Metropolis Bikes named Best of LA

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has been named one of the Best of LA® winners, as announced in the August issue of Los Angeles Magazine.   We have been voted the Best Bike Shop for Commuters (and the only bike shop selected in the issue!)

Metropolis BikesWe are grateful for our fantastic team and for our wonderful customers who help make us who we are!

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Toluca Lake Tennis & Fitness voted “Best Health & Fitness Club”


Cinema Secrets Professional Halloween Makeup

Cinema Secrets 2015 Halloween

Toluca Lake’s newest business Cole Michaels Salon & Spa celebrates its Grand Opening

On July 11, 2015 the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce helped celebrate the Grand Opening ribbon cutting at Cole Michaels Salon & Spa.

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Saying goodbye to Helen Ohania

It is with great sadness that we say good bye to Helen Ohanian. She and her husband Van, owned Ohanians Jewelers. Helen went on to assist Peter Generales, her son in law and Sylvia, her daughter, at Generales & Generales, Fine Jewelers. Helen will be missed. A true Tolucan.    Read more…


Ernie Borgnine, Helen & Van Ohanian, Rose & Anthony Chimo. Circa 1970


2015 Pancake Breakfast Photos

2015PancakeBreakfastServers11th Annual Pancake Breakfast
Another Huge Success!

Since 2005, the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce has been hosting a yearly pancake breakfast as a way of bringing the community together.     Continue to Photo Gallery…

Crime Map – February 2015

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Let There Be Light


Once again the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted an evening for merchants, shop owners and our fabulous restaurants, who in true Toluca Lake spirit, gave with generous hearts and decorated with delicious-NESS.

Fritz Coleman was gracious as ever lighting our tree and Joe Mantegna introduced all of the talented celebrities of Toluca Lake. Santa and his adorable elves greeted each and every child with their magical smiles. Continue reading

Toluca Lake Streetscaping Surveys

Streetscape Survey _RiversideWe hope you will take this opportunity to participate in defining/establishing the vision for the Toluca Lake community.

Please participate in the Streetscaping surveys for Riverside Drive (Sancola to Clybourn) and Lankershim Blvd (Moorpark to Cahuenga).

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Newsletter from Councilmember Tom LaBonge – 3.21.14

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LAPD to Open Four Regional Customer Service Centers on Saturdays to Help Resolve Customer Billing Problems

In an ongoing effort to resolve customer billing problems, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will open four of its Customer Service Centers on Saturdays for the next eight weeks, starting this Saturday, March 22. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In response to the significant operational problems encountered with the replacement of its 40- year old customer billing system, LADWP apologized in an open letter to its customers and launched a new billing information webpage to allow customers to track the progress being made. Customers who have questions about their bill are encouraged to Continue reading

1969 Chamber Installation of Officers

1969 Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce Installation

James Potter, Dorothy Lamour, Ed Reinecke, Ann Blythe, John and June Broughton

Thank you to Richard Bogy who has preserved this photo sent to him by Rickie Stambaugh. It was taken at the Chamber’s installation of officers banquet on February 15, 1969.

From left to right are James Potter (City Councilman), Dorothy Lamour (“movie queen” and co-star of the Hope-Crosby “Road Pictures”), Ed Reinecke (Lt. Governor of California), Ann Blythe (Movie Queen – Oscar nominee for Mildred Pierce), Chamber President John Broughton and his wife June.

Ann Blythe served as Honorary Sheriff and Dorothy Lamour was our “Ambassador of Goodwill.” Both lived in Toluca Lake; Dorothy on Placidia Avenue and Ann on Toluca Estates Drive.

Assemblymember Nazarian’s Visit to Toluca Lake

by Steve Hampar

On February 7th our California State Assemblymember, Adrin Nazarian, spent the morning visiting a few Toluca Lake Chamber Members. It was a great opportunity for our members to personally ask questions and raise concerns about State Government, and how it affects their business. Assemblymember Nazarian fielded questions and listened intently. It was a productive session. We are hoping to have another round soon, so if you are interested in participating, please let us know!

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2013 Toluca Lake Holiday Open House

Honeybaked350The 2013 Annual Holiday Open House has come and gone, and once again has attracted thousands of visitors into the Village. The Merchants, shop owners and restaurants graciously opened their doors with a Holiday flair. Once again making their way up and down Riverside Drive was the ever popular Bag Pipe band, along with Strolling Carolers, and an open air van filled with even more Carolers from The Lawrence School and Walter Reed Middle School. Also performing was the drill team from Toluca Lake Elementary School and the Hollywood High School Marching Band. A special thanks to the Continue reading

LaBonge Cancels Pilot Parking Meter Test

Parking Meter MeetingFollowing Monday evening’s pubic discussion regarding the parking meter pilot program, Councilmember Tom LaBonge made the decision to cancel the test.

If the program had been successful, more parking meters could have been installed along Riverside Drive.
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Crime Alert

BPD Newsletter 250

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2013-08 Crime Map 250

Please see the crime stats map for the month of August as well as incidents reported by residents or Watch Captains. We are also providing a link to the Burbank Police Dept. Newsletter.

Thefts from Motor Vehicles are the incidents that keep us in the crime stats. Please DO NOT leave anything visible in your vehicles. Remember:
Lock It, Hide It, Keep It!!
See the notice below from
Burbank PD

Please see this link to some
reminders from LAPD:

Janice Eaton      Steve Hampar

Incidents Reported by Residents and Watch Captains. Continue reading