2019 July 15 – Airplane Noise Meeting

Airplane Noise from Burbank Airport- If you are affected by Airplane Noise from the new flight paths originating from the Burbank Airport, it is important you attend the meeting on July 15th at 9AM. Let them know you want to speak when you check in.

Monday, July 15, 2019 9:00 am
Burbank Airport Sky Room
2627 Hollywood Way

2019 July 16 – 10063 Riverside Drive Development Update Meeting

10063 Riverside Drive
Mixed use Development plans are in the works!

There are plans to build roughly 38 residential units with approx. 10,000 sq. ft. ground floor retail on the north side of Riverside Dr. east of Mariota, where the Post Office, UPS Store and Riverside Restaurant/Red Door currently stand.  Representatives from the City Planning Dept. will be available to give updates and answer questions.

To hear more about the project, ask questions and voice your concerns, it is important you attend the upcoming GTLNC Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 16 from 7-9PM, located at Toluca Lake Elementary School, 4840 Cahuenga Blvd (Between Camarillo St. and Huston)

Legal Update: Letter to FAA

Matt Adams, our nationally recognized attorney, continues his work on our behalf- aggressively fighting for our community.  He is coordinating with the L.A. City Attorney’s Office, routinely communicating with the FAA, and monitoring any issues that may impact our efforts.
Yesterday, Mr. Adams sent a letter to the FAA’s legal counsel pushing forcefully for a resolution to the existing departure routes that are decimating our community.  
He also protected a Burbank Airport (“BUR”) solution in light of new flight path changes at Van Nuys Airport (“VNY”).  Mr. Adams noted that UproarLA supports the FAA’s efforts to address noise impact issues at VNY but knows of “no defensible reason why the noise concerns at the two airports would be treated differently.”   
He preserved our community’s options for an optimal solution at BUR by reminding the FAA that:
A solution at one airport risks creating additional complexity at the other. With that possibility in mind, we note that [federal regulations] explicitly prohibits the FAA from taking any action that would ‘have an adverse environmental impact’ or ‘[l]imit the choice of reasonable alternatives’ until the agency ‘issues a record of decision’ with respect to the proposed New Routes at BUR.  In other words, changes at VNY will not provide a defensible justification for eliminating from consideration-or refusing to adopt-alternatives to the New Routes at BUR.

Read Letter Here

The work Matt Adams does, and will continue to do, is what will get us out from under this horrendous BUR flight path.  But we need your help to fund his work, so please consider making a tax-deductible donation (per I.R.S. guidelines) to our Legal Fund.

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 Thanks for being part of our group and your continued support! Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, we’ll be happy to answer when we can.

ACS Security

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and as we celebrate America’s independence with family and friends, it’s natural to relax and let down your guard. Rest assured that we won’t!

ACS has been in the business of providing your community full-service home security and patrol for more than 20 years. We remain one of the only local companies that monitors, dispatches, and responds to alarms ourselves.

Here are some tips and reminders to help you enjoy a safe and happy Independence Day:

Make sure your security system is armed when you head out for the celebration!
If you host or attend a barbecue, beware of possible fire hazards and outdoor food spoilage.
If you’re having a pool party, identify a responsible adult to be an honorary lifeguard or search for lifeguard companies in our area like The Swimming Swan at theswimmingswan.com.
Leave your pets at home. Loud noises from fireworks can cause a pet to run away from you. Keeping your pets indoors and secure will keep them safe from dangerous roadways.
Pets should wear I.D. tags with current information at all times. It is the best way to ensure a happy reunion if they go missing.
Lock up valuables in a safe or, if you do not have a safe, hide them in an inconspicuous container in an unexpected location. (i.e. not your bedroom closet!)

If you hear or see any illegal fireworks, please report it! Fireworks are a fire hazard in our community. There are plenty of community events to get your fill of fireworks, throughout Los Angeles or in Malibu.

As the one source for all of your security needs, we proudly deliver expedited service to you and your community. Thank you for choosing ACS and allowing us to serve you, your family, and your community.
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Airplane Noise Update


Dear UproarLA Supporters:

What an amazing turnout this morning at the BUR Authority meeting yesterday! About 200 people showed up and packed the room, hallway and stairwell to be heard and share their personal, moving stories. Thank you to all of you who attended and sent letters of support- you represented so energetically and wonderfully the thousands who could not make it.

You can view the meeting in its entirety below:

This meeting resulted in numerous critical first-time admissions by the BUR Authority:

  • The flight path has shifted over areas that never before received aircraft previously and the aircraft are too low.
  • They would return to the historical flight path if they could.
  • It is an emergency and requires immediate action by BUR staff and the Authority.
  • This is the number one issue now for BUR and will be on the agenda every meeting moving forward.
  • They will reach out to the FAA and airlines to start looking for solutions, now.

UproarLA will follow up on the many issues/suggestions raised at this meeting. We will continue to attend every BUR Authority meeting and seek answers and specifics as to what BUR staff and Commissioners have done in the intervening period. We will continue to assure your voices are heard and pressure is applied as aggressively as possible. We will also continue our dialogue with City and Federal officials to pursue specific next steps.

We cannot do this without you, and appreciate your time, efforts and passion. Please keep the pressure on BUR, City of LA and Federal officials- it is paying off!

UproarLA will be sending more specifics on actions you can take shortly.

Thank you for everything you do!

May 15-June 9   Garry Marshall Theatre Discount for THLOA Members

Extended to June 9

The Garry Marshall Theatre has offered TLHOA Members a generous discount for their upcoming production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway play LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL – A Billie Holiday Story, May 15-June 9.

Over a dozen Billie Holiday hits are interlaced with salty and humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.  Continue reading “May 15-June 9   Garry Marshall Theatre Discount for THLOA Members”

North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Project

We’re Back! Planning for the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Project is Moving Forward.

Metro recently kicked off a study to bring you new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) connecting the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. We’ve been out in your community since last year gathering helpful feedback as we move the project forward. We’ve completed an Alternatives Analysis Report, which will be presented to the Metro Board of Directors on Thursday, May 23 to seek approval and begin an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the proposed Project.


What’s next? Please be on the lookout for our next e-newsletter that will include save the dates for our upcoming Public Scoping meetings currently projected in July.
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Thank you again for your participation in the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Project. We will keep you informed when the EIR process is ready to begin and community scoping meetings are scheduled.

June 17   Neighborhood Council Planning Issues

Come discuss Planning issues with your Neighbors and Neighborhood Council!

Did you know three Community Plans in the Southeast Valley are being updated for the first time in over 20 years? 

In June and July, the City of Los Angeles’ Southeast Valley Community Plans Update team will be visiting Neighborhood Councils (and the areas that they represent) to discuss what they’ve heard over the last eight months of outreach. 

Join us!  Continue reading “June 17   Neighborhood Council Planning Issues”

June 3rd 9:00 am Airplane Noise Meeting


UproarLA and Studio City for Quiet Skies have worked to secure the support of the Airport Authority of Hollywood Burbank Airport in our fight to stop the incessant low altitude flights over our neighborhoods. Finally, because of hard work, impassioned testimony and persistent pressure from YOU, our supporters, the issue of loud, low, nonstop air traffic over our neighborhoods is, for the first time, on the official agenda for the Commission’s next meeting.

What does this mean? On June 3rd, YOU will have the opportunity to tell the decision makers at BUR just how you feel. This is the first time they have added this issue to their agenda —WE NEED AS MANY OF YOU AS POSSIBLE TO COME TO THE MEETING TO IMPRESS UPON THE COMMISSION THE URGENCY OF THIS CRISIS. The public is welcome to attend these sessions and it is your chance to be truly heard–no protest necessary!

While the ultimate responsibility for the current unbearable flight paths may lie with the FAA, the BUR Commission has the ability and authority to demand a quick “fix”– just as LAWA did for VNY. Up until now, the Commission has been reluctant to publicly recognize there is a significant problem; and they have been unwilling to take any strong action to find a solution for our communities. Show up and let them know it is time they change course and pursue with urgency and vigor a simultaneous “fix” for BUR.

WHEN: June 3, 2019 9 am (arrive by 8:30 to leave time for parking, walking and signing up to speak if you so choose)


WHERE: Burbank Airport – 2627 N. Hollywood Way; the administrative offices on the second floor of the main terminal building


Parking is available in the Short Term Parking Structure, and is validated for those attending the meeting.


Come to the meeting and tell the Burbank Airport Commissioners:

  • How the new flight paths are affecting your life, destroying your peace, altering your community.
  • Demand they take action like LAWA did for VNY and get a quick solution
  • Be prepared to present science if you like; or present your own personal story; relate the experiences of your neighbors, friends, and family.
  • Tell them we can’t wait: we are suffering NOW!
  • Join your friends and neighbors at the meeting and share your story!

For information about the Airport Commission, go to https://hollywoodburbankairport.com/airport-authority/

City Attorney Will Appear at SCRA Meeting

Dear UproarLA Supporters,

Please mark your calendars and join us at the upcoming meeting with City Attorney Mike Feuer, hosted by the Studio City Residents Association!

    • When: May 14, 2019
    • Where: Bridges Academy (3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 506-1091)
    • Start Time: Refreshments at 7:00 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m.


Numbers matter to politicians and having an extremely large group of concerned constituents attend is critical to furthering our efforts to end these flight paths now.

City Attorney Feuer has committed his support to our community and clearly recognizes this devastating flight path is a significant problem, so please come and let him and his office know you appreciate his hard work. He visited Carpenter School and saw first-hand the endless low altitude fly-overs. He co-authored a letter to the FAA with the Mayor demanding answers to our current suffering. He also assigned a “point-person” on his legal team for this issue and retained nationally recognized aviation specialists as outside counsel.

We must also impress upon him we need his help, right now, because our community is currently suffering from significantly increased low altitude jet incursions over our homes and schools due to Burbank Airport’s OROSZ and SLAPP procedures.

City Attorney Feuer, and the City of LA, must continue to apply significant pressure on the FAA to act without delay and minimize the significant and devastating impacts of current departures while the Environmental Assessment is under way.

Thank you for your continued support!


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GTLNC Board Election

GTLNC Board Election – Thursday, May 16.

ww.VoteTolucaLake.org – This site has been set up to provide information on the candidates and the election.

This election is important as we have 28 candidates running for 14 seats.  This means it is conceivable that we experience 100% turnover on our GTLNC Board.  The GTLNC is lauded as one of the highest-performing and well-functioning Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles (out of 97).  Let’s ensure we keep that momentum going!  

Community Police Academy – May 6th

LAPD is expanding their resources by deploying volunteers wherever possible to free up officers to do what they do best. You can now get trained to volunteer in a variety of capacities. You must be 18 or older, have no felony convictions, outstanding warrants, or pending criminal cases and live or work in the Operations Valley Bureau area. Classes are Mondays for 8 weeks.

For more information contact Officer Rothman 818-664-8140. OVBComm@lapd.online

Welcome Officer Kurtis Delbar as the new Senior Lead Officer for Toluca Lake!

Hello all. I will be the new Senior Lead Officer responsible for 15SLO67. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley. I have been employed with the Los Angeles Police Department for approximately 12 years.  Approximately eight of those years I have been working in North Hollywood Division.  I am very excited to promote a great relationship with the residents in the local area.  In addition, I look forward to working in tandem to create a safe area and improvethe quality of life for all.                                                                      
We are thankful for the 14 years of dedication and service Officer Rob Benavidez has given Toluca Lake, and wish him the best in all future endeavors!

Officer Delbar pictured with the Board at the April Meeting.

Earth Day

Your TLHOA participated in the 2019 Earth Day hosted by the GTLNC. It was a huge success, with big crowds and lots of participants, including local restaurants for the Taste of Toluca. Chase Bank- Riverside and Lankershim.


Speeding in Toluca Lake

Speeding in Toluca Lake 2It has been brought to our attention from several concerned Members about speeding cars and running of stop signs throughout Toluca Lake. We have brought this concern to the City who will address the issue. Of upmost importance is the safety of the residents!

Cookie Cutter Homes

Cookie cutter homesWe have heard concerns over the past few years from some of our members about the new homes being built in Toluca Lake. Toluca Lake historically has been a community of unique and beautiful custom homes It the last few years smaller homes have been razed, with a preponderance of the new homes being built are in the Cape Cod style. Even though the Cape Cod style in itself is a beautiful style, there is concern that at some point there will be a “tract home look” unless there is more variety introduced. Your TLHOA has brought this to the attention of the City, and is working to address it, however there are no rules against it at this time. We will keep you posted!