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s we (reluctantly) kiss summer days of sleeping in and freedom goodbye and gear up for the new season, let’s preserve the happiness gleaned from a few months of relaxation from the daily grind. While my type-A friends may disagree, keeping perspective and balance this school year is the goal I’m setting for my family, as the overwhelm of competing demands—schoolwork, homework, extracurricular and social—can quickly consume our time, energy and joy. As our featured stress expert, Jeffrey Gero, notes in “Mastering Teenage Stress,” more than half of 8- to 17-year-olds experience stress and anxiety about school. Prolonged stress can cause depression, lack of motivation and downright unhappy kids—just look at the staggering number of teen suicides! As I often remind my own children, worrying too much about school, or anything else, is unproductive. Instead, keep the big picture in mind and know that whatever challenges we’re facing will pass—even junior year of high school!  As a society, we place such an emphasis on achieving and getting ahead that we often forget to enjoy life. In high school, especially, students are pushed to get good grades, take AP and IB classes, load up on extracurriculars and do whatever it takes to excel academically. Why? Because they’re told attending a prestigious college leads to success in the form of a lucrative career. While obtaining a good job is important, let’s be honest with our kids: regardless of what college does or does not accept them, they can still succeed and find a career they love—and once they have a degree, who cares where it came from? Plenty of opportunities exist to explore career options, aside from attending an elite (and expensive) institution. Whether in the workforce, community college or a four-year public or private college, young adults can discover their interests, skills and passions and decide which direction to take them. Be sure to read about Segue Career Mentors (p. 34), an organization that educates and inspires youth about potential career paths by bringing guest speakers from all walks of life into the classroom to share their vocations with students. Thankfully, educators are wising up and offering alternatives to traditional high-stress school curriculums. In Conejo Valley, many educational options exist for students who thrive in academic environments that emphasize cooperation over competition and allow for hybrid independent and in-class learning (“Educational Alternatives,” p. 38). So, as we dive into the pool, er, school year and new season, let's remember to keep calm and do the best we can, while also allowing time to relax and have fun—balance is the key, so we don’t fall victim to stress and anxiety.

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Traditional Traditional Colonial Colonial Estate Estate replete replete with with majestic majestic columns, columns, one one of of thethe most most magnifi magnifi cent cent Spanish Spanish Hills Hills estates, estates, elegantly elegantly situated situated onon a corner a corner lotlot onon anan acre acre - the - the crown crown jewel jewel of of this this golf golf course course country country club club community. community. Designed Designed and and built built in in 1996, 1996, thethe iconic iconic residence residence supremely supremely merges merges classic classic architecture architecture with with contemporary contemporary design. design. The The legendary legendary almost almost 8,000 8,000 square-foot square-foot compound compound is comprised is comprised of of a 4abedroom, 4 bedroom, 7 bath 7 bath main main residence, residence, 1 bedroom 1 bedroom and and fullfull bath bath guesthouse guesthouse and and large large pool pool house house with with bath. bath. Amenities Amenities suited suited to to thethe most most disdiscerning cerning taste taste - from - from a luxurious a luxurious and and sophisticated sophisticated media media room room with with theater theater seating. seating. The The open open floor floor plan plan seamlessly seamlessly blends blends indoor indoor and and outdoor outdoor living, living, with with each each room room allowing allowing guests guests to to capture capture breathtaking breathtaking views views of of thethe grounds. grounds. With With allall of of itsits scale scale and and grandeur, grandeur, thethe home home remains remains warm, warm, and and inviting, inviting, making making it aitunique a unique retreat retreat forfor intimate intimate family family lifelife yetyet poised poised forfor large-scale large-scale entertaining. entertaining. This This home home has has a traditional a traditional floor floor plan plan with with center center entrance entrance hall, hall, gracious gracious Living Living room, room, large large gallery, gallery, library, library, formal formal dining dining room, room, eat-in eat-in chefs chefs kitchen kitchen & butler’s & butler’s pantry, pantry, wood wood paneled paneled family family room room & breakfast & breakfast room, room, lavish lavish master master suite, suite, gym gym offoff master master suite, suite, play play room, room, pool, pool, spa, spa, ideal ideal forfor entertaining entertaining & cozy & cozy private private porches porches with with hidden hidden patios patios create create a rambling a rambling wonderment wonderment of of elegant elegant living. living. Offered Offered at at only only $2,399,000. $2,399,000.

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| SantaRosa 1839 1839Mott MottCourt Court| Santa RosaValley, Valley,CA CA www.1839Mott.com www.1839Mott.com

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This This French French Normandy Normandy Chateau Chateau style style mansion mansion is is a timeless a timeless estate estate ofof unparalleled unparalleled craftsmanship craftsmanship nestled nestled inin the the exclusive exclusive gated gated Camelot Camelot Estates Estates inin Santa Santa Rosa Rosa Valley. Valley. The The grandeur grandeur from from the the outside outside is is only only surpassed surpassed byby itsits interior interior ofof majestic majestic brilliance. brilliance. Resting Resting onon over over 1.5 1.5 acres acres ofof useable useable land, land, this this 6600+ 6600+ square square foot foot residence residence features features sixsix bedrooms, bedrooms, and and seven seven bathrooms. bathrooms. Designed Designed with with superb superb attention attention toto detail detail this this estate estate has has aa wonderful wonderful blend blend ofof elegant elegant limestone, limestone, marble, marble, carpeting, carpeting, slate slate and and hardwood hardwood flooring flooring throughout throughout the the residence. residence. Rear Rear yard yard with with lighted lighted regulation regulation sized sized tennis tennis court, court, resort resort styled styled beach beach entry entry pool pool with with rock rock waterfalls, waterfalls, and and extensive extensive outdoor outdoor entertaining entertaining areas. areas. Offered Offered atat only only $2,250,000 $2,250,000

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|Santa 11381 11381 11381Glenside Glenside Glenside| |Santa SantaRosa Rosa RosaValley, Valley, Valley,CA CA CA www.11381Glenside.com www.11381Glenside.com www.11381Glenside.com Off Off Off ered ered ered atatat only only only $1,499,000 $1,499,000 $1,499,000

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Resort Resort Resort style style style pool pool pool with with with spa, spa, spa, outdoor outdoor outdoor gas gas figas refire pit, fire pit, babbling pit, babbling babbling brook, brook, brook, outdoor outdoor outdoor kitchen kitchen kitchen featuring featuring featuring extensive extensive extensive granite granite granite counters, counters, counters, tumbled tumbled tumbled travertine travertine travertine flooring, flooring, flooring, double double double sink, sink, sink, a large a large a large gas gas grill, gas grill, grill, two two burner two burner burner stove stove stove top, top, pizza top, pizza pizza oven, oven, oven, pendant pendant pendant lighting, lighting, lighting, skylights, skylights, skylights, pizza/bun pizza/bun pizza/bun warmers, warmers, warmers, magnifi magnifi magnifi cent cent cent river river river rock rock rock fireplace,2 fireplace,2 fireplace,2 gas gas heaters, gas heaters, heaters, gas gas lit gas lantern lit lit lantern lantern ceiling ceiling ceiling fans, fans, fans, rock rock rock waterfalls, waterfalls, waterfalls, and and extensive and extensive extensive outdoor outdoor outdoor entertaining entertaining entertaining areas.The areas.The areas.The home’s home’s home’s interior interior interior is designed is is designed designed with with with superb superb superb attention attention attention to to detail to detail detail with with with a romantic a romantic a romantic conversation conversation conversation pitpit with pit with with fireplace fireplace fireplace in the in in the great the great great room room room offoffoff thethe formal the formal formal dining dining dining room room room built built built to to accommodate to accommodate accommodate even even even thethe largest the largest largest family family family gathering. gathering. gathering. There There There areare 4are gas 4 gas 4 fueled, gas fueled, fueled, wood wood wood burning burning burning fireplaces. fireplaces. fireplaces. Gourmet Gourmet Gourmet island island island kitchen kitchen kitchen has has tumbled has tumbled tumbled limestone limestone limestone flooring, flooring, flooring, granite granite granite counter counter counter tops, tops, tops, stainless stainless stainless appliances appliances appliances and and built-in and built-in built-in large large large storage storage storage refrigerator. refrigerator. refrigerator. The The grand The grand grand master master master bedroom bedroom bedroom suite suite suite provides provides provides a large a large a large sitting sitting sitting room, room, room, fireplace fireplace fireplace and and luxurious and luxurious luxurious master master master bath bath bath suite suite suite with with with over-sized over-sized over-sized whirpool whirpool whirpool tubtub and tub and separate and separate separate shower. shower. shower. Downstairs Downstairs Downstairs there there there is aisseparate is a separate a separate bedroom, bedroom, bedroom, near near near fullfull bath... full bath... bath... perfect perfect perfect forfor guests. for guests. guests. 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Santa Santa Santa Rosa Rosa Rosa Valley Valley Valley Estate. Estate. Estate. This This This 1010 Bedroom, 10 Bedroom, Bedroom, 1212 Bath 12 Bath Bath estate estate estate is is perfect is perfect perfect forfor multi-generational for multi-generational multi-generational living living living as well as well well as lavish as lavish lavish corporate corporate corporate entertaining. entertaining. entertaining. Gracious Gracious Gracious formal formal formal dining dining dining room, room, room, Santa Rosa Valley Estate. This 10 Bedroom, 12 Bath estate is perfect for multi-generational living asas well asas lavish corporate entertaining. Gracious formal dining room, family family family room room room and and and formal formal formal living living living room. room. room. Spectacular Spectacular Spectacular craftsmanship craftsmanship craftsmanship and and and quality. quality. quality. Wood Wood Wood floors, oors, floors, floors, crown crown crown moldings, moldings, moldings, leaded leaded leaded & beveled & beveled beveled glass glass glass windows windows windows &&& imported & imported imported iron iron iron &&& crystal & crystal crystal family room and formal living room. Spectacular craftsmanship and quality. Wood fl crown moldings, leaded && beveled glass windows imported iron crystal chandeliers chandeliers chandeliers can can can bebe found be found found onon the on the the main main main level. level. level. The The The granite granite granite center center center island island island kitchen kitchen kitchen has has has chefs chefs chefs kitchen kitchen kitchen with with with Viking Viking Viking Oven Oven Oven Range Range Range with with with commercial commercial commercial quality quality quality hood, hood, hood, , ,Wine , Wine , Wine chiller,huge chiller,huge chiller,huge chandeliers can be found on the main level. The granite center island kitchen has chefs kitchen with Viking Oven Range with commercial quality hood, Wine chiller,huge granite granite granite island island island The . The . FLEXIBLE The FLEXIBLE FLEXIBLE FLEXIBLE FLOOR FLOOR FLOOR PLAN PLAN PLAN also also also includes includes includes bedroom, 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom, & separate & separate & separate separate offi offi ce offi ce on ce on the on the the main main main level. level. level. Upstairs, Upstairs, Upstairs, aa spacious aspacious spacious a spacious master master master suite suite suite w/ w/ attached w/ attached attached marble marble marble bath, bath, bath, granite island . .The FLOOR PLAN also includes 11 bedroom, & offi ce on the main level. Upstairs, master suite w/ attached marble bath, huge huge huge walk-in walk-in walk-in closet, closet, closet, replace, fireplace, fireplace, sitting sitting sitting room room room & private & private private balcony. balcony. balcony. The The The 2-bedroom 2-bedroom 2-bedroom GUEST GUEST GUEST APARTMENT APARTMENT APARTMENT has has has aa full a full a full kitchen kitchen kitchen w/Sub-Zero, w/Sub-Zero, w/Sub-Zero, fifireplace, fireplace, fireplace, balcony balcony balcony &&& pvt. & pvt. pvt. lndry. lndry. lndry. ENDLESS ENDLESS ENDLESS huge walk-in closet, fifireplace, sitting room && private balcony. The 2-bedroom GUEST APARTMENT has full kitchen w/Sub-Zero, replace, balcony pvt. lndry. ENDLESS ENTERTAINING ENTERTAINING ENTERTAINING POSSIBILITIES POSSIBILITIES POSSIBILITIES inthe in the in the the almost almost almost 1,200 1,200 1,200 sqsq ftsq ft Great ft Great Great Room Room Room w/french w/french w/french doors doors doors opening opening opening to English to English English Garden Garden Garden court court court yard. yard. yard. The The The highlight highlight highlight of the of the the Great Great Great Room Room Room isisis the is the the ProfesProfesProfesENTERTAINING POSSIBILITIES in almost 1,200 sq ft Great Room w/french doors opening toto English Garden court yard. The highlight ofof the Great Room the Professionally sionally sionally equipped equipped equipped bar bar bar which which which opens opens opens toto the to the the truly truly truly resort resort resort style style style pool/spa pool/spa pool/spa w/waterfalls. w/waterfalls. w/waterfalls. The The The Park Park Park like like like grounds grounds grounds also also also include include include aa 1 a1 BED,1 1 aBED,1 BED,1 1 BED,1 BATH BATH BATH POOL POOL POOL CABANA, CABANA, CABANA, gazebo, gazebo, gazebo, basketball basketball basketball sionally equipped bar which opens to the truly resort style pool/spa w/waterfalls. The Park like grounds also include BATH POOL CABANA, gazebo, basketball sport sport sport court court court and and and fire re fipit. re fi pit. re pit. pit. The The The most most most exquisite exquisite exquisite quality quality quality and and and detail detail detail forfor the for the the most most most discerning discerning discerning Buyer. Buyer. Buyer. $2,795,000 $2,795,000 $2,795,000 sport court and fi The most exquisite quality and detail for the most discerning Buyer. $2,795,000

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|Santa 10990 10990Las LasPosas Posas Posas| |Santa SantaRosa Rosa RosaValley, Valley, Valley,CA CA CA 10990 Las Rosa Valley, CA

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The Duke of Bourbon Celebrates Grand Opening The Duke of Bourbon celebrated the Grand Opening of their new location and elegant showroom with a tasting of fine wines from around the world. PHOTOGRAPHY BEN MALKIN

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Stepping Out for Senior Programs

Some 2,000 participants turned out for the 24th annual Ladin Subaru Love Run in Westlake Village to walk or run a 5K, 10K or one-mile course. The Love Run featured people of all ages coming together in support of the Senior Concerns Meals on Wheels program.

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Enjoy Great Burgers & Wine at Burger Fi

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Good Times

Agoura Hills Welcomes Bandilac Art Factory

A grand time was had at the Bandilac Art Factory Grand Opening at Whizins Mall. Friends and patrons enjoyed displays of painting, sculpture and calligraphy in a beautiful setting. PHOTOGRAPHY BEN MALKIN

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Thinessence Hosts Health Empowerment Fair

People came from throughout the community to learn more about how to live and eat healthy at the Thinessence Health Empowerment Fair. Dr. Derek St. Thomas also demonstrated causes of pain and offered free evaluations on ways to quell pain. PHOTOGRAPHY BEN MALKIN

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

"NIGHT OF STARS"

Fit 4 the Cause is a 501C3 dedicated to empowering and educating groups and individuals facing health-related challenges, F4TC makes an incredible impact bringing Zumba®, Strength-Training, Tai-Chi, Yoga and Kickboxing to the community, offering free community classes and programs for people who previously had little or no physical activity. A team of volunteers, medical and fitness professionals provide a minimum 40 hours a month of wellness education to those in need and have a sustainable relationship with Many Mansions, a well-managed, service-enriched, affordable housing program for low-income residents of Ventura County and its surrounding communities.

Support Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation at the 24th

A member of the “Community Conscience” family with Ventura

Annual Fainer/Tauber, MD Awards "Night of Stars" on Thursday, Aug.

County office space “Under One Roof” with 12 area nonprofits, F4TC pro-

17, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Petersen Ranch in Somis. The event includes

vides group exercise classes for the “Break-Through” Student Assistance

a champagne reception, entertainment, art, dessert, silent and live

program offered by CVUSD and free community classes for vulnerable

auctions and an awards ceremony.

children and fragile seniors in various locations. Fit4TheCause.org

The awards recognize outstanding community contributions by those directly involved in the delivery of health care in Ventura County who, through professional, charitable and public service activities, demonstrate the ideals of generosity, excellence and integrity as exemplified by the late David Fainer, MD, and Leo Tauber, MD, who served as role models and mentors to many in the medical community. Exemplary and empathetic professionals, Drs. Fainer and Tauber were known for their motto, “The secret of care of the patient is caring for the patient.” Funds raised at the event will support critically needed health care, including free dental, vision and mental health care to underserved children, survivorship wellness retreats to low-income women undergoing cancer treatment at local hospitals, medical student scholarship programs, a reflective parenting intervention program and patient advocacy and companionship services. VCMRF.org

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sion with local vendors. Hot Dog & Hump Days are held Wednesdays

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“Education can change the world,” and Caring Hand for Children has

through Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Each week, a different ven-

made a difference in thousands of students' lives. The volunteer-run

dor presents an informational session about products, from paint to

nonprofit aims to help underprivileged children become self-sufficient.

siding and everything in between. Participants also have the chance

Their 11th Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

to win monthly prizes. Visit Roadside Lumber at 29130 Roadside

supports this mission and the public is invited to enjoy an evening of

Drive in Agoura Hills. RoadsideLumber.com

dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, entertainment and an open dance floor. All proceeds benefit Caring Hand for Children’s programs. Held at

NONPROFIT MAKES THE GRADE

the Hyatt Regency, 880 S Westlake Blvd. in Westlake Village, the event

Congratulations to the Conejo Schools Foundation for its recognition

is $200 for adults/$100 for students. For more information, contact Anjul

as a “Nonprofit of the Year” by the California Association of Nonprofits.

at 805.587.9626 or Geetu at 805.791.7524. CaringHandForChildren.org

The Conejo Valley-based nonprofit organization was created in 2004 to

TEAM UP WITH THE BAY CLUB Come on out to the Bay Club Thousand Oaks, Saturday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or later!) and participate in a fundraiser for Fit 4

assist with challenges associated with the education budget. Local legislators selected the exceptional nonprofit organization for the honor and recipients had the opportunity to visit the Senate and Assembly floors for a special luncheon on California Nonprofits Day.

The Cause. The event features an outdoor run followed by an indoor

“Over the years, the CSF has spearheaded initiatives to bring arts

cycle class, a strength class and a swim session taught and super-

and innovation into our classrooms, enabled non-English-speaking

vised by Thousand Oaks instructors. The event includes the launch

parents to be involved in their child’s education, and partnered with

of a Fitness Mentor Program for selected clients of F4TC and, with

the community to strengthen quality educational experiences for all

the assistance of the NCCPT (National Council of Certified Personal

Conejo Valley Unified School District students,” said Senator Henry

Trainers), a scholarship for a PT Certification will be offered to help

Stern upon presenting the award. “CSF is an invaluable partner in

the recipient find a new career in fitness.

helping our schools adapt to the changing needs of our community

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and I am honored to name them as our 2017 Nonprofit of the Year.”

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Comprised of volunteers within the community, including parents, teachers, PTA and PFA presidents, business and civic leaders and school administrators, Conejo Schools Foundation supports programs such as “Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms,” “Parents Making a Difference,” “Hop into Kindergarten,” “All District Music Festivals,” “Get-ahead Summer School” and “Ted-X Conejo.” “We’re extremely honored to be recognized by the California Association of Nonprofits,” said Mike Soules, president of CSF. “To have someone in our broader region with the experience and stature of Senator Henry Stern recognize the organization’s impact on students and families

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Our Town

University Village Seniors

Go the Extra Mile University Village resident Betty Lappinga displays her medal. Lappinga was one of 20 people representing University Village who walked or ran in the 24th annual fundraiser.

U

niversity Village retirement community in Thousand

Oaks fielded a full team of 20 residents, relatives of residents and staff members for the 24th annual Ladin Subaru Love Run in Westlake Village. The family -friendly Senior

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Local Limelight

An Enchanted Evening of hope

Boosts American Cancer Society Distinguished Medical Honoree: Dr. David Chi, surgical oncologist

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Distinguished Cancer Patient & Caregiver Honorees: Kelly Gaines, cancer patient; Darin & Emma Gaines, caregivers

Distinguished Medical Honoree: Dr. Francisco Bracho, pediatric hematologist-oncologist

he American Cancer Society hosts an Enchanted Evening of Hope, Saturday, August 5, at Eden Gardens in Moorpark to celebrate life, honor cancer survivors and recognize caregivers

and doctors that serve and improve the lives of those battling cancer. With some 1,459,000+ Californians alive today that have a history of cancer and an estimated 3,695 cases of new cancer predicted each year in Ventura County alone, the community ben-

efits from the American Cancer Society’s programs and services. Aimed to ease the burden of cancer in the community by providing free resources and services 24 hours a day (by calling 800.227.2345), the American Cancer Society’s programs are funded by individuals, companies that care and the community at large. As the ACS does not receive government funding, fundraising events like the Enchanted Evening of Hope are especially important for raising funds that help the American Cancer Society continue its mission to save lives through research, advocacy and education and help support individuals with cancer in various ways. The evening features fine foods, premium wines, live entertainment, dancing, a spectacular live and silent auction and recognition of community honorees. Comprised of 22 outstanding Ventura County community volunteers, the event committee thanks the many local businesses, individuals and organizations sponsoring this event and looks forward to the Ventura County community coming together to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. Event honorees include Distinguished Cancer Patient Kelly Gaines and Caregiver Honorees Darin and Emma Gaines and Distinguished Medical Honorees Dr. Francisco Bracho, pediatric hematologist -oncologist, and Dr. David Chi, surgical oncologist. Sheriff Geoff Dean emcees the event, and Kathy Long serves as the Ventura County Auctioneer. The event takes place Saturday, August 5, at Eden Gardens, 3900 Brennan Road, in Moorpark. For more information, contact Pam Brady (805.644.4237 or 805.217.9869) or visit VenturaGala.org. 32

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VOCATIONALLY SPEAKING: SEGUE CAREER MENTORS SHARE WORKING KNOWLEDGE WITH STUDENTS

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ith many problems to be solved in today’s society, leaders of a local nonprofit believe solutions can be found in real-world

career perspectives provided to local youth in their classrooms. Segue Career Mentors, a charitable effort headquartered in Ventura, brings career speakers into local classrooms and generates workplace invitations for student internships, job shadows and workplace tours.

“OUR ECONOMY IS ALL BUT CRYING FOR STUDENTS THAT ARE EAGER AND INTERESTED IN BEING PRODUCTIVE IN THE WORKPLACE,” SAYS JERRY BECKERMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER OF SEGUE CAREER MENTORS. CONTINUED >

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“The entire community can benefit from the more focused and motivated students who will come out of the Segue experience.”

National studies, such as Harvard University’s Pathways to

“When a student has an interest in pursuing a career that appeals

Prosperity, and its top finding, note that a foundational requirement for

to them, it increases the relevance of school to them which in turn

student academic and career success is exposure to career options.

drives them…to work harder, get better grades and overall begin to

The highly respected McKinsey and Co. found similar lessons.

genuinely focus on their future and what they can do now to support

For youth, career exposures lead to seeing an increased relevance

their future success,” Beckerman says.

of school and motivation to do well. Such exposures can also lead to

As is well known, the workforce benefits from students that under-

academic success, “a new life understanding” and development of

stand the nature of work and the value of putting in their best efforts.

skills, such as practice initiative and perseverance that support future

This impact is also seen on many levels: Mental health is increased

career accomplishments, Beckerman says.

as citizens find satisfying work, welfare is reduced as citizens become

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productive and self-sufficient, and the next generation of children are raised in happier more supportive households. “The list goes on…and all these benefits begin with the education of our young people,” Beckerman says.


Over the years, Segue’s speakers have visited with students at local schools, including Ventura High, Pacifica High in Oxnard, Pacific High in Ventura, Hueneme High in Port Hueneme and Channel Islands High in Oxnard. The speakers focus on two key areas: career awareness and success skills. Speakers generally come from the STEM field, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math, and CTE (career technical education) including everything from health care workers to construction trades. “Each speaker spends about 90 minutes on campus, 20 minutes in each of three classrooms, and thereby reaches upwards of 100 students,” Beckerman explains. “When 50 speakers speak at a school, the impact at that one school is 5,000 student career exposures!” To date, Segue has produced over 85,000 Student Career Exposures (SCEs) for local students. ACCOLADES

Students who have heard Segue speakers say the mentors motivate them to get good grades, expose them to career options, and help them determine which classes to take for their future vocations. Segue speakers also benefit. Mentors enjoy helping students reach their full potential and assisting youth make decisions that will increase the likelihood of their success. Teachers who host Segue Career Mentors in the classroom say students learn many important factors, including that long-term goals are achievable and what it takes to get ready for real life. “Segue’s contributions to Ventura County’s students over the years have inspired thousands,” Tiffany Morse, director of career education for the Ventura County Office of Education, wrote in a letter to Beckerman in 2015. And in 2010, Stanley Mantooth, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, wrote, “We, as educators, know that inspired and motivated students achieve more academically, work harder in school, drop out in fewer numbers, attend school more regularly, and are less likely to join gangs or exhibit violent or aberrant behaviors,” Mantooth states. “The entire community can benefit from the more focused and motivated students who will come out of the Segue experience.” While many classrooms and organizations provide some form of in-class speakers, Segue focuses exclusively on classroom

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HALSTROM ACADEMY

addition to award-winning district high schools, several

Halstrom Academy provides personalized instruction focused

options exist for students wanting an alternative to traditional

on instilling confidence, character, and a lifelong love of learning.

learning styles. Whether online, hybrid, small-group or one-on-

Founded in 1985, Halstrom Academy celebrates its 31st year of pro-

one learning, education that fits each student’s learning style

viding progressive education dedicated to helping students thrive

allows residents to find a program that meets their unique

academically. Flexible scheduling, customized learning plans and

needs, interests and goals.

a thriving environment where students feel safe, nurtured and supported are hallmarks of Halstrom Academy.

CENTURY ACADEMY

Their diverse academic curriculum includes some 140 courses,

Century Academy is a free online blended-learning high

comprising 18 different AP courses and nearly 100 UC/CSU-certified

school offered by the Conejo Valley Unified School District.

and NCAA-approved courses. Their open enrollment allows stu-

Students meet with teachers weekly and take classes both

dents to begin classes any time of the year. Grounded in education

online and on campus in a traditional classroom format. The

research, Halstrom Academy’s personalized one-to-one learning with

independent learning environment fosters high academic

academic support in a dynamic social community ensures students

achievement, personal and social responsibility and allows stu-

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THE HIGH SCHOOL AT MOORPARK COLLEGE

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Century Academy is a WASC-approved institution.

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and college courses, such as Math, Science, Foreign

RIVER OAKS ACADEMY

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With the belief that “all children are born with

to fulfill the requirements for graduation and the

the capacity for brilliance,” River Oaks Academy

Associates Degree.

is a tuition-free parent-initiated and directed

Students attend classes Monday through

homeschool charter school for Grades K-12.

Thursday from 1 to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 9

Geared to help students “find, nurture and sus-

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Oaks Academy credentialed teachers work with each student and their family to create an

OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING

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• La Reina High School is an independent Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in Grades 6-12.

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• Newbury Park Adventist Academy is a private, Christian

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• Oaks Christian School provides an independent,

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TEACHERS WHO MAKE THE GRADE ARTICLE ALICIA DOYLE

“LET US REMEMBER: ONE BOOK, ONE PEN, ONE CHILD, AND ONE TEACHER CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.” —MALALA YOUSAFZAI

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ere, we celebrate three incredible teachers who educate and inspire students to achieve their dreams.

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TRUDY TUTTLE ARRIAGA PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION OF THE YEAR

Raised by two educators in the Ventura Unified School District, Trudy Tuttle Arriaga started following in her parents’ footsteps when she became a teacher’s aide in the classroom. During this time, “someone was kind enough to say, ‘you’d be a great teacher’,”’ remembers Arriaga, of Ventura. So, she returned to school to earn her master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from California State University, Northridge. “And again, someone was kind enough to say, ‘have you thought about being an assistant principal?’” says Arriaga, who later earned a doctorate in Educational Policy, Planning and Administration from the University of Southern California. The early encouragement from her colleagues spurred Arriaga to become the district’s first female superintendent for 14 years, a teacher and a principal, dating back to 1975. “I retired from the superintendency after 14 fabulous years because it’s the second chapter in my life and I wanted to try something different,” she says. “Although I retired from the superintendent, it was never my intention to go home.” In 2015, Arriaga joined California Lutheran University’s faculty full-time after serving as an adjunct for nine years. That year, the district office was named the Trudy Tuttle Arriaga Education Service Center; and in 2017, she was named the Professor of Education of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators. In other honors, Arriaga was a 2015 Woman of the Year for the 37th Assembly District and 19th Senate District and the city of Ventura’s Citizen of the Year in 2012. AT CLU, she teaches in master’s and doctoral programs, as well as the university’s new Institute for Executive Leadership in Education certificate program for administrators. In 2015, the release of a book she co-wrote with Randall P. Lindsey, Opening Doors: An Implementation Template for Cultural Proficiency, spurred Arriaga to travel across the coun-

try helping districts improve student engagement and achievement by focusing on diversity, equity, access and inclusion. “The book is about equity and inclusion for all students and their families,” she says. “In my travels, I also do professional development, talking to teachers, administrators and staff about equity for all.” Looking back on her lifelong vocation, she is grateful for those who helped her along the way. “IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE MENTORS AND PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN US,” ARRIAGA NOTES.

She is currently writing another book that focuses on female leaders, “and my experience as a leader in a role that historically was not a role for women,” she says. Meanwhile, “I’m just thrilled to be at Cal Lutheran because they’ve been so supportive of my work.”

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HONORING TEACHERS (CON TI N U ED)

KARROLYNE FOGEL 2017 PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Karrolyne Fogel’s passion for teaching was inspired by her parents, who were both educators involved with students both inside and outside of the classroom. “I grew up seeing what made a good teacher,” recalls Fogel, of Thousand Oaks. Her first teaching experience was through Girl Scouts, where she taught camp skills, as well as arts and crafts. “But I became interested in math as a career when I did an overnight visit while choosing a college,” she says. “My host was a math major and I was enthralled by her math class.” Today, Fogel is the associate professor of mathematics at California Lutheran University, where she joined the faculty in 1998. Earlier this year, she received the 2017 President’s Award for Teaching Excellence, which recognizes professors who are held in high esteem by their peers, students and the university community. A committee of past honorees selected Fogel to receive the honor and $2,500. At CLU, Fogel teaches upper division electives for math majors as well as classes for non-majors. She also educates aspiring elementary school teachers in the Interdisciplinary Educational Studies Program and serves as the director of the Mathematics Single Subject Program for those planning to become high school math teachers. “We all run into problems with math; it’s just a matter of how far along you are before it takes significant effort to make a concept make sense,” Fogel notes.  “THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ME AND THE STUDENTS IS THAT I’VE EXPERIENCED THE THRILL OF FINALLY HAVING THE PIECES SHIFT INTO PLACE ENOUGH TIMES THAT I’M HOOKED,” FOGEL SAYS. “MY GOAL IS TO HELP THEM REACH THAT POINT. BUT ALSO TO HELP THEM REALIZE THAT THEY ARE WORTHY PEOPLE INDEPENDENT OF HOW THEY DO IN MATH.”

Through her vocation, Fogel especially enjoys working with individual students and seeing them grow and develop, both mathematically and as people. “It’s just such a privilege to be part of that transition,” she says. Fogel’s next endeavor will involve returning to one of her favorite classes, Number Theory, for the first time in 12 years. “I’m excited to be back,” she says. As part of the class, students read about the quest to prove Fermat’s last theorem, which was proved in 1994 after 450 years.  “I was working in that area of math when it was finally proved,” Fogel says, “so I have personal stories about the topic and the proof that help the topic come alive in a way that’s hard to get just from a textbook.” 46

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LEAH OVIEDO

2017 VENTURA COUNTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

As the granddaughter of a preschool teacher, Leah Oviedo grew up hearing stories about her grandmother’s wonderful experiences in the classroom.

“MY GRANDMOTHER INSPIRED ME TO BE A TEACHER—SHE SPARKED MY LOVE,” REMEMBERS OVIEDO. Oviedo’s love for the vocation was further solidified when she started working as a child care assistant for Conejo Valley Unified School District, where she realized she would make teaching a lifelong profession. Today, she is a teacher at Walnut Elementary School in Newbury Park, where she was named the 2017 Ventura County Teacher of the Year by the Ventura County Office of Education. “I am just doing my job as a teacher,” she says about the honor, “so it has taken me back to receive an award for doing my job.” Oviedo’s educational philosophy is integrated into the word “inspire,” which she says is her reminder to inspire students to reach their fullest potential. Integrating current ideas into her classroom is also important, so she drives her instruction to meet the needs of individual students by creating engaging lessons. “Knowing the needs of all my students is very important,” Oviedo says. “It is my job to teach to the whole child so everyone can be successful. I believe each student learns differently and it is my job to get to know the students, so they can be successful learners.” She also creates a classroom where all students feel safe. “I create an environment where I am nurturing to all my students, and where all students can feel safe and included to contribute to our classroom environment without negative criticism.” Above all, Oviedo’s goal is to be the best teacher she can be, “because the students deserve that,” she says. “They are our future doctors, teachers, police officers, maybe even the President!”

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Michael Towbes Leaves a Living Legacy

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Santa Barbara’s Michael Towbes built a legacy of giving back that continues, despite his recent passing last April. The 60-year Santa Barbara resident wore many hats—beloved civic leader and philanthropist, award-winning builder, successful property manager, head of Montecito Bank & Trust, and devoted family man—and touched thousands of lives and hundreds of nonprofits with his generosity during his lifetime. Although this extraordinary man of vision and passion passed away at age

Michael Towbes

87, Towbes will be remembered for his

“MR. TOWBES WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY

mission of giving back, fostered through

HUMAN BEING,” says MONTECITO BANK

Group and Towbes Foundation.

& TRUST’S CHAIRWOMAN JANET GARUFIS. Janet Garufis

his Montecito Bank & Trust, The Towbes

Having recently stepped down as

“WHEN YOU WERE IN HIS PRESENCE, YOU

Montecito Bank & Trust’s chairman,

KNEW YOU WERE WITH SOMEONE SPECIAL.

bank’s former president and CEO. Garufis

HE WAS A MAN OF GREAT HUMILITY AND

Towbes passed the scepter to Garufis, the says Towbes structured his estate plan to preserve the bank’s tradition of giving back.

INTEGRITY AND COMPLETELY DEDICATED

ENGINEERING HIS FUTURE

TO HIS PHILANTHROPY.”

1929, Michael Towbes graduated high

Born in Washington, DC on July 17,

school and went on to earn a degree in Civil Engineering from Princeton University, where he graduated with honors. He started graduate studies at MIT in Structural Engineering, but in 1952, with the Korean War beginning, he enlisted in the Naval Civil Engineering Corp. Stationed at the Naval Air Missile Test Center in Point Mugu, Towbes met and fell in love with Gail Aronson at a UCLA fraternity party; they married on Valentine’s Day CONTINUED >

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MICHAEL TOWBES (CON TI N U ED)

in 1954, after which Towbes was transferred back to Washington, DC, and ended his Navy career the following year.

Garufis says Mr. Towbes’ favorite day of the year was the Community Dividends

Mrs. Towbes missed California and convinced her husband to return

Luncheon, when his team distributed a

to Southern California. He soon teamed up with Eli Luria to form the Luria-

million dollars to various local nonprofits.

Towbes Company, a real estate construction and development firm. They built

To date, the bank’s Community Dividends

their first custom home in Brentwood, before venturing north to the Santa

program has already awarded $14 million to

Barbara area. By 1960, the Towbes family had settled in Santa Barbara.

help support local nonprofits involved with

MONTECITO BANK & TRUST

the arts, youth, education, social welfare

In 1975, Mr. Towbes cofounded the Bank of Montecito, now Montecito

Grants program enables the bank’s associ-

Bank & Trust, the Central Coast’s oldest and largest, locally-owned

ates to nominate and vote for local charities

community bank. Today, the bank’s assets are over $1.3 billion, oper-

to be granted thousands of dollars annually.

ating with 200+ associates in 10 branch offices from Westlake Village

As someone who literally helped build com-

to Solvang. Innovation, technology and personalized customer service

munities, Mr. Towbes knew well the value of giv-

have spurred the bank’s growth.

ing back financially and with his time. For some

and healthcare services. The Anniversary

In 1983, Mr. Towbes became the sole shareholder of the bank, taking

60 years, he volunteered and served on non-

over the chairmanship and making Montecito Bank & Trust the jewel in his

profit boards and advisory committees, estab-

burgeoning business empire. In addition to providing quality service and

lishing the Towbes Foundation with wife, Gail, in

Montecito Bank & Trust Board Members (L-R): Peter Jordano, Ken Verkler, Jerry Parent, Janet, Michael, Rob Skinner, Craig Zimmerman, Cathy Carter Duncan, Tom Fly.

Janet Garufis & Michael Towbes

financial products to his clients, he incorporated his mission of making the

1980 to help support local nonprofits. Today, the

communities they serve better places to live and work.

Foundation contributes some $900,000 annually

Garufis says Mr. Towbes wanted to limit his business dealings—banking or building—to within an hour’s drive from Santa Barbara. “He felt you couldn’t know the distant communities well enough to properly serve and support them,” she recalls.

services and education to the arts. In 1996, when Mr. Towbes’ beloved wife passed away after a 20-year fight with mul-

Garufis adds that Mr. Towbes believed their philanthropic efforts would

tiple sclerosis, he rededicated himself to

be strongest if they were closer to home. The bank remains true to that phi-

helping his communities grow and prosper.

losophy, which has allowed measured, steady and profitable growth, even in the worst economic times.

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to over 300 organizations ranging from social

He met Anne Smith in 2004, and it was love at first sight; they married the following

For over four decades, the talented men and women of the banking insti-

year. Their shared interests in tennis, the arts,

tution have dedicated themselves to both helping their customers with their

philanthropy and travel led to their involvement

financial needs and investing in their communities in a variety of ways. Mr.

in many projects, including restoration of the

Towbes served as their teacher and model.

Granada Theater, a Santa Barbara landmark.

“Over the past 13 years, it has been a privilege to work with Mike, learn

They also actively supported organizations,

from him, and, perhaps, most importantly, to be mentored by him in countless

such as the Santa Barbara Foundation,

ways,” says Garufis. “He taught me the value of paying attention to details,

UCSB Foundation, Santa Barbara Cottage

leadership, patience, service, generosity of spirit, and corporate philanthropy.”

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Barbara City College, Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, and Housing Trust Fund of Santa Barbara County. The recipient of awards and accolades too numerous to mention, Mr. Towbes was inducted into the California Building Industry Hall of Fame, and in 2014 was named Builder of the Year by the Home Builder’s Association of the Central Coast. As a banker, Mr. Towbes

Throughout

his

life,

Mr.

Towbes strongly believed in contributing to strengthening the communities in which he worked, a philosophy that is fundamental to

his

mission

and the cornerstone of the bank’s family-like culture that ultimately translates to caring treatment of their customers.

was runner up as 2017 Banker of the Year bestowed by the Western Independent Bankers Association.

He

was

most

proud of the bank’s role as a leader and advocate of local, corporate philanthropy. As a civic leader and philanthropist, he has been honored as Santa Barbara’s Man of the Year, given UCSB’s

Chancellor’s

Medal,

selected as Santa Barbara’s Philanthropist of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, among many other notable awards. In its efforts to continuously improve its banking and financial management experience for its customers, Montecito Bank & Trust offers an impressive array of programs, including business, personal and nonprofit financing, online and mobile banking, wealth management, investments, trust and estate planning, and residential mortgage banking. Garufis

notes

that

Mr.

Towbes’ vision will be carried on and that being a good corporate citizen remains a priority for the bank and its associates, who are actively engaged in their communities and firmly believe in volunteerism and “paying it forward,” as did Mr. Towbes. Throughout

his

life,

Mr.

Towbes strongly believed in contributing to strengthening the communities in which he worked, a philosophy that is fun-

damental to his mission and the cornerstone of the bank’s family-like culture that ultimately translates to caring treatment of their customers. A generous, kind man of action, Michael Towbes leaves an indelible mark on the local communities, and his legacy of giving back may well live on forever. “For anyone of us fortunate enough to know, work, play, learn and benefit from his vision, it is the greatest possible gift. We will miss him, but never forget him,” adds Garufis. August 2017 | Conejo Valley Lifestyle

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MASTERING TEENAGE

STRESS ARTICLE JEFFREY GERO, PHD

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very year, the American Psychological Association takes our emotional temperature and reports the results in a research study titled, “Stress in America.” This year, for the first time,

children were included in the survey and asked about their stress levels. The conclusion: Not only are our kids feeling more stressed, but unfortunately, parents aren’t aware of the stress their children are experiencing. “What we’re seeing with stress is in line with existing research about parents’ perception of their kids’ engagement in risky behaviors,” says Psychologist Katherine C. Nordal, the APA’s executive director for professional practice.

“PARENTS OFTEN UNDER-REPORT DRUG USE, DEPRESSION AND SEXUAL ACTIVITY IN THEIR CHILDREN. NOW IT APPEARS THE SAME MAY BE TRUE FOR STRESS,” NORDAL WARNS. CONTINUED >

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TEENAGE STRESS (CON TI N U ED)

The APA study reveals that one-third of the

STRESS OUTCOMES

1,206 children (ages 8 to 17) surveyed reported

When stress overloads a teen’s life, they

feeling more stress than they had a year ago.

can feel it both physically and emotionally. The

Nearly half the survey participants said they

neurotransmitters in their brain often begin to

worry about school, although only a third of

fail. The first one to shut down is their body

their parents thought school was a problem for

clock, which usually causes sleeplessness. The

their kids. Another 30% of children surveyed

second neurotransmitter affects energy levels,

said they worry about family finances, while

reducing motivation to get things done. The

just 18% of parents think money issues add to

final neurotransmitter, located in the pleasure

their kids’ list of stressors. Some 29% of teens

center of the brain, can trigger sadness and

reported feeling anxious about what comes

depression. As these neurotransmitters shut

after high school, getting into a good college

down, effectively dealing with stressful situa-

or finding work, but only 5% of parents of teen-

tions becomes increasingly difficult.

agers think the future causes their children to feel stressed out. Sadly, parents seem to be out of touch with their children’s stress levels and what is causing them stress.

SPOTTING & STOPPING STRESS

As adults and parents, we should consider whether we are being good role models for our

Stress is quite literally making children

children. Taking positive actions to cope with

sick in ways that haven’t registered with their

our own stressors is one way to teach teens

parents. The APA study shows that anxiety

healthy habits to handle difficult emotions and

and depression are on the rise. There is a

situations. Sadly, many adults also struggle with

sense of not having the resources to cope

overcoming stress, according to a recent study

with these stressful demands and concern

finding 47% of adults report remaining awake at

about the consequences of a teenager’s

night; 45% report irritability or anger; 43% report

mental, emotional and physical health. The

fatigue; 40% report lack of interest, motivation

predominant emotion at issue is anxiety.

or energy; 34% report headaches; 34% report

Among 13- to 17-year-olds, school is by far

feeling depressed or sad; 32% report feeling as

the most commonly mentioned source of

though they could cry; and 27% report upset

anxiety. For 18- to 24-year-olds, it’s jobs and

stomach or indigestion as a result of stress.

financial matters. In fact, 85% of young peo-

Being more aware of our own stress will enable

ple said they felt stress at least sometimes.

us to help our teens better handle theirs.

GETTING TO THE ROOT

the three major aspects of teenage stress:

So, what is a parent to do? First, consider Looking first at the causes of stress, it boils down to teenagers feeling like they are not able to cope with the demands being placed upon them. Girls and young women are less likely to feel safe in their neighborhoods or schools and often fear being attacked. Additional causes of teenage stress include social media, technology, lack of self-esteem, communication issues, divorce and competitive environments. The most common symptoms of teenage stress include irritability, headaches, nausea, fatigue, increased heart rate and a pessimistic outlook.

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causes, warning signs and coping skills.


1. Causes of teen stress include the following: • Moving to a new home and/or school • Dating • Tests and homework • Too-high expectations • Sports and other extracurricular activities • Employment • Social awkwardness • Too much to do • Too fast or slow physical development • Family problems, including abuse and alcohol • Owning a car • Relationships with friends • Having a boyfriend or a girlfriend • Not achieving something really wanted • Money problems. 2. Warning signs of stress include the following: • CONSTANT FATIGUE: Prolonged stress can wear a teen out and make them feel tired all the time. • PERSISTENT DISCOMFORT: Prolonged stress can actually cause pain, since both mind and body register stress. • BURNOUT: Prolonged stress can change what a teen cares about and leave them unmotivated. • BREAKDOWN: Prolonged stress can be debilitating and cause depression. 3. Coping skills are essential to helping your teens manage stress. The American Psychological Association offers tips and suggestions for developing awareness of teenage stressors and helping teens deal with stress in a constructive manner. For example, notice when your kids are most likely to talk—at bedtime, before dinner and in the car—and be fully available to just listen. When your children open up about their concerns, stop whatever you are doing and pay attention. Express interest in what they are saying without being intrusive, and listen to their point of view, even if it’s difficult to hear. Let them finish what they’re saying before responding, and to ensure you understand them correctly, repeat what you heard them say. Realize your children may test you by telling you a little about what is bothering them. Listening carefully and encouraging them to talk may coax them to share the whole story. Shielding children from possible causes of stress or anxiety, such as unemployment, a parent’s marital problems or an illness in the family, often worsen a child’s anxiety, because children commonly assume the worst-case scenario about the unknown. Instead, help children understand the situation by providing age-appropriate information. Interesting enough, over 50% of teens polled in a survey said, “chilling out with their friends” was the surest way to reduce stress. Another positive approach to reducing teen stress is to help build their self-esteem and introduce relaxation and meditation techniques, which have been documented to reduce stress and improve behavior.

Jeffery Gero, PhD, is a pioneer in the field of stress management, a former director of the Health Awareness Institute and the Stress Management Institute of California and creator of the Success of Stress System. Having worked with organizations and individuals to overcome stress for over 30 years, Dr. Gero delivered the first stress management program for the California Department of Corrections at San Quentin Prison, assisted the Los Angeles Times with the stress surrounding the 1984 Olympics and helped JPL (NASA) deal with the stress caused by the Mars Project. A founder of LEAP, which helps teenagers master stress, Dr. Gero coaches athletes and individuals to enhance their performance. He can be reached at 818.879.1373.

In today’s changing times, it is imperative for parents to be compassionate and sensitive to the daily challenges their teenagers face and prepare them to effectively deal with whatever life throws their way. August 2017 | Conejo Valley Lifestyle

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Financial Buzz

Can You Dig It? A Little Fun with Numbers ARTICLE ROCKY MILLS CARNAC THE MAGNIFICENT  

Do you remember this recurring Johnny Carson role where he’d “divine” an answer and then open an envelope to reveal the question? You can do the same with numbers!

USGA says the average golfer in its national system has a 15 handicap, implying a score of around 90. Because my golf group members all shoot near 90, I can add our scores very quickly with a little trick called “casting out 5s.” On

Ask your friends to pick a number from 1 to 31. Then double it, add

each nine holes, simply ignore the 5s in your score. You also ignore

10, cut that result in half, subtract the number they started with, and—

any pair of scores that add up to 10 (like 7 and 3, 4 and 6). Then

to their astonishment—reveal their result you’ve already written: 5!

add the remaining scores, but don’t use the actual score. Instead,

It always works! Here’s the math: Let’s say ‘N’ is the number. Double

add the difference from 5; so, an actual score of 6 is added as +1;

it = 2N. Add 10 = 2N + 10. Cut that result in half = N + 5. Subtract the

a 4 becomes -1, a 7 (which I see too often on my card…) is a +2. In

original N, and you’ve got 5!

short, you’ve quickly determined how much your score varies from

I did this once with a class of sixth graders who were visiting me at the office. As we wrapped up, I said I had a “quiz” to give them and offered a prize if their answer (that they’d have to write on

a score of all 5s. Simply add this variance to 45 to get your front nine score; repeat for the back nine. Let’s try one. On the front nine, record the following score:

their paper) matched a number I had already written down. When we got to the end of the “quiz” and all of us revealed our number 5 at the same time (and they realized they had ALL won a prize), pandemonium broke out! NUMBER 9  

In a split second, I can see that the score is 43. I ignored the 5s on

More than a chant from The Beatles’ “White Album,” the number

holes 1, 2 and 3. I ignored the 6 and 4 on holes 4 and 5. I ignored the

9 can help easily spot a transposition error—you know, writing $1.24

5 on hole 6. I tallied the 4 on hole 7 as -1; the tally ran to -2 with the

instead of $1.42. The difference is 18 cents—a multiple of 9. In fact,

4 on hole 8. I ignored the 5 on hole 9. So, my final tally was -2, which

the difference between any two transposed numbers will always be a

when added to 45 gave me a score of 43.

multiple of 9. (Contact me for the algebra behind this!) This fact could come in handy, for example, when reconciling your

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EXPLORING THE LINK BETWEEN

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gatherings. He would go in the living room and sit in his favorite

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• Developing a culture of healthy lifestyles.

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encouraged to share different facets of their lives with the junior golf-

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Lifestyle Calendar

August AUGUST 11 BONNIE BOWDEN IN CONCERT WESTLAKE VILLAGE CIVIC CENTER Enjoy an evening of jazz and more with the City of Westlake Village TGIF Series presenting Bonnie Bowden. Food and drinks available for purchase. Free. WLV.org

AUGUST 12 FIT 4 THE CAUSE FUNDRAISER THE BAY CLUB THOUSAND OAKS This event features an outdoor run followed by an indoor cycle class,

AUGUST 2 HOT DOG & HUMP DAY ROADSIDE LUMBER & HARDWARE

a strength class and a swim session, taught and supervised by Thousand Oaks instructors. Fit 4 The Cause also launches its Fitness Mentor Program. Fit4TheCause.org

Join Roadside Lumber for a free lunch and learn session with local

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vendors. Held Wednesdays through Aug. 30. RoadsideLumber.com

GREEN DAY & BLINK 180 TRIBUTE

AUGUST 3

CONEJO COMMUNITY PARK Bring your blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy Conejo Recreation &

3RD ANNUAL GIRL SCOUTS "FORK IT OVER" FUNDRAISER

Park District's Summer Concerts in the Park for great music in a beautiful

PALM GARDEN HOTEL

setting. Refreshments such as hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones avail-

This cookie culinary competition and fundraiser benefits Girl Scout

able for purchase. CRPD asks that you leave pets at home. CRPD.org

Leadership Experience, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast and features local chefs creating Girl Scout cookie-inspired appe-

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tizers and desserts. Local breweries and wineries will be serving

BEATLES TRIBUTE CONCERT

up beverages too. ForkItOverGSCCC.com

CALABASAS LAKE

AUGUST 5

Enjoy the Summer Sun Sets Concert Series at the traditionally private Calabasas Lake. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and sweaters.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Some fixed seating is available on a first-come first-served basis.

ENCHANTED EVENING OF HOPE

Free. CityofCalabasas.com

EDEN GARDENS The American Cancer Society Ventura Gold Coast Gala event cele-

AUGUST 17

brates life and raises funds to support the ACS's life-saving programs

24TH ANNUAL FAINER/TAUBER, MD AWARDS

and services, advance research and advocacy and provide free local

"NIGHT OF STARS”

resources. The gala features fine foods, premium wines, live enter-

ANCIENT CREEK AT PETERSEN RANCH

tainment, dancing, a live and silent auction and recognition of com-

Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation presents this annual

munity honorees. Call 805.644.4237. VenturaGala.org

event to recognize outstanding community contributions by those di-

AUGUST 11 PARK AFTER DARK: SUNSET TARANTULA HIKE RANCHO SIERRA VISTA

rectly involved in the delivery of health care in Ventura County. The gala event includes a champagne reception, entertainment, art, dessert, auctions and an awards ceremony. Proceeds benefit VCMRF. VCMRF.org 

All ages welcome on a sunset stroll in search of male tarantulas look-

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ing for potential mates. Along the hike rangers will share facts about

VENTURA COUNTY POET LAUREATE READING

these traveling tarantulas. Wear layers for changing weather condi-

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY

tions and bring a flashlight. Meet in main parking lot. SamoFund.org

Ventura County Poet Laureate, Phil Taggert, performs readings from the works of writer Charles Bukowski at a special showing of “Born

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Into This,” the documentary chronicling the life of Bukowski, wellknown for his drinking binges, poetry and prose. $10/members, $15/ non-members. No-host bar available.

AUGUST 19 & 20 37TH ANNUAL WINGS OVER CAMARILLO AIR SHOW CAMARILLO AIRPORT The Camarillo Wings Association hosts the "Wings Over Camarillo" Air Show featuring aerobatic performances from classic warbirds from the CAF, military aircraft, experimental aircraft, antique cars and motorcycles, War Veteran's Tent, WWII re-enactment camp, helicopter and airplane rides, VIP Chalet tent, and food and street vendors. $20; students (13-18) and Active Military with ID $15; 12 and under free. WingsOverCamarillo.com 

AUGUST 19 16TH ANNUAL MIDSUMMER EVE OF WINE & ARTS FESTIVAL HYATT WESTLAKE PLAZA

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The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club Foundation presents this event to benefit the Ventura County Special Olympics and Thousand Oaks Rotary Club Foundation. Sample fabulous wines from California wine makers, enjoy musicians and performing artists, and peruse and bid on silent and live auction items. MidSummerEveWineFestival.com

AUGUST 20 EXPERIENCE BLOOM PETER STRAUSS RANCH Bloom artist Olga Lah and performance artist Kiyomi Fukui host a collaborative event that engages with the hillside installation. Visitors will be invited to experience a participatory activity that will include conversation, performance and consumption. SamoFund.org

AUGUST 23 PAT BENATAR TRIBUTE JANSS MARKETPLACE All ages are welcome to the free Summer Concert Series. Concertgoers can register for the chance to win great prizes. Present receipts of $25 or more for a free pair of sandals or a beach towel. JanssMarketplace.net

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Transcend your Mind, Evolve your Body AUGUST 24 KIWANIS CLUB OF THOUSAND OAKS 6TH ANNUAL BREWFEST CONEJO CREEK PARK NORTH Enjoy a variety of beer and appetizers from 20+ craft breweries and local restaurants. for the price of admission. $55 online; $60 at the door. $25 for designated drivers. TOBrewFest.com

AUGUST 26 CARING HAND FOR CHILDREN 11TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA HYATT REGENCY Enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, entertainment and an open dance floor to benefit underprivileged children. CaringHandforChildren.org

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AUGUST 26 13TH ANNUAL SPIRIT AWARDS GALA FOUR SEASONS HOTEL WESTLAKE VILLAGE Presented by the United Way of Ventura County. $200. Upscale attire. 805.485.6288 x 229; VCUnitedWay.org

AUGUST 27 NEW WEST SYMPHONY CALABASAS LAKE Enjoy the Summer Sun Sets Concert Series at the traditionally private Calabasas Lake. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and

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Located in the Water Court 900 Hampshire Road, Suite 900A Westlake Village, CA 91361

sweaters. Some fixed seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. Free. CityofCalabasas.com


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Parting Thoughts

Back to School with a

NEW YEAR & NEW YOU ARTICLE KIM PAGANO

A

s we start getting back into our normal

can be a great opportunity and a chance to

routines once summertime comes to

meet new teachers, parents and children; I

an end, some of us will be readying our kids

would think of it as a community center.

for school, some will be returning to their typ-

Although as fall approaches and the nights

ical work schedules, and others will continue

start to get darker earlier, everything begins to

with their lives per usual.

fall back into order—homework, dinner, bath

I always felt like it was the beginning of a

time and bedtime—which made me feel like

new year when it came time for my kids to get

our life was in order. I have always loved being

ready to go back to school after their sum-

organized, so in a weird way, sending my kids

mer vacations. When my kids were younger,

back to school after summer break was one

we reflected on our summertime trips and

of my favorite times of year. The years and

accomplishments before shifting into school

time spent working with my children and their

mode. Summer was always so relaxing, with-

schools have created great memories.

out any routines, homework or carpooling to

One reminder I have for you all during the

worry about. Once it came time to return to

hustle and bustle of a school year is to remem-

school, life was back in full swing. I used to

ber to smell the roses and continue making

call this the “Humpty Dumpty” stage where

memories with your family and friends,

we put everything back together again. It

because nothing ever stays the same…

always felt like the perfect time to get back in shape, get organized, and of course as a part

Kim Pagano is brought to

of the “Humpty Dumpty” syndrome, start

you by the award-winning

paying attention to all the things that needed

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fixing in our lives and at home.

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About a month before school started, I had

the Brighter Side of the

a tutor come over to start awakening my chil-

805, Saturdays from 6 to

dren's brains by preparing them to get back

8 a.m., reminding us how

into school mode. I felt the need to do this

important it is to "Look

for my children because as the saying goes,

Good, Feel Good, Do Good." Listen to the Kim

“if you don't use it, you'll lose it.” The tutoring

Pagano Show at your leisure by subscribing to

truly made a great impact on their school

her podcast: ITunes/The Kim Pagano Show. Kim

year by giving them a much-needed refresher

is a hair therapist in Westlake, a motivational

before returning after a long summer break.

speaker, a mother and so much more.

Another thing we did during the summer was visit the library. My daughters loved to read, but my sons were not the most avid readers. However, it became a great way to bond with my children while they continued to build and strengthen their reading skills. As a parent, getting involved with your children at school

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