Emergency Preparedness Meeting In-Person and on ZOOM, Saturday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. As extreme drought conditions persist, increasing the risk of wildland fire activity in Topanga and across the state, it is critical that residents are ready for potential disasters.
Meet Topangaâ€™s finest emergency organizations and L.A.County first responders to learn from the professionals how to build your safety evacuation plan. Learn from them how to prepare for fires and other emergencies well ahead of a wildfire. Former Sheriffs Deputy Mark Winn will give presentations on various aspects of preparedness and evacuations.
Attendees who live in Topanga or work in the canyon as caregivers will also be able to purchase Topanga Access Cards, which display your Zone Number (topangasurvival.files.wordpress.com) to help expedite re-entry to the canyon when officers deem it safe to return. To obtain or renew an Access Card and make an appointment, contact the Topanga Canyon Town Council at: (310) 455-3001; or Lindsay Zook at: (310) 560-8931.
TheTopanga Library is located at 122 North Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga CA 90290.
To access the meeting via ZOOM, email: email@example.com to receive an invitation.
Friday Evening Virtual Events. Santa Monica Collegeâ€™s John Drescher Planetarium continues its free, live virtual shows presented online at smc.edu/planetarium. Julyâ€™s friendly presentations will cover new developments in â€śGround-based Telescopesâ€ť (July 8), about a highly capable ground-based telescopes that are expected to shed new light on dark matter this year (July 8 and 15). Gerard Oâ€™Neillâ€™s â€śSpace Colony Concepts,â€ť (July 22), and â€śThe Lure of Icy Moonsâ€ť, (July 29), all at 8 p.m. These shows are preceded by a virtual digest of the popular â€śNight Sky Showâ€ť at 7 p.m. with the latest news in astronomy and space exploration and a Q & A with planetarium lecturers. To attend the shows: Free Zoom at smc.edu/planetarium; or download free Zoom software at zoom.com.
â€śCapture the Darkâ€ť Photography Contest. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announces its third annual â€śCapture the Darkâ€ť Photography Contest presented by Visit Utah (visitutah.com) is now open for submissions! Itâ€™s free to enter and open to entrants of all skill levels worldwide. This year, there are a total of nine contest categories. One photograph will be presented with a â€śPeopleâ€™s Choice Awardâ€ť based on votes by the public. The voting round begins on July 6. Only one entry per category per person is accepted. Winners of each category will receive a prize package. To learn more and enter: https://capturethedark.darksky.org/2022. Submissions are due no later than July 21. The International Dark-Sky Associaton (IDA) is the leading organization combatting light pollution worldwide. Learn more at darksky.org