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PARKing DAY

Happy #PARKingDay #SantaMonica! Today, this metered parking space was transformed into a pop-up park at Arizona and the  #thirdstreetpromenade. Park(ing) Day is a world-wide event in which metered parking spaces are temporarily transformed into public parks for all to enjoy. The pop-up park is courtesy of Downtown Santa Monica​.(Santa Monica, Friday, September 16, 2016)

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 01:40PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Creative Crosswalks


creative crosswalks - Images by Fabian Lewkowicz

Santa Monica is turning crosswalks into public art. Some intersections are being painted to capture the joy of walking. This is part of the cities pilot program for creative crosswalks. (Intersection of Second Street and Arizona avenue and Ocean Avenue and Brodway, September, 2016) Crosswalk artwork by HERE Design. #PublicArt

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 03:10PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

911 Remembrance Ceremony

Santa Monica Fire Department​ Firefighters and  Santa Monica Police Department​ Officers salute the American flag during the 911 Remembrance Ceremony at SMFD headquarters on Sunday, September 11, 2016. The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. and in Shanksville, Pa. resulted in the deaths of 2,977 people. Those killed included 343 Firefighters, 60 Police Officers and 8 private EMT/Paramedics totaling 411 emergency personnel. Also included in the civilian deaths were 5 people with connections to Santa Monica. In recognition of those who perished on that tragic day, the Santa Monica Fire Department annually conducts a brief and solemn remembrance ceremony consistent with the International Association of Fire Chiefs recommended protocols. All four community Fire Stations participated.  ‪#‎WeWillNeverForget‬

Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 08:01AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Cycle For Heroes

Participants spin during The Heroes Project​  at the Santa Monica Pier on Friday, September 9, 2016. Cycle For Heroes is a four-hour, rock-inspired outdoor cycling event which benefits  The Heroes Project.  The Heroes Project is a nonprofit organization that works with the community of veterans, soldiers, Marines and military families on all levels. Its mission is to improve the care and protection of our heroes through individual support, community empowerment and systemic change. #CycleForHeroes

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 07:51PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Ohio Players

The Ohio Players perform during the Twilight concert on the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 11:07PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Muscle Beach Bodybuilding Championship


Labor Day Bodybuilding Competition - Images by Fabian Lewkowicz

Bodybuilders pose during the Labor Day Muscle Beach Bodybuilding Championship on Monday, September 05, 2016. The Muscle Beach Bodybuilding competition was presented by Joe Wheatley Productions.

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 02:38PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

California Incline


California Incline - Images by Fabian Lewkowicz

Highlights from the historic California Incline re--opening ceremony on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The now seismically upgraded and stronger bridge boasts a 16-foot-wide separated shared pedestrian/bicycle path, a reflection of Santa Monica’s commitment to multi-modal living. “We are thrilled to welcome the new safer and stronger California Incline on the 120th anniversary of the Sunset Trail,” said Mayor Tony Vazquez. “This vital link between Santa Monica and PCH demonstrates what federal dollars can do to support significant local infrastructure.” The new balustrades pay homage to the old barrier rail with its streamlined modern design now with more contoured arches and pilasters. The new concrete bridge deck now sits on 96 concrete piles drilled beneath the bluff’s surface, supporting the shared bike and pedestrian path, and one lane for vehicles in both directions. Over 1,000 soil nails to stabilize the bluff along the eastern edge. The new Incline exceeds strength requirements and will serve more than just cars in a community that is all about transportation choice. “Our new California Incline is not only a feat of modern engineering, it’s the fruit of great human effort, sure to be with us for some time to come,” said Curtis Castle a civil engineer with the Public Works Department. “Hundreds of individuals worked on this project day and night for 17 straight months.” The 17 months reconstruction project was paid for by the Federal Highway Trust Fund.

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 02:53PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

CALIFORNIA INCLINE

City of Santa Monica Big Blue Bus drives through the ribbon to re-open the historic California Incline on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The 17 months reconstruction project was paid for by the Federal Highway Trust Fund. The now seismically upgraded and stronger bridge boasts a 16-foot-wide separated shared pedestrian/bicycle path, a reflection of Santa Monica’s commitment to multi-modal living. “We are thrilled to welcome the new safer and stronger California Incline on the 120th anniversary of the Sunset Trail,” said Mayor Tony Vazquez. “This vital link between Santa Monica and PCH demonstrates what federal dollars can do to support significant local infrastructure.” The new balustrades pay homage to the old barrier rail with its streamlined modern design now with more contoured arches and pilasters. The new concrete bridge deck now sits on 96 concrete piles drilled beneath the bluff’s surface, supporting the shared bike and pedestrian path, and one lane for vehicles in both directions. Over 1,000 soil nails to stabilize the bluff along the eastern edge. The new Incline exceeds strength requirements and will serve more than just cars in a community that is all about transportation choice. “Our new California Incline is not only a feat of modern engineering, it’s the fruit of great human effort, sure to be with us for some time to come,” said Curtis Castle a civil engineer with the Public Works Department. “Hundreds of individuals worked on this project day and night for 17 straight months.”

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 02:37PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint
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