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Alaska’s Pure Wildness is on Fire

“To the lover of pure wildness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.”—John Muir John Muir was intrigued by the new science of glaciology and believed it had…

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The Santa Monica Pier Turns 110

The Santa Monica Pier turned 110 on September 9. It’s an impressive anniversary for a structure whose fate has so often been in the balance.  This much-loved and nationally recognized landmark has…

Topanga’s Proud Little Public School

Messenger Mountain News welcomes the Leadership Parents of the Topanga Enrichment Programs (TEP), the fundraising arm of Topanga Elementary Charter School (TECS ), to this platform where they can update and inform…

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CAFE 27 Topanga’s Americana Diner

Amir Rofougaran’s Café 27 is a delightful American-style diner where one can enjoy breakfast, lunch and lattes, as well as occasional jazz nights or poetry slams. In 2015, when Amir Rofougaran and…

Be the Change

There are two types of climate change: Natural and Man-made. They are both real. Climatechange.org reports the reasons for each type. Natural climate change originates from continental drift, the activity of ocean…

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Fire: Prepare for the Worst while Enjoying the Best

People living in Severe Fire areas are eager to learn their role in preventing fires and keeping their homes and neighborhoods safe. Two public agencies are helping them prepare. Let’s face it.…

Prepare an Herbal Emergency Kit

September is Emergency Preparedness Month. While it’s always a bonus to have first aid training and a well-stocked kit on hand containing bandages, splints and remedies for common injuries and ailments, MMN’s…

A Weekend in Juarez

What I did was illegal. In 1955, I was living in California, married, when my “kid” sister, Muriel, called from New York. We had lost touch since she married Alfred Letourneur, a famous French…