OPA Update 7/1/24: Main St. 4th of July Parade THIS Thursday, Supreme Court Rules Cities Can Ban Homeless Encampments, $76 Ceiling Imposed in Annual Rent General Adjustment, & Other Things To Do This Holiday Week/end


Main St. Parade Details: The parade starts at 9:30am near City Hall and runs south down Main St., ending at Barnard Way. See you there!!!

Main St. Parade Needs Volunteers: Volunteers make the Parade happen every year, we need help with everything from ushering participants, affixing last minute decorations, to wrangling adorable young ones trying to crash the Parade for a spot a lime light. If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the form online HERE.

Supreme Court Rules Cities Can Ban Homeless Encampments: This “reversed a ruling by a San Francisco-based appeals court that found outdoor sleeping bans amount to cruel and unusual punishment.” … “A bipartisan group of leaders had argued the ruling against the bans made it harder to manage outdoor encampments encroaching on sidewalks and other public spaces in nine Western states. That includes California, which is home to one-third of the country’s homeless population.” More details in this SMDP write-up and this Patch write-up.

$76 Ceiling Imposed in Annual Rent General Adjustment: This SMDP article details the Rent Control Board’s rationale limitation on the 3% cap.

The Street Seen – Circle Bar (2926 Main Street @ Kinney): Read about the bar’s history here in this week’s edition of Mark Gorman’s supurb series on OP history. 

Tips for Minimizing Pet Fright on July 4th: This SMDP article includes tips on educating kids about pet fears, keeping pets indoors and comfortable, refraining from using restraints, and more.

The Best Sandwich Shops In Los Angeles: This Infatuation list include Bay Cities as expected along with Lady & Larder @ Lincoln & Pico and Tre Mani on Ocean Park Blvd.  

Things To Do On July 4: 

  • Main St. Parade (Thursday 9:30am): OF COURSE!!! See you there!!! More details here: santamonicaparade.com
  • “Mr. & Ms. Muscle Beach” Competition: For decades competitors have traveled from all over the world to compete at the historic Muscle Beach Competitions. These events are highlighted by a warm friendly local atmosphere while providing quality competition. Free for spectators. Thursday, July 4, 1:00p.m. @ 1800 Ocean Front Walk http://www.musclebeachvenice.com/ 
  • Pacific Palisades July 4th 5K & 10K Run, Parade & Fireworks: Programming includes a full lineup of events, culminating with a fireworks show and music at Palisades High School. https://palisades4th.com 
  • Marina del Rey July 4 Fireworks: Join in the celebration by witnessing a 20-minute spectacle of fireworks lighting up the night sky above the water. The various official vantage points include Marina del Rey, Venice Beach Pier, Playa Vista, and Dockweiler Beach.⁠  9:00p.m. https://visitmdr.com/events/july-4-fireworks-marina-del-rey

Other Things To Do This Holiday Week/end: 

  • FREE Community Performance from Award-Winning Soprano (Today/Monday 12pm): Ahead of her Broad Stage debut, LA Music Center’s Spotlight Award-Winner Golda Zahra will showcase her angelic voice for all to enjoy at Saint Monica Catholic Church @ 725 California Ave. More details here.
  • Don’t Tell Comedy (Tuesday 8pm): The BYOB pop-up comedy club that changes locations for every show is at the Venice West this week. More details here.
  • Abbot Kinney First Friday Food Truck Fest (Friday starting at 5:00pm): About two dozen food trucks are expected to line the street for the monthly event. https://www.abbotkinneyblvd.com/
  • The Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Series presents Ink & Paint – A New Musical (Friday 7:30 pm): Tickets are $25 and include a wine-and-nibbles post-show reception with the cast. Inspired by real events, Ink & Paint follows five women artists at Walt Disney Studios in the 1930s and beyond, whose ranks included first- and second-generation immigrants, a single mother and architect, a record-breaking pilot, a concept artist, and Disney’s first credited woman animator. They tell the true story of the company’s first all-women story unit in a madcap mashup of mid-century American history, the golden age of hand-drawn animation, and the wild, wisecracking women who fought tooth, nail, and paintbrush for their place in it. https://www.santamonicaplayhouse.com/ink-and-paint.html 
  • Soundwaves – The Present Quartet (Saturday 3:30 pm): Soundwaves celebrates LA’s diverse history of innovative underground music with FREE performances by world-class artists. @ Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. www.soundwavesnewmusic.com

OPA & City Meetings:

  • Disabilities Commission Meeting (Monday 6:30pm): More details & agenda here.
  • Architectural Review Board Meeting (Monday 7pm): More details here
  • Public Safety Reform & Oversight Commission Meeting (Tuesday 5:30pm): More details & agenda here.
  • OPA Connects Meeting (Wednesday 12pm): Here is the Zoom link.

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