OPA Newsletter : OPA Advocating to LA METRO in Support of Better “End of Line” Policies, California’s COVID-19 State of Emergency Officially Ending and more…


OPA Advocating to LA METRO in Support of Better “End of Line” Policies: Here is the letter we sent this week encouraging them “to work with the City of Santa Monica, homeless agencies, and other partner organizations and governments to develop better solutions to the “End of Line” issues.” Thank you OPA member Mark F for driving the drafting of it!

California’s COVID-19 State of Emergency Officially Ends Tuesday March 4: According to this LA Times article, “The change won’t make much of a difference in the daily lives of most Californians but could eventually affect the cost of and access to treatment and preventive services.”

SaMo Rents Drop for 6th Straight Month: This SaMo Lookout article details that “rents dipped by -0.7 percent in February, marking the sixth straight monthly drop, with the median rent now standing at $2,157.”

SaMo Releases ‘Roadmap’ for Existing Buildings to Go All Electric: This SaMo Lookout article details how “The plan limits the installation of new fossil fuel appliances by 2030 and requires all buildings within the city limits to completely transition to all-electric by 2045.” Here is the official SaMo press release as well.

Ceiling Repair at Will Rogers Learning Community May Result in Student Relocation: This SaMo Mirror report says currently relocated John Muir students won’t be impacted because “work would not begin until after 2025” when Muir/SMASH campus has re-opened.

LA Magazine Profiles La Vecchia: This write up praises the “Longtime Santa Monica Favorite” that “serves exceptional northern Italian home cooking.”

Chipotle Opens New Concept “Farmesa” in SaMo: It soft opened this week at Third Street Promenade’s Kitchen United Mix. More details here.

Things To Do This Weekend: 

Don’t Tell Comedy (Friday): The BYOB pop-up comedy club that changes locations for every show is back in Venice with all the proceeds benefitting Safe Place for Youth (SPY), a nonprofit that provides housing and supportive services to youth experiencing and at-risk of homelessness. More details here

Picasso Meets Einstein at SaMo’s Ruskin Theater (Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in March): Written by Steve Martin (yes, THAT Steve Martin), it chronicles a fantasy meeting between Einstein and Picasso in 1904. More details here.

Conscious Market on Third Street Promenade (Saturday 9am-6pm): Shop local small businesses in Downtown Santa Monica on Third Street Promenade the first Saturday of the month. More details here.

We Are Family A Black History Greens Festival (Saturday 10am-2pm @ Virginia Avenue Park): Rescheduled from rainy 2/25, this “Celebration of the Cultural Melting Pot of Black American History” includes greens cooking demos, dance performances, health information and more!” More details here.

626 Night Market Mini Returns (Saturday & Sunday 1-10pm): The downtown SaMo snack around pop-up is back starting every other weekend this Spring with three dozen rotating local food pop-ups, curated by the 626 Night Market team, merchandise & craft vendors, and a full bar. The markets 1pm-10pm each night at the corner of Arizona and 5th. More details and FREE tickets hereVideo preview here.

Kids Day at the Main St Farmers Market (Sunday 10a-1p): Featuring Miss Me and the Music Castle kids band, Cabeza de Vaca Folklorico dancers, Little Kitchen Academy, Face painting with Chloe Ella and Coffee with a Cop.

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