The Canyon ChronicleBy The Canyon Chronicle      July 8, 2022

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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 Topanga’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: contact@topangatowncouncil.org to receive an invitation. Friday Evening Virtual Events. Santa Monica College’s John Drescher Planetarium continues its free, live virtual shows presented online at smc.edu/planetarium. July’s friendly presentations will cover new developments in “Ground-based Telescopes” (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 O’Neill’s “Space Colony Concepts,” (July 22), and “The Lure of Icy Moons”, (July 29), all at 8 p.m. These shows are preceded by a virtual digest of the popular “Night Sky Show” 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. “Capture the Dark” Photography Contest. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announces its third annual “Capture the Dark” Photography Contest presented by Visit Utah (visitutah.com) is now open for submissions! It’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 “People’s Choice Award” 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
The Canyon Chronicle
      July 8, 2022

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July 8, 2022

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