All are welcomed to take the 2015-2016 Community Resident Survey for the Annual Action Plan
The Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles is conducting a resident survey to help determine our community needs. The survey will be shared with the LA County Board of Supervisors in December. We encourage you to participate. Click here to take the survey.
Los Angeles County presents ways seniors can better protect themselves
On Wednesday, December 2nd from 2:30p to 4:00p at the Topanga Library, come hear how to avoid consumer scams, property tax savings programs, senior replacement dwelling benefits, and recognizing signs of physical, emotional and financial elder abuse. Sponsored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, LA County Departments of: Consumer & Business Affairs, Community & Senior Services, Mental Health and the Assessor's Office.
The Chamber of Commerce Will Host it's 2015 Holiday Party in Roaring Style!
For its 2015 holiday celebration, the Topanga Chamber of Commerce chose to honor a recently reopened cultural gem, The Rosewood. The sophisticated setting will have guests dazzled as much by this architectural treasure as they are by the music, entertainment and sustainable gourmet fare. A vintage band, Ginger and the Hoosier Daddys, will be performing infectious tunes from the 20's through 40's and will lead guests in learning some signature jazz-age and swing dance moves.
SCE Power Pole Replacement Program & Notices of Scheduled Work
Starting in summer 2015, SCE will be replacing poles at a much higher rate than normal within the City of Malibu and nearby unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. These are poles that need to be upgraded to meet current safety standards of the California Public Utilities Commission. Poles will be replaced by SCE crews or by our approved contractors. Normal work hours in Topanga are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekend work is permitted with prior approval by the local agency.
A Fire-Safer Plant List
Why fire-safer, not fire-safe? Under the right conditions, anything can burn; but the plants on this list will be slower to burn and slower to spread fire. Many are native, and the non-native plants listed are not likely to spread into the wild landscape. These lists are not comprehensive, but all the plants here should be widely available. You can find fire safe plants at Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., in Encino. PH: 818-784-5180. To see their website, click here.
The Topanga Town Council Monthly Meeting
The Topanga Town Council will not have a meeting in December, but will hold it's next regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 14th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Topanga Library's community room. All are welcomed. 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.
We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.
November 17th, 9:00 am is a Public Hearing regarding vineyards in the Santa Monica Mountains
Project Description: An ordinance amending the Santa Monica Mountains North Area Community Standards District of Title 22 of the Los Angeles County Code to define vineyards as a use, require a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for new applications related to vineyards, and add development standards for pending and new applications. Read more for BOS links.
The Chamber of Commerce unveils a 'Destination Topanga' information display in Topanga.
On Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00p to 8:00p at the Topanga Chamber of Commerce Evening Mixer there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the arrival of a new information display located at Topanga Canyon Gallery. The display will be permanently located at the Gallery (Pine Tree Center) and will house local information about Topanga.
'DROP, COVER & HOLD' Is The New Quake Mantra
Federal, State, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly? Why is it important to do a Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill? Watch this how to video.
Illegal Dumping & Graffiti Is Not Welcomed In Our Canyon
Many residents have commented on seeing sofas, mattresses and furniture dumped along our beautiful roadsides. All residents can and should take an active role in reporting incidents of graffiti and illegal dumping. By reporting incidents as soon as you see them, the issue can be remedied/removed in a more timely fashion. The Topanga Town Council thanks everyone for being diligent in reporting any criminal activity in our canyon.
UPDATE: WORKSHOP Q&A'S ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING.
This special workshop was hosted at the Topanga Community House on July 22, 2015 by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, the Topanga Town Council and the Topanga Canyon Watershed Committee. The workshop provided helpful information on water conservation ideas and workable greywater systems. To see compliled Q&A's, click here. To see all workshop info and presentation, please click on DOWNLOADS & LINKS in left navigation bar.
CAL Office of Emergency Services offers helpful information and links to help you secure lost paperwork
Not only are homes damaged by severe storms, earthquakes, fire, floods, landslides and mudslides, but many survivors also loose valuable personal documents. The documents include everything from Social Security cards to driver licenses to credit cards. Read an article by Shawn Boyd of CAL OES Newsroom. . .
Social Media Warning Nets Child Annoyance Suspect
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s – Malibu/Lost Hills Station arrested suspect who had suspicious behavor on the Beach Bus.
A 33 year old male transient was arrested following reports by local teenagers and information posted on social media sites of lewd comments and gestures made by the suspect to children while riding a beach bus from the City of Calabasas to local Malibu beaches.