August 24, 2016

Remembering Bill Sloan

 Dear Editor, We were very sorry to read of the passing of Bill Sloan, our neighbor in Old Canyon for four decades. (William Sloan, 1917-2016, Topanga Messenger, Vol. 40, No. 15, July 28, 2016) Bill and his wife Pearl showed their neighbors many kindnesses over the years, including during the flood in Old Canyon in 1980. A small flash flood had wiped out several homes on Bonnell, and Bill and Pearl opened up Sloan’s Oak to about a… [Read More...]

A "Capitol" For the Record

 Dear Editor, I love your paper but I wanted to give you a note about “Happy Birthday Ringo” in your current issue. Ringo was at Capitol Records (not Capital), and Johnny Winter and Joe Cocker were probably not there as they both passed away in 2014. I think Johnny's brother, Edgar, was there; they are often mistaken[for each other]. I think the Messenger is one of the top local papers in the region. —Peter Fletcher Capitol Records… [Read More...]