December 28, 2014

Wine Bar to Open at Canyon Bistro

 In early January, look for the Canyon Bistro’s new wine bar to augment what is already a popular dining spot Owner Larry Cohn plans to update the middle dining room with a beautiful hand-crafted wine bar, high-top tables, stools and a new floor. If everything goes as planned, it will open the second week of January 2015. Jen Carter, who has more than 20 years in the restaurant business, will be the sommelier overseeing the bar w… [Read More...]

Business Spotlight #3: Bonnie Morgan is Doing Business Better

 When longtime Topanga resident and avid technophile Bonnie Morgan, brought her website design company, Design Like It Matters (DLIM), to the Canyon, she also volunteered her business acumen and a variety of transferable skills and experience to benefit community organizations. DLIM is a boutique marketing and web design firm that aims to improve the community through socially responsible design and successful marketing techniques. Morgan’s approach is… [Read More...]

Business Spotlight #2: Café Mimosa, Claire Denis, Owner

 Walk into Café Mimosa on any given day and pay attention to your five senses. The screen door squeaks, the narrow room embraces—you can hardly get through to the counter without excusing yourself past some patron with a chair in the aisle—the smell of good coffee warms you while the slightly sweet aroma of pastries and good food invite you. Purchase your libations and settle into any empty spot; the old chairs might have a slight wobble, the table som… [Read More...]

Business Spotlight #1: Animal Clinic of Topanga—Caring for Canyon Pets for 20 Years

 “Spotlight on Business” is a monthly acknowledgment of an outstanding Topanga Chamber of Commerce business that is selected and voted on by the membership and appears in both the print edition of the Topanga Messenger and the Business Section online. Holly Scoren, DVM, has the calm of a medical professional and an all-business, no-nonsense attitude. That’s why her response to the question, “What’s your favorite par… [Read More...]

Business Profile: Ruth Lundi, Extraordinary Organizer

 Ruth Lundi knows a little about a lot of things. Thanks to more than 30 years experience in administration for law firms and the court system, she knows a lot. What is now a thriving business, started out as “this ‘n’ that” to help friends and family. It quickly evolved into full-on business support with Ruth, two administrative assistants and a bookkeeper that services businesses and individuals in Topanga. Working with friends… [Read More...]

Business Profile: Talk to Tanya for All Your Real Estate Needs

 Tanya Starcevich is ranked among the top 10 percent 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 b… [Read More...]