SMPD Is Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Santa Monica Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring your medications for disposal to the Public Safety Facility (front curb) at 333 Olympic Drive. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
Can't make it on April 30th? No worries! We have installed a permanent prescription drop-off box at the Public Safety Facility (333 Olympic Dr.) for your convenience.
Questions? Call SMPD Community Affairs at (310) 458-8474.
NOMA Meeting Thursday, May 5, 2016
SAVE THE DATE!
Montana Branch Library
Meeting at 7pm; (light refreshments at 6:30 pm)
Space, Scape, and Scope Annenberg Community Beach House Exhibit
Read NOMA'S 2016 Spring Mailer
You should have received this in the mail, but if you prefer to read it online, CLICK HERE.
Santa Monica Spring Community Classes
View guides for current classes and summer camps:
Poll workers needed for June 7th primary!
Your city and county want you!
Here’s an important way to serve your local community: Sign up to serve as a poll worker for the June 7th Primary Election. Recruiting poll workers in Santa Monica has been dismal; if you are concerned about accurate and fair elections, here’s your chance to help!
Yes, it’s a long day, starting at 6 am and ending about 9 pm. (You can split the time with a friend as long as you agree to serve the whole day if your partner doesn’t show).
Anyone can serve as long as they are 18 years of age (unless participating in student poll worker program), a resident of California, and a US Citizen or legal permanent resident (green card).
You will receive a stipend between $80 and $175 for working on Election Day and attending training.
To sign up, go to www.lavote.net and click on “Voting and Elections” where you will find poll worker information and a form to apply. You can also call 800-815-2666, Option 7 and leave your name and telephone number for a call back.
There are over 90 polling locations in Santa Monica, and the County Registrar would like to staff each with five poll workers. The challenge of staffing our polls is happening now: fill out the form on the website or call right away.
The media is full of news about barriers to voting and possible election fraud. We are blessed to be living in CA where election laws encourage all citizens to be able to vote. But that doesn’t happen if the polls don’t open on time or operate correctly due to poor staffing. You can help; please consider working at a polling place on June 7th.
League of Women Voters of Santa Monica
Metro is Offering Guided Tours for the Expo Line
Metro is offering personalized Guided Tours on how to ride Metro along the existing Expo Line. Information about the soon to open extension to Santa Monica will also be provided.
Personalized Trip with a Metro Tour Guide
Metro’s tour guides will personally show you how to:
Register for a Tour
Tours usually take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 10am and 1pm. To reserve your spot, visit metro.net/tours and complete the online form. You will receive an email within 48 hours of registering, confirming the date and time of your tour. Please note that tour requests will be processed on a first come, first served basis. There will be a maximum of 20 people on each tour.
Metro Group Presentations
Upon request, Metro staff can also make visits to local businesses, schools, colleges, libraries, and senior and cultural centers along the Expo Line. They are available Monday through Friday. To request a site visit and presentation, visit http://metro/net/tours.
If you prefer to call, please call Robert Cálix, Metro Guided Tours Program Manager at 213-922-5644.
Bicycle Riding in Santa Monica: Pedestrian Safety
From SM Police Officer Marilyn Amiache:
Santa Monica is a bicycle friendly city and encourages people to use their bicycle as their mode of transportation. As a bicyclist, it is important to know the laws. Bicyclists must follow the vehicle code which are the same rules vehicles must follow. As a bicyclist, you should familiarize yourself with the laws that apply in Santa Monica, such as 3.12.540(a) of the Santa Monica Municipal Code, which states bicycles are not allowed to ride on the sidewalk. The City has created bicycles lanes in many areas, some of which are painted bright green while others are designated by sharrows (markings indicating shared lanes).
Also feel free to check out Breeze, the City’s new bike share program, www.santamonicabikeshare.com .
NOMA Fall Newsletter
Click here to read our latest news -- Fall 2015.
Beat 4 Community News
Read the four-page newsletter from our Neighborhood Resource Officer Scott McGee.
Click here to read the newsletter.
From our City Forester: Information on the Care and Watering of Yard and Street Trees. Click below.
Lincoln Neighborhood Corridor Plan
What is the Lincoln Neighborhood Corridor Plan?
The Lincoln Neighborhood Corridor Plan is currently evaluating a range of short- and long-term enhancements to the public right of way on Lincoln Boulevard between the I-10 Freeway and the City limits at Ozone Avenue. The Plan incorporates a layer of policy and program level recommendations for creating a more functional, aesthetically pleasing pedestrian experience that is supported and/or managed by the local business community and property owners. Click here to read more...
NextBus - Check Realtime Bus Arrival
To the Big Blue Bus Community,
Big Blue Bus has instituted the NextBus system for real-time bus arrival information to our customers. This is an exciting and highly anticipated change that will transform the Big Blue Bus user experience.
Check it out for yourself at www.bigbluebus.com/nextbus/
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 Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking and computer modeling. The resulting information is used to provide customers with the estimated number of minutes until their bus arrives.
How can I get arrival predictions using NextBus?
You may have already seen electronic signs showing real-time arrival information. With NextBus, arrival information can be accessed on your computer, via text message, by phone, or on your smartphone. Later this summer, BBB will begin installing signs at bus stops with a four-digit number that can be entered into the NextBus phone or text message system to receive bus arrival predictions. More information about using the system is available on our NextBus page, www.bigbluebus.com/nextbus/
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.
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.
Santa Monica Water Resources Report
From the December 4, 2014 Meeting
Click here to watch the presentation.
Urban Forest Management Presentation To NOMA
Click here to read the 15-page report.
Courtyard Housing Study
SAN VICENTE APARTMENTS - COURTYARD HOUSING STUDY
Study of proposed establishment of a Neighborhood Conservation District for a concentration of courtyard apartment buildings on San Vicente Blvd. between Ocean Avenue and 7th Street.
Review the 2009 study here.
NOMA: Working together
Click link below for more info...