, North Hollywood-Toluca Lake

I wrote the weekly “About Town” column and focused on culture, local businesses, and events for the hyper-local news site. I also covered neighborhood council meetings and community news. (Please note that some embedded links are missing or broken as a result of Patch’s site revamp)

To see my full list of work for North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch, click here.

Here are a few of my favorite stories that I wrote for North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch:

46th Assembly District Candidates Face Off in Valley Village Town Hall
Public education reform, job creation, and more government transparency were among the key themes highlighted by 46th Assembly District candidates during a town hall forum Wednesday night…

Money For Whitnall Gardens Water Conservation Project Dries Up
Now in a new City Council district and with funding cut short, the future of North Hollywood’s planned recreational area off Whitnall Highway is uncertain…

Rolling in the Skates of a San Fernando Valley Roller Derby Recruit
It’s been over 10 years since I’ve been on a pair of skates, so I decided to throw myself into the fire and onto the rink with the Valley’s newly-founded flat track roller derby league… [read parts one & two]

Lucky You Resale Boutique Reopens; Crash Damage Closes Second Store
The Valley Village consignment shop is under new management and its second location, Lucky You Too for Kids, will be replaced by a children’s store named Sandbox Rebel.

There’s a New Slice of Pie in Town
Republic of Pie brings a fresh new flavor of coffee and pie to the NoHo Arts District community…

Larry’s Levis & Collectibles Brings Vintage Flavor to Lankershim
In 1972, Larry Pearson made the roughly-50-mile-trek from the San Fernando Valley to Pomona, where he sold sewing machines at the L.A. County Fair. The then-29-year-old was working for Jake Kahn, who owned J.S. Kahn Sewing Machines at the corner of Lankershim and Chandler boulevards…

Valley Village Neighborhood Council Supports City-Wide Sign Ordinance…
The council also briefly discussed the Chandler Boulevard speed limit increase at their meeting Wednesday night.

Southern California Patch

As part of Patch’s partnership with Ford, I wrote a series of budget-friendly SoCal day trips that can be done on a single gas tank. These local travel guides were published across all Southern California Patch sites, including Manhattan Beach, Banning-Beaumont and many other communities.

Kid-Friendly (And Cheap!) Weekend Adventures in the L.A. Area

Historic Day Trips in the San Diego Area

Budget-Friendly Day Trips Around Los Angeles and Beyond

Historic Day Trips in the Greater Los Angeles Area