Out & About

Connecting a Caring Community Hosts Buddies and Books

Lisa Kodimer, co-founder and executive director of Connecting a Caring Community, recently hosted a fundraising event in the driveway of her residence. “Buddies and Books” offered volunteers an opportunity to make adorable stuffed animals and donate children’s books. The event was designed to raise funds for North Hills Prep, a school that educates and graduates students whose social and […]

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NLYM West Valley Chapter Holds Snack Drive

Mothers and sons from the West Valley Chapter’s National League of Young Men (NLYM) class of 2024 hosted a snack drive for Goodies to Go on Saturday, January 16, in the parking lot of Rodeo Realty in Calabasas. With the help of their friends, clients, family members, neighbors, and peers, the freshmen boys collected over […]

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NCL TickTockers Continue to Support Community

Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, members from the National Charity League, Inc., San Fernando Valley Chapter (NCL, Inc.) continue to serve NCL’s mission and its commitment to community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences, contributing over 1,400 hours since May 2020. This year’s theme, Let Passion Lead, has created further inspiration to take action and […]

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Louisville Hosts 6th Annual Family Trivia Night

Like other schools in Los Angeles County, Louisville High School’s students have been learning remotely this year. While Louisville’s staff prepares to return to campus, they have gone to great lengths to build the fellowship that has always been a defining feature of their community. Saturday, February 6, was their most recent event—the Dads Club […]

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Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser in Calabasas

While the Annual October Hadassah Breast Cancer Event looked a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that didn’t affect the dedication and enthusiasm of the event’s organizers and participants. This year’s event, entitled “Memory Makeover & More for a Cure,” took place over a Zoom webinar featuring actress and cancer advocate Marilu […]

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The Murphy Auto Museum Grand Re-Opening

Prior to COVID-19, the Murphy Auto Museum, located in Oxnard, celebrated a grand re-opening event after moving its location to a more intimate and modern facility. The museum showcases stunning classic Americana automobiles and houses the Fireball Gallery, where local artists display their talents within the automotive niche. The gallery occasionally rotates to new artists […]

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The Improta Team’s Annual Hidden Hills Calendar

Compass Realtors Jason and Missy Improta love representing sellers and buyers in the luxury and ultra-luxury real estate space. One of their favorite aspects of the job is getting to know the wonderful people in the community–along with their furry friends. When they discovered just how many unique pets there are in Hidden Hills, they […]

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19th Annual Casa Pacifica Spotlight on Style Fashion Show – A Virtual Hit

The Casa Pacifica Angels Spotlight on Style Fashion Show returned for its 19th year via virtual platform on Saturday, November 21. Susan and Ken Bauer returned as hosts for the revamped event featuring returning fashion designer Kevan Hall. Hall showcased his beautiful 2020 collection in an exclusive pre-recorded fashion show with a behind-the-scenes look at […]

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Connecting a Caring Community Holiday Shopping Boutique

The ongoing work of Connecting a Caring Community, the “Legacy of Giving” fund in honor of Marty Goldstein, hosted its 5th Annual Holiday Shopping Boutique benefitting the patients and families at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. This year’s event was organized by co-founder Lisa Kodimer and took place in Calabasas. Many people also participated online. Each […]

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THE Foundation Presents Comedy Live!

With fundraisers and events on hold and families learning to adjust to online school and stay-at-home orders, The Foundation has been working hard to keep spirits up and families looking forward. On Saturday, October 24, under the direction of Board Member Nicola Galassi, and with 100% COVID-safe live-stream production by Martin Zitzelberger, The Foundation for […]

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Fun and Fitness

We started 2020 with New Year’s Resolutions
and ended up gaining the
“Quarantine 15.” With indoor activities
limited due to stay-at-home orders and
closures of indoor gyms and other activity
venues, our community had to get
creative with their exercise and fitness
routines while staying safe and healthy.

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Safe Passage Heals Celebrates 20 Years

Safe Passage Heals celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, December 5, with a black tie gala for its champions and sponsors by hosting an exclusive al fresco dinner and empowerment fashion show at a private estate in La Serra Ranch, Newbury Park. Trish Steele, founder and CEO, emceed the evening, sharing her personal experiences and […]

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