Toluca Lake Magazine Issue Archive
We’re celebrating spring with an issue we hope brings you joy, inspiration and renewed appreciation for our wonderful neighborhood. You’ll find an expert’s guide to creating stunning seasonal bouquets, a tribute to one of our favorite local storytellers, a rollicking historical yarn, a profile of two longtime residents giving back through volunteering, a behind-the-scenes look at our neighborhood school, a portrait of an artist bringing her creative spark to Riverside Drive, and coverage of recent community events.
After a cold and dreary winter, spring is the time to embrace all things bright and cheerful, and what better way than with a bountiful bouquet that showcases the best the season has to offer?
Tim and Linda Hawkins are among Toluca Lake’s oldest residents, having lived in their Sancola Avenue home for the past 60 years. They are also some of the most involved members of the community.
For Patrick Curtis and his pals at St. Charles School, that April Fools’ Day would be one they would never forget: Hopalong Cassidy and Montie Montana were going to put on a Western show right in the schoolyard.
We were shocked and saddened to learn that Patrick Curtis, who shared many stories with us about his Toluca Lake childhood, passed away on November 24, 2022.
Toluca Lake Elementary School makes learning a true community endeavor through strong partnerships with local families and neighborhood organizations.
In this spring edition, we are thrilled to bring you inspiring stories of community members who have made a positive impact in our town.
After more than a decade, Tina Simpson is bidding a bittersweet farewell to Toluca Lake and has put her lakefront estate on the market.
Seasonal cheer filled the air on December 3 as community members took part in Toluca Lake’s annual Holiday Open House.
A large crowd gathered outside Pergolina during the Holiday Open House to celebrate the unveiling of a vibrant mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe by local artist and muralist Paige Peter.
On January 24, volunteers came together to collect important information on those experiencing homelessness in our neighborhood.
The 10th annual Turkey Trot and Fall Festival on November 20 was the most successful to date, and the event’s organizers and supporters were recognized at a special event on February 21.
Although her family has lived in Toluca Lake for almost 10 years, miniature dachshund Shelby just joined the household and the neighborhood last year.