I’ve lived in Toluca Lake for 18 years. I’m originally from New York, but Toluca Lake has become my home. It’s one of the last small-town-feeling communities in Los Angeles. We all work together through groups like the Neighborhood Watch and the Homeowners Association.
I’m handling the current situation by following protocol, keeping social distance, working around challenges and putting information out for other people. The biggest challenge is fighting insanity. I’m used to being on the go and coming home to collapse. I’m still getting up at 6:30 and starting my business day. You have to keep your mind going and your schedule going, or you can fall into bad habits.
The best way to stay connected right now is with social media. Most of us in Toluca Lake follow each other. It’s nice to see what other people are doing. Once we get out of this, it’s very important that we support our community, our local businesses and restaurants. It wouldn’t feel right to see someone go out of business. And we need to make sure that nothing like this happens in the future.
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