October 22, 2016

2016 Guide to Ballot Propositions

 With 17 State initiatives and three County measures on the ballot this year, the Messenger’s editorial staff, Annemarie Donkin (AMD), Suzanne Guldimann (SG) and Flavia Potenza (FP), dug deep to find information and analysis you may not find in the “Official Voter Information Guide.” While we do not endorse, some of the analyses may seem to lead toward one choice over another. Sources: The Legislative Analyst’s Office (… [Read More...]

October Topanga Library Events

 Topanga Ukesters & Sing-along— Mondays, Beginners, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.; Intermediate and up, 12- 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 5 and up. Spanish Conversation Group—Thursdays, 5 p.m. Practice your Spanish with other interested speakers through weekly informal conversations. October 27 will be the f… [Read More...]

Fall Oak Planting at Topanga State Park, Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and 19

 Just ask the mule deer, woodpecker, or any other Topanga acorn-eater… It's tree planting season! This fall through winter, Topanga community members and friends are invited to come plant an oak sapling in Lower Topanga State Park. The Lower Topanga Creek Riparian Oak Woodland Restoration will take place between October and December 2016 with the help of community volunteers and 250 Los Angeles School District students. … [Read More...]

Chamber Receives Sustainability Award

 On September 30, the Topanga Chamber of Commerce received from Sen. Fran Pavley, the State Senate’s Sustainability Award: “In honor of your commitment to advancing environmental sustainability to protect and preserve Topanga. Through supporting community groups and nonprofits like the Topanga Creek Watershed Committee, working with TASC to clean up litter, and serving on the Topanga Boulevard Roadside Committee, you… [Read More...]

Resident Helps Bobcat Recover from Mange

 When National Park Service researchers captured Bobcat 342, known as B-342, back in early July, the four-to-five-year-old male was clearly suffering from mange. For years, Topanga resident Karin Benson, has observed bobcats, including B-342, in her yard. Her motion sensor camera trap picked up images of him “It’s been a true joy to see him visit my yard for the past four years,” she said . “But when he started looking emaciated and was losing hair, … [Read More...]

TCC Calls for 2017 Board Nominations

 The Topanga Community Center (TCC) will hold Elections for the 2017 Board of Directors on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Topanga Community House. There are seven positions for office holders on the TCC Board: President, Secretary, Treasurer, VP Property Maintenance/Upgrade, VP Fundraising, Programs and Events, VP Community Outreach/Membership, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary. . There are two remaining TCC meetings remaining that qualify tow… [Read More...]

Spooky Fun for Kids at Malibu’s Annual Halloween Carnival

 The Malibu Halloween Carnival returns for an afternoon of spooky fun for kids ages 2-10, Friday, October 28, 3 to 6 p.m. at Bluffs Park. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Game tickets and bounce house tickets are $5. Event highlights include carnival game booths, arts and crafts, costume parade, bounce houses, Trick-or-Treat Trail and delicious treats from the Baby Mini Doughnuts and The Lobos Truck food trucks. The children’s costu… [Read More...]

Local Art Exhibit Highlights Social Justice Struggle Among Deaf People of Color, Oct. 23-Nov. 2

 Questions of identity, oppression, racism, resistance and language deprivation are just a few of the topics being explored artistically in the upcoming exhibit, “Justice Can’t Wait: Deaf People of Color Seeking Change Through the Arts,” at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). The exhibit, on display at the CSUN Art Galleries West Gallery, opens October 23 through November 2. The collection features 15 works of art by 10 deaf artists from thr… [Read More...]