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The Mathews Family: Fostering Team Spirit Throughout the Southland

The sports-loving Mathews family includes Gerald Mathews, Casandra Walker-Mathews, and their three sons, Grae (12); Gavin (8); and Garrison (4). Tennis pro Gerald and realtor Casandra relocated from Texas 15 years ago to enjoy Southern California’s competitive tennis culture and grow their businesses. The family eventually settled in Woodland Hills. As an active family that […]

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The Wong Family: Creating Lifelong Ties in Calabasas

Interior Designer Julia Wong and her two daughters, Isabel and Chloe, traveled all over the globe, from her birthplace in London to France, Italy, and Japan. They especially adore Calabasas, where Julia and her family moved 21 years ago. Ever since then, she and her children have made lifelong friends within the community. “On the […]

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Connecting People to Their Better Nature: The Schwartz Family

Whitney and Howard Schwartz clearly believe in giving back. Even the motto of their collaborative venture, Whitney Howard Designs, “Do Good; It Feels Good,” reflects their attitude of paying it forward. The two New York natives found a forever home in their beloved city of Calabasas. Whitney first moved here as a teenager in 1979, […]

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Sharing a Passion for Healing, Fun, and Family: The Andersson Family

Dr. Suzie Bash and her husband, Dr. Peter-Brian Andersson, share a passion for neurology, a branch of medicine focused on the central nervous system. CEO of Neurology Consulting, Dr. Andersson maintains a private practice, and Dr. Bash serves as medical director of neuroradiology at San Fernando Valley Interventional Radiology at RadNet. She focuses on the […]

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Taking Education to Heart: The Chernin Family

Andrea Chernin grew up in Calabasas. After graduating from Calabasas High School, she attended college at UCLA, majoring in psychology with a minor in public policy. In 2001, the proud Bruin met husband-to-be Simon Chernin while living in Westwood. They eventually returned to Calabasas when their son was about to enter kindergarten. They’ve since settled […]

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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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