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A Marketing Misstep Clutters the Canyon

Driving my son and his friends in the carpool to Pali High the morning of November 4, I noticed something incongruous as I reached the “S” curves—a sign planted in the dirt…

100 Drawdown Solutions

Numbers 2 & 22 Paul Hawken’s book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (amazon.com), inspired Cecilie Stuart, founder of Move the World, a youth activist dance troupe,…

Pritchett Rapf Moves In and Up

Showing off their new offices at the former Abuelita’s building, transformed from restaurant to office space, Pritchett Rapf held a rollicking Grand Opening Party on Sunday, September. 15. Guests were treated to…

Disaster Planning is Priority for Topanga

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Hooray! But here in Topanga, where brush fires, earthquakes, and rock slides often seem as routine as eating and sleeping, disaster preparedness is a year-round effort.…

Hot Weather Warning

The dog days of summer have arrived on the heels of the Southland’s third major heatwave, and more triple-digit temperatures are on the way.  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health…

Earthquake Safety

The Topanga Survival Guide is an emergency management plan for Topanga that includes information on preparing for disasters, what to do during a disaster, and how to recover from such events. Every…

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Closures

During Fourth of July holiday celebrations, Assistant Fire Chief Anthony Williams has requested that Topanga Arson Watch assist in limiting access on July 3 and 4 to several fire roads in the…

Increase in Homeless Count Does Not Deter Supervisor Kuehl

Disappointed at the increase in the recent Homeless Count, Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, in her June 6 e-mail newsletter, Kuehl Happenings, expressed optimism and tenacity about what it will take to…

MRCA Applies for Red Rock Tree Removal Grant

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) is planning to remove 30 large, non-native eucalyptus and pine trees in Red Rock Canyon. The trees, planted more than 50 years ago when the…

Illegal Poaching of Native Plants

Three South Korean nationals were charged last month with attempting to export 1,397 illegally poached Dudleya plants valued at more than $600,000. The slow-growing native succulents are in high demand with collectors…