News

Fernwood Rain Report – October 18, 2019

Our 2018-2019 rain season ended on September 30, 2019, with a flourish: .17 inches of rain was recorded here in Fernwood at the very end of the season. This concludes our season…

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,…

LAFD Responds Swiftly to September 30 Palisades Fire

The Los Angeles Fire Department moved quickly to suppress a fast-moving two-acre blaze on Palisades Drive near Sunset on September 30.  “The tenacious work of more than 120 firefighters, from both air…

Expect Unintended Consequences and Court Challenges with New Laws

Governor Gavin Newsom signed several high-profile bills into law in September. The most controversial legislation approved by the governor includes new laws on childhood vaccination and freelance employment. Two new laws intended…

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…

Peter Alsop’s Kids Koncert with a Cause

Master singer-songwriter Peter Alsop brings his unique brand of Kids Koncert, to the Theatricum Stage on Saturday, October 12, 8-9:30 p.m. The evening of concert and discussion addresses the question: “Can We…

6

Progressive Democrats Honor Black Lives Matter

With less than a year until the 2020 Democratic Primaries, nearly 200 people gathered in Topanga for the 14th Annual Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains (PDSMM) Birthday Party on September…

Quiet Skies Finds Support in Congress

Quiet Skies Santa Monica Mountains are being heard over the aircraft noise. Members of congress request GAO study of Next Gen. U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, and Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the…

5

Climate Strike: “The World is Waking Up”

“Change is coming whether you like it or not!” —Greta Thunberg What started as one teenage girl’s lone protest one year ago has grown into a world-wide movement. Sixteen-year-old Swedish activist Greta…

Conserve Water with Free Rain Barrels

West Basin will conduct their first eco-friendly free rain barrel event of the season at Malibu City Hall (upper parking lot area) on Saturday, November 2, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.…