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SOUTH EL MONTE BR ING ING NEWS, PE OPLE AN D E VE N T S T O THE CITY OF S O U T H E L MO N T E

NEWS

IN THIS ISSUE HOMELESS PREVENTION & DIVERSION PROGRAM

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RECYCLING LAW

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FAMILY HARVEST FESTIVAL

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SENIOR ACTIVITIES

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NEW RESIDENTIAL TRASH COLLECTION HOLIDAY CLOSURE

INDIGENOUS

PEOPLES’ DAY OCTOBER 11, 2021 ALL FACILITIES

SERVICES AND RATES

California’s Senate Bill 1383 mandating all cities to recycle yard waste, food scraps and other organic waste will mean new trash collection services and rates for the City of South El Monte and its residents. Beginning January 1, 2022, all residents will be required to separate yard trimmings, food waste and food-soiled paper products from their trash and place them in a three-container system provided by the City’s franchisee waste hauler Athens Services this December. Residents will have three options to choose from for the size of their three trash containers: 96-gallon, 64-gallon and 35-gallon. All three containers will be the same size; one will be black for regular waste, a green one for yard waste, and a blue one for recyclables. City Hall currently has all three size containers on display in the lobby for residents to view. Athens Services will be contacting residents for size selection.

(EXCEPT FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SITES)

PAID

Additional information will be available for residents in the upcoming weeks regarding the City’s transition to automated services to comply with SB 1383. Please visit our City website cityofsouthelmonte.org for updates.

Residential Customer

City of South El Monte 1415 Santa Anita Ave. South El Monte, CA 91733

Also, beginning January 1, 2022, there will be a monthly trash collection service rate for residents based on the selected trash carts size: a basic rate of $5.97/month for regular 96-gallon cart service and $5.30/month for regular 64-gallon cart service. There is a senior, low volume discount of $4.72/month for three 35-gallon cart service. Other optional and add-on residential services are available and priced as shown in chart below. The rates are necessary to address the state mandates and increase cost in providing solid waste and recycling services. The rates were approved at the City Council Meeting of September 14, 2021. Prior to the meeting, the City issued a written notice to all property owners in the City, notifying them of the rate proposal and the right to “protest” at this duly noticed public hearing. In recent years, state laws and regulations pertaining to the collection of solid waste, recyclables, yard waste, and other compostables have been amended and become more stringent. The City’s implemented measures were required to meet the requirements of SB 1383; cities that fail to comply with the state law, face fines as high as $10,000 a day per violation.

PERMIT #87 EL MONTE EDDM ECRWSS

PRSRT. STD U.S. POSTAGE

WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF HOLIDAY

APPROVED RATE TABLE (09/14/2021) – SOLID WASTE / RECYCLING / ORGANICS TYPE OF SERVICE Residential Services

Effective: Jan. 01, 2022

MONTHLY RATE

Regular 96-gallon cart service (All 3 carts)

$5.97

Regular 64-gallon cart service (All 3 carts)

$5.30

Senior/Low Volume 35-gallon cart service (All 3 carts)

$4.72

Additional 96-gallon cart (all material)

$2.67

Additional 64-gallon cart (all material)

$2.00

Additional 35-gallon cart (all material)

$1.33

Commercial 3-Yard Bin, Qty:1, 1day/week pickup Multi-Family 3-Yard Bin, Qty:1. 1day/week pickup Roll-Off Service (per occurrence)

$294.00 $282.66 $1,200.54


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SOUTH EL MONTE NEWS • OCTOBER 2021

SAVE THE DATE NOVEMBER 11, 2021

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 11 A.M. SOUTH EL MONTE CITY HALL

SOUTH EL MONTE CITY COUNCIL MAYOR MAYOR PRO TEM COUNCILMAN COUNCILMAN COUNCILWOMAN

GLORIA OLMOS RICHARD ANGEL MANUEL ACOSTA HECTOR DELGADO GRACIE RETAMOZA

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

The City Council holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Regular meetings start at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte. Public Participation Live and Virtual

1415 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte Via Zoom (View and/or Participate only during Public Comment) Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86581711880 Meeting ID: 865 8171 1880 Or Call In: 1(669) 900-6833, when prompted, enter 86581711880#

Questions or Assistance

For additional information, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 579-6540 ext. 3280.

UPCOMING MEETINGS OCTOBER 12 & 26 CITY MANAGER RACHEL BARBOSA DEPUTY CITY MANAGER RENE SALAS CITY CLERK DONNA G. SCHWARTZ COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR COLBY CATALDI

CONNECT WITH US

CITYOFSOUTHELMONTE.ORG

1415 SANTA ANITA AVENUE


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City of South El Monte Homelessness Prevention and Diversion Program

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CITY OF SOUTH EL MONTE COVID-19 HOURS Please be advised that City hours and operations are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For updates visit our City website and social media platforms.

COVID-19 HOTLINE (626) 652-6800

CITY HALL WHAT'S THE PLAN? The City of South El Monte along with the cities of Baldwin Park and El Monte are founding members of the Mid-Valley Collaborative on Homelessness (MVCH) and through a partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) and the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative, are working together to more effectively combat homelessness locally. This year, MVCH and South El Monte were awarded Measure H funds as well as SGVCOG funds to implement elements of our city’s Homelessness Plan which includes strategies that prevent residents from entering homelessness. With these funds, we can preserve housing, offer emergency and interim housing, assist residents with their utilities and provide grocery cards to meet basic needs. We are thankful to all of our partners for providing the leadership, financial assistance and services so that we may better serve our city’s individuals and families at risk of homelessness.

Administration Human Resources Building & Safety Community Development Economic Development Public Works/Engineering

City Clerk Finance Housing Planning

CITY YARD

1900 CENTRAL AVENUE • (626) 444-3158 MONDAY – THURSDAY • 7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

ASSISTANCE WITH

FOOD

1415 SANTA ANITA AVENUE • (626) 579-6540 MONDAY – THURSDAY • 7:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. FRIDAY – SUNDAY • CLOSED CLOSED ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS

UTILITIES

SHELTER

RESOURCES

HOW DO I GET HELP? Residents in need of assistance will be required to fill out a simple form that can be obtained at one of our three Access Points located at the South El Monte City Hall, Community Center, and Senior Center. The City of South El Monte can immediately provide a basic needs care package donated by the local Tzu Chi Foundation that contains snacks, water, and toiletry items. To receive further assistance, we ask that residents sit down with our Access Point staff to better assess their financial need. MVCH and South El Monte have contracted with Union Station Homeless Services to provide further assistance such as medical services, permanent housing, access to Los Angeles County services and employment opportunities for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

For more information, please call the South El Monte City Hall at 626-579-6540.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS ANIMAL CONTROL (SEAACA)

(562) 803-3301

ANONYMOUS NARCOTICS TIP LINE

(626) 292-3375

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

(626) 443-0180

HOUSING RIGHTS CENTER

(800) 477-5977

SUPERVISOR HILDA L. SOLIS OFFICE

(626) 350-4500

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY SERVICE CENTER

(626) 575-5431

GREATER EL MONTE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

(626) 579-7777

LIBRARY

(626) 443-4158

LA COUNTY SOCIAL PROGRAMS

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LA COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE

(626) 258-6001

POST OFFICE

(800) 275-8777

VECTOR CONTROL

(562) 944-9656

LAHSA (LOS ANGELES HOMELESS SERVICES AUTHORITY) MAKE A HOMELESS OUTREACH REQUEST AT LA-HOP.ORG

UTILITY COMPANIES

EDISON

(800) 655-4555

GAS COMPANY

(800) 427-2000

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY WATER COMPANY

(626) 448-6183

ATHENS SERVICES (TRASH/STREET SWEEPING)

(888) 336-6100

SPECTRUM (888) 369-2808

COMMUNITY CENTER

1530 CENTRAL AVENUE • (626) 579-2043 (FACILITY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) INFORMATION LINE HOURS MONDAY – FRIDAY • 1:00 P.M – 5:00 P.M.

PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER

1443 SANTA ANITA AVENUE • (626) 652-3111 (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) INFORMATION LINE HOURS MONDAY - THURSDAY • 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. CODE ENFORCEMENT & PARKING ENFORCEMENT

SENIOR CENTER

1556 CENTRAL AVENUE • (626) 448-0131 (FACILITY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) INFORMATION LINE HOURS MONDAY – THURSDAY • 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. FRIDAY • 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

SHERIFF’S TEMPLE STATION

8838 LAS TUNAS DR., TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 (626) 285-7171 • LASD.ORG/TEMPLE 911 FOR LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES OR IN-PROGRESS CRIMES


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SOUTH EL MONTE NEWS • OCTOBER 2021

STREET SWEEPING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Please be advised that street sweeping services will take place on Indigenious Peoples’ Day (formerly Columbus Day) on Monday, October 11, 2021. Please continue to adhere to parking restrictions and signs posted in your neighborhood. For additional information visit the City’s website at cityofsouthelmonte.org.

GARAGE/YARD SALES

REMINDER

The City of South El Monte allows Yard Sales to take place on the first Saturday of the month with a permit. Yard sale permits are FREE! Permits may be obtained from the City’s website at bit.ly/34bbJDg or at City Hall (Monday-Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm)

UPCOMING YARD SALE DATES NOVEMBER 6 • DECEMBER 4 For additional information, call (626) 242-1666

STREET LIGHT OUT? If a street light is burned out, flickering, or stays on during the daytime, please report it to Southern California Edison Outage Center at www.sce.com or call 1-800-611-1911 (24-hours a day, 7-days a week). If possible, please make note of the specific location and pole number when notifying SCE to help expedite the repair.

Call 9-1-1 for downed power lines.

KEEP SOUTH EL MONTE

BEAUTIFUL

Keep our South El Monte community clean and beautiful by disposing of your used face masks, gloves and other PPE in the trash bin.


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SB 1383

NEW RECYCLING LAW COMING Beginning January 1, 2022 All residents will be REQUIRED to separate organics from general trash.

WHAT GOES WHERE?

COMPOSTING

RECYCLING Clean Paper

Leaves

Flowers

Hygiene Products, Diapers and Pet Waste

Dish and Glassware

Paper Plates, Cups and Takeout Boxes

Tissues and Sanitizing Wipes

Plastic Bags, Wrappers and Film

Plastic Straws and Utensils Products Labeled “Compostable” or “Biodegradable”

Untreated, Unpainted Wood

Wood

Shrub and Tree Trimmings

Fruit and Vegetable Scraps

Undecorated Christmas Tree Bottles & Cans

Grass Clippings

Eggshells

Hard plastics

Food & Beverage Soiled Paper

NO

TRASH

Glass, Plastic Bags, Pet Poop, Plant Pots, Dirt, Rocks, Bricks, Plant Tags, Electronics, Hazardous Waste, Chemicals, Batteries, and Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

NO

Plastic Bags, Plastic Wrap, Food or Liquid, Clothes, Hoses, Wires, Electronics, Hazardous Waste, Chemicals, Batteries, Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs, and Compostable and Biodegradable Plastics

NO

Electronics, Hazardous Waste, Chemicals, Batteries and Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

For more information , call the Customer Care Hotline at (626) 242-1666 or email at CustomerCare@soelmonte.org


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Temple Sheriff’s Station and the City of South El Monte present

R E T R E V N O C C I T CATALY T N E V E H C T A C ETCH AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY

SHERIFF’S

TEMPLE STATION 8838 LAS TUNAS DRIVE TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 (626) 285-7171 DIAL 911 FOR EMERGENCIES

The City of South El Monte contracts with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services. Designated deputies of the Sheriff’s Temple Station oversee the safety of South El Monte community members. Temple Station responsibilities include: • Promoting and preserving public order. • Documenting and investigating any criminal activity. • Providing emergency response to all life threatening incidents. • Preventing Crime by Community Policing with the community it serves. • Ongoing education to citizens within the community with current crime prevention ideas and methods.

Temple Station personnel along with the City of South El Monte are offering to etch your vehicle’s license plate numbers on your catalytic converter, free of charge. This method of serializing your catalytic converter will help with the deterrence, apprehension and the prosecution of thieves.

OCTOBER 13 • 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. South El Monte Community Center Parking Lot 1530 Central Ave. South El Monte 91733 For more information, call (626) 579-6540

Catalytic converter thefts are a nationwide problem and the City of South El Monte is not immune to this crime trend. It can cost approximately $1,500 to replace your catalytic converter. If your vehicle has two catalytic converters, you will have to pay upwards of $3,000 to fix your vehicle. The most popular types of vehicles which vehicle affected are: Toyota Prius, Toyota Pick-Up, Ford Pick-Ups and Vans, Dodge Rams, and all large scale SUV’s and business cargo vehicles. Thieves often use battery operated saws to cut off the catalytic converters coupled with some hand tools. Here are some ideas to prevent theft of your catalytic converter: • Park your vehicle in your garage or behind a fence. • Install motion sensor lighting and or video recording cameras. • Park in well lit, high visibility areas where there is high foot traffic. • Park near to security cameras. • Look at your surroundings. There may be people and or cars you don’t recognize. Chances are, if they look suspicious to you, they look suspicious to police. Call the police when safe to do so, get a detailed description of the suspicious person and/or the vehicle in order for police to locate and investigate. If you can write down a license plate number of the suspicious vehicle.

If you see something, say something!


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Day Care and Preschool Day Care Preschool Ages: 2-5 years Ages: 3-4 years Hours: 7:00am-6:00pm Hours: AM Class 8:00-11:30am Requirements: Proof of child’s PM Class 12:30-4:00pm age will be required at registration. Requirements: Must be 3yrs before Subsidy programs accepted. September 01, 2021. Proof of address will be required. Free or Low Cost

South El Monte Mini Center 1824 Central Ave. South El Monte, CA 91733

Email :

Soniay@akitoilearningcenter.com

LA COUNTY LIBRARY

NOW TAKING ENTRIES FOR ANNUAL BOOKMARK CONTEST Calling All Creative Kids and Teens! Pick Up an Entry Form and Let Your Imagination Soar LA County Library is kicking off its 42nd Annual Bookmark Contest for grades K – 12, which celebrates reading and creativity. Submissions will be accepted through October 30, 2021.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021 • 10 AM TO 1 PM Healthy Living & Sustainable Living Environments Community Farms & Composting

San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps (SGVCC), in partnership with Puro Plants and other community leaders bring you a free event to learn about the importance and value of community farms, composting, green waste and the food life cycle. Presentation on Composting & Recycling by Athens Services

• Learning Activities for children • Lunch provided for first 25 guests • Raffle Items

Earthworks Farm & Community Garden 1210 Lerma Road S. El Monte, CA 91733 For More Information, Please Contact: Ruby Rose Yepez 626.374.1044 ruby_rose_sanchez@yahoo.com www.mygreenapple.org

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS:

Kids and teens are encouraged to use their imagination to draw, paint, or design their own bookmark. Each of the Library’s 85 locations will select 1 winner from 4 categories— Kindergarten through Grade 2, Grades 3 through 5, Grades 6 through 8, and Grades 9 through 12—who will be recognized at their Library. The winning bookmarks from each Library will be shared with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, who will select Countywide winners from each category that reside in their District from each category. These winners will see their bookmark design professionally printed and distributed across all 85 LA County Library locations! Los Angeles County residents and schools are welcomed to participate. The contest highlights the wonder and importance of books and reading, and challenges parents, educators, and librarians to nurture kids’ love of reading and libraries through art. To participate, kids can visit their local library to pick up an entry form or download the form online. For more information and to download, visit LACountyLibrary.org/Bookmark-Contest. Entry forms can be submitted in person, by mail, or online, via a submission form, and must be received by October 30, 2021.


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SOUTH EL MONTE NEWS • OCTOBER 2021

PARKS & RECREATION DIVISION The Parks and Recreation Division enriches the quality of lives for our community through the variety of events and programs they provide.

COMMUNITY CENTER 1530 CENTRAL AVE. • (626) 579-2043 INFORMATION LINE HOURS MONDAY-FRIDAY • 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. CLOSED ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS

VISIT OUR VIRTUAL RECREATION CENTER FOR: • RESOURCES • CLASSES • CONTESTS

City of South El Monte Community Services Department

T H E B A B Y L A B Register now! South El Monte Community Center 1530 Central Ave. Monday - Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Resident Fee: $20 per child/month Non-Resident Fee: $25 per child/month *Must bring proof of South El Monte residency

* PROGRAMS, EVENTS, & FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

for fee and proof of child's age.

CONNECT WITH US SEM_PARKSANDREC

Welcome Baby 0 - 6 months Tuesdays & Thursdays (10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.) This class focuses on developing the infant's movement and cognitive skills while creating bonds between the infant and parent.

Let's Get Moving 6 months - 11 months Tuesdays & Thursdays (11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.) Infants will continue working on movement through the use of games and music.

Baby Go! 12 months - 24 months Tuesdays & Thursdays (12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.) This class gives participants the opportunity to fine tune their motor skills and engage in active play.

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*Subject to change or cancellation based ovid-19 restrictions at the time of rogram.

For more information, please call 626-579-2043.


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CITY OF SOUTH EL MONTE COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

FAMILY

T S E V HAR

SOUTH EL MONTE COMMUNITY OUTREACH FEATURING: GAMES LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SNOW CONES POPCORN

FESTIVAL

Saturday

OCT 30TH

6 PM - 9 PM

CITY HALL FRONT LAWN 1415 SANTA ANITA AVE. SOUTH EL MONTE FREE FOOD | TRICK-OR-TREATING

SEM_PARKSANDREC

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION BASED ON COVID-19 RESTRICTION AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 626-579-2043.

City of South El Monte Community Services Department

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*SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION BASED COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AT THE TIME OF PROGRAM.

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For more information, please call 626-579-2043.

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SOUTH EL MONTE NEWS • OCTOBER 2021

SENIOR CENTER

1556 CENTRAL AVE. • (626) 448-0131 INFORMATION LINE HOURS MONDAY – THURSDAY • 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. FRIDAY • 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. CLOSED ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS

The Senior Services Division would like to remind seniors that although the Senior Center remains closed due to COVID-19, they are offering the following services below to South El Monte residents 60 and older.

SENIOR SERVICES DIVISION HOME-DELIVERED MEALS PROGRAM

TUESDAY - FRIDAY SUGGESTED, BUT NOT REQUIRED DONATION IS $10 PER WEEK. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED CALL (626) 448-0131 The Home Delivered Meals program provides meals to adults 60 and older who are “Safer at Home” due to COVID-19 and are unable to prepare meals for themselves. City staff delivers meals directly to the homes of seniors who reside in the City of South El Monte. There is no charge for eligible participants, but we appreciate your donation in any amount you can afford. If you are unable to donate, it will not affect your participation in our program.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (FREE)

MONDAY-FRIDAY • 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE 24 HOURS WITH TRANSPORTATION DISPATCHER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (626) 448-0131. Transportation services are available to residents who are 60+ years of age or disabled (any age), Monday through Friday (except major holidays), from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This service transports participants within city limits and up to 15 miles outside South El Monte for medical appointments.

City of South El Monte Senior Services Division Presents

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 • 10:00 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M. SOUTH EL MONTE SENIOR CENTER PARKING LOT 1556 CENTRAL AVENUE, SOUTH EL MONTE Join us for a Seniors (60+) contactless drive-thru celebration! Dress up in your best costume and drive on down for some delicious Halloween treats! Participants must wear their face masks and remain in their vehicles during the drive-thru event. For more information, please call (626) 448-0131


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UPCOMING ACTIVTIES FOR SENIORS (60+) AT THE SENIOR CENTER SPACE IS LIMITED · PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

*COVID-19 safety protocol such as wearing face masks and social distancing, will be in place during senior activities. Participants must observe Los Angeles County of Health Department health directives to participate in senior programing.

To register or for additional information, call (626) 448-0131.

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE PROGRAM (FREE) MONDAY, OCTOBER 4 & 18 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

OUTDOOR BINGO (FREE)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. CHECK-IN NO LATER THAN 9:15 A.M.

ZUMBA EXERCISE (FREE) MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

*BRING YOUR TOWEL & WATER BOTTLE


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