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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

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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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Toluca Turkey Trot

PDFTo shorten the sign-up line, please download and fill in the printable waiver form ahead of time. One form per participant.

TurkeyTrotThe TLHOA will be bringing back our signature event!  Save the date for November 18th, 2018.  Chaired by Ryan Kugler, this year’s event will prove to be fun for the entire family! 

Most importantly, proceeds from the event will go to the North Hollywood LAPD PALS program. www.NoHoPALS.com 

The North Hollywood LAPD takes great measures to protect us and our property, so it is only fitting that we give them all the support we can! 

Stay tuned for more details upcoming.

 


Halloween Message from LAPD

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Halloween is an exciting night of the year and a special treat for young children. In the United States there will be about 41 million potential trick-or-treaters.This Halloween evening, children will be enjoying new experiences that are fun, but distracting. They will be wearing unique costumes, made of unfamiliar material, crossing dark streets, and walking to the front door of a stranger’s home to ask for candy. It is an important night for Continue reading “Halloween Message from LAPD”