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Eric Garcetti to Launch iPhone App Saturday
City Council President Eric Garcetti will officially launch his free iPhone App tomorrow and is inviting folks to come out to Historic Filipinotown in the morning to download it and try it out by reporting potholes, graffiti and other problems. “Garcetti 311,” which will work for all of District 13 (.pdf map ) that spans parts of Echo Park, Silver Lake and Northeast L.A., is a pilot program to let citizens report problems with visual evidence from the streets.
The app was developed by the locally-based company, CitySourced ( read the LAist profile and interview with the co-founders here ). Garcetti plans launching Google Android, Blackberry, Palm, and Windows Mobile versions within the next three months. Next week, Councilmember Paul Krekorian from District 2 in the Valley will launch his own iPhone and Droid apps.
Saturday's event is at 9:30 a.m. at the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans community room ( 3200 Temple Street )
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.