Crafting Wine: How Sweet It Is

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Crafting Wine: How Sweet It Is

Dr. Carlos Guanche has spent nearly three decades as a top-rated orthopedic surgeon. A few years ago, he turned his passion for wine into a more substantial hobby. When his wife, Anna, dermatologist and owner of Bella Skin Institute, had the lower part of their Sherman Oaks backyard cleared, she had the idea of setting […]

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Creative Take out

Support Our Local Restaurants! With the boomeranging restrictions on restaurants due to our pandemic, there are always ways to help keep our favorite haunts from closing. One way dedicated diners can continue enjoying mouth-watering delicacies and help local restaurants thrive is through takeout. Tired of the same old, same old? Get creative. If you can’t […]

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Dining Outside

Restaurants continue to do an amazing job to provide an enjoyable dining experience, constantly reinventing themselves to keep up with the pandemic. Many of us are thrilled with the opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining and wine tasting again–getting us out of our kitchens for a welcomed change. The community seems to be happy to join […]

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Staying Connected

We love to see so many people
continuing to find new and exciting ways to enjoy life while respecting health and safety guidelines. Many of us are spending more time outdoors, making us realize just how
much our bodies and minds relish
the fresh air.

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How We’re Giving Back

After a trying year, many of us found a sense of gratitude in helping others and building community. We were inspired to assist families in need, encourage healthcare workers, donate to charities, and pursue a variety of volunteer work.

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Have you chosen your Word of the Year?

Even though we are about a year into the pandemic, we are still trying to navigate through uncharted waters. We downplayed our holidays, and making New Year’s resolutions seemed almost cruel after already having to give up so much. Therefore, a word of the year seems like a healthy compromise. But what exactly is a […]

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Artist by Accident

Wallace Wyss had every intention of pursuing a major in art when he attended Wayne State University in his hometown of Detroit. But life had other plans that turned Wallace onto a successful 40-year career in advertising as a copywriter. It was only by accident in 2007 that his painting of racecar driver Carroll Shelby […]

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Into Africa

Growing up as an only child with an incredibly active imagination, Stacy Erin Myers DeFranco remembers her favorite pastime as using Crayola crayons to create her very first masterpieces. Fast-forward to her adult life and you’ll see how she translated her love for illustrating and creating into a successful career as a professional fine artist, […]

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Painting of Calabasas Lake

Calabasas resident and vice president of the Westlake Village Art Guild Suparna Sain found her talent as an artist at an early age, beginning to enter competitions at age 12. As her talent continuously developed, Suparna drew inspiration for her artwork from her childhood memories and many other special moments in time that left a […]

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Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian

Mayor James Bozajian entered his sixth term in office as mayor of Calabasas with a brave face and positive outlook for the future of his beloved city. “Because I have spent the totality of my life in this region, I care deeply about Calabasas,” says Mayor Bozajian. Bozajian first joined the City Council only six […]

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2021 Chamber Installation

The Calabasas Chamber hosted the 2021 Chamber of Commerce Board Installation Gala on Friday, February 5. The theme of the event was “Eyes on the Horizon,” inspired by the words of Maya Angelou, who wrote: “The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.” The 2021 Installation Gala looked much different […]

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Alicia Weintraub: Spirit of Calabasas Award

Each year, the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce honors a standout citizen of Calabasas with the city’s highest honor, the prestigious Bill Van Gieson Spirit of Calabasas Award. These individuals embody a pioneering spirit, display unmatched initiative, and make outstanding contributions to their community—all characteristics of Van Gieson, who inspired the award. Van Gieson is remembered […]

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