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At Home with The Rylands

Morgan and Amber Ryland somehow manage to make it all look easy. Morgan grew up in Orange County. She lived in West Hollywood and Sherman Oaks with her wife, Amber, who was raised in London, Ontario, a small town two hours southwest of Toronto, Canada. After their first baby was born five years ago, the […]

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When Opposites Attract: The Gurvey Family

When two people first meet, whether in business or romance, they usually notice all the wonderful things they have in common. What unites them, however, is often their differences. The way they complete each other is often what keeps them together over the long run. Calabasas residents Nancy and Alan Gurvey are prime examples. Alan–a […]

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The Heroes Behind the Masks: The Ostick Family

Dr. Aimee Ostick and her husband, Dr. Brian Ostick, care deeply for their family, patients, and the community at large. These two dedicated physicians actually met while preparing for a lifetime of service at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia circa 2004. Since then, they’ve combined their passion for healing and raising a family. “We think […]

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Promoting Acts of Kindness: The Smith Family

Proud parents and real estate power couple David and Tracy Smith chose The Oaks at Calabasas to purchase their own home. They love the small-town feel and sense of community. “Being from a little town in South Carolina, I really like this feeling,” explains David. “Great public schools help keep property values up, which is […]

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Making Beautiful Music Together: The Duncan Family

Many couples these days have transitioned into stay-at-home moms and dads. But how many parent six kids under the age of 15? Katie and Rob Duncan manage to hit all the right notes raising six children amidst the rustic backdrop of Monte Nido in Calabasas. This dynamic duo includes Rob, a renowned television and film […]

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Heroes in Our Midst: The Miller Family

So many brave souls fight on or near the front lines of our current pandemic. One such hero, Mark Miller, relocated with his wife, Shelby, and their four young children to Agoura Hills in 2018 to assume the chief executive officer (CEO) position at West Hills Hospital. Shelby, a dental hygienist by trade, also deserves […]

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Experiencing Life From the Inside Out: The Weintraub Family

Being mayor of our wonderful city during a heartbreaking pandemic is less than ideal. Calabasas Mayor Alicia Weintraub and her family handle it like pros. Our “outside is now inside,” noted the mayor, discussing how all our lives turned inside out when the coronavirus came to town. Fortunately, Alicia and her husband, Adam, could both […]

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Traveling the World Together: The Solano Family

World travelers Billy and Laura Solano found their forever home in Calabasas with their family—their 16-yearold daughter, Dali; 12-year-old son, Billy Jr.; albino Siberian Husky, Chester; and adorable Siberian Himalayan teacup kitten, Prince. Originally from Mexico, the Solanos joyously settled into their Calabasas community five years ago, living life to the fullest at The Oaks. […]

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The Balsamo-Gillis Family: Making Movie Magic Together

Calabasas couple Alec Gillis and Alaine Balsamo and their four daughters clearly know their way around a movie set. Alec began working in the entertainment industry four decades ago on such renowned films as Aliens and the original Predator. In 1988, he co-founded an entertainment company, ADI, with Tom Woodruff, Jr., crafting creatures and makeup […]

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Solving Life’s Sweet Mysteries Together: The Kane Family

Tabitha and Sean Kane continue to ponder the mysteries of life, health, and family amidst the backdrop of their treasured San Fernando Valley community. Host of a podcast, Housewives of True Crime, Tabitha and her partner in crime, Gretchen Macaulay, attempt to solve an actual crime each week while also conversing about kids, husbands, and […]

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Giving Back to the Community: The Shapiros

The Shapiros always make an effort to view things in a positive light. Not even a ruptured Achilles tendon could keep this family from forming. Calabasas Mayor David J. Shapiro literally overcame his own Achilles’ heel in order to meet his future wife, Barbara, on a blind date arranged by two of their best buddies […]

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Living the Dream in Calabasas: The Wizmans

Natalie and Shai, also known as Sean, Wizman both believe in the power of positive thinking and that like attracts like in both their business and personal lives. It’s no wonder that the couple found each other and built a family in the gorgeous Mountain View Estates gated community in Calabasas. Natalie is no stranger […]

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