Toluca Lake Magazine Issue Archive
In honor of the season of growth and renewal, this issue celebrates the resurgence of beloved neighborhood traditions and the beauty of the natural world. Six members of the Toluca Lake Garden Club share a look at their edible gardens and how they savor the bounty of fruits, vegetables and herbs they grow. Venturing farther into the great outdoors, our article on nearby camping destinations highlights more than a dozen ideas for enjoying our region’s great forests, beaches and deserts. And as civic life also gets a fresh start thanks to redistricting, our new City Councilmember Paul Krekorian discusses his background, his accomplishments and how he’ll approach the job of advocating for Toluca Lake.
Many of the avid gardeners of the Toluca Lake Garden Club take advantage of the area’s rich soil and mild climate to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs.
There are a wealth of campsites near the city that make it easy to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind. We’ve rounded up a handful of destinations to consider for your next great adventure.
Toluca Lake residents got a new Los Angeles City Council representative for the new year as part of the citywide redistricting process, but Paul Krekorian is far from being a stranger to the area.
Turning SKY Properties into one of the leading providers of full-service property management has taken founder Kari Negri years of effort, dedication and patience, not to mention good luck.
Angie Niemeyer has become a community staple in Toluca Lake, especially for her work with the Homeowners Association and the Magical Holiday Parade.
The Magical Holiday Parade, a beloved local tradition for nearly 40 years, teamed up with Penny Lane Centers on Christmas Eve to collect donations for young people aging out of the foster care system.
Toluca Lake residents eagerly made their way to Riverside Drive on December 4 to celebrate one of the community’s favorite annual traditions — the Holiday Open House.
Once a month, the West Toluca Lake Residents Association (WTLRA) hosts a community cleanup event, where residents pick up “cubic tons of trash,” WTLRA President Tess Taylor says.
After holding a virtual event last year, we were grateful to meet in person on a beautiful fall day for the ninth annual Toluca Lake Homeowners Association Turkey Trot.
As spring approaches with its aura of new beginnings, I can’t help but be filled with hope. I see plenty of reason for optimism in the way our community has endured these difficult times.
Oscar was a rescue pup from Utah who arrived in Toluca Lake during the pandemic, and he certainly landed in the right spot!
Biggie Smalls is a sweet-natured 6-year-old Yorkshire terrier mix rescued from Wags and Walks five years ago.
Beloved rescue mutts Otis (a shih tzu mix) and Lemmy (a Havanese mix) hailed from the rough-and-tumble streets of Pasadena and Temecula prior to settling in Toluca Lake.