Toluca Lake Magazine Issue Archive
There couldn’t be a better anthem for coping with our world’s recent ups and downs than the song immortalized by one of Toluca Lake’s most famous past residents, Frank Sinatra: “That’s Life.” In this issue we tell the tale of this ageless hit straight from its author, Dean Kay, who details his wild ride of a music career and his nearly 55 years in the neighborhood. His song's theme of tenacity is echoed by the story of dedicated public servant Alice Roth, the aide to City Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and David Ryu, who bids us farewell after helping the people of Toluca Lake for nearly two decades. We also investigate how our familiar streets got their names, plus we offer a real estate resource guide with local pros providing expertise on buying and selling in this market.
Dean Kay has enjoyed an incredible career as an entertainer, songwriter, music publisher and advocate, working with some of the top artists and hit songs of all time.
While the streets of Toluca Lake aren’t numerous, their names reflect the diverse history and geography of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
Luckily, Toluca Lake residents have access to a wide selection of expert real estate professionals who know and love our community and are dedicated to serving it.
Almost anyone who has owned a local business, been part of a neighborhood group or attended a community event in our area is likely to recognize Alice Roth.
Step inside either of Kerry Krull’s restaurants and her love and admiration for the community become abundantly clear.
Although signs of hope are glimmering now, it’s clear all the challenges of 2020 didn’t magically evaporate with a flip of the calendar page.
We captured a few recent local scenes that remind us that community life still finds creative ways of continuing.
Glenn Geller and Jim Maresca’s Moorpark Street home, Lilley Hall, is known for its dazzling holiday decorations.
Buster is a lovable English bulldog who, at 10 years old, still loves to play and prides himself on being a puppy at heart.
A small but mighty miniature pinscher, Bentley Bogart enjoys long walks, long naps and letting every dog that passes by know that he is there to protect his home.
JuJu is a 3-year-old German shepherd rescue who was lucky to find his forever home in Toluca Lake!