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Civics – 2 in a series – LA 311 Calls and Status from LACity.org

November 25th, 2020 No comments

Looking toward the new year, I am making an effort to be more civic-minded and taking more interest in my city, country, state, and country.

Today aI am highlighting the wealth of data available at data.LACity.org. This is public data collected by all the city’s systems and shared online in database format. Today’s resource is a database of all 311 calls (and 311 app requests) for 2020 (and the past, should you wish). 

Have you ever wondered if someone had reported that abandoned sofa on the curb yet? How about the graffiti on the corner or the illegal dumping in the empty lot? Now you can get updated status of these reports and add your own if no one has reported it yet.

MyLA311 Service Request Data 2020

You can slice and dice this data however you wish. I am setting up some custom views for monthly reports and reports by Zip Code and Council District, but they haven’t been approved for public access yet. (Probably the holiday slowing everything down.) Still, you can add filters to limit the data to just your area of interest.

Civics - 2 in a series - LA 311 Calls and Status from LACity.org

There is a lot of interesting data here that Neighborhood Councils could make use of and it is fairly easy to use.

You can also map the data in various ways, like this…

Civics - 2 in a series - LA 311 Calls and Status from LACity.org

Check it out!

So, just what is “civics” anyway?

Civics is defined as: the study or science of the privileges and obligations of citizens.

Civic education is the study of the theoretical, political and practical aspects of citizenship, as well as its rights and duties. It includes the study of civil law and civil code, and the study of government with attention to the role of citizens―as opposed to external factors―in the operation and oversight of government. League of Women Voters of Delaware.

In order to have the government we want, we need to both understand and engage in civics activities in our local communities. I am dedicated to doing better in 2021. How about you?

Hummingbird in the garden – Part 2 via TikTok [Video] (30 seconds)

November 5th, 2020 Comments off
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Hummingbird in the garden – Part 2 ##birds ##hummingbirds ##slomo ##garden ##california ##losangeles ##nature ##outdoors

♬ Once Upon a Dream – Invadable Harmony

Hummingbird in the garden - Part 2 via TikTok [Video] (30 seconds)




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Hummingbird in the garden – Part 1 via TikTok [Video] (15 seconds)

November 4th, 2020 Comments off
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Hummingbird in the garden – Part 1 ##birds ##hummingbirds ##slomo ##garden ##california ##losangeles ##feeder ##nature ##outdoors

♬ Pumpkins – Clutch

Hummingbird in the garden - Part 1 [Video] (15 seconds)




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Afternoon in the garden via Instagram

October 29th, 2020 Comments off

Afternoon in the garden

Afternoon in the garden via Instagram

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Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles in Watercolor via Instagram

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Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles in Watercolor

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles in Watercolor via Instagram

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New Design: Chop Suey Palace, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles Pillows, Tees, and More from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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Another lovely day in paradise via Instagram

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Another lovely day in paradise via Instagram

Another lovely day in paradise via Instagram

The sun looks angry today as the Bobcat Fire continues to burn further into the foothills. The weather must be working in a way to keep the smoke bottled even this far away. I wouldn’t want to be any closer but have friends living in the communities below where it is moving.

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Sunset Watercolor via Instagram

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My Los Angeles 91: Music Center At Night via Instagram

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My Los Angeles 90: Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theater

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