Tongva Park Family Saturday
Taiko Performance and Drumming Workshop
Saturday, July 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Free and open to all
Tongva Park Family Saturdays continue this month with a Japanese Taiko drumming performance and workshop by the Taiko Center of Los Angeles. On Saturday, July 23rd, from 10am to 12pm, families are invited to experience an exciting performance by the Taiko Center’s expert drummers, including a lion dancer, and participate in a workshop to play these majestic, traditional instruments.
Adults and children will delight at this unique opportunity to learn one of Japan’s oldest musical styles. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic, friends and family, and head to Tongva Park for a morning of Japanese music and culture.
The Taiko Center of Los Angeles is dedicated to preserving the ancient tradition of Japanese Taiko drumming. It was founded 20 years ago as a way to spread knowledge and awareness of the Taiko tradition in Southern California. Through classes, workshops, and performances, the Taiko Center ensures that its music continues to play a strong and vital role in the community. The Taiko Center has also helped to expand the awareness of Taiko music around the world, has appeared on movie soundtracks like “The Thin Red Line” and “The Last Samurai”, and performed on some the world’s biggest stages, including the Hollywood Bowl and the Staples Center.
More Info: Visit smgov.net/tongvapark/events
Contact: Allison Ostrovsky, (310) 458 - 8350
SMPD National Night Out - Tues. August 2 from 6-8pm
National Night Out aims to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.
This year, SMPD is hosting 4 individual events at local parks! Neighbors are encouraged to walk to their local park and enjoy food and entertainment. Below are the four locations and their respective themes:
Beat 1 - Tongva Park: 80's Theme Band and Activies
Beat 2 - Clover Park: Kung Fu Panda Activities and Movie Showing
Beat 3 - Virginia Ave. Park: Wild Wild
Beat 4 - Douglas Park: Magic Show and Retro Games
(NOMA is Beat 4)
The City of Santa Monica
Community Classes & Camps Program
2016 Fall Class Registration Dates
Santa Monica Residents: August 3, 2016*
Classes begin the week of September 12
*Registration opens at 6 am, and is available online only the first week at www.smgov.net/reserve
Blue at Night Your Late Night Connection to Expo
NEW on-demand service to/from the 17th Street/SMC Station begins Friday, June 17. Service every Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 3am.
For those late nights...Blue at Night is just a call away. Late night connections to/from Expo in 3 easy steps.
Dial 877-611-8294. Request a Blue at Night cab to pick you up during service hours. Service every Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 3am.
From the 17th Street/SMC Station to any location within the designated Santa Monica service area (see map). Wait at the Blue at Night pickup location at the 17th Street/SMC Station located on eastbound Colorado Ave. and 17th St. by the Breeze Bikeshare Station.
From any location within the Santa Monica service area (see map) to the 17th Street/SMC Station. Wait at your desired pickup location. Please keep in mind, Blue at Night cabs will only wait 5 minutes from time of arrival.
Arrive at your final destination. Pay the Operator $3 with cash or credit card.
We hope you enjoy the ride!
NOMA Monthly Membership Meeting Thursday August 4, 2016
Montana Branch Library
Meeting at 7pm; (light refreshments at 6:30 pm)
Hope to see you there!
Having your car fingerprinted
Police Officer Marilyn Amiache from Santa Monica Police Department
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. Many times vehicles are brought in and unfortunately no distinguishable finger prints are located. However when a match is found, a suspect is arrested and we are taking a suspect off the streets that is probably guilty of several other crimes.
NOMA Make Music Day!
Photos courtesy of Santa Monica Daily Press
Bergamot Advisory Committee Report
Report of the Bergamot Advisory Committee now available online:
Our report discusses the developer’s initial proposal to redevelop the Bergamot Arts Center as modified by our proposed changes and recommendations. A majority of the Committee voted in favor of building a new museum, community center, centrally-sited restaurant, more arts-related and gallery space, and limited office space. Following extensive discussions, we deadlocked over building a hotel. We also recommended a new parking facility be built first on the City Yards property directly across the street from the main entrance before any on-site construction could occur.
Read NOMA'S 2016 Spring Mailer
You should have received this in the mail, but if you prefer to read it online, CLICK HERE.
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...