Laurice and I moved to Toluca Lake in 2004, just after we got married. We love the intimate, small-town feel of our community — a true walkable oasis in our city, with friendly and approachable neighbors, quiet and safe streets, and wonderful local businesses and restaurants. Toluca Lake is also central to local and regional cultural, recreational and entertainment amenities.
We are doing our best to maintain a positive perspective during this unprecedented time, focusing on family and enjoying this unique opportunity to be with our children each day. Our biggest challenge has been spinning plates — we are juggling home-schooling four young children; Laurice is remotely teaching her transitional kindergarten class for LAUSD while I am working from home with multiple calls and online meetings, all while scheduling meals and breaks to keep the family energized and feeling like each day brings something new.
On our daily walks, it has been nice to see our friends and neighbors, even from afar. We also are fortunate to be connected with many leaders in our community — GTLNC, Chamber, HOA and Garden Club. I have regular Zoom meetings through Toluca Lake Beautification Partners, our local 501(c)(3) organization, which provides wonderful opportunities to connect with these leaders and hear how each respective stakeholder base is doing.
As the old saying goes, “This too shall pass.” When it does, we look forward to engaging with you all in celebration of the perseverance and resilience of our community and bolstering our collective efforts to rebuild our local economy and assist those in need.
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