to support a fledgling idea for a website, he could secure his advertising spot with a 50% deposit on a future entertainment website called LovEarth that gifted 33% of its profits back to the earth. He did and Martin wasn’t homeless again. Martin sold another ad spot at an entrepreneurial conference a week later, and soon afterwards got two significant investments in “Awaken Your Riches.” They claimed and won their rights back, and LovEarth as an idea was born. Just 12 days after being homeless on Venice beach, Leonardo DiCaprio’s media team agreed to help build the first draft website of LovEarth.com.” Martin says of his team, “Steve Wolk is our chief tech genius. He put the first Apple Mac into space with NASA and Apple Mac. Steve Huntsman is

our new President, Toni O’Bryan our COO and Daniel Fingerhut is our Executive Director for LoveCourses, a series on health, spirituality, love and much more. It’s an amazing team.” They have been supporting charities like Janee Markland’s new cause that in time will become a fully-fledged charity called “Sickle Kids Care,” which will help children who have lost their parents to sickle cell disease. Martin has personally invested over a quarter of a million dollars into LovEarth and it is expanding into amazing areas. With “Awaken Your Riches” launching in 2016 they have lots to look forward to and much to treasure right now. They’re creating a global prosperity day along with their movie, and have coventured with a division of Simon & Schuster called Beyond Words, republishing “THINK AND GROW RICH.” “In fact, we loved the Beyond Words catalogue so much, we completely integrated their 500+ products onto our LovEarth platform,” says Martin. LovEarth ‘beta launched’ on April 22, 2015, Earth Day, and is currently uploading two Serendipity produced TV shows - “STAR SPIRIT SHOW” and “AWAKEN YOUR RICHES SHOW.” Martin is now talking with several large funders to help bring 250,000 products for sale on LovEarth.com, and is also raising $100,000 on “We$hareCrowdFunding.” According to Martin, “This is a superb short-term fundraising platform, where anyone can team up with LovEarth, plus you can create your own platform for funding.” WESHARECROWDFUNDING.COM/LOVEARTH And in this June/July edition of the Malibu Chronicle they launch LovEarth to 120,000+ people. Please visit and shop for 20,000+ products, also learn how to make money and receive your organic groceries for free: LovEarth.com/MalibuChronicle If you too become an affiliate on LovEarth, please use our above (parent) link, for who referred you - thank you.


ARTHUR L. BERNSTEIN AND ARMANDO GUTIERREZ ARE MEN OF MANY TALENTS IN THE FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY. COMBINED, THEIR CREDITS INCLUDE ACTING IN FILM, THEATRE AND TELEVISION, CINEMATOGRAPHY, EDITING, CASTING, ANIMATION, PRODUCTION DESIGN, PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, CREW, WRITING, DIRECTING AND PRODUCING. BUT IT’S BEHIND THE CAMERA, WRITING, DIRECTING AND PRODUCING WHERE BERNSTEIN AND GUTIERREZ HIT THEIR STRIDE.

T

hey are passionate about film. Gutierrez received his Bachelor Degree in Business from the University of Miami. After earning a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, he went on to study acting at the Guildhall School in London, which landed him an upcoming role in the Sam Heughen movie, When the Starlight Ends. Ever since Bernstein received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Motion Picture and Theatre Production at the University of Miami in Florida, he has enjoyed delving into a character’s psyche and the choices they make that change the course of their lives. It’s no wonder then that his latest endeavor is an independent film about the early years of Walt Disney called Walt Before Mickey, based on a book of the same name by Timothy S. Susanin.

26 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

“No one had ever done a movie about Walt’s early years. We wanted to show the man behind the magic. We want people to see that he is more than movies and theme parks. Walt was a man who came from meager beginnings and truly lived the American Dream, and built a kingdom from that dream,” Bernstein explains. The film chronicles the life of Walter (Walt) Elias Disney from his childhood in Missouri to his start as an animator. Bernstein and Gutierrez, the men behind the magic of this epic film, wrote and produced Walt Before Mickey. Walt Before Mickey is directed by Khoa Le and has a stellar cast that includes Thomas Ian Nicolas (American Pie) as Walt, John Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) as Walt’s brother Roy, David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place) as Rudy Ising, Jodie

Sweeting (Full House) as Charlotte Disney, Taylor Gray as Friz Freleng and Academy nominee Hunter Gomez (National Treasure) as Hugh Harmon. Bernstein also appears in the film, playing Frank L. Newman who was the first to give Disney the opportunity to present his animation on the big screen through his theater and film studio Newman Laugh– O–Gram Films. Gutierrez portrays the Disney legend, Ub Iwerks who helped co-create Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney’s daughter, the late Diane Disney Miller, wrote the forward to Susanin’s book and was actively involved in the process of making the film until her death. Bernstein and Gutierrez dedicate the movie to her memory. The world premier of Walt Before Mickey will be the featured film on opening night at The Skyway Film Festival,

which will run from June 12 – 14 in Brandenton, Florida. “There isn’t a better film for Opening Night to kick off our inaugural film festival - a story that follows the origins of Walt Disney, one of the most impactful entertainment pioneers in the history of film,” said Jose Restaino, Artistic Director of Skyway Film Festival. You can look forward to more from this magical producing duo Bernstein & Gutierrez. They are currently working on a new project titled Gehrig. The company has retained the rights to the New York Times best selling book Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by Jonathan Eig. The film will be produced by Michael Uslan (Batman vs Superman, Lego Movie), David Uslan and Robert Molloy Steinbrenner. Attached to direct is Jay Russell (Ladder 49). The book is the definitive account of the life and tragic death of baseball legend Lou Gehrig. The film will delve into Gehrig’s life which was more complicated – and perhaps more heroic – than anyone really knew. Visit the official site for Walt Before Mickey: www.waltbeforemickey.com


LOCAL

IT'S SUMMER! ENJOY THE OUTDOORS WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND PETS

School is out and fun is in! The summer air is filled with joy and adventure. Summer escapades in the company of Family, Friends and Pets are the most enjoyable, whether you are hiking, boating, surfing, or just relaxing by the pool. Smiling faces shine with delight. Enjoy some pictures from our readers having fun in the sun!

28 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM


MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM JUNE.JULY 2015

/ 29


PAID ADVERTORIAL

1-HOUR COMPLIMENTARY ORIENTATION

NUMBER 1 IN SPANISH LANGUAGE LEARNING “Malibu A Plus Tutor, LLC. is committed to providing the best and highest quality of Spanish tutoring to the residents & visitors of Malibu and surrounding communities from Beverly Hills to Palos Verdes” MISSION: Malibu A Plus Tutor, LLC. is a private-in-home tutoring company in Malibu that provides students of all ages a total learning package in the language of Spanish, enabling them to speak, read and write with confidence, and perfect their pronuncia-tion. TARGET: Working professionals and students committed to learn Basic Spanish in less than 6 weeks. CORE OFFERINGS 1. Free One-Hour Consultation coupled with Diagnostic Tests 2. Individualized (1-on-1) Tutoring Programs 3. Group Sessions, Seminars & Workshops WHAT WE DELIVER A proven system to learn over 360 of the most commonly used Spanish words & phrases in less than 6 weeks. COMPETITIVE EDGE • Students learn Spanish fluently at the fastest rate in a short-term. • Students can be trained to deliver speeches in English and Spanish. • Graduates can translate effectively from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.

Join us for a FREE orientation about learning basic conversational Span-ish in less than six weeks! This effective method will help you speak, write, listen and develop perfect pronunciation in Spanish!

PRICING & RATES • One-on-One Tutoring - $100.00 per hour • Group of 4 people or more - $20 per hour for each person • 6-Week Course - $400 • 6-Week Long-Distance Executive Learning Package - $200 (Includes self-learning materials and 3 hours of 1-on-1 lessons in person or via Skype.) • 6-Week Online Course - $180 SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS & BEST PAYMENT PLANS • 36-Hour A + Achiever Program$2592 in Nine Payments of $288 (Equivalent $72/hour) • 36-Hour A+ Achiever Program$1,944 Flat Rate (Equivalent $54/hour) • Contact us for Special Group Rates (as low as $18/hour) • Other Terms On Request • Financing Options through Wells Fargo-Malibu Colony Branch, Contact Ms. Christina Varela at christina.m.varela@wellsfargo.com or call (310) 456-1275

WHO: Open to all residents and visitors of Malibu WHAT: Conversational Spanish WHERE: The Malibu Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room 23805 Stuart Ranch Rd #105b Malibu, CA 90265 WHEN: Thursdays by appointment only WHY: Over 60% of all residents in Los Angeles County speak Spanish. Add Spanish to your resume and increase the influence of your business in any Spanish-speaking community in the U.S.A., and in Latin America and Spain. HOW: Attend a FREE Orientation seminar! Be amazed when you leave knowing how to engage others in Spanish using this proven method.

Make an appointment today at jose@malibuaplustutor.com or call (424) 279-2150

1- Hour Certificate

$100 Value (For new student ONLY)


!"#$%! "$& ! ($# "% ) "*+ ($&% , # $( + ("

)+#"&$%("#0$+$0!% )*4%5$(-2

! " !-&+. +(

" . !" +(

# $ #". -#$ +""

$ 0 +1$2+02

!%#-+*% $*#"0$&% ."$!$&%!"$& !%% .- -,"&&" ■

$%(218*1-*16%&1)%5(-*1(*%'&5*)%!24021*%#*3/&(*0*16% ,*4&3: ■

6-$#*%("# +5+"*% -6. " #+(.%$0*% 2%0"(-&-2%%8$6-29 6-$#*%("# +5+"*% +0 "2#$ +""%$0*% !-&+. +(%)"*+(+0"

($&&%!.% -*$%%5-#%$0%$,,-+0 )"0 %

:;<1=>?1?@@;

(-0""0+"0 &%%-,"0%"""0+02.%$0*%.$ !#*$%. #*%&((*36%&//%0&.24%-1574&1(*%,,-%3/&15%&1)%)*)-(&4*Q%

?@;%!$),.!+#"%#-$*4%.!+ "%$4%#". &$R"%"+&&$2"4%($%?@=S@

999Q,*4&,*&/6,(&4*Q(20

"-5-56%999Q526623*//*6,*4&3:Q(20%+24%024*%-1+240&6-21%&'276%,24021*%4*3/&(*0*16%6,*4&3:Q ;%Z;@=%!"#$%!"$& !%($#"4%$&&%#+2! .%#"."#""*

SEEK YOUR INNER GODDESS!

CURIOUS ABOUT BECOMING PAIN-FREE? WANT TO FEEL LIKE YOURSELF AGAIN? Services: • Chiropractic • Sports Medicine • All Types of Massage: Deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, hot stone • Laser Therapy • Zerona Laser (melt inches away, naturally)....

Malibu Chiropractic & Wellness 23440 Civic Center Way, Ste. #101 Malibu, CA 90265 Phone: 310-579-5949

Malibuchiropracticandwellness@gmail.com Dr. Amir Mahumud

Dr. Josh Ballenger

Dr. Ron Maugeri


PAID ADVERTORIAL

WRITTEN BY

JENNIFER GAMMONS-MUJICA

Coastal Vascular Center

is a premier Vascular Surgery center serving Ventura County, Conejo Valley and surrounding areas, with offices in Camarillo, Oxnard and a newly opened office in Simi Valley. 32 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM


t

In a field of predominantly male surgeons, vascular surgery has a new and growing number of women entering the profession. This year Coastal Vascular Center welcomed Dr. Karen Quirk to their highly skilled team of caring and conscientious Vascular Surgeons. Dr. Quirk brings knowledge of the most cutting edge techniques in vascular treatments and surgery. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California Berkeley and received her medical degree from UC Irvine School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Quirk combines compassion for her patients with outstanding technical skills -- both are characteristics of the Coastal Vascular professional team. "My goal is to always be personable and approachable. As venous problems are getting more attention, more women are willing to enter this field. The outcomes are getting better and better as well!" Dr. Quirk explains. As her professional biography explains, "Dr. Quirk was initially drawn to medicine because she wanted to make a positive impact on peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives and their health. She found vascular surgery fulfilling because of its technical complexity, and its medically challenging patients with whom she can build lifelong relationships. She performs all aspects of vascular surgery and minimally invasive procedures." Dr. Quirk is one of a highly skilled team of comprehensive Vascular Surgeons which includes Gregory K. Albaugh, D.O., FACS, FAPWCA and Kevin M. Major, M.D., FACS. Vascular Surgeons treat a multitude of diseases within the vascular system.

Dr. Kevin Major, Dr. Greg Albaugh, Dr. Karen Quirk

reduce blood flow to your limbs. These diseases can be managed by Symptoms may include cramping or medical therapy, minimally-invasive leg pain while walking, climbing stairs catheter procedures and/or surgical or during other physreconstruction. ical activities. Venous treatments "My goal is to To see a comare not only cosmetic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; always be perplete list of treatment many times symptoms sonable and services visit the can reveal much more approachable. Coastal Vascular serious conditions. An As venous problems are getting Center website at extensive number of more attention, www.coastalvascuservices are available more women larcenter.com. including treatment of are willing to Coastal Vascular Carotid Artery Occlusive enter this field. Center is currently Disease, Endovascular The outcomes are getting betoffering the "Leg Aortic Aneurysm Repair ter and better as Makeover" package, (EVAR), Arterial and well!" which is a compreVenous Disease. Carotid hensive treatment occlusive disease, also plan to address veins and venous called carotid stenosis, occurs when related issues. For both men and one or both of the carotid arteries in women, it is a great opportunity to the neck, which supply blood to the improve your vascular health while brain, become narrowed or blocked. enhancing your image and confidence Peripheral Artery Disease (also to wear those summer dresses, shorts called PAD) is a common circulatory and swimwear. problem in which narrowed arteries

Are you experiencing symptoms and would like to visit Coastal Vascular Center for a consultation? Call today at 805-263-4202. Or visit online at www.coastalvascularcenter.com.

MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM JUNE.JULY 2015

/ 33


DIY

WINDOW PROJECT

POOL RULES This project is great for any pool area this summer. Needed: Any window or secured old pane window, vinyl silhouettes. The project is simple, just cut out the images on any vinyl silhouettes then stick them onto the window panes. Many craft stores carry all kinds of great images and letters to choose from.

34 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

FOR MORE GREAT IDEAS CHECK OUT WWW.POLKADOTCHAIR.COM


FREE

Consultation CALL TODAY

Not all “cheeks” are cute with dimples Reshape your body with only 2 hours a week!!!

951 S. WESTLAKE BLVD., STE. 200 • WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91361

805.379.5352 OR 805.630.1366 • WWW.MARCISSKINCARE.COM

Marci’s Skincare Redefining Beauty...

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace, and power in it. - Goethe

23410 Civic Center Way Malibu, CA 90265 310-455-6681 www.5pointyoga.com


ASK THE EXPERT Marc Kerner, MD, FACS

WHAT ARE BONE MARROW STEM CELLS? The immature stem cells found inside bone marrow have the potential to develop into various mature cells such as muscle cells, the cells of a vessel, cells of a cartilage or even bone cells. Two of the main stem cells found in bone marrow include Hematopoietic stem cells and Mesenchymal stem cells.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE WITH BONE MARROW CONCENTRATION (BMC) AND STEM CELLS

Q

What is Bone Marrow?

A

Bone Marrow is the soft spongy tissue that is found in the center of your bones. In adults, marrow in the large bones is the producing center of your red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma components.

36 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

HOW ARE BONE MARROW STEM CELLS USED? Bone marrow stem cells can be extracted, concentrated and reinjected to accelerate the healing process, promote strength, offer pain relief and improve overall function. The regeneration occurs 4-6 weeks after treatment. The procedure takes up to 30 minutes, but the concentrating process may take up to one hour. Stem Cell therapy can be used to treat the following conditions: Osteoarthritis in the knee, arm and shoulder, ACL Injuries, Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, rotator cuff tears, tendinitis, hamstring tears and ligament sprains. For more information on Dr. Kerner and Bone Marrow and Stem Cells, please visit www.calweststemcell.com or call 818-349-0600. Dr. Kerner has offices in both Northridge and Westlake Village.


BEAUTY

10

Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Young this Summer SUMMER’S HERE AND WITH WARMER WEATHER, LONGER DAYS AND MORE SUNSHINE, YOU’LL PROBABLY BE ACTIVE AND OUTDOORS A LOT MORE. HERE ARE TEN TIPS THAT WILL KEEP YOU LOOKING AND FEELING YOUR BEST. Written by MARCI

LIBERMAN

7

1

Enjoy Healthy Food Choices Fish: Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fish helps build and maintain cellular structure. Water-Rich Vegetables: Increase collagen production. Orange Vegetables: Restore and regenerate damaged collagen. Red Vegetables: Contain lycopene, an antioxidant that acts as a natural sunblock protecting your skin.

Increase Hydration

A Hyperbaric Oxygen Facial is one of the fastest ways to replenish dehydrated skin. The process incorporates Hyaluronic Acid which helps to maintain moisture in the skin and prevent wrinkles.

2

8 Get Plenty of Sleep

Add Retinols

During the sleep cycle (6-8 hours), cell regeneration occurs and blood flow increases.

Derived from Vitamin A, retinols are often used to fight acne and diminish the signs of sun damage as they speed up cell turnover.

9

3

Drink Enough Water

Water helps eliminate waste and toxins. Add lemon to create an internal alkaline environment. Try to drink at least 64 ounces per day.

Prevent Sun Damage

4

Use a sunscreen that is water-resistant, has a SPF of 30 or more and blocks both UVA and UVB.

Reverse Sun Spots

Dermaplaning is an amazing treatment which has no down time nor will it make you photo sensitive.

5 Reduce Wrinkles

Microcurrent is a natural, non-invasive way to reverse loose skin and wrinkles.

10 Release Stress

6 Improve Skin Tone

LED Light Therapy works on the skin from the inside out. It has the ability to energize your skin cells and help heal tissue. It dramatically improves skin tone, texture and softens fine lines.

Stress causes high cortisol production increasing blood sugar which can cause damage to collagen. Build time into everyday for something fun or relaxing, and enjoy your summer!

MARCI LIBERMAN MARCI@MARCISSKINCARE.COM

38 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM


AFRICAN PHONE

LEOPARD

â&#x20AC;˘ JEWELRY We also specialize in jewelry. We can recycle your old, damaged or out-of-style jewelry and transform it into your own creation or, if you prefer, we can create prototypes for your approval. We have full capacity for lost wax casting and the ability to set both precious and semi-precious stones, as well as having a complete lapidary shop. We are always available for consultation and for authentication of works of art using the most recent forensic and scientific technology.


WE ARE A BUSINESS WITH 42 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE RESTORATION AND APPRAISAL OF FINE ART AND OTHER VALUABLE OBJECTS. OUR RESTORATION STUDIO IS CAPABLE OF WORKING ON: • PAINTINGS • FURNITURE • PORCELAIN • CERAMICS • PLASTICS • LUCITE • BRONZES AND SCULPTURE IN ANY MEDIA • WORKS ON PAPER

BEFORE ––––––> AFTER

BRONZE BY ISIDORE BONHEUR

Eric Finzi 323.373.1115

ARTpraisal 110 N. BONNIE BRAE ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90026 Cell: 310.925.0978 I Fax: 323.373.1116 Email: info@artpraisal.com


ASK THE EXPERT Dr. Saj Jivraj

Can you Look Younger by Cosmetic Improvements to Your Smile?

Q – What are Preparation-less veneers? A – In certain indications the appearance of your teeth can be transformed through preparation-less veneers. Most people think your teeth need to be cut down to achieve this. With the technology and laboratory support we have today, your teeth can look years younger by using minimally invasive techniques. Our focus is to keep your tooth intact.

Many people do not realize the impact stained teeth, a narrow smile or broken and worn down teeth can have on their appearance. Dentistry today can provide dramatic results that can be obtained through teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and crowns, and dental implants to replace cracked, crooked and worn down teeth. Most of the techniques used today are very conservative and some require no tooth reduction at all. Your appearance can be changed without surgery to a more youthful look - a look that will enhance your confidence and self esteem and allow you to enjoy life more.

Q – What role does the laboratory play in the overall appearance of the teeth? A – It is very important to choose a team that is high level in every way. Enhancing the cosmetics of the front teeth is a very difficult procedure, which requires a lot of skill. Prosthodontists are specialists in this area. We work with high level laboratory technicians who have advanced training in these concepts. Most people do not know that Prosthodontists exist. Prosthodontists are specialists in cosmetic, implant and reconstructive dentistry. A prosthodontist will look at many things before starting treatment to ensure as well as cosmetic improvement, the patient will

Q

A

42 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

obtain a result that has longevity. Q – What impact does a cosmetic procedure have on the patient? A – Enhancing the appearance of the teeth increases a patient's self-confidence, self-esteem and the way they interact with others. Of the thousands of patients we have treated, the only regret a patient has had is that they did not do it sooner. During the holidays, patients always want to look their best. Q – What makes Anacapa Dental Art Institute different? A – At Anacapa Dental we are Specialists in Cosmetic and Implant dentistry. We are Prosthodontists, true specialists in cosmetic and implant dentistry. We have performed the procedure for the last 14 years. We teach this procedure to dentists nationally and internationally. We provide a 10 year warranty. This is how confident we are that this will work for you. We will take very good care of you and your beautiful new smile. Woodland Hills: 818-839-7419 Oxnard: 805-604-5811


DRIVE

*Pricing does not include destination and handling charges.

MAZDA MX!5 MIATA

CONVERTIBLES

I

F YOU’RE A FAN OF SUMMER, THEN THE MERE THOUGHT OF THE SEASON PROBABLY CONJURES UP IMAGES OF HITTING THE ROAD IN A NEW CONVERTIBLE.

Sure, when you live in Southern California, the idea doesn’t quite spark the same emotions as it would for someone living in a city like Chicago, given how unbearable winters can be there. Still, convertibles have become such a staple part of the season on the West Coast that the desire to own one can be the same as it would be for someone living in the Windy City in June, if you love the sun and the open air.

Summer Wheels SIX OF THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST CONVERTIBLES THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK Written by MARCUS

AMICK

Trouble is, the struggle to find a convertible you like that won’t cost an arm and leg can often kill the entire idea. So, to help, we’ve zeroed in on six of this year’s hottest models that won’t get in the way of other necessities for the summer.

2 1

44 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

BMW 2 Series – Probably more likely to be consid­ ered a second option to the popular BMW 3 Series convertible, the open air 2 Series is certainly no sec­ ond to any car when it comes to appeal. Building on BMW’s popular design language, the 2 Series fea­ tures all of the amenities you’ve come to expect from the German carmak­ er in a more compact model that makes it easier to take in some sun when behind the wheel. Base Price: $37,900

Chevrolet Camaro – As one of the top sell­ ing vehicles in its seg­ ment, the convertible Chevrolet Camaro offers consumers a more unique spin on the popular sports car. The 2016 Camaro line­ up, which goes on sale later this year, includes a number of new design features and performance enhance­ ments as well as a new much more fuel effi­ cient 2.0L turbo model. Pricing: TBA Note: Pictured is the 2015 Model


3

Ford Mustang – A longstanding staple in the world of convertibles, the new topless Mustang features all of the same design appeal of Ford’s redesigned pony car in a much improved package for taking in the open air on the road. Enhancements include a more seamless roofline, more trunk space, and a new latch that low­ ers the roof in half the time of the pre­ vious convertible Mustang. Base Price: $29,300

4

Mazda MX­5 Miata – Whether opting for the Sport, Club or Grand Touring model, the 2016 MX­5 fea­ tures a number of new ele­ ments that make it a viable option as a convertible including a smaller, lighter and more aggressive design. It also comes with a number of new standard features including a six­speed manual transmission, LED head­ lights, USB audio input, Bluetooth capabilities, a leather­wrapped shift knob and power door locks. Base Price: $24,915

5

Nissan 370 Z Roadster – Powered by a 332­horse­ power 3.7­liter V6 engine, the sleek 370 Z Roadster is one of the less talked about cars in the world of con­ vertibles, but is a classic nonetheless. New features include the addition of the 370Z Touring Sport Roadster trim, Bluetooth for all models, revised sus­ pension tuning and the addition of a new Deep Blue Pearl exterior color. Base Price: $41,820

6

Volkswagen Beetle – Since first debuting in 2012 as a 2013 model, the Beetle con­ vertible has developed its own unique fan base among those who love the open air when driving. The new Beetle line­up builds on the car’s classic appeal with a number of enhancements including a four­cylinder TDI Clean Diesel engine, which improves highway fuel economy to 40 mpg on the automatic model. Base Price: $25,595

MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM JUNE.JULY 2015

/ 45


SPIRITUAL

POWER OF WORDS

Language Sculpting

The Hidden Power of Words Written by MANA

TRINK

t

“BY CONSCIOUSLY CHOOSING THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS WITH HIGHER UPLIFTING FREQUENCIES, YOU CREATE HARMONY, BALANCE AND WELL-BEING.”

46 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM


STEVEN “MANA” TRINK EPIGENETIC THERAPIST (310) 387-9233 EPIGENETIC-THERAPY.COM, MANA@EPIGENETIC-THERAPY.COM

W

E HAVE ENTERED A NEW ERA, THE AGE OF QUANTUM PHYSICS, AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE LIFE FREE FROM OLD PARADIGMS AND PATTERNS. EMBARKING ON A JOURNEY OF SELF-REALIZATION, WE CAN UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE MIND TO CREATE A PATH LEADING TO THE HEART. WE ARE ON THE THRESHOLD WHERE TRUTH AND WISDOM BECOME OUR GUIDE AND THE AWARENESS OF CHOICE IS OUR MAGIC WAND.

LIFE IS FREQUENCY The Principle of Vibration states, “Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.” The basis of every state of mind and matter, including conditions of disease or health, is their primary state of vibration. The enhancement of your inner vibration, which is “the point of attraction” to the experiences in your life, is key to radiance, abundance and joy. The very life you live

is a reflection of your own vibrational essence. You are the creative force in your unfolding journey and it’s time to experience life as the “Artist.” What you think, feel, believe and speak is what you will create as your experiences. This includes your life circumstances and the health of your body.

EPIGENETICS The basis for our physical health is energy related. Our research into vibrational energy fields has exploded into the new Science of Epigenetics. The information being gathered encourages us to abandon obsolete beliefs that we are victims of predetermined genetic codes. It explains how perceptions of our inner and outer environments shape our biology and behavior and make us masters of our own lives.

THE INFLUENCE OF THE SPOKEN WORD One of the most impressive discoveries in the science of Epigenetics is that the spoken word can influence how our DNA instructs information to our cells, directly affecting our health, vibrancy and well-being. It is remarkable that our DNA expression can be reprogrammed by human speech. The scientific work of Dr. Masuru Emoto, author of The Hidden Messages in Water, reveals that every cell in our body is affected by the words we speak and the vibrational frequency they generate.

LANGUAGE AND WORD SCULPTING Every word we speak generates neurochemicals in our brain that direct energy, thoughts, and create experiences according to the pictures and feelings that go with the words. DNA receptors read this energy field in terms of frequencies and respond accordingly by communicating instructional behavioral functions to our cells. How you think, what you say, and your actions, determine how you perceive your experiences. By being conscious and proactive, you can choose to sculpt your words and sentences to a vibrational frequency that is aligned with Heart Consciousness. Word Sculpting uses words and language to create beautiful new realities and is a skill that can be learned and improved with practice. Word Sculpting can change our life's direction in a moment and propel us to new insights. The realization that our vibrational state of mind can be changed or transmuted through our choice of words, allows us to have a say over our destiny. Speaking from the Heart creates a direct high frequency path that bypasses the ego-mind and goes directly into our conscious behavior. By consciously choosing the most powerful words with higher uplifting frequencies, you create harmony, balance and well-being. Your experiences will be reflected in Joy and Enrichment. Sentences that contain the words no, can’t, shouldn’t, isn’t, doesn’t, but, don’t, never, won’t, not, wouldn’t, couldn’t, and won’t, can be restructured using positive, clear and supportive words that promote a frequency that enhances your well-

being. Pay attention to your thoughts, then word sculpt negative, confusing or common usage vocabulary with Conscious Usage language. This will encourage harmonious behaviors and positive responses in others. It will transform your life into one of fulfillment and gratitude. Choose words that create the picture of what you are communicating. Common Usage • Don’t mess up • No/Not • Don’t be late • No problem • I am not helpless • No one can fail Conscious Usage ✓ • Get it right • Zero/Other than • Please be home on time • It is my pleasure • I am powerful • Everyone will pass Practicing conscious choice is the key to unlocking our full manifestation power. Thinking about what we want is only half the equation. Actively changing our common usage language to conscious usage will achieve desired results. We think, speak, and write using words. Words are the building blocks of our lives. Language is undeniably a gift, and as the only species to have this tool available to us, we have a responsibility to use it consciously. I look forward to your questions or comments.

MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM JUNE.JULY 2015

/ 47


COMMUNITY

Peter O’Malley near the entrance to the conference center at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida. The former home of Dodger Spring Trainings from 1948-2008, world-famous Historic Dodgertown is now a year-round, multi-sport training and conference center welcoming visitors from around the country and world. It is designed to give teams, from amateur to professional, the opportunity to train, stay and play together in a unique environment. Photo Courtesy of historicdodgertown.com

PETER O’MALLEY

Shades of Dodger Blue

CATCHING UP WITH PETER O’MALLEY Written by TOMMY

I

HAWKINS

T’S T-I-M-E FOR DODGER BASEBALL.” Who hasn’t heard Vin Scully’s inviting call for us to join the throngs of Major League Baseball fans who bleed ‘Dodger Blue’ – to come out and support the home team. It is an annual opportunity for us to wake up the echoes cheering the past and present of an historic franchise that dates back to 1890. The Dodger organiza-

48 /

tion is a vital part of our nation’s landscape. From Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, from training in Vero Beach, Florida, to Glendale, Arizona, from Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier to Yasiel Puig, from Sandy Koufax winning the Cy Young Award to Clayton Kershaw’s dominance, from Fernandomania to Nomomania, from stoic manager Walter Alston to the flamboyant Tommy Lasorda. Dodger fans will never forget Brooklyn’s first World Series win over the New York Yankees in 1955 or the team’s

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

first Los Angeles World Series victory over the Chicago White Sox in 1959. Who can ever forget Kirk Gibson’s dramatic Game One-winning home run against the storied Oakland A’s that led to the 1988 world title. We have bathed in ‘Blue Waters’ and have enjoyed the thrilling roller coaster rides; the experiences are indelible. Inherent in this great history is the ownership role played by the O’Malley family from 1950 – 1998. Father Walter gained controlling interest of the team in 1950. He had previously served as the organization’s

legal counsel advising the pioneering Dodger President and GM, Branch Rickey. With strong legal, business and engineering skills, Walter became a prime mover in Major League Baseball. He continued the development of segregation-free Dodgertown in Vero Beach and aided in increasing black player representation on the Dodger roster by including Don Newcombe, Roy Campanella, Joe Black, Jim Gilliam, Maury Wills, and John Roseboro. Keep in mind this was years before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Montgomery bus boycott and more than a decade before the United States passed its first civil rights legislation. Walter made an unprecedented tenyear effort to remain in Brookyn and privately build a stadium to replace aging Ebbets Field. He then pioneered Major League Baseball’s expansion to

the West Coast; moving the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and privately building the revered Dodger Stadium. In 1970, his son, Peter, was named President of the Dodgers and Walter became Chairman of the Board. In 1979, upon the passing of the senior O’Malley, Peter and his sister, Terry O’Malley Seidler, inherited ownership of the organization. In 2008, Walter O’Malley was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. With a life-long knowledge of the game and its complexity, the succeeding O’Malleys successfully guided the fortunes of the organization. In 1998, when family ownership was no longer viable, they sold the team to the Fox Group. On Peter’s watch, the communityminded Dodgers won two World Series Championships (1981 and 1988), five National League Pennants, had


COMMUNITY the best National League team won/loss record, and set Major League Baseball attendance records. Additionally, three times (1984, 1993 and 1997), the franchise was named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America;” the only sports organization to be so honored. I spent 15 productive years with Peter and Terry as the Dodgers Vice President, Communications. So, whatever happened to Peter O’Malley? Well, he is alive and well in greater Los Angeles. After a lifetime of devotion to Major League Baseball, he continues his global involvement in national and international baseball projects. On the international front, the government of Japan has just awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. It is the highest honor bestowed on a nonJapanese citizen. The award is in recognition of O’Malley’s 60 years of contributions promoting friendly rela-

Two of Peter O’Malley’s historic player signings for the Dodgers – pioneer pitchers Chan Ho Park, right, in 1994 and Hideo Nomo, left, in 1995. Park was the first player from South Korea to play in Major League Baseball, while Nomo was the first player born in Japan to play in MLB in 30 years. Both signings opened the door for many more players to follow in MLB from their respective countries. Nomo and Park are also founding partners of Historic Dodgertown. Photo Courtesy of Jon SooHoo, Los Angeles Dodgers

tions through baseball between the United States and Japan. Dating back to 1956, Peter has made approximately 85 trips to Japan fostering international relationships and cultural exchanges. The Dodger team has made three goodwill trips to Japan. In 1995, Peter signed Hideo Nomo, who became the first Japanese-born player to appear in the Major Leagues from Japan since Masanori Murakami pitched for the San Francisco Giants in 1964-65. Nomo won the

Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida Chairman Peter O’Malley participates in 2014 dedication ceremonies, designating the longtime Dodger Spring Training home (1948-2008) as a Florida Heritage Landmark. The historical marker next to O’Malley is at the entrance to the conference center which explains that Dodgertown was the site of the first integration for Major League Baseball in the South. Photo Courtesy of historicdodgertown.com

50 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

National League Rookie of the Year Award as Nomomania ensued. His historic signing and success opened the door for more than 50 players from Japan to play Major League Baseball in the United States through 2014. Some of O’Malley’s other international involvements include China, South Korea, Ireland, Nicaragua, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the Olympic Games. Nationally, Peter is involved in baseball development on Little League, high school, college and professional levels. Of special note are his efforts to preserve and enhance Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida. It was originally a Naval Air Training Station during World War II that the Dodgers converted into the first baseball

training site to integrate in the South, where major and minor league Dodger teams stayed, dined and trained together. From 1948-2008, it remained an East Coast, must visit, baseball Spring Training venue. Succeeding team owner, Frank McCourt, moved the Dodgers training facility from Vero Beach to Glendale, Arizona, resulting in Dodgertown’s closing. In 2011, Peter and his sister, Terry, feared that the complex would be shuttered for a second time, and stepped in to revitalize the 80 acre facility. They partnered with former Dodger star pitchers Chan Ho Park and Hideo Nomo. The four collaborated with Indian River County to save Dodgertown and create a year-round, multisport training and conference center that has been renamed Historic Dodgertown. On November 10, 2014, the campus was recognized as a Florida

Heritage Landmark. Peter is chairman of the all-inclusive facility featuring 10 playing fields for baseball, softball, football, soccer and lacrosse. Other amenities include 90 on-site villas, clubhouses, two full-size weight rooms, dining room, Stadium Club Lounge, competitionsize swimming pool, conference rooms, and the 6,500 seat Holman Stadium. Historic Dodgertown is the perfect location for tournaments, camps, schools, business conferences, and seminars, of which the O’Malleys are justifiably proud. You, too, can walk the paths of Dodger and other baseball greats; we’ll meet at the corner of Jackie Robinson Avenue and Tommy Lasorda Lane. Visit www.historic dodgertown.com or call 772-257-8557.

TOMMY HAWKINS IS A TWO YEAR NOTRE DAME BASKETBALL ALL AMERICAN, TEN YEAR NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYER, COLLEGE LECTURER, GOLDEN MIKE AND EMMY AWARD NOMINATED RADIO AND TELEVSION BROADCASTER, PUBLIC RELATIONS EXECUTIVE, LOS ANGELES VP OF COMMUNICATIONS, AND AN AUTHOR.


3/16/15 11:16 AM Page 1

celebra ating

44

years

T

he Malibu Artss Festival promisses to offer something to ever yone. 44 yearrs of incredible highend art, 44 years of o beauty y, 44 years of o a wonderful event eventknown world-wide! Produced by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce, the two-day weekend event will take placce July 25-26, from 10 am to 6 pm, pm in fron nt of the Malibu Civicc Center. The Optimist Club of Malibu willl be ser ving a panca ake breakfast at the site e from 8 am to 11 am.

July 25-26, 2015 Alongside the t artists, members of the Chamber of Commerrce share and promote the eir businesses in the Cham mber Village section. The Arts Festival also l iinclude l des an entertainme ent stage where origiinal musicians and spoken n word poets perform each day y,, a children’s w workshop where kids work with artists to cre eate their own art, an nd d a food f d truck terrace featuring exciting me enu items with incredible cuisine. c

Considered “one o of the most beautiful outdoor art festivals in the nation,” the Malibu Arts Festiva al features over 200 award-winning painters, ssculptors, photographers, jew welers and other unique ar a tisans. Festival goers can visit with the artists under individual gleaming white tents and learn ab bout the creation of art in ever y genre.

The Malibu u Chamber invites everr yone to be a part of this weekend-long event. Festival admission is free, so bring b the whole family for a day of fine art, live music, and great food! f The Malibu Arts Fe estival is held at Malibu Civic Center, 23555 Civic Center W Way ay between Cro Cross oss Creek and Webb Way Way off o Pacific Coast Highway 1 in beautiful Malibu. There e is limited free parking and a $10 lot located adjaccent to the festival.

SINCE 1971

Forr more information n, go to www w.malibu.or .maliibu.org or call the M Malibu Chamber o of Commerce at (310) 456-9025.


COMMUNITY

DISASTERS

Are You S Prepared? Written by SUSAN

t

“ALWAYS KEEP A STURDY PAIR OF SHOES AT YOUR BEDSIDE AND IN THE CAR, WHERE YOU SHOULD ALSO HAVE AN EMERGENCY KIT AVAILABLE THAT YOU CAN GRAB AND GO.” 52 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

HARDIE

UMMERTIME FOR MANY OF US IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEANS FUN AT THE BEACH. BUT IT ALSO MEANS FIRE SEASON IS HERE. ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A DISASTER SUCH AS FIRE, FLOOD, EARTHQUAKE OR STORM?

Getting prepared doesn’t have to be a chore. Involve the whole family and make it fun. Let the kids select their favorite item(s), such as a toy, book, blanket, or food for the emergency kit. When children (and adults!) are prepared and know what to do, they are less likely to be overwhelmed when the disaster strikes. Following a major disaster, professional first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to fully meet the demand for services. Communications failures, road blockages, and the number of vic-


tims, may prevent people from accessing the emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice when 911 is called. People will need to rely on each other to meet immediate lifesaving and life-sustaining needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads for a period of time. At a recent Malibu Chamber of Commerce meeting, emergency preparedness was the main topic discussed. Brad Davis, Emergency Services Coordinator for the city of Malibu, recommended, "When it comes to natural disasters, you should prepare for the inevitable and plan for the worst whether at home, work, or in your car.”

• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Here are a few tips to help you get prepared.

• Plastic bags and personal sanitation items

AT A MINIMUM, HAVE A BASIC EMERGENCY KIT THAT INCLUDES

• Dust mask

• Water: One gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days • Food: At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food • Manual canopener • Matches in a waterproof container • Blanket and/or sleeping bag • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and extra batteries • Flashlight with extra batteries • Whistle to signal for help

• First Aid Kit • Cell phone with chargers or solar charger • Extra cash • Local maps

Consider the needs of all family members and customize your kit with additional supplies such as prescription medications, infant formula or pet food.

In any emergency a family member or you yourself may suffer an injury. If you have basic first aid supplies you are better prepared to help your loved ones when they are hurt. Knowing how to treat minor injuries can make a difference in an emergency. You may consider taking a first aid class, but simply having a First Aid Kit can help you stop bleeding, prevent infection and assist in decontamination. Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes at your bedside and in the car, where you should also have an emergency kit available that you can grab and go. Remember to check your kit twice a year to ensure that goods have not expired and that food is still safe to eat. (Tip: a good way to remember to check your kit every 6 months is to check it in spring and fall when you change your clocks between standard and daylight savings time).

THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION TO HELP YOU BE PREPARED FOR DISASTER: RedCross.org Preparesocal.org FEMA.gov Malibucity.org

MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM JUNE.JULY 2015

/ 53


DAWN’S CORNER

FOR PRODUCT CONSIDERATION, CONTACT BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE EXPERT DAWN@ITSAGLAMTHING.COM

Sleeves by TatJacket are perfect for concealing your ink. A range of skin tone-matching hues makes for a natural and professional look, while the selection of sizes means you’ll find the ideal fit. The Sleeves are sold as a pair and feature matte fabric and hidden seams for a clean, nononsense appearance. Plus, with a 50 SPF rating, your tattoo is protected from discoloration and fading, while your skin is protected from damaging UV rays. www.tatjacket.com

t

TatJacket The Original Tattoo

Glotrition "Drink Yourself Gorgeous with REPLENISH Age

Defying Elixir by Glotrition. This all-natural drink mix contains a patented collagen peptide that is clinically proven to increase collagen by 60% in just 30 days, resulting in firmer looking skin. Beauty from the inside out in just one month!” www.glotrition.com

DeVita Natural Skin Care Looking for your youthful glow? Let DeVita Natural Skin

Care Help! Age-defying, peptide technology and Certified Organic Aloe Vera naturally win you over - after just the first use. Targeting solar protection, anti-aging treatments and acne relief. Always Cruelty Free, Paraben Free and 100% Vegan. www.devitaskincare.com

Jennifer Reeves Designs Jennifer Reeves Designs brings forth

Australia’s most awe-inspiring elements into jewelry creations made here in the United States that have been a must-have item of countless Hollywood celebrities, and will make you the talk of the party. Each piece of jewelry pays tribute to the organic materials from around the globe, and most importantly, enhances the natural allure of the rare gems used within each creation. See for yourself at www.jreevesdesigns.com

Morning Glamour Beauty sleep takes on new meaning

with Morning Glamour's wrinklepreventing, gentle-on-hair satin pillowcases. Studies have shown that sleeping on a satin pillowcase can reduce wrinkles and help prevent hair loss and breakage. This is one of the best kept beauty secrets! www.morningglamour.com

Tekeen The newest and most versatile pre-

mium drink made with agave nectar, orange wine, and all natural flavors is here! With a crisp & refreshing taste, TEKEEN is the perfect complement to your pool party, night out, or social gathering. Check out all the different flavors via: www.tekeen.com MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM JUNE.JULY 2015

/ 55


SPIRITUAL V E D A N TA

The Manual of Life

V

EDANTA LITERALLY MEANS CULMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE. Veda

56 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

object, you gain an experience. And the flow of experiences is life. One class of thinkers worked upon the object, world, to provide humanity with greater peace and happiness. They were the scientists. Science has made a colossal contribution for human welfare. It has developed the world to near perfection, with press-button comforts. Nevertheless, people are not as happy as they should be. In a perfected world there seems to be only worry and anxiety, suffering and sorrow everywhere. That is a paradox. Another class of thinkers investigated the cause of the paradox. They were the ancient sages living in the Himalayan ranges. These great philosophers analysed the anatomy of an experience. And discovered

t

means knowledge, anta means end. The knowledge of your real Self. The Self within is supreme. Presently obscured by your body, mind and intellect. You are aware of the body, mind and intellect but not your real Self. Vedanta helps you unfold your Self. Discover the true nature of your inherent Being. Your real Being is divine. The Abode of absolute peace and bliss. Humanity is unaware of the intrinsic wealth within oneself. People seek wealth and enjoyment in the external world. They are governed universally by two motivations. To acquire wealth and to enjoy what is acquired. Thus the life of human beings is propelled by these two forces. Few realize that there can be no satiation or fulfilment through acquisition or enjoyment through external pursuits. Life is defined in Sanskrit as anubhava dhara, stream of experiences. As long as experiences flow there is life. When the flow ceases life is extinct. An experience is therefore a unit of life. Constituted of two factors. Subject and object. The individual, you, is the subject. The world, the object. When you contact the world, subject meets

“SCIENCE HAS MADE A COLOSSAL CONTRIBUTION FOR HUMAN WELFARE. IT HAS DEVELOPED THE WORLD TO NEAR PERFECTION, WITH PRESS-BUTTON COMFORTS.”

that the subject, the individual, was unattended, neglected to a point of fault. While the world was well taken care of by science. Consequently, the unprepared individual lived in stress and strain in a world of plenty and prosperity. The sages thus focused their attention on the subject, the individual. And gave out the sublime philosophy of Vedanta. The knowledge designed to rehabilitate the individual to perfection. Subjective development prepares the individual to meet the challenges of the objective world. Human beings alone are faced with the dilemma of choosing their action. They need to exercise their choice of action every moment of their life. All other creatures have a computerized, pre-set programme of action. They do not have the problem of choosing their action. A tiger cannot become a vegetarian. Nor a cow become a meat-eater. They are constrained to follow a course of action to suit their particular nature. Vedanta equips you with the knowledge to make the right choice of action. Also provides you with the technique of action. A technique you can apply in your home, in your business, in society, everywhere. It gives you a practical way of life to satisfy your material and spiritual needs. Following that course you enjoy prosperity with peace of mind.

EXCERPT FROM “THE ETERNITIES: VEDANTA TREATISE” BY A. PARTHASARATHY.


MONEY

INVESTMENTS

A Cornerstone for Investing Written by PAUL

EXAMPLE 1 LARGE COMMERCIAL MIXED-USE PROJECT • Regulatory agencies - A 20-acre parcel spanning two counties with separate comprehensive plans and separate sets of zoning codes and requirements for density, parking, traffic, water, and sewer • Preliminary work - Raw land with no preliminary work or analysis • Property type - Mix of retail and office • Timeline - Five years to completion • Potential profit - $22M

EXAMPLE 2 STRAIGHTFORWARD MINI-STORAGE PROJECT • Regulatory agency - The parcel is in one county with one governing entity • Preliminary work - The site is already entitled and "shovel ready," meaning you are ready to build • Property type - 561 unit Mini-Storage • Timeline - Three years to completion • Potential profit - $4M

58 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

t

Simplify the Work You Choose Albert Einstein said, "Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler." Simplification - Thank you, Einstein! It's human nature to be drawn to the complex. Complicated work makes us feel smarter and more valuable. But when you analyze efficient and effective people, you find that they consistently simplify tasks. We can choose to complicate or simplify projects regardless of our profession. Consider the following comparison of two projects, one complex, the other simple.

MARTINEZ

“THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD BUSINESS AND A BAD ONE IS THAT A GOOD BUSINESS THROWS UP ONE EASY DECISION AFTER ANOTHER AND A BAD ONE GIVES YOU HORRIBLE CHOICES.”


Doesn't the second project seem less overwhelming? AVOID INVESTMENTS THAT CAN'T BE SIMPLIFIED If the project seems too complicated, it probably is. If there are too many questions that you can't answer, move on to what’s next. Remember, there is an opportunity cost to every project. If you work on a project that takes 15 years to complete, what else are you missing? Warren Buffet says, "The difference between a good business and a bad one is that a good business throws up one easy decision after another and a bad one gives you horrible choices." The same applies to commercial real estate projects. If you begin to feel that the work is like climbing Mt. Everest without oxygen, then come down off the mountain.

It would be a mistake to choose one of the above projects based solely on potential profit. In the first example, the project has a higher profit potential, but that is just one factor to consider. Things that complicate the deal are: • Having to analyze two different property types (retail & office) • Much larger financing exposure • Starting with raw land and taking on regulatory risk in two counties • Leasing agents required that specialize in both retail and office leases

In contrast, the second example is a much more streamlined choice: • High unit count provides diversification from market risk • Tenant leases are shorter and less complicated • The project is already approved by the agencies • Excellent property management experts manage this property type • Construction is a fraction of what a larger mixed use project would cost

IT SHOULD BE SIMPLE ENOUGH TO BE PASSIVE With anything, you must plan for the worst-case scenario. In the world of commercial real estate, if you were planning to stabilize a project and sell it, then the worst case scenario would be that the market turns and it operates as a buy and hold property. So, at the very beginning of your analysis, you must think about exit strategies. If you had to choose a backup option, could you still make it a passive investment? Remember, you are protecting your time here. If you buy a restaurant or an auto repair shop and things don't work out as planned, those are very difficult businesses to make passive. On the flip side, if you have a mini-storage complex with a solid property management company to run it, then you are leveraging your time. All you have to do is know the numbers (go over them with your CPA) and manage the property managers. In one of these you will be working 60+ hours a week and be very active in the business, and in the other you will work a few hours a month because all of your time was spent at the beginning of the project, not the end. All projects – whether simple or complicated – can eventually be brought to a successful close. The question is: At what cost? Why not choose simplicity and win every time?

MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM JUNE.JULY 2015

/ 59


COMMUNITY I N F O R M AT I O N A L

Summertime ... and the Accidents Happen Written by DAVID

I

OLAN

THINK EVERY ADULT, REGARD LESS OF AGE, STILL FEELS THE EXCITEMENT THAT THE COMING OF SUMMER IGNITED IN THEIR HEART WHEN THEY WERE A CHILD AND THE BELL RANG ON THAT LAST DAY OF SCHOOL OF THE YEAR. IT’S A TIME

WHEN RULES ARE RELAXED AND WE’RE PULLED AWAY FROM OUR COMPUTERS AND OFFICES FOR TRIPS, SOCIAL EVENTS, AND TO SWIM, BIKE, BOAT, PADDLE, HIKE, SURF, AND CAMP. Masked behind the idyllic days of summer is the higher risk of accidents. Like the proverbial snake in the garden, accidents hide until they strike, making you either the victim or the perpetrator. Neither position is a good one. Both can cost you dearly.

Motor Vehicle Accidents During the summer there are more cars, bicycles, motorcycles, pedestrians, and children on the roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Recording System reports that in California there are nearly twice as many car accident deaths during the summer months than the rest of the year combined. There also are more teen drivers out on the road during the summer, making the 101 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day the deadliest for people under the age of 20. Teenagers have been responsible for almost 50% more drunk driving accidents in the summer months than during the rest of the year (Washington Regional Alcohol Program). Protect yourself from being the victim or the cause of a motor vehicle accident. Leave yourself more time to go from place to place. Drive defensively and don’t be as concerned about being “right” as you are with being “safe.” And, of course, don’t participate in distracted driving or driving under the influence. Swimming Pools According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five people who die from drowning are children ages 14 and younger. Most children ages 1 – 4 who drown do so in home swimming pools.

For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency room care for nonfatal submersion injuries. This could mean long-term disabilities or even the loss of basic functions. Drowning can happen anywhere, whether a lifeguard is present or not. Teens and adults increase their risk for drowning if they’ve been drinking. As a homeowner, you can be held responsible for the injuries or death of someone who drowns or who suffers an injury in your swimming pool. Be sure to check that all filters and other parts of the pool are in good working order. Make sure the pool is fenced so young children cannot gain access. The CDC says that a four-sided isolation fence separating the pool area from the house and yard reduces the risk of drowning 83% compared to a three-sided property-line fence.

Amusement Parks Few of us think of the possibility of an accident at an amusement park (unless it’s while we’re experiencing total terror as the roller coaster plunges 115 feet), but they do happen, and sometimes they’re deadly. It wasn’t until a particularly horrendous accident at Disneyland in 1998 caused by poor maintenance, product liability, and inadequate training of staff that the State of California legislated that all theme park rides and portable rides (those that travel from place to place), were to be independently inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). If you have an accident at any amusement park, do not sign anything, and seek medical assistance at an emergency room immediately.

Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Be alert and be smart, and you can make this a summer to remember for its joy rather than for its tragedy.

DAVID OLAN IS A LEADING LOS ANGELES TRIAL LAWYER REPRESENTING PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUFFERED SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURIES OR WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE TO A WRONGFUL DEATH. DAVID ALSO REPRESENTS INDIVIDUALS IN WRONGFUL TERMINATION AND BREACH OF CONTRACT CASES. FOR A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION, CONTACT DAVID OLAN AT 310-566-0010 OR AT DAVID@OLANLAW.COM, OR VISIT WWW.OLANLAW.COM.

60 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM


RECIPE

Directions

Chicken Curry

62 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

Ingredients • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts cubed • 2 teaspoons salt • ½ cup cooking oil • 1 ½ cups chopped onion • 1 tablespoon minced garlic • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh ginger root • 1 tablespoon curry powder • 1 teaspoon ground cumin • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric • 1 teaspoon ground coriander • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes • 1 cup plain yogurt • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro • 1 teaspoon salt • ½ cup water • 1 teaspoon garam masala • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1> Sprinkle the chicken cubes with 2 teaspoons salt. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat; partially cook the chicken in the hot oil until completely browned. Save in a plate and set aside. 2> Reduce the heat under the skillet to medium-high; Stir fry the onion, garlic, and ginger in the oil remaining in the skillet; Stir the curry powder, cumin, turmeric, coriander, cayenne into the stir fried onion. 3> Mix the tomatoes, yogurt, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, and 1 teaspoon salt into the mixture. Return the chicken to the skillet. Add 1/2 cup water into the mixture; bring to a boil, turning the chicken to coat it with the sauce. Sprinkle the garam masala and 1 tablespoon cilantro over the chicken. 4> Cover the skillet and simmer until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. Sprinkle with lemon juice to serve.


LOCAL

t

“ONCE SHEEN READ THE SCRIPT HE IMMEDIATELY AGREED TO DO THE FILM AND WAS SIGNED ONTO THE PROJECT PLAYING THE ROLE OF WARREN ANDERSON, THE HEAD OF UNION CARBIDE IN BHOPAL.”

Martin Sheen in Bhopal : A Prayer for Rain Written by STEVE

64 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

MOYER


T

O THIS DAY, THE BHOPAL GAS DISASTER OF 1984 IS CONSIDERED THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST INDUSTRIAL DISASTER EVER. DEATH TOLL NUMBERS RANGE FROM 4,000 TO 12,000. OVER 500,000 PEOPLE SUFFERED TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT INJURIES AND TODAY AN ESTIMATED 120,000 TO 150,000 SURVIVORS STILL STRUGGLE WITH SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS INCLUDING NERVE DAMAGE, GROWTH PROBLEMS, GYNECOLOGICAL DISORDERS, RESPIRATORY ISSUES, BIRTH DEFECTS, AND ELEVATED RATES OF CANCER AND TUBERCULOSIS. THE GROUND AND WATER IN THE AREA REMAIN POISONED WITH TOXIC CHEMICALS.

Longtime Malibu resident and well-known activist Martin Sheen stars in the film Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain. He was present at the recent screening and discussion held at the Screening Room in Hollywood for the Seventh Annual Cinema Series of Kat Kramer’s Films That Change The World. Sheen introduced the keynote speaker of the evening, Tim Edwards, Executive Trustee of Bhopal Medical Appeal by saying, “Arriving in the city of Bhopal in 1999 following a solo cycle ride from the United Kingdom, Tim found that the privilege of a firstworld upbringing gave him the skills needed to advocate for the people he met in Bhopal. Tim has advocated on behalf of Bhopal, advising on the social, legal, environmental and medical complexities of Union Carbide’s disaster, ever since. He was a founding trustee of the Bhopal Medical Appeal, and has been its managing trustee for the last four years. Over this time, the two clinics supported by the Appeal in Bhopal, Sambhayna and Chingari, have helped relieve the suffering of thousands of gas and toxic water-affected men, women and children. They are the only places in Bhopal where victims of Union Carbide’s gas and water poisoning can receive medical care free of cost.”

PHOTO BY BOB DELGADILLO PHOTOGRAPHY

MARTIN SHEEN

Kat Kramer and Ravi Kumar

Sheen, who has long been a champion of films with important messages, was approached by Terrance Sweeney, the executive producer of Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain. Once Sheen read the script he immediately agreed to do the film and was signed onto the project playing the role of Warren Anderson, the head of Union Carbide in Bhopal, India at the time of the disaster. Most of the film was shot in India. Sheen said this was not his first time in India. He has enjoyed several visits to India and feels that he has learned a great deal from the people and culture there. Kat Kramer, Founder and Producer of Kat Kramer’s Films That Change The World, a Cinema Series showcasing motion pictures that raise awareness about important social issues, was also on-hand and said, “This kick-off event of my Seventh Annual Cinema Series was a fundraiser for Bhopal Medical Appeal, which provides medical assis-

tance to ill survivors still dealing with serious health issues as a result of the world’s worst industrial disaster over 30 years ago which happened at Union Carbide in Bhopal, India in 1984. We raised several thousand dollars at the event and more funding will be forthcoming in the next several weeks as a result of live streaming of the event worldwide via Global Content Media, LLC.”

Martin Sheen and Kat Kramer

MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM JUNE.JULY 2015

/ 65


CHARITY

Janee Markland

SICKLE CELL DISEASE

Sickle Kids Care Foundation Rochelle and Janee

hemoglobin in blood. This was a turning point for me. I now understand that everything I believed about my mom’s love for me and my own selfworth was wrong. I t

I

AM THE DAUGHTER OF A MOM WHO IS LIVING WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE. As a

young child I didn’t understand why my mother was never available for me. She was absent most of my life because either she was in the hospital getting treatment, or she was too sick and in pain to take care of me.

Sometimes, when she did feel better, she went out with her friends to forget about the horrible days or weeks she had just suffered. As a result, I felt ignored and thought my mom didn’t love me. I got into trouble because I had no adult supervision and no one to show me the right way. No one explained to me what was wrong with my mother or me. I had no one to guide me or counsel me. I

simply thought my mother did not love me. Years later, I met and became friends with Rochelle Decosta who also suffers from the same disease as my mom. I learned from Rochelle that Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is not something to be ashamed of. It’s not a problem contracted by doing something wrong. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder of the

“THANKS TO THE SUPPORT FROM PEOPLE LIKE ROCHELLE, VEERA AT MALIBU CHRONICLE AND MARTIN DUNKERTON AT LOVEARTH, MY MOTHER AND I NOW TALK OFTEN AND ENJOY A LOVING RELATIONSHIP. I FEEL STRONGER.” wasn’t neglected because my mother did not love me, but because she had no energy or strength to take care of me. I built all the wrong beliefs because I was alone. I don’t wish that upon any child, and especially not on the children of a parent suffering with Sickle Cell Disease.

Because of my mother’s ongoing struggle with this horrible and painful disease, I’ve learned a lot about Sickle Cell Disease. All too often, a child will lose their parent to an early death from SCD. I understand from personal experience that the children in these families suffer too, and need help. They need care and guidance. Thanks to the support from people like Rochelle, Veera at Malibu Chronicle and Martin Dunkerton at LovEarth, my mother and I now talk often and enjoy a loving relationship. I feel stronger. I want to use my awareness and experience to become a reliable source of information and an empowering resource for other kids with parents suffering SCD so they don’t feel confused, alone or neglected. I want them to have a better childhood than mine. LovEarth and Martin Dunkerton have taken me under their wing as I work on establishing Sickle Kids Care foundation to achieve these goals.

PLEASE VISIT AND SHOP FOR 20,000+ PRODUCTS, ALSO LEARN HOW TO MAKE MONEY MONTHLY AND RECEIVE YOUR ORGANIC GROCERIES FOR FREE WHILE HELPING SICKLE KIDS CARE BY CLICKING ON LOVEARTH.COM/MALIBUCHRONICLE (33% OF ALL LOVEARTH’S SHOPPING PROFITS VIA THE ABOVE LINK WILL GO TO THE SICKLE KIDS CARE FOUNDATION.)

66 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM


LOCAL

M

ALIBU WOMAN’S CLUB, ESTABLISHED IN 1961, HAS THE MOTTO, “NURTURING LEADERS OF TOMORROW.” Dedicated to promoting the education of the youth of Malibu, the members believe that students benefit from community recognition for their achievements. Each year, through fund-raising, Malibu Woman’s Club provides scholarships for outstanding Malibu students. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors residing in Malibu, wherever they attend high school. To ensure fairness, the Scholarship Committee chooses the winners from applications submitted without identifiers, based

E D U C AT I O N

Nurturing Leaders of Tomorrow Written by CHARLOTTE

on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service, employment experience, references, and a personal statement or essay.

Malibu fifth graders participate in an essay contest. The club designates a topic to the teachers, who incorporate the essay writing into their lesson plans.

High School Senior Awards recipients: !FROM LEFT" Hillary Sturgeon, Malibu HS; Sarah-May Tarlow, MHS; Katherine Cerniglia, Louisville HS; Taylor Simonian, Oaks Christian HS; Alyssa Goldberg, MHS; Sarah Stipanowich, MHS; Caroline Pietrzyk, MHS; Isaac Vandor, Architecture, Construction & Engineering Charter HS; Nicolas Paige, MHS; Nolan Pearson 68 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

WARD

For this year’s theme: “Do two things each day: Learn something, and make someone else laugh,” the students kept a journal for two weeks. Then, in class, they wrote about their experiences. The 18 who came in first and second read their essays to a delighted audience of a hundred family members, educators, and members at the Malibu Woman’s Club Annual Scholarship Luncheon.


MALIBU WOMAN’S CLUB

This year’s award winners are Juan Cabrillo Elementary School Class of Susan Baltrushes Marielle Mandeville Second Place Francheska Lupo First Place Class of Nancy Levy Linda Morazan Second Place Saylor Andersen First Place Class of Jill Matthews Isabella Howe Second Place Bevin Earhart First Place

Fifth Grade Award recipients: !BACK ROW, FROM LEFT" Eliza Byrnes, OLM; Anjoulie Kempton, OLM; Maya Mellberg, Point Dume Marine Science; Waverly Wildman, Point Dume Marine Science; Lola Augspurger, Webster; Lola Reynlib, Webster; Ethan Readyhoff, Webster; Joshua Carroll, Webster; Eric Wolfsdorf, Point Dume Marine Science; Lucy Thrall, Point Dume Marine Science; Monique Aldrich, Point Dume Marine Science; Francheska Lupo, Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

!FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT" Saylor Andersen, Juan Cabrillo; Linda

Morazan, Juan Cabrillo; Anya Embiricos, Point Dume Marine Science; Marielle Mandeville, Juan Cabrillo; Isabella Howe, Juan Cabrillo; (not in photo: Bevin Earhart, Juan Cabrillo Elementary School).

Our Lady of Malibu School Class of Daniel Estes Anjoulie Kempton Second Place Eliza Byrnes First Place Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School Class of Christine Cullen Monique Aldrich Second Place Anya Embiricos First Place Class of Margo Dunn Maya Mellberg Second Place Waverly Wildman First Place Class of Joelin Ferguson Lucy Thrall Second Place Eric Wolfsdorf First Place Webster Elementary School Class of Kristina London Joshua Carroll Second Place Lola Reynlib First Place Class of Karen Verham Ethan Readyhoff Second Place Lola Augspurger First Place Zankel Charitable Trust Awards, Anna and Ken Zankel Alyssa Goldberg Malibu High School Nicolas Paige Malibu High School Nolan Pearson Viewpoint School Sarah Stipanowich Malibu High School Sarah-May Tarlow Malibu High School Katherine Cerniglia Louisville High School Caroline Pietrzyk Malibu High School Taylor Simonian Oaks Christian High School Hillary Sturgeon Malibu High School

Malibu Woman's Club Members Chris Briscoe, President Joan Blackman Zorica Denton Lynne Griess Pam McKay Pamela Rinaldi Mehri Frost Aya Yoshida

Charlotte Ward, VP Wendy Seifried, Treasurer Tamara Green Houri Kharazi Agnes Peterson Alice Scholefield Sunnie Tucker Sally Zamarin

Malibu Woman’s Club P.O. Box 2853 Malibu, CA 90265 www.malibuwomansclub.com For more information call Charlotte Ward (310) 456-8848 or (310) 924-4182

MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM JUNE.JULY 2015

/ 69


LOCAL

SPORTS

It’s Good to Be a Shark Written by LEN

T

HERE’S A NEW BUZZ SWIRLING AROUND MALIBU ABOUT THE EXCITING CHANGES IN THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROGRAM. Terry Shorten is the new head football coach at Malibu High School. Shorten’s

football coaching resume and football background will certainly shake up the shoreline along the Pacific Coast Highway. Terry Shorten brings a wealth of experience and proven success. He was formerly the head football coach at Oak Park High School from 2008 – 2013. Shorten culminated his time at Oak Park (OP) in 2013 with a historic season in which the Eagles went 11-2 and advanced to the CIF Northwest semifinals. They won the TriValley league (un-defeated) and owned a school record 11game winning streak, breaking every offensive record (10 records) in the history of Oak Park football. Under Shorten’s leadership, Oak Park football

teams reached the CIF playoffs each of his 6 years as OP head coach. Malibu High School gains a coach who is enthusiastic, goal oriented, disciplined, and extremely selfmotivated. Shorten’s number one goal is to build confidence, belief, and pride

SIMONIAN

in the Malibu community, starting with his current players, then the parents and administration. Helping to develop and support the Malibu Sharks’ youth football program will also be a priority for Shorten. Shorten’s staff includes members of his previous coach-

ing staff at Oak Park, adding experience and energy to the Shark coaching staff. Shorten and his coaching staff believe in getting kids exposure at the college level. They were successful placing his players from Oak Park at Arizona, Fresno State, Air Force, Brown, Penn,

COACH

Terry Shorten

70 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM

UCLA, and USC just to name a few. If a player desires to play football at the next level, the staff will find him a home. With Terry Shorten and returning players such as Indiana Alpine, Trevor Simonian, Brewster Keaton, Chase Kapler, Logan Moore, Jesse Nikora, and Chris Taras, Friday nights at the Shark Tank should be really fun and exciting! Get your seats early this year. Malibu football is back on the map! “It’s good to be a Shark”.


VOTED NATIONAL HOTEL ASSOCIATION

ZAGAT RATED 2010, 2011, 2012

Lunch & Dinner Catering at its Best! Full Bar OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

THE BOMBAY CAFE

310-473-3388 BOMBAYCAFE-LA.COM 12021 WEST P ICO BOULEVARD LOS ANGELES, CA

Quality and Service is our Standard


LIFESTYLE

LEARNING TO

L.I.V.E. Written by VEERA

MAHAJAN

Loving yourself is the simplest recipe that makes you… Insist on Freedom. The only way to be truly free is by gaining… Victory over victim syndrome… once you believe you are not a victim, you are… Empowered to be anything you want!

L

EARNING TO LIVE FOR OURSELVES IS SOMETIMES SEEN AS SELFISH BY MOST TRADITIONAL STANDARDS, BUT REMEMBER, DOING WHAT IS RIGHT FOR US IS NOT SELFISH, IT IS MAKING SURE WE CAN TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES, NOT JUST OTHERS, AND IT IS IMPORTANTLY CALLED SELF-CARE. Self-care is vital and certainly not wrong. We have to learn to care for ourselves enough and feel good about ourselves enough that despite natural cravings we can actually exist without someone else's approval and therefore enable ourselves to do what is best for us. Don’t get me wrong like anyone else I like to have a special someone in my life who cares for me and wants to be nice to me, but it should not be a necessity. I have learned from many experiences in my existence, and have come to understand, that it is my job to be nice to myself, to take care of me, and accept self-love. In fact, only if I love myself will I be so full of love that I can then love all others freely and selflessly.

So even though we all must remember to take care of ourselves, even in, and especially in, difficult and sad times - it is natural and normal to reach out for the emotional warmth offered by others. But we must remind ourselves also to reach for the strength within, even during the greatest losses of loved ones. And as difficult as that is, try to remind yourself that just like all good times, all difficult times also do pass. But it is important to grieve and release our emotions so that we may heal and allow ‘Time,’ the best healer, do it’s magic. During that time, it is important for us to let others in, and allow people to express their caring for us and embrace us with their empathy, in whatever way they know to express it. It takes nothing away from our being self-sufficient or self-reliant, as we may be in our normal days. In the time of loss and sadness, it is okay to share our feelings with family and friends, and allow them to console or make us feel better and less alone. It is always okay to accept help and be loved and be taken care of. It does not negate our ability to care for others or ourselves. It is good to love the people in our lives as it is also good to let the people in our lives love us. So, although my life's message is to learn to love oneself first, please do not make the mistake of pushing people away by shutting them out when they want to help and care for you. Giving love to yourself and, thereby, enabling yourself to give love to others is a blessing. But you can't just give: Love is about giving and receiving. Sharing of love helps love grow! Try it!

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM

t

Look for “Learning to LIVE” by Veera Mahajan www.amazon.com/dp/1507859589 - Print www.amazon.com/dp/B00TSPRF7O - kindle

74 /

JUNE.JULY 2015 MALIBUCHRONICLE.COM



Malibu Chronicle