Paul Bresenden, Author at Sender One Climbing
Free Covid-19 Testing at Sender One

Free Covid-19 Testing at Sender One

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UPDATED 3/4/2021

One of our core values is to Find Creative Beta. Since being mandated to temporarily close, our team has come up with ways to create jobs, keep the community engaged, be a source of care for kids, and utilize our spaces. We’ve organized kids camps, online yoga classes, and became a place to support distance learning for students. As Sender One remains closed (for now), we’re continuing to think of new ways to be a resource for the community.

Sender One has partnered with Dascena Labs and will be providing free Covid-19 testing in the Sender One SNA & LAX parking lots. There is currently an insufficient amount of free testing sites in the counties of LA and OC. Free means free, with or without health insurance. With new strains of the virus said to be more contagious, we want to provide this option to those who may need it and/or would like peace of mind.

Why is access to free Covid-19 testing so important? According to Dascena Labs and health experts:

  • More available testing helps fight the spread of the virus.
  • Testing is tracked by local health officials to determine the state of the pandemic.
  • Policymakers use results to guide reopening decisions.
  • Results help individuals make important health decisions.

Information about Dascena Labs’ free testing site at Sender One SNA & LAX:

  • These are drive-thru testing sites and individuals will remain in their vehicle at all times.
  • Face masks must be worn while car windows are down and when interacting with medical staff. Face masks can be lowered to cover only your mouth while the painless swab is being administered.
  • Accurate results will be sent via email within 48 hours.
  • No appointment is required, but please register in advance.
  • Hours of operation:  
    • Sender One SNA (BEGINNING MONDAY, 3/8):
      • 7 am -  4 pm, Monday - Friday
      • 9 am - 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday
    • Sender One LAX:
      • 7 am -  4 pm, 7 days a week
  • Locations:
    • Sender One LAX (parking lot), 11220 Hindry Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045
    • Sender One SNA (parking lot), 1441 S. Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705

We hope that our decision to provide free Covid-19 testing will benefit the community. Although the stay-at-home order has been lifted in California, the pandemic is not over. Please continue to wear your mask (two is better than one!) and maintain social distancing if you need to leave your home for any essential reasons.

The road to reopening has been bumpy, interesting, and unexpected. Hopefully, we won’t need to be a Covid-19 testing site for very long and can welcome back our members and guests to climb with us!

For more information about Dascena Labs and to register for a free test, visit

Black History Month: Upcoming Virtual Events

Black History Month: Upcoming Virtual Events

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The work to create a diverse and inclusive community is ongoing. It doesn't happen in a day, a week, a month, or even a year. It's forever-work that we're committed to while we continue to learn and listen. February is Black History Month and we're taking time to recognize and celebrate the history, accomplishments, and contributions made by Black Americans. We'll be sharing facts, events, and amplifying the Black community. Black history is something that should be celebrated all the time, so we hope that you can take what we share this month further by exploring more ways to highlight Black history and culture.

We invite you to discover something new and connect with local communities through one of the following virtual events!

Who I Am Black History Month

Who I Am 

A celebration of African American Heritage. Featuring playwrights and artists from Theatre West. A virtual presentation is available on YouTube. 
Coming February 2021 

Black History Month 2021

The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

Local families will highlight the diversity, identity, and history of Santa Monica’s Black community. There will also be a special dance performance and cooking segment!
Thursday, February 4th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

ASALH 1915-2015 Carter G. Woodson, Founder Association for the Study of African American Life and History - A Century of Black Life, History and Culture

From the Continent to the Americas: Foodways, Culture and Traditions in the African American Family

This event will feature a panel of authors, chefs, and historians who will share their work and discuss the important role that food has played in Black family life throughout the diaspora.
Saturday, February 6th, 9 am - 11 am

Test of Medal: Charles Shaw and the Montford Point Marines

Historical Insights into the Black Experience in Santa Ana and Greater Orange County

This presentation will shine a light on the experience of Black Americans in Orange County from the formation of the county and 1889 to the current day.
Sunday, February 7th, 11 am - 11:59 pm

Bonds Family Legacy

The Bonds of Family and Legacy 

This virtual experience has been curated with the backdrop of the 2021 Black history theme, “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.”
Thursday, February 11th, 6 pm - 7 pm

Aquarium of the Pacific's African American Festival

Virtual African American Festival 

Aquarium of the Pacific’s 19-annual festival, featuring African and African-American music, dance, storytelling, and historical displays. 
Saturday, February 27th, 10 am - 3:30 pm

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