The Topanga Story

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You won’t want to miss out on this 400-page beauty featuring dozens of new photos, written and edited by Michele Johnson and designed by award-winning graphic artist Amy Inouye.

The expanded edition is part in-depth history book, part lavish art book. Building on the sold-out first edition, it is meticulously researched and offers much more about Topanga’s eccentric history and quirky citizens—from its early pioneers to the beats, hippies, rockers, artists and activists who have made the community unique. There are dozens of new photos, from colorful Canyon beauty shots to priceless historical prints. It’s a feast for the mind and the eyes.

Every chapter has been revised. New information tells of both current events and long-forgotten accounts of Topanga. Those who are interested in owning The Topanga Story: the Expanded Edition, should act soon, because the printing is expected to sell out quickly. All proceeds go to the programs of the Topanga Historical Society for the benefit of all Topangans.

You can stroll down memory lane by choosing from the standard edition at $65 (plus tax and shipping); or the specially signed, linen-bound edition for $300—both can be ordered online at:

Of course, you are always welcome to peruse through the Topanga Historical Society’s library, located at 206 Pine Tree Circle. The office is open Wednesdays from 10:00am to1:00pm, or by appointment.