April 23, 2014

Bobby Shriver Campaign Heats Up Supervisor Race as Voters Consider Their Choices

 Will Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver end up in a runoff on November 4? We’ll see come the June 3 primary election. Eight candidates have stepped up who think they can fill Third District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavky’s shoes. Not to dismiss the other candidates, but the tightest race—and best funded—appears to be between former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver, a post he held for eight years and Sheila Kuehl, who spent 14 y… [Read More...]

Topanga Evacuation Drill, April 26—Do You Have a Plan?

 If a wildfire threatened Topanga and you had to evacuate the Canyon quickly, what would you do? The first step is to mark your calendar and set aside half an hour of your time on Sat., April 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to participate in the Topanga Evacuation Drill and practice your plan. Don’t have a plan? Go online to: lacounty.fire.gov and review the “Ready, Set, Go!” 12-page booklet th… [Read More...]

Saving Toto

 Gail McDonald-Tune is a miracle worker. I mean it. A couple of years ago, we rescued a silky terrier mix, an adult dog (10 years) that was turned in by its owner to the Agoura shelter. My friend, Kerry, found her online through a Pet Pardons alert and knowing my soft spot for these creatures, figured that Agoura was not far from Topanga and convinced me to get her out. I contacted Kris Kelly, an animal rescuer with whom I have worked for years, and she … [Read More...]

Stories and Memories from the Malibu Feed Bin, April 16

 Imagine that you got married at age 21 in 1966 and that same year you purchased your first business, the Malibu Feed Bin at the corner of PCH and Topanga Canyon Blvd. Imagine that the torrential rains of 1969 closed Topanga Canyon Boulevard for months and almost brought your business to a halt. Then imagine that in the 1970s you learned that the neighbors living next door to the Feed Bin were members of the Charles Manson family. There’s no need to imag… [Read More...]

Earth Action Day at TCC Launches Zero-Waste Program, April 27

 In tune with Earth Day, the Topanga Community Club will hold its first annual Earth Action Day, an educational, family-oriented day full of earth-friendly activities, on Sunday, April 27. This is a free event. Earth Action Day is a “ZERO-Waste” event with recycling experts on hand to answer questions and give talks about reducing your waste and a long-term plan for the Topanga Community Club to become a 90 percent Zero Waste … [Read More...]

Topanga Elementary Charter School Accepting Enrollments, Applications Due by May 2

 Topanga Elementary Charter School is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2014-2015 school year for Transitional Kindergarten through 5th Grade. School starts August 12, so enroll now! Applications are due by May 2. For more information, go to topangaelementary.org or by calling (310) 455-3711.… [Read More...]

Topanga April Library Events

 Fridays at 4 p.m.—UMIGO—It’s Mathematical! Every week we will explore mathematical concepts through games and activities. Ages 5-8. Thursday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m.—Art for Teens: Tile Coasters. Create a colorful and personalized coaster for yourself or as a gift to others! All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18. Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.— Fiction Books sale. Friends of the Topanga Library “Books, Books, Books” fictio… [Read More...]

Greetings and Happy Passover, April 14

 With the Holiday of Passover beginning on April 14, it is essential for all those who celebrate it, to make it personally relevant, inspirational and meaningful for themselves. Passover has a couple of major themes: 1) Liberation, exodus, and freedom from bondage, suffering, and subjugation. This is based on the biblical story of the Exodus of the Jewish People who were liberated and freed from their enslavement in Egypt   2) Empathy for the poor an… [Read More...]

Topanga Mountain School Fundraiser, May 10—It’s the Bees Knees!

 A 1920s speakeasy theme will highlight Topanga Mountain School’s (TMS) annual party and fundraiser on May 10, 5 to10 p.m. at the Topanga Community Club. The evening will feature live music from the ‘20s and '30s to dance to, food, drink, a raffle and silent auction. Guests are encouraged to dress in the style of the era and should probably brush up on their Charleston and Black Bottom. Tickets at $75 per person include one drink and food! Buy onl… [Read More...]


 To maintain harmony with our neighbors, Topanga Earth Day is providing shuttles to the venue at Old Canyon Ranch, located on Old Topanga Canyon Road, where parking will not be available. Please comply with the following instructions: •Only park in parking lots or on Topanga Canyon Blvd.
 inside the white lines •Look for signs that say "Park Here " or "Shuttle Stop,"
then hop on the Rasta Bus and Natural Limo for a free ride to the … [Read More...]