February 12, 2016

Joe Meehan and a Dollar’s Worth of Joy

 Feeding a starving family in India, a 13-ounce bottle of Suave shampoo, three delicious Diddy Riese cookies, Mao’s simple salad, a new razor each month and stocks are all things a dollar can buy. So why is Topanga Canyon resident, Joe Meehan, “giving it away?” For more than a decade, hidden in the hills of Topanga in a Nantucket-like cottage, Joe has been writing stories that capture the essence of life’s ups and downs, wit… [Read More...]

40 Years Through the Eyes of the Topanga Messenger: The Center Restaurant

 After our first of four efforts at covering the first ten of 40 years of the Topanga Messenger, the staff decided to add additional highlights to each issue of 2016. Look for the "Eye" for more retrospective recollections until the next four-page quarterly installment on April 7. Our first Extra pairs illustrator Jody Roberts with photographer and, later, editor Colin Penno. In 1978, Jody Roberts, the i… [Read More...]

Feastabout: Il Fornaio Italian Restaurant Launches Festa Regionale

 When we learned that the classic Italian restaurant, Il Fornaio Woodland Hills, located in the Westfield Village, was launching its Festa Regionale menu on February 1 featuring the province of Umbria, we had to check it out and alert our readers to this gustatory tour of Italy right in our own back yard. Festa Regionale is a menu that rotates monthly, taking guests through the diverse regions of Italy. Each… [Read More...]