Toluca Lake Magazine Issue Archive
Our homes have served as sanctuaries during these turbulent times, and it’s not surprising that real estate and home improvement are booming as people recognize how important it is to have a living space that meets their needs. In this issue, two local families share their stories of creating and enjoying the homes of their dreams, with advice on how their neighbors can do the same. Our cover star, Annie Potts, describes what she loves about living in Toluca Lake, what makes a house a home to her and the ways she’s giving from her heart to help others in need. And we talk with our new city councilmember, Nithya Raman, about her historic election, how she's tackling the housing crisis and her plans to make our area a better place for all to live and work.
Annie Potts initially chose Toluca Lake for its proximity to the studios, but it wasn’t long before the walkable streets and small-town charm cast their spell.
Nearly two years after moving into their home, Anne and Jose Alvarez are still captivated by its architecture and landscaping.
Needing space to accommodate their growing family, John and Maria Ly set out to create the perfect modern farmhouse themselves.
Nithya Raman’s victory in the L.A. City Council’s Fourth District race last November was surprising and historic in many ways.
Since moving to the area over a decade ago, Dianna Buck has dedicated herself to giving back to the community that has given her so much in return.
With people looking for safe ways to get out of the house during the pandemic, Metropolis Bikes has been at the center of a full-blown cycling boom.
As we explore how to safely re-engage with the wider world, let’s do our best to keep our local roots strong and take good care of ourselves and one another.
To promote community spirit while respecting social distancing guidelines, the Toluca Lake Homeowners Association decided to try a different kind of fundraiser.
Pup Ollie and bunnies Figgie and Newton are all rescues and registered pet therapy teams. Their fur family also includes two rescued cats, Callie and Checkers.
At age 18, Lucky might be the oldest dog in the neighborhood! She is showered with love on a daily basis and believes the world revolves around her — which it does.
Shown here at just 12 weeks but now about 6 months old, Archie is a Cavalier King Charles spaniel who moved to Toluca Lake from Oklahoma in February.