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Airplane Noise

We have heard from many of our Members about the airplane noise from the steady stream of planes taking off from Burbank Airport. They expressed hearing them not only in their yards, but inside of their homes.  The sheer number of flights and the noise level from the proximity of the flights has substantially worsened in the last several months.  At the recent meeting hosted by the SCRA where City Attorney Mike Feuer spoke, there were many Tolucan’s in attendance.  The Studio City residents were quite vocal at this meeting, and have been vocal for some time.  One of the questions raised at the meeting was, “Why did the flight patterns change, and why not change them back to where they were?”
 
If you are affected by the noise, then it will be important our representatives hear  us loud and clear. That can only help mitigate the problem! 
 
We encourage our Members affected by airplane noise from the Burbank Airport to write our representatives.  Following is a group email of our representatives to help make our voices heard.
Please also send a cc: to info@tlhoa.org.

You may want to email Dan Elwell at the FAA dan.elwell@faa.gov with a copy to the below representatives.

nicholas.greif@lacity.orgjustin.orenstein@lacity.orgdoug.mensman@lacity.orgDavid.Reich@lacity.orgjohn.brodke@mail.house.gov
michael.aguilera@mail.house.govpeter_muller@feinstein.senate.govheather_hutt@harris.senate.govFMiller@bur.orgJHATANAKA@bur.org
PLammerding@bur.orgMHARDYMENT@bur.orgTWilliams@bur.orgzsinanyan@glendaleca.govttornek@cityofpasadena.netDaniel.elwell@faa.gov
Raquel.girvin@faa.govclark.desing@faa.gov, carolyne.hogikyan@asm.ca.gov, rob.wilcox@lacity.org

Also know there is an App to file airplane noise complaints…. www.airnoise.io

It should be stated that most are huge fans of our Burbank Airport, as most of us use it on a regular basis, and love its convenience.  The issue is that of the noise from the recently changed flight patterns that adversely affects Toluca Lake.

 Important links relating to noise:

Letter from your TLHOA to the FAA and Representatives
Letter from Congressman Brad Sherman to the FAA
Letter from Ryu, Krekorian and Feuer to the FAA
https://hollywoodburbankairport.com/noise-issues/  (To file noise complaints, track flights, and more important information relating to noise)
https://www.uproarla.org/news “UproarLA is a unified coalition of Los Angeles residents, parents and environmentalists committed to stopping the FAA’s attempt to establish narrow, low altitude flight paths out of and into Burbank Airport over our schools, homes, neighborhoods and the Santa Monica Mountains.”


10063 Riverside Drive

Mixed use Development plans are in the works!

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Current Street View

The Owners Representative will be at the May 21st GTLNC Board Meeting to hear from the Community. It is important we attend to voice any concerns!

There are plans to build roughly 38 residential units with ground floor retail, east of Mariota where the Toluca Lake Post Office, UPS Store and Riverside/Red Door are currently located.

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Proposed rendering

To hear more about the projects, ask questions and voice your concerns, it is important you attend the upcoming GTLNC Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 21 from 7-9PM, located at Toluca Lake Elementary School, 4840 Caheunga Blvd (Between Camarillo St. and Huston)


Toluca Lake Homeowners Association – Annual Meeting at Honey Baked Ham

On March 14th the TLHOA held its annual meeting with over 100 in attendance. The purpose of the meeting was to update its membership on past and upcoming events, and any new or past issues that affect Toluca Lake. It is also an opportunity to welcome new members, and introduce the Board of Directors.

Most importantly, there were several community leaders who spoke to help enlighten the membership of important topical issues. They included Councilmember David Ryu, Assembymember Adrin Nazarian, Darnell Tyler with NBCUni, Fire Captain Brian Stires, Jason Friedman (Public Safety Chair with the GTLNC) Dana Boyd (President of the TL Garden Club) Ryan Altoon (President of the GTLNC) Kari Negri (Beautification Partners and VP of the TLHOA) Jon Molin (President of the TL Chamber and Realtor with Ramsey Shilling) and Miles Orr who gave the Southwest Valley Community Plan update.

Steve Hampar, TLHOA President, thanked outgoing Board of Director Pam Scharlach for her dedicated service to the Community, as she was recognized by Councilmember Ryu and Assemblymember Nazarian with beautiful certificates.

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TLHOA Board (l to r top) Kari Negri (VP) Jay Goldberg, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Pam Scharlach, Councilmember David Ryu, Leah Mangum, Mary Vossler, Ryan Kugler, Dana Boyd, Larry Singer. (l to r kneeling) Beth Eras (Secretary) Steve Hampar (President) Susanne Hayes (Treasurer)
Assemblymember Nazarian and Councilmember Ryu present Certificates of Appreciation to outgoing Director Pam Scharlach
Assemblymember Nazarian and Councilmember Ryu present
Certificates of Appreciation to outgoing Director Pam Scharlach 
arnell Tyler, Director at NBC Universal
Darnell Tyler, Director at NBC Universal

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
Click here for more about the 2018 Turkey Trot
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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!



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 “From the Desk of Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian”



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.



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 “Councilmember Ryu and Toluca Lake community leaders meet at Patys Restaurant”


All Things Toluca Lake – Pancake Breakfast 2016


Everything Toluca Lake by Steve Hampar 350bEDITOR’S NOTE: The Tolucan Times welcomes Steve Hampar to our pages. This column will appear periodically in The Toluca Time.

12th Annual Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 86
‘Fire Service Recognition Day’

The second Saturday of each May is designated “Fire Service Recognition Day” by the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was created to bolster community relationships. On that day each year all neighborhood fire stations throughout the City open their doors for tours, learn about the services they offer, interact with firefighters, promote fire safety knowledge and enjoy some family fun. Continue reading “All Things Toluca Lake – Pancake Breakfast 2016”


Favorite Non-Profit Organization

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Valley Interfaith Council – SF Valley Senior Centers | Voted San Fernando Valley’s Favorite Charity 2015!

Valley Interfaith Council is proud to announce that we have been voted FAVORITE NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION in the recently released prestigious 16th Annual Reader’s Choice Awards from the Daily News! With over 20 thousand votes this year, being voted favorite is a huge accomplishment!

Established in 1964, Valley Interfaith Council, or VIC as we are commonly known, has a long history of providing critical feeding programs and other services to those in need in the San Fernando Valley.

Read more…


PALS Golf Tournament – Monday, July 13th

How Do We Build A Better Community?
East Valley PALS Has A Few Clues…

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Some of the most effective community building in the East Valley is being done by people you may not be familiar with. Yet.

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The East Valley Police Activity League Supporters (PALS) has been working with the North Hollywood Division of the LAPD for Continue reading “PALS Golf Tournament – Monday, July 13th”




Animal Cruelty Case Crowds LA City Shelters

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Animal Cruelty Case Crowds LA City Shelters

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services impounded a large number of dogs from various locations in an ongoing animal neglect case. Last week Animal Control Officers responded to a property in the Pacoima area and found dogs living in deplorable conditions. Several dogs with Continue reading “Animal Cruelty Case Crowds LA City Shelters”


Toluca Lake Streetscape Plan – Phase 2

Thursday, June 19, 2014.  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Honeybaked Ham – 10106 Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake

The second phase of the Streetscape Planning efforts in Toluca Lake will begin with this public kick-off meeting. The Landscape Architects will be presenting the process and start the planning charrette to discuss the possibilities on how to improve our community public right of way along Riverside Drive and Lankershim Boulevard.

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