Three Stooges fans may know that the Howard brothers lived in Toluca Lake. What might not be as known is that they were connected to the Money Tree, a popular bar on Riverside Drive during the late ’50s and ’60s.
Four local homeowners have retired their browning lawns for something prettier and more drought-tolerant. Take a look at their yards for inspiration on what you can do — with as much or as little effort as you’d like.
In “Water-Wise Gardens,” four Toluca Lake homeowners — Amber Denker, Nan Christian, Susanne and Ken Hayes — gave us a tour of their drought-tolerant yards. Here, they share further insights gained from their gardening experience.
Ah, summer — it’s when happy hour takes on a whole new vibe, when the sunlight softens and invites you to chill after a hard day with a cool drink in hand. So do Toluca Lake area restaurants and bars, many of which have patios where you can luxuriate al fresco.
The many juice bars in and around Toluca Lake don’t just offer a refreshing rainbow of nutrient-packed beverages and wholesome foods — they also add a generous helping of community spirit.
Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu recently sat down with us to share the reasons why he calls Toluca Lake “a model for other communities,” what he’s working on and what he hopes to achieve in the area.