UNDERGROUND UTILITY PROJECT - UPDATED INFORMATION
Project will restart January 2017
Read more to see estimated time of completion of the project.
SUPERVISOR SHEILA KUEHL HIGHLIGHTS - 5 ITEMS OF INTEREST
County Anti-Fraud Effort; County's Fleet Maintenance In-House Proposal; Prop 47 Implementation; Santa Monica "A City of Well-Being"; Adoption Of New Strategic Plan
News flash! Every week, following the Board meeting, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Sheila Kuehl will feature five items that she thinks you might find interesting, important, and/or fun. It’s your way to get a quick rundown of several highlights of the meeting in no more than 5 minutes! Looking for more? Click here!
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'.
TOPANGA'S UNSUNG HEROES
We are proud to present the unsung heroes of Topanga. We have chosen individuals who have been volunteers for many years. The Topanga Messenger has covered so many events over the last 40 years and many of these folks are always behind the scenes making everything possible and have rarely been acknowledged.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR SENIORS AND THOSE WITH ACCESS NEEDS
Creating an emergency plan for seniors and those with access and functional needs was developed by Canyon Sages and TCEP who want to encourage seniors and others who might need assistance during a fire, flood, earthquake or other natural disaster.
Los Angeles County Fire Department Continues County-Wide Burn Suspension
In an ongoing effort to prevent wildfires, all burn permits in Los Angeles County remain suspended.
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!
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.
Expo Line Extended - A Note from Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Starting May 20, the Expo Line will take travelers all the way to Santa Monica. Click here to read the announcement from LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
'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.
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. . .
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 . . .