SoCal NatGeo Premiere of Science Fair
Oct02

SoCal NatGeo Premiere of Science Fair

By Kimberly Schmidt     If you’re worried about the world that today’s youth will be inheriting, the documentary Science Fair is the antidote to that. Given the support they need, it’s the kids that might just save us.   Filmmakers Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster follow nine students (and one teacher) as they prepare to compete at the “Olympics of Science Fairs,” known as ISEF (International Science and...

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Camila Alves on the Red Carpet
Jan26

Camila Alves on the Red Carpet

  When Camila Alves graces the red carpet  this season with husband Matthew McConaughey, she will  once again make it look effortless. But, she says, don’t be fooled, it doesn’t come easy. It’s an all day process each time and one that she says takes the assistance of an entire team.   “It’s great to play dress up and have people make you look better than when you wake up in the morning, but it takes a lot of work,” Alves...

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Honoring the Honorable

Air Force veteran Warren Weinstein enjoys Monday mornings at the West Hills Wendy’s fast food restaurant where, for more than a decade, a group of about 75 Southern California veterans calling themselves Wings Over Wendy’s has been meeting to swap war stories and camaraderie. “I’m in awe of some of these gentlemen,” Weinstein says. “They’re in their 90’s, and being a pilot, particularly a B-17 and B-29 pilot, I was talking to some of...

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Jennie Garth: So Cal Life Mag Cover Story
Nov17

Jennie Garth: So Cal Life Mag Cover Story

When Jennie Garth puts on a hard hat, she means business — a powerful lady engaged in the complete renovation of a Hollywood Hills home for her three kids, calling the shots in front of a crew and the television viewers of HGTV’s The Jennie Garth Project. For Garth, it’s an opportunity to empower women everywhere, the way her dad showed her growing up. She’s worked on other homes before, although never done a...

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A Loving Oasis for Abused Horses
Nov01

A Loving Oasis for Abused Horses

Hundreds of horses suffering from the worst kinds of abuse, hunger and neglect have been given a second chance under the loving care of Susan Peirce, a Chino Hills business consultant who runs Red Bucket Equine Rescue. In the November issue, Southern California Life pays a visit to Peirce’s 4.3-acre oasis nestled in a valley not far from housing developments and big box stores, where horses recover from physical and emotional scars...

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Kylie Hughes’ California Sound

New pop recording artist and fourth generation Malibu local, Kylie Hughes had the Ivy at the Shore restaurant in Santa Monica packed shoulder-to-shoulder and swaying for her recent album listening party and live performance. Known for her California surf vibe, Kylie came up with her own original sound – “Calipopicana” – stemming from her Malibu, California roots. Her retro-style mixed with styled pop melodies and a little country and...

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