OPA Update 6/24/24: Monday Main St. 4th of July Parade Registration Deadline Today, Triple Beam Pizza is Finally Open on Main St., & Things To Do This Week


Main St. 4th of July Parade Registration Deadline Today: This year’s theme, “Celebrating the Arts,” encourages participants to showcase Santa Monica’s creative soul. Organizers are looking for dazzling floats, marching bands, and creative performances that embody the city’s artistic energy. Applications are now open for community groups, businesses, and individuals to participate in the parade. Whether you choose to march, drive, or create a stunning float, the Santa Monica 4th of July Parade is the perfect platform to celebrate Independence Day with your community. Here is the registration link.

Triple Beam Pizza is Finally Open on Main St.! This EaterLA article details the much anticipated spot at 2905 Main St. (& Ashland) from the Michelin starred team of “Nancy Silverton, chef Matt Molina (Pizzeria Mozza), and Randy Clement (Silverlake Wine)…Triple Beam is known for its thin Roman-style pizzas that come with toppings like acorn squash, roasted fennel, pepperoni, and fresh mozzarella. The pizzeria also offers rotating seasonal specials highlighting local produce and flavors like a roasted spring corn pizza and a chicken bulgogi pie.” Stop in and say hi and try a slice…and thank them for their OPA membership!

Michelin Starred Chef Wes Whitsell Coming to Main St.: This EaterLA article is mostly about the former Hatchet Hall chef’s new Venice spots (Mama’s Boy at Winston House and the Waterfront), it also teases that he is “making plans to take over the 16,000-square-foot Enterprise Fish Co. building in Santa Monica with an all-new restaurant.” 

Santa Monica Most Loved Businesses: Here’s the complete list of winners that include these OP business winners (we listed the restaurant winners last Thursday):

  • The Bike Shop: Most Loved Bike Shop AND Most Loved Bike Repair
  • ZJ Boarding House: Most Loved Surf/Skate Shop
  • Jack’s Surfboards: Most Loved Surf/Skate Shop
  • The Class: Most Loved Yoga Studio
  • Pump Station: Most Loved Kid Clothing/Friendly Store
  • Blow Me Candle: Most Loved Gift Store
  • Ten Women Gallery: Most Loved Gift Store AND Most Loved Gallery/Art Store 
  • Angel City Books: Most Loved Book Store
  • Mystic Journey: Most Loved Book Store
  • Eric Torres & Bombshell Salon: Most Loved Hair Salon AND Stylist
  • Pinkies: Most Loved Nail Salon
  • VCA: Most Loved Veterinarian Office
  • The Growing Place: Most Loved Day Care Provider
  • Ted Winterer & Compass: Most Loved Real Estate Agent & Office
  • Santa Monica Conservancy: Most Loved Tours 

SMDP Profiles Pump Station & Nurtury: This write up on the Main St. staple and OPA member details the “one-stop-shop for all things offspring. They provide education and support to over 300 expecting and new parents every week, with a team of certified experts on hand to answer questions and provide information about everything from parenting to breastfeeding.” 

City Hires New Chief Information Officer: Feroz Merchhiya began “his career at Oracle Corporation [and] has more than two decades of experience in digital transformation, innovation and technology. Most recently he served as the chief information officer and chief information security officer for the city of Glendale, Arizona.” More details here.

The Street Seen – Laundry – Garage – Gone: This week’s post details the history of 2402 – 2412 Main St @ Hollister, where “in 1908, a steam laundry is constructed on the west side of Main St at Hollister. In 1919, the abandoned laundry is converted to an automobile garage. In 1926, the garage is demolished to make way for the widening of Main St.”

Palisades Man Will Be USA’s Youngest Beach Volleyball Olympian In History: 22-year-old “volleyball wunderkind Miles Partain hopes to continue the legacy of Pali High graduates taking home gold when he competes in Paris.” More details here.

Things To Do This Week: 

  • Social Service Assistance provided by Providence St. John’s Community Health Program (Tuesday, 9:30am- 5pm): “The trained Providence St. John’s staff can assist with enrollment in CalFresh, the state of California’s food subsidy program created to improve the nutrition of families through access to healthy foods. Staff can also help navigate enrollment or questions for MediCal and Medicare.” More details here.
  • Tech & Tasks (Thursdays 2 – 4pm): Need a little help? This weekly program offers one-on-one assistance from SMPL tutors. Staff and volunteers can assist with reading, writing, and technology related tasks. Drop-in to get help with completing online forms and applications, resume writing, device help, improving reading skills, email, downloading eBooks, and much more. More details here.

OPA & City Meetings:

  • City Council Meeting  (Tuesday 5:30 pm – public portion starts no earlier than 7:00 pm):Meetings are hybrid and can be viewed on this YouTube channel. Click here for agenda. 
  • OPA Connects Meeting (Wednesday 12pm): Here is the Zoom link.
  • Santa Monica Democratic Club Candidate Endorsement Meeting (Wednesday 7pm): The meeting will include endorsing City Council, Rent Control Board, School Board, and College Board candidates. More details here.

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