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Spring Musical “Mary Poppins, Jr.” Soars

This year’s Topanga Elementary musical production of “Mary Poppins, Jr.,” on March 16 and 17, took place in a new venue, Calabasas High School. No doubt that presented challenges for director and…

Billy Joseph and Army of Love

Musician Billy Joseph went solo for years, then nothing for some more years, and now he’s got a band and a new album. A California native, Billy grew up in Mar Vista…

Documenting Home

Bruce Royer is the kind of guy who wakes up every morning asking how he can be of service to the planet and the people on it. He has been combining production…

Victoria Charles

A “spear-in-the-heart moment” in the Guatemalan Highlands inspired Victoria Charles’ decision to leave her highly paid job in the corporate beauty industry for the world of sustainability and resource management. That change…

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Topanga Nutcracker: Still Dancing After All These Years

This year’s Topanga Nutcracker Ballet produced by Sherry and Bob Jason and Ballet for Topanga, marked its 38th year. It was a wonderful show full of heart and sparkling with the essence…

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Topanga Chamber of Commerce at 70

For 70 years the Topanga Chamber of Commerce hasn’t missed a beat. To celebrate, they threw a holiday party at the Mountain Mermaid on Saturday night December 15, to make merry with…

Peace in Our Time, for All Time

The Topanga Peace Alliance Holiday Party at Corazon Performance Center on Friday, December 14, was packed and jammin’ with all the peace lovers of the canyon up and dancing to great music…

Theatricum’s Winter Wassail Gala

The Theatricum Botanicum held its annual Winter Party and Fundraiser, the “Winter Wassail Gala,” on December 8, at the beautiful Mountain Mermaid in Topanga. In case you’re wondering, the word Wassail comes…

Topanga Swap Meet and Chili Cookoff

Since the Woolsey Fire and evacuations in November happened the weekend of the Topanga Community Center’s annual Swap Meet and Chili Cookoff, the locals were crying for a raincheck. They not only…