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FOSP Board Meeting – Thursday, December 21 (3rd Thursday of the month)
**Fairview Library Community Room (Note change of location!) 
All members are welcome to attend and participate in discussions!

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December 4 and 18 – Architectural Review Board – 7 PM – Check agenda for location —
Agendas: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Architectural-Review-Board/

December 5, 12, 19, 26 – “Write Away” – 12 to 2:30 PM
Fairview Branch Library – Support and encouragement for all writers

December 5 — SMMUSD Board of Education – Board Retreat – 5:30 PM — District Office, 1651 16th
Agenda: www.smmusd.org/board/meetings.html
Board notes: www.smmusd.org/BoardNotes.pdf

December 5 and 12 – City Council – 6:30 PM – City Hall –
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/departments/clerk/agendas.aspx 
Meetings are broadcast live on City TV Channel 16.

December 5 – SMC Board of Trustees – 7 PM — Business Building, Rm. 117 – Pico at 17th
Agendas: www.smc.edu/ACG/Pages/Trustees-Meeting-Information.aspx

December 6 – Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland – 7 PM –
Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Avenue – Celebrate Santa Monica Public Library’s annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards with a screening of “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman,” a documentary based on Miriam Horn’s Green Prize Award-winning book of the same name. Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee that you get a seat. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

December 7 & 8 – Samohi Winter Dance Showcase – 7 PM – Barnum Hall – Santa Monica High School

December 7 — Rent Control Board – 7 PM – MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/Current_Board_Meetings.aspx

December 8 and 15 – SMC Planetarium shows – 8 PM –
Drescher Hall, Room 223 (near elevators on the second floor) – Call 310-434-3005 or go to www.smc.edu/eventsinfo  or www.smc.edu/planetarium for more information. All shows subject to change or cancellation without notice.

December 9 – A Very Special Community Celebration of Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa –
11 AM to 2 PM – Virginia Avenue Park – Crafts, free photos with Santa, music, free bike valet. Sponsored by the Pico Improvement Organization, Buy Local, the Farmers Market, and Virginia Avenue Park.

December 9 — Santa Gets a Ride from Fire and Police —
Santa and his helpers will be distributing candy canes as part of the 25th Annual “Candy Cane Drive.” Scheduled stops are as follows:
— 10:30 – 11:15 AM – Douglas Park – 2400 California Avenue
— 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Christine Reed Park – 1133 7th Street
— 1:30 – 2:15 PM – Virginia Avenue Park – 2200 Virginia Avenue
— 2:30 – 3:00 PM – Marine Park – 1406 Marine Street
— 3:15 – 3:45 PM – Clover Park – 2600 Ocean Park Blvd.

December 9 — Classics Book Group – “Ship of Fools” by Katherine Anne Porter –– 11 AM –
Fairview Library

December 9 – Holiday Walk on Pico Boulevard – 1 to 4 PM
Sidewalk sale, free ride shuttle (hop on, hop off to shop, have a snack), free parking after 1 PM at the Venice Family Clinic, 2501 Pico Blvd. – More info at www.PicoPassport.com

December 11 – Samohi Orchestra Winter Concert – 7 PM – Barnum Hall — Santa Monica High School

December 11 – Landmarks Commission – 7 PM – Check agenda for location
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Landmarks-Commission/

December 12 – Movie: “That’s Entertainment” (1974) — 3 PM – MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Library,
601 Santa Monica Blvd.

December 12 – SMMUSD Board of Education – 5:30 PM – District Office, 1651 16th
Agenda: http://www.smmusd.org/board/meetings.html
Board notes: http://www.smmusd.org/BoardNotes.pdf

December 13 – Movie: “Christmas Story” (1983) – 6:30 PM –
Fairview Library – Starring Jean Shepherd, Peter Billingsley, and Darren McGavin

December 13 – Planning Commission – 7 PM – MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Planning-Commission/

December 13 – Commission on the Status of Women – 7 PM – Ken Edwards Center –
Agendas: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31919

December 15 – Samohi Winter Choral Concert — 7 PM – Barnum Hall — Santa Monica High School

December 16 – Ed Asner: “The Grouchy Historian” — 3 PM – MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

December 18 – Arts Commission – 6:30 PM – Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street
Agendas: http://www.smgov.net/portals/culture/agendas.aspx

December 18 – Task Force on the Environment – 7 PM – Virginia Avenue Park, Patio Building C
https://www.smgov.net/Departments/Clerk/Boards_and_Commissions/Task_Force_on_the_Environment.aspx

December 19 – Gentle Yoga – 6:30 PM – Fairview Library – Bring a towel or mat.

December 20 — 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 — For more information, contact: Co‐Chairs Laila Taslimi at untiledno.1school@gmail.com  and Iao Katagiri at iao@rand.org  or Natasha Kingscote, staff liaison, at: natasha.kingscote@smgov.net

December 20 — 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

December 21 – 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

December 21 – John Adams Middle School (JAMS) Choral Concert – 7 PM — Barnum Hall –
Santa Monica High School

December 21 – Recreation & Parks Commission — 7:30 PM – Check agenda for location — 
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31987

The Social Services Commission will not meet on December 25
http://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31958
 
?  – Disabilities Commission – 6:30 PM – Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street
The Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Portals/AccessibleSM/content.aspx?id=16032
 
?  – Audit Subcommittee – Santa Monica Institute Training Room, Civic Center Parking Structure,
330 Olympic Dr., 2nd Floor (Plaza Level)
https://www.smgov.net/departments/council/content.aspx?id=53159

Holiday volunteer and donation opportunities for December 2017:
https://www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/Portals/Homelessness/Get_Involved/Holiday%20Volunteer%20Opportunities.pdf

January 16 – Compensation Study Advisory Committee – Check agenda for location and time.
https://www.smgov.net/departments/council/content.aspx?id=53159

January 22 — 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

January 24 – Urban Forest Task Force — 6:30 PM – Check agenda for location –
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/Portals/UrbanForest/content.aspx?id=18947

January 25 — Santa Monica 2018 Homeless Count
https://www.santamonicahomelesscount.com/

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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 December:

https://smpl.org/uploadedFiles/Library/Programs_and_Events/December2017Calendar.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.