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Buff on the Boulevard

WRITTEN BY HEATHER DAVID Spin Wheels The bright and airy studio at Beatbike is the brainchild of 27-year-old venture capitalist-turned-fitness entrepreneur, Ashton White. “My original goal was to create the Starbucks of spin, meaning I want the workouts to be…

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Meet 8 women who are doing extraordinary things with their lives and—whether shattering glass ceilings or inspiring others—they’re making the world a better place. Here we share the reasons we chose them as well as some other noteworthy and interesting tidbits.

Tall Orders

WRITTEN BY DIANE HAITHMAN | PHOTOGRAPHED BY TAMEKA JACOBS This story began with a close encounter with a redwood tree on Fruitland Drive in Studio City. Could this be a young version of the famous giants that grow in Sequoia…

Buff on the Boulevard

WRITTEN BY HEATHER DAVID Spin Wheels The bright and airy studio at Beatbike is the brainchild of 27-year-old venture capitalist-turned-fitness entrepreneur, Ashton White. “My original goal was to create the Starbucks of spin, meaning I want the workouts to be…

Feeling Fine

PHOTOGRAPHED BY STARLA FORTUNATO Dr. Shira Miller is the founder and medical director of The Integrative Center for Health & Wellness, a concierge consultative service in Sherman Oaks. She specializes in replacing hormones that are lost (in both men and women) during…

Just A Doll

WRITTEN BY KATHLEEN LACCINOLE | ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTINE GEORGIADES She set me up. And I’m exhausted. The doll maker, originally named Bertha, was born to immigrants in New York’s lower east side. She attached the title of “Madame” to her…

Duly Noted

When moms Sharona Saltzman and Hadas Propper first met at their daughters’ Encino elementary school, little did they know they would become business partners. The idea stemmed out of small handwritten notes that Sharona would put in her daughter, Shayna’s,…

The Wild West

Reflecting on growing up in the ‘70s in Calabasas where much has changed—yet some of the simplest joys remain the same.

Summer Bonding

Day trips, alfresco dinners and family vacations are great, but if you want to really connect with your kid this summer, offer an opinion about things like who would win a fight between Superman and the Hulk.

The New Order

Two dads, two kids, three dogs and one thriving business. For the Horn-Masterson family, it is a tried and true recipe.

Divine Light

For over half a century Paul Ferrante has created custom, high-end lighting fixtures.

Secret Showcase

Home to a theatre company and the site of a bustling art gallery, discover the creative heart of the NoHo Arts District.

Petal Power

With planting season in full swing, Tom Carruth, curator of the legendary rose collection at The Huntington, shares his top five artistic varieties.

Miles of Art

Up-and-coming artist Miles Lewis prides himself on discovering and fostering creative talent.

Get Smart

Two money-saving ideas for becoming eco-friendly in the new year

Last Parcel Standing

This 1945 photograph documents a property known as “The Rancho” that at one time sprawled across most of modern-day Encino. The road in the foreground is Ventura Boulevard.

Comeback Couture

Stylists chime in on why shopping at consignment stores can be a smart—and even thrilling—experience.

From Russia With Rhythm

Artem Chigvintsev hasn’t yet won on Dancing with the Stars but the Studio City dweller insists he’s having a ball.

Concierge on Call

  INSTACART This shopping app allows users to order delivery from outlets ranging from Ralphs to Costco to Petco. The fee depends on size of order and the delivery time. Just like Uber, during busy times, expect surge pricing. To…

The Italian Job

Ask Saverio Posarelli where he learned to cook and you won’t hear the names of fancy cooking academies. “My grandmother. She was a Tuscan nonna and she cooked very simply—straight out of her garden.” He tends to do the same…

Picture It…

As a sommelier, I have been lucky enough to travel to most of the major wine-producing regions in Italy. When the villa rental company, The Thinking Traveller, invited me on a trip to Sicily, it gave me reason to pause.

Glass Master

HOLY VISIONS  It took Earl three months to refurbish the stained glass windows at Community Church at Holliston in Pasadena. “I really love the work I do on churches because it lasts. Plus, I know that…

Holding Out Hope

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE BOB HOPE LEGACY   Bob Hope may have gotten four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But from 1939 to his death at age 100 in 2003, the entertainer’s favorite place in Los Angeles was…

Unconventional Teen

With a friendly smile and a slightly awkward half-boy/half-man demeanor, Jack O’Dea comes off like a typical 18-year-old. But ask him about politics and anything that hints at “boyish” vanishes. “It is…

Sunday Strolling

Nestled between trendy Los Feliz and the suburbia of Glendale, Atwater Village has long been known as a sleepy working-class neighborhood of small bungalows and single-family stuccos. In the past 10 years though, a number of quirky and chic restaurants,…

The Great 'scape

If you commute in Sherman Oaks south of Ventura Blvd., chances are you’ve admired the movie-perfect colonial situated on a prominent corner lot along Valley Vista Blvd. In fact, that’s exactly how the Neely family discovered this 6,355-square-foot dream house,…

Profiles in Style

Cali-born designer Staci Woo and her team offer stylish garb and artistic inspiration.

Tradition of Good Taste

Ventura Blvd magazine and VB’s The Sauce writer Joshua Lurie expounds on the joys and surprises of nibbling his way across the Valley.

The Camping Kitchen

Roughing it never tasted so good. With a little help from our experts, go fish, forage and frolic to your heart's desire and still bring your A+ cooking game to the great outdoors.

Bay Tripper

Sausalito serves up cool eats, swell sailing and one incredible entertaining venue.

Home Hatched

Why the coop comes before both the chicken and the egg.

Decoding Vitamin D

A close-up look at the benefits of an essential vitamin and how to absorb it without getting sun damage

Chairman of the Board

From cost savings to curbing waste, Jered Standing schools us on the benefits of DIY meat butchering.

Night Rider

Mountain biking after dark? It sounds crazy, but as one nervous Nellie discovered, barreling across the hills after sunset is nothing short of euphoric.

Legal Eagles

When Paul Landau started looking for a second career 15 years ago, teaching seemed a natural fit. Paul, a former entertainment lawyer who had been laid off in a studio downsizing, had always connected well with kids (he has two…

Rising Star

John Lennon’s “Dear Prudence” has been covered by many artists, but Nina Shallman, just 20 years old, somehow manages a fresh, unique spin on the song. In the rendering on her debut album last year, Nina’s clear distinct voice travels…

Hidden Gem

​Toluca Lake used to be known as the home of Bob Hope (priced at $12 million, his five-acre compound is on the market) and the location of the exclusive Lakeside Golf Club where you can see A-list celebs like Justin…

The Pet Shrink

Part therapist, part trainer, animal behaviorist Michael Steinberg has been getting into the minds of cats and dogs for more than 30 years.

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Mon 25

Art Without Boundaries by CAO YONG: Citizen of the World

July 27 @ 10:00 am - December 14 @ 5:00 pm
Mon 25

Arsenic and Old Lace

August 26 @ 8:00 pm - October 8 @ 2:00 pm
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La Razon Blindada

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - October 15 @ 3:00 pm
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Walking to Buchenwald

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - October 21 @ 8:00 pm
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Grey Nomad

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - October 8 @ 6:00 pm

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3727 Meadville Dr., Sherman Oaks

3727 Meadville Dr., Sherman Oaks Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 | Sq. Ft: 4,877 | Year Built: 1957 Offering Price: $2,700,000 South of the boulevard contemporary view home on this quiet street & semi private driveway. Located in this highly sought after Sherman Oaks neighborhood…

11559 Laurelcrest Dr., Studio City

11559 Laurelcrest Dr., Studio City Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 | Sq. Ft: 2,355 | Year Built: 1964 Offering Price: $1,349,000 Set high in the verdant hills of Studio City, a masterful celebration of Mid Century design, circa 1964 awaits. Classic modernism with renovated elements &…