ILLEGAL DUMPING AND GRAFFITI SHOULD NOT HAVE A HOME 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.
TO REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING ---
BY PHONE: 1-888-CLEAN-LA, press O (zero). Give specific location information and item(s) to be picked up.
ONLINE: CLICK HERE
If you are reporting illegal dumping on private property, please note that it is the responsibility of the property owners to clean-up and remove any illegally dumped items on their own property. For bulky item pickup, you can call Universal Waste Services at: 800-631-7016. Bulky item pickups are at no charge and are scheduled on most Thursdays.
TO REPORT GRAFFITI ---
BY PHONE: LA County's Graffiti Hotline - 800-675-HELP (4357)
The Topanga Town Council will hold it's regular monthly meeting on Thursday, October 8th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Topanga Library's community room. All are welcomed. Resident topic for discussion: Eco-friendly disposable products used at events and storefront businesses. To see meeting agenda, click here.
NATIVE PLANT SALE with Free Presentations by Local Experts
October 24 & 25, from 10am to 3pm at the Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd in Encino.
Topangans, here's your chance to purchase a wide variety of affordably-priced native plants at the best time of year (right before the rains) to beautify your landscape while helping to support two great causes: the Topangan Canyon Blvd. Roadside Committee (which oversees our nontoxic approach to vegetation management along TCB) and the California Native Plant Society.
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.
DROP, COVER & HOLD WITH MILLIONS OF OTHERS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH AT 10:15AM
Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15 a.m. on October 15* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes–--wherever you live, work, or travel. What we do now will determine our quality of life after our next big earthquake. Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly? Watch this how to video.
Friday, October 30, from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Theatricum BOO-tanicum – Bucolic Theatricum Botanicum transforms into the haunted BOO-tanicum with the theater company's fourth annual Halloween extravaganza. Wander Theatricum’s wooded grounds in the heart of rustic Topanga Canyon, where you’ll find ahaunted house; ghost stories; pumpkin carving; game booths; performances by Creative PlayGround, Melanie Kareem's belly dance troupe and comedy improv group Off the Grid — and things that go bump in the night. Beware of zombie thespians! Come on down… if you dare. Perfect for ghosts and goblins of all ages.
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.
TCC'S KELLY ROCKWELL REPLACES FORMER PRESIDENT MARK NYGARD
Mark Nygard regretfully has moved out of the canyon after living here for almost 30 years, but he has entrusted his leadership role at the Community House to Kelly Rockwell, who is no stranger at the TCC. Her special volunteer spirit has led her to be TCC's Corresponding Secretary, co-chair of the playground committee and manager of the soccer team. Kelly organized the first annual Fiddle & Griddle Overnight Campout and had a role in other events, including Dr. King Day of Service, KIDSWAP, and Earth Action Day. She now steps up as President and has a special message to the community. . .
Arson Watch Now Accepting Volunteer Applications
If you have lived in Topanga for 20 years you have lived here a long time. However, you have not lived here long enough to remember the fire of November 1993. That fire burned for 10 days from the top of Old Topanga Canyon to the coast in Malibu destroying over 300 homes, scorching thousands of acres, and taking the lives of three people. As you read about wild fires throughout California and the west you may think we are safe and well protected . . .
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. . .
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.
The West Basin Municipal Water District is offering innovative conservation programs.
Faced with future water supply shortages, West Basin has implemented its Water Reliability 2020 program to reduce our dependence on imported water. Everyone can do their part by conserving at least 20 gallons per day. There is a range of conservation activities that will help everyone be more efficient with their water use. Click here to learn more about our conservation programs, which includes a signup for free rain barrels and more.
UPDATE: The Topanga Town Council andthe Los Angeles County Supervisor's Office held a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, September 17th regrding horse facility compliance in the canyon. See below for links to presentation and other helpful information.
To get the facts about horse facility compliance in Topanga and how it may affect you, please go to Onetopanga.com's DOWNLOADS & LINKS section. There you will find the meeting's presentation from the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning and Q&A's concerning the Coastal Development Permit and the Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program (LCP) as it pertains to horse stables and corrals. For more info, please contact . . .