The course is 4 full days - two Saturdays and two Sundays - September 24-25, and October 1-2 from 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. with 30 minutes for lunch.
It's that time of year---brush clearing around your home!
Los Angeles is subject to hot weather, high winds, dryness and overgrowth, which create fire hazards when combined. It is important you brush clear your property and create a defensible space around your home to ward off potential fire disasters. Firefighters credit brush clearance with preventing a major loss of homes and other damage during the wildfire. Most brush fires start on uncleared, overgrown areas with lots of fuel (such as dead branches, tree parts and dry leaves), so brush clearance is considered a crucial barrier when flames reach developed areas. Although brush clearance inspections occur one a year, remember that maintenance is a year-round responsibilty. The LA County Fire Code requires all structure owners to comply with brush clearance requirements in an area up to 200' from structures. To help you following safe brush clearing guidelines, please read on.
Are You Prepared for the Next Major Earthquake?
United States Representative Ted Lieu sends a message for all Californians to prepare for the great shaker. These photos are taken from the new Topanga Survival Guide, which will reach Topangans by this fall. It will outline ways to help you better prepare for earthquakes, floods, fires and other natural disasters. Read on to see the recent article in the Los Angeles Times that quotes experts as saying, "San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll'.
You're invited to a Water System Infrastructure Community Meeting on Monday, September 12, at the Topanga Library.
FEMALE CHP OFFICER AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STRUCK ON TCB
UPDATE: The officer struck on 5/25/16 has been released from the hospital. The CHP thanks everyone for their kind words of support for Officer Flores.
FIND INFORMATION ON HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE, ELECTION RESULTS, AND MORE
Voting matters both to the health of the American political system and to the people who participate in it. But finding your way through election information can be overwhelming. So, we have created an ELECTION & VOTING section on Onetopanga to help guide you through the process of registering to vote, finding your polling place and more. Click here.
UNDERGROUND UTILITY PROJECT - UPDATED INFORMATION
Project will restart on July 6th, 2016.
Read more to see estimated time of completion of the project.
Three Topanga community organizations: Topanga Town Council, the Topanga Creek Watershed Committee, and the Topanga Chamber of Commerce (TCoC), have all signed on to support Topanga's registration as a "Certified Wildlife Habitat" (CWH) at the community level and WE NEED YOU to help us achieve this goal. It's easy for Topangans to qualify!
Frontier Offers Direct Contact For Residents With Outstanding Service Issues
The Town Council has also been in contact with Representative Mike Gatto, the Chair of the California State Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce.
Coastal Commission - Executive Director's Firing Fuels a Firestorm of Controversy
On February 10, for the first time in its 44-year history, the California Coastal Commission dismissed its executive director. The decision left the environmental community reeling and has generated a firestorm of controversy.On February 10, for the first time in its 44-year history, the California Coastal Commission dismissed its executive director. The decision left the environmental community reeling and has generated a firestorm of controversy....Read More