January 24, 2017

From the Publisher—Stop the Presses…For Now

 I am proud to present our 1,000th issue of the Topanga Messenger. Forty years ago, 13 talented people came together to publish a newspaper without much thought to the future. We survived fires, floods and earthquakes and won the fight to save our mountains from major development. We have been instrumental in the conception of many Canyon organizations. We have only been late once due to a printing press breakdown. I would like to thank all of o… [Read More...]

From the Editor—Start the Presses…Soon!

 As Mary Rhodes steps down, we wish her well and thank her for being the rock that kept the Topanga Messenger viable for 40 years. She is among the unsung heroes featured in this, the last issue of the newspaper. In her absence, however, others are stepping up to assure that Topanga will continue to have a newspaper. It may not be called the Topanga Messenger, but Topanga will continue to reflect the freedom embodied in the First Amendment. When… [Read More...]

November Rain Report

  Thanksgiving week started out with .75 inches of rain to be grateful for. This brings our season total to 1.10 inches of precipitation, below the 1.98 inches that is average for November 22. Santa Monica Pier received .74 inches and Woodland Hills received .75 inches of the wet stuff as well.… [Read More...]

LVHF Salutes the NPS Centennial, Recent Victories and SMMNRA Activists

 For years, powerful, determined volunteers have saved open space for all the world to enjoy. The banquet room at Malibou Lake Lodge could hardly contain the energy gathered there to celebrate and acknowledge the ongoing effort it takes to protect and preserve the urban wildlands of Los Angeles. On Saturday, November 19, the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation (LVHF) celebrated the National Parks Service… [Read More...]