Information on Los Angeles County's Winter Shelter Program for Those in Need of Emergency Shelter
For those who are homeless and in need of emergency shelter during LA's El Niño winter, the LA Homeless Services Authority's Winter Shelter Program is here to help.
Tapas for Hospice: Fundraiser and Awards Ceremony
On Sunday, February 21, Gabriel's House at Anam Cara will host its annual fundraiser and awards ceremony to honor two pioneers of the movement to improve end-of-life care.
Los Angeles County's New Homeless Initiative Needs Community Input - Take Survey
The County’s Homeless Initiative team released its Draft Recommended Strategies to Combat Homelessness. The comprehensive report contains a wide range of strategies, both short and long term, for helping to move people out of homelessness and help to keep them in housing.
Come to Topanga's El Nino Workshop on Tuesday, January 19th from 7p to 8:30p at Topanga's Library.
Topanga's El Nino Preparedness Workshop will help you learn how to manage your trash cans during the rains, recapture water, slope stabilization tips and much more. Hear from County agencies/departments on road concerns, flooding and safety. Also hear from several local volunteer emergency organizations on what Topanga can do to survive the rainy season and how we can watch out for each other. Seating is limited, so arrive early! If you can't make the workshop, information from the presenters will be posted soon after the meeting on .
To view KTLA's crazy video on sliding trash cans, click here.
A Note from California Senator Fran Pavley About Staying Safe in Los Angeles During El Nino.
As we experience the first offerings of what El Nino is expected to bring to our area, I thought it would be prudent to send along some information which will help you protect yourself and your home in case of a water-related emergency.
The Topanga Town Council Monthly Meeting
The Topanga Town Council 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.
To view agenda, click here.
Caltrans To Hold A Public Scoping Meeting For Wildlife Crossing
On Thursday, January 14, Caltrans will be hosting a Public Scoping Meeting for the US 101 Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing Project. This wildlife crossing is critical for our mountain lion population and has the possibility of being a model for urban wildlife conservation. Click here to see a time laspe video of Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing. To learn more about our urban mountain lions check out http://www.nwf.org/Save-LA-Cougars/Wildlife-Crossing.aspx
The County of Los Angeles and the Topanga Town Council host an El Nino Workshop
Find out how to prepare your home, family and community from effects of El Nino on Tuesday, January 19th from 7p to 8:30p at the Topanga Library. Learn from experts on how rains can impair roads, how to stabilize your property against landslides and erosion, evacuation process, and how water and power outages are managed.
Seeking Musical and Acting Talent for Into The Woods Show
A sucessful Blood Drive at the Topanga Library
On January 5th, Topangans played an important role in helping save 39 lives by donating blood for the Red Cross. Library Manager, Oleg Kagen helped to get donors for the drive, that by the way, surpassed expectations! Giving blood is one of the easiest and most direct ways of saving lives and much easier than donating an organ. The need for blood is constant and your efforts help ensure a safe and stable blood supply is available for people in need. So, next time you hear of a blood drive, think RED as in the Red Cross! Special thanks to the library for sponsoring the drive.
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.
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.