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Vision Zero meetings, CA Environmental Justice scoping, Central Avenue Jazz, L.A. River Toxic Tour bike ride, and much more this week. Support and celebrate SBLA sister site Santa Monica Next at their garden party this Saturday afternoon!

    • Monday 7/25 - Tonight! The city of Los Angeles is hosting a series of ten community meetings on Vision Zero to "hear from community leaders ... and discuss a range of strategies... rang[ing] from engineering safety projects to neighborhood-focused education efforts." Tonight's meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Regional Branch Library at 1623 N. Ivar Avenue in Hollywood. Details at Meetings continue in various L.A. neighborhoods through August 3.
    • Monday 7/25 - Tonight! The CA Air Resources Board Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (CARB EJAC) is seeking input on the scope of state plans to reduce California greenhouse gas emissions. They will host two Southern California listening sessions this week. The first will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wilmington Senior Center, 1371 Eubank Avenue in Wilmington. Details at earlier SBCA article or CARB EJAC website.
    • Tuesday 7/26 - Vision Zero meetings continue - see 7/25 above. Tuesday's meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Echo Park Branch Library at 1410 W. Temple Street in Echo Park.  Details at
    • Tuesday 7/26 - CARB EJAC hosts a second scoping meeting (see Monday 7/25 above) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holman United Methodist Church at 3320 W. Adams Boulevard in South L.A. Details at earlier SBCA article or CARB EJAC website.
    • Wednesday 7/27 - Vision Zero meetings continue - see 7/25 above. Wednesday's meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Panorama City Branch Library at 14345 Roscoe Boulevard in Panorama City. Details at
    • Thursday 7/28 - Vision Zero meetings continue - see 7/25 above. Thursday's meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the John Muir Branch Library at 1005 W. 64th Street in South Los Angeles. Details at .
    • Closing Thursday 7/28 – Last chance to see the “A Fare to Remember” exhibit at El Pueblo. Details at Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society.
    • Saturday 7/30 - East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice hosts the L.A. River Bike Toxic Tour: Re-Membering Environmental Racism. The bike tour will include Belvedere Park, East L.A., Sleepy Lagoon, Freeway divisions, rail yards, and discuss the historical significance to communities of color as sites of resistance and push for survival. Start time is TBD. Starting location is the East L.A. Civic Center Plaza at 149 S Mednik Avenue in East Los Angeles. For more information, call EYCEJ at 323.263.2113 or see Facebook event.
    • Saturday 7/30 - The L.A. Public Library Book Bike will lead a free easy fun bike tour of the San Pedro waterfront. The ride begins at 10 a.m. at the San Pedro Regional Branch Library at 931 S Gaffey Street in San Pedro. Details at Facebook event.
    • Saturday 7/30 - The Eastside Bike Club hosts its Annual Dodgertown Bike Ride. The ride and Dodger game combo costs $25, due no later than Tuesday 7/26. The ride starts at 3 p.m. at the parklet on Huntington Drive at Rosemead Avenue in El Sereno. Details at Facebook event.
    • Saturday 7/30 - If you find yourself in Fontana, check out Sunset on Sierra presented by SCAG's Go Human campaign and the city of Fontana. The Metrolink-accessible event will include car-free streets, art, music, and temporary protected bike lanes and street furniture. Sunset on Sierra runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Details at Go Human or Facebook event.
    • Saturday 7/30 - Multicultural Communities for Mobility presents the Rooted L.A. youth organizer led art exhibit Movement for the Earth. The exhibition/fundraiser takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. at Central City Action Committee at 534 East Edgeware Road in Angeleno Heights. Details at Facebook event.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 7/30 and 7/31 - 21st Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival. Thanks to redlining, segregation, and other discriminatory policies and practices, Central Avenue in Historic South Central was one of the few places where leading black intellectuals, artists, and musicians could congregate in the early part of the last century. This weekend, the community celebrates the legacy of those giants with jazz performances, dancing, food, art, and community. Performances begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday at 43rd Street and Central Avenue in South L.A. Visit the Central Avenue Jazz Festival website for more details.
    • Saturday 7/30 - Celebrate Santa Monica Next winning the 2016 American Planning Association's "Award of Excellence" for Communication. Get your tickets now for Santa Monica Next's 2nd Annual Summer Cocktail Party! The event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at a private home in Santa Monica. Details at Facebook event.
    • Sunday 7/31 - From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Boyle Heights en Movimiento kicks off as Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM) hosts their first charrette at Self-Help Graphics at 1300 E. 1st Street in Boyle Heights. MCM is collaborating with Self-Help Graphics and UCLA’s Urban Humanities Institute to create participatory art-making to increase visibility for Boyle Heights community members who walk, bike, and, take public transit. More details at L.A. Great Streets.
    • Sunday 7/31 - Black Kids on Bikes hold their free "Service the Hood" bike tune-up session in Leimert Park's People St Plaza from 10 a.m. til about noon. BKoB will roll out on their monthly ride by 1 p.m.
    • Sunday 7/31 - This Sunday is the deadline to submit films for the 2016 New Urbanism Film Festival. See NUFF2016 website for submissions details.

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