Greetings, all. Sorry we missed you Wednesday; The SM Report encountered a technical problem. But have no fear: We're back today (obviously).
In case you missed us altogether on Wednesday, here's a quick recap of what we covered: Mayor Richard Bloom and City Manager Rod Gould reacting to the new census figures; the City Council adopting new parking resolutions on Tuesday night; Heal the Bay asking for help with a fish-kill cleanup in Redondo Beach; and the Santa Monica High girls basketball team advancing in the state playoffs. Also, Santa Monica Patch columnist/ standup comedian Robbie Pickard opined about an amusing experience he had at Swingers.
Now, here's a breakdown of today:
- high temperature: 68 degrees
- low temperature: 52 degrees
- chance of precipitation: 0 percent
- humidity: 54 percent
- sunrise: 6:11 a.m.
- sunset: 5:58 p.m.
The Main Event
- Yum: Santa Monica restaurants and wineries—including , , , and —will serve up samples of their food and drink at this year's Food Fare. The event will take place at the and consist of two sessions: the first goes from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the second lasts from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the former session are $175 at the door, $150 in advance; for the latter one, the cost is $250 at the door, $225 in advance. The Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Guild is hosting the 31-year-old charity event, which also includes a silent auction.
- Homeboy Industries founder Fr. Greg Boyle, who recently released a memoir called Tattoos on the Heart, will speak to students at the school's Theatre Arts Main Stage at 11:15 a.m. The free talk is being dubbed Homies: A Bakery, a Restaurant and a Whole Lotta Hope.
- Theatre by the Blind's final performance of happens at 10 p.m. at . The remarkable theatrical production consists of actors who are blind. Go for more info.
- Revel with a cause at Sustainable Works' second annual House Party Fundraiser, taking place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the LEED Platinum Vicino House in the Pacific Palisades. Food, as well as organic wine and beer, will be provided by .
- Author Brad Lancaster, who harvests rainwater, gray water and storm water, will share his low-impact-development strategies and practices during a free seminar from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Attendees will also learn about rebates that the City Santa Monica offers for rain barrels/ cisterns and downspout redirects. While the City is co-hosting the event, it will actually be held at the L.A. County Public Works Headquarters in Alhambra.
Last but Not Least
- Today is the last day to catch "Keep Life Simple: A Solo Art Exhibition by Stephen Anderson" at the Bleicher/ Golightly Gallery. The gallery (located at 1431 Ocean Ave.) is open from 1 to 11 p.m.
(Go here for more events happening today.)
This Day in Santa Monica History
- On Mar. 10, 1893, the Santa Monica District board of trustees decreed that public-school teachers could no longer use corporal punishment (source: Images of America: Early Santa Monica).
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