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Oct. 20: Solar Gardens Workshop to Be Held

Also today, Sen. Fran Pavley talks about climate change, and Bergamot Station hosts an art crawl.

Greetings, and welcome to The SM AM Report. Today is set to be even cooler than Wednesday, although temps are due to rise over the weekend. Also, today's humidity is forecast to be at a whopping 92 percent.

Here's what we published Wednesday, in case you missed us:

EPA Report Shows Widespread Pollution in CA Waters (from San Francisco Chronicle)

Ed Begley Jr.'s Play Pays Homage to Cesar Chavez (from The Corsair)

Multiple Bikes Reported Stolen at SMC(from The Corsair)

TrueCar Recognized as Fast-Growing Company (from SoCalTech.com)

Now, on to today:

Weather Forecast

  • cloudy in the morning, sunny in the afternoon
  • high temperature: 59 degrees
  • low temperature: 54 degrees
  • chance of precipitation: 10 percent
  • humidity: 92 percent
  • sunrise: 7:03 a.m.
  • sunset: 6:14 p.m.

The Main Event

  • A revolving around California’s upcoming community solar gardens legislation will be held at from 6 to 8 p.m. The free event, co-presented by Open Neighborhoods and PermaCity, will feature a panel discussion as well as a presentation by Joy Hughes of the Solar Gardens Institute.

The Runner-Up

  • Speaking of the environment, Sen. Fran Pavley will be speaking about the environment at starting at 10 a.m. She will hold a special hearing that is called "Climate Change Adaptation: Impacts in Southern California" and will shed light on how Southern California's economy is impacted by rising sea levels and wildfires.

Other Happenings

  • A possible boost to special-education staff and new criminal-background checks are on the agenda for today's school board meeting. Go here to read our full preview.
  • Twenty galleries at will stay open late this evening for an art crawl hosted by Thrillist. A three-hour open bar, KROQ DJs and food trucks are also on the bill. Admission is $15.
  • Santa Monica welcomes two new businesses, both of which have recently been profiled on this site: holds its grand opening, and has an invite-only ribbon-cutting.

Last but Not Least

  • Today is the last day to catch Hell and Back Again, a documentary about a military veteran recovering from a shattered hip and leg, at the .

(Go here for more events happening today.)

This Day in Santa Monica History

  • On Oct. 20, 1941, several boats were saved by Santa Monica Lifeguards during a storm (source: Santa Monica Pier: A Century on the Last Great Pleasure Pier).

Did you take a great pic of SM in the early morning? Want to see it in The SM AM Report? Drop a note to Kurt.Orzeck@patch.com.


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