Bing Crosby brought his major star power to Toluca Lake for a decade, and his legacy as one of its most prominent residents continues today. We traced the story of the legendary crooner’s two local homes through their past and present inhabitants.
Ryan Cassidy’s Toluca Woods home is filled with history — some from his Hollywood heritage, some part of the house and neighborhood, and the rest collected through a lifelong interest in objects that tell a story.
Both Boris Karloff and his frequent costar and rival Bela Lugosi spent some happy years living in our area, the former in Toluca Lake in the 1930s and the latter in North Hollywood a decade later.
“We would not be the same family without them!” says longtime Toluca Lake resident Carolyn Goldstein of dogs Jeter, Boomer and Sophie, and she isn’t alone in that sentiment; dozens of local readers have sent us sweet tales about their bond with their canine companions.
With more than 1,500 followers on Instagram, Humphrey may be Toluca Lake’s leading canine influencer. His outgoing personality, expressive face and striking appearance make him a natural at social media.
You never quite know what you’ll see at the weekly classic car show at Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank, which draws car collectors, enthusiasts and sightseers from all over Southern California and beyond.