February 13, 2016

Topanga Art Tile Fills the Center with Beauty and Flowers

  For more information: TopangaArtTile.com; (310) 455-3359. … [Read More...]

Bike Stencils on the S-Curves

 Holly Korponski posted her photo of these bicycle stencils on Facebook (Topanga Local) that she snapped on her way up the S-Curves along Highway 27 (Topanga Canyon Boulevard), a designated bicycle route. Patrick Chandler of Caltrans said that they were installed in response to requests from the community for signage cautioning drivers to safely share the road with cyclists. The stencils were a compromise decision made with Ca… [Read More...]

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

 As temperatures drop and residents look for ways to heat their homes, the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning increases. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) offers important safety tips to reduce the risk of CO exposure because of a poorly ventilated heater or a CO leak from another source. Symptoms can include nausea, headaches, paralysis and even death. •Never use a gas oven, portable barbeque or range for space heating. •Carbon mon… [Read More...]

February Topanga Library Events

 Topanga Ukesters & Sing-along— Mondays, 12 p.m. Make some joyful noise with our ukulele group and sing-along! Beginner and intermediate players will find a supportive environment led by Melanie Kareem and Jamie Papish. Loaner ukes available. Ages 5 and up Toddler Storytime—Wednesdays February 3-March 9, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, fingerplays and more! An interactive and fun way to encourage language and literacy skills. Playtime immedi… [Read More...]

Improv for Writers Workshop at the Topanga Library, February 13

 An Improv for Writers Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 13 at 2 p.m. Improvisation is one of the most effective ways to get out of your head and into the slipstream that bubbles up from your subconscious, without planning or pretense. This workshop is for writers who seek to loosen up, shed fear, and stay present with the muse. Improv games will be followed by guided writing exercises, sharing work, and reflection. Dress in loose, comfortabl… [Read More...]

January 31 Rain Report

 January ended on a blustery day this year.  1.11 inches of rain fell in Fernwood, bringing our season total to 7.83 inches. 10.07 inches of precipitation is average for January 31.  Los Angeles Civic Center had .43 inches, Woodland Hills had .69 inches and the Santa Monica Pier only received .24 inches of rain.… [Read More...]

TCC Disco Night, February 20

 Calling all adult Topangans to get your groove on Saturday, February 20, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Topanga Community House for the first, but not the last, Disco Night, aka Studio 455. If you’ve been silently mourning the passing of big hair and bigger shoes, now is the time to bust out that gold lamé jumpsuit from the back of the closet, round up your pals and come on down for a really fun evening of non-stop music a… [Read More...]

Mountains Restoration Trust Rattlesnake Clinics for Dogs

 Teach your dog to avoid rattlesnakes during one of these informative clinics held on March 4, 5 and 6. Clinics will also be held on April 29, 30 and May 1. Registration required, $75 per dog. All clinics will take place at the Headwaters Corner, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Calabasas, 91302. Contact www.mountainstrust.org or (818) 591-1701 x203 … [Read More...]

Labyrinth Walk, February 18

 Every third Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m., people are invited to “Walk the Labyrinth” at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Woodland Hills. “Labyrinth walking is an ancient tool for modern times; a simple tool to help you connect to your internal guidance system and access your creative nature. As a meditative tool it helps you relax and focus your mind,” said Chantel Zimmerman of the Art and Soul Lab (artandsoullab.com) wh… [Read More...]

Froggy’s Open Feb. 13 for Valentine’s Eve

 Froggy's will be open on Saturday, February 13 for “27 Unplugged,” a show formed by John Cannon and Herb Englehardt. It features several great musicians from the Los Angeles area doing individual and duo performances throughout the evening, culminating with everyone on stage at the finale. We look forward to a great Valentine’s Eve and hope the community can join us. Froggy's opens at 5 p.m. for dinner and music goes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. … [Read More...]

Shamanic Studies Workshop, Feb. 20-21

 The Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS ) will offer an introductory weekend Basic Workshop on core shamanism in Topanga on Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Foundation’s training programs in shamanism and shamanic healing are based on the pioneering work of anthropologist Michael Harner, who brought shamanism to contemporary Western life after extensive fieldwork, cross-cultural investigation, experimentation… [Read More...]

The Shredder Truck Is Coming, March 5

 Start sorting through those old piles of personal papers you need to dispose of and get ready to safely destroy them. The Canyon Sages Shredding Truck fundraiser is happening again this year at the Community House on Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Shredding Truck is provided by Assurance Document Shredding and is a very safe, secure way to dispose of your sensitive personal documents, old taxes, etc. Just $10 per 12” x 15” file box or a … [Read More...]

Pets Make the Best Valentines

 Adopt a Pet to realize those #Relationship Goals. Everyone to swipe right to find “The One” at the National Pet Adoption Event! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Oh. Now the bad news: As sincerely as we try, statistics show that being “consciously coupled” is often fraught with failure. According to bestselling author, Hellen Chen, more than 85 percent of dating relationships end in a breakup and nearly a third of marriages end in divorce. Let Best Friend… [Read More...]

Valentine’s Day Events at The Village at Westfield Topanga

 The Village at Westfield Topanga has a lot going on for the holiday, whether you’re single or taken, with special offerings for Valentine’s Day. But why not romance your special someone on more than one day? For those of you who don’t have time to plan the perfect day, you may contact Guest Services (Text (818)306-5956) at The Village to take care of all your Valentine’s Day needs. The team will happily take care of whatever you have in mind a… [Read More...]

Create The Future Of Your Parks, February 20

 The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) will hold a public workshop in Topanga on February 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Topanga Library. At this meeting, the MRCA will be gathering public responses as to park priorities for our community. This is your chance to be involved in shaping our local park and direct park funding for the next decade. For more information, contact Sally Garcia at: 323-221-9944, ext. 124 or e-mail: s… [Read More...]