December 22, 2014

Honoring Our Canyon Greats: Wilson (Bob) Bates, Jr.—1928-2014

 Born October 8, 1928, in Los Angeles to Wilson Bates, Sr. and Ruth, Bob was raised in Glendale, CA. He graduated from University High School and went to UC Berkeley School of Architecture where he graduated in 1950 with a Masters degree in Architecture. He and Donna Marie Jones married in July, 1956. In the early ‘60s, they moved to Topanga, built their house on Entrada Road, raised their family. Bob designed and built … [Read More...]

Honoring Our Canyon Greats: Michele Acker, 1933-2014

 Michele Acker, who passed away on September 24, was remembered at a memorial gathering of many friends, immediate family and distant relatives who traveled to celebrate her life at the Topanga Community House on November 23. Michele left an explicit directive, the memorial was to be a potluck held at the Community House and that “there be no Topanga freeloaders.” Everyone must bring something to eat and a story t… [Read More...]