OPA Update 4/11/24: OPA April Monthly Meeting Recap, 626 Night Market Pop-Up Returns & Other Things To Do This Weekend

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OPA April Monthly Meeting Recap: Here are the highlights:

  • Patrick Cheng from Office of Emergency Management briefed us on the role and goals of OEM and gave some emergency preparation tips. Click here to view the presentation.
  • Ericka Lesley, Rent Control Board, Chair: Here is the video her talk where she shares the role of rent control and fields questions.
  • Santa Monica Conservancy & Main St. Tours: Here is the video of Mario Fonda Bonardi & Patty Tann discussing the new Main St. tours the Conservancy is developing.
     
  • Here is the video of Board business that included upcoming calendar of events (MAINopoly, Make Music Day, July 4 Parade, & more), getting access to the library, our April 26 mixer, etc.
  • NEXT MEETING: Monday May 13 features Matthew Wells (City of Santa Monica, Public Landscape Manager), Alexander Hall, (Waymo),& Megan Gamble (Hospitality Santa Monica, a CRA coalition)

Thank you Beach House Cowork for hosting the OPA meeting! FYI that they have offered our community a free day pass at their amazing coworking space @ 2219 Main St. Use code “OPA” for a free day!

Lincoln Blvd. Task Force Update: Nearly 20 people met at the Ocean Park Library to discuss a variety of topics, including safety, upgrading and beautification of Lincoln from Pico to Ozone, the Gelson’s project, etc. Click here to email Dave Tann if you want to get involved. 

Antisemitic Graffiti Found Throughout Santa Monica: Police are investigating a recent rise in reports of antisemitic graffiti found throughout the city, according to the SMPD. Residents are asked to report newly discovered graffiti by calling the police non-emergency number at 310-458-8491 or through the Santa Monica 3-1-1 app. More details here.

The Street Seen – Kinney Crosses Neilson: This write-up details the history of how the street came to be. 

Bob Rosenbloom, Owner of Bob’s Market Passes at 92: More details here on the market at Ocean Park Blvd and 17th St. that has been a neighborhood staple since 1979.

Giant Spinning Statue of David Lynch Unveiled @ 1550 Lincoln Blvd. @ Colorado: This SaMoMirror video report shows how “the latest addition to Santa Monica’s public artwork is as surreal as the work of the director it pays tribute to. 

Used Oil Recycling Event (Saturday 9am – 3pm): SaMo residents may bring their used oil and oil filter & exchange it for a new filter for free. Used oil filters are hazardous waste that cannot be thrown into the trash. Both the oil and steel are valuable nonrenewable resources that can be recycled. @ O’Reilly Auto Parts, 2018 Lincoln Blvd.  More details here.

Ocean Park Branch Library Open House: This SMDP article details that “On Wednesday, April 17, from noon to 8 p.m., the Open Park Branch Library will make a splash with an ocean-themed Open House, that encourages our neighbors to visit the branch and find out what the Library has to offer.” 

Jane Goodall Celebrates Her 90th Birthday with Urth Cafe’s Vegan Chocolate Cake: Urth and the famous primatologist and anthropologist have some shared gorilla history. More details here.

Things To Do This Weekend: 

  • Santa Monica Forward Happy Hour (Thursday 6pm): Meet at @ Santa Monica Brew Works (1920 Colorado Ave.). SantaMonicaForward.org
  • Earth Day of Service & Seed Starting Demo (Saturday 9 – 11am): We are celebrating 30 Years of Sustainability in Santa Monica by hosting a Day of Service in honor of Earth Month at the Main Street Community Garden. More details here.
  • Financial Freedom Fair – Your Path to Prosperity (Saturday 10am – 3pm): Advance your personal financial journey with workshops (in English and Spanish) on credit, budgeting, and the CalKIDS savings program, plus free tax services for state and federal filing (by appointment) and free credit report retrieval and analysis. Lunch is provided. @ Pico Branch Library 2201 Pico Blvd. More details here.
  • 626 Night Market Pop-Up Returns (Saturday & Sunday 1 – 10 pm): It features a variety of Vietnamese food vendors, including All Dat Dumpling, All Dat Noodle, Café 949, Ridges Churro Bar, and The Ugly Bao, as well as merchandise vendors such as Steve Minty. This one is sponsored the new HBO show “The Sympathyzer” so expect “branded elements and photo opportunities inspired
  • OPA April Monthly Meeting Recap: Here are the highlights:
  • Patrick Cheng from Office of Emergency Management briefed us on the role and goals of OEM and gave some emergency preparation tips. Click here to view the presentation.
  • Ericka Lesley, Rent Control Board, Chair: Here is the video her talk where she shares the role of rent control and fields questions.
  • Santa Monica Conservancy & Main St. Tours: Here is the video of Mario Fonda Bonardi & Patty Tann discussing the new Main St. tours the Conservancy is developing.
     
  • Here is the video of Board business that included upcoming calendar of events (MAINopoly, Make Music Day, July 4 Parade, & more), getting access to the library, our April 26 mixer, etc.
  • NEXT MEETING: Monday May 13 features Matthew Wells (City of Santa Monica, Public Landscape Manager), Alexander Hall, (Waymo),& Megan Gamble (Hospitality Santa Monica, a CRA coalition)
  • Thank you Beach House Cowork for hosting the OPA meeting! FYI that they have offered our community a free day pass at their amazing coworking space @ 2219 Main St. Use code “OPA” for a free day!
  • Lincoln Blvd. Task Force Update: Nearly 20 people met at the Ocean Park Library to discuss a variety of topics, including safety, upgrading and beautification of Lincoln from Pico to Ozone, the Gelson’s project, etc. Click here to email Dave Tann if you want to get involved. 
  • Antisemitic Graffiti Found Throughout Santa Monica: Police are investigating a recent rise in reports of antisemitic graffiti found throughout the city, according to the SMPD. Residents are asked to report newly discovered graffiti by calling the police non-emergency number at 310-458-8491 or through the Santa Monica 3-1-1 app. More details here.
  • The Street Seen – Kinney Crosses Neilson: This write-up details the history of how the street came to be. 
  • Bob Rosenbloom, Owner of Bob’s Market Passes at 92: More details here on the market at Ocean Park Blvd and 17th St. that has been a neighborhood staple since 1979.
  • Giant Spinning Statue of David Lynch Unveiled @ 1550 Lincoln Blvd. @ Colorado: This SaMoMirror video report shows how “the latest addition to Santa Monica’s public artwork is as surreal as the work of the director it pays tribute to. 
  • Used Oil Recycling Event (Saturday 9am – 3pm): SaMo residents may bring their used oil and oil filter & exchange it for a new filter for free. Used oil filters are hazardous waste that cannot be thrown into the trash. Both the oil and steel are valuable nonrenewable resources that can be recycled. @ O’Reilly Auto Parts, 2018 Lincoln Blvd.  More details here.
  • Ocean Park Branch Library Open House: This SMDP article details that “On Wednesday, April 17, from noon to 8 p.m., the Open Park Branch Library will make a splash with an ocean-themed Open House, that encourages our neighbors to visit the branch and find out what the Library has to offer.” 
  • Jane Goodall Celebrates Her 90th Birthday with Urth Cafe’s Vegan Chocolate Cake: Urth and the famous primatologist and anthropologist have some shared gorilla history. More details here.
  • Things To Do This Weekend: 
  • Santa Monica Forward Happy Hour (Thursday 6pm): Meet at @ Santa Monica Brew Works (1920 Colorado Ave.). SantaMonicaForward.org
  • Earth Day of Service & Seed Starting Demo (Saturday 9 – 11am): We are celebrating 30 Years of Sustainability in Santa Monica by hosting a Day of Service in honor of Earth Month at the Main Street Community Garden. More details here.
  • Financial Freedom Fair – Your Path to Prosperity (Saturday 10am – 3pm): Advance your personal financial journey with workshops (in English and Spanish) on credit, budgeting, and the CalKIDS savings program, plus free tax services for state and federal filing (by appointment) and free credit report retrieval and analysis. Lunch is provided. @ Pico Branch Library 2201 Pico Blvd. More details here.
  • 626 Night Market Pop-Up Returns (Saturday & Sunday 1 – 10 pm): It features a variety of Vietnamese food vendors, including All Dat Dumpling, All Dat Noodle, Café 949, Ridges Churro Bar, and The Ugly Bao, as well as merchandise vendors such as Steve Minty. This one is sponsored the new HBO show “The Sympathyzer” so expect “branded elements and photo opportunities inspired by the series and traditional night markets in Asia.” More details here.
  • Sound Bath at the Church in Ocean Park (Sunday 1:30pm): “Join us inside the historic sanctuary of the Church in Ocean Park for a restorative and relaxing Sound Bath! The beautifully restored space has offered people of various or no faith traditions restoration of their own for over one hundred years.” Admission is $10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. @ 235 Hill St. https://smc.givecloud.co/items/2024PNSB 
  • Main St. Sunday Farmers Market: Join us at the market this Sunday for the chill vibes of the GM Jazz Quartet. Coffee with a Cop at 10am  and Blue Plate Oysterette pop up with Oysters! Here’s the full April / Earth Month calendar of events
  • Crudo e Nudo 3rd Anniversary Celebration (Sunday 12 – 4pm): “We are over the moon to mark three wonderful years at our Main Street outpost, and what better way to celebrate than with a daytime soiree for our cherished regulars and friends?! The support we have received from everyone who has graced our doors at 2724 Main St. has truly made Crudo e Nudo what it is. We are immensely grateful for the community that has embraced us, making Crudo e Nudo a home for unforgettable memories and bringing us through turbulent times with creativity and community.” More details here on the event that costs $40 and includes oysters, crudos, & wine. I will be there at 12:30pm. 😉 
  • by the series and traditional night markets in Asia.” More details here.
  • Sound Bath at the Church in Ocean Park (Sunday 1:30pm): “Join us inside the historic sanctuary of the Church in Ocean Park for a restorative and relaxing Sound Bath! The beautifully restored space has offered people of various or no faith traditions restoration of their own for over one hundred years.” Admission is $10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. @ 235 Hill St. https://smc.givecloud.co/items/2024PNSB 
  • Main St. Sunday Farmers Market: Join us at the market this Sunday for the chill vibes of the GM Jazz Quartet. Coffee with a Cop at 10am  and Blue Plate Oysterette pop up with Oysters! Here’s the full April / Earth Month calendar of events
  • Crudo e Nudo 3rd Anniversary Celebration (Sunday 12 – 4pm): “We are over the moon to mark three wonderful years at our Main Street outpost, and what better way to celebrate than with a daytime soiree for our cherished regulars and friends?! The support we have received from everyone who has graced our doors at 2724 Main St. has truly made Crudo e Nudo what it is. We are immensely grateful for the community that has embraced us, making Crudo e Nudo a home for unforgettable memories and bringing us through turbulent times with creativity and community.” More details here on the event that costs $40 and includes oysters, crudos, & wine. I will be there at 12:30pm. 😉 

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