By Damien Newton, March 9, 2015
With the L.A. City Council out of session, Metro meetings not until
next week, Operation Firefly shuttered until the fall; it’s kind of a
light week. Don’t miss Tour de Watts this weekend and a big Bike the
Vote meeting on Monday.
Wednesday – UCLA’s Green Building Symposium hosts
Matt Peterson, the city’s sustainability officer, to discuss how one can
make their building more green and more resilient. Read more, here.
Wednesday – Santa Monica Next sponsors a light
reception with drinks and snacks and a team in town from Gehl
Architects. New urbanism and a happy-hour style event. Get the details, here.
Saturday – During a panel at USC two weeks ago, Los Ryderz’ founder J.P. Partida spoke
of the importance of giving youth in South L.A. a safe outlet for
recreation in their own community. The Tour de Watts — Los Ryderz’
biggest event of the year — makes good on that mission by taking
participants on a tour through some of the sites that have served as
Watts’ greatest challenges and its most uplifting sources of hope. Get
more details, here.
If riding a bike is not your thing, join the Safe Passages Peace March
later that morning and wave at the cyclists when they roll by. Details, here.
Saturday – Celebrate Women’s History Month by
participating in this women-only basic bicycling skills workshop!
Women-identified folks are invited to participate in a 2-hour workshop
which will offer basic information about how to safely navigate the
streets of L.A. County. Taught by League Cycling Instructor and LACBC
member Molly Arevalo, the workshop includes a booklet and LACBC
materials you can take home. Details, here.
Next Monday – If you ride a bicycle and you care
about who wins the race in Council District 4 — the race to replace Tom
LaBonge — you should plan on attending this meeting. Get the details, here or on Facebook.