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How Vulnerable Is Your House to Embers and Wildfire?

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The Resource Conservation District Will Evaluate Your Home for Free
Posted: December 3, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

We live in one of the most fire-prone environments in the world, with more homes and area burned per decade than any other region of the U.S. The Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains is here to help you prepare with a Home Ignition Evaluation. Sign up now!

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When Fire and Vulnerability Collide

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Balancing Fire Safety and the Needs of Unhoused Individuals
Posted: November 27, 2020, 1:30 p.m.

Finding the balance between public safety and meeting the needs of all who live here—housed and unhoused—is a universal conundrum not easily solved. What can we do to find sustainable solutions here at home?

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CA Hearing on Insurance Availability and Affordability in High-Fire Areas Like Topanga

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Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard, Topanga!
Posted: October 11, 2020, 10:30 p.m.

On Monday, October 19, 2020, Topangans and other similarly situated Californians will have the opportunity to speak out on issues related to seeking and maintaining insurance in a high wildfire risk region during an investigatory hearing convened by CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara.

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TEMTF

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Topanga Emergency Management Task Force

TEMTF MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the Topanga Emergency Management Task Force, a partnership of designated public agencies, non-governmental organizations, and community organizations is to ensure the sustainability of emergency management efforts and strategies for the Los Angeles County unincorporated area of Topanga. The next meeting will be conducted online on January 27, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  

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National Preparedness Month

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National Preparedness Month - It Takes A Village!
Posted: September 8, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

It takes us all working together to avoid the hazards of a community disaster.  So, during the National Preparedness Month campaign, the Topanga Town Council asks every Topangan to take the TOPANGA PREPAREDNESS PLEDGE to make our homes, families, neighborhoods, businesses and environment safe from disasters---especially wildfires since it is our biggest threat right now. 

To make it easy for you to take the pledge plunge, each week between now and the end of October, we will feature a FAST FACT and a TOP TIP on OneTopanga.com that you can easliy do to prepare for an emergency event.  Just follow the few easy steps we've outlined in this article and you will be on your way to making a difference for yourself, your family and community.  On that note, here we go!

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Virtual Town Hall on Wildfires and Insurance

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Get the Latest Info on Wildfires Assistance & Insurance Resources on Sept. 4
Posted: August 29, 2020, 11:00 p.m.

Join CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and United Policyholders Executive Director Amy Bach for a Statewide Virtual Town Hall on wildfires assistance and insurance resources available to renters and homeowners. With many communities experiencing evacuations, loss of homes and the continued threat of COVID-19, it is imperative for you to have up to date information on services and resources. 

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Bobcat and Mountain Lion Found Dead From Anticoagulant Rodenticide Poisoning

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Rat Poison Kills More Than Just Rodents
Posted: August 29, 2020, 9:30 p.m.

An adult female bobcat and a subadult male mountain lion have both died directly from the effects of anticoagulant rat poisons in the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains, according to National Park Service biologists.

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Beat the Weekend Heat

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Topanga Library to Open as a Cooling Center Aug. 16-18 
Posted: August 13, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

Exposure to extreme heat can cause a variety of health problems, including heat stroke and even death. As SoCal temperatures climb into the 100s this weekend, the Topanga Library will open temporarily as an emergency cooling center to provide relief and protection from the heat.

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