SAVE THE DATE: MAKE MUSIC DAY, JUNE 21, 2017, Colorado Center
Just in time for Earth Day, tonight's April meeting is full of useful information on the new Earthquake Retrofit requirements and how the costs will be passed to renters; the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan; the upcoming Water Neutrality Ordinance and how to use the City's phone app (GO SMGOV) to report just about anything.
The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan sets ambitious goals for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction, energy efficiency, water conservation, and waste reduction. Sustainable living is important to protecting the environment for our families and the future but can also be financially beneficial. The City of Santa Monica is looking for any ideas and suggestions to make sustainable living more accessible to all residents. Kim O'Cain, Senior Sustainability Analyst, City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Delia Terrell, CivicSpark Fellow, City of Santa Monica, Office of Sustainability and the Environment will present. For previous presentation go to: https://www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/Departments/OSE/Categories/Water/Water%20Neutrality%20Public%20Mtg%204_6_17.pdf
The Water Neutrality Ordinance comes before City Council on May 9, 2017. The goal is for Santa Monica to become completely water self sufficient.
The City's GO SMGOV phone app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/go-smgov/id495988202?mt=8) has been used by many – some who love it and some who love it, less. Liz Bell will talk about her experience and how it she used it to make a difference in her neighborhood.
Todd Flora, fellow Mid City resident and Commissioner, Santa Monica Rent Control Board, will present and answer questions about the pass-thru to renters of Earthquake Retrofit expenses and Small Site Stabilization loans.
In a related study, you can read the Luskin IMPACT Report on Climate Action, Advanced Transportation, Clean Energy, Sustainable Water and Digital Technologies at:
See you down the road,
President, Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors
This Thursday, April 20, is Earth Day and Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors will be part of the Earth Day Fair 2017 at the Colorado Center. Santa Monica Mid City board members, Ellen Hannan, Andrew Hoyer will be there so stop by and say hello!
This weekend, Kidical Mass Bike Ride and Ride with Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer:
We traveled 64,033 miles last month!
Congrats Breeze, let's keep moving!
Save the Date:
Celebrate Earth Day with a family bike ride!
Saturday, April 22
9am - 11am
RSVP to: RSVP@SMSpoke.org
Save the Date:
April Ride with the Mayor
Santa Monica is bringing you another Ride with the Mayor!
We're going to ride along the beach path to visit the Beach Restoration Pilot Project for a presentation with The Bay Foundation and the Annenberg Community Beach House.
Sunday, April 23
9am - 11am
2400 Ocean Front Walk (Perry's Cafe)
~ 4 miles
How do you use the Beach Path?
Take the City of Santa Monica's quick survey so we can improve it!
Got a problem? Yo, we'll solve it: info@BreezeBikeShare.com (310) 828-2525 www.breezebikeshare.com
How to raise happy, healthy, and successful kids - make a reservation for this free event at http://friendsofthesemelinstitute.org/calendar.html
The Friends of the Semel Institute for
Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
Figuring out how to raise happy, healthy, and successful kids can be overwhelming. Parents often find themselves wading through tons of conflicting advice. Books that outline a “right way” of doing things can leave even the most dedicated caregiver feeling discouraged and inadequate when real life doesn’t measure up. An experienced psychiatrist and founder of the Center for Reflective Communities, Regina Pally serves up something totally different in The Reflective Parent. She argues that the key to successful parenting is to have a strong relationship with your child. This requires parents to to slow down, reflect, and recognize that there is no one right way to parent.
Pally synthesizes the latest neuroscience research to show that our brain’s natural tendencies to empathize, analyze, and connect with others are all we need to be good parents. Each chapter weaves together discussions of specific reflective parenting principles like “Tolerate Uncertainty” and “Repair Ruptures” with engaging explanations of the science that backs them up. Brief “Take Home Lessons” at the end of each chapter and vivid examples of parents and children putting the principles into action make this a practical guide for anyone looking to build loving, lasting relationships with their kids.
Tuesday, April 25
Semel Auditorium, UCLA
Check-in 6:30 PM | Program 7:00 PM
Admission is free but reservations are required. http://friendsofthesemelinstitute.org/calendar.html
Parking is available for $12 in Structure 9
Come visit our new location just a few blocks away.
Parking at: 1334 5th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.
The hours of operation will remain the same. Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Questions? Please call us at 310-451-5444.
See you at the new location!
1444 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Call us: (310) 451-5444 | Contact us via GO | Visit us: www.bigbluebus.com
Film screenings of "SOLD" raise awareness of local Sex Trafficking tradeBy Kate Cagle, Daily Press Staff Writer on March 11, 2017
The film takes place far away in Nepal and India, but to local activists the issue hits close to home. “It’s very enlightening, I think,” said RoseMary Regalbuto who is bringing the movie “SOLD” to Santa Monica for free screenings next month. “I think people are not aware of how much of a problem this is. This is a way to open their eyes.” In the movie, 13-year-old Lakshmi leaves her home in rural Nepal and ends up in a gritty brothel in Kolkata. The 2014 film comes from Academy Award winners Jeffrey Brown (director) and Emma Thompson (executive producer) who hoped to inspire a global movement to address the word’s fastest growing business: sex trafficking. It is based on a novel by the same name by Patricia McCormick.
Santa Monica Rotarian Regalbuto hopes the film will raise awareness about the problem of sex trafficking here in the Los Angeles area. She has gotten the rights to screen the film and is bringing it to locations all over Santa Monica for free. Panels discussing the local impact of sex trafficking will follow some screenings. Regalbuto says awareness is crucial to the cause. “If people are aware they can see the signs of trafficking and they can help that victim,” Regalbuto said.
In Los Angeles, underage girls and boys are frequently advertised on the Internet but are difficult for law enforcement to track down. For that reason, the odds of a victim being rescued is just one in 100, according to the organization ERASE child trafficking. The group estimates in the United States alone over 100,000 kids are trafficked into slavery. In Santa Monica, the City Attorney’s Office has reached out to 48 local businesses where victims might pass to post flyers with hotline information victims can call.
So far, Urgent Care centers, bars, massage parlors, bus stations, train stations are required to participate and post the flyers, according to Deputy City Attorney Gary Rhoades. However, after receiving the posters in October, only 25 out of the 48 business owners are currently in compliance according to a recent audit by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST). “Studies have shown these posters increase the amount of reporting,” Rhoades said. “It’s giving people a number to call, whether it’s a witness or the actual victim.” The City is also reaching out to ride services like taxi companies and Uber and Lyft to educate drivers on sex trafficking. While the companies are not required to participate, Rhoades says drivers can be a frontline to stop trafficking in the act. “Not only can the drivers be the eyes and ears of the community, but traffickers often use taxis to transport victims,” Rhoades wrote in a recent column that appeared in the Daily Press adding, “the drivers may help save a victim.”
The following screening of SOLD is open to the public for free and will include a panel discussion on Sex Trafficking in the Los Angeles area:
April 26: ArcLight, 395 Santa Monica Place, 7:30 firstname.lastname@example.org
SMMCN Board of Directors
Stacy Dalgleish, President
Andrew Hoyer, Vice President and Government Affairs Officer
Ellen Hannan, Treasurer
Stefani Kong Uhler, Secretary and Communications Officer
Catherine Eldridge, Pico Neighborhood Liaison
Cathy Huh, Member-at-large
Nick Boles, Member-at-large
Communications: Stefani Uhler (chair), Andrew Hoyer, William Hamilton
Hospitality: Cathy Huh (chair), Nick Boles, Diane Citron
Beautify Broadway: Stacy Dalgleish (chair)
Friends of 11th Street: Susan Suntree (co-chair), Diane Miller (co-chair)
Webmaster: John C. Smith
Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors
Monthly Board Meetings
DAY OF MONTH HAS CHANGED!
3rd Tuesday of each month
Colorado Center, Community Room
(across from Helen's Cycles)
Open to the Public, Refreshments, Validated Parking in the Building
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