Renate and Ray Casser at home in The Rodeo Grounds

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Renate and Ray Casser at home in The Rodeo Grounds


Renate (1939-2022) and Ray Casser (b. 1934) were both from Westphalia, Germany. Ray, a gardener, moved to Topanga Canyon Lane in Lower Topanga in 1960. Renate, a nanny, married him a short time after. They moved to higher ground in The Rodeo Grounds after the 1969 flood. Above their door is a sign that says, "Rancho Rodeo," which they found on a previous resident's house.




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David Blattel



David Blattel, “Renate and Ray Casser at home in The Rodeo Grounds,” Topanga Historical Society Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2023,