Claire Fordham
Claire Fordham

Fordham worked for the BBC, ITN and Sky News in the UK and wrote a weekly anecdotal column for Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper, The Sun. She currently writes regularly for Huffington Post, The Malibu Times and the Messenger Mountain News. See "A Chat with Claire Fordham" on this website under Podcasts.

Pitango Trotoush—Topanga’s Gem

Pitango Trotoush was born and raised in Tel Aviv. After completing Israel’s compulsory military service thirty years ago, he started traveling the world “to achieve my highest potential.”  First to New York…

Performance of The Guys Benefits First Responders

Rain did not stop this wonderful benefit performance of The Guys by Anne Nelson for Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. The gentle pitter-patter of the raindrops added to the atmosphere. The audience, those…

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Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival Triumphs

Two days before the 59th Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival (TBFCFF), and with rain in the forecast, the organizers were seriously considering cancelling the event held at Paramount Ranch since…

Triumph Over Adversity

Kamakshi Hart brought her acclaimed one woman show about her own sexual assault back home to Topanga. at a time when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony of her own sexual assault to…

Witches’ Brew at Wild Love Apothecary

As Topanga Courtyard continues to expand to almost full, the latest store to open there takes us back to Mother Nature. Wild Love Apothecary was birthed by Gaia green witches Marysia Miernowska…

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Make Your Own Candle

Renowned for their wonderful candles and crystals at Topanga Mercantile, Tom Vogel and Dinah Englund are now offering Topangans the chance to make their own candles at their new Candle Bar in…

The Beauty Business

Skin care specialist Sally Powell has been helping women look young and beautiful at Topanga’s Sienna Skin Care & Wellness since 1995. Powell’s clients come from all over L.A., not just Topanga. “I still have…

Haiti Wow! Just Wow!

If Theatricum Botanicum’s artistic director Ellen Geer were British, she’d be considered a national treasure and made a Dame of the British Empire by the Queen for her services to theater and…

Meghan’s Moon Circle

Every month, near or on the full moon, Meghan Mahealani Morris, founder of Amba Movement and the Embodiment School for Women, holds a full moon celebration for women at Topanga’s Corazon Performing…