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Toluca Lake

Photo of Toluca Lake from Los Angeles Times History Before Europeans arrived in the San Fernando Valley in 1769, the Tongva people had been living in the area surrounding Toluca Lake for 8,000 years. The Tongva village of kah-Ween-gah (Cahuenga) located on the banks of the Los Angeles River had trade connections with other Tongva villages in Southern California. At the time, the Los Angeles River...

Calabasas

Overlooking photo of Calabasas. Photo by Okey Isima Calabasas, California is a city with a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries. From the peaceful lives of the Chumash Indians to the exploits of squatters and bandits, the area has seen its fair share of changes over the years. The name Calabasas is thought to have been derived from the Indian word for "where the wild geese fly" or from the...

Encino

The Tree that Started Everything Photo of Encino from Encino Neighborhood Council Encino is a vibrant city located in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. Known for its rich history and beautiful oak trees, Encino has a unique backstory that dates back to the 1700s. The city was originally home to the Gabrielino Native Americans and was colonized by the Spanish in 1769. The...

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