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Strange California “October Country”

“October Country . . . that country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly,…

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School Year Begins with Spirited Autumn Events

AUTUMN EXTRAVAGANZA On October 4, the second annual Topanga Elementary Variety Show, “Autumn Extravaganza,” incorporated 34 acts performed by 61 students who displayed incredible talent, and bravery, with performances of song, dance,…

Yosemite, Wild and Free

Enter a mile-long tunnel bored through the granite walls guarding Yosemite Valley. Emerge from darkness into the light of the grand vista that continues to enchant millions of visitors each year. El…

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ACT Sponsors Native American Heritage Exhibit

In January of this year, a small group of Topanga residents and a few others met to discuss a common vision; launching the Arts Council of Topanga. We focused on what might…

Looking Ahead at Topanga Elementary Charter School

After five years at Topanga Elementary Charter School (TECS), Principal Steven Gediman has moved on. The parents and staff are grateful to him for making a smooth transition to our Interim Principal,…

Topanga’s Littlest Theater

When your life falls apart, what do you do? If you’re Antony Bartlett, you transform your master bedroom into Topanga’s Littlest Theater. That’s what you do, and here, there’s magic afoot.  In…

Comfrey, the Genius Weed

What better way to enter Autumn and approach Halloween than with some herbal magic that is known for its bone healing properties? Comfrey (boraginaceae), also “true comfrey,” is the common name of…

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Topanga Yacht Harbor Planned at Cooper’s Camp

While the Topanga Yacht Harbor never materialized, in 1975, the Topanga Woman’s Club formed the Topanga Creek Yacht Club, “in view of the importance of the creek to life in Topanga.” (See…

Sages Gear Up for Fall

The Canyon Sages, Topanga’s senior organization since 2009, is kicking off a new round of activities for the fall season, starting with Emergency Preparation and Medicare workshops. Anyone of senior age can…