LA City Council takes action to save Bob Hope's Toluca Lake home

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Dolores and Bob Hope. Daily News file photo.
Dolores and Bob Hope. Daily News file photo.

In an attempt to save late entertainer Bob Hope’s Toluca Lake home from demolition, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved emergency legislation to make the property a historic monument.

The council passed the action 12-0, reacting to L.A. City Councilman David Ryu’s motion.

That motion, he said in a statement, came after Ryu was recently notified that a survey had identified the Bob and Delores Hope estate as potentially historic. It also came as the home is “staged for demolition,” according to a news release from Ryu’s office.

The estate is in his district, at 10350 East Moorpark Street.

The motion approved Friday instructs the city’s Planning Department to prepare for review by the Cultural Heritage Commission. Ryu’s motion also instructs the Cultural Heritage Commission to submit recommendations to the council to include the estate on the city’s list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

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