Topanga's Annual Talent Show is soon coming!
See the video on how Los Angeles County Fire Fighters battle Topanga's fires by air from 69Bravo.
You won't want to miss seeing this incredible video about 69Bravo's helipads showing how fighting Topanga fires from the air has saved our canyon from extensive fire destruction.
In this video, LA County Fire talks about the recent Topanga Sky Fire by saying, "They estimated that if the helipads (at 69Bravo) had not been there, and the water 'pumpkins' especially, the fire would have gone all the way from Topanga to the Pacific Ocean within two hours." Watch the video to learn more about 69Bravo and how it is one of the most important fire fighting assets for Topanga and Malibu. Click here to see this amazing video.
UNDERGROUND UTILITY PROJECT - UPDATED INFORMATION
For details on Project, visit DPW Website - click here.
Road work on TCB to begin on Monday, July 21st, 2015. Expect intermittent traffic delays over the next 6 months and plan accordingly.
There will be no road closures, but only temporary single lane closures and access to businesses will be available during construction. North and southbound traffic will alternate during single lane closures. Construction will be limited to the hours of 9am to 3pm, Monday thru Friday to minimize impacts to nearby schools.
Oxnard Sex Offender Arrested While Burglarizing Cars at Malibu Beach
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s – Malibu/Lost Hills Station wants to warn area residents about recent car burlaries.
On Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm, a concerned area resident called the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills Station describing suspicious activity. The caller said that he was watching a man who was attempting to open different cars parked along Pacific Coast Highway and Mulholland Highway, near Leo Carrillo State Beach in the unincorporated Los Angeles County area.
BEAT THE DROUGHT! Learn ways to save water and repurpose water on your own property
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 the PowerPoint Presentation, click here. To see contact information, click here.
UPDATE: We are collecting additional answers from the panelists that came from resident questions and will post them soon.
Ride the bus from the Valley to the Sea and Back Again - Now 7 days a week!
Public Works is pleased to provide 2015 Summer Beach Bus service from Topanga Canyon to local beaches and the valley. Passengers can board the Summer Beach Bus through Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015. Round trip fares for Children and Adults is $1.00. Seniors and persons with disabilities are .50 cents. This service is sponsored by the County of Los Angeles. Download the Topanga Brochure for dates, schedule, and bus stop locations. To ensure seating availability, make a reservation here.
For more information: http://www.ladpw.org/PDD/beach_bus/.
DOG TAILS - by Randy Neece and Joe Timko of Canyon View Ranch
Summer Tips for Keeping Canines Cool
The heat of summer has arrived and that means it’s time to remember some important tips for keeping your dog safe and comfortable. We’ve all heard the warnings about not leaving our dogs in the car while we run into the store, even for a brief time, but there are other important precautions and measures we can take to keep our canines cool. Dogs can’t release heat from their bodies as effectively as people can, and they don’t sweat like we do.
Topanga Messenger: The Bay Foundation—Phase 1 of Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing for Mountain Lions
Photo courtesy of the National Park Service
Humans and animals instinctively know what they consider appealing and move in that direction. With The Bay Foundation’s (TBF) help, creating that appeal is exactly what the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM) hopes to do for mountain lions so they can cross the 101 Freeway safely and easily meet new mates and avoid the plight of the famed P-22. Read More
Tesoro Gas Station Opening at Topanga and PCH
By Annemarie Donkin
Photo by Anthony Verebes
If all goes well, by this fall, Topangans will be able to buy gasoline and Slurpees ® at a brand new Tesoro gas station at the corner of PCH and Topanga Canyon Boulevard. According to Ralph Cristerna, superintendent on the job with R D Builders in Anaheim, after about 15 years, the old Thrifty gas station is being remodeled with new underground tanks, six pumps and a food store. Read More
Topanga's Turtles are feeling the heat and need your help.
by Rosi Dagit, RCDSMM
As the temperatures continue to hover over 90oF, our local native western pond turtle neighbors are searching for refuge. This summer marks the fourth year in a row that the main turtle pond has been dry, and the small refugia pools are dropping fast. We need your help! Please read on to hear more about the turtle's plight and to see some incredible photos. Please send a tax deductible donation by clicking here. Thank you!
Spice Up Your Summer at the Theatricum!
It's our Americana Season at the Theatricum. What could be more American than a visit to the Theatricum and its beautiful gardens to see the finest classics and classic American plays? Other 2015 season highlights include an All-American Fourth of July Barn Dance and A Waltons Weekend, uniting former cast members of the hit TV series (which also featured our founder, Will Geer). Be there when the first-ever Will Geer Humanitarian award is presented to series creator, Earl Hamner by members of the Geer family during our Waltons Weekend.
To see our summer line up here, click here. To purchase tickets to any performance, click here.
DOG TAILS - by Randy Neece and Joe Timko of Canyon View Ranch
Walking The Trails With Your Dog
It’s been said that Topanga Canyon is home to more dogs than people. We’re not sure if that’s true, but there’s no doubt about it, Topanga is one dog-loving community. While the vast majority of dogs are very well behaved and have responsible owners caring for them, not all dogs like to play by the rules, and some just love to stir up trouble. These four-legged mischief-makers often prompt calls to the Town Council and to Animal Care and Control with reports of a dog running loose through traffic on the boulevard with no collar or tags, or complaints about dogs leaving their calling cards around the neighborhood and along nature trails for someone else to pick up.
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.