Insta 6yrs ago: Time for thanks. Thanks to all of you who've supported this wacky project, whether from the original kickstarter or if you just recently came aboard. Hope your Thanksgiving was a great one. #elporto #beachtown #neighborhood #thanksgiving #manhattanbeach #notnorth #losangeles #mydayinla #beachlife #southbay #socal #california https://osoporto.com
Insta 7yrs ago: Heart on. #thankful for all you strangers and neighbors and friends - and strangers who have become friends - who continue to support this crazy project of mine. #thankyou #elporto #streetscene #heart #graffiti #curbside #curbappeal #thelot #surf #manhattanbeach #notnorth #losangeles #mydayinla #beachlife #southbay #socal #california https://osoporto.com
Insta 8yrs ago: Grateful for so many of you that I have gotten to know virtually as well as in person through this crazy stupid side project, and thankful for the support of friends and family as I continue to try to push forward with it. #elporto #neighborhood #indie #local #represent #manhattanbeach #notnorth #losangeles #mydayinla #beachlife #beachtown #southbay #california https://osoporto.com
#OpenHistoricalMap now has coverage of #SJC airport from the 1930s to present. From the air, you start to get a sense of how much the airport and the entire #SouthBay have grown over the years. https://www.openhistoricalmap.org/#map=17/37.36350/-121.92384&layers=O&date=2009-11-21&daterange=1923-01-01,2023-12-31
See what else we’re adding to OpenHistoricalMap and #OpenStreetMap at tonight’s South Bay Map Night: https://www.meetup.com/open-source-san-jose/events/297507394/
Photo credit: © 2010 Mgw89 at the English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SJC_Terminal_C.JPG
The bigots are organizing and getting elected to school boards in your area, including my local school board, Alum Rock.
First, go #vote. Then, join the #SouthBay #OpenStreetMap community for an introduction to OSM’s voting system for tagging proposals and a status update on some proposals that could affect the #sidewalks and #crosswalks we’ve imported into OSM.
Map Night starts at 7 PM PST online: https://www.meetup.com/open-source-san-jose/events/296829046/
Tonight is the Open Source San José Civic Hack Night for November at #HackerDojo. This is a great opportunity to connect with the teams behind our various projects including #CourtBot, #LitterAI, #eImmigrate, and #HeartOfTheValley.
You can find all the details and RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/open-source-san-jose/events/296730105/
This time it’s a hybrid event, so if #MountainView is inconvenient for you tonight, you can join our Discord server (details in our profile) and join the voice chat to participate. Hope to see you there!
There are well over a thousand land surveyor’s offices in #OpenStreetMap, but only two have been mapped in the #SouthBay so far. Actually just one; the other is in the aerial imagery flyover business, but I guess we couldn’t think of a better tag for it. It didn’t help that, until a couple years ago, the “office=surveyor” tag was defined as the office of a pollster, who also conducts surveys. Oof.
What if OSM’s #micromapping tendencies could complement the #surveying industry? What do we have to learn from surveyors’ precise methods? Join us tonight for another South Bay Map Night where we can brainstorm these ideas and anything else that comes to mind.
(Photo credit: © 2018 3vivekb, CC BY-SA 4.0)
New hiking review on my website!
Madrona Marsh Preserve
One of my favorite places to walk in the South Bay: the last remnant of seasonal marshes that once covered the western part of the LA basin.
It’s a Tuesday evening on another odd-numbered week. There’s nothing special about odd-numbered weeks, except that apparently there’s more than one way to count them, and as usual #OpenStreetMap has standardized on the non-U.S. way. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:opening_hours/specification#explain:weeknum
The other special thing about odd-numbered-week Tuesdays is that it’s when #SouthBay OSM gets together for their online Map Nights. Come join us for some map-related chatter and learn how to map points of interest with their opening hours and more. https://www.meetup.com/open-source-san-jose/events/295945053/
Opening alert -- The Halal Guys is now open at South Bay. https://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com/2023/09/the-halal-guys-opens-at-south-bay-in.html
Please lend your voice in support of Metro's South Bay Rail Extension project. Some bad actors are trying to sabotage a project that has great support from the people who actually live in this area.
#LosAngeles #SouthBay #MetroLosAngeles #transit #socaltransit
#SouthBay brawl ends with eight teens and pre-teens arrested
#Boston #Dorchester #crime https://www.universalhub.com/crime/20230828/south-bay-brawl-ends-eight-teens-and-pre-teens
Seems some 17 Assembly Democrats, some in office in South Bay need some constituents to explain to them how important species extinction is. They get a lot of fossil fuel money, apparently. Details in article. https://mastodon.social/@br00t4c/110929241298180330
Since 2017, we’ve been hosting the motley crew of volunteer #openstreetmap contributors from #sanjose #southbay #siliconvalley for their friendly get-together/tutorial sessions. https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/meet-the-people-who-put-san-jose-on-the-map/101211 We love OpenStreetMap South Bay so much we copied the first part of their name! 😈 Whether you’re just hearing about OpenStreetMap and OpenHistoricalMap for the first time or you just need a break from mapping, swing by the next South Bay Map Night this Tuesday evening (online only)! https://www.meetup.com/open-source-san-jose/events/hxgzftyfckbxb/
Hi friends, I'm trying to find more of my local #SouthBay community (Santa Clara County & thereabouts) to follow!
I'm interested in local politics, community issues, #WorkersRights, #EconomicJustice, #RacialJustice, #BlackLivesMatter, #ImmigrantsRights, #AffordableHousing, #BuildingTrades #unions, #CALeg, #hiking, #wildflowers #gardening, #flowers.
Another #MBTA bus driver shot with BBs by teens
#Boston #Dorchester #SouthBay https://www.universalhub.com/crime/20230620/another-t-bus-driver-shot-bbs-teens
San Jose Animal Care and Services is full, and they're calling for help from the Bay Area community to adopt or foster one of their animals.
San Jose ACS no longer has the capacity to take in healthy dogs or cats. As of Tuesday, the animal shelter has more than 900 animals, with 745 of them being kittens.
Stepping out the front door this afternoon to walk the dogs in #southbay #sfba and boy it sure had that cold air it could snow smell, and it was very chilly out. Been a while since I had that sensation. That’s not natural around these parts, I don’t expect it will make good on that promise, but brr it was cold
An alternate #perspective on San José University's Tower Hall.
I love the #contrast / tension here between natural and human-built: how the ivy seems to almost consume the building, and how the lone palm tree reaches above the peak of the roof.
This is the oldest #SJSU building, constructed in 1910 after the 1906 quake destroyed a previous building.
Shoutout to @nova for the space!