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Thousand Oaks Art Studio Is Going to Turn Your Kid into the Next Basquiat

Thousand Oaks Art Studio Is Going to Turn Your Kid into the Next Basquiat

If parents thought they had to drive to L.A. in order to expose their children to a “good” art program, they will want to consider a surprising resource in the heart of suburbia. The Arterie, directed by Cara Franke, specializes in process-oriented art where during each class, kids work with new mediums—learning the styles and […]

Rain Barrels and Compost Bins Available Through County Agencies

Rain Barrels and Compost Bins Available Through County Agencies

(The following is from a press release) Ventura County Community for a Clean Watershed and the Ventura County Integrated Waste Management Division are offering 50-gallon, gravity-fed rain barrels and 55-gallon compost bins at reduced prices. Their rain barrel and compost bin program is designed to encourage residents to conserve water and recycle garden and food […]

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Dec 15-2, Mercury Retrograde…Again; Dec 19-Jan 8

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Dec 15-2, Mercury Retrograde…Again; Dec 19-Jan 8

by Nick Newmont Saint Nick (not me) and all the shippers has asked me to remind all of you that Mercury retrograde is upon us. In case you have not been watching your spiritual calendar, Hanukkah begins on the 24th. So we have Hanukkah and Christmas on top of each other! Where does Mercury retrograde come […]

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Nov. 17-23, Uranus Retrograde Revisited

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Nov. 17-23, Uranus Retrograde Revisited

by Nick Newmont Ninety percent of we astrologers saw Hillary Clinton being elected due to the current “popularity” in her chart because of all of the planets in her tenth house. And it is true that she won the popular vote but was not elected president. With Uranus retrograde, one thing that is predictable is unexpected […]

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Nov. 3-9: Election Day-The Final Outcome

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Nov. 3-9: Election Day-The Final Outcome

by Nick Newmont This is the final article on the election, thankfully. I have been asked about it the entire year, publicly and privately and I am ready to move on to new topics. Here’s why. Have you ever sized up the NFL teams headed into playoffs and really looked forward to the Super Bowl, realizing […]

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

by Nick Newmont A New Moon will occur on Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, at 10:38 a.m. PST. A new lunar cycle begins with a New Moon in Scorpio. This cycle presents a good time to commit to personal goals that portray the positive sides of Scorpio. Since this is the last New Moon before election day, I […]

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Oct 20-26, The Sun in Scorpio, Oct 22-Nov 21

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Oct 20-26, The Sun in Scorpio, Oct 22-Nov 21

by Nick Newmont This week we take a break from the political circus to simply looking at the movement of two key planetary positions: the Sun–how and where we direct our consciousness–and Venus, our approach to love and passion. The Sun moves into Scorpio on October 22nd at 4:34pm PDT. When the Sun transits Scorpio the […]

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Planetary Positions That Affect the Upcoming Election, Saturn in Sagittarius

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Planetary Positions That Affect the Upcoming Election, Saturn in Sagittarius

by Nick Newmont Part 2 Last week I wrote about the political mud-slinging and childish behavior. Now that all mud has been used, I’m waiting for one the candidates to respond with “Sticks and stone…” Seriously? Let’s look at how Saturn will affect the outcome of the election. Saturn rules the tenth house and represents reality, […]

New MOPS on Fridays at the Bridge in Newbury Park

MOPS Comes to Newbury Park on Fridays

Mothers of PreSchoolers: A new MOPS will be starting on Friday morning in Newbury Park! (Oct. 7th) MOPS is a place to connect with other moms of young children in the community to encourage, equip and enjoy this stage of life and to help each other realize your potential as mothers, women and leaders. Meetings […]

A knight in shining armor was a focal point at one booth.

Photo Gallery: Malibu Arts Festival Features the Fun, Famous and Fantastical

Considered a fan favorite every summer, the Malibu Chamber of Commerce held its 45th annual Malibu Arts Festival at the Civic Center last weekend. Featuring over 200 artisans and craftsman, the event showcased a unique collection of artwork, including a knight in shining armor and a plane fuselage. Enjoy highlights in our photo gallery.   […]