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St. Charles Rummage Sale 2017

10830 Moorpark St, Los Angeles, CA 91602
The 17th Annual St. Charles Rummage Sale fondly known as the "The White Elephant" will be held on Saturday October 7th and Sunday October 8th from 8 am to 6pm. Vintage Furniture, books, arts, jewelry, kitchen and glassware, collectibles, holiday decorations and more.

Location The Social Center 10830 Moorpark St., No. Hollywood, CA 91602

North Hollywood Food Truck Collective

5711 Tujunga Ave. North Hollywood in front of the Amelia Earhart North Hollywood Regional Library!

The evening will feature:  Food Trucks | Music | Games | and MORE!

Thursdays 5:30-9:30PM

NOHO Farmer's Market

Date: October 07, 2017 08:30 AM

Venue: 5331 Bakman Ave North Hollywood Ca 91601  |  City: Los Angeles, United States

The NoHo Farmers Market has been in the city for years but has recently changed ownership. The new owners are striving to make this Farmers Market one the community will come and enjoy, where all feel safe and welcome. The new direction for the Farmers Market is to promote healthy living and lifestyle. Whether it be from our organic fruits and vegetables and teas, to our fresh wild seafood. The market is working to bring in more organic products to help promote healthy living.

The Farmers Market needs the support of the community to grow, so come on by the NoHo Farmers Market and support your local farms and vendors.

We are open Rain Or Shine!

We operate from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm every Saturday.

Thousands of bicyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters and pedestrians took to the streets Sunday for CicLAvia's first San Fernando Valley route. Lankershim and Ventura boulevards will be closed for most of the day.

The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., began at 8:45 a.m. with a ceremony attended by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and several L.A. City Council members.

For More Info Visit -  http://beta.ciclavia.org/ciclavia_the_valley


June 30th is the annual West Toluca Lake block party!!!!!!!

The fun start at around 5 pm on Bellflower Street

Looking forward to seeing everyone!


July 20th 2013 is the West Toluca Lake Garage Sale!


September 6th 2013 Keep an eye out for your copy of

"The West Tolucan"







West Toluca Lake Block Party


West Toluca Lake's 29th Annual Block Party

The last annual block party filled Bellflower Street with almost
a hundred joyful neighbors. Dave Chuchian of Hortense Street brought his band, which has expanded this year, to entertain. Our usual chef, Ed Roane (of E.Roane Construction Management) was out of town but John and Alex Chapman stepped in at the grill and provided hot dogs and hamburgers which elicited approbation from all diners.

Janet Madrigal put together  gift baskets for a silent auction that drew great attention and monies went towards the association coffer. Katie Malloy from inner Vineland sang her Betty Hutton melodies which she has performed around the Southland. Gigi Downs from Blix Street sang as well and brought the crowd to its feet. Ron Santoyo did his usual nonpareil effort at stringing flags and banners and Karen and Kevin Collier, Emily and Jim Lechner, Roger and Gretchen Schreck, Pam and Sid Flynn, Amanda Haas and Mike and Kristin Madrigal and Janet and Mark Madrigal our hosts, put heavy efforts into making sure all had a grand time.

The pumper from fire station 86 on Vineland arrived with several of their stalwarts which, as always, delighted kids of all ages.

Our Senior lead, Rob Benevidea, lent an official air to the proceedings and Harry Flynn MC'd for the umpteenth year. Next year will be the 30th anniversary party. Tell everyone who may have moved away that we want to see them back here to celebrate!






Spotlight on Emily Lechner


A former cheerleader for the Baltimore Colts (1960-65) during the era of Johnny Unitas and Raymond Berry, Emily moved to North Hollywood 1965, then to what is now West Toluca Lake in May 1968. The mother of four sons, who grew up on Hortense Street, Emily has worked for the LAUSD for over 22 years. She retired in 2002 and for the past four years, she has worked part-time for one of the District board members in the Chatsworth Field Office, As the Vice President of the WTLRA Board Emily championed the Vineland beautification project, an on-going concern still close to her heart. She is an active member of St Charles Church where she volunteers at the church and school. Emily is a member of two senior travel groups and loves to country line dance and going to the gym. But the true loves of her life are her husband Jim and her family that now includes two wonderful grandsons

Emily Lechner - West Toluca Lake

West Toluca Lake Real Estate - Heather Farquhar Area Specialist

Singing star “Fergie” was immortalized in a new music video on April 14th here in West Toluca Lake. Thanks to location manager Barry Gremillion, who has worked with the neighborhood in the past, a large production company descended on Al Hansen’s empty house next door to his own on Sarah. The company was surrounded by interested neighbors, particularly youngsters to whom the star was generous with autographs and when she wasn’t shooting her video. The company set up catering trucks at Sid Flynn’s on Bellflower (where we vote) and a party atmosphere was evident all day. The video, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” can be found at:  www.youtube.com.





WTL’s own Randall Carver was recently honored with the Medallion Award by TVLand for his work on the classic comedy series “Taxi.”

The Board is hopeful that we can create a committee to help in adding a more impressive look to the Inner Vineland median. The city is helping with watering three days a week and there is a clean-up crew periodically trimming and raking, as many have no doubt noticed. With help from the Neighborhood Council, we plan to beautify this entry to North Hollywood along Vineland…  In late August, the WTL Board will host an outdoor family “Movie Night” where a surprise movie will be projected on the large North wall at our voting place, 4650 Bellflower. There will be plenty of popcorn… The new California Credit Union office and the much anticipated opening of the drive-in Starbucks at the corner of Tujunga and Camarillo will take place in early summer. People will be filling-up just like when there was a gas station on the property…   … Keep your eyes on the new house built on Hortense Street. Word has it designer Christopher Lowell had a hand in the creation of the home. Currently for sale, camera crews followed the construction process from its inception.  



West Toluca Lake Newsletter - Real Estate In West Toluca Lake

Food for thought:

We are hoping to initiate a service to haul toxic waste from the neighborhood to the right toxic waste dumps. We’re still working this out but we’ll pass out information on it when we work out details.

We’re still working on a neighborhood outdoor movie night while the weather is still warm and comfortable. Any thoughts on aspecific titles, etc, will be appreciated. If you have an idea you’d like to share with us, call Harry or Pam Flynn.




WTL President Harry Flynn: 769-3769 (24 hour availability)

Natalie Puga (To request 12 free Universal Parking passes per year): 777-1713

Councilman Tom LaBonge’s neighborhood office: 755-7630

Alice Roth – Councilman’s Deputy: 755-7894

Rob Benevidez LAPD Senior Lead for our neighborhood: 634- 0978

Brian Sottile Ass’t District Attorney for WTL area: 374-6837

LA Building & Maintenance: (213) 482-000

All purpose number for non-emergency city service: 311







Two of our local teens have recently been stopped and ticketed by the police for not wearing helmets while riding their bicycles.  One teen went to court and had his ticket dismissed when he showed the Court he did indeed own a helmet.  Otherwise, the ticket would have been $150.00 - $250.00.  You have been warned!
Heather Farquhar and Todd Riley, Realtors whose names
you’ve seen on signs in our neighborhood, have invested
a lot of time and energy into updating our West Toluca 
Lake web site.  
The site features news about West Toluca Lake as well as helpful
resources you’ll find informative and entertaining.
The site is linked to the Multiple Listings Service 
and there is additional information on homes for 
sale as well as other home evaluation and loan tools.
But the best part of the site is the photo album 
featuring many of our residents and their 
homes (some decorated for Halloween.) 
There is also an archive with information from our 
past newsletters and a map you can share with 
friends when they want to know 
where the heck is West Toluca Lake?
See what we’re talking about at 





March WTLRA Minutes:
At Monday March 9, 20009 about thirty neighbors gathered in Margaret Fusek's living room for the quarterly Neighborhood Watch meeting. Rob Benevidez, our Senior Lead Officer, couldn't make the meeting so he sent Dave Delgoado in his stead. Dave was excellent and gave a broad picture of Valley crime stats and efforts to limit it. Harry announced the new list of Block Captains. Tess Taylor discussed the Art Walk and every-body enjoyed the goodies.