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

Tracy Marcynzsyn | Tracy.Marcynzsyn@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Celebrating Women

Alicia Doyle, Tracy Marcynzsyn, Jeff Runyan

THE WOMEN PROFILED IN THIS MONTH’S ISSUE ARE TRULY REMARKABLE. In the communities we cover with Conejo Valley Lifestyle and Malibu to Palisades Lifestyle, there are really more very special female professional, business, nonprofit leaders and “difference makers” than we could ever profile or acknowledge in a single issue. Our communities have the resources to excel and excel we do…. with great energy and generosity. What is also very exciting is the recent acceleration of opportunity for women in business, professions, the arts and politics. It may not all be perfect, but I prefer to celebrate what we have and what we have gained. What I would like to think about in this brief letter is most of the rest of us. Regular folks. Women raising families the right way. Giving their children love, understanding and a moral compass and very often holding down a job while we do it. Also, women on their own. Building independent lives and not needing

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someone else to “take care of them.” That doesn’t mean they don’t want a mate—

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

they just don’t need one to get by.

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

By 2020 there is a very good chance that a woman may once again be a Presidential

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

candidate. This is not a judgment on who we as women should vote for, not at all.

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

What she stands for and how you feel about that should be what determines your vote. What is really exciting is simply that it can happen at all. So, to all of my sisters, we all have so much to offer in small and big ways. The

EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

world we all leave to our children and grandchildren can and will be a better place because of us.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2019

FEATURES 20 Striking Force Inspiring Women Spark Community Spirit

26 Forward Ventures Local Nonprofit Grants Women Funds

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30 Palisades Surgical Arts Combats the Opioid Crisis

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Financial Buzz

26 Giving Back 30 Healthy Lifestyle 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Trend Setter


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ARTIST REFLECTIONS The public is invited to the opening reception of Squeak Carnwath: How the Mind Works, Saturday May 18, at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum, at Pepperdine University. Through July 28, 2019, the exhibit showcases Bay Area artist Squeak Carnwath’s bold, colorful paintings created to provide a journey into the creative process. Using a personal iconography of texts, images, charts, and symbols, she explores both the philosophical and mundane experiences that fill our everyday lives. Her paintings function as fields of information, mixing words and images into reflections on our everyday lives that run the gamut from the lighthearted and humorous to the somber and serious. Her paintings reflect on how the mind works, providing a glimpse into the rich complexities of human thought, seen from a highly personal artistic and poetic point of view. Like New Image painting, her imagery is direct, basic, and fundamental. Carnwath's principal talent is her ability to transform inert materials into something akin to living matter. Arts.Pepperdine.edu

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to our unique local Malibu location in Newton Canyon. The Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains was founded over 20 years ago to paint and preserve the unique natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Allied Artists members organize exhibitions of their paintings to raise money and increase public awareness of the endangered land that they depict in their paintings. The group also sponsors free monthly paint-outs on the second Saturday of the month at various locations throughout the recreation area. Allied-Artists.com

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ARTICLE JEFF RUNYAN WHILE GENDER EQUALITY IN THE WORKFORCE ARGUABLY HAS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT, AND SO TOO DOES THE PERSISTENCE OF A PAY GAP, THERE SHOULD NOT BE A GAP IN FINANCIAL LITERACY OR INVESTING CONFIDENCE BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN. Yet studies suggest that women believe they have less financial savvy than their male counterparts. That’s an erroneous belief because women innately possess many of the characteristics known to contribute to achieving very favorable investment outcomes. In fact, financial editor and writer LouAnn Lofton, author of Warren Buffet Invests Like a Girl: And Why You Should Too, studied the habits of the world’s most renowned investor. She made observations about him and paralleled behaviors in men and women in relation to their habits in handling money. Her conclusion: Warren Buffet has a “feminine flair” to his investment style. Lofton found that women tend to exhibit a calm temperament, enjoy a longer term outlook, expend more effort in research, make fewer investment trades, and are not reactionary; meaning they remain steady under pressure. All of these characteristics tend to blend nicely while keeping an investor goal-oriented and outcome-focused.

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It boils down to temperament. Buffett is known to have said that temperament—not intellect—makes for great longterm investment success. Women tend to view an investment for what it is: an investment, not a gamble (a polar opposite effect than one invoked when you tune into a Financial News program like “Mad Money” on CNBC). Buffet thinks long-term and focuses on investments he knows and understands. And, he has a preferred investment hold time of … “forever,” a true testament to acquiring wealth by owning an investment for long periods of time, including during periods of decline. Other studies suggest that men can view investing as a game and be driven by ego, overconfidence, and vanity (*note to reader – not my clients). And, that they may be more likely to trade on hot stock tips, but not do enough research. One study published by Vanguard examined the 2008 decline in the market and the corresponding trading activity in IRAs. It found that men were more likely to panic and sell at the “bottom”—as in, at the exact wrong time. Remember, “buy-low, sell-high”—not the reverse! The study found men showed less restraint with their emotions, whereas women, who tend to be calmer, patient and hold longer term, did not. In fact, they held fast. If a gap in any capacity should exist between genders in investing it should be that women outperform men. On average, they do their research before making decisions, which helps lead to better outcomes. They are proven to be thoughtful about their goals, resolute in staying focused on achieving them, and often spend more time than men thinking and evaluating what they truly want.  It may be that tides are changing, and that empowered women will lead even more often in the workplace and in take-home pay. But to start, there’s no question that they should lead the way in investment success, as they have the very habits that increase probabilities of investment success and financial outcomes over time. And, given that women have longer life expectancies than men, it means that women who share Buffet’s preferred hold time of “forever” may really enjoy an even more pronounced investment outcome than men.

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EMPOWERED WOMEN MAKE THEIR MARK ON COMMUNITY ARTICLE TRACY MARCYNZSYN

COMMUNITY LEADERS GRACE US WITH THEIR PRESENCE, PERSEVERANCE AND ABILITY TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS WHILE MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS. Here, we celebrate a handful of incredible local women who inspire with their service, accomplishments and commitment to succeed.

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efforts have developed into both a fundraising and community outreach to highlight the challenges of business owners after natural disasters. If they are forced to close and can’t recover after the fire… public trail riding will likely end in Malibu. More than five months after the fire, many of the local trails are ruined, dangerous or impassable. One focus of the organization is getting the Santa Monica mountain trails reopened to horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers, another is financially helping women-owned businesses with the horse expenses and an extensive array of animal responsibilities. Both women have GoFundMe accounts and are still in need of funding: GoFundMe.com/Support-for-Connemara-Ranch-Horses and GoFundMe.com/MalibuRiders. Thanks to the efforts of MalibuLove.org, these women have received assistance from celebrity supporters in Malibu, including Cher, Tracy Bregman and Mallory Lewis. Other sources of financial support have come from several women-owned businesses (Sami Gros’ “Taillights,” a start-up that lights the tails of horses for night riding safety; Darlene Geekie of “Veterinary Angels,” a small and large animal vet clinic and “The Little Angels Project,” a nonprofit that rescues animals in need of aid; and Claudia Bakker “OYA,” an app connecting women-owned businesses). This is an ongoing long recovery process for these cherished women-owned businesses. Talley’s work with equine therapy includes assisting individuals in recovery and ocean view trail riding with top-level celebrity clients, such as Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, Richard Gere, Cindy Crawford,

Talley Hutcherson

CONNEMARA RANCH MALIBU

Olivia Newton-John, Emma Thompson and Billy Crystal. Appearing in national and regional publications (Los Angeles Times Magazine, New York Times, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Malibu Times and  American Way) and on television (“Dateline,” Channel 7, “Eye on LA,” Channel 9 News, “Animals are People Too”

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

and “Vacation Living”), Talley and her business were also featured in

"Service is its own reward."

a 2017 documentary “Malibu Stories” (MalibuStories.com).

"I would rather be loving than right." GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Owner of Connemara Ranch in Malibu, Talley Hutcherson has been

Being inclusive and working with anyone interested in learning

serving the community for over 30 years, providing equine therapy

about relationship with horses. I have worked with special needs

and private ocean view horseback riding experiences on local trails.

adults and children, people dealing with addiction and trauma, vet-

Serving all ages and abilities, Talley holds a master’s degree in

erans with PTSD, gang members and inner city kids and teens, local

Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica and trained

Malibu school children, adults who want to learn recreational riding

in equine-assisted psychotherapy at the Equine Assisted Growth

skills—the list is long and varied—anyone who feels better being in

and Learning Association, a nonprofit organization that provides

the company of horses is invited and encouraged to come; if they lack

education, standards, innovation and support to professionals in

resources they are encouraged to be of service and offer their time.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. The first in Malibu to offer equine therapy, Talley is also leading

INSPIRATION:

community efforts to recover and revive local horse-related busi-

The power of loving to heal. I have rescued dozens of horses in the

nesses that were devastated by the Woolsey Fire last November.

30-plus years I have had my business—many were misunderstood

Raging through the hills of Malibu, the Woolsey Fire caused both

and abused. When they were offered loving and listening, they

structural and emotional devastation, greatly impacting several

forgave and offered a purpose-driven life of service.

women-owned public recreational horse businesses that were closed for months after the fire and lost 100% of their income. Talley and Malibu native Laura Toston, owner of Malibu Riders, combined efforts and shared resources for moral support, and their

R&R: Riding in the Santa Monica Mountains connecting with nature and sharing my love of horses with others.

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SUCCESS THROUGH SERVICE

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Gina Jakel & Nancy Niles PACIFIC PALISADES WOMAN’S CLUB

President Nancy Niles and Vice President Gina Jakel began their terms, along with the rest of the newly elected officers of the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club, on April 1 of this year. Longtime friends who both have had careers in the aviation industry—Gina retired from Delta Airlines as a customer service representative, and Nancy retired as the Community Relations Director of Los Angeles World Airports at LAX—the duo look forward to a “High Flying” year leading the PPWC in its numerous charitable endeavors. The PPWC touches nearly everyone in Pacific Palisades, holding community events at their newly remodeled clubhouse, with its unequaled view of the Santa Monica Mountains. An annual PPWC grants program, funded in part by proceeds from their annual Holiday Home Tour event, provides financial support to over 20 nonprofit groups to enhance their charitable work. The newly elected officers also include Maureen Roth, Secretary; Terri Webb, Assistant Treasurer; Linda Andrews, Clubhouse Director; Cindy Heydt, Events Director; Emily Scheid, Fundraising Director; Jennifer Jones, Communications Director; Dorothy Richards Parliamentarian; and Immediate Past President Robin Weitz. 

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Regan Harwell Schaffer PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

Always remember there was nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name.” —The Avett Brothers Regan is a Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior in the Business Administration Division of Seaver College at Pepperdine University. In addition to serving on the faculty she fulfills several other roles, currently serving as director of the Service Leadership Project, a required

the boards of Habitat for Humanity, Let’s Start Talking

capstone course for undergraduate business, accounting,

International, Made in the Streets and in an advisory capacity

international business majors and nonprofit management

to several others. Together with her students she has part-

minors that applies the principles of servant leadership to

nered with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to address

team consultancy projects with local nonprofit organizations.

community needs. She consults secondary and higher edu-

She is also the executive director of the Nonprofit Leadership

cation institutions on service-learning pedagogy and con-

Collaborative, which includes an academic minor, fellowships,

ducts workshops for both faculty and nonprofit leaders on

community-based research initiatives and an annual Nonprofit

effective community-based initiatives.

Leadership Institute hosted at Pepperdine. Finally, she is the Faculty Director of Service-learning and collaborates with

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

numerous faculty on curriculum design and assessment.

In my role as a professor at Pepperdine, I would consider

Dr. Schaffer completed her undergraduate degree at

the impactful work of my students in their partnerships with

Abilene Christian University and her MS in Educational

over 800 nonprofit organizations throughout our region. I’d

Psychology and EdD in Management from Pepperdine

like to think that people’s lives are better and our commu-

University. She has served on Pepperdine’s faculty since 1999

nity is healthier because of our collaborative projects during

and has taught in their London, Lyon and Lausanne overseas

the past 20 years. Personally, I don’t think of my family as

programs. Her research interests include curriculum design

an accomplishment per se, but I am grateful for our shared

and assessment, nonprofit management practices and lead-

love and commitment to helping one another be our best

ership development. Her passion, however, is her teaching.

selves and the joy that brings. They may be more accurately

Her course titles reflect her research interests: Service

described as my greatest fulfillment.

Leadership, Community-based Research in the Nonprofit Sector, Nonprofit Leadership and Management and various

INSPIRATION:

topics through Pepperdine’s First Year Seminar program. She

The unexpected grace and kindness of others.

has been honored with the Center for Teaching Excellence Innovative Teaching Award and is a twice recipient of the highly

R&R:

selective Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence.

I most enjoy a day spent with my husband and sons hiking, at

Dr. Schaffer is actively involved with numerous nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles, having served on

the beach or exploring new places. Malibu provides us many opportunities to appreciate the beauty of people and place.

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Summer Crosley OCEAN CONSERVATIONIST, MALIBU

WORDS TO LIVE BY: Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful. When she is not traveling the World of Fashion, Summer devotes her life to supporting environmentally friendly causes, such as Ocean Life Conservation to help protect our beautiful oceans and keep our beaches clean. Dedicated to doing her part to help decrease pollution and protect wildlife, Summer has influenced the public to join the ecofriendly movement, encouraging others to clean up our beaches and reminding everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle to conserve the beautiful ocean life. She is passionate about educating others on the importance of protecting our environment. While many do not realize the importance of ocean life conservation in protecting our planet, Summer reminds her peers and the youth community that littering puts wildlife—dolphins, whales, sea turtles and tropical fish—at risk of endangerment and extinction. Summer has traveled to the world’s top beach destinations to raise awareness throughout Fiji, Bali, Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica. She

many other achievements we have made to influence other states to get involved

continues in her mission to influence thousands to

in what they can do to help our planet be as healthy as possible. Being able to

join the eco-friendly movement and help protect our

travel the world and work with multiple environmental groups has been a big

beautiful ocean life from extinction.

achievement for me as I care so much about Mother Nature.

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

INSPIRATION:

During the past decade I have devoted most of my

Meeting people from all different parts of the world inspires me; it is so beautiful to

time to my passion of being involved in numerous

me to learn of different cultures and the people that come from all of these amazing

ocean conservation awareness charities, groups,

countries. That is what makes this world so inspiring. I love the people of Africa and

beach cleanups and missions all over the globe.

Indonesia—it is eye-opening to see how they live, what they eat, what motivates

Our universe is only getting more and more pop-

them, and learn their worldviews. I think just really getting out there and exploring

ulated and that population increase is causing our

this vast universe we live in is truly inspiring.

oceans to become more polluted with trash and plastics. Living in California, we are at the forefront

R&R:

of influencers to the rest of the country in green

I love to hike. Malibu has the best hiking and when I am out there hiking, I just

alternatives, such as banning plastic bags, straws,

take in deep breaths of air and the gorgeous views and just unwind. It’s good

GPS tracking of whales and other ocean life, and

for the body and mind.

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GIVING BACK

ARTICLE ALICIA DOYLE

Women’s Economic Ventures

Empowering Women in Business

WOMEN’S ECONOMIC VENTURES—ALSO KNOWN AS WEV—IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, SERVING VENTURA AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES, WHICH PROVIDES BUSINESS TRAINING, CONSULTING AND LOANS TO HELP ENTREPRENEURS START, GROW AND THRIVE IN BUSINESS. “WEV’s mission is to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women—while its programs are targeted at women, men are also encouraged to participate,” explains Nicki Parr, the organization’s Business Resilience Specialist.

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What makes WEV special is the quality of in-person service that is given and the strength of its community, such as clients, volunteers, donors or staff, Parr says, noting that “I love WEV” is a phrase “we are delighted to hear on a regular basis.” This was especially true in December 2017 when the Thomas

boulders from the Santa Ynez Mountains to flow down creeks and valleys into Montecito, moving at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. WEV quickly sprang into action, putting in place the capacity to make “Quick Response Loans” of up to $10,000, as well as secured funding to hire additional staff.

Fire blazed through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and was

“We were then able to provide economically impacted small

deemed the largest wildfire in modern state history. The timing

business owners with dedicated financial and business support;

was particularly unfortunate around the holidays, which is typi-

as well we help them navigate the government-funded disaster

cally the most profitable time for businesses.

loan applications,” Parr says. “Typically, there is very little assis-

“WEV recognized that many of its clients were struggling with cash flow and were in need of support,” recalls Parr, adding that

tance focused upon small businesses following a disaster—a fact that we are trying to help change.”

this became even more of an issue after the Montecito debris flow,

Thanks to a generous donation from Wells Fargo Bank, WEV gave

in which pouring rain following the Thomas Fire caused mud and

out 60 grants to small businesses in Ventura and Santa Barbara CONTINUED >

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(CON TI N U ED)

counties on the anniversary of the Thomas Fire, including

“In addition to the financial support, WEV has provided a

Stacey Moss, owner of Moss Botanicals in Ojai, who thanked

series of free trainings around business resilience to everyone

WEV for providing “a level of comfort and support in knowing I

that applied for the grants,” Parr says. Additionally, “WEV has

can move forward with marketing strategies to generate sales.”

provided several hundred hours of free advice and has col-

Claudia Rucker, owner of Aqua Skin & Nail Care in Santa

laborated with many different agencies and organizations to

Barbara, said receiving the business recovery grant “gave us the

advocate on behalf of—and provide support to—economically

valuable support, connections and funds that we needed so we

impacted business owners.”

could proactively implement new revenue streams that would help generate revenue outside of our brick and mortar retail store.” Liz Fish, owner of TwoFish Digital in Ojai, said the WEV grant “has been nothing short of life-changing,” adding that the money

Ultimately, WEV views small business “as being synonymous with community—by helping small business owners get stronger and more resilient, we can help communities become stronger and more resilient,” Parr emphasizes.

will be used to upgrade equipment, obtain business consulting,

Furthermore, “we are also huge proponents of financial

improve their marketing and plan for bringing on employees.

education and financial literacy, that individuals can feel more

“The money is helping us dream and plan for growth after com-

empowered and in control when they have a better grasp of

ing out of a rocky year, something I didn’t think was possible.”

their finances and what constitutes good financial behavior,”

For Jessica Simon Baggarly, owner of Tinkle Belle Diaper

she adds. “At the same time, we want to encourage everyone

Service in Santa Barbara, “this grant has allowed me to invest

to continue to support small businesses through their spend-

in growth. This is obviously key to success, but sometimes it's

ing habits to ensure that money is reinvested locally for the

a seemingly impossible step to take. We've brought on profes-

greater good of the community.”

sional help to ensure that our efforts are clear and effective. We now have a team working together to achieve our goals! This kind of support can be so rare.” In related efforts, WEV is planning to award 30 more grants in June to businesses that were impacted by the Woolsey Fire, which ignited in November 2018 and burned 96,949 acres of land.

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DECLARED THE OPIOID CRISIS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY. Approximately 130 people die  each  day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Every day, more than 1,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for misusing prescription opioids.  We are not far removed from this epidemic in our comfortable coastal communities— California had the second highest number of drug overdose deaths in 2016.  Additionally, the prevalence rate of opioid misuse/abuse is higher in Los Angeles County than the national average.  Local oral maxillofacial surgeon, veteran and faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry Dr. Max Moncayo shared what he and his team at Palisades Surgical Arts are doing to combat the crisis.  “We try to take steps to minimize the need for opioid prescriptions,” says Dr. Max. “One issue, especially with surgery, is that patients assume they need an extremely strong pain medication like a narcotic, or if they’ve been prescribed it before, that’s what they want.”   “We must educate our patients that the use of modern technology has reduced recovery time and pain from surgical procedures. Oral surgery 20 years ago is vastly different from surgery today, with different techniques and materials available.”

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HIGH TECH HEALING Dr. Max strives to be minimally invasive and utilize methods that accelerate healing, reducing the need for opioids. Most of his treatment includes wisdom teeth extractions, bone grafts, gum surgery, dental implant surgery, but he performs the full gamut of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Healing from this type of surgery can be uncomfortable, but here are some ways he and his team try to minimize pain and maximize healing.  The Periolase  MVP-7 is a dental laser that is essentially a “no cut, no sew” alternative to gum surgery. It helps initiate the healing/clotting process, resulting in faster recovery time. Dr. Max uses patients’ own stem cells to aid in their healing. L-PRF, which stands for “leukocyte and platelet-rich fibrin,” is used to optimize wound healing and facilitate a smoother, more comfortable process. Even a simple long-acting local anesthetic can eliminate the need for strong medications into the initial healing period. The longer a patient is comfortable after a procedure, less medication is needed to help manage post operative pain. Dr. Max outlines recently mandated measures in California to help alleviate the crisis, including  CURES, an online database with the Department of Justice, that requires prescribers to review a patient’s current and past use of controlled substances.  Also, as of January 2019, prescribers must discuss specific information with a minor’s parent (and obtain consent) if issuing a prescription with an opioid-containing substance. “These steps still aren’t enough,” Dr. Max explains. “Wisdom teeth removal is usually the first exposure to opiates for most adolescents—we need to do our best to limit that exposure since even the first use can lead to a lifetime of addiction.” Dr. Max teaches his students, residents and fellow providers to embrace new advances to limit exposure of our youth to these addictive drugs.

Palisades Surgical Arts is located at 881 Alma Real Dr., Suite. T4,in Pacific Palisades. Contact them at 424.346.0955 or learn more at PaliSurgicalArts.com.

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The festival benefits many nonprofit

ages are invited to enjoy vintage,

groups, raising more than $4.5 mil-

exotic and rare cars of all types.

CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

lion over the past three decades.

Photo opportunities are welcome;

CAStrawberryFestival.org

free and open to the public. FireballTim.com

Calabasas Civic Center

This premiere, two-day, outdoor event includes live entertainment and over 150 painters, sculptors, photographers,

jewelers

and

hundreds of other fine artisans, as well as children’s activities

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4TH ANNUAL OPERATION: RIDE FOR THE RED

ALLIED ARTISTS EXHIBIT & WINE TASTING

American Red Cross,

and more. The Calabasas Fine

836 Calle Plano, Camarillo

Arts Festival attracts over 15,000

Olympic cycling Gold Medal Winner

18471 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

collectors and art buyers each

and holder of 13 United States

The Allied Artists exhibit and sale

year. Free admission and parking.

National

Championship

features local artists' original rep-

CalabasasArtsCouncil.com

titles, Steve Hegg, hosts “Routes

resentational landscapes and sea-

through

Ventura

scape paintings of the Santa Monica

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County” to raise funds and aware-

Mountains National Recreation Area.

ness for the Ventura County Red

Fine wine tasting, music, snacks

AGOURA HILLS 8TH ANNUAL FIRE SERVICES & PUBLIC SAFETY DAY

Cross SAF (Service to the Armed

and a food truck will be onsite.

Forces). Riders choose from 100-, 60-

Allied-Artists.com

Cycling the

Riches

Rosenthal Wine Bar and Patio,

of

and 30-mile routes with rest stops,

Fire Station #89,

entertainment and lunch at the end.

29575 Canwood St., Agoura Hills

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TOPANGA BANJO & FIDDLE FESTIVAL

SQUEAK CARNWATH: HOW THE MIND WORKS

2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills

Frederick R. Weisman Museum,

jamming,

the Las Virgenes Municipal Water

Pepperdine University

dancing, clogging, children’s activi-

District, Lost Hills Sheriff Station as

Set to run through July 28, 2019,

ties, story tellers, handmade crafts,

well as local public safety entities

the exhibit showcases Bay Area

workshops, food trucks (or bring

will all have interactive activities.

artist

bold,

your own) and exhibits. Advance

AgouraHillsRec.org

colorful paintings that provide a

purchase tickets: $23 adults, $17

journey into the creative process.

juniors/seniors;

Arts.Pepperdine.edu

TopangaBanjoFiddle.org

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Los Angeles County Fire Department present a fire station open house, fire demonstrations, fun activities for children, food, and entertainment. Local organizations such as

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Squeak

Carnwath’s

Enjoy a full day of music, contests, folk

dancing,

free

flat-foot

parking.

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36TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, 93033

Enjoy strawberry shortcake, pies

FIREBALL TIM'S WHEELS & WAVES CLASSIC CAR EVENT Malibu Country Mart,

and funnel cakes or try strawberry

3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu,

We are always accepting sub-

nachos,

Auto enthusiasts show their col-

missions for events you'd like to

tama-

lections and the entire community

see included in our Calendar sec-

les and strawberry chimichangas.

is invited to join in to experience

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Strawberry smoothies, beer, margar-

eye-catching automotive inspira-

via

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tion. Families, kids and guests of all

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kabobs,

strawberries,

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