Exploring Santa Monica on the Web
The City of Santa Monica has a few great websites where residents can go to find out more about the community. On SantaMonica.com and .org, you _____________ find information about hotels, _______________________, attractions, events and businesses. You can also find out more about one of America’s most environmentally-friendly ______________________. Santa Monica is doing a lot to reduce the impact of urban living ____________________the environment through its recycling, water conservation, and green building programs. A new ______________________went into effect in 2008, banning the use of styrofoam in restaurants. The city also has a great public _______________________system (you can find a map of all the routes online at BigBlueBus.com); and many of the busses and other city __________________use low-emission alternative fuels. Drivers who park ____________________cars and take the bus, ride bicycles_______________ walk help reduce traffic and environmental __________________. A lot of people in Santa Monica are interested in green lifestyles; some people have even converted their cars _____________ run _____________used vegetable oil purchased from restaurants. People who fly to and from the municipal airport can choose to help _____________ environment through a program called Carbon Offset. _______________ Carbon Offset fee is included in the price of commercial flights. The City does a lot to protect _______________ health and safety and to maintain law and___________________: crime rates for offenses such as robbery and murder are very low. People in Santa Monica _______________pretty easy going, but recently people’s concerns over the health effects of second hand ________________led the City to take action: it is now illegal to smoke in public areas. If you light up a cigarette when you are out shopping on _____________________Third Street Promenade, at the Pier, or at the beach, be prepared to pay a hefty fine. And if you’ve had too much __________________with dinner, don’t get behind the ____________________________wheel: there are even bigger _____________for drunk driving. The legal drinking age in California is 21. Remember, in all of California, you can only use a _____________________________phone with a hands-free device while driving. For maps and directions go to Mapquest or GoogleMaps. One more thing: if you’d like a _______________ of water with your meal at a restaurant, you have to ask for it.