Messenger Staff

Tragic Accident in Calabasas

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported a helicopter crash at approximately 10 AM on Las Virgenes Road just south of the 101 Freeway in Calabasas with nine fatalities, including legendary L.A.…

Nominations Open for Chamber Awards

The Topanga Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for residents who have demonstrated outstanding service to the community in categories of Citizen of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, and Business of…

A Model of Sustainability

“While protecting the environment constitutes a large part of sustainability, it is by no means the full picture,” states Pepperdine University’s Center for Sustainability on its website. The university has implemented sustainable…

A New Year, A New Student Council

Like many schools, TECS has a student council, which fifth grade teacher Sondra Tapper has been running for the last four years along with other teachers. We asked her to explain how…

Birdwatchers Encouraged to Take Part in Annual Bird Count

Every February, people all over the world participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. This citizen science event  is a free, fun, easy, and engages bird watchers of all ages in counting…

SAGES Kicks Off Tea & Talk Time

Since the SAGES Room, the senior addition at the Topanga Community Center, opened last spring, it has rocked with activities. Low-cost classes, run by the Sages with seniors in mind but open…

Freedom of Religion

The first clause of the First Amendment, that Congress shall “Make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” is routinely challenged and has been since its…

Silvopasture—Drawdown Solution #9

It just seems right to link sustainable crop farming to raising healthy animals for food. Indeed, for hundreds of thousands of years of farming just that way has made humans the top…

Join up to Participate in the Homeless Count

This just in from Sheila Kuehl’s newsletter “Kuehl Happenings” In just a few short days, with the help of many, many volunteers, LAHSA will roll out the 2020 Homeless Count. The Greater…