Fire won’t stop fiddle contest

As soon as things quieted down after last year’s Woolsey fire, many of us waited to hear about Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area and its famous Western Town.
Everyone connected with the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival and, I’m sure, all the fans, were hoping the fire bypassed the park. Unfortunately, it didn’t. Many of the smaller trees were burned as were most of Western Town’s wooden facades.
The good news is, it looks like the old oak trees are comin...

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