Category Archives: S.A.F.E

Learn About Downtown’s History To Guide its Future

SM conservancy walking tours

Join Santa Monica Conservancy docents and City Planners in an exploration of more than 130 years of Santa Monica history. This approximately two-and-a-half-hour tour will cover several blocks within Downtown, where participants will learn about Santa Monica from its Wild West frontier beginnings to the sophisticated metropolis of today.

Take a closer look at the civic leaders, whose vision built the growing city, and experience downtown’s diverse architectural heritage, while pondering its future as it evolves into a more established mixed-use neighborhood.

Tours will begin at the Rapp Saloon, located at 1438 2nd Street (right next to the Youth Hostel).

Three tour dates are available (30 people per tour max):
Saturday, July 23rd at 9:30AM
Saturday, July 30th at 9:30AM
Saturday, July 30th at 5:30PM

WHERE
Rapp Saloon – 1438 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

RSVP here. Hurry, spots are filling up quickly.

. This approximately two-and-a-half-hour tour will cover several blocks within Downtown, where participants will learn about Santa Monica from its Wild West frontier beginnings to the sophisticated metropolis of today.

Take a closer look at the civic leaders, whose vision built the growing city, and experience downtown’s diverse architectural heritage, while pondering its future as it evolves into a more established mixed-use neighborhood.

Tours will begin at the Rapp Saloon, located at 1438 2nd Street (right next to the Youth Hostel).

Three tour dates are available (30 people per tour max):
Saturday, July 23rd at 9:30AM
Saturday, July 30th at 9:30AM
Saturday, July 30th at 5:30PM

WHERE
Rapp Saloon – 1438 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

RSVP here. Hurry, spots are filling up quickly.

KIDICAL MASS: JULY 2ND

Kidical Mass July 2016

KIDICAL MASS: July 4th Theme
Lawn Bowling Demo!

DATE:    SATURDAY July 2nd, 2016
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON

START:  Douglas Park
–  Chelsea side by the Playground.

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:00pm

– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– FAMILY Ride
– POST RIDE ACTIVITES – LAWN BOWLING DEMO
– Prizes, plus post ride snacks by KIND

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* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Free Safety Checks on site for minor adjustments/repairs. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……

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Don’t have a bike –
You can #RideBreeze!

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM !sm_bike_center
Special 20% discount on Rentals at the Santa Monica Bike Center. You can find special Kid carrying cargo bikes, kid seats, trailers, tandems, tag-a-longs!! Anything you could need at a 20% discount for rentals) – Please reserve online and write “Kidical Mass” in the special requirements section of the reservation – 20% discount will be applied at check out! Reserve early and plan to pick up bikes Saturday morning in time to arrive at the event.

Finish the Ride: Griffith Park & Santa Clarita

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Griffith Park & Santa Clarita!

Brought To You By Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) 

Support safe city streets and help end hit and run crimes by taking part in Finish the Ride, Run, Walk ‘N Roll events!! All proceeds will benefit Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE), a non-profit 501c3 that focuses on hit and run crime awareness and increasing the safety of our streets for all users.

Join us on Sunday, April 10th in Griffith Park and/or Saturday, April 30th in Santa Clarita for an awesome event!  Registration is open RIGHT NOW so register TODAY at www.FinishTheRide.org. USE PROMO CODE SMSPOKE20

FTR events include:

 

  • Ride = Beginning/family rides, intermediate to intense Half Century or Metric Century rides
  • Run =  5K, 10K and Half Marathon
  • Walk = 2K ($5, only at Santa Clarita), 5K, 10K
  • Roll = 10K
  • Timing and medals awarded for selected events
  • Cool goodie bag and free t-shirt with registration
  • ONE FREE BEER (for all participants 21+, additional beers available for purchase)
  • Great live music and dancing
  • Free festival and safety expo with giveaways, raffles, prizes and activities for kids and adults alike and much more!  Feel free to bring the whole family!

To register for the FTR Griffith Park event, click here.
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To register for the FTR Santa Clarita event, click here.
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To join the FTR volunteer team, click 
here.

Join FTR 2016 not only for yourself, but for those who survived, those who didn’t and the safety of ALL!

For more information on the event itself, registration questions or other customer service inquiries, e-mail us at register@FinishTheRide.org or call (844) 884-7233 Ext. 801.

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Finish The Ride, Run, Walk ‘N Roll Across The Valley 2015

Finish The Ride Valley

Brought To You By Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE)

Support safe city streets and help end hit and run crimes by taking part in Finish the Ride, Run, Walk ‘N Roll Across The Valley!! All proceeds will benefit Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) and Happy House.

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 for an awesome event to end the year!
Registration is open RIGHT NOW so register TODAY at www.FinishTheRide.org/register.

Plans for FTR Across The Valley 2015 include:

  • Ride= Two routes including a 25 Mile Finish The Ride and a Metric Century
  • Run =  5K, 10K and Half Marathon
  • Roll= 10K
  • FREE 2K Walk/Roll for the kids!
  • Timing and medals awarded for selected events
  • Cool goodie bag and free t-shirt with registration
  • Great live music and dancing
  • Free festival and safety expo with giveaways, raffles, prizes and activities for kids and adults alike and much more!  Feel free to bring the whole family!

For details on the FTR Across The Valley 2015 event, click here.

To join the FTR volunteer team, click here.

Join FTR Across The Valley 2015 not only for yourself, but for those who survived, those who didn’t and the safety of ALL!

For more information on the event itself, registration questions or other customer service inquiries, e-mail us at register@FinishTheRide.org or call (844) 884-7233 Ext. 801.

Today! Santa Monica Family Bike Festival at McKinley School

Don’t miss this one! It will be a day full of activities for the whole family!

Join us at this free event that will feature, FREE Bike Rodeo / skills course, demos, wood bike banked track, FREE giant slide, FREE raffles, FREE rock climbing wall, DJ entertainment, games, craft booths, local merchants and bike shops with test rides and accessories, route planning and information, FOOD AND FUN!

We are especially excited about the great commitment and enthusiasm building at McKinley for sustainable, active transportation for walking ad biking and to the rockin’ McKinley Sustainability & Beautification Committee we are supporting for this event! They have connected to totally awesome local partners of all types to make this event super fun!

Day:       Sunday 
Date:     November 15th
Time:    11am – 4pm
Where:  McKinley Elementary, 2401 Santa Monica Blvd *enter on Chelsea Ave

Schedule:
—–11am – 3pm Bike Skills Course / Santa Monica Spoke
—–Noon commencement
—–3pm Family Group Ride
—–4pm End / Final raffle

Come one and all to this great fun event – we will be adding the links to our supporters and local partners very soon. Meanwhile you can get more specifics on the event here


CALL TO ACTION: AB 8 (Hit and Run Alert Bill)!!

hit and run billboard SAFECALL TO ACTION: AB 8 (Hit and Run Alert Bill)!!
A message from S.A.F.E / Finish the Ride

Tuesday, June 30th, Bill Faces “No” Vote in State Senate
 
AB 8 (The Hit and Run “Yellow Alert” Bill) would allow law enforcement to use California’s existing network of changeable message signs to display specific descriptions of vehicles suspected in hit and run crimes.  AB 8 will help catch those who commit these crimes that send nearly 19,000 people in CA to the hospital or grave each year.  
 
THE PROBLEM:

We at SAFE were shocked to recently learn that the California Highway Patrol, an organization that is responsible for “Safety, Service and Security”, strongly opposes this sensible action which has minimal costs and has proven to be effective in dramatically increasing safety in other states, namely Colorado.

The core of their opposition is based on their poorly researched and unsubstantiated statements that hit-and-run crimes occur because of undocumented immigrants. 80% of those who commit hit-and-run crimes are never identified, and their immigration status is unknown.  What we do know is according to LAPD, a large percentage of hit-and-run offenders who do get caught were running because they were driving drunk, not because of the color of their skin.

As a result of the CHP’s opposition, the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, Senator Beall is opposed to AB 8. This could kill the bill in the committee.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1) E-mail, call or fax letter of support to Senator Beall (the Chair of the Transportation Committee) or to your local Senator by Monday, June 29th. The following is a list of names and links to contact information:

Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose)
Chairman of the CA Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5066
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4015
Fax: (916) 651-4915

Other Committee members include:
Senator Anthony Cannella (Vice Chair) (Merced, Fresno, Salinas)
 Senator Benjamin Allen (West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, & Beach Cities)
Senator Patricia C. Bates (Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Juan Capistrano)
Senator Ted Gaines (Redding, Rocklin, Folsom, Auburn, Lake Tahoe)
Senator Cathleen Galgiani (Stockton, Modesto, Lodi, Tracy)
Senator Connie M. Leyva (San Bernardino, Ontario, Pomona, Fontana)
Senator Mike McGuire (Eureka, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Mill Valley)
Senator Tony Mendoza (Downey, Whittier, Cerritos, Buena Park, Pico Rivera, Montebello)
Senator Richard D. Roth (Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley)
Senator Bob Wieckowski (South / East SF Bay, Hayward, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Clara)

2) The following is a sample letter to e-mail or fax Senator Beall and other committee members in your district:

(DATE)

The Honorable ________
California State Senate
State Capitol, Room _____
Sacramento, CA 95814

Regarding: Support of Assembly Bill 8 (Gatto), the Yellow Alert System

Dear Senator _____________,

According to the California Highway Patrol, hit-and-run crimes seriously injure or kill approximately 19,000 Californians each year.

I was shocked to hear that CHP, an organization that is responsible for “Safety, Service and Security”, would oppose a sensible action that has minimal costs and has proven to be effective in dramatically increasing safety in other states, namely Colorado.

With all due respect to the officers in CHP who put their lives on the line to protect our communities, the arguments presented by them are poorly researched and miss the entire point of this legislation.  What concerned me the most were their unsubstantiated statements that hit-and-run crimes occur because of undocumented immigrants.  80% of those who commit hit-and-run crimes are never identified, and their immigration status is unknown.  What we do know is according to LAPD, a large percentage of hit-and-run offenders who do get caught were running because they were driving drunk, not because of the color of their skin.

Please uphold your duty to protect and serve your constituents regardless of color and creed. Support AB 8.

Sincerely,

X_____________________
[Professional Title]

3) Use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc…) to spread the word and gain support.  Use #PassAB8 and #EndHitandRuns.

Please let the Senate Transportation Committee know that the CHP views on this bill are grossly misinformed and AB8 is an essential part of fighting the epidemic of hit-and-run crimes.