THE VILLAGE NEWS
Pets in Need
On June 20, the Toluca Lake Homeowners Association hosted a donation drive to benefit two local organizations dedicated to helping pets. Thanks to the generosity of neighborhood residents, 700 pounds of food and treats and 200 pounds of cat litter were collected for The Rescue Train’s Pet Pantry, which helps seniors, low-income families and the homeless to care for their animal companions. In addition, the drive gathered 200 pet toys (including some crafted from old T-shirts by participants at the event), more than 100 blankets and towels, and dozens of food bowls, carriers, beds and grooming supplies for the East Valley Animal Shelter.
Birds of a Feather
Throughout the pandemic, our civic groups have worked hard to continue promoting community spirit while respecting social distancing guidelines. The Toluca Lake Homeowners Association (TLHOA) took its annual Turkey Trot virtual in fall 2020, but the modified event didn’t generate its usual level of fundraising for local nonprofits, so President Kari Negri, Vice President Dana Boyd and other group leaders decided to try something different.
Apply for Slow Street in Your Neighborhood
Slow Streets are for local residents only. These are not intended as gathering areas for the general public. Residents and neighbors using a Slow Street must adhere to the latest health guidelines, as outlined by the Mayor’s Safer at Home order. Gathering of groups, barbequing, playing games that involve physical contact with others, or programming of any kind is prohibited. These streets should be treated like all other recently opened active recreation sites, including beaches and trails. Local traffic and local parking is still allowed on these streets and emergency evacuation routes are still in order.
Toluca Lake Restaurants You Can Order From
We’ve contacted our local eateries for updated information. Here’s a listing of offerings for delivery, take out, and online ordering during the Safer-at-Home mandate. Help sustain these local businesses until they can reopen their dining rooms and people feel comfortable returning.
234-unit apartment complex that repurposes old bank headed for Toluca Lake
Plans for a 234-unit apartment complex that will repurpose a Chase bank right off the 134 freeway in Toluca Lake at Lankershim and Riverside Drive were approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council’s planning and land use management committee.