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

Tracy Marcynzsyn | Tracy.Marcynzsyn@LifestylePubs.com

Take Care WHEN OUR VERY, VERY SPECIAL TUX DIED UNEXPECTEDLY FROM A HEART ATTACK, I WAS DEVASTATED. Tux had come into our lives when we rescued him and his litter mates from a fast-growing feral colony. We bottle-fed them and found his brother

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Alicia Doyle, Sharon Levinsohn, Tracy Marcynzsyn, Kim Pagano, Jeff Runyan CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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and sisters adoptive families. Tuxie became our furry son. ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

After he passed I finally was able to channel my grief into a short-term obsession with the Animal Channel. I fell in love with their description of Birman cats—beautiful medium-long hair cats with gentle natures and a reputation of being "Velcro Cats." Ben wanted to simply do a rescue. An orange tabby sounded good to him. I was all emotion and simply had to check out Birmans. That meant seeing breeders. Besides cost for a purebred cat, there is a lot about that experience that can go wrong. Specifically, a bad breeder, which is what happened. We visited a Birman breeder who was exactly that. When we got there, we found what amounted to an indoor feral colony. There were about 20 cats of different ages wandering around a house in Palmdale. Ben was ready to leave early on during the visit. However, as fate would have it, he spotted a skinny 2-year-old female and his heart went out to her. She really was a rescue. We also left with a one-year-old male. After neutering and a check-up at

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our veterinarian, the cost was no more than it would have been at a shelter. We felt this was a rescue, not a high-cost purebred purchase.

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Almost two years later, the male cat, Cosmo, has since died from incurable FIP—a very stressful and sad experience. Cameo, the ragamuffin runt, has surprisingly survived, despite intestinal issues and some bad liver enzyme reports. She is on a regime that reversed the liver issue and we give her B-12 shots for the intestinal problem. She is now 4 and though a bit high maintenance, she is thriving. She is now the queen of our home and we love her to pieces.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2018

FEATURES 12 Rescue Heroes The Sam Simon Foundation Gives Back

16 Feast With Fido Eating Out With Canine Companions

20 Home Sweet Home Locals Love their Rescue Pets

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24 Animal Angels The Little Angels Project Comes to the Rescue

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Giving back

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Animal Kingdom

28 Financial Buzz 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


GOOD TIMES

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AROUND TOWN

PACIFIC PALISADES PLANS A DOG PARK

community to come find a treasure and support

After years of effort, a Pacific Palisades Dog Park

renovation of the clubhouse. Interested in joining

Working Group was formed, headed by represen-

the Woman’s Club? RSVP for their March 18 recep-

tatives from LA Recreation & Parks, Councilman

tion for potential new members at ThePPWC.org.

Mike Bonin’s office and local community members, to secure plans for a dog park near the corner of PCH and Temescal Canyon Road. This will be a safe

Join local youth comedy performers on March 9 for

off-leash, free range dog park with separate sec-

a live show at the Malibu Civic Theater that includes

tions for large and small dogs and the perfect place

improvisation with audience participation. Anything

for humans and hounds to meet and socialize!

can happen during this fun, exciting night of live

The committee recently presented its designs at

entertainment showcasing talented local Malibu

a community outreach meeting to garner support,

youth. Special guest artists from Westside Comedy

discuss fundraising and push the plans forward.

Theater, Mission IMPROVable, will also perform.

Construction and maintenance will be entirely

Members of the group have been seen on “Jimmy

donation supported. For more information or to

Kimmel Live,” “Funny or Die,” “Speed Channel,” “Epic

contribute, visit PalisadesDogPark.org.

Rap Battles of History” and thousands of live shows in

BLANKETS OF LOVE

more than seven countries and all 50 states. Mission IMPROVable is a nine-time nominee for Comedy Act

Since its inception in 2003 by Eileen Smulson,

of the Year, 2011 winner of Comedy Act of the Year

Operation Blankets of Love has collected over 4 mil-

and winner of the 2012 National Entertainer of the

lion items, from gently used blankets and towels to

Year. The event begins at 7 p.m., and admission is $10

every type of pet item: food, treats, beds, toys sham-

at the door. Root beer floats will be served follow-

poos, vitamins, flea meds, harnesses, collars, leashes,

ing the performance. For more information, call 310.

pet clothes, dog igloos, cat trees, crates and more. Like

317.1364 or visit MalibuCity.org.

the Red Cross to the animal rescue world, OBOL fills the constant need of animal shelters and rescues for

BEAUTY IN BLOOM

comfort and care items that are not covered by their

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

general operating budgets. Providing blankets to the

returns to the Earl Warren Showgrounds March 9-11,

animals makes them more comfortable, increasing

for its 73rd anniversary. The longest running and

their happiness and helping them get adopted. OBOL

one of the largest annual orchid shows in the United

also teaches Humane Learning Education Programs

States showcases thousands of varieties of rare and

to schools and youth groups. Their Anti-Cruelty cam-

beautiful orchids. Plant sales, orchid art and pho-

paign creates greater community awareness about

tography, culture demonstrations and breathtaking

the plight of abused and neglected animals, while

floral arrangements will keep nature lovers enter-

improving quality of life for some 12,000 homeless

tained for hours. Admission is $12 and show hours

vulnerable cats and dogs each year. Her husband,

are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. SBOrchidShow.com

Brad, takes care of day to day operations to make sure they have enough supplies to donate to the animals

SAVE THE DATE

in need. Learn more about OBOL, including where to

The Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal

drop off donations, at OperationBlanketsofLove.org

Celebration takes place next month, Saturday, April

or call 818.402.6586.

14 and Sunday, April 15. This 20th Annual Chumash

WOMAN’S CLUB WELCOMES GUESTS

Day Powwow will celebrate Native Americans from all over the country, representing hundreds of tribes

The Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club members

who will gather at Malibu Bluffs Park. Enjoy Native

have planned a variety of upcoming events, includ-

American food, craft vendors, tribal ceremonies and

ing several open to the public. On March 6, at Grant

dances on both days. Admission is free, and parking

Awards Night, the PPWC will award grant money

and shuttle service will be available on the corner of

raised at their annual Home Tour to numerous local

Webb Way and Civic Center Way. A limited number

charities and schools that give back to and enrich

of handicap parking spaces are available onsite. For

the community. March 10 features a Rummage

more information, call 310.456.2489, ext. 350.

Sale open to the public. The PPWC welcomes the 10

STAND-UP KIDS

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GIVING BACK

SAM SIMON FOUNDATION: RESCUING DOGS FOR GOOD

THE SAM SIMON FOUNDATION IN MALIBU RESCUES DOGS FROM ANIMAL SHELTERS AND PROFESSIONALLY TRAINS THEM TO BECOME ASSISTANCE DOGS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING— AS WELL AS PTSD SERVICE DOGS FOR VETERANS. “Our founder, the late Sam Simon, who is probably best known for being a co-creator of 'The Simpsons' TV program, purchased a Malibu property in 2003 for the purpose of his

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mission: saving the lives of the dogs to enrich the lives of people,” explains Barb Velasquez, of Malibu, who oversees the assistance dogs program. Velasquez is among three onsite instructors, in addition to Kim Meinhardt and Lori Ramey, who have all been involved with the foundation since 2004. The Malibu grounds serve as both a training facility and home for the instructors and dogs in training. “Our professional trainers carefully select our dogs by evaluating them for temperament, health and eagerness to please,” Velasquez says. “Some are rescued from shelters where they enter a rigorous training program to become hearing dogs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.” Initially, Simon wanted to give dogs in need of homes the opportunity to channel their energy into tasks that could help people with a severe to profound hearing loss. In 2011, he expanded the scope of his mission to include PTSD service dogs for military veterans.

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“The Sam Simon Foundation launched its service dog program in response to the growing need of veterans coping with PTSD as a result of their military service,” Velasquez says. “A service dog is not a cure for PTSD, but whose skills and companionship can be an aid for managing the symptoms and promoting well-being.” Hearing dogs are specially trained to alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing to common household sounds, such as door knocks, telephones and smoke alarms. “A certified hearing dog may accompany someone deaf or hard of hearing into public places, such as grocery stores and restaurants,” Velasquez explains. “In public situations, a hearing dog is providing environmental awareness by naturally paying attention to surrounding sounds.” All dogs from local shelters are specially selected based on their temperament and breed. “Some of the dogs in the program come from the shelter as young adults, ranging from 1 to 3 years old,” Velasquez says. “Depending on their size and energy level, they either begin training as PTSD service dogs or hearing dogs for the deaf and hard of hearing.” The foundation accepts applications from all over the state for hearing dogs and PTSD service dogs. “Once an applicant has been approved for our wait list, it can be up to a year or longer to be matched with one of our dogs,” Velasquez says. “There is no cost for our services and our requirements and applications are located on our website.” For dogs that do not complete the training, “they are listed on our website for adoption,” Velasquez adds. “We generally place our adoptable or Career Change Dogs within 50 miles of Malibu.” “While Sam Simon intended to create a foundation for training assistance dogs, the dogs that did not complete training were equally important to him,” Velasquez says. “We coin them Career Change Dogs and they make up 60 to 70% of the dogs who come into our program and eventually adopted out to loving homes.” Many are already housebroken and some know basic obedience commands. “These ‘near misses’ make wonderful companions,” Velasquez adds. “We can help match you with a lifelong canine companion.”

The Sam Simon Foundation Assistance Dogs Program is located in Malibu. For more information, call 310.457.5898 or visit SamSimonFoundation.org. March 2018 | Malibu to Palisades Lifestyle

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

Homemade

Peanut Butter Pumpkin

Dog Biscuits INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter 1/2 cup 100 percent pure pumpkin puree 1 cup water 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 3 cups of whole wheat flour

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 3. In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, pumpkin, flour, water and coconut oil. There is no need to melt the coconut oil, solid is fine. 4. Mix until all ingredients are combined. 5. Knead the dough until it forms a big ball. 6. Flatten the dough ball either with your fingers or with a rolling pin. Spread the dough out to approximately 1/4-inch in thickness. 7. Press your cookie cutter into the dough and cut out the biscuit. 8. Place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet. 9. Place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes. 10. Cool on wire rack. 11. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months. If your dog has a wheat sensitivity, you can switch out the flour to an oat, rice or coconut flour. The consistency may just be a little different. Recipe from ProudDogMom.com. 14

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Dog-Friendly DINING

IN ADDITION TO BEING LOYAL COMPANIONS, DOGS ARE NOW TAKEN ALMOST EVERYWHERE, FROM STORES AND SPORTING MATCHES TO RESTAURANTS. These eateries will warmly welcome you and the four-legged members of your family.

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» BURGERFI

3939 Cross Creek Road, Suite D-200, Malibu 310.317.0200 | BurgerFi.com Lunch & Dinner Daily BurgerFi at the Malibu Lumber Yard serves soul-satisfying all-natural, hormone- and antibiotic-free grass-fed burgers, hand-cut fries, double-battered onion rings and custard shakes. This fast-casual, eco-conscious eatery is also one of the few restaurants that offers a menu item for dogs. The Puppy Patty is devoid of salt and pepper, making it a healthier option for canines. Dogs are welcome on their 30-seat patio where they provide water bowls. Manager Bryant Leppard notes, "We are happy to accommodate our customers and their dogs. In addition to our Puppy Patty, I have had customers order other menu items—including hot dogs with toppings—for their dogs." Stand-out menu items: the CEO burger, with Wagyu and brisket patties, tomato, bacon jam, Swiss cheese, and truffle aioli; VegiFi veggie burger; The Conflicted burger, with one natural Angus burger and one veggie burger; greenstyle burgers wrapped in lettuce leaves; French fries; onion rings; natural Vienna beef hot dogs; and custard shakes (red velvet, Oreo and coffee mocha are tops).

» CAFE HABANA

3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu 310.317.0300 | CafeHabana.com Lunch & Dinner Daily; Brunch on Saturday & Sunday This cool, funky cafe located in the Malibu Lumber Yard serves up a combination of yummy Cuban and Mexican cuisine. This laid-back spot welcomes dogs on their 90-seat patio. You need to keep your dog on the ground, at your table, but you are welcome to order food for your pup. The cafe will also provide water, in special dog bowls that they keep in their kitchen. "I think that we're more dog-friendly than any other restaurant in Los Angeles,” says General Manager Dave Knapp. “I feed every dog that comes here—with the owner's permission. I give them ham, chicken and steak." Stand-out items: grilled corn rolled in cojita cheese; carne asada; guacamole with all the fixings; Baja-style fish tacos; shrimp tacos; huevos rancheros topped with grilled skirt steak; lemon chicken; and the Habana burrito.

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» CAFE VIDA

» KRISTY'S VILLAGE CAFE

310.573.1335 | CafeVida.net

310.457.1018 | KristysVillageCafe.com

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily; Brunch Saturday & Sunday

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily

13317 Antioch Street, Pacific Palisades

This casual eatery serves healthy California-inspired cuisine with

30745 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

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welcoming

restaurant

serves

scrumptious

a Latin accent. Their expansive menu features a wide array of nifty

American cuisine with Asian influences. Situated in the

sandwiches, quesadillas, burritos, burgers, salads, rice bowls and

Trancas Country Market, they specialize in fish, chicken

main plates, along with fresh-squeezed juices and house-made

and steak entrees; salads and burgers; and pasta. Dogs

smoothies. They welcome dogs outside at their sidewalk tables

are welcome on their patio, table-adjacent. You can order

(which seat about 14 people), as long as they are on the ground and

menu items, such as grilled chicken, filet mignon and

table-adjacent. They view their diners' dogs as members of the fam-

hamburger patties, without salt and pepper, for your dog.

ily, so while they provide water in disposable containers, you can

Stand-out menu items: Hong Kong-style sea bass

also order menu items—such as chicken and steak—for your pooch.

with Asian spices, ginger rice and broccoli; Chicken

Stand-out menu items: free-range turkey meatloaf; chili-lime chicken;

Parmesan with linguini topped with marinara sauce and

American Wagyu cheeseburger; salmon teriyaki rice bowl; BBQ chicken

mozzarella; prime rib eye steak; grilled tuna with sweet

salad; grilled chicken burrito; brown rice and beans; white albacore tuna

soy glaze, stir-fried eggplant and Tamaki gold rice; rack of

melt; chicken chipotle quesadilla; grilled veggie quesadilla; blueberry

lamb; citrus kale salad with grapefruit and goat cheese;

corn cakes; avocado egg toast; and strawberry-banana smoothies.

and the black bean burger.

» PALISADES GARDEN CAFE 15231 La Cruz Drive, Pacific Palisades 310.459.6160 | PaliGardenCafe.com Breakfast & Lunch Daily; Dinner until 7:30 p.m. M-F, until 6 p.m. Saturday This easygoing place serves up a terrific selection of breakfast items, including pancakes, bagels and pastries, as well as salads, sandwiches, quesadillas and wraps, burgers and main dishes. Dogs are welcome at their sidewalk tables, and water is provided—you can also order your dog something from the menu. Stand-out items: breakfast burrito; create-yourown omelette; egg and cheese sandwich; chicken Caesar wrap; turkey, ciabatta pesto sandwiches; bacon avocado cheeseburger; turkey burger with avocado; veggie burger with sprouts and avocado; cheese quesadilla; chicken teriyaki plate; French fries and sweet potato fries.

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DOG-FRIENDLY DINING

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» PINOCCHIO IN CUCINA ITALIAN DELI 970 Monument Street, Suite 110, Pacific Palisades 310.454.0709 | PinocchioItalianDeli.com  Lunch & Dinner Daily Chef/owner Giuseppe "Pino" Barravecchia has been serving delicious Italian dishes at his inviting eatery since 2002. Diners enjoy a myriad of pizzas, pastas, panini, appetizers and main plates, and plenty of gluten-free options. Dogs are welcome on the charming patio and are given water in disposable bowls. Dogs should always be table-adjacent. Chef Pino notes, "Many of our customers order menu items for their dogs, such as meatballs and grilled chicken. One customer always orders raw carrots and some feed their dogs our focaccia." Stand-out items: Caprese salad with fresh buffalo mozzarella and sliced tomatoes; beet salad with goat cheese and candied pecans; minestrone; tuna panino; Caprese panino; gluten-free Margherita pizza; risotto with figs and goat cheese; penne with pink sauce; housemade fettuccine with spinach and chicken in Alfredo sauce; spaghetti carbonara; lasagna of the day; chicken Parmesan; and turkey meatballs.

» TRA DI NOI

3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu 310.456.0169 | Tradinoi.com Nestled in the Malibu Country Mart, Tra di Noi, translated as "between us" in Italian, serves delicious classic dishes from Italy, including

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TAVERNA TONY

delectable salads, starters, risotto, pastas and pizzas, as well as veal, chicken and seafood

23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu

entrees. Dogs are welcome on their pretty

310.317.9667 | TavernaTony.com

50-seat patio: water is provided, and menu

Lunch & Dinner Daily

items can be ordered for them—chicken and

This festive Malibu Country Mart restaurant serves a wide selection of mouthwatering

salmon are popular choices.

Greek dishes. Their large menu features Greek favorites, such as tasty dips (hummus, yogurt,

Stand-out items: Caprese salad; lasagna

caviar, eggplant), salads with their "secret recipe dressing," grilled kebabs, fresh fish and

Bolognese made with filet mignon; home-

seafood, and plenty of lamb options. Naturally, there is moussaka (with layers of eggplant,

made ravioli with ricotta and spinach in pink

zucchini, ground beef, tomato sauce, grated cheese and bechamel sauce) and pasticchio, a

sauce; seafood fettuccine with clams, shrimp

hearty Greek-style lasagna. Dogs are welcome on the 100-seat patio, where they are offered

and scallops; baked eggplant; risotto with

water and the option to order from the menu (lamb, chicken and steak are faves).

beets and goat cheese; mushroom risotto;

Menu stand-outs include: Hummus; melintzanosalata (eggplant dip); stuffed grape

tartufo fontina cheese pizza with leek truffle

leaves; Taverna salad with tomatoes, cucumber and feta; spanakopita; fried calamari;

sauce; pumpkin pizza with ricotta and moz-

moussaka; pasticchio; grilled lamb tenderloin; chicken kebabs; lamb kebabs; jumbo

zarella; cioppino; veal and chicken Parmesan;

shrimp in tomato sauce; and baklava.

and branzino with veggies.

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who rescued who? LUCKY PE TS FIND FORE VER HOMES WITH LOVING LOCALS

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” —Anatole France

ANIMAL LOVERS KNOW NOTHING QUITE COMPARES TO LOVING A PET. The numerous benefits to sharing your life with an animal friend include companionship, love, loyalty and laughs. As local pet lovers will attest, pets enrich our lives and enliven our souls. Whether furry, feathered or scaled, animals share a special place in our hearts. Unfortunately, many animals are euthanized each year, often left at shelters, abandoned or abused. Thankfully, animal rescue organizations run by caring humanitarians have stepped up to assist animals in need, treating medical conditions and providing food and safety until they find a forever home. In addition to government-run animal shelters, private and nonprofit rescue organizations save thousands of animals every year, with the goal of matching pets with people who will love and care for them. Thanks to the efforts of local pet rescues, thousands of animals are enjoying new homes with generous, loving families who welcome them into their lives with open arms and hearts.

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES Sadly, animals that have suffered abuse or injury can be harder to find people willing to adopt them, however, rescuing these special creatures brings immeasurable rewards, as discovered by Pacific Palisades residents Brett and Karen. “Star Paws posted a picture of Leo, very neglected, on Mother’s Day,” recalls Brett. “Karen saw the post and knew no one would adopt him because of his terrible condition.” Her heart went out to Leo. “She instantly responded, ‘We will take him!’” says Brett. Undergoing emergency surgery to remove a potato-sized calcium stone from his bladder, Leo quickly recovered and became a cherished family member. “He has adjusted very well to his new home and is a happy dog now!” says Brett, whose family made a video celebrating Leo’s incredible new life. NAME: Leo BREED: Havanese RESCUE ORGANIZATION: Star Paws FAVORITE TOY: Any stuffed animal FAVORITE FOOD: Cheese FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Being pet; making up for times when he had no love. FAVORITE FAMILY MEMBER: Brett WHY YOU LOVE HIM SO MUCH: He has overcome so much abuse and just wants to be pet and loved. FUNNY THINGS HE DOES: Any time he sees carpet, he flips on his back, rolls and moans! CATCH LEO ON YOUTUBE: Search “Leo’s Story, Star Paws Rescue.”

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LIFE LESSONS When Pacific Palisades resident Cathi met Mowgli, a Labrador mix with crooked ears and a crooked smile that a neighbor had adopted from the West LA Animal Shelter, she felt an instant bond. “Mowgli looks a little bit like my last dog, Blue, so when I saw her, she brought back happy memories,” says Cathi, who happily stepped up when her neighbor needed to re-home Mowgli. Cathi credits Mowgli with motivating her to exercise, helping her get to know the neighbors, and teaching her valuable life skills. “She is a very anxious dog, and has needed lots of exercise, which I need as well. Learning how to deal with her anxieties has helped me understand better how to deal with anxious people,” says Cathi. NAME: Mowgli RESCUE ORGANIZATION: West LA Animal Shelter BREED: Lab mix FAVORITE TOY: Kong bone filled with treats FAVORITE FOOD: Salmon FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Going anywhere, in the car or on foot, just being out and about. She loves people! FAVORITE FAMILY MEMBER: Cathi, but her favorite dogsitter, Cornelia, is a close second, as is neighbor Don! WHY YOU LOVE HER SO MUCH: She is good company and always wants to spend time with me. She has helped me get to know my neighbors. FUNNY THINGS SHE DOES: She tells me when it is time for me to go to bed by barking at me and making it impossible to watch television.

PUPP Y LOVE Bula found her way to her Malibu Colony home via Star Paws Rescue Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Animal Rescue Activist Victoria Burrows, who grew up in Malibu. When Bula’s “parents” first laid eyes on the cute little Teacup Lab, their hearts melted, and they welcomed Bula to the family, soon realizing she was much more than just a pretty face. "She's very smart,” Bula’s “mom” says, adding, “So much so that we gave her a middle name of Einstein!” Bula enjoys a wonderful life filled with love and affection with her new family, who even take her along on trips. “She has been to Canada and braved the harsh winter like a champ! She is a star!” NAME: Bula RESCUE ORGANIZATION: Star Paws BREED: We call her a "Teacup Lab" (a mix of Chihuahua, terrier and mini poodle). FAVORITE TOY: A squeaky furry skunk, given to her by her grandmother! FAVORITE FOOD: She's obsessed with all food (like most labs)! FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Fetch, by far, fetch. FAVORITE FAMILY MEMBER: Papa bear—her tail wags like crazy! WHY YOU LOVE HER SO MUCH: She’s the BESTEST! I have never had someone so excited to see me when we have been apart for 10 minutes. FUNNY THINGS SHE DOES: She prances!

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GIANT HE ART Beau was adopted via the Petfinder website by a loving Malibu family that includes Jennie, Brian, Kiki and John Luke. “Everyone should check to see if there are animals that need to be rescued from abusive conditions or neglect,” says Jennie. “Forget the breeders. Your soulmate dog or cat may be confined in a local shelter. Give them a home and your home will be enriched by a whole new source of love.” Born with a birth defect that caused his intestines to protrude, the Landseer Newfoundland/Golden Retriever underwent lifesaving surgery by local hero vet, Dr. John Lupo. “Beau seems to know that he needs to ‘pay it forward,’ bringing smiles and laughter and joy wherever he goes,” says Jennie. NAME: Beau RESCUE ORGANIZATION: Petfinder BREED: Landseer Newfoundland/Golden Retriever Mix FAVORITE TOY: A black and white Holstein cow stuffed animal FAVORITE FOOD: Fuji apples FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Swimming in the ocean and checking out surfers to be sure they are okay and don’t need to be rescued! FAVORITE FAMILY MEMBER: Beau is an equal opportunity lover! WHY YOU LOVE HIM SO MUCH: He brings so much joy (and goofiness) to our family, to strangers and to other animals he meets. FUNNY THINGS HE DOES: Digs a resting place, a beach chair made of sand, for me at the beach and then rolls in the adjacent sand.

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THE SAM SIMON FOUNDATION

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SANTA MONICA ANIMAL SHELTER

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efforts to partner with other animal welfare organizations who are working toward the same goals. “We’re very selective on the rescues we choose,” Geekie further emphasizes. “They must have a good foothold; they must be legitimate and have the same goals that we have of trying to get animals out of the shelters’ red list and into good homes. We are very careful about who we select; we make sure that they’re a rescue that’s looking for the best interest of animals in their care.” COMING TO THE RESCUE Another recent rescue involved a 3-year-old tabby named Charlie, who was brought to a local animal shelter after he was hit by a car and his guardians declined to pay for his medical care. The shelter staff put Charlie on pain medication, but unfortunately, there wasn’t much more they could do. Charlie’s severely fractured femur and pelvis required extensive— and expensive—surgery. “After an urgent appeal went out on social media, one of our nonprofit rescue partners, FixNation, rescued him and brought him to us in the nick of time,” Geekie remembers. The Little Angels Project’s expert medical team operated on Charlie’s broken body and made him whole once again. “The amount of suffering and fear that this innocent creature had to endure is simply unfathomable,” Geekie says. “Charlie went on to find a loving, forever home, where he now lives happily ever after with his new family.” GROWING THE VISION Currently expanding its project space and building an animal care and adoption center at Veterinary Angels Medical Center, The Little Angels Project continues to grow its mission to bring hope and healing to animals in need. Says Geekie, “We hope to bring the community a well-rounded veterinary hospital that not only cares for clients’ pets, but also helps the abandoned, neglected and hopeless animals in need.”

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FINANCIAL BUZZ

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

How Should We Celebrate? ARTICLE JEFF RUNYAN The reason I revert to academics from more than 80 years ago is that we all know history has a tendency to repeat itself. Market exuberance, record stock market prices, and as we saw in the month of January alone, at least 14 all-time high levels achieved in the S&P 500—the most since 1955. An exercise worth your time may be to review your portfolio. You might be surprised how much certain positions may be worth due to many consistent years of stock market growth. But, amidst all the glory and excitement of these new market highs, there is also the news that while Americans are consuming at breakneck pace, buying cars, ANNIVERSARIES

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trucks and fidget spinners, they’ve also in aggregate reduced their savings rate to

OFTEN CELEBRATED WITH CHAMPAGNE AND

a 12-year low. That’s bothersome. This may not be as apparent here in Malibu or

REGARDED AS A TIME TO REFLECT ON THE

the Pacific Palisades, but it is a reflection of what’s happening across the nation.

PAST AND AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAN FOR

So the wealth effect is in full swing, and households are spending as they

THE FUTURE. This anniversary makes for a delightful

see their net worth climb. Between housing, 401Ks, rental properties and other

reflection on the recent past, and if I can be persua-

investment accounts appreciating, along with lower interest rates, it’s easy to see

sive, presents a golden opportunity to motivate a con-

that there’s not a lot of motivation to curtail consumption. But, when economic

structive view of the future.

conditions change, they can do so fast. So, in an effort to protect, preserve and

The anniversary I’m referring to is the date this bull market lurched from lows to all-time highs! Yes, the

maximize some of the wealth you’ve accumulated, it may be a fine time to examine the portfolio and keep it consistent with your goals and objectives.

bull market is going to be nine years old on March 9,

Let’s take a 2018 adaptation of Keynes’ “animal spirits” and be reminded that,

2018! It was on the close of business that Friday nine

while as of this draft on January 29, we continue to witness low unemployment

years ago that the stock market ended the day with the

(meaning everyone who wants a job has a job), and consumer spending at

Dow Jones Industrial average closing at 6,507 points

2011 levels (people feeling confident in the economy making them inclined to

and the S&P 500 at 676 points.

spend). Tax rates are being reduced, and deregulation in business have also

Wow! We’ve come a long way since then. In fact,

contributed to the feeling that markets may be “priced to perfection.” If they

as of this writing, the DOW is approximately 20,000

are, it makes me wonder what will continue to drive them higher and which

points higher and the S&P 500 is about 2,180

way the herd will move next.

points higher. So, without question we’ve witnessed extraordinary market gains in what is now the second longest bull market run in history. Of course,

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two decades of industry experience. As Chief Executive Manager of

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spirits,” in his 1936 The General Theory of Employment,

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This workshop is designed for students who are ready to practice daily meditation at home. The instructor will teach students two ancient Sanskrit mantras, how to properly use mala

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PARTING THOUGHTS

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S THE SAYING GOES, “A DOG IS A MAN'S BEST FRIEND,” BUT JUST HOW FAR WILL YOUR FURRY FRIENDS GO TO SHOW HOW MUCH THEY CARE? Their loyalty and friendship for their owners are the rewards that a passionate owner will receive. They love you unconditionally. It doesn’t matter if you have not brushed your teeth, gained a few pounds or whatever is going on in your life, they are just waiting to be loved. Our family was raised that our

animals were part of the family, along with all their responsibilities. Pet responsibility is something that needs to be taken into consideration when choosing to bring a new best friend home. There are so many animal lovers that many hotels and

ARTICLE KIM PAGANO

restaurants are now catering to our pets. You can find them by looking for anything that advertises “pet friendly.” How cool is

their cats and dogs. Their goal is to “make a difference.” They also have

that? Even our pets’ food has changed—some owners feed their

a Feral Cat Program, which provides vouchers for spaying or neutering

pets organic only. They are not just pets, and for some, they have

feral cats. I also want to mention, with donations, they assist in helping

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ions for anyone that is single, so they don’t feel alone.

If you’re thinking about how you might be able to help, there are many

There are many organizations that are so passionate about

ways: donations, volunteering and, of course, spaying and neutering

making a difference with homeless animals or animals that

your animals plays a major role in helping control the animal overpopu-

have been given up. Some organizations save animals from

lation and preventing the needless death of cats and dogs. These orga-

shelters, and others help stray cats. Some help veterans find

nizations are excellent choices to support. I know I’ve only mentioned a

animals or house their animals when they can’t. I never really

few, as these are the ones I am currently working with.

thought about this until my mother passed away. Who will take care of your pets if something happened to you? With my radio show, I work with many nonprofits that are making a difference. Paw Works is one of them; their mission is to help make Ventura County “no kill” by forming a rescue organization designed to place unwanted animals from county and city shelters in permanent homes. They hope to help ease the tragic burden that is created when owners abandon their pets and fail to spay or neuter them. The Herman Bennett Foundation is another organization that helps qualified low-income pet owners spay and neuter 34

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