January 29, 2015

TCC Potluck Gala & Topanga Messenger Drawing, February 8

 On Sunday, February 8, from 2-5 p.m. bring family, friends, neighbors and food or beverage to the Potluck Gala and Messenger Drawing, sponsored by the Topanga Community Club. It will be an afternoon of gentle revelry, music, a cash bar and the incomparable bounty that is a Topanga Potluck. For those who can't attend the family's memorial service that day at the Bergamot Station Writers Boot Camp for Messe… [Read More...]

Undergrounding Project in Town Center to Start in February

 A project to remove Southern California Edison (SCE) overhead utilities and place them underground in the Topanga Town Center will start in February, according to L.A. County representatives. The project, estimated to complete within 18 months or less, covers an area on Topanga Canyon Boulevard (TCB), primarily along the west side, from approximately 300 feet north of the Verizon Building and south to Cuesta … [Read More...]

February Topanga Library Events

 Wednesday, February 4, 7 p.m.—”Reading Aloud” with Jane Marla Robbins. Actress and author Jane Marla Robbins will lead a joyful, interactive presentation exploring how we can transform words on a page into dramatic, effective and moving performances. The evening will include physical, emotional and vocal exercises, as well as some actors' tricks to help participants achieve their best performances. Co-sponsored with Topanga Authors Group (TAG) an… [Read More...]

Sounds of Hope at Anam Cara

 A Pre-Open House fundraising event at Anam Cara will take place on February 15, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to support the final phase of remodeling and putting the finishing touches in preparation for the official opening of Gabriel’s House at Anam Cara. The reception begins at 11 a.m. followed by a concert featuring Topanga's own Billy Joseph. At 1:30 p.m., actor Barry Bostwick will present the Anam Cara 2015 Public Service Award to Representative Ted … [Read More...]

Free Water Recycling Facility Tour, February 7

 CALABASAS—The Las Virgenes–Triunfo Joint Powers Authority (JPA) will conduct a free tour of its water recycling, wastewater treatment, composting and solar power facilities on Saturday, February 7 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advance registration is required by signing up at www.LVMWD.com or by calling (818) 251-2200 during regular business hours. “Water is a timely topic; we welcome area residents to se… [Read More...]

Board of Supervisors Delay Vote on Mega Development

 On January 23, the Board of Supervisors took a controversial Santa Monica Mountains hotel development off of its agenda for the January 27 meeting. E-mails from Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s office stated that “because this is the first project coming under the new local coastal plan (LCP), we have some additional questions and want to make certain it completely conforms with the provisions of the new plan.” According to the revised agenda, the item, a 220,… [Read More...]

Opposition to Proposed Radio Tower at Station 69 Heats Up

 A fundraiser to block a proposed emergency radio tower in Topanga was held at Froggy’s on Sunday, January 11. The event sought to raise legal fees in an attempt to block the construction of a 70-foot monopole for emergency radio communication at the Engine Station 69. Due to a federal mandate, a new plan to integrate emergency responders’ radio and communication operations is planned to roll out in Topanga some time next year. To fight it, Elizabe… [Read More...]

Spring Animal Classes Now Available

 Founder Mollie Hogan of The Nature of Wildworks is offering animal classes where you can learn how to clicker train with a dog and fox ($65), the basics of falconry ($75), or how to walk an exotic cat ($125). These 90-minute private classes are a truly unique experience for ages 8 and up. The Nature of Wildworks is a celebration of all the remarkable diverse creatures with whom we are privileged to share this life on earth. Dedicated to the lifetime q… [Read More...]

Spring Animal Classes Now Available

 Founder Mollie Hogan of The Nature of Wildworks is offering animal classes where you can learn how to clicker train with a dog and fox ($65), the basics of falconry ($75), or how to walk an exotic cat ($125). These 90-minute private classes are a truly unique experience for ages 8 and up. The Nature of Wildworks is a celebration of all the remarkable diverse creatures with whom we are privileged to share this life on earth. Dedicated to the lifetime q… [Read More...]