Fire Destroys Old Canyon HomeHow To Help the Family
A wedding photo of Elizabeth and Adrian Jebef is one of the few things that survived their house fire.
Topanga Utilities Undergrounding Project Gets Underway
Mike Ward, center, of Ward Corp. and crew members while doing heavy excavation on Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Green Grow the Lilacs Charms at the Theatricum
Willow Geer plays Laurey and Jeff Wiesen is Curly in Green Grow the Lilacs at the Theatricum.
Graywater Conservation Workshop Draws Overflow Crowd at Community House
Timothy Lippman, center, with Dave Rydman and Stacy Sledge.
Topanga Teens are National Soccer Champions with Santa Monica United FC
From left, Topanga twins Caroline and Kiara Bremner, 13, won the National Presidents Cup final in Overland Park, Kansas.
TCG Presents "Animalia" August 12-September 6
Robyn Feeley and Fae Horowitz will be featured in upcoming show.
On Saturday, July 18, Elizabeth and Adrian Jebef lost their Old Topanga Canyon home and all of their earthly possessions to fire. According to the dispatcher, the blaze was first reported at 3:09 p.m. with a second alarm reported at 3:21 p.m. The fire was knocked down by 4:15 p.m. Fire officials said flames burned through the homes roof as firefighters fought the blaze from outside the structure. [[fire_house_img_0316.… [Read More...]
Commuters driving through on Topanga Canyon Boulevard can expect intermittent delays on weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., due to the Utility Undergrounding Project now underway. Ward Corp, the contractor for the Topanga Undergrounding Utility District (UUD), began soil remediation on July 21 on the west side of Topanga Canyon Boulevard near the Old Canyon intersection. The purpose is to remove soil contaminated … [Read More...]
Topanga Women's Circle (TWC) Non-Profit Charity has more than doubled its size since it began five years ago. It is currently setting up more than 75 apartments every year for families moving from shelter or homelessness into transitional apartments. Our volunteers work tirelessly at creating a warm and welcoming space for these families (many of them Veterans) from a barebones apartment. The storage bin at Pine Tree Circle has worke… [Read More...]
On June 14, Topanga twins, Kiara and Caroline Bremner, 13, and the Santa Monica United Football Club's girls under 13 team won the National Presidents Cup final in Overland Park, Kansas, an exhilarating culmination to a five-month march to the national title. On Sunday, July 12, 2015, SMU goalie, Cara Conroy, won the Golden Gloves award for best goalie in the age bracket, and the team was awarded the prestigious Sportsmanship… [Read More...]
Have you ever felt dog tired? Do you ever just eat like a pig? Do you sometimes feel like a spineless jellyfish? Or a fly on the wall? Don't worry, you're not alone. You're just part of the kingdom of Animalia: humans, animals, insects, even sponges share this biological distinction. In their upcoming show titled, of course, Animalia, perpetual punsters Robyn Feeley and her pastels and Fae Horowit… [Read More...]
Anchorage, Alaska The U.S. Geological Survey today released the North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Databasea massive online resource compiling the results of 40 years of surveys by biologists from the United States, Canada, Japan and Russia. The database documents the abundance and distribution of 160 seabird and 41 marine mammal species over a 10 million-square-mile region of the North Pacific. The database offers … [Read More...]
Crowding into the Topanga Community House, 125 Topanga residents, already savvy about graywater systems, came to learn more from a panel of experts. By the end of the evening their heads would be exploding with a torrent of information about graywater use past and present. The workshop was hosted by L.A. County Supervisor Shiela Kuehl represented by Field Deputy Timothy Lippman, the To… [Read More...]
The Topanga Symphony was founded in the summer of 1982 and has since presented a regular program of high-quality free programs for 33 years. On August 23, the concert marks its 100th performance and represents the start of the 34th season of classical concerts in the Santa Monica Mountains. The program will include La Cenerentola Overture by Gioachino Rossini; Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80 by Gabriel Faure; Theme & V… [Read More...]
While audiences are enjoying the splendid Americana season at the Theatricum Botanicum this summer, please add to the must-see list the rarely produced 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs, by Native American playwright Lynn Riggs that vied for the Pulitzer Prize and inspired the first mega-musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! Beautifully directed by the inimitable Ellen Geer, Artistic D… [Read More...]
Pulitzer Prize winner shares the genesis of his latest film. Donald Margulies is the voice behind one of the best films of 2015, The End of the Tour. The film captures the five-day touring interview between Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segal). With the story being scrapped, the tapes were published as a book by Lipsky a few yea… [Read More...]
Thomas Jack Hogston, 73, passed away peacefully on May 22, at his home in Topanga Canyon surrounded by his beloved pets, Susie, Teddy and Merlin. Tom led a very colorful life, at one time hitchhiking around the world and returning with a vast collection of stories. He collected many vintage cars and motorcycles that he enjoyed, taking them to parades and showing them off to friends. He owned his own excavating busine… [Read More...]
The Topanga Association for a Scenic Community (TASC ) came to the rescue. We knew the California pepper tree at the top of the Canyon was important. It greets people as they come into the canyon from the valley and is the first thing you see as you come over the top of the canyon. It is a majestic tree. Upon hearing there were plans to cut it down, TASC went into action. Along with Captain Kevin Johnson from LA County Fire, we … [Read More...]
Disclaimer: This is a timely addition to Sage Knights recent column, How to (and not to) Pet a Tiger, not a discussion about whether tigers should be in the circus or whether a horse should be subjected to unfair treatment as a prey species by having a large predator (wouldnt that be us?) ride on its back. This is a very informal study of animal behavior and training and yes, a bit of silliness. At a Corral… [Read More...]
When last we saw our fearless heroine, she was encased in a cocoon slowly digesting her old self in a process of self-love, solitude and spiritual transformation. (See Metamorphosis - Part 1, Topanga Messenger, Vol. 39, No. 11, June 4, 2015) When pupation is complete the chrysalis will split behind the butterfly head.1 One recent weekday morning, Shiloh and I decided to play hooky and took a meander alo… [Read More...]