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Horse Zoned Palatial Hidden Meadows Estate with lighted North/South regulation tennis court 12432 San Sebastian | Santa Rosa Valley

Palatial Tennis Court Estate in Gated Estate Neighborhood Mediterranean romance mingled with Californian magic in this incomparable estate situated in exclusive gated Hidden Meadows Estates. Stunning home with regulation tennis court, HORSE zoned and ample space for an arena and barn. Grand wrought iron doors, polished timber floors, dramatic exposed beams, stonework fireplace and travertine tiles. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with a variety of professional grade stainless steel appliances, custom Wolf range and pot filler. Coffee connoisseurs will adore the built-in Meile espresso machine, while wine lovers will cherish the large built-in wine refrigerator. Open-concept formal living room with fireplace, spacious family room with wet-bar and fireplace, plus an upstairs bonus room that could be used as a teenagers’ retreat, a home gym or a fifth bedroom depending on your needs. The master suite is set apart from the children’s wing, with floor to ceiling windows, beautifully crafted wood beamed rafters, and lovely stacked stone fireplace. Down the beautifully lit domed ceiling hall you will find three additional guest rooms, as well as an expansive bonus room with its own fireplace. A downstairs home office with built-in custom cabinetry, expanded laundry room. The resort styled rear yard is an entertainment paradise that features a swimming pool, spa and built-in state of the art outdoor kitchen area offering an outdoor Fire magic stainless steel barbecue. Hidden Meadows Estates offers residents a close by community equestrian center and playground.

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www.12432SanSebastian.com | Reduced to only $1,899,000 The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates, not employees. ©2019 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Cal RE Lic .#00545184.


Breathtaking Estate in Santa Rosa Valley

12416 Presilla Santa Rosa Valley Exquisite wrought iron doors lead you into one of the most breathtaking estates in Santa Rosa Valley with elevated sweeping panoramic views from an uppermost ridge. Highest quality of finishes combine to bring an extraordinary lifestyle into focus. Custom details are everywhere including exotic wall treatments, custom crown moldings, venetian plaster, soaring ceilings, and wood flooring. The open floor plan offers an elegant design, ideal for formal entertaining and comfortable family living Just off the gourmet chef’s kitchen is a set of doors that open out onto a dining and lounging terrace with cross-canyon views. On the main-level, the master suite is luxurious and spacious. The main floor features Formal dining room, family room, large office and secondary bedroom. Downstairs there are spacious guest quarters, laundry room and wine cellar. Incredible summer patio that has been well appointed with fireplace, serving area, and bar. In addition, there is a separate covered summer kitchen with barbecue. And out back, the home boasts a large infinity edged swimming pool with seating area and fire-pit that sits just beyond the lounging area and outdoor dining area. Generous amenities include an avocado orchard, over 5 acres. Three car garage. Additional parking .

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The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates, not employees. Š2019 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Cal RE Lic .#00545184.


Timeless in it’s Contemporary Beauty

10457 Summer View Santa Rosa Valley

Located in the gated Rancho Rosita Estates, this rare and private stunning one-story custom-built estate home is located near the end of a cul de sac. Custom glass front entry doors welcome you into large entry providing natural light creating an ambiance that can’t be rivaled by artificial light sources . Gourmet island kitchen includes marble flooring, plentiful granite counter space, built-in SubZero refrigerator/freezer, Wolf double convection oven, Miele dishwasher, and Wolf electric range. Formal living room with fireplace, hardwood flooring, volume ceilings with glass windows. Large master suite has volume ceiling, huge closets and shoe organizers. Luxurious master bath has Roman tub, an incredible shower with dual showerheads. Professionally landscaped grounds with koi pond, water features, and smaller turtle pond. Walkways lead you through enchanting bamboo forest. Custom-built motorized patio cover. Fully fenced yard with fruit tree orchard. Many varieties of large trees providing privacy and shade. Extra deep 3-car garage with roll-up door and high ceilings for ample storage area. Premium, high-volume, EWS water purification system.

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The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates, not employees. ©2019 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Cal RE Lic .#00545184.


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Santa Rosa Valley Single Level in Gated Wildwood Ranch neighborhood 6 car garage

2231 Applewood Santa Rosa Valley In this picturesque neighborhood of easy living and summer strolls, equestrian trails and pastoral views, there is one home that encompasses the signature lifestyle for which the Santa Rosa Valley is famous. This one-story estate residence is in the private enclave of elite homes in Wildwood Ranch. Perfectly suited for lavish entertaining or casual get-togethers, the large entry with Versailles pattern travertine flooring and a designer Custom-Made, Hand-Blown Glass Chandelier welcome you to a place you can call “home”. The gourmet island kitchen incorporates rich cabinetry and an island topped with granite, appliances include Viking oven, microwave, gas range, Viking built-in refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. There is a huge dedicated Media room. Spanning almost 4,700 square feet, this home features three bedrooms, office with built-in cabinetry and wood floors and 3.5 baths. The master suite has his and hers vanity areas, double shower heads, whirlpool tub, and two walk-in closets. Formal dining area and living room with fireplace, family room off kitchen area has vaulted ceiling, walk-in wet bar and fireplace. Indoor laundry room with sink. Dual zone central air and heating. Dual water for reduced rate landscape watering costs. Outdoor areas include a large vaulted patio structure with built-in heaters, huge custom built-in barbecue center, pool and spa, fire pit, and fenced dog run, all located on a flat acre of land that abounds with lush greenery against the backdrop of hills. There is an attached two-car garage and a separate four-car garage accessed through electronic gates, for the car collector, or that could potentially be converted to a home office or studio. Dedicated RV parking with concrete pad. Equestrian enthusiasts will appreciate the level lot and wide drive with easy access for farrier and feed delivery. Nestled in the center of the Santa Rosa Valley, this property invites discerning buyers that are interested in serene living.

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An Epicurean’s Dream Kitchen!

2441 Glenside Lane Santa Rosa Valley

Exquisitely positioned in pastoral Santa Rosa Valley, rests this tranquil equestrian zoned European Estate. This home features gardens, and waterfall and a 350 yard trail rising above the valley offering spectacular views and seating areas looking towards the northern flank of Wildwood Park view points. The tree lined upper acre provides an open canvas to create gardens or gently grade for horse facilities. Grand-scale interiors, a soaring 2-story foyer and exquisite finishes. Formal dining room and living room off the main entry each have a fireplace and views of the backyard. A renovated chef’s kitchen with pecan cabinetry satisfies the most discerning epicurean, while the adjacent family & breakfast rooms are perfect for casual get togethers. Accessed from kitchen there is an attached private covered patio as an additional private area for entertaining or dining, day or evening. Master bedroom has a fireplace, door to an outside deck and captures lovely summer breezes through the room. The lower level features secondary bedrooms on the main floor.Approximate 700 sq. ft. day use room adjacent to Master bedroom. 4 car garage. Covered RV or boat parking on pad behind garage.Award winning SRTMS school.

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The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates, not employees. ©2019 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Cal RE Lic .#00545184.


LIFESTYLE LETTER

JUNE 2019 PUBLISHER

Ben Malkin | Ben.Malkin@LifestylePubs.com Robin Chesler | Robin.Chesler@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Tracy Marcynzsyn | Tracy.Marcynzsyn@LifestylePubs.com

“Riffing” SINCE THIS MONTH’S ISSUE IS OUR MEN’S ISSUE, THIS DEPARTMENT IS ALWAYS ASSIGNED TO ME. I will take the prerogative of doing whatever I please, which is riffing on whatever comes to mind. Kind of a jazz improvisation that becomes a momentary theme. While a riff often repeats itself, I will just ride on a couple of riffs. As a lifelong fan of everything “jazz,” riffing makes me happy.

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That brings me to my first riff. I just read that the U.S. is populated by many of the unhappiest people on Planet Earth. Huh? Are we the hungriest? The poorest? The most violent? (Maybe a yes there, given gun proliferation and usage.) The most poorly educated? The sickest? I could go on and on, but you get the point. Many of our fellow citizens are being told that they should be unhappy and threatened by people who are different than they are. Do they encounter these “different people” during their daily lives? Rarely or never. But they are there anyway….living with them via social media—tweets, Twitter, Instagram posts and Facebook ads. Maybe most of us really are unhappy and unwilling to snap out of it and take charge of our own lives. I wish some of these folks would pay our community a visit and meet some of the wonderful people who

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live here—like the generous folks who just raised many thousands of dollars at the Big

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Brothers Big Sisters Golf Classic. Tell the “different” kids whose lives have been enriched

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by a Big Brother or Big Sister that they should be unhappy. I dare ya!

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Next riff. I really do not like being politically correct. Boooooring!!! A non-humorous

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

approach to living. There is no longer any room for any kind of ethnic or gender humor. The old Borsht Belt comedy routines? No way! Don Rickles? Arrested and sued for millions of dollars. Richard Pryor? No way! Flip Wilson’s Geraldine character? Never! Some of the classic “Cheers” episodes would be attacked by humorless extremists. I could go on. The

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only thing that seems to be allowed now is potty humor. Any 7 year old can provide that. There are my two riffs for the month. If you are politically correct or unhappy all of the time, don’t bother me. I am happily politically incorrect.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2019

FEATURES 20 Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Potential for Life

30 Men of Merit Honoring Community Role Models

38 Own Your Health Proactive Tips for Men

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42 Meeting of the Minds Divorce Mediation Lends to Lasting Agreements

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Good Times

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Community Welcomes Yarrow Family YMCA After 20 years of planning, designing, fundraising and construction, the 60,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art Yarrow Family YMCA opened its doors to the public April 27. It features a fitness center, eight-lane indoor lap pool, warm water pool, gymnasium, group exercise classes, meeting space, café and lounge—plus gorgeous views of the Conejo Valley. PHOTOGRAPHY BEN MALKIN

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LADIN SUBARU SHARES THE LOVE WITH SENIOR CONCERNS

destroying 88% of the National Park Service land within the Santa Monica Mountains National

For the fifth consecutive year, Ladin Subaru

Recreation Area. The fire wiped out miles of trails,

is partnering with Senior Concerns on the Share

wildlife habitat, Western Town at Paramount Ranch,

the Love  Campaign. The campaign gives Subaru

multiple ranger houses, the Rocky Oaks archives

customers the opportunity to select a charity to

building and more. The road to recovery is a long

which a donation of $250 from every vehicle sale

and difficult journey, but progress is being made.

will be donated. Local Subaru dealers also select

The glorious green hillsides and wildflowers after

one community-based nonprofit to support.

the rain offer hope at a difficult time. Event features

Join Ladin Subaru in supporting Senior Concerns

small plates, drinks, music and a silent auction.

and local seniors at the annual Love Run, Sunday,

Ranger-guided tours at Paramount Ranch

June 2 in Westlake Village. The Love Run provides

or Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa before the

funding for Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels

event, starting at 3 p.m. include a short walk

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dedicated volunteer drivers. “The generous support of Ladin Subaru and Subaru of America comes at a truly vital time when we are seeing a growing need for services to help support the seniors and family caregivers in the community. We cannot do the work we do without the generous support of folks like the team from Ladin Subaru,” says Andrea Gallagher, President of Senior Concerns. LoveRunWestlake.com

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GIVING BACK

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County:

Mentoring Potential

ACROSS VENTURA COUNTY, YOUTH ARE FACING MORE ADVERSITY THAN EVER BEFORE.

From Calabasas to Ventura, from Piru to Oxnard, BBSVC has been serving nearly 1,500 youth like

Sometimes we see this through struggles at

Michael every year: youth who are facing adversity

school, where a young person is having trouble bal-

through the foster system, who are just beginning

ancing academic expectations and pressures; or per-

to brush up against the juvenile justice system, who

haps we see youth who are being raised in environ-

are raising themselves and their siblings while a

ments where they’re exposed to deadly drugs, gang

dedicated single parent works three jobs to make

violence, sexual exploitation and bullying at younger

ends meet, and so many more who have their own

and younger ages. Maybe they’re lost behind the

challenges and stories. By matching a mentee

screen of a cell phone, numbing themselves to their

with a carefully screened, professionally supported

life stressors and connecting with strangers.

volunteer mentor, BBSVC gives our youth the tools

More than ever before, youth in our community need someone to connect with. It’s our responsibility as adults to make sure those connections are positive, healthy and impactful in all the right ways.

they need to find their own unique path toward success where they can reach their full potential. Michael remembers the first time he realized what an impact that Alan was having on his life.

That’s why Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura

“I hadn’t even finished this bio[logy] test, but I

County (BBSVC) is always looking for mentors—vol-

realized I knew the answers. The next time we met

unteer role models who are willing to step up and

up, I told him that I was pretty sure I had passed,

defend the potential of youth in Ventura County.

and I knew it was because he had taken the time

“I was really lost for a while,” says Michael*, a

to walk me through the chapter,” recalls Michael.

mentee who meets up regularly with his mentor on

BBSVC celebrates its mission to provide all

weekends to go hiking or just grab lunch. “And when

youth facing adversity with professionally sup-

I first met Alan*, I wasn’t really sure what he was

ported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that

going to expect of me. But he didn’t really expect

change their lives for the better, forever. The goal

anything. We just get together, get outside and talk,

is to get to know a wonderful youth, make a dif-

and I never feel like he’s judging me. I didn’t even

ference and have fun as you learn together. When

realize he was helping me through the mess I was

meeting, matches can decide what they want to do:

dealing with, because he never made it about that.”

some matches, like Michael and Alan, like flexibility

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(“Let’s go to the beach tomorrow!”). Some matches

like

establishing

schedules

(“Tuesday is our bowling night.”). BBSVC staff introduces matches based on what works for every participant involved— in addition to schedule, that includes having similar interests, congruent personalities and common goals. Consistency and commitment are the cornerstone of these mentoring programs, and it results in mentoring matches between “Bigs” (volunteer mentors) and “Littles” (mentees) that become lifelong friendships. “I feel like we’ll be friends forever,” Michael smiles. “He’s always been there for me, and I can’t say that about everyone in my life. It means a lot to me.” As many mentoring matches as are being introduced every week, BBSVC will always have more young people applying to be a part of the program, and so the need for volunteer mentors continues to grow. Across Ventura County, there are currently 150 youth who are waiting to meet their mentor, that special person who they will remember for the rest of their life as their driving influence. Whether a mentor, a volunteer, a community leader or an advocate, we can only start building healthier communities when we support each other; with that in mind, it’s more important than ever to bring our county’s youth and what they need to thrive into focus. BBSVC is bringing together the Bigs and Littles who will change the world, and we invite all of Ventura County to be a part of it.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can become a mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County wants to hear from you. Call 805.484.2282, email info@ bbsvc.org, text BBSVC to 51555, or visit FB and IG @bbsvc. *names have been changed for privacy

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Celebrating

Men’s Health Month Happy Men’s Health Month! In honor of Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, Los Robles Health System would like to celebrate and thank all of the special men in our lives. Whether you are a Husband, Father, Father Figure, Grandparent, Son, Uncle or Brother, we would like you to know that you are appreciated. No matter where you are in your wellness journey, we hope that you are encouraged to take some extra time this month to focus on your health and well-being. Remember, there is no better time than the present to get screened, make an appointment to see your doctor and of course, to start exercising. For a free physician referral or to find out more about our services, please call our Referral Line at 877.888.5746 or visit our website at www.LosRoblesHospital.com


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TE CHNOLOG ICAL ADVANCE S In November 2018, Los Robles invested in bringing advanced robotic-arm assisted technology for joint replacement to their operating room. With robotic arm-assisted technology, patients can be provided with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy. Utilizing a virtual 3D model, surgeons can create each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, that plan is validated and adjustments are made while guiding the robotic arm to execute that plan. Los Robles Health System is the first hospital in Ventura County to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements with advanced robotic-arm assisted technology. The addition of robotic-arm assisted technology to the Los Robles Orthopedic Service Line provides state-ofthe-art technology that is close to home. The Total Joint Program at Los Robles is the only Total Joint Program in the region that is certified by the Joint Commission for both hip and knee replacements. Most recently, Los Robles was recognized as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ in 2019 and in addition, Healthgrades also named Los Robles among the top 10% in the nation for overall Orthopedic Services in 2019. Los Robles Health System was also recognized for quality achievement in 2019 by Healthgrades in the following categories: + Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ + Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ + Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement in 2019 + Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2019 + Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2019. For more information on the Total Joint Program at Los Robles or for a free Physician Referral call Consult-A-Nurse at 877.888.5746.

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LAUGHING DOG INN KEEPS DOGS HAPPY & COMING BACK FOR MORE! WHILE SOME DOGS DREAD TAKING

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Q. HOW DOES THE LAUGHING DOG INN STAND APART FROM

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here,” says Laughing Dog Inn owner Barb Pensky, whose unique sixth sense allows her to connect with animals and understand their energy, helping them to feel safe, comfortable and happy. Drawing on her 30 years of experience caring for dogs, Barb, and her husband

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THESE SIX CITIZENS ENRICH THE LIVES OF SO MANY, CONTRIBUTING TO THE COMMUNITY IN COUNTLESS WAYS WITH THEIR TALENT, TIME AND TENACITY.

Celebrating Men ARTICLE KATERI WOZNY

We communicate what we are feeling, fearing, learning and experiencing. In

Eric Allaman

that way, we are developing a skillset over time to inspire or move people. The great composers over time have left behind a legacy of their work. My goal is to leave behind a certain amount of music to the best of my ability. INSPIRATION: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frederic Chopin, Helen Keller, the Pacific Ocean, hummingbirds and Edvard Munch. CONTRIBUTIONS: I have worked with Kim Maselli of the Pacific Festival

Com po s er

Ballet over the past 10 years. We have created three ballets in that time: “The

For m er M a l ibu r es id en t,

have loved about working with Kim is that we set out to write three shows that

cur r en t ly in S o n o m a Coun t y

Sea Princess” in 2007, “Noah’s Ark” in 2010 and “Camelot” in 2019. What I would add to the curriculum of ballets. Dance needs new stories. We specifically wanted to write story-driven dramas that would appeal to families, especially the dads and sons in families, and not just the moms and daughters. I feel

words to live by “One day at a time!” WHAT MAKES A GREAT LEADER? Inspiring people

we have been quite successful with this goal by witnessing the reactions from the dancers and the audiences during our shows in Thousand Oaks. I also coached Little League in Malibu for eight years, which is no small gig timewise.

to reach their creative goals, because we are all creators of our own lives.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: My two sons, Von Essex Allaman and Tristan Leif Allaman.

HOW WORKING AS A COMPOSER INFLUENCES

REWARDS: Seeing the reactions of the dancers to our ballets.

MY LEADERSHIP: When you write music for children, you are in effect teaching them. Like great teachers,

R&R: I compose music. It’s something that inspires me and haunts me daily. I

you’re leading them on a path with your creativity.

surf and ski and have been recently picking up golf, which I’m now convinced

Composing music is another form of writing. It’s

that I have no future in.

simply a different language. As in writing, there is an inherent intelligence in communicating through

FUTURE: I currently have three musicals being developed in various stages

music. Music is profound in the way that it can speak

in Germany. It’s my goal to see them all produced in Europe and then to bring

to people of different ages, languages, genders and

them to the U.S. I also want to see the work Kim and I have done on our three

ethnicities. If done correctly, great music stands the

ballets realized in other theaters around the world to help contribute to the art

test of time. Composers are storytellers like writers are.

of dance. I am also doing what I can do to help save the planet Earth.

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WHAT MAKES A GREAT LEADER? A great leader will do whatever it takes

Drew Brahos

when conditions are warranted. Great leaders are passionate about what they do. They are great at setting expectations and can assemble outstanding individuals who eventually work as a team to carry out a mission. HOW WORKING IN FINANCE INFLUENCES MY LEADERSHIP: I enjoy working at Montecito Bank & Trust because the corporate culture puts our clients’ needs first. My clients have different goals and risk tolerances. And I am

S enior V ice Pr es id en t & S en ior Por t fol io M a n a ger , M on t eci t o B a n k & T r u s t, W e a lt h M a n a gem en t D i v i s ion , Ox n a r d r es id en t

empowered to deliver customized solutions. My goal each and every day is to be worthy of our clients’ trust and to meet and exceed their expectations. We have a great team inside and outside of the Wealth Management practice who can be assembled to help with problem solving. INSPIRATION: My life is truly the sum total of wonderful experiences. Most importantly, I have a great family. My career path has taken me from teaching to banking where I have worked as a buy side equities analyst, economist, strategist and portfolio manager. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to teach brilliant, hardworking students, give speeches, appear on radio and television, meet corporate and government leaders and travel throughout the U.S. and overseas. I have also been honored to work with great clients, who are genuine success stories themselves. CONTRIBUTIONS: My efforts over the years have been in support of education. I recently finished several proud and enjoyable years as a member of the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Investment Committee. Over the years I have helped the Admissions office at one of my alma maters, Duke University, with their interviewing process in our area. About 15 years ago, I established the Brahos Lecture series in the Political Science Department at Butler University in memory of my parents. The series not only has a speaker go to the university but asks the speaker to attend a dinner with political science students before the speech and to attend a debriefing breakfast the day after so that student and faculty attendees have an opportunity to continue the dialogue. I have been told that a number of other universities have asked about the format. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Butler University, M.A. in Teaching Mathematics from Duke University, MBA from the University of Notre Dame and further graduate work at the University of Chicago. REWARDS: I enjoy working with clients and helping them solve problems. The best feeling is when my clients thank me for my help years later. R&R: I enjoy travel, bowling, reading, watching political television shows, being a fan of the Chicago Cubs and Duke University basketball and walking my dog. FUTURE: I expect the next decade to be spectacular but full of surprises. I want to be ready for the many opportunities that will present themselves. I will make every effort to stay physically fit and current in my work, academic disciplines and popular culture.

words to live by

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CELEBRATING MEN

(CON TI N U ED)

Dr. Sir William Dorfman, DDS, FAACD C en t u r y C i t y r es id en t

WHAT MAKES A GREAT LEADER? To be a great leader, you

fundamental elements of success that aren’t taught in universities.

have to not be a follower and you need to inspire others to

Throughout the year we also do a weekly “Meet the Mentor” on

become great leaders. Leaders don’t create followers; they cre-

Instagram and Facebook where we introduce students to busi-

ate more great leaders.

ness leaders so they can learn about their secrets of success.

HOW WORKING AS A DENTIST INFLUENCES MY LEADERSHIP:

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: I have two Guinness World Records, the

In my professional environment I try to lead by example. We’ve cre-

first for making a pledge to shave my head for a children’s charity

ated an amazing team of assistants, hygienists, front office, back

on the television show “The Doctors.” It raised $121,000 for the

office and we all work in unison to create the most optimal experience

LEAP Foundation. The second was making (singer) Katy Perry a

that we can for our patients.

$1 million jewel studded grill for her “Dark Horse” music video. It’s the most expensive grill in history.

INSPIRATION: My parents. My mother is a three-time cancer survivor and the most tenacious person. My father is a loving,

REWARDS: I grew up in a modest family environment. Ever since

supportive man; he adopted me.

my kids were born, I have been taking them on humanitarian trips and I help kids who are orphaned, abused and living in impov-

CONTRIBUTIONS: To date, I’ve received 18 lifetime achieve-

erished areas with their dental work. That’s the most fulfilling

ment awards and last year I was Knighted by the Royal Order of

thing—I always tell my kids, he who gives, receives the greatest

Constantine. Together with a group of dentists called the Crown

gift. By having my kids work side-by-side with me, I’ve seen them

Council, we helped raise over $42 million for children’s charities.

embrace the notion of giving back.

I’ve been involved in philanthropy throughout my career; raising money for foundations is a fulfilling thing. I am also the founder

R&R: I’m an avid fitness fanatic—I work out every day. I’m a big

of the LEAP Foundation. Every year during LEAP Week (now

time water skier and snow skier and I travel. You can view my

in its 12th year), we serve more than 450 students at UCLA, of

photos @drbilldorfman on Instagram.

which 60% come from impoverished families. Very successful business leaders and patient celebrities teach these students the

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FUTURE: To make the world a better place.

There are two ideas that I try to infuse into the brain of young students: Don’t wait for opportunity in life, make them and when you do get an opportunity, don’t take it, master it.

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words to live by Every day, find a way to give something to somebody, pay it forward and say “hi” to someone you do not know. A perfect stranger. You don’t know what thoughts are going through their head, they may be bad or destructive thoughts, and your simple smile or spontaneous “hello” brightened them enough to give clarity and prevent a disaster like Borderline. You can potentially change our history with a sincere “hello” and smile. HOW WORKING AS A POLICE CHIEF INFLUENCES MY LEADERSHIP: I get to work with so many other leaders across all facets of our community, from nonprofits, education, faith-based organizations and local businesses. I learn something important and useful from each encounter, every day, and all of these people make me a better person. INSPIRATION: I am inspired and grateful for the community that

Tim Hagel

raised me, educated me and nurtured me from infancy to adult. I am a product of their sum and thus inspired that around each corner of my day, good or bad, is an experience to learn from. CONTRIBUTIONS: Leading the greatest team of cops who really care and who want to protect the Conejo Valley with all their heart. On November 7, 2018, 12 friends were taken from me (Borderline Bar & Grill shooting). One was my 30-year police part-

Ch ief o f Pol ice for t h e Ci t y of T h ou s a n d O a k s , C om m a n der V en t ur a Coun t y S h er iff Offic e , M oo r pa r k r es id en t

ner and the 11 others I had never met, but they too were friends. I truly believe we are all one in this community. We may look different, speak different languages and walk different, but we are all connected and depend on one another just like a family. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Being wholehearted in doing my job every day, no matter what the day brings. 

WHAT MAKES A GREAT LEADER? Curiosity, courage and compassion. Curiosity keeps a mind open to new ideas, exploring new

REWARDS: Being entrusted with the responsibility of being Chief of

ways of thinking while honoring the past but looking over the hori-

Police of this incredible community where I grew up.  

zon for the future. Courage is needed in large doses to do positive actions for a unit, organization or community, even if it means mak-

R&R: I spend as much time in nature as possible. Our open space

ing one vulnerable, being criticized, occasionally making mistakes

is an outlet, an equalizer for not only me, but for everyone. I also love

and owning them. Compassion is the sibling to empathy. All leaders

reading and writing poetry.

and especially police officers, need to possess and use these two core pillars as their ethos in their organization. Without compassion

FUTURE: To stay curious in life, to keep growing, learning, exploring

and empathy, a leader is rudderless.

and policing with an open mind.

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CELEBRATING MEN

(CON TI N U ED)

Dr. Rajesh Khanna E y e S u r g eo n , M ed ic a l D ir ec t or , Cor n e a l R efr a c t i v e S u r geon , K h a n n a V i s ion In s t i t u t e , W es t l a k e V il l a ge r es id en t

WHAT MAKES A GREAT LEADER? Someone who can inspire

More than 10,000 copies have been sold and more than 40,000

the people who are working for them to become better than

people have read it. It’s for people who can see far, near and

they are or by helping people to be coached to work smarter

middle in each eye. I give back to society by participating in a

and not just harder.

charity clinic at UCLA for anyone that can’t afford eye care. I am also on the board of the Indian Cultural Society of Conejo Valley

HOW WORKING IN OPHTHALMOLOGY INFLUENCES MY

and Field Hockey Federation.

LEADERSHIP: Before a person can become a leader, they have to understand people in ophthalmology. I see a lot of patients

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: I created the “Keratoconus Treatment”

and my style is a lot of interaction; every patient that comes

and “Better Vision at Any Age”—apps, they are #1 on Google Play.

in is like a teacher to me. Listening to the patient is part of the therapy and how I make a diagnosis. Each one is a story in itself

REWARDS: My passion is giving sight to people and prevent-

overcoming hardship and survival. As an example, I receive tips

ing people from going blind. I help change their lives.

on how to inspire my staff and how I can coach them further and help them overcome their weaknesses.

R&R: Play field hockey, hiking, yoga, swimming, camping and color runs.

INSPIRATION: So many people who work hard and go beyond their goals. Innovators like Steve Jobs, famous surgeons who

FUTURE: To take my philosophy of the way I practice med-

have been there before me, people who excel in their field like

icine and pass it on. I just brought in another doctor and

Kobe Bryant and people who overcome hardships and adversity.

acquired another office (near the new NFL Stadium in Los Angeles) to bring in more doctors. I want to promote this

CONTRIBUTIONS: I wrote the book, The Miracle of Pi

style of practice where the patient is first, community is sec-

(Presbyopia Implant) in Eye - Better than Lasik for Patients Over 45.

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WHAT MAKES A GREAT LEADER? The same thing that makes

Sanyika the Firestarter Fo un d er of T h e Fir es ta r t er N at io n , W es t l a k e V il l a ge r es id en t

a good parent: show up, be humble, realize you're always learning while you're on the job, be of service to the mouths you need to feed and you'll feed yourself, and be highly adaptive to changing environments and circumstances. Above all else, always protect the best interest of those that serve you and they will fight for you until your last day on this Earth.  HOW WORKING AS A SPEAKER INFLUENCES MY LEADERSHIP: Because my vision is never solely mine, I always have to operate in highly collaborative environments. The collective vision becomes the vision and a co-created world is a beautiful world.   INSPIRATION: My mother. She raised four kids on her own. CONTRIBUTIONS: There is a field behind my house and I use it to work out. As adults and kids walk around the track, I use every drop of my time to engage these humans, interact, create community and spread love. I think because of my presence, more people actually go for a walk. I am also involved with the Teddy Bear Campaign to Help End Gun Violence. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: I've been on national TV, launched national and global campaigns, worked with some of the biggest leaders on the Earth, and my greatest accomplishment is gratitude. Because there is absolutely nothing on the other side of this moment. For this now moment, we should all be grateful. REWARDS: Providing a platform for youth by giving the opportunity to share their voice. I value people who have opinions and are go getters. If they just need a little push, that’s what the Firestarter does. R&R: I write music and shoot hoops.  FUTURE: Scaling my social impact campaigns to a global level where telling these powerful stories inspires people to take transformative actions that make themselves better people and the world a better place. 

words to live by

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ARTICLE ALICIA DOYLE

Own Your Health:

Proactive Tips for Men IF YOU ARE BURDENED WITH COMPLICATED HEALTH PROBLEMS, YOU HAVE PROBABLY BEEN REFERRED TO DR. G. IN PRACTICE FOR OVER 30 YEARS, DR. MIGUEL GONZALEZ IS BOARD CERTIFIED IN INTERNAL MEDICINE AND PULMONARY DISEASES. For many years, he was busy managing hospital patients in the Los Robles Hospital ICU/CCU as well as a thriving primary and pulmonary care practice. In the early 2000s, Dr. Gonzalez transitioned from a heavy hospital presence to focus on treating the patient from a functional and integrative perspective. During this time, he became known for treating the sickest of the sick, including Lyme and mold toxic patients. Over the years, he has evolved his practice into providing longevity medicine, which seeks to help patients live a life of vitality and wellness as opposed to an inevitable life of degeneration and disease. At his practice in Thousand Oaks, Dr. Gonzalez specializes in integrative and functional medicine, which seeks to get to the root cause of the problem by looking at the entirety of the patient’s mind, body and spirit. This includes a deep examination of their genetics, environment, diet, lifestyle, stressors, family and medical history. He crafts a multi-pronged approach to heal or treat the underlying issues as opposed to simply managing symptoms. With June designated as National Men’s Health Month, we asked Dr. Gonzalez for his insight into the predominate issues surrounding men’s health today. 38

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Q&A WHAT ARE THE MAJOR HEALTH CONCERNS FOR MEN OVER 50? The Big 3 issues for men are cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, with prostate cancer being a particular concern. The good news is that all of that is primarily due to lifestyle imbalances, such as poor diet, lack of exercise, etc., which means it is primarily in your control. Even if you have the genetic predisposition to disease, your choices in life have the ability to turn off that gene expression, thereby avoiding the disease. Unfortunately, many lifestyle choices men make lead to significantly diminished natural testosterone production. Having low testosterone impacts men in several immediate ways, such as erectile and sexual dysfunction, loss of muscle mass, fatigue, hair loss, etc. The bigger issue around low testosterone is that it is associated with increased risk of the Big 3. We have, what I consider, an epidemic of low testosterone. It is critical that men get their testosterone levels checked regularly starting in their 20s. Know your genetics and make lifestyle choices that minimize your risk of the Big 3.

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OWN YOUR HEALTH

(CON TI N U ED)

WHY IS THERE SUCH AN EPIDEMIC

Part of that is precision medicine, a look at genetics, for

OF LOW TESTOSTERONE?

example, and attention to epigenetics and the amazing solu-

There are many factors but primarily it’s our over-pro-

tions, treatments and therapies that are now available.

cessed, contaminated GMO-laden diets, poor lifestyle and environmental toxins that are the most prevalent. Additionally,

WHAT IS EPIGENETICS?

many men are also exposed to worksite solvents and chemi-

Imagine our genetics are a piano. The music we play on

cals which add to their toxic body burden. A big contributor to

that piano is the epigenetics. There’s essentially an infinite

low testosterone is hormones in our food. Meat and chicken,

degree of music that can be played on that piano, harmoni-

for example, is infused with hormones to make the animals

ous and healthy or dysfunctional and chaotic. Epigenetics

bigger. These estrogenic hormones lower men’s testosterone

is something that we superimpose on our genetics

and make it near impossible to lose weight. Always eat organic

throughout our lifetimes that turn our DNA switches on

meat and chicken to avoid excess estrogens.

and off. Turn the wrong DNA switches on and your risk for developing disease and degeneration is very high.

WHY DOES IGNORING LOW TESTOSTERONE FOR TOO LONG CAUSE PERMANENT HEALTH DAMAGE? Over an extended period of time having low testosterone,

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PEPTIDES AND EXOSOMES FOR THE TYPICAL 50-YEAR-OLD MALE AND

men develop thin bones and lose muscle mass. This loss

THEIR CONCERNS, SUCH AS HAIR LOSS, LIBIDO,

of strength and bone mass leads to accidents. If you don’t

BODY COMPOSITION, ETC.?

have enough muscle mass in your legs, for example, a little

Peptides are essentially cell-signaling amino acid

stumble will result in a fall resulting in a fracture. By the

sequences that initiate and support cell regulation and

time you get that far down that road, you’re in a lot of trou-

rejuvenation actions. They stimulate the body to do specific

ble. Many see a significant decline in their health following

things, depending on the peptide. As an example, insulin is

a fracture in their later years.

a peptide. Insulin stimulates and directs the body to lower sugar. There are over 7,000 peptides that tell the body to do

WHY IS INFLAMMATION THE ROOT OF ALL

things like heal, repair, regenerate. Exosomes are molecular

DISEASE, PARTICULARLY FOR MEN?

packets that, like peptides, signal the body to heal, repair

We all understand acute inflammation, such as when an

and regenerate. The combination can be very powerful for

ankle swells after twisting it. Chronic inflammation is the

things such as remediating hair loss, improving libido, tes-

cause of clogged arteries, which is cardiovascular disease.

tosterone energy and muscle loss.

It’s the same logic for inflammation of the joints, which leads to arthritis and so on. Men are also particularly at

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risk for cardiovascular disease because they don’t have as

THEIR EARLY 30S TAKE NOW?

much of the protective hormone, estrogen, as women do.

It’s really important to take an overall look at where you

Because men lack estrogen, inflammation now becomes a

are currently and what you need to do to get where you

sharper tipped sword for them. Women’s risk for cardiovas-

want to be. It’s not just one thing—it’s diet, fasting, exercise,

cular disease does catch up to men post-menopause, so

stress reduction, nutrients. We call that lifestyle manage-

they aren’t out of the woods either.

ment, which is foundational. When you superimpose things like peptides, exosomes, IV therapy and additional nutrient

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supplements on that foundation, you start getting a lot of

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and there isn’t “just one way to resolve the sit-

to rub together, each person is entitled to half of the community property,

uation,” regardless of how complex or simple.

while distinguishing between community and separate property.

There is no “right or wrong,” “good or bad” or

Parenting plans should be based on each family’s unique situation and

“only way” to resolve each situation. With so

decided upon by the parents rather than a judge. Through the years many things

many variables, from personal idiosyncrasies

will change before the kids are “on their own,” from employment and living sit-

and emotional stability of the parties, to finances,

uations, to a child’s developmental needs, to changing parental circumstances.

children and more involved, a good mediator

Mediation enables families to develop an initial plan that can be tweaked as nec-

provides an environment that is supportive,

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A plan for child and spousal support often presents significant challenges

taking into consideration all of the factors, alter-

for divorcing couples. Making the change from one household to two and

native solutions and their consequences.

shared custody of children can be complex, especially regarding finances. A

The result, which usually occurs in a 4- to 8-month time period, can enable healing as well as be very cost-effective.

mediator can help with child and spousal support guidelines, tailoring them to each family’s unique financial situation and resources. Although during the proceedings, the divorce itself seems central to life,

Although divorces can be complex, very

establishing a base for the long term is even more central. Mediation will

rarely do situations boil down to a legal prec-

help you set up a way of thinking and an agreement that can fundamentally

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last a lifetime.

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“HUMANS HAVE BEEN EXPRESSING THEMSELVES

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“Our art program focuses on helping students to discover

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nizations. We also have a family open studio on Saturdays

her “how art is more than just applying paint to canvas.”

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Art Studio Agoura students have the opportunity for personal creative freedom and self-expression through art

WHAT PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED FOR STUDENTS?

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In the summer, we offer Art History Camp for kids 5-13.

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teaching art in her native Uzbekistan more than 20 years ago and

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HOW DOES Q 360 STAND APART FROM OTHERS? Most of our clients come from their family and friends hearing about this place from somebody who’s been here, because

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PARTING THOUGHTS ARTICLE KIM PAGANO

Role Models Matter: Building Boys Into Men

“IF YOU WANT TO BUILD A SHIP, DON’T DRUM UP THE MEN TO GATHER WOOD, DIVIDE THE WORK AND GIVE ORDERS. INSTEAD, TEACH THEM TO YEARN FOR THE VAST AND ENDLESS SEA.” I’M SURE YOU’VE ALL HEARD THE SAYING, “A SON IS A SON UNTIL HE TAKES A WIFE, AND A DAUGHTER IS A DAUGHTER ALL HER LIFE.” We teach our sons to take care of their future wives without knowing it by teaching them to be caring, respectful and, of course, understanding. If they have a great father figure, they tend to learn and look up to them and follow that role. What happens if they don’t? I often wonder how they end up being? Regardless of their training, males are still expected to be the man around the house, filling those big shoes. When my boys were very young, they were so sweet and spe-

very passionate about helping girls too, since he has a daughter and

cial with their questions and their learning. My girls at the same

can see how delicate that relationship is and how easily it can slip

age always felt a bit more strong-minded and very opinionated

away. The kids that have gone through the program have learned

and maybe surer of themselves. Not growing up with boys in

so much, and many return to help give back, since they feel how

my family other than my dad, I could feel my sons’ vulnerability.

rewarding it has been for them.

They are trusting us as parents to help them and watch over them to grow into who they are today. What is it that makes a young boy grow into a nice, respectable man? I was recently invited to a nonprofit organization called

I really feel it’s so important to live by example. To any of the men in your life who might not be living by example, please don’t let them ever think it’s okay for them not to treat you or anyone without respect—we are all special and God’s chosen children.

YAC, located in Camarillo. I was in tears watching the success of John Diaz and his tribe of incredible men who started this organization to help boys who didn’t have a role model or a father

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