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Help plan the areas around L.A.'s new mid-city Purple Line stations and the future of the Silver Lake Reservoir. Support Proyecto Jardin. Roll in a couple of Westside bike events. And enjoy your Independence Day weekend!

    • Wednesday and Thursday 6/29 and 6/30 - The City of Los Angeles Planning Department Transit Neighborhood Plans program will host a couple of community meetings for the Mid-City Purple Line subway station area land use planning. Two identical community meetings will take place Wednesday and Thursday, both at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Am at 1039 S La Cienega Boulevard in Mid-City. Details on event flier [PDF]. Additional information at L.A. Transit Neighborhood Plans website, LATNP Facebook and @LATNP Twitter.
    • Thursday 6/30 - The surrounding L.A. City Council offices and the Department of Water and Power host a town hall meeting on the future of the Silver Lake Reservoir. The event takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Micheltorena Street Elementary School at 1511 Micheltorena Street in Silver Lake. Details at Facebook event.
    • Friday 7/1 - Proyecto Jardin hosts a march and rally to save their contested community garden site. The march begins at 2 p.m. at Boyle Heights City Hall at  2130 E 1st Street in Boyle Heights. Details at Facebook event.
    • Saturday 7/2 - The city of Santa Monica will host a 4th of July-themed Kidical Mass family bike ride. The festivities take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Douglas Park at 2439 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. There will be prizes for best costume, snacks, and other family activities. Bike safety checks, craft activities, and snacks/ refreshments start at 9 a.m. The ride starts at 10 a.m. RSVP to cory.keen [at] by July 1st. Details at city of Santa Monica.
    • Sunday 7/3 - The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition hosts its monthly Sunday Funday ride, this month is a pre-Independence Day tour of Culver City, Mar Vista, and West L.A. The ride gathers at 9:30 a.m. at Syd Kronenthal Park at 3459 McManus Avenue in Culver City. Details at Facebook event.
    • Next week: Thursday 7/7 - Metro bike-share launches at 11 a.m. at Grand Park in downtown L.A. Details and register in advance at Eventbrite.

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