Annemarie Donkin
Annemarie Donkin

Annemarie Donkin is a journalist who wrote for The Signal in Valencia, CA and was the Managing Editor for the Topanga Messenger from 2013 to 2016. She is thrilled to write for the Messenger Mountain News to continue the tradition of excellent community newspapers. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel throughout California, read, watch movies and keep bees.

Topanga Loves La Chingona Tacos—Delivered Fresh!

For the past year, Adriana Lemus has been the beautiful, smiling face inside of her colorful taco stand that has earned her respect and a devoted following in Topanga. Now, during the…

5G Free California Fights Back with Lawsuits

Opponents of 5G are initiating legal action against the proposed installation of one-million antennas to pick up signals from more than 50,000 satellites blanketing the earth, leaving no place on the planet…

Topangans Endured Long Lines to Vote on March 3

Long lines, an overloaded computer system, and overwhelmed poll workers plagued the Primary Election Day Countywide. Topanga was no exception as more than a 1,000 residents lined up at the Topanga Library…

The Flying Pig Supper Club Triumphs!

The inaugural evening of the Flying Pig Supper Club took off in grand style on March 1 with more than 150 Topangans gathered at the Community House for a fun, family-friendly dining…

Rocco’s Cucina is Rockin’ the Palisades

After selling their legendary pizza place in 2004, the Rocco family business is still going strong as Rocco’s Cucina in the Palisades and they deliver to Topanga on Monday nights! When Rocco’s…

In Case of Emergency, Power Up Your House!

If you want to install a “nanogrid” to power your residence or a “microgrid” to power a small community, there is a subsidy for that. Applications for Residents opened on March 1;…

Rep. Ted Lieu Visits Topanga After Impeachment Hearings

A warm day greeted Congressman Ted W. Lieu, U.S. Representative for California’s 33rd congressional district, when he arrived at the Topanga Library on February 8 to meet with constituents and talk about…

VOTE! March 3 Primary Election

This is the first year Californians will have a voice in the early primaries. Be part of California’s political history. Whichever Voting Center you choose to place your vote, this is the…

Dorothy Reik Runs for L.A. County Democratic Central Committee

Long-time Topangan Dorothy Reik, president of the Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains (PDSMM), is running for re-election to the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Central Committee in March 3 primary.…