It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...
PONY Baseball is designed to "Protect Our Nation's Youth" by providing experiences in youth baseball that will help young boys and girls grow into healthier and happier adults. Players are taught the importance of teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, and responsibility. SMPL has provided generations of children the chance to learn the skills of baseball.
PONY baseball play is governed by the Official Rules of Major League Baseball and PONY Baseball rules and regulations. It also includes pick-offs, lead-offs, steals, dropped 3rd strike rule, and longer basepaths.
The new Artist Designed Bicycle Racks are installed and integrated into the Ocean Park Boulevard “Green Streets” Project. The Ocean Park Boulevard “Green Streets” Project extends along Ocean Park Boulevard from Lincoln Blvd. to Neilson Way. Ocean Park Boulevard is a main thoroughfare to Main Street and the beach and is highly utilized by bicyclists for the Sunday Farmer’s market and shopping along Main Street. This project is one example of the City of Santa Monica’s dedication to enhancing walkability and safe biking on its streets and integrating art into the everyday experience of the city. To this end, the goal of this project is to encourage increased use of bicycles as an alternative method of transportation, provide infrastructure for bicyclists in the neighborhood and to enhance the pedestrian experience with colorful, thoughtful and inspiring functional artwork. The new Artist Designed Bicycle Racks were commissioned by the City of Santa Monica’s Public Art Program.(Santa Monica, March 6, 2014)
Members of the Santa Monica Police Department SWAT Team run along Ocean Front Walk wearing gas masks and carrying 50 pounds on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. This is part of their monthly training.
A runner takes the ASICS LA Marathon treadmill challenge at the Third Street Promenade on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The one-of-a-kind custom-built treadmill with a safety harness runs at only one speed, the LA Marathon course record of 2:06:35, which equates to a 4:50 mile. Most runners can’t make it more than a couple of minutes on the treadmill.
YouTube sensation Stuart Edge whose viral videos have been seen more than 142 million times, films a prank at Santa Monica Muscle Beach on Saturday, February 22, 2014, Stuart Edge is a movie maker, a musician and magician, whose desire to make YouTube videos that make YouSmile has landed him on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, CNN, among many other media outlets (http://stuartedge.blogspot.com/).
FDNY's Historic 9/11 Rescue 5 visits the Third Street Promenade, on Saturday, February 22, 2014, as part of the Remembrance Rescue Project. FDNY's Rescue 5 was one of the fire companies that responded to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Rescue 5’s 11 member crew perished when the twin towers collapsed on that fateful day.
Firefighter Code of Ethics
"As a firefighter and member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, my fundamental duty is to serve humanity; to safeguard and preserve life and property against the elements of fire and disaster; and maintain a proficiency in the art and science of fire engineering.
I will uphold the standards of my profession, continually search for new and improved methods and share my knowledge and skills with my contemporaries and descendants.
I will never allow personal feelings, nor danger to self, deter me from my responsibilities as a firefighter.
I will at all times, respect the property and rights of all men and women, the laws of my community and my country, and the chosen way of life of my fellow citizens.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the fire service. I will constantly strive to achieve the objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession--saving of life, fire prevention and fire suppression.
As a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, I accept this self-imposed and self-enforced obligation as my responsibility."