Toluca Lake Magazine Issue Archive
With much of our neighborhood life happening behind closed doors due to the global pandemic, we needed to find a new way to document it. We asked locals to send us their stories and be photographed in front of their homes, and we were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response. We’ve gathered reports from dozens of community leaders, business owners and residents on what life is like for them right now and what they’d like to tell their neighbors. In addition, honorary mayor Fritz Coleman shares his own stay-at-home experiences and message to the community, and Patrick Curtis remembers growing up in Toluca Lake during the 1949 polio epidemic and the Hollywood cowboy heroes who brought hope to stricken children.
When 2020 began, we had no idea that our local small businesses and our entire community would soon face the greatest challenge of our lives.
Since I am a person of “a certain age,” I was one of the first to be asked to socially distance myself from our NBC4 studios in Universal City. Here are a few of the thoughts that have been passing through my mind recently.
Some of us may remember when our Toluca Lake community and world were turned sideways by another virus: polio.
Toluca Lake Beautification Partners has two active projects in Toluca Lake: the Toluca Lake Village clock and Riverside Drive streetscape, Phase 3.
We’re faced with the question of how to cover neighborhood news and lifestyle when events are canceled, many businesses are closed to the public and residents are sheltering in place.
Meet Sophia, the 4-pound shih tzu with a huge heart who’s a Toluca Lake celebrity in her own right.