November 29, 2015


 Death is a personal and intimate experience. One that is difficult to confront, particularly in the case of a loved one with a terminal illness for whom home care is not a viable alternative. Once we open, in the next year, we believe Anam Cara will provide that alternative, and it is in Topanga’s backyard. Nestled in the serene and magnificent surroundings of old Oaks and landscaped gardens is Anam Cara, a six-bed home for individuals with end-of-li… [Read More...]

Froggy’s Coffee Café Roadside Morning Pick-me-up

 Lance Roberts, owner of Froggy’s Restaurant, added a drive-in morning coffee service to its gustatory repertoire. Froggy’s Coffee Café, which began in September, is open Monday through Friday from 7-10 a.m. for commuters to pick up a coffee and maybe a sweet danish or savory croissant. For those who want to park and eat inside, the restaurant is open an extra hour until 11 a.m. The full espresso bar just inside the front door is equipped to provide co… [Read More...]

Chamber’s “Roaring Twenties” Holiday Party at Rosewood, December 12

 The Topanga Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the holiday season with a jazzy “Roaring Twenties” party at Rosewood in Topanga on December 12, 6:30 to 10 p.m. The evening will also honor the recently reopened cultural gem that provides a sophisticated setting for seriously good times. Guests can expect to be dazzled as much by this architectural treasure as they are by the music, entertainment and sustainable gourmet fare.… [Read More...]

Chamber News & Views, November 2015

 SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP Back by popular demand the Small Business Workshop was held on a Saturday afternoon in October and was well attended. The Chamber has decided that as a service organization to our business community these workshops will continue to be held on a quarterly basis as long as there is demand. The topical Professional Development Workshops we already provide will continue as well. The Saturday afternoon format seemed to w… [Read More...]

Talk to Tanya for All Your Real Estate Needs

 Tanya Starcevich is ranked in the top 10% of agents of Keller Williams Palisades Malibu Topanga and is a Premier Agent/Local Expert on She helps buyers and sellers with all their real estate needs. A creative marketing strategist and a savvy negotiator, Tanya is a dedicated and energetic realtor with a healthy competitive attitude and a thorough knowledge of the market. Backed by her highly competent team of local resources and by the except… [Read More...]

Topanga Community House is Solarized!

 At the Annual Swap Meet on Saturday, November 14, the Topanga Community Club celebrated their solar installation, the largest to date in Topanga, with a ribbon-cutting event to thank all those involved in this ground-breaking project. Our solar panels have already dramatically reduced TCC power bills and should serve as an inspiration to our residents that photovoltaic solar can work! Approved by the board of directors and signed by then President, Ma… [Read More...]

Topanga Soils & Septic—40 Years with Bourget Construction

 Maurice Bourget of Bourget Construction started Bourget Septic–now Topanga Soils & Septic–over five years ago as his longtime clients were soliciting his consultation expertise more and more. After determining that the communities in the Santa Monica Mountains area was underserved by qualified septic inspectors, consultants and installers he obtained all of the necessary certifications and proceeded to have his staff trained and certified as well. Today… [Read More...]