All Beaches, Trails Closed Effective March 27, 2020
Effective immediately (3/27/20), the County has ordered all beaches, beach access, beach bike paths, public trails, and trail-heads to be closed.
A Message from the NOMA Board of Directors
March 17, 2020
Dear NOMA Neighbors,
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of us all. Whether we routinely go to work or school, go out to eat or use a gym, we are now limited to very small groups and travel is discouraged.
Crisis often offers opportunity, too, however, and this crisis offers us the chance to get to know each other better, to check in on those who might need some help -- going to the store for those who can’t, for instance -- to exchange telephone numbers and emails with neighbors, and to share our resources when possible
The NOMA Board suggests that residents keep up with the latest developments and closings in the area. The City of Santa Monica posts regular updates on the city website -- email@example.com -- or go to santamonica.gov/coronavirus -- or call the new hotline number at 310-458-8400. We continue to urge everyone to observe the CDC guidelines and to keep social distance from one another and to stay home when sick. To learn more about what steps to take if you feel sick or think you’ve been exposed, visit https://bit.ly/33iIwFg.
Needless to say, NOMA’s April 2 meeting has been cancelled.
Take care and stay healthy.
The NOMA Board
Santa Monica Conronavirus Information
CITY OF SANTA MONICA HOTLINE: 310-458-8400
Hotline hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
New information about the novel coronavirus available daily at santamonica.gov/coronavirus.
Sign up for daily updates in your inbox at santamonica.gov/newsletter
Emergency alerts at www.santamonica.gov/alerts.
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Official Public Health Information:
LA County Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Santa Monica Event, Facility, and Program Closures & Cancellations
Santa Monica Street Sweeping and Preferential Parking Suspended and Emergency Zoning Modifications
March 17, 2020
City Manager and Director of Emergency Services Rick Cole signed the City’s fourth supplemental emergency order suspending street sweeping and preferential parking regulations to better enable the Santa Monica community to stay at home during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. These actions are part of slowing the spread of the disease. In addition to the parking modifications, the order lays out the following specific zoning changes to better equip healthcare providers and social services to meet the needs of the day. READ MORE >
Santa Monica Public Library Closure
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Santa Monica Public Library will be closed to the public through April 30, 2020.
The Friends Bookstore at the Main Library is closed until April 30, 2020. The Santa Monica History Museum is also closed during this time and will extend their closure into April for ongoing maintenance needs.
The following Library services and information will be available while the library facilities are closed to the public, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm:
(310) 458-8600 - General questions and information
(310) 458-8614 – Library account-related questions
(310) 434-2608 – Reference and research-related questions
We encourage you to use the Library’s e-books and streaming services at smpl.org. Library materials due between March 14 and April 30, 2020 will not be subject to overdue fines and may be renewed up to 6 times if there are no holds. Library cards that expire during the period of March 14 – April 30, 2020 will be renewed automatically for a period of one year.
The above information is subject to change. Please see smpl.org for updates.
City of Santa Monica Community Recreation Event Cancellation Notices
The City of Santa Monica is working closely with the LA County Department of Public Health to monitor the novel coronavirus. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Santa Monica is canceling the following recreational activities through April 30.
For more preventative steps and the latest Santa Monica-specific information about the novel coronavirus, visit santamonica.gov/coronavirus.
As a reminder, please stay home when sick, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
Cultural Affairs Department Cancellations & Closures
All Santa Monica Cultural Affairs events are cancelled through April 30.
Full list of City event cancellations
Tune in for regular updates
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs
Santa Monica Public Library
Learn More About Coronavirus
This video was forwarded to one of our NOMA Board members, Ann Greenspun, who is a nurse. The video is approximately 5 minutes in length and provides a simple, easy to understand explanation of the Coronavirus.
Click the links below for more information from the City of Santa Monica and the Los Angeles County Department of Health:
Miramar Hotel Project EIR
Public comment period ends on April 24, 2020
The project site involve redevelopment of two parcels in the Downtown district of the City: the Hotel Parcel and Second Street parcel. The Hotel Parcel is approximately 4.5 acres in size and is located at 1133 Ocean Avenue. The Hotel Parcel is currently improved with 301 hotel rooms and related hotel programming space located within a number of buildings. There are two city-designated landmarks located on the Hotel Parcel – the Moreton Bay Fig Tree and the six-story Palisades Building. The other parcel is located directly across the street to the east at 1127 2nd Street (Second Street parcel). The Second Street parcel is currently improved with a surface parking lot.
Click here for more information >
Assistance for Low Income Seniors in Santa Monica
The Preserving Our Diversity (POD) program provides cash-based assistance to low-income, long-term Santa Monica residents. The assistance is in the form of monthly payments that can be used to cover basic needs.
To be eligible for the POD program, you must meet the following criteria:
Help for Caregivers
The Adult Day Services Center at WISE & Healthy Aging provides free emotional support, information, and referral to community resources for those caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, or stroke. These support groups are open to the community. Learn More >
Santa Monica’s Heritage Tree Program recognizes outstanding trees throughout the city. The goal of the program is to educate citizens and raise community awareness about tree diversity and the city’s rich history by focusing on a limited number of designated Heritage Trees. Nomination Form
Learn More About MODE On-Demand Service for Older Adults Living in Santa Monica
Big Blue Bus has partnered with Lyft to provide on-demand services to replace the Dial-A-Ride program for older adults and people with disabilities living in Santa Monica. The new service is called MODE (Mobility On-Demand Every Day). Lyft’s flexible transportation service network will allow MODE to meet the high demand for service during peak times when members are most interested in traveling while increasing efficiency when the demand for transportation decreases. Learn more about the MODE program at bigbluebus.com/mode.
“Blue at Night” Your Late Night Connection to Expo
Beginning Monday, April 1, 2019, only Lyft Shared rides will be eligible for Blue at Night service; standard Lyft rides will no longer qualify.
What's Blue at Night? Big Blue Bus has partnered with Lyft to provide Blue at Night, an on-demand shared ride service to and from Expo stations in Santa Monica, for just $3 every Friday and Saturday from 8pm-3am.
What's Lyft Shared? Lyft Shared helps group riders traveling in the same direction into a single Lyft car, when seats are available. When using Lyft Shared, you may be paired with up to three (3) separate riders along your route. To get started, download the Lyft app and enter promo code SAMOBLUE3.
For more details, visit: bigbluebus.com/blueatnight.
NextBus - Check Realtime Bus Arrival
Big Blue Bus has instituted the NextBus system for real-time bus arrival information to our customers.
What is NextBus?
The highly advanced NextBus system makes predictions about when buses will arrive at a given stop. Predictions are made using a combination of GPS tracking and computer modeling. This information is used to provide customers with the estimated number of minutes until their bus arrives.
How can I get arrival predictions using NextBus?
With NextBus, arrival information can be accessed on your computer, via text message, by phone, or on your smartphone. Learn more about using the system on our NextBus page
With real-time arrival information, you are in control. Here on the Westside, we know traffic congestion is a fact of life, and our buses are not immune to delays. However, instead of waiting and wondering at a bus stop, NextBus allows you to know when your bus will actually arrive. That might mean knowing you have a few extra minutes to grab a cup of coffee before the bus comes, or knowing exactly when to leave home in order to meet the bus.
Having your car fingerprinted
Police Officer Marilyn Amiache from SMPD
In Santa Monica, if your car was broken into and/or stolen and recovered you have a choice to bring your car in and have it finger printed. In fact, we encourage you to do so. One fingerprint located inside your vehicle could lead us to a suspect and be enough to have him or her arrested and prosecuted.
Click here for a map of local police activity in Santa Monica. Use the Santa Monica Police Department's crime mapping system to obtain crime information and register for crime alerts.