Necessities of Life

The Pit Stop program makes it easier to go in Skid Row. While maintaining as much distance as possible, people are lined-up on a downtown sidewalk, waiting. Some read newspapers, others engage…

Coming Up!

Did someone say Dos De Mayo? The Topanga Community Center continues to surprise and delight the community with imaginative and entertaining “happenings”. After having the Easter Bunny personally visit several areas of…

Fernwood Rain Report – Spring 2020

After a freakishly dry January and February (normally our wettest months), we have been blessed with a spring miracle of 9.42 inches of rain in the months March and April here in…

To Live or Die in L.A.

You desire to know the art of living, my friend?   It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering. —Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881) For some of us, the stay-home orders in…

The Butterflies Are Coming!

These days can be like an emotional roller coaster. After 40 years in Topanga playing with young children as my profession, and a constant in my life, this current reality feels more…

COVID Fear Sets the Stage for Con Artists

Con artists exploit people overtaken by fear during the pandemic. Some threats associated with the current pandemic are real and serious. People are getting sick and dying. Other threats are real but…