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Three More Major Fires set Residents on Edge

Topanga residents weathered a nervous week of extreme fire risk as the Getty fire threatened the entire eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains. The wildfire ignited at 1:34 a.m., October 28,…

Alarming Death Rate Among LA County Homeless

Homeless Mortality Prevention Initiative Launched The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a mortality study that provides new and alarming data on deaths among people experiencing homelessness in LA County.…

The Time We Saved Topanga Creek

On Sunday, November 3, the Topanga Historical Society’s picnic was hosted at the creekside home of Keith Wilbur and his wife. The guest speaker was Susan Nissman, former Senior Deputy to Supervisor…

Hearts for the Holidays

Thanksgiving has always been a time for family and friends to come together and give thanks. The push to turn the holiday’s focus from gratitude into a shopping frenzy is generating a…

Getting Homeowner’s Insurance in High-Fire Risk Areas

California homeowners are at risk of losing insurance in high-wildfire risk areas, leaving them with fewer or more expensive options. Yet, there is hope and it helps to “know your score.” As…

Coastal Commission Moves Forward on Coastal Permits

The California Coastal Commission okays PCH parking restrictions and moves to complete removal of 24 undersea concrete vaults located in Santa Monica Bay. OVERNIGHT PARKING ON PCH Los Angeles County is expected…

Honor Our Veterans on November 9

November 11 is Veterans Day. Last year, the Veterans National Entertainment Workshop (VNEW) Veterans Concert was scheduled to appear at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, when the Woolsey Fire took center stage instead.…

Palisades Burning

The third brush fire in as many months in Pacific Palisades began around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 21, breaking out near the 800 block of North Palisades Drive. It threatened 628…

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,…

Getty Fire

The Getty Fire broke out near the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass during the early hours of the morning on October 28 and rapidly spread in the Santa Monica Monica Mountains…