August 3 2018

I will forever be indebted to
It’s Just a Dog Thing
“All of their experience, knowledge, patience, natural affinity with dogs & enthusiasm, took Laila(my Boxer) from a disobedient, mischievous, devious, defiant, rebellious & naughty 2 year old dog, to an amazing, cooperative, obedient, family pet. Laila would not respond when called, door dashed, was aggressive towards men & jealous of other dogs. Shawn’s attention to detail ensured that Laila thrived utilizing positive methods to address her negative behaviors. Shawn took the time to make sure our entire household had interaction with her & taught the common language used during the training. Shawn updated me on Laila’s progress with texts/videos often. I highly recommend!” ~Jen Levinson
They board dogs too!
Today in History
The Nautilus, a nuclear powered submarine is the first submarine to cross the North Pole under water. (1958)
Grab Some Nuts Day
International Beer Day – First Friday in August
National Watermelon Day
Swim Clinics and Swim Team Tryouts
Malibu Canyon Aquatics is excited to announce tryouts for their USA Swimming Competitive Swim Team coming up on Saturday, Aug. 11th and Saturday, Aug. 18th at Calabasas High School. Tryouts will be held from 10-11:30am both days. For more information, contact Head Coach Andy Copley at They are also still taking swimmers for their two, week-long swim clinics! MACAnics clinics are open to all swimmers who are at least comfortable in the water from ages 6 and up and will take place Aug. 6th-10th and Aug. 13th-17th. For more info and to register for the
Every Lunch Matters Provides Food Vouchers To Hungry Students In LBUSD
My stepsister, Mary Sramek, founded Every Lunch Matters when she realized students were going hungry in LBUSD. The policy of the district is to restrict students who do not have money or credit to a milk & a piece of fruit. She was determined to make it easy to help hungry kids at school. Your donation can be made to your school of choice. If your choice has received enough donations to satisfy the needs of the hungry students at that particular site for a month, your donation will be redirected to the “most needy” category. 100% of your tax deductible donations go towards food vouchers for hungry students. Partnership opportunities available. Email
RightEye at Alpert Vision Care
This AWESOME cloud-based eye-tracking technology system/software allows providers to test:
– Neuro Vision – A 15-second concussion test that helps health care providers more clearly understand the severity of a patient’s head trauma & better assess recovery over time.
– Essential Vision – A comprehensive category of core vision tests that is expected to one day replace standard vision screenings.
– Performance Vision – A set of vision tests to help athletes by assessing vision strengths and identifying areas of vision that can be improved to enable them to reach maximum performance levels.
Dr. Alpert at is beyond amazing. Check out his Yelp reviews:
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Get Produce Straight From Farms, Delivered Right To Your Door, For 30-50% Less Than Grocery Store Prices!
I ordered it and there is NOTHING imperfect about it! SO impressed! Did you know that 20% of the fruits and vegetables grown in the US never make it to grocery stores, often because of how they look? At Imperfect, they believe that there is no reason to waste perfectly good fruits and vegetables. All boxes are customizable-you pick your produce and how often it arrives. Get $10 off by visiting You will not be disappointed!
Special Event Icon  Pacific Palisades Townhome for Rent
Newly renovated Pacific Palisades Townhome available for rent. 3 beds 2 baths plus huge bonus room with 70 inch TV included. Pool. Private park access. Text Wendy at 310-405-1655.
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation
This 501 (c) Nonprofit organization focuses solely on rescuing severely abused dogs and dogs from the meat trade throughout Asia. The dogs are rescued and given rehabilitation services. They work to find them their fur-ever families. Join the movement and volunteer and/or adopt! Call (747) 998-5568 for more info.
14456 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, 91433
Instagram – @animalhopeandwellness
A Gem Of An Educational Program
Paola Gancman, CPC – Certified Professional Coach Coaching Parents, Teens and Young Adults
End Of Summer Workshop For Students (going into 6th, 7th and 8th Grade) in Sherman Oaks. Get Organized And Ready For School! Executive functioning and organizational skills are expected and critical for success in school but not always taught for students to have by the time they reach Middle School. This workshop will give your teen the information and the tools they need before school begins. Two Dates. $40 per student.
Materials & Snacks included – Limited Space. Sign up at:
GREAT Gardener Lead
Highly Recommended by Jen Levinson –
“Reynaldo Luna has been our gardener for 11 years and does a truly terrific job. Dependable, reliable and knows how to take care of the yard! I have referred him to SO many other Jens List members and EVERYONE loves him! He can trim trees too! Call him at 818-802-0025.”
Eye to Eye Parenting, A Positive Discipline Approach
Aug. 8th
Join Eye to Eye Parenting for a free introduction to their Positive Discipline Series coming to A Mother’s Haven in the Fall. Eye to Eye Parenting and it’s programs are based on the internationally recognized Positive Discipline program. This multi-week series helps parents raise responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. Through interactive exercises and giving hands-on tools to use immediately, this series is a great next step in your parenting journey.
Sunday Program – Noah Purifoy
Aug. 5th from 2-4pm
The Zimmer celebrates the birthday of acclaimed artist and wizard of Assemblage Sculptures, Noah Purifoy. From The Watts Tower Arts Center to The Joshua Tree Outdoor Museum, Noah Purifoy’s unique vision has certainly left its mark in Southern California. Come honor this inspiring individual’s accomplishments by creating your own sculptures from found materials. Aside from museum admission, this program is free to the public.
New West La Resale Boutique & Kids/Adults Zone
Open Monday-Saturday from 11am-5pm
Clubhouse Exchange is your new home for community and recycled high-end kids fashion. The curated outfits are offered at two low prices, $15 & $25. They also have a membership program comprised of an Adults Zone & Kids Zone. The Adults Zone is a shared workspace and relaxation zone with complimentary WIFI. The Kids Zone features an imaginative selection of revolving educational toys conducive to interactive age-appropriate play. As a bonus three times a week a babysitter comes! The competitive pricing includes the entire family (no additional charge per sibling). Clubhouse Exchange also has mommy and me classes and unique children’s classes.
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Kol Tikvah Early Childhood Center Community Celebration
Saturday, August 4th from 10am-12pm
Come for indoor and outdoor activities, including music, arts and crafts in the art studio, and a jumper! The fun will begin on the ECC yard, followed by a Tot Shabbat Service and a child-friendly snack. This is also a great opportunity to see the school and program in action!
Party Help: This Time You Enjoy the Party
Stop trying to do it all by yourself. Karen can do anything from set up, to preparing food, to serving – as well as the dreaded clean-up. Enjoy yourself for once and let her do all of the running around. She is available for both small gatherings including office parties, backyard BBQ’s, birthday parties and lunches or larger scale events including weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and anniversary celebrations. Karen used to be in the catering business, and is currently a part time teacher. Amazing references upon request. Or go to YELP! Email or call (818) 445-1749.
Facebook @ Karen’s Party Help
Instagram @karenspartyhelp
Awesome Electrolysis Lead
If you want permanent hair removal, there’s only one solution. Electrolysis. It enables safe, permanent results. This totally unique and patented Integrated System of hair removal works instantly and permanently. The root of the hair is destroyed, so each hair will never grow back. It works safely on any hair and skin color and, remarkably, the Lucy Peters system is effective for curly and ingrown hair. Call Maryam at 818-585-1318. I HIGHLY recommend!!
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The Help Group Summit 2018 – Advances and Best Practices in Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th at Skirball Cultural Center
Register Now for Super Early Bird Rates. This cutting edge conference for parents and professionals, will feature leading experts autism, learning disabilities and ADHD. Each year, the program provides a rich and informative experience to its attendees. Continuing education credits available. For detailed Summit information and a full list of presenters and registration, visit