Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California


Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California

Toluca Lake is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California.

Geography

Toluca Lake is situated in the southeastern San Fernando Valley between the city of Burbank, the Los Angeles district of North Hollywood and the unincorporated county area of Universal City. The area's historic boundaries are Cahuenga Boulevard, Clybourn Avenue, Camarillo Street and the Los Angeles River.

The Santa Monica Mountains surround the area, which includes six-acre Toluca Lake.

The area is a favorite for television and movie scouts, and film crews are very frequent.

Data

* Population: 16,978
* Zip code: 91602
* Area code: 818
* Time zone: Pacific (Standard Time: GMT -8 hours, DST: GMT -7 hours)
* Coordinates: latitude 34.15 & longitude -118.37

Community

Demographics

An upscale community marked by tranquil neighborhoods, Toluca Lake is 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. It is located between two major studios, Universal Studios to the south and Warner Bros. to the east.

Politics

Toluca Lake is represented by City Councilman Tom LaBonge in the Los Angeles City Council.

NBC-4 weatherman Fritz Coleman is the honorary mayor of Toluca Lake.

Education

Toluca Lake is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and [http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Toluca_Lake_EL/ Toluca Lake Elementary School] is within its borders.

Ecclesiastical

The local Catholic Church, Saint Charles Borromeo has played host to several celebrity funerals, including that of Bob Hope. [ [http://www.seeing-stars.com/Churches/StCharles.shtml St. Charles Catholic Church - SeeingStars.com] ] The choir director Paul Salamunovich was the former director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. He can be heard playing the organ Sundays at the 7:15 mass and directing the Choir at the 10:00 mass.

Landmarks and distinctive places

The Bob's Big Boy Restaurant of Burbank (est. 1949), the oldest such restaurant in America and a California Point of Historical Interest, is located just beyond the boundary of Toluca Lake and is often misidentified as being located there. [ [http://www.roadsidepeek.com/coffeeeats/coffeeshop/bigboy/bobs.htm RoadsidePeek.com ~ Bob's Big Boy] ] [ [http://www.laokay.com/BobsBigBoy.htm#TolucaLake LAOkay.com ~ Bob's Big Boy] ] [ [http://you-are-here.com/sculpture/bob.html YouAreHere.com ~ Bob's Big Boy] ] Toluca Lake was also home to the first IHOP restaurant in 1958; however, there is no longer an IHOP located there.

Former actor and 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan had his wedding reception with second wife Nancy Reagan at the Toluca Lake home of actor (and best man) William Holden on March 4, 1952.

Several condominium and apartment complexes are located in Toluca Lake, along Riverside Drive and Moorpark Way. The first condominium complex to be built there is at 10470 Riverside Drive, erected in 1974.

Cultural references

* The third section of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction ("The Bonnie Situation") is set in Toluca Lake.
* In the "Silent Hill" series of video games, Toluca Lake is the name of the body of water around which the fictional town of Silent Hill is located.

Famous residents

*Steve Abbott,actor
*Julie Andrews, actress and singer
*Jonathan Antin, hairstylist
*Jack Black, actor
*Brooke Burns, actress
*Ann Blyth, actress and singer
*Steve Carell, actor
*Peter Casey, television writer
*Bing Crosby, singer and actor
*Billy Ray Cyrus, actor and singer
*Miley Cyrus, actress and singer
*Jennifer Darling, voice actress
*Doris Day, singer and actress; animal rights advocate
*Kat Dennings, actress
*Rick Dees, radio personality
*Roy E. Disney, director and producer
*Hilary Duff, singer and actress [E! Entertainment's "20 Under 25"]
*Kirsten Dunst, actress
*Zac Efron, actor
*W. C. Fields, actor
*Larry Fine, actor
*Brad Fitch, singer
*Raven-Symone', singer, actress, producer
*Redd Foxx, comedian and actor
*Andy García, actor
*Jennie Garth, actress
*Clique Girlz, singers (Destinee, Ariel, and Paris)
*Harold Greene, news anchorman
*Andy Griffith. actor
*Brett R. Henry, photographer and writer
*Steve Hofstetter, comedian and radio personality
*Vanessa Hudgens, actress and singer
*Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress
*William Holden, actor
*Bob Hope, actor
*Moe Howard, actor
*Jonas Brothers, actors, singers
*Wayne Knight, actor
*George Lopez, actor, comedian
*Leonard Maltin, film critic
*Garry Marshall, director and producer
*Eric McCormack, actor
*Roger Miller, song writer and singer
*Jeffrey Dean Morgan, actor
*Wendell Niles, radio personality, actor
*José Offerman, Major League baseball player
*Markie Post, actress
*Jason Priestley, actor
*John Ratzenberger, actor
*Brenda Song, actress, singer, model, producer
*Frank Sinatra, singer, actor
*Kelly Sweet, singer
*Alan Thicke, actor
*Ashley Tisdale, actress, singer
*Forrest Tucker, actor
*Jim Tully, author
*Denzel Washington, actor
*Scott Weiland, singer, lyricist
*Lawrence Welk, band leader
*Dawn Wells, actress
*Eric West, Cinematographer
*Henry Winkler, actor
*Cary Woodworth, actor, musician
*Joanne Worley, actress, comedian

References

External links

* [http://www.tolucalakechamber.com/ Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce]


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