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The YWCA Santa Monica / Westside Hosts 1st Annual Hidden Treasures, Special Places Home and Garden Tour

The tour starts at the YWCA (2019 14th Street, Santa Monica 90405), where guests pick up Guidebooks and can sign up to tour the YWCA’s 1930s historic foster care transitional house, which was wholly renovated following the 1994 earthquake. After the tour, guests are invited to a delicious afternoon tea from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at the YWCA Gym. Tickets are $25 for YWCA members and $30 for non-members. Ad space is $25 for a 1/4 page, $50 for a 1/2 page, and $100 for a full page. To purchase tickets, place an ad in the Guidebook, or donate to the YWCA, visit or contact Julia Miele at 310.452.3881, x111 or “We are excited to host this 1st Annual Tour, which offers participants the opportunity to support our community’s women and girls while enjoying a relaxing and fun Sunday afternoon,” said Julia Miele, Executive Director of the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside.

The YWCA Santa Monica / Westside is grateful for the support of Tour sponsors: Bob’s Market, Brat, CARE, Chris Beggs IT Consultant, Elaine Glazer, Fosterdouglas, Hardware Express, Lange Foundation, Merrihew’s Sunset Gardens, Mrs. Winston’s Green Grocery, Odor Eliminator, Pizza Fusion, Terese Miller, The Tudor House, Wagalicious Natural Pet Foods, and Windsor Fashions.

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City of Malibu to Host Free Environmentally Friendly Workshop

Committed to creating a more environmentally friendly community, the City of Malibu is hosting a free “Ocean Friendly Gardens” workshop on Saturday, October 10, presented by the Surfrider Foundation in partnership with the West Basin Municipal Water District and taught by landscape design firm G3 Los Angeles. The Ocean Friendly Gardening and Landscaping Workshop will focus on conservation and water-friendly tips in gardening and landscaping that the public can follow to become more environmentally conscious.

Since March, the Surfrider Foundation and West Basin Municipal Water District have partnered with various water agencies and others in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas to educate residents about protecting the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches. The Ocean Friendly Gardening and Landscaping Workshop is one of 40 educational workshops where attendees will learn how to develop an ocean friendly garden using native plants, water-efficient irrigation devices (such as “smart” sprinkler controllers and drip irrigation), permeable materials, and onsite water retention techniques to reduce dry-weather runoff pollution to our oceans. The October 10 workshop is available free of charge to all Los Angeles County residents and will be located in Malibu City Hall from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, with registration beginning at 8:30 am.

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