[email protected] :BirdBird scootersLime scootersNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsscootersshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKate CagleSenior ReporterSenior reporter for the Santa Monica Daily Pressview all postsPublicity Stunt By PoliceJust tough Trump tweeting? US ratchets up Iran pressureYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours ago HomeNewsScooter crackdown resulted in zero tickets, zero fees for scooter companies Jul. 24, 2018 at 5:37 amNewsScooter crackdown resulted in zero tickets, zero fees for scooter companiesKate Cagle3 years agoBirdBird scootersLime scootersNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsscooters A highly visible education campaign aimed to get electric scooters off the Strand yielded no tickets and no impounded scooters, despite the city’s stance the devices are illegal on the beach path. Rather, police stopped approximately 900 riders between Friday and Sunday, encouraging them to park the scooters on the curb and walk instead. Rather than impounding the devices, Lt. Saul Rodriguez with the Santa Monica Police Department said about 300 electric scooters were “taken for safekeeping for vendors” Bird and Lime who picked them up from City Yards for free. In March, the City Council approved an emergency ordinance to allow the city to collect a $60 impound fee for any “shared mobility device” that poses an immediate hazard or obstructs access to public space. In this case, however, Lt. Rodriguez said officers could not technically impound the vehicles. The city has also added signage to the beach path warning riders that electric devices are not allowed on the path in Santa Monica. Lt. Rodriguez said the enforcement campaign will extend to downtown Wednesday. California vehicle code requires a license and a helmet to ride the scooters and prohibits riding on the sidewalk. The ticket for not wearing a helmet is $190.
NMAA News: ALBUQUERQUE ― The New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal to sanction a girls wrestling division that will end with a state championship event beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. *Note that the exact format for the State Championship is subject to changes: NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez said, “We are very excited that our Association will now officially offer a girls’ wrestling division that will culminate with a state championship. The sport has been growing fast all across the country, and we are happy to become the 18th state to sanction it.” Here are some key points regarding girls wrestling in New Mexico: *For more information regarding this event, please contact Dusty Young, NMAA Associate Director at 505.977.5385. The sport has grown from 79 participants in 2017 to 165 in 2019An exhibition event has been held each of the last two years in conjunction with the boys’ state tournamentNew Mexico is the 18th state to sanction girls’ wrestlingThe new division will see participants qualify for the state championships via one of two regional qualifying tournamentsSchools will be aligned regionally, keeping current district schools together wherever possibleEach region will qualify four participants per weight class to the state tournamentQualifying participants will compete at the state tournament with medals awarded to the top three participantsTrophies will be awarded to the top three teamsGirls may compete in boys’ events during the regular season but must compete in the girls’ division during the post-season