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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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Making a Life in Calabasas: The King Family

Inspiration can come from many different sources. Some find it in music or a painting. Others find it in a vivid fabric swatch or an intricately designed building. But wherever and however inspiration strikes, one thing is certain: Inspiration tends to lead to creation. For Ernest and Christiane King of the Greater Mulwood area, the […]

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Blended Bunch: The Levins

Family doesn’t end with blood—it’s made up of the people that choose to be together during the good times and the bad. It is in the bad times, though, that unconditional love is put to the test. For Brad and Jennifer Levin of Calabasas, the love they have for each other sparked the creation of […]

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Facing the Fires of Adversity: The Quiroz Family

There are certain moments and situations that define a community. In the face of tragedy, people’s true colors often shine through any preconceptions. In November of this year, Calabasas and its surrounding areas were face with the literal fires of adversity and we came out on the other side—stronger and more united than ever before. […]

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The Stark Family: Practice is Everything

One of the hardest things to master in life is the concept of “practice what you preach.” It is far easier to give someone advice than to put the same concepts into practice in your own life. For Liran and Dana Stark of Calabasas, both licensed marriage and family therapists, each day is another opportunity […]

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