Aurora Behrman, 9, surfed, swam, raced, and boogie boarded her way to becoming a certified Junior Lifeguard this summer (Page 5). One highlight of the whole experience was learning to surf because thatâ€™s where, she says, she made new friends. Thanks to the L.A. County Fire Department for creating this program (in 1963) that makes our kids safer in the sea.
SCEâ€™s Undergrounding project that came to a halt in 2015, just as the crossover was about to complete it, is now scheduled to begin in the Topanga Town Center on Sepember 10 (Page 4).
Celebrate with us the accomplishments of a couple of Topanga Kids. Aurora Behrman, 9, completed Jr. Lifeguard training this summer. She aced it, of course (Page 5).
Biko Wright, son of local realtor Adrian Wright, and L.A. County Sheriff Tui Wright (ret.), tested his considerable survival skills as a contestant on the A&E History Channelâ€™s eighth season of Alone, coming in second (Pages 8-9).
Local Arts organizations are moving forward. The Topanga Canyon Gallery is literally moving...across the street from Pine Tree Circle to137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., formerly Abuelitaâ€™s restaurant, remodeled into offices by owners Leslie and Steve Carlson (Page 13).
City Hearts: Kids Say YES to the Arts is also on the move as founders Sherry and Bob Jason look to the future with new board members coming up. Meet them on page 14.