July 30, 2016

One Year Later—Teddy Ward Reunites with his Fire Department Rescuers

 It was an emotional reunion when firefighters and EMT's convened at Station 89 in Agoura Hills on June 25 to honor two survivors of their most dramatic rescues of 2015. Assistant Fire Chief Anthony Williams presided over the Division VII Recognition Ceremony for two individuals, Topangan Teddy Ward and and Tom Kitchin, who suffered a heart attack. Teddy, now 6, suffered major head trauma following a 25-foot fall in … [Read More...]

L.A. Urban Coyote Project Marks First Year with Sixth Coyote Tracked

 A new coyote has been added to the National Park Service’s (NPS) study of L.A.’s urban coyotes. Coyote 149, or C-149, is an adult female residing near the L.A. River in Northeast L.A.. She is estimated to be three years old and was lactating, meaning she recently reared pups. C-149 was outfitted with a GPS collar in early June and is the sixth coyote to be tracked by National Park Service researchers since the L.A. Urban Co… [Read More...]

August Topanga Library Events

 Topanga Ukesters & Sing-along/— Mondays, beginners, 11 a.m. - 12 noon; intermediate and up, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Make some joyful noise with our ukulele group! Beginners may come at 11 a.m. for the basics and stick around for our intermediate group. Loaner ukes available. Ages five and up. Toddler Storytime—Wednesdays, starting August 3, 11 a.m. Stories, rhymes, fingerplays and more! An interactive and fun way to encourage language and l… [Read More...]

Now Casting Nationwide for “Animal Planet's My Cat From Hell”

 Please note: If you have submitted to be on the show in the past, but did not hear back from us, please submit again as our submission process has changed.  Is your cat’s behavior driving you or others crazy? Are you at your wit’s end? Jackson Galaxy, our expert cat behaviorist, hasn’t met a cat he couldn’t help! From excessively scratching, biting, growling, ruining furniture, tearing the house apart, escaping, etc., Jackson can help transform… [Read More...]

“TRANSPORT,” a Literary Celebration, Comes to the Library, September 24-25

 Topanga Authors’ Group (TAG) celebrates storytelling with TRANSPORT Topanga Literary Festival on Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 1–5 p.m. at the Topanga Public Library. TRANSPORT is the culmination of two years of TAG nights at the Library that have brought canyon writers and readers together through presentations, readings, roundtables, open mics, and workshops. The Festival creates an … [Read More...]

NWF Releases, “When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors”

 The National Wildlife Federation has released its new book celebrating wildlife success stories about people and wildlife working it out in California. In partnership with Heyday Books, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has released “When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People And Wildlife Working It Out In California,” a new book of stories celebrating people and wildlife thriving together—sometimes in the most unlikely of places. Written by… [Read More...]