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Holidays in the San Fernando Valley: Lilley Hall in Toluca Lake

It’s the oldest children’s choir in the San Fernando Valley, 50 years old to be exact. Every night after Thanksgiving, you can hear them caroling on the corner of Mariota and Moorpark, at Lilley Hall, a two-story Tudor Revival home built in 1927. Lilley Hall was named after Joseph J. Lilley, the former music director for Paramount Studios as well

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Behind the Business: Doan’s Bakery

In 1984, Karen Doan, a self-taught baker, opened Doan’s Bakery at the urging of friends and family who enjoyed her delicious cakes and creations.  25 years later, the bakery is now a family affair, co-owned by her son Eric, family run and operated.  They’ve been baking for restaurants, coffee shops, caterers, and some high-profile clients. Their storefront on Ventura Blvd,

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