July 4, 2015

Three Topanga Teens to Tour Vienna and Prague

 Three Topanga teens—Lilyan Garside, Girnar Joshi and Himalya Joshi – travelled with the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra on a European tour, with concerts in Vienna and Prague. The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO) is an Emeritus Youth Orchestra Partner of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, with 120 student musicians, ages 8-18, from more than 60 Los Angeles Public and private schools, and led by a… [Read More...]

The Poets Among Us—Winners All

 Thank you to the 54 poets who submitted their poems for this, the Topanga Messenger’s first-ever Poetry Contest, and our jurors: local poet Jean Colonomos, Topanga Library Manager Oleg Kagan and L.A. poet Rick Lupert. Claiming the first place award is Gabby Arenge’s poem, “Topanga Kids.” The 23-year-old summer intern with Centers for Research on Creativity (CRoC) will receive a check for $25 and a copy of Rick Lupert’s book, “The Gettysburg Undress: Po… [Read More...]