Mid City Annual Meeting
This Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Colorado Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway
(across from Helen's Cycles)
View this email in your browserDear Friends, Neighbors and Residents,
Returning from the Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Awards at the Le Meridien Delfina Hotel I took the Big Blue Bus #7 (Pico) east getting off at Cloverfield to visit our newest library. What a beauty. All those perfectly clean, pristine books, movies, CDs, DVDs, magazines, carpet, furniture and bathrooms - what a pleasure. After paying off my current fine, I checked out a new book and settled into one of the comfortable Barcelona-style chairs overlooking Virginia Park. While this library is located in the Pico Neighborhood, it provides Mid City with another option, and one that will be welcomed by all residents. The article below was posted online by Santa Monica Patch and provides all pertinent information.
Following the Patch article, you will find an email alert from Santa Monica Chief of Police, Jacqueline Seabrooksregarding the May Traffic Enforcement focus - Unsafe Driving Speeds.
We have a new CityTV Live Call-in Program "It's Your Call". Tomorrow's May 1st program will focus on Santa Monica Parking and Traffic with Sam Morrissey, City of Santa Monica Traffic Engineer, and Frank Ching, Parking Administrator, answering questions. Details are provided on how to call or text questions during the program or email in advance.
And lastly, a reminder about Residocracy's Special Meeting at Lincoln Middle School taking place tomorrow night, May 1st.
Director of Communications
SMMCN Board of Directors
Santa Monica Gets New Library Branch, 1st in 50 YearsThe Pico Branch Library is currently in a soft-open mode, with an official grand opening ceremony and festival scheduled for Saturday, June 28.
Ready, set, read! The Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd., is now open.
The new neighborhood library is the first addition to the Santa Monica Public Library system in more than 50 years. Nestled in between the Thelma Terry Center and the Farmers Market zone, the Pico Branch is located in the heart of the Virginia Avenue Park campus and is designed programmatically to enhance early literacy, lifelong learning, and to complement Park programs.
The Pico Branch is stocked with a brand new “opening day” collection of 25,000 materials for adults, teens and children. In addition to popular books, movies, music, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers, the collection includes materials in Spanish and large print books.
Designed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture of Santa Monica, the 8,690 square-foot branch features a single-story, two-building design, with the main 7,872 square-foot library facility providing a children’s space, tables and seating, three group study rooms, reading areas, public computers, early literacy computers, copy center, self-service checkout, and self-service checkin using an automated materials handling system.
The Annex, a separate, 818 square-foot community room, is connected to the library by a roofline trellis with solar panels. The Annex provides space for story times, after-school activities, summer reading programs, book clubs, film screenings, do-it-yourself activities, educational, informational and cultural programs and will be available for public rental.
The Pico Branch Library is currently in a soft-open mode, with an official grand opening ceremony and festival scheduled for Saturday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the first three days that the Pico Branch was open, it welcomed nearly 1,650 visitors.
Santa Monica Public Library branch hours are noon-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday (closed Sunday). The Pico Branch is wheelchair accessible. Big Blue Bus line 7 serves the Pico neighborhood; and bicycle parking racks are available. For more information, visit www.smpl.org/PicoBranch.aspx.
Santa Monica Police Department
May, 2014 - Traffic Enforcement will focus on Unsafe Driving Speeds.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2014
CONTACT: Jay Moroso, Sergeant
Each month, the Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit focuses on different driving behaviors that are primary causation factors for traffic collisions. In May, the Traffic Enforcement Unit will focus on unsafe speed violations.
The California Vehicle Code - Section 22350 Laws Applicable to Basic Speed Law:
No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.
Lieutenant Trisler wants to remind everyone that while the posted sign will state the speed limit, the conditions for the road may warrant a lower speed. If it is raining outside, the posted speed limit may be too fast. Please be safe while driving.
For more information, please contact Sergeant Phillbo Rubish with the Santa Monica Police Department’s Enforcement Unit at (310) 458-8950, or Lieutenant Jay Trisler at (310) 458-8471.
For emergencies and crimes in progress, call 9-1-1
To report all suspicious activity, immediately call 310-458-8491
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New CityTV Live Call-in Program “It’s Your Call”
Tackles Santa Monica Parking and Traffic on May 1st
CityTV’s new live call-in program “It’s Your Call” premieres on Thursday, May 1st from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on cable channel 16.
Viewers can call in with their questions about parking and traffic in Santa Monica. Guests Sam Morrissey, the City of Santa Monica’s Traffic Engineer, and Frank Ching, the Parking Administrator for the City, will be on hand to give answers, background and information. The program is hosted by LaFern Cusack, who also hosts programs for ESPN Radio and Radio Disney.
In addition, viewers will be invited to text in their answers to questions throughout the program as CityTV inaugurates interactive capability to its live programming.
Residents can submit their questions in advance to email@example.com or call them in while the show is on live at 310-458-4950.
CityTV can be seen on cable channel 16 on Time Warner and Verizon FIOS, on cable channel 95-303 for Time Warner non-digital subscribers, on digital broadcast channels 20.2 and 25. 2, streamed live at citytv.org and live on mobile devices at smgov.net/citytvlive. CityTV is the government access cable channel for the City of Santa Monica. The channel airs live meeting coverage and a variety of Santa Monica-based programming.
Community Relations Coordinator
City of Santa Monica
City Manager’s Office
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