March 2, 2015

Remembering Al Martinez

 “A column without passion is like sex without love—it gets the job done but doesn’t mean anything.” That quote was one of the many notes pasted on the corkboard above Al Martinez’s computer in his home office in Topanga and it was passion that sums up the last 50 years of his professional life of chronicling the lives of all types of folks. Martinez passed away on January 12 at West Hills Hospital of congestiv… [Read More...]

Potluck Gala & Drawing Draws a Great Crowd

 More than 30 non-profit organizations showed up as honored guests at the February 8 Potluck Gala and Topanga Messenger Drawing sponsored by the Topanga Community Community Club. Singer/songwriter Susan Lovell and her guitar warmly welcomed arriving guests as a sumptuous feast filled the table. Volunteers set up displays on assigned tables and caugh t up with each other. More than 50 donated items were set out on the stage s… [Read More...]