SM RESIDENTS PROTEST NEW LAW WRITTEN BY SM STATE SENATOR BEN ALLEN

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ABC-TV reported that hundreds of parents and activists converged at the Health Freedom Rally in Santa Monica Friday to oppose the new law requiring school children in California to be fully vaccinated with very limited exceptions.

Senate Bill 277, written by Dr. Richard Pan (D – Sacramento), and Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) abolishes the personal belief exemption that currently allows parents to opt out of vaccinating their children prior to school enrollment passed the Senate Education Committee on a 7 – 2 vote Friday.

Dr. Pan and Senator Allen presented amendments that protect every student’s right to be safe at school while preserving every student’s right to an education.

“Gov. Brown making this a law is a complete assault to mothers and children,” Wendy Silvers, founder of Million Mamas Movement, said.

Silvers says SB277, which will take effect in 2016, needs to be repealed. The measure applies to public and private schools, as well as day care facilities. Opponents assert that the state is eliminating informed consent and trampling on parental rights.

SANTA MONICA’S “WAR ON OWNERS” ESCALATES

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Santa Monica Main Library, Monday July 6th – 7:30-9 pm

SPEAKERS: Elaine Golden-Gealer, Wes Wellman, Michael Millman,
Bill Hooey, Jim Jacobson, Carl Lambert, Rosario Perry

RESIDOCRACY SANTA MONICA. Laura Wilson-Hausle

COMMITTEE 4 RACIAL JUSTICE PRESENTS

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WHAT’S GOING ON THIS SUMMER?

IDEAS FOR MOVING AHEAD ON CURRENT ISSUES AROUND RACE

SUNDAY, JULY 12th , FREE WORKSHOP
6:00-8:30 PM (potluck supper at 6 PM & Program at 6:30 PM)
Location: Virginia Avenue Park, Thelma Terry Bldg, 2200 Virginia Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404

The Committee For Racial Justice has focused its work recently on two areas of concern in our community and
will be using the July 12th workshop to bring everyone up to date. We’ll engage in discussion with the
general membership around issues related to police culture & communities of color and around ongoing issues
of concern with the failure of the school district to facilitate programs to significantly counteract the
racism that continues to be reflected in the achievement gaps in our schools.

There will be time for Q & A and discussion of strategies on how to move forward to address concerns about
racial profiling by police, and use of excessive force, as well as talking about ways and means to support
the school district’s Intercultural Equity and Excellence District Advisory Committee’s recommendations from
the Accelerated Achievement Plan in their recent annual report.

This is part of an ongoing monthly workshop series sponsored by the Committee For Racial Justice.
Co-sponsored by Virginia Ave. Park; the African American Parent, Staff, Student Support Group; and the Church
in Ocean Park.

For more information, call 310-422-5431

ONE OF BERGAMOT STATION’S MOST DISTINGUISHED GALLERIES

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ANN CHAMBERLIN, Vaivén, New Paintings from Mexico. May 30 to July 11, 2015. Digital Catalog. Closed
Saturday, Fourth of July.

New Location in Bergamot Station:Suite B5b.

LORA SCHLESINGER GALLERY

entrance, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue

BUNKER HILL AND THE FOURTH OF JULY

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By Santa Monica Canyon Poet Laureate Lawrence Waddington

They called us Yankee Doodles until we met at Bunker Hill
A gaggle of ragged farmers untrained without command
The red coats fled we hardy folks
But not all of us came home to cheer
We just came here to rest

We lie in the earth near that old stone bridge
Summer and winter make no difference
Unknown, no grave to mark our names
Yet we fought for all our freedom
Paid the price with the coin of life

We crossed the Delaware River in the fury of the storm
Routed the Hessian celebrating Christmas day
At Lexington we confounded the Redcoats
At Yorktown we watched them sail away
We’re not Yankee Doodles any more

You don’t know our names and never will
Though we fought and died for you
In winter when we froze to death
In summer when we sweated on heat
And through the years we lived in pain

We did not die in vain as the British sailed away
Others won that war and the next one too
When by the dawn’s early light we saw
Those broad stripes and bright stars
Were so gallantly streaming

We saw our flag in the rockets’ red glare
Unfurled in the dawn’s early light
And that star spangled banner still waved
O’er the land of the free
And the home of the brave

It’s warm today on the Fourth of July
Every year it’s always the same
The country remembers to fly the flag
And fireworks blanket the sky
If only we could share your joy

All our graves lie on the side of the hill
We can see the country for miles around
Folks heading out to celebrate freedom
Thanking us for what we did for them
We remembered, and so did you

Be proud of that flag we fought for you
With our lives and those of our friends
And the men who followed us in other wars
For there is no greater love
Than to lay down your life for another

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LIFEGUARDS REPORT TAR BALLS ON AREA BEACHES

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Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division has warned beach-goers and visitors that the appearance
of tar balls on beaches is an annual natural occurrence that occurs during the spring and summer months.

The county lifeguards has received reports of tar ball sightings in the Hermosa Beach and Malibu Surfrider Beach areas.

“They are an annual natural occurrence that we experience in Los Angeles County as the water temperature rises during spring and summer month,” said Lifeguard Division Captain Kenichi Haskett. “For tar balls located approximately one mile offshore of King Harbor, scientists have confirmed that these substances are coming from
a natural seepage from the Pacific Ocean floor.”

The lifeguards advise people who see tar balls not to make physical contact with them, and notify the nearest lifeguard tower.

os Angeles County residents and businesses, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may call 211 LA County for emergency preparedness information, and other referral services.
The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 211 LA County services can also be accessed at http://211la.org. To register for the Specific Needs Awareness Planning program please go to https://snap.lacounty.gov. For disaster/emergency preparedness information, please access http://lacoa.org
and/or http://espfocus.org.

MARCH WITH THE CONSERVANCY 4th OF JULY PARADE SATURDAY

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Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 am, Main Street, Santa Monica

March with us in the annual 4th of July Parade sponsored by the Ocean Park Association. You can watch from the sidelines, but being part of the parade is much more fun! See details and sign up instructions below.

If you would like to march with us, send an email with your name and those of the people coming with you to president@smconservancy.org so that we know who is coming and can send you detailed instructions on checking
in with us.

We will meet in front of the Civic Auditorium at 1855 Main Street. Please be there by 8:15 am at the latest! Print and sign the second page of this waiver/release form and bring it with you in order to receive a wrist-
band to participate. We have taken care of all of the other details of signing up.

Parking will be available in the Civic Center Parking Structure. Please expect road closures and detours and
allow plenty of time for parking.

If you have already signed up with us, you will be receiving additional instructions this afternoon. If you
don’t hear from us, please send email to president@smconservancy.org

If you are watching, stop by the new site of the Shotgun House across Norman Place from the Ocean Park Library (2520 2nd Street). We’ll have a table set up during and after the parade to inform you and your friends about
the rehabilitation and our plans for the Preservation Resource Center.

For Conservancy questions, email info@smconservancy.org or leave a voicemail at 310-496-3146. To access the
Ocean Park Association website, click here.

CAPITAL&MAIN: INVESTIGATING POWER & POLITICS

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July 1, 2015

In what heavily blue state have oil regulators been fired by a Democratic governor for enforcing environmental laws, and critical patient and nurse safety measures been delayed for years by corporate lobbying?

California has seen its share of progressive policy — but it has also been the stage for furious, and some-
times successful, efforts to block measures that would benefit the vast majority of residents.

Today, in a new series, Capital & Main investigates three of the most powerful players fighting against the
public interest in the Golden State. In “The Persuaders,” Bill Raden exposes the profit-driven lobbying of
the California Hospital Association, Judith Lewis Mernit examines the surprisingly effective Big Oil campaigns
of the Western States Petroleum Association and Bobbi Murray looks at the California Restaurant Association’s attempts to thwart pay raises and other protections for restaurant workers.

Also this week:

Courting History: Why John Roberts Is No Earl Warren
By Peter Dreier

Film Review: What Happened, Miss Simone
By Alex Demyanenko

No Smiley Faces: Jared Bernstein on the TPP Juggernaut
By Steven Mikulan

—Danny Feingold, Publisher, Capital & Main

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE WILL MARCH ON MAIN ST. ON SATURDAY

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The 9th Annual 4th of July Parade will once again make its way south, west and north on Main Street in Santa Monica on Saturday July 4, beginning at 9:30 am.

Parade organizer,Ocean Park Association,encourages all residents, service and family groups, along with visitors and businesses, to participate in or watch the parade.

The 1.5-mile route takes participants from the Santa Monica Civic Center south on Main Street, turning west on Marine Street and then north on Barnard Way to Beach Parking Lot 5 South.

Spectators are welcome to sit along the route and are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes to the parade route.
Jim Lawson, OPA president and parade co-chair, said organizers look forward to seeing thousands of smiling adults and children as participants and spectators decked out in red, white, and blue.

This year’s theme is “Inspirational Heroes” and the parade’s Grand Marshal is one of Santa Monica’s athlete-
heroes. Will Montgomery, Global Messenger for Special Olympics.

“I’m happy to be the Grand Marshal of the parade and to remind everyone that people with disabilities can do anything,” said Montgomery.

This year’s Fourth of July parade will introduce the role Santa Monica will play during the Special Olympic World Games to be held in late July in Los Angeles.
Prior to the Games, from July 21-24, Santa Monica will be home to about 100 international Special Olympics athletes from Brazil and Romania.
The deadline for parade forms http://www.opa-sm.org/parade was June 25. Groups may walk, bike, skateboard and use other forms of unique/antique transportation. or ride in a classic car or on a float. Live or recorded music and animals are allowed pending permission from OPA.
In addition to participants, parade organizers are looking for volunteers to help with the event. If interested, volunteers should email july4thsm@gmail.com.
Parking will be available on meters West of Main Street and at the Civic Center surface lot and garage for $3, beginning at 6:30 am. Please be aware that there will be bus delays and detours and several streets will be blocked.
These include: Main Street from Colorado to Pico 6 am to 12pm; Main from Pico to Marine 9 am to 12 pm and Neilson at Marine 10 am to 11 am; Pico, Bay, Bicknell, Strand Hollister, Ocean Park, Hill, Ashland, Pier and Marine between Fourth and Neilson Way 8 am to 12 pm.
For more information, contact OPA at 323.521.9672, or go online to www.opa-sm.org.
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WARRIORS, GHOSTS AND ANCIENT GODS OF THE PACIFIC

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Don’t miss the final week of Gajin Fujita’s stunning solo exhibition. WARRIORS, GHOSTS AND ANCIENT GODS OF THE PACIFIC, featuring paintings produced over the last four years.

ON VIEW THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 2

PLEASE NOTE: The Gallery will be closed July 3 and through the July Fourth 4 weekend.

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