Locals Bruce and Teresa Royer are celebrated March 19!

Locals Bruce and Teresa Royer are celebrated at the 3rd Annual Operation Hope Award Luncheon March 19!
Esteemed local non-profit, Operation Project HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday) will host the 3rd annual Operation HOPE Awards luncheon at the Brookside Golf Club, located in Pasadena, on Sunday, March 19, 2016, where 100-200 are expected in attendance.

For the last 3 years, OPH has honored the committed passionate individuals and corporations that went above and beyond the call of duty, giving so much more of themselves for the sake of the children in need. Its annual awards program recognizes the outstanding achievements of their dedicated volunteers and donors who make OPH projects and programs a success. OPH is pleased to honor those who demonstrate high ethical standards and exemplify the philanthropic spirit of their organization.

Amongst the honorees are local Topanga Canyon residents, Bruce Royer and Teresa Rosati-Royer, who will receive the ‘Distinguished Heroes’ award. Royer, who is an active member of his local business community where he served as Executive Producer for the Topanga Film Festival and as Media Chair, Vice President and President of the Topanga Chamber of Commerce. Bruce focuses much of his time working with youth and providing meaningful and rigorous engagement in storytelling through media arts.

Teresa co-chairs the Topanga Women’s Circle, a non-profit, committed to making a difference in the lives of the homeless families and veterans as they move into transitional housing. By providing household items and enhancing their bare bone apartments, Teresa ensures they are given a sense of dignity and self-worth at a critical time.
The Distinguished Heroes Award, given to those who’ve demonstrated exemplary volunteerism through the dedication of personal time, which is something Bruce and Teresa are consistent with and honored to do.

The mission of Operation Project HOPE is to refurbish and revitalize Los Angeles school campuses as well as revamp the school’s landscaping, making the learning environment more aesthetically pleasing and conducive to creating safe, supportive spaces where deserving students, staff and teachers alike can create and live their biggest dreams.
“The love and care brought to these schools, facilitates love and care for the children; which translates into educational success for all,” says founder Edward Robles.

To attend the 3rd annual Operation Project HOPE Awards luncheon and to learn more about Operation Project HOPE and previous events, visit www.operationprojecthope.org.

Operation Project HOPE (OPH), a 501 (c3) nonprofit, was founded on the principles that a small group of dedicated and loving people can make a difference in enhancing the learning experience of people, especially children, by providing a better learning environment by beautifying of schools and sharing positive affirmations through school beautification projects.

Announcing Issue #2

Our second issue is out! The feedback on the paper has been tremendous and we thank everyone for the encouragement and support!

We are getting some demand for issues outside of the 90290 zip code. We can mail copies of each of our 25 issues for $50 for 6 months or $75 for the year. Please send your information to subscriptions@messengermountainnews.com and we’ll set you up.

In other news, our website will be doing a soft launch on March 24; in the meantime we are posting the issues online in PDF viewing format.


Bonnie & Flavia

Our Inaugural Issue

We are very happy to announce that our inaugural issue has been produced, printed and delivered!

It has been mailed to every business, household and P.O Box in the 90290 area. If you are outside of this area, please let us know if you would like to receive and we will arrange (for a yet to be determined shipping and handling cost) but other than that, this paper is free to everyone.

Our vision is to bring local news to more people in our community (our distribution is presently 3500 issues) but also to provide canyon-wide distribution and more to our local businesses. We believe that this model will support a bi-weekly newspaper.

We are in awe of the outpouring love and support we have received, but this is indeed, a business in the making. We will always strive to have a 60/40 split between advertising and editorial–or news–content–this inaugural issue was 57/42, which was great considering we grew the paper from 24 pages to 32 because of demand for space!

Enjoy our inaugural issue and tell us what else you would like to see. As we get our ducks in a row–future schedules, correct ad rate packages and ad specifications, to name a few–remember that we will also be online, in the near future, with breaking news capabilities and other interactive aspects to further inform, delight and challenge our readers and followers.

Best regards,

Bonnie & Flavia