Alternatives to Anticoagulant Rodenticides
A free, half day symposium on alternatives to anticoagulant rodenticides, the science behind effective alternatives for rodent control and successful examples at farms and facilities. Event will be at the Broome Library at Cal State University Channel Islands on Wednesday, July 20, 9:30a to 12:30p.
Firefighting Strategy, Calm Weather Beats Back "Old Fire".... this Time
Flavia Potenza, Topanga Messenger, June 16, 2016
We’re Safe! While some grudingly complained about the road closures, the abundance of “robo calls” every ten minutes from Alert L.A. and Sheriff’s Deputies knocking on people’s doors to remind them that this was a mandatory evacuation, maybe those Topangans should, first of all, be grateful, as should all of us. Then, perhaps, we should think of our first fire of 2016 as a practice run. Read More
Ride the bus from the Valley to the Sea and Back Again - Now Year-Round Service!
Los Angeles County Public Works is pleased to provide 2016 Summer Beach Bus service from Topanga Canyon to local beaches and the valley. Round trip fares for Children and Adults is $1.00. Seniors and persons with disabilities are .50 cents. The Topanga Canyon service is sponsored by Los Angeles District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Download the Topanga Brochure for dates, schedule, and bus stop locations.
FIND INFORMATION ON HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE, ELECTION RESULTS, AND MORE
Voting matters both to the health of the American political system and to the people who participate in it. But finding your way through election information can be overwhelming. So, we have created an ELECTION & VOTING section on Onetopanga to help guide you through the process of registering to vote, finding your polling place and more. Click here.
The Topanga Town Council Monthly Meeting
The Topanga Town Council will hold it's next regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 8th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Topanga Library's community room.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO MEETINGS IN JULY OR AUGUST, 2016.
All are welcomed to attend the Town Council meetings. Reports are generally given by local law enforcement, county representatives and local non-profit leaders. Residents and business owners are welcome to give public comment at the end of the meeting.
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.
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.
FOUR OF THE SIX CANDIDATES SPOKE AT THE FORUM IN TOPANGA TO A PACKED HOUSE.
The Topanga Town Council sponsored a State Senate District 27 Forum on Wednesday, June 1, moderated by David Holtzman from the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County. Within the limited two hour format, candidates answered questions on different issues focused on state and local issues. In advance of the forum, the Town Council collected questions submitted by the community.
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.