Today, March 7th, is election day across L.A. County! Remember to bike the vote. #BikeTheVote
Vote today! Find your polling location & look up a sample ballot, and make sure you bike the vote. Polls are open until 8 p.m.
Know your voting rights (from the LA Fed)! Your employer is required by law to give you time off to vote. You can vote if your name isn’t on the list using a provisional ballot. You can vote after polls close, as long as you’re in line. You can change your vote if you make a mistake — just ask for a new ballot. You can take your vote-by-mail ballot to any polling location (and you can trade it for a new one if you make a mistake on it).
Vote No on S, Yes on H
NO on Measure S (Building Moratorium, L.A. City): Read more about LACBC’s statement here.
YES on Measure H (Homeless Services, L.A. County)
Sustainable Works, along with the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment is very excited to announce the 9th Annual Sustainable Santa Monica Student Poster Contest!
The Poster Contest is open to all K-12 students who attend school and/or live in Santa Monica. Each year, students use art to investigate a theme of sustainability relevant to Santa Monica. This year’s theme is Saving Energy Today for a Brighter Tomorrow. Sustainable Works will be scheduling 20 minute presentations to share the principles of sustainability in Santa Monica as it relates to this year’s theme.
Attached is a flyer with the contest rules, selection process and information on submitting posters. To help us continue to grow this wonderful event, we welcome your help in spreading the word to your contacts and encouraging participation! When the community promotes the contest, students participate. Last year over 450 students participated in the contestand this year we’re looking forward to even more.
Prizes for winning posters include $10 – $100 gift cards. The winning posters will be displayed in the of City of Santa Monica, helping to further showcase our budding young artists while raising awareness of the benefits of energy conservation.
- March 31st: Deadline for Poster Submissions
- Early April: Winning Posters selected
- May: Contest awards ceremony and celebration to honor student winners and all participants. Gift bags and raffles for all!
If you have any questions, please contact Gina Garcia at email@example.com.
We had a GREAT DAY of Celebrating and Bike Riding Saturday!
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• The official Parks Day, Come Play! started at 10am with Grand Opening Ceremonies at the new Ishihara Park
• The ride activities followed after the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park around 11:30am with the February Ride with the Mayor and our Picnic Ride –
Expo Line Maintenance This Weekend
Beginning Friday (2/24) at 9:00 PM, through close of service on Sunday (2/26), there will be no train service to the following Metro Expo Line stations, due to scheduled maintenance:
- Downtown Santa Monica
- 17th St/SMC
- 26th St/Bergamont
During this time crews will be conducting repairs and upgrades on this stretch of the Expo Line.
While this weekend’s work is in effect, local and express Metro Bus shuttles will replace train service between Downtown Santa Monica and Expo/Sepulveda Station.
- All westbound trains will stop at Expo/Sepulveda and turn back towards downtown Los Angeles. Metro shuttles will be available at Expo/Sepulveda for continued westbound service.
- All customers heading eastbound may board shuttles at Downtown Santa Monica station for service to Expo/Sepulveda Station. From there they can continue on the Expo Line towards Downtown Los Angeles.
- Shuttle service is free if transferring from the Expo Line.
Additionally, Big Blue Bus Route 7 and Rapid 7 service both Downtown Santa Monica and Expo/Sepulveda Stations
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Movie Screening: LOVE THY NATURE
CONNECTING TO NATURE IS KEY!
Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movie Screening at the Aero Bike Valet courtesy of Santa Monica Dept. of Planning & Community Development.
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty…..
A Panel discussion will follow the screening
More info HERE
Handlebar Happy Hour: Ingo’s Tasty Diner
Thursday, February 23 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 pm
This month we return to an all time favorite –
TIME: 5pm -7pm (HH $)
PLACE: 1213 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica.
Event info is HERE
Always fun, alway family friendly.
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….
Then we put it ALL TOGETHER for a day of Celebrating and Bike Riding on Saturday! Parks Day, Come Play, Ride with the Mayor and SM Spoke Picnic Ride!!
Saturday, February 25th, See event for times and more info HERE
• The official Parks Day, Come Play! starts at 10am with Grand Opening Ceremonies at the new Ishihara Park
• Our ride activities will start at the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park) at 11am with the February Ride with the Mayor and our Picnic Ride –
Click for Questions or to RSVP
Saturday, February 25th
We are putting it ALL TOGETHER for a day of Celebrating and Bike Riding!
The official Parks Day, Come Play! starts at 10am with Grand Opening Ceremonies at the new Ishihara Park located at 2909 Exposition Blvd. in Santa Monica. Ishihara Park was named for George Ishihara, a long-time resident of Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood and a World War II veteran. The park is designed by the prominent landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer + Associates who will be conducting group tours at the new park.
Saturday, February 25th
Festivities begin at 10:00am at Ishihara Park (we’ll here too!)
Bike ride gathers at 11:00am at Gandara Park and will return to Ishihara Park after stops at Los Amigos and Reed Park Re-Opening Celebrations.
Our ride activities will start at the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park) at 11am with the February Ride with the Mayor to Los Amigos Park our 1st stop. After picnic snacks and a visit at the Re-Opening Celebration at Los Amigos Park we’ll head over to the Re-Opening Celebration at Reed Park for more exploring. After we hang out there for a bit we’ll head back to the Grand Opening Celebrations Ishihara Park.
Pack your own picnic snacks or join us – we’ll be packing lemonade, fruit, PB&J’s and other yummy stuff to share. We always aim for zero waste events – please bring reusable cups and plates – napkins will be provided.
Please click HERE for questions or to RSVP so we can bring enough for everyone to share!
Check out the route HERE*
*subject to change.
Airport2Park.org will be there to share updates about the new 12 acre Santa Monica Airport Park Expansion and recent news that the City of Santa Monica can now begin planning for the design & construction of a new Great Park to replace SMO when it closes on December 31 2028.