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Dad might be the big strong guy who shows up to squash the bugs, fx whatever is
broken and makes us feel protected. Other times he is the person who works hard and
we wish we could spend more time with. Sometimes dad is the funny guy who makes
us laugh and plays sports with us. Whatever type of male role model you have, they all
need to be appreciated.
If you have a great dad or know a great dad, let us know about him. We have some
tickets for you to treat him to MB2raceway or Muvico Teatre to show him how spe-
cial he is. Email us a photo of you two and a note on why he is special. We will send
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Kids grades 3rd-6th grade are invited to a Math Competition to be held at
Mathnasium of Tousand Oaks for National TriMathlon Day
Mathnasium will host its frst annual
National TriMathlon Day on Saturday,
May 14 along with more than 200 par-
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Registration for Mathnasium’s TriMath-
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in 3rd-6th grades attending public,
private, or home school. Te event is
intended to create excitement among area
students and schools.
Te TriMathlon consists of three chal-
lenges: Te Counting Game, Magic
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Questions become progressively more
difcult for students in higher grade lev-
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Along with medals for 1st, 2nd, and
3rd place winners, each participant will
receive a certifcate of achievement for
their involvement. National TriMathlon
winners will be selected from the top
three scorers in each grade level from all
participating Mathnasium locations. Te
12 national winners will receive honors
and more than $10,000 in cash prizes.
Mathnasium’s National TriMathlon Day
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and celebrate the accomplishments of
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North Ranch
FamilySpotlight: Zuhdi Sardar
Te artist next door
By Jodai Saremi, DPM Photographed by Marvin Steindler
North Ranch Living recently caught up with Zuhdi Sardar, a
long-time North Ranch resident and local artist, as he wrapped
up a project for NBC studios. Although he considers himself
retired, Sardar frequently does consulting work for the studios.
Best known in the entertainment industry as a journeyman with
an invaluable fund of knowledge, he has painted innumerable
canvases for television scrims, and creates sets from Styrofoam,
plaster of Paris and foam molds; his work also hangs in Jay
Leno’s illustrious garage housing his extensive car collection.
During an interview at his home, Sardar discussed his work and
life philosophy that drives his creative explorations.
Wandering the halls and rooms of his home, Sardar narrates a
timeline of his career as an artist, noting the various styles and
“periods” of his artistic expression outside the entertainment
industry’s sets, from brightly colored shaped canvases of the
70’s, to representational expressionism of his unique cheesecloth
and fberglass sculptures, and the realism of his molded fabric
and polyurethane orchids series. Te broad reach of his interests
is remarkable, especially when one learns the story of the odys-
sey that is his life.
A graduate of the school of fne arts in Baghdad, Iraq, Sardar
was not allowed to portray his Kurdish ancestry in any of his
work. Even as an art student in Paris for two years, directors at
the American Center for Students and Artists in Paris banned
him from saying he was a Kurdish artist. In Baghdad, at the
Friends of the Middle East Cultural Center, Sardar’s paint-
ings of Kurds in traditional costume were removed; he was only
allowed to show landscapes. Everywhere he turned, he was
blocked from freedom of expression.
But, fortune smiled on him as an émigré from Iraqi Kurdistan,
when Sardar visited Washington D.C. in the late 1960’s. A rela-
tive of his who worked for Hargrove, Inc. (specializing in events
and displays), encouraged him to apply for a job. Unable to work
freely as a Kurd under the Iraqi government’s relentless ethnic
persecution, Sardar took him up on the ofer. He was given his
green card and residency in the U.S. through the company.
Crisscrossing the U.S., from D.C. to Monterrey, Calif. and then
to Colorado and Minnesota (where his frst wife, whom he mar-
ried in 1971, had family ties), Sardar found work as an artist in
an assortment of places: He painted murals for General Electric
and the Central City Opera and worked on sets for NBC and
ABC studios. Even in the midst of his active life here with two
children (a son and daughter), a divorce, and then marriage to
Judith Cohen, the plight of his people was never far from his
mind.
Employing many diferent types of media, his art refects both
the violence of men against each other (movingly represented
in his sculptures of Kurdish torture victims from Sulamaniyah)
and also the good things in life (such as the love of a father for
his son, as portrayed in the sculpture, Father & Son). He catego-
rizes the Sulamaniyah pieces as belonging to a Dark Side of the
Elements series, but is currently working on a series of paintings
that he calls the Bright Side of Elements. Tese paintings depict
lithe dancers emerging from the centers of larger-than-life
tulips and orchids. “Te idea of connectedness motivates me
because I feel good about people. My art is afected by the posi-
tive things I see,” says Sardar. “Even the ugliness of life is inter-
esting in art if it’s executed uniquely,” he says.
Tough Sardar believes that a good artist’s work must be inno-
vative, with the artist “standing with one foot in the future and
one in the present,” he doesn’t believe art has to have a political
or spiritual message all the time. “It can be entertaining, color-
ful and pleasing too. Te artist can open a door to something
you’ve never seen or felt before.”
Essentially, he believes that art serves humanity and conveys a
message of awakening. “It makes you aware,” says Sardar, who
also explores conveying his messages through photography and
writing when he can’t fnd time to be in his studio. “If you have
a cause, it [art] never ends—things come to you,” he says.
Visit www.ZuhdiSardar.com to view his body of work, includ-
ing his most recent publication, Inspiration Out of the Blue (Ivy
House Publishing, 2004). Or stop by 800 Gallery on Lanker-
shim Boulevard in North Hollywood. To meet Sardar himself, if
he isn’t in the gallery or studio at home, look for him puttering
in his eclectic garden or exercising with his wife, Judith, at the
Spectrum. Becoming acquainted with this gentle soul is a true
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Does Your Smiling Face Give Away More Tan You Tink?
security news
By Scott Nelson
Geotags—bits of data added to electronic images that indicate
where they were taken—are automatically embedded in smart
phone images and pictures taken using certain digital cameras.
Criminals and other unsavory characters can use this informa-
tion in a number of ways, from stalking unsuspecting victims to
casing homes for valuable items or vacationing owners before a
burglary.
Tat’s the bad news. Te good news is that you can turn of
the global positioning system (GPS) function on your smart
phone and digital camera and thwart the eforts of these savvy
crooks. Websites such as “I Can Stalk You” (www.icanstalku.
com) provide instructions for disabling this function on many
popular devices. Also, take the time to educate your family and
friends—if they do not take the same precautions, their pictures
may inadvertently give away the information that you are trying
so hard to protect.
Scott Nelson is the president of Security & Risk Management
Group, LLC (SRMG) in Westlake Village, California, and
an adjunct professor at the George Herbert Walker School of
Business & Technology (SBT) at Webster University. He was
previously a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) ofcer; a senior execu-
tive in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and the vice
president of security for both Warner Bros. Studios and Time
Warner Inc. For more information, visit www.srmg-link.com or
contact him directly at scottnelson@srmg-link.com or 818-482-
0540.
Warm regards,
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President Security & Risk Management Group, LLC
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Business Beat
Pacifc Rim Home
Create a tranquil home interior with Asian elegance.
By Jodai Saremi, DPM
Pacifc Rim Home
31139 Via Colinas, #203
Westlake Village, Calif. 91362
Phone: (818) 338-3386
Business hours:
Tues – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: by appointment
Website:
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Elyssa Parton’s talent for interior design has roots in her fam-
ily’s afnity for creativity in the arts and home furnishings.
Growing up on the sets of such flms as Te Pink Panther, Pil-
low Talk and Operation Petticoat (all of which were authored by
her father), and spending time with her grandparents at their
furniture store, Parton was introduced to design concepts which
honed her sense of style. Although she frst started working
in the fashion industry, where she gained experience in put-
ting together chic, elegant clothing lines and accessories, the
dream of opening a store began to germinate. With the help of
friends and family, the idea morphed and developed into a fur-
niture store. Along the way, Parton had become charmed by the
“romantic, seductive quality” of Asian accessories and furniture.
With Pacifc Rim Home,Parton created an outlet for her love of
all things Asian.
Providing quality Chinoiserie and oriental furnishings became
the cornerstone of Parton’s business in 1984 when she opened
her frst Asian furniture store in Las Vegas. Twenty years later,
after assisting her husband in establishing HP Associates con-
struction and design, she moved her store closer to home and
incorporated his work into her retail business. Today, in West-
lake Village, she ofers customers remodeling services along
with design options for a complete home makeover.
“Every room needs a little Asian [infuence],” says Parton
who fnds unique inventory through importers based in San
Francisco. Most of her items come from China, Indonesia
and Vietnam. In the past, she brought antiques in containers
directly from China, but since this became increasingly dif-
cult, she opted to fnd other avenues for stocking the store. She
also travels to New York, Atlanta and Las Vegas for gift shows
where she purchases items such as Tai Rain Drums, beautiful
Teena Leonardi silk wall hangings, Parvez Michel Giglée paint-
ings, and hand-carved Buddhas. Additionally, online, she ofers
unique Umano beads which are jewelry for the home made to
“inspire the spirit” with messages of happiness, longevity or
bliss. Tese items are made in California, as are one-of-a-kind
custom furniture pieces including beds, dressers, cofee tables
and dining tables. “Tere is no other design element that brings
in beauty, serenity and sophistication like an Asian accent piece,”
she says with conviction.
Parton actively uses her experience in the fashion and enter-
tainment industries. “I do believe fashion and home design go
hand in hand,” she says. “When planning out a client’s home, I
defnitely take into consideration the colors that they look good
wearing; after all, you want to look good sitting on your sofa!”
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Not a day goes by without someone stopping by the store to just
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“What started out as a retail store has become a place where my
customers come to relax, share a piece of chocolate or a fortune
cookie,” says Parton.
As a result, Parton feels fortunate to be part of “such a wonder-
ful community.” So, when representatives of local organizations
have approached her for contributions, she has been delighted
to comply. She supports the Wellness Community, Habitat for
Humanity, Westlake Women’s Club, MG & J Outreach Pro-
gram, and Relay for Life, and many others.
But her main goal continues to be helping people fnd perfect
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Health
&
Wellness
By Chris Stevenson
Fitness Can Be "CLASSy!"
Hey all, it’s the Boss of Fitness, back with another article to
help keep all of you empowered and educated in the confusing
world of health and wellness. Let's talk about how ftness can
be CLASSy. Fitness classes are very popular and for good rea-
son. Tey generally ofer a combination of cardiovascular and
strength activities. Being in a group environment keeps people
motivated. Since there is such a class variety, you can constantly
mix it up, and variety of exercise is a key component for helping
people avoid as well as break through exercise plateaus. Here
are some quick explanations and benefts of some of the more
popular classes available in the area. You can use this glossary to
help you choose which class will suit you best!

Cardio Kickboxing - Challenging! Tis martial arts-based
class is a high intensity, high impact, full body workout. Plan
on lots of sweat and high caloric burn! Advanced kickboxing
classes take a decent amount of rhythm, and move at a fast pace.
“Newbies” need to ease into this or fnd a beginning or intro-
type class. It is a challenge, but the results are huge.
Barre Core - Lean! Tis is ballet, dance-based class. It is a lot of
volume (reps) and uses props such as dumbbells, bands and bars.
You get a lot of "burn" without a lot of impact, so you are ‘beat’
but not ‘beat up!’ Tis class is a great combination of cardio,
core, strength and stretching.
Bootcamp - Strong! Bootcamp classes can vary, but are usually
a well-rounded mix of calisthenics, cardio intervals and strength
training. Te difculty level can change based upon the instruc-
tor’s expertise and preferences. It is a great class for people of
all ftness levels because it is not rhythm-based, and it is easy to
take breaks and/or pace yourself. Defnitely a class that as your
ftness level improves, you can put more into and get more out
of it.
Zumba - FUN! Tis is a great class for people of all ftness
levels and ages. It is a low-impact, non-stop energizing calorie
burn. It does take a little bit of rhythm to do, but the choreog-
raphy is fun and easy enough to pick up fairly quickly. Te hour
fies by and you sweat your butt of and burn a good amount of
calories.
Yoga - Chill! Although yoga has many diferent levels, it is
consistently a good workout of the mind and body. It can be
slow-paced, and is great for posture, core and fexibility. You
are in control of many stationary body positions, making it very
easy to work at your own level. Don’t be fooled, however, by its
calming atmosphere, you will feel it for days afterward!

So use these descriptions to help select the class that is right for
you. Or better yet, let these descriptions prepare you for what
you’re getting into, and try them all. Te more you mix it up,
the better your results. Plus, with variation, you will avoid pla-
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FinancialFitness
Alternative Investments
By Mark Wendell
PlanMember Securities Corporation or Mark Wendell does not ofer alternative invest-
ments discussed in this article. Tis article is intended for educational purposes only
and is not intended to provide specifc investments advice or recommendations for any
individual. Individuals interested in such investments are advised to consult a qualifed
advisor for investment and tax advice. Tis is not an invitation to subscribe to alterna-
tive investments. To the extent permitted by law, no liability is accepted for any loss or
damage as a result of any reliance on this information.
Wall Street, world events, occupation, and personal life are the
sources of the daily bombardment of stresses. Will investing in
“alternative investments” help reduce this debilitating barrage?
No guarantee, but more meaningfully designed portfolios with
greater diversifcation and fewer correlated assets in an investor’s
portfolio should certainly help one sleep better at night. Te
reason is simple. Alternative investments provide the potential
to proft in both rising and falling markets. Te hard part is
fnding the appropriate alternative investment managers. Cur-
rently, there are over 6,000 companies and individuals who ofer
alternative strategies.
Tere are many examples of alternative assets: Art and
Antiques, Precious Fine Wines, Rare Stamps and Coins, and
Sports Cards and other collectibles. However, there are also
more traditional alternative assets including Hedge Funds, Ven-
ture Capital funds, REIT’s and Real Estate LP’s, Metals (Gold
& Silver), Specialty ETF’s, Private Equity, Long/Short Equity,
Managed Futures, Options, Commodities, Derivatives, Struc-
tured Products and Life Settlements.
Investors seeking more stable and consistent returns may diver-
sify into alternative assets to gain market exposure away from
traditional investments. Te real diferentiating factor is not
so much in what the investment funds may own, but in how
they invest and manage their positions. Additionally, the real
clear defnition lies not in the name or category, but in how
an investment behaves. Two tests to clarify the defnition of
alternative investments are: 1) Measurement of the lack of cor-
relation of market movements of assets to mainstream stock
and bond assets. 2) Measurement of the amount of alpha - the
return obtained that cannot be explained solely by a market’s
movement - that can be generated in a less efcient or less
liquid market. Te low correlation advantage is the reduction
in exposure to systematic market risk factors. Portfolio invest-
ment strategies seeking low correlations to systematic risks
are frequently referred to as absolute return strategies. Teir
key objective is to attain relative independence from the per-
formance of underlying traditional benchmarks. However,
this strategy may limit the upside in bull markets, but may be
desirable in negative market conditions due to a low correlation
portfolio design strategy.
Some specifc alternative assets may be less liquid than tradi-
tional investments. Terefore, they may have longer invest-
ment time horizon requirements and may add an element of
risk. Many alternative asset investments require the investor to
be an accredited investor, which defnes minimum thresholds
for income and net worth to participate. Finally, there may be
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additional costs, taxes and reporting implications which tradi-
tional investments do not possess.
While investing in ‘Alternative Assets’ traditionally have been
the province of wealthy investors, the evolution of global fnan-
cial markets and the development of new hybrid securities has
brought much more breadth and depth of investments for all
investors. Tey may now be added to portfolios of all sizes to
provide the beneft of meaningful portfolio design with optimal
asset allocation, and therefore, meaningful portfolio returns
resulting from a measurable degree of independence from cor-
relating systematic market risk factors.
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Wine Bar
By Tim Ready
the
Fontanafredda Barbera d'Alba
Briccotondo 2008, $15 list price
Always know that I have personally tasted these wines and I make sure my
local wine supplier has them in stock. Email me at tsready@yahoo.comif you
need help fnding it.
Always on the hunt for good wine values,
I happened to stumble upon a very popu-
lar grape from Italy known as Barbera,
which tends to be on the less expensive
side, but is great for everyday drink-
ing. Barbera grapes are the third most
grown type of grape in Italy. It tends to
be on the less expensive side compared
to a Nebbiolo grape since its vines have
a higher yield. Since it is less expensive,
it is generally grown in the cheaper, less
desirable sites in Piedmont, northwest-
ern Italy. In the area of Alba, not much
Barbera is grown but rather the Nebbiolo
grape is the largest under vine. My rec-
ommendation is from the Alba area, so
I thought it was a good story and after
tasting, a good value for 11 dollars.
Tasting notes are: Te nose is packed
with black fruit, especially blackberries
and plums, with slight spicy overtones
hinting at black pepper and cinnamon.
Sweet, soft tannins come together in a
closely-woven texture that merges with
the fruit, while a crisp freshness provides
a long, tasty fnish.
29 28 April North Ranch Living North Ranch Living April NeighborhoodNews
By Irene Marshall
Te North Ranch
Buncettes
Tey all live within walking distance of
each other and are more like family than
just neighbors. Tey each take a turn
hosting the night that sometimes has a
theme, when we met up it was a Valen-
tine's Day event. Te ladies make it as
simple as appetizers to a fully catered dinner depending on the
time of year and what type of party they want. Te thing that
impressed us so much about the group was the deep friendships
they have developed, all through Bunco. Tey have fun starting
the evening with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and the
game. It is beyond a social group and they embrace the difer-
Tis stylish group of amazing women have played Bunco together for 10 years.
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ences in each other. Tey have supported each other through
good times and tough times with bringing meals and com-
panionship for each other. From helping one another through
cancer, the loss of a loved one, marriage of a child, birth of a
grandchild, to a loss of one of their own members has helped
this group grow close. Te men in their lives go out for their
own dinner on Bunco night and have become friends as well.
Tese ladies are lucky to have found such a wonderful group of
friends that all started on their block in North Ranch.
Adrian Armour, Donna Dyer and Sandy Hlad
Donna Kenworthy, Linda Sandmore, Patricia Sica and
Marjorie White
Stormy Mathews, Deb Rees and Arlene Sims Bev Bankhardt, Marion Kraake and Betsy Stowater
Back row: Stormy Mathews, Donna Kenworthy, Patricia Sica, Linda Sandmore, Arlene Sims, Marion Kraake, Adrian Armour
Front row: Deb Rees, Bev Bankhardt, Sandy Hlad, Betsy Stowater, Donna Dyer, Marjorie White
31 30 April North Ranch Living North Ranch Living April
HOME-STYLED
From Trash to Household Treasures
By Marsha Webster, The@Home Groupie
Convert a kitchen stool into a night-
stand. If your feet have given your wood-
en, step stool a beating, give it a paint job,
then wrap and secure a tutu around the
seat’s edge. It’s an encore performance for
an outgrown costume, and an enchanting
addition to a little girl’s room.
Turn old calendar pages into gift wrap.
Make a birthday present more special by
taking a page from that calendar month
and circling the special day. To personal-
ize it even more, write your favorite quote
or inspirational saying in the space.
Make hooks out of old silverware.
Leave spoon-bending tricks to psychics
and magicians. For a more amazing feat,
repurpose mismatched and old fatware
by turning them into useful kitchen
hooks to hang oven mitts, dishtowels and
keys.
Repurpose wine glasses as candlehold-
ers. To cast romantic shadows at the din-
ner table, place a scented votive candle
inside and anchor it in a bed of sand or
small pebbles (it makes wax cleanup a
snap). Tese make for nice hostess gifts
as well.
Dress up your refrigerator with brooches. For most families,
posting reminders on the fridge is commonplace. Instead of
tossing out seldom worn or broken brooches, remove the pins
with a wire cutter, glue a magnet to the back of each, and then
use them to mount postcards, children’s artwork, or this week’s
grocery list.
More than 1 billion people will celebrate Earth Day on April
22 making it the largest civic observance in the world. Check
out conejovalleyguide.com for Earth Day events around Ventura
County and earthday.org for more reduce, reuse and recycle tips
to reduce your carbon footprint.
Join me next month for more quick ideas to “create the home
you’re a fan of ”. Have any home-living tips to share? Send them
to mrlwebster@yahoo.com.
Reduce, reuse, recycle is the mantra for the new millennium. One good thing about the sign of these times is that
Americans are becoming less wasteful and more mindful of conservation. So before you think about throwing items in
the trash, consider these ideas and turn them into household treasures.
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Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 11am—4pm
Join us for a tour of fve distinctively
designed kitchens and dining areas.
Talk with premier kitchen designers and
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veniently located in and around Westlake
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Boutiques & Bites 11am—5 pm North Ranch Community
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Browse the many unique and specialty boutiques you’ll fnd
under one roof, and sample complimentary bites of cuisine
from Boccaccio’s, Casa Escobar, Fins Seafood Grill, Grissini
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With spring in the air, the Westlake Village Junior Women's
Club would like to invite the community to come out on April
30 for a great afternoon of festivities and fundraising for local
charities in the Conejo Valley. While strolling through the
lush grounds of Te Gardens of the World, event goers will be
treated to wine, beer and food selections from some of the fnest
restaurants and wineries in our area.

Guests can look forward to gustatory delights from a diverse
selection of neighborhood eateries. Tis year’s line-up includes
Mastro’s Steakhouse, Zin Bistro, Adobe Cantina, Pikey’s
Pub, Bellini Osteria, Marmalade Cafe and many more.
On the wine front, Rolling Oaks Vineyard, Cliford Bay,
Firestone Wines, Hess, Joel Gott, Kenwood Wines are
some of the many vineyards coming to pour. Tere will
also be beer tasting from Pikey’s Pub and the new addi-
tion of cider being sampled by Wyder’s, Woodchuck and
Green Mountain. Experts from
the wineries will be on-hand to
discuss selections.

Te smooth beat of the reg-
gae band Rising Son will fll
the air as guests have a chance
to bid on a silent auction with
something for everyone. Tere
will be Dr Phil tickets, dining
experiences, skydiving, a Shave-it ice
party for 25, wine packages, museum
tickets, a Barkley Pet hotel overnight stay,
and golf, spa and beauty packages to name
just a few.

2nd Annual Sipping
in Springtime
By Erika Owens
NeighborhoodNews
Sipping in Springtime 2011 will be held on April 30 from 3:00-
6:00 p.m. at Te Gardens of the World, 2001 Tousand Oaks
Blvd., Tousand Oaks. Advance tickets are $55 per person, $65
at the door and include all food and wine tastings, a souvenir
plate and entertainment. Parking is available at the Civic Arts
Plaza for $8. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to
www.westlakejuniors.org or call 818-203-0633.

Te Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club is in its 42nd year
of fundraising and service in the Conejo Valley. Membership
is open to all women. Tis year’s event’s highlighted charity is
the New West Symphony Music Van. Te music van provides
enrichment for elementary age students for a hands on experi-
ence with various instruments. Te organization also raises
money for other Conejo Valley charities such as Senior Con-
cerns, Santa Comes to Westlake Food Drive, Hospice of the
Conejo and Make a Wish Foundation. For more information
on membership in the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club
visit their Website at www.westlakejuniors.org.
If you do volunteer work or are involved with a charity
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Lawn&Garden
Choose a Sunny Location
Tere's no better way to start than by
choosing a sunny spot for your garden.
Most vegetables need six to eight hours
of direct sun a day for best results. Leafy
greens like spinach and lettuce can thrive
with a bit less. Te ideal garden location
has loose soil that drains well. If your
soil isn't perfect, you can improve it over
time by adding organic matter such as
compost.
Raise the Beds
Next, measure and stake each garden
bed, and outline the beds with string.
To raise a bed, frst loosen the soil in the
bed using a shovel or a garden fork, then
shovel soil from an adjacent path onto the
bed. You can also stand in a pathway and
use a rake to bring up soil from the next
pathway. Smooth the soil on the surface
of the bed by raking.
Feed the Soil
I garden organically and try to address
the soil's long-term needs by supplying
plant nutrients with natural fertilizers
and compost. Building soil takes time,
and nutrients from most organic products
are released into the soil slowly. As I build
each bed, I broadcast several inches of
compost or natural fertilizers like decom-
posed chicken manure over the surface
and work it into the soil with my rake.
Direct-Sow
In early spring, a week or two before the
last frost, I sow beets, carrots, parsnips,
peas, radishes, Swiss chard and turnips, as
well as the many delectable salad greens
such as arugula, Asian mustards, cress and
leaf lettuce directly in the garden. Tese
greens grow particularly fast from seed.
After the last frost, I direct-sow beans,
corn and squash. Among herbs, dill and
cilantro are sure bets from direct-sown
seed.
Transplants
I always plant transplants of “cole crops”
-- broccoli, Brussels sprouts, heading cab-
bage and caulifower, as well as eggplant,
parsley, peppers and tomatoes. Tere
are several vegetables, such as summer
squash, lettuce and fall-planted broccoli,
that grow and produce equally well from
either seeds or transplants.
Easiest to Grow
I've found that the most reliable crops to
grow in much of the country are arugula,
beets, Swiss chard, green beans, leaf let-
tuce, parsley, peppers, radish, summer
squash and tomatoes. All adapt unusually
well to various regions if planted at the
right time for your region.
Time it Right
Te average date of frost in spring is the
key date to use in garden planning. If
you don't know the date for your region,
check with your local extension service or
a local nursery.
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1172 Deep Wood Dr. Custom $1,099,000 $1,017,000 01/21/11 46 4 3.5 3,074
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968 S. Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village 805-495-2768 23683 Old Calabasas Rd., Calabasas 818-224-2163 1125 Lindero Canyon, North Ranch 818-889-0191
Three Premiere
restaurants offering the
ultimate dining experience
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(805) 777-8403
1321 E Thousand Oaks Blvd (Behind Roxy’s Deli)
www.mathnasium.com/thousandoaks
$50 off
Comprehensive
Assessment
Expires 4/30/11
Why settle for
anything else?
• We specialize in, and teach only math
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"A Taste of magic"
Merl i n' s Ki tchen
818-597-0016 • 31139 Via Colinas Ste #208 • Westlake Village
C ateri ng A l l Oc c a s i ons
Corporate, Wedding, Bbq, Bar/bat Mitzvah, Cocktail Parties
C ateri ng From 2 To 2000
Take out Di nner Ava i lable For Any Si ze Event
- 24 Hours Not i c e
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Saturday, April 16 & 17
Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks-Heart and Soul Tour
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue, Holly-
wood, CA 90068
When: 7:30pm
Rock legends Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks are set to tour the US
together! Two of the greatest names in music join forces to create
one of the most anticipated concert experiences to date.
For more information: 323.850.2000
Saturday, April 16
Earth Day Celebration and Concert
Where: Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach
When: 11am-4pm
Come and celebrate Earth Day with V.O.I.C.E. and the City of Man-
hattan Beach Parks & Rec. for a day of Music, Eco-Friendly Shop-
ping, Food, Kid's Activity Walk, Eco Quiz, and local Environmental
Hero Award. Ride your bike to the event and get free bike valet.
For more information: www.eventful.com/losangeles/events
Sunday, April 17
The Temptations
Where: The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
When: 6pm
One of the most successful singing groups of all time, The Tempta-
tions have been as important to R&B as the Beatles are to Rock
and Pop. The group has sold tens of millions of albums around
the world. Over the course of their career, The Temptations have
released four Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles and 14 Billboard R&B
#1 singles. Their material has earned them three Grammy Awards.
Also, three classic Temptations songs, "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud to
Beg," and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," are among the Rock & Roll
Hall Of Fame's "500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll".
For more information: 818. 879.5016
Wednesday, April 27
WilliamSonoma Culinary Activities: Breakfast Comforts
Where: 350 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
When: 10am-9pm
No matter what your mood, you'll fnd inspiration for every palate
and every occasion, for a casual family breakfast to a lazy Sunday
brunch with friends.
For more information: (805) 495-2032
Saturday, April 30
2nd Annual Sipping in Springtime
Where: The Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks
When: 3pm – 6pm
The Westlake Village Junior Women's Club would like to invite the
community to come out on April 30 for a great afternoon of festivi-
ties and fundraising for local charities in the Conejo Valley. While
strolling through the lush grounds of The Gardens of the World,
event goers will be treated to wine, beer and food selections from
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some of the fnest restaurants and wineries in our area. The smooth
beat of the reggae band Rising Son will fll the air as guests have
a chance to bid on a silent auction with something for everyone.
Sipping in Springtime 2011 will be held on April 30 from 3:00-6:00
p.m. at The Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thou-
sand Oaks. Advance tickets are $55 per person, $65 at the door and
include all food and wine tastings, a souvenir plate and entertain-
ment. Parking is available at the Civic Arts Plaza for $8. For more
information or to purchase tickets, go to www.westlakejuniors.org
or call 818-203-0633.
Saturday, May 7
The Songs of Patsy Cline
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue, Los
Angeles, CA 90012
When: 8pm
Patsy Cline was one of country & western’s most distinctive voices,
and in this special evening, contemporary songbirds celebrate her
classic songs. Settle in to hear “Crazy,”“I Fall to Pieces,” and Cline’s
many other hits, as performed by vocalists inspired by her soulful
melodies and poignant, timeless lyrics.
For more information: 323.850.2000
Thursday, May 12
B-52’s
Where: The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
When: 8pm
It would be tough to imagine the contemporary musical landscape
existing without having encountered the intersected spirits of The
B-52's. They have come a long way since their revolutionary 1979
self-titled debut, featuring the evergreen "Rock Lobster." Other
hits include: "Love Shack" and "Roam." Guitarist Keith Strickland
describes the band's sound in 2010 as, "Loud, sexy rock 'n roll with
the beat pumped up to hot pink."
For more information: (818) 879 - 5016
Send any calendar submissions 2 months in advance to gayle.barnes@n2pub.com
ASIAN FURNISHINGS
Grand Opening of an additional warehouse
store open to the public #404
Antiques, Period Pieces and Reproductions • Furniture-Vases-Gifts
818-865-8257 • 31149 Via Colinas #609 • Westlake Village, CA 91362 • www.myasianfurnishings.com
Hours Tues. - Sat. 10 - 6, Sun. 11-5 , closed Monday
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And we thank our
generous sponsors:
All Proceeds Ben ef it Assist an ce Leagu e®of Con ej o Valley
Tour Tickets: $33 on line - Go to www.alcv.net & click on Kitchens & Cooks Box OR
$35 by Mail - Call (805)379-5686 OR $40 on May 15 at North Ranch Community Centre
Free Admission to Boutiques & Bites Event
North Ranch Community Centre
1400 North Westlake Boulevard
Westlake Village, CA 91361
11am—5 pm
“boutiques & bites”
Stop, Shop, Eat & Relax at
cooks tour
kitchens &
Explore the Day!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Browse the many unique and specialty boutiques you’ll find under one roof, and sample complimentary bites of cuisine from
Bellini Osteria, Boccaccio’s, Casa Escobar, Fins Seafood Grill, Grill on the Alley, Grissini Ristorante,
Let’s Get Cookin’, Rustico Restaurant, Sweet Arleen’s, Tifa Chocolate, Vom Fass and more!
~Tour Five Distinctively Designed Kitchens and Dining Areas~
~Talk with premier kitchen designers~
~View beautiful table settings and floral arrangements~
~Private Residences Conveniently Located in and around Westlake Village~
(Participating Restaurants Subject to Change)

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