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February 21 — Friends of Sunset Park Meeting —  7 PM — Grant Elementary School Auditorium – 2368 Pearl Street – updates on Step Up on 26th Street, Santa Monica Airport, the upcoming Sunset Park traffic study, plus the January CrimeMapping.com summary for the Sunset Park neighborhood

February 22 – Film screening: “Love Thy Nature” – 7 PM – Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Avenue —  
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, “Love Thy Nature” shows deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. “Love Thy Nature” shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well being, but also to solving our environmental and climate crises. Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat. Free admission for Santa Monica residents — register now at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-thy-nature-film-screening-tickets-30648360070

February 24 to March 4 — Samohi Spring Musical: “Sound of Music” – Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School –
Park in the Civic Center Parking Structure on 4th St. or the Civic Aud. surface parking lot — February 24 and 25, March 3 and 4 at 7 PM. February 26 at 2 PM.

February 25 through March 30 – “Santa Monica Reads” – Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
A graphic memoir Alison Bechdel

February 25 — “An Afternoon with Alison Bechdel” – 2 PM — Main Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium

February 27 – Deadline to apply for the 2017 Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program — to help California homeowners protect their families and secure their older homes against a catastrophic earthquake. Homeowners can register online to receive up to $3,000 toward a code-compliant seismic retrofit. Santa Monica and Los Angeles are covered by the program. EBB grants are available for houses built before 1979 that include a crawl space with unbraced “cripple walls” (low walls between the foundation and first floor) and are not bolted to the foundation. In a strong earthquake, an unbolted house can topple off its foundation and unbraced cripple walls make the crawl space vulnerable to collapse. Full program rules, detailed requirements, a complete list of ZIP Codes, educational videos, registration and a Contractor Directory are all available on the program website, www.EarthquakeBraceBolt.com

February 27 – Airport Commission – 7 PM – City Hall –
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/departments/airport/commission/default.aspx?id=45320

February 27 – Social Services Commission – 7 PM – Ken Edwards Center
http://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31958

February 28 – “Write Away” – 12 to 2:30 PM – Fairview Branch Library — Support and encouragement for writers

February 28 – City Council – 6:30 PM – City Hall –
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/departments/clerk/agendas/aspx

March 1 – Planning Commission – 7 PM – City Hall –
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD /Boards-Commissions/Planning-Commission/

March 2 — SMMUSD Board of Education – District Office, 1651 16th Street –
Agendas: http://www.smmusd.org/board/meetings.html
Board notes: http://www.smmusd.org/BoardNotes.pdf

March 6 – Disabilities Commission – 6 PM – Ken Edwards Center –
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Portals/AccessibleSM/content.aspx?id=16032

March 6 – Architectural Review Board – 7 PM – City Hall –
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Architectural-Review-Board/

March 7 – City Council – Special Meeting — 6:30 PM – City Hall –
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/departments/clerk/agendas/aspx

March 7 – SMC Board of Trustees – 7 PM – Business Building –
Agenda: http://www.smc.edu/ACG/Pages/Trustees-Meeting-Information.aspx

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City of Santa Monica Event Calendar:

http://calendar.smgov.net/city/eventcalendar.asp

Santa Monica Public Library Calendar:

http://smpl.org/Programs_and_Events.aspx

Library Calendar of Events for February:

http://smpl.org/uploadedFiles/Library/Programs_and_Events/February2017Calendar.pdf

Santa Monica College events:

http://www.smc.edu/ACG/Marketing/Events/Pages/Events-at-a-Glance.aspx

Morgan-Wixson Theatre — 2627 Pico Blvd. —

http://www.morgan-wixson.org/

Ruskin Group Theatre — 3000 Airport Avenue —

http://www.ruskingrouptheatre.com/

McCabe’s Concerts — 3101 Pico Blvd. —

http://www.mccabes.com/condata.html

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Reminders:

Report sightings of coyotes and other invasive wildlife to the city’s Animal Shelter at shelter@smgov.net or 310-458-8594.

1. Policewww.SantaMonicaPD.org
   a. Non-emergency dispatch – 310-458-8491
   b. Neighborhood Resource Officer – Erik Milosevich – Erik.Milosevich@smgov.net
       Main Line: 310-458-2220 Ext. 4137 — Cell Phone: 310-866-2197
   c. Crime Prevention Officer – Myesha Morrison — Myesha.Morrison@smgov.net
   d. Graffiti Hotline: 310-458-2231
   e. Recycling Theft Hotline: 310-458-4932
   f. Crime mapping: http://www.crimemapping.com/map/ca/santamonica
   g. SMPD Community Affairs video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFScj6m8k6U&feature=youtu.be

2. Turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal — There is a permanent prescription drop-off box at the Public Safety Facility (333 Olympic Drive). Call SMPD Community Affairs at 310-458-8474 for more information.

3. Eathquake Preparedness:
Office of Emergency Management: http://www.smgov.net/departments/oem/
Sign up for SMalerts at  http://www.smgov.net/Departments/OEM/Stay_Informed.aspx
 
4. Santa Monica Airport  – http://www.smgov.net/Departments/Airport/
   a. Noise Hotline – 310-458-8692
   b. Email noise complaints to: Noise@smgov.net – List date, time, your location, and complaint.
   c. Online noise complaint form: http://www.smgov.net/departments/airport/form.aspx?ekfrm=8886
   d. Flight Tracking: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/Airport/For_Our_Neighbors/Flight_Tracking_/_PublicVue.aspx
   e. File a helicopter noise complaint — http://heli-noise-la.com/how-to-use/
 
5. Lost Pets – If you lose a pet or find a lost pet, contact the Animal Shelters:
   a. Santa Monica  — 1640 9th St. — 310-458-8594 — shelter@smgov.net
       http://santamonicapd.org/content.aspx?id=10427
   b. West Los Angeles — 11361 W. Pico (near Sawtelle) — 888-452-7381

6. Santa Monica’s Government Outreach Customer Service Centerhttp://www.smgov.net/sm_go.aspx — Submit comments, complaints and service requests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your request will automatically be sent to the right staff member, and you will receive a tracking number and a response within ten days.

7. Big Blue Bus connections to the Expo Line 17th Street Station on Friday & Saturday, 8 PM to 3 AM: https://t.e2ma.net/message/ec8ar/i7uoeg

8. Historic Resources Inventory Updatehttp://historicsamo.squarespace.com/https://www.facebook.com/historic.samo?fref=ts

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“No Jets” window signs are available. Send a request with your address to NoMoreJets@gmail.com
or download the sign at http://bit.ly/1yNoC0Q

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