This video on Youtube was taken right at the intersection of Highvale (our ingress/egress road) and Topanga Canyon Boulevard. It DOES capture the intensity. My friend who lives up the street and who had visited me on Sunday before the storm got crazy blogged about her experience here. Check out her story and pictures.
As I type this the blue skies of the last two days are giving way to grey and the rain is supposed to start again. We are only slated for a 2" total -- fingers crossed on that!