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6th Annual Toluca Lake Turkey Trot raises $7000 for PALS!

by Steve Hampar

After a 2 year hiatus, the 6th Annual Turkey Trot returned with a roar, (Or should I say Gobble!) attracting runners and local families to partake in the festivities.  Hosted by the Toluca Lake Homeowners Association, it was decided all proceeds would go towards the East Valley PALS program.  East Valley Pals is a non-profit booster organization for the North Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.  They provide financial support for the men and women of the LAPD.  It often comes as a surprise to the average Angeleno how difficult it is for the city to pay for some essential equipment, training, and special events.  PALS attempts to bridge that gap.  The North Hollywood Police Dept. has always been there to support Toluca Lake, so this was an opportunity to give back.  


We were fortunate to have with us David Ono, Multi-Emmy winning News Anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News as our Master of Ceremonies.  Festivities kicked off (Literally) with a choreographed demonstration by KMA Martial Art kids.  Next, trainers from the Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club led the runners to an arsenal of stretches to prep them for the run.

A special sentiment of gratitude goes out to the Turkey Trot Committee, led by Ryan Kugler, who brought immeasurable experience in organizing race events.  Dana Boyd and her team were responsible for the Sponsors, which is the heart of the proceeds raised.  Beth Eras, Susanne Hayes, Kari Negri, Steve Hampar, Jon Mukri, Mary Vossler, Pam Scharlach, Robyn Allyn and Dianna Buck rounded out the committee.  Of course there was Board Member Bob Wexler, our illustrious Turkey Mascot, who seemed to be everywhere during the event.  It was possibly the only Turkey Trot in history where the turkey led part of the race on a Segway!

Turkey Trot Committee along with Senior Lead officers and Alice Roth, Deputy for Councilmember David Ryu.

Turkey Trot Committee along with Senior Lead officers and Alice Roth, Deputy for Councilmember David Ryu.

The event could not have been possible without our generous Sponsors who have donated money, coffee and food.  They include NBCUniversal, Craig Strong, Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce, Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club, Malbec Restaurant, A5 Events and Hampar Properties.  Thank you Councilmember David Ryu and Alice Roth, and Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian for your support and helping to coordinate with the City.  Thank you Chase Bank for hosting the event.  Thanks to Officer Rob Benavidez, Officer Barbara Galicia, and the cadets for making it a safe run.  You are appreciated!

The Toluca Lake Turkey Trot was originally conceived by Toluca Lake resident Piper Welch in 2011, and ran and promoted through the TLHOA.  We hope to see you next year as the tradition continues!

We want to thank Robyn Allyn for the wonderful photos! Click here to see more.


The Toluca Lake Homeowners Association advocates and to gives a powerful voice to the Homeowners of Toluca Lake.  For more information, visit

2018 Toluca Lake Turkey Trot

We look forward to seeing you at our Turkey Trot. Please fill out the Registration Form (and bring it with you!) and please pay the $10 sign up fee to our PayPal Account.




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TLHOA Turkey Trot Sponsorship Flyer 2018
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New Emergency and Urgent Care Facility


Toluca Lake Neighborhood Watch

NWsignAs you may have heard, recently there has been a rash of burglaries throughout the Valley, 13 of which occurred in Toluca Lake over a short period of time. The LAPD has made arrests of several suspects associated with a burglary ring, and since then, things have settled down.

Message from Senior Lead Officer Barbara Galicia…

“Dear Neighbors, As you may have been aware, there was an increase of burglaries in the past few weeks. Immediately, LAPD placed resources, such as patrol, plain clothes officers and other police resources. During the investigation, there were a few arrests in which property was recovered from Toluca Lake and the North Hollywood area. These arrests were linked to a South Central gang in which firearms were found in their possession. This investigation is ongoing as more arrests are expected. Detectives have contacted the victims whose property they recovered. One of the keys to solving the crimes was video evidence of the suspects. This evidence came from citizens who had camera systems in their homes. I encourage anyone who has the means, to install camera systems or upgrade their current system. It is through hard evidence, like camera footage that we can solve many of the crimes. This proactive measure and citizens working with the police will help us with future crime prevention and enforcement in your neighborhood.”

Toluca Lake has a strong Neighborhood Watch Program. It operates under the direction of the GTLNC Public Safety Committee, however the TLHOA works closely with the program. If you are not currently receiving emails from a Neighborhood Watch Captain for your street, and want to be informed and part of the program, please reply to and we will put you in touch with the Watch Captain for your street. The Neighborhood Watch program is stronger when we are all involved!

Important Community Plan Update Meetings!

Toluca Lake Community and Stakeholders:

The Department of City Planning has officially launched a three-year effort to update the Community Plans for the Southeast San Fernando Valley. Toluca Lake sits in two Plan areas:

  • North Hollywood-Valley Village
  • Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass

Community plans are the blueprints that guide development in our neighborhoods by establishing the community’s vision for the future, outlining policies to implement that vision, and designating land uses and zoning.

YOUR OPINION MATTERS – Help Shape the Future of Your Community!
You can help develop better plans for Toluca Lake by sharing your opinions with the Department of City Planning at any of the public events listed below (or see flyer for other dates/locations).

The Open House events will be an opportunity for you to tell the Planning Department Staff about the issues and opportunities in the Southeast Valley. What the Department of City Planning learns will help them set a new vision for the Community Plans.
The meetings will be focused on the Community Plan Area where they are located, but please attend any meeting that works for you.

Open House: 
North Hollywood-Valley Village Community Plan
   Monday, October 15, 2018
   5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
   North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library
   5211 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass Community Plan
   Wednesday, November 7, 2018
   5:30 pm-7:30 pm
   Harmony Toluca Lake
   4301 Cahuenga Blvd. Toluca Lake, CA 91602
   5:30-7: 30 PM – Open House
   6:00 PM – Presentation: Community Planning 101
   6:30 PM – Listening Session

What to Expect from Attending Open House
The open houses will feature a brief introduction to community plans and how they work, as well as the public’s role in shaping them. Then you can participate in interactive activities with the Department of City Planning staff and other community members to discuss opportunities, issues and your vision for the future.



Lost Dog – $1,000 Reward


Earthquake Preparedness


Your newly elected Board of Directors and Officers

We are excited to present your new Toluca Lake Homeowners Board, bringing a wide array of expertise, all longtime residents of Toluca Lake, and all with an enthusiasm to serve!


Pictured above from the 2018 Annual Meeting at Honey Baked Ham, left to right:

Richard Bogy- Past President
Dana Wells Boyd- Director
Bob Wexler- Director
Jon Mukri- Director
Sol Ajalat- Director
Councilmember David Ryu
Pam Scharlach- Director and Membership Chair
Larry Singer-Director and Social Media Chair
Jay Goldberg- Director
Karen Winchell- Director
Mary Vossler- Director
Susanne Hayes- Treasurer
Beth Eras- Secretary
Steve Hampar- President
Kari Negri- Vice President and Events Chair

Not Pictured:
Ryan Kugler- Director and Turkey Trot Chair
Dianna Buck- Director

July 4th – Be Safe

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Warm greetings of the 4th of July and HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

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In case you don’t already know about it, the residents of Toluca Lake (and beyond) celebrate the 4th with an annual neighborhood parade, including drums, bugles, riders of bikes and trikes, etc., and marchers processing up Whipple Street at 11 a.m.

I encourage you to walk the short distance to Whipple St. (anywhere between Arcola and Strohm) to watch the parade, or, even better, if you are so inclined, to gather at Whipple and Arcola at about 10:45 a.m. to join your neighbors in this annual celebration of our Independence.

An important reminder, the North Hollywood LAPD will be cracking down on illegal fireworks this year.

HAPPY (And safe) 4TH!