Neighborhood News

Weekend Road Closure | Topanga

Caltrans will close Topanga Canyon Boulevard (SR-27) between Malibu and Topanga for more than 50 hours this weekend for slope repair and restoration. The closure, which will stretch from Pacific Coast Highway through Almar Road, will be from Friday, July 27, at 9 p.m. through Monday, July 30, at 5 a.m.

The closure is due to “emergency repair and restoration to an eroded slope embankment along Topanga Creek,” a Caltrans press release reported. “The hillside slid during the rainy season last winter and caused debris to flow onto Topanga Canyon Boulevard, triggering full closures on the highway.

All work is weather permitting and subject to change. Motorists will be detoured to alternate routes, including Malibu Canyon Road.

—SARAH SHMERLING


Vintage Grocers Now Hiring | The Village

In anticipation of its Sept. 22 opening, Vintage Grocers is now hiring employees for the Palisades Village store.

A Vintage Grocers spokesperson told the Palisadian-Post that the store “would love to invite any of the Norris Hardware employees to apply for positions.”

“We hope to see many Palisadians apply for these positions, as a neighborhood market should be filled with team members from the neighborhood.”

For more information or to apply for a position, visit vintagegrocers.com/about/careers.  

—SARAH SHMERLING


Deceased Hiker IdentifiedPacific Palisades

The body of a female hiker found near a Topanga State Park hiking trail at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 16, has been identified by City News Service as 24-year-old Maggie Dykshorn. She was an Iowa native who had been residing in Los Angeles. According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy is pending to determine her cause of death.          

—TRILBY BERESFORD


Vehicle CollisionEl Medio Bluffs

On Tuesday, July 17, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department Station 69 was called to the scene of a road accident at Temescal Canyon and Sunset boulevards. A vehicle hit a parked car, causing it to turn over on its side.

LAFD engineer Michael Raden confirmed to the Palisadian-Post that “at least one victim” was transported to a local hospital.

—TRILBY BERESFORD


Cat Rescued From Tall TreeVia Mesa

On Friday, July 20, a domestic tabby cat found itself stuck in a tree on Via De La Paz. The cat was there from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m., much to the despair of onlookers who tried to encourage the cat to climb down. A neighbor eventually rescued it with a ladder, and the cat was safely returned to its owner.           

—TRILBY BERESFORD


Blood Drive | The Village

Corpus Christi Church will host a Community Blood Drive with the American Red Cross on Sunday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The drive will take place in the gym, located at 890 Toyopa Drive.

Those interested in donating are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code CorpusChristi. For questions, email sean.inoue@redcross.com.

—SARAH SHMERLING