Held Sunday, June 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, this seventh annual dinner and auction raised a record $223,000 for the New West Symphony’s children’s programs. Recognized as “the most significant wine dinner in Southern California,” the event featured epicurean dishes from chefs at several of Four Seasons’ top properties. Event chair Karl Klessig & Philippa Klessig; Len Linton ready to bid; Maestros of Wine Debbie & Justin Baldwin; New West Symphony Discovery Artist Ben-Han Sung.
The Boys & Girls Club of Ventura’s 14th Annual Garden Party At this festive gathering on Sunday, May 20 at the Pierpont Inn, participants spent the afternoon sampling the best of local merchants’ fare, viewing local art, and raising money for myriad events to benefit local kids. Guests enjoying the fare; longtime supporters Helen Yunker and Jymmye Hitch-Banhart; owner of Piper’s Certified Organic Winery Randolph Siple; toasting the occasion; Will Hunt on drums, Karl Keller on sax and clarinet, and Sam “The Piano Man” Hobel on piano, provide the entertainment.