CA Lawmakers Need Help Passing Bill to Ban (Some) Rodent Poisons
Common poisons don't just kill rodents, they poison wild and domestic animals that catch and eat rodents. California Assemblymember Richard Bloom and Senator Fran Pavley have authored a bill that would ban the most harmful rodent poisons, and need help getting the bill through state legislature and onto Governor Jerry Brown's desk.
Information on Los Angeles County's Winter Shelter Program for Those in Need of Emergency Shelter
For those who are homeless and in need of emergency shelter during LA's El Niño winter, the LA Homeless Services Authority's Winter Shelter Program is here to help.
A Fire-Safer Plant List
Why fire-safer, not fire-safe? Under the right conditions, anything can burn; but the plants on this list will be slower to burn and slower to spread fire. Many are native, and the non-native plants listed are not likely to spread into the wild landscape. These lists are not comprehensive, but all the plants here should be widely available. You can find fire safe plants at Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., in Encino. PH: 818-784-5180. To see their website, click here.
The County of Los Angeles and the Topanga Town Council host an El Nino Workshop
Find out how to prepare your home, family and community from effects of El Nino on Tuesday, January 19th from 7p to 8:30p at the Topanga Library. Learn from experts on how rains can impair roads, how to stabilize your property against landslides and erosion, evacuation process, and how water and power outages are managed.
Illegal Dumping & Graffiti Is Not Welcomed In Our Canyon
Many residents have commented on seeing sofas, mattresses and furniture dumped along our beautiful roadsides. All residents can and should take an active role in reporting incidents of graffiti and illegal dumping. By reporting incidents as soon as you see them, the issue can be remedied/removed in a more timely fashion. The Topanga Town Council thanks everyone for being diligent in reporting any criminal activity in our canyon.
Expo Line Extended - A Note from Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Starting May 20, the Expo Line will take travelers all the way to Santa Monica. Click here to read the announcement from LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
Come to Topanga's El Nino Workshop on Tuesday, January 19th from 7p to 8:30p at Topanga's Library.
Topanga's El Nino Preparedness Workshop will help you learn how to manage your trash cans during the rains, recapture water, slope stabilization tips and much more. Hear from County agencies/departments on road concerns, flooding and safety. Also hear from several local volunteer emergency organizations on what Topanga can do to survive the rainy season and how we can watch out for each other. Seating is limited, so arrive early! If you can't make the workshop, information from the presenters will be posted soon after the meeting on Onetopanga.com.
To view KTLA's crazy video on sliding trash cans, click here.
Caltrans To Hold A Public Scoping Meeting For Wildlife Crossing
On Thursday, January 14, Caltrans will be hosting a Public Scoping Meeting for the US 101 Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing Project. This wildlife crossing is critical for our mountain lion population and has the possibility of being a model for urban wildlife conservation. Click here to see a time laspe video of Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing. To learn more about our urban mountain lions check out http://www.nwf.org/Save-LA-Cougars/Wildlife-Crossing.aspx
Horse Evacuation Information from LA County's Equine Response Team
The County of Los Angeles Equine Response Team, is an all-volunteer group trained to quickly and safely evacuate livestock during natural disasters and other emergencies. Learn how the ERT works during a fire, and what you can do to prepare in advance for safe horse evacuation.
March 29 Deadline for Public Comment on Caltrans Plan for the Future of California Public Transportation
Caltrans is seeking public comment on the long-term California Transportation Plan 2040 (CTP 2040). Read about the plan and submit your comments online before March 28.