In Remembrance. While America shook off the British monarchy decades ago, it’s fitting to acknowledge that the two countries eventually became staunch allies when the world became embroiled in two world wars and to this day, much of it under Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign. This hilarious video of teatime with Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear commenced her Platinum Jubilee celebrations in July 2022 and went viral on a global scale. It was reported that Buckingham Palace suggested it. (variety.com)
...A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted… (Ecclesiastes 3, King James Version)
In 2020, somebody thought it was time to pluck up that which was planted, as well as that which planted themselves a hundred years or so ago. The Canyon chronicle has learned that a number of mature protected live oak trees, part of the oak woodland in the upper area of Topanga Elementary Charter School (TECS) that is used for environmental programs, had been rooted out sometime in the spring of 2020. We followed the lead of parents Alisa Land Hill and husband, Kent Hill, who along with other outraged parents discovered the damage to see if we could find some answers, or at least a commitment to mitigation, but no one is talking. (Pages 8-9)
Consider Fiber Optics. Do you worry about the effects of the highly touted universal installation of wireless 5G that Julie Levine and members of 5GFree California have been warning about? We have reprinted a sensible argument for fiber optics in an article, “Preventing the Digital Divide,” published in CityWatch. (Page 6)
Thank You! Alisa Land Hill and Bill Buerge share a big Thank You! To those who made the Third Annual Butterfly Day the success that it was. (Page 4)
September Events: Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 25-27, at Chabad of Topanga. Yom Kippur follows soon after on October 4-5 (Page 7). Kamakshi Hart brings her new one-woman show, “Resilient AF,” to Corazon Performing Arts in Topanga on Oct. 2. (Page 10). On Page 14, Topanga Actors Company returns to the Topanga Library on Sept. 24 & 25 with The Watsons. The McDaniel Brothers in Concert Thursday Sept. 29, present “Homecoming” for an evening Under the Oaks at Theatricum Botanicum. The art of autistic artist Molly Rose at the re-opened Artists Matter gallery at the Topanga Creek Courtyard runs through September.