November 25, 2014

Malibu Fire Station 71 Dedication Applauds Topanga Artist

 Topanga Art Tile artist Matt Doolin completes the largest public arts commission in L. A. County. The dedication and ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the new L.A. County Fire Station 71 at Point Dume in Malibu, was buzzing with excitement and camraderie among state, county and city officials, and more firefighters in one place outside of a fire emergency.The new 5,800-square-foot, state-of-the-art fac… [Read More...]

LA-RICS System to Coordinate Emergency Responders

 The system will require installation of a 70-foot monopole at Fire Station 69. A new plan to integrate emergency responders’ radio and communication operations is planned to roll out in Topanga some time next year. At an October 22 meeting of the Topanga Emergency Task Force at Supervisor Zev Yaroslavky’s Field Office in Calabasas, the plan was presented by the LA-RICS team who explained how the system will work t… [Read More...]

For the Record

 Topanga Historical Society Picnic at Camp Wildwood—In our coverage of this event (see “Topanga Historical Society Annual Picnic at Camp Wildwood,” Topanga Messenger, Vol 38, No 22, Nov. 6, 2014), we got the last name of the delightful and informative speaker at this event wrong. Julia and Oka Stewart’s granddaughter’s last name is Ekholm. Our apologies for not paying attention. Kathleen Stewart Ekholm wrote a lovely thank you letter (See “… [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Festival in Topanga, November 27

 Once again, The Rock Service Group, presents Thanksgiving Day brunch beginning at 11 a.m., on Thursday, November 27 as a good will gesture to those in the Topanga community. The meal, held in the parking area behind the Topanga Creek Market, comes complete with all the delicious Thanksgiving standards, as well as some incredible homemade additions every year. Anyone wanting to help can come at 9 a.m., to help set up tables, chairs, decorations and set… [Read More...]

November Events at Topanga Library

 Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m.—SAT Practice Test. Be prepared for the official test by taking our free SAT Practice Test, administered by a local Kaplan Test Prep representative. Registration is required. Contact the Library to reserve your spot! Open to all high school students. Tuesday, November 25, 3:30 p.m.—Thanksgiving Art Activity. Create a unique memento of the holiday that will be cherished for years to come. Ages 4-12. Sponsored … [Read More...]

Canyon Sages Autumn Craft Boutique Fundraiser, November 29

 The Canyon Sages will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, November 29, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Community House. Proceeds will go towards their Building Fund and supplies needed for ongoing exercise classes, clubs, workshops and speaker engagements. Spend a post-Thanksgiving day browsing all local hand-made goods just in time for the holidays. Find unique artisan crafts of jewelry, fabrics, candles, greeting cards, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, food… [Read More...]

Banners on the Boulevard to Proclaim “Shop Local”

 The Topanga Canyon Town Council (TCTC) had new banner poles installed last month to replace the older poles that were originally donated around 2005. The new system will allow for an easier and safer installation. Through the banner program, the Town Council has promoted various non-profit causes in the Canyon including: the Canyon Sages, Topanga Resident Access Cards, OneTopanga.com and gener… [Read More...]

RCDSMM Native Plants Sale, December 6

 You live in or dream about Topanga because there’s something magical about this place. You know it, your friends know it, even random visitors know it. What if I told you there’s an actual incantation that can make this magic happen in just three words? Here it is: Plant. Native. Plants. If you are lucky enough to live in the heart of an Oakland forest or in the middle of chaparral, the universe has already set t… [Read More...]

T-CEP Says So Long to John Stevens

 Members of the Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (T-CEP) gave a going-away party for long-time residents John Stevens and Germaine Cook who have left the Canyon to forge a new life in Yucca Valley. In the aftermath of the devasting 1993 Malibu/Topanga fire, Stevens joined other concerned residents who felt it was time to prepare for what it means to live in a place like Topanga—a place of beauty and danger— an… [Read More...]

Topanga Vintage Market, November 23

 The last Topanga Vintage Market of 2014, takes place at Pierce College November, 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Your November shopping list for the holidays may be found here with items such as table linens; corkscrew, ice bucket & tongs; Russel Wright gravy boat; electric knife like Grandpa used; a few extra chairs… and holiday presents! The market is located at Pierce College. Enter from Victory Blvd. at Mason Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91306, 8 a.m. to 3… [Read More...]

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