ELECTIONS ARE COMING SOON. GET TO KNOW THE CANDIDATES.
The Topanga Town Council is sponsoring a State Senate District 27 debate on Wednesday, June 1 at 7pm at 1909 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Hear how candidates stand on different issues and how it will effect our community and lives.
The Topanga Town Council will be selecting the questions, and the forum moderator (from the League of Women Voters) will be posing the questions. Please email questions you would like to see covered at the debate by 5/26/16 to:
To learn more about each of the candidates,
Frontier Offers Direct Contact For Residents With Outstanding Service Issues
The Town Council has also been in contact with Representative Mike Gatto, the Chair of the California State Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce.
IS YOUR HORSE TRAILER SAFE? Better to find out now instead of when an emergency or disaster hits.
Come to the FREE - NO FAULT - NO CITATION - NO RECORD OF TRAILER CONDITION inspection provided by CHP on Sunday, June 12th beginning at 9:00am. Some events require a reservation (read more).
Part One - CHP Horse Trailer Inspections, Part Two - Horse Trailering 101, Part Three - Blindfolded Trailer Rides (now that'll be an experience!)
It's that time of year---brush clearing around your home!
Los Angeles is subject to hot weather, high winds, dryness and overgrowth, which create fire hazards when combined. It is important you brush clear your property and create a defensible space around your home to ward off potential fire disasters. Firefighters credit brush clearance with preventing a major loss of homes and other damage during the wildfire. Most brush fires start on uncleared, overgrown areas with lots of fuel (such as dead branches, tree parts and dry leaves), so brush clearance is considered a crucial barrier when flames reach developed areas. Although brush clearance inspections occur one a year, remember that maintenance is a year-round responsibilty. The LA County Fire Code requires all structure owners to comply with brush clearance requirements in an area up to 200' from structures. To help you following safe brush clearing guidelines, please read on.
Are You Prepared for the Next Major Earthquake?
United States Representative Ted Lieu sends a message for all Californians to prepare for the great shaker. These photos are taken from the new Topanga Survival Guide, which will reach Topangans by this fall. It will outline ways to help you better prepare for earthquakes, floods, fires and other natural disasters. Read on to see the recent article in the Los Angeles Times that quotes experts as saying, "San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll'.
Three Topanga community organizations: Topanga Town Council, the Topanga Creek Watershed Committee, and the Topanga Chamber of Commerce (TCoC), have all signed on to support Topanga's registration as a "Certified Wildlife Habitat" (CWH) at the community level and WE NEED YOU to help us achieve this goal. It's easy for Topangans to qualify!
UNDERGROUND UTILITY PROJECT - UPDATED INFORMATION
Project on hold pending resolution of archeology mitigation requirments.
The project is on hold pending resolution of archeology mitigation requirements and funding of said issues. After resolution of these issues, the project will be released by Caltrans to restart within 10 days of resolution date.
Include This (Starter) List of Pet Friendly Hotels in Your Disaster Preparedness Plan
The following is a list of hotels in the Valley, Hollywood, and LA areas that are ready to house you and your pets if there is a fire or other disaster, and evacuation of the Canyon is necessary.
A Special Payment Plan for Horse Owners
A payment plan program has been established to allow applicants applying for a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) under the Special Compliance Program (Section 22.44.690.Y) of the Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program (LCP) to pay the required fees in installments.
The 43rd Annual Topanga Days Country Fair is ready to rock and roll on Saturday-Monday, May 28-30 at the Topanga Community House, with Grammy Award-winning band Los Lobos, tons of activities, entertainment, and food.
MAKE THE ACCESS CARD PART OF YOUR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM.
BUY YOUR 2016 ACCESS CARD NOW!
The Topanga Town Council is proud to present the 2016 Topanga Resident Access Card. This year’s 2016 Access Card honors the Equine Response Team of Los Angeles County and Topanga’s horse community. The horse in the photo is Topanga's own Silver and was provided by Sara Fancy.
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's Summer Season Celebrates Shakespeare
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum summer season lineup of theater, music, and performance includes fourt timeless classics that continue to reflect our life and times centuries later, shining a light on current social issues.
Proposed Legislation to Add More Land to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-LA County) has intruced legislation to expand the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
The bill would commission the National Park Service to conduct a three year Special Resource Study on whether to add the entire Santa Monica Bay coastline from Venice Beach in Los Angeles to Rat Beach in Torrance, as well as the Ballona Wetlands, Ballona Creek, Baldwin Hills and San Pedro coastline to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.