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FOSP Board Meeting – Thursday, November 16  (3rd Thursday of the month)
7 PM – Mt. Olive Church, 14th & Ocean Park Blvd.

Speakers — Patty Wong, Director of Library Services
                 — Jennifer Boyce, Fairview Branch Library Interim Manager
                 — Hector Kistemann (Public Landscape Manager), Darrell Baker
                 (Public Landscape Superintendent), and Matthew Wells (Urban Forester)
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Their division maintains the City’s urban forest, beach, parks, and 3rd Street Promenade.

All members are welcome to attend and participate in discussions!

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October 27, 28, 29 and November 3, 4, 5 — Samohi Theatre Presents “Zoot Suit”
For start times, visit http://www.samohitheatre.org/  — Humanities Centre, Santa Monica High School — (Park in the Civic Center parking lot or parking structure.) — “The iconic musical drama tells the story of the 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder and the reaction by the LAPD, which resulted in the arrest, trial, and imprisonment of a group of Mexican-American men without any evidence….”
Tickets: www.SamohiTheatre.org/tickets.html

October 28 — Edison Language Academy Fall Festival / Dia de los Muertos – 1 to 5 PM –
2402 Virginia Avenue — Food, crafts, games, music

October 28 – LA Opera Multimedia Talk – “Nabucco” – 3 PM – MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Library –  Verdi’s opera uses historical events as background for a romantic and political plot.

October 30 — SMMUSD Board of Education – Special meeting to discuss the Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee Reports – 5 PM — District Office, 1651 16th Street

November 2 – Malibu City Hall.  November 16 – District Office
Agendas: http://www.smmusd.org/board/meetings.html
Board notes: http://www.smmusd.org/BoardNotes.pdf

November 1 and 15 – Planning Commission – 7 PM – Check agenda for location –
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Planning-Commission/
Hearings are broadcast live on City TV Channel 16.

November 2, 9, 16, 30 – Current events discussion – 1 PM – Fairview Library – 2101 Ocean ParkBlvd.

November 3 and 17 – SMC Planetarium shows – 8 PM – Drescher Hall, Room 223 –
The 8 PM feature shows are preceded by “The Night Sky Show” at 7 PM, offering the latest news in astronomy and space exploration, a family-friendly “tour” of the constellations, and the chance to ask astronomy-related questions. www.smc.edu/planetarium

November 4 – Fall and Winter Gardening in Southern California – 2 PM – Fairview Library

November 6 (?) – Disabilities Commission – 6:30 PM – Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street
The Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Portals/AccessibleSM/content.aspx?id=16032

November 6 – Architectural Review Board – 7 PM – Check agenda for location
Agendas: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Architectural-Review-Board/

November 7, 14, and 21 – “Write Away” – 12 to 2:30 PM – Fairview Branch Library –

November 7 – SMC Board of Trustees – 7 PM — Business Building – Pico at 17th
Agendas: http://www.smc.edu/ACG/Pages/Trustees-Meeting-Information.aspx
Support and encouragement for all writers

November 7 – Documentary: “Seed: The Untold Story” (2016) – 7 PM – MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. – Farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight to defend the future of our food.

November 8 – Commission on the Status of Women – 7 PM – Ken Edwards Center –
Agendas: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31919

November 9 — Rent Control Board – 7 PM – City Hall
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/Current_Board_Meetings.aspx

November 11 – Classics Book Group – “North and South” by Elizabeth Gaskell — 11 AM –
Fairview Library

November 12 – Documentary: “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” (2011) – 6:30 PM – Fairview Library

November 13 – Landmarks Commission – 7 PM – Check agenda for location
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Landmarks-Commission/

November 14 and 28 – City Council – 6:30 PM – City Hall –
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/departments/clerk/agendas.aspx

November 14 – JAMS Orchestra Concert at Samohi – 7 PM – Barnum Hall

November 15 (?) — Child Care & Early Education Task Force – 1 PM – Thelma Terry Center, Virginia Avenue Park
Agenda: Current agenda is available to the public when distributed to the Task Force with past meeting minutes at: www.santamonicacradletocareer.org

November 15 – JAMS Band Concert at Samohi – 7 PM – Barnum Hall

November 15 — Commission on the Senior Community – 1:30 PM – Ken Edwards Center,
1527 4th Street – Agenda:  https://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=53687097196

November 16 – Housing Commission – 4:30 PM – Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St.
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/HED/Housing_and_Redevelopment/Housing/Housing_Commission_Agendas/Housing_Commission.aspx

November 16 – Recreation & Parks Commission — 7:30 PM – Check agenda for location —  
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31987

November 20 – Arts Commission – 6:30 PM – Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street
Agendas: http://www.smgov.net/portals/culture/agendas.aspx

November 20 – Task Force on the Environment – 7 PM – Virginia Avenue Park, 
Patio Building C

November 21  – Audit Subcommittee – Special Joint Meting — 6 PM — Special Joint Meeting with the Compensation Study Advisory Committee — Santa Monica Institute Training Room, located in the Civic Center Parking Structure, 330 Olympic Dr., 2nd Floor (Plaza Level)

November 21 – Gentle Yoga – 6:30 PM – Fairview Library – Bring a towel or mat.

November 22 – Urban Forest Task Force — 6:30 PM – Community Meeting Room, Main Library
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/Portals/UrbanForest/content.aspx?id=18947

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

November 27 — Airport Commission meeting – 7 PM – MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Library,
601 Santa Monica Blvd. (Note change of location.) –
Agenda posted at: http://www.smgov.net/departments/airport/commission/default.aspx?id=45320

 

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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 October:

https://smpl.org/uploadedFiles/Library/Programs_and_Events/November2017Calendar.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:

1. Policewww.SantaMonicaPD.org
   a. Non-emergency dispatch – 310-458-8491
   b. Neighborhood Resource Officer – Richard Verbeck – Richard.Verbeck@smgov.net
Phone: 424-200-0683
   c. Crime Prevention Officer – Myesha Morrison — Myesha.Morrison@smgov.net
Phone: 310-458-8421
   d. Homeless Liaison Program – Report ongoing homeless-related issues – 310-458-8953
   e. Crime mapping: http://www.crimemapping.com/map/ca/santamonica
   f. SMPD Community Affairs video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFScj6m8k6U&feature=youtu.be

2. Turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal — A permanent prescription drop-off box is located in front of the Public Safety Facility at 333 Olympic Drive. (It looks similar to a mailbox.) For more information, call SMPD Community Affairs at 310-458-8474.

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

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

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