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Toluca Lake Homeowners Association presents $7000 check to East Valley PALS!

A special check presentation took place recently at the North Hollywood LAPD, where the proceeds from the TLHOA’s 6th Annual Turkey Trot was donated to the East Valley PALS.

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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.

They also encourage, support and sustain LAPD sponsored youth programs within the Division with an emphasis on the Cadet and Jeopardy programs. Just a small sampling of the work PALS has done for the North Hollywood LAPD has been:

  • Paint purchased to repaint some of the rooms at the North Hollywood LAPD.
  • Sponsored the range fees for all officers as part of their annual testing.
  • Sponsored the Narcotic Team to a sponsored seminar on learning how to detect and best practices for dealing with the growing problem of Meth labs in the division.
  • Provided funding for new mattresses for the COT Room.
  • Rewarded deserving six Jeopardy Students who have improved on their school performance with a trip to the Hollywood Hayride at Griffith Park.
  • Provided meals for 50 officers assigned to mandatory training for arrest and control.
  • Z-Ram” bar to help breach fortified doors. Makes quick work of entry for Special Problems Unit.
  • GPS tracker for automobiles. Helps track vehicles under surveillance.
  • GPS tracker for bicycles. Bike thefts are one of the most common property crimes in the East Valley.

And of particular importance to the communities of North Hollywood and Toluca Lake, they participate, support, and strengthen “community policing”, serving as communication conduits between the public and the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Toluca Lake Neighborhood Watch relies heavily on this program! The Toluca Lake Turkey Trot took place on November 18, 2018, and is an annual event. Much of the proceeds and the ultimate success was due in large part to our generous Sponsors who had 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.

The North Hollywood Police Dept. has always been there to support and protect Toluca Lake, so this was a great opportunity to give back!

For more information about East Valley PALS (Police Activity League Supporter) you may visit: www.NoHoPALS.com

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Councilmember Ryu presents Certificate of Recognition to Dana Boyd

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Councilmember Ryu presents Certificate of Recognition to Ryan Kugler


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

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!

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!


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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!

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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



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!


From the Desk of Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian

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For decades, the rising cost of housing and lack of funding for supportive services have left the most vulnerable citizens and families of LA County without shelter, jobs, or mental health services. With the Great Recession of 2008 and the housing crisis of today crippling those already in poverty, last year we saw more people living on the streets than ever before.   Continue reading


National Night Out

NationalNightOut2018logoHosted by our sister organization, the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council will be bringing National Night Out to Toluca Lake on Tuesday, August 7th 2018. 

Mark your calendars…fun for the entire family….

Check back for further details!

What is National Night Out?

 


TLHOA Monthly Meeting

Our regular monthly meeting to discuss how to make Toluca Lake a safe and great place to live is usually held in a stuffy conference room. But, our President, Richard Bogy, treated to meeting at Lakeside Country Club which was a really nice change of pace.

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Toluca Lake Home Owners Association Board of Directors, June 2017
(clockwise around the table) Richard Bogy (President), Janice Eaton (Secretary),
Sol Ajalat, Dianna Buck, Steve Hampar (V.P.), Beth Eras, Jeanie Hatch,
Larry Singer, Pam Scharlach, Bob Wexler, Kari Negri (Treasurer).
Not pictured: Reyn Blight, Susanne Hayes, Ryan Kugler.


Sleeping in Vehicle Enforcement

LivingInYourCar200Sleeping overnight in cars in LA will be enforced starting February 7, 2017.

If you have any questions reach out to our Sr. Lead Officer, John Antonioli (36968@lapd.online) or Diego H. Edber, Deputy City Attorney and Neighborhood Prosecutor, North Hollywood Division (Diego.Edber@lacity.org)
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Councilmember Ryu and Toluca Lake community leaders meet at Patys Restaurant

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Los Angeles Councilmember David Ryu, along with several of his staff, recently met with Toluca Lake community leaders at Patys Restaurant for an open forum discussing Toluca Lake, one of the communities in the jurisdiction of Council District 4.

Toluca Lake was well represented with leaders from the Homeowners Association, Neighborhood Council, Garden Club, Lake Association, Chamber of Commerce, along with several business owners. Continue reading