The City of Santa Monica is looking to displace a year old homeless feeding program because it is too successful.
Steve Petramale has been feeding at least 100 homeless people every week at Reed Park for more than a year.
Santa Monica officials told Petramale the park is not a good location for his food program. They had threatened to issue a citation if he served meals this Sunday.
Petramale says he's willing to work with the city to find a new location, but he wants to make sure the meals continue.
"I'm more than willing to make this work so everyone is happy and especially that these people eat," he said. "That's my main concern."
Some neighborhood residents have complained.
"Neighbors are concerned about the amount of people, the lack of play space," said Alisa Orduna, an advisor on homelessness with the city of Santa Monica. "The lack of space to be able to stretch out and have their activities."
Petramale says he's sympathetic.
"I understand your concern and why you're upset but I really do feel, regardless, everyone needs to eat," he said.
You may donate to Petramale's organization FamilyFood.us via Venmo.
I’ve been accused of being partial to Kewpie Mayonnaise because of its retro packaging, but that’s only somewhat true. It’s the best mayo I’ve ever had. Chalk it up to extra egg yolks and the MSG. It’s made in Japan, but you can buy a 3-pack on Amazon. If you are making okonomiyaki (crepes with […]
Is ‘breakfast’ macaroni & cheese a thing? What? Kraft says it’s a product coming in 2021, unless this is a grotesque food hoax I’ve somehow fallen for.
In much the same way that the toilet paper industry was overwhelmed by the coronavirus quarantine, so, too, is the agriculture industry dealing with a sudden and unexpected shift in their priorities. I suppose that makes sense; after all, what goes in must come out. Bloomberg has a short but interesting piece that looks at […]
If you’re a big fan of ink, but not such a big fan of the forever side to tattoo body art or the pain, the Prinker S Temporary Tattoo Printer might just be your favorite creation of the century. Winner of 2020 Red Dot and If Design awards, the Prinker S is kind of like […]
If you want to understand what it takes to keep a company’s computer network happy and healthy in the cloud, the training found in The Complete AWS eBook and Video Course Bundle can go a long way toward making sure you know the ins and outs of the AWS environment. This bundle brings together five […]
Part of the reason WordPress is the undisputed king of website creation is its open-source framework, allowing anyone to create plugins offering levels of functionality to WordPress sites that were unprecedented. So where do you find all the great ideas that are pushing WordPress forward? You can sample a heaping spoonful of that innovation with […]