Raising Wilshire

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Join us at Seuss-a-Bration at the SaMo Library!

Santa Monica Friends! Join me and Wilshire next week for a free event at the Main Library next Saturday (3/2) to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

The wonderful things that happen when you read. Linked from santamonica.gov

Organized by the Santa Monica Public Library and the Kiwanis, there will be lots of activities, including

  • Crafts!
  • Abbit the Average (link)
  • Healthy Snacks AND
  • Let’s Read with Gleam!

Mayor Gleam Davis, herself a mom, wants to share her passion for literacy and education with the Santa Monica community. So, for the duration of her term as mayor, Mayor Gleam is going to read with us. Let’s Read will rotate on a monthly basis around all five branches throughout the City throughout her term in 2019, and will involve both adults and children.

Santa Monica Public Library – Main Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Saturday, March 2, from 10am – 12pm
Served by Big Blue Bus 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, R7, 9, 18

P.S. Want to know how I keep up with cool happenings in Santa Monica? I’m subscribed to SaMoNews, the City of Santa Monica’s biweekly newsletter. It’s chock-full of cool, free events happening around Santa Monica.

Wilshire’s first visit to Union Station




Yesterday, Will visited Los Angeles Union Station for the first time. We arrived at about 9:45 am and were able to see three trains depart in about a 15 minute period, including the once-daily Amtrak Coast Starlight bound for Vancouver, BC.

TAP staff were on hand to help customers buy and load passes and stored value on TAP cards and to answer questions. We enjoyed introducing staff to the first child we knew of named after the Westside Subway Extension. Finally, we were able to buy the commemorative TAP card printed in honor of Metro’s 25th anniversary.

Sirinya holds up Metro's 25th Anniversary commemorative TAP card

With my commemorative TAP card!

Union Station is gorgeous and bustling with activity, a public space that I think is now on par with Grand Central Station in New York City and Union Station in DC. What we have over those two marquee transportation hub are these beautiful, and accessible, outdoor gardens. There are two, one attached to the Metropolitan Water District and the other specifically to Union Station. What I love most about visiting Union Station these days is the aura of discovery. I visit only occasionally so there is always something new whenever I come to visit.

Until next time,


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