Creating interactive 3D graphs for the web

In one of my previous posts I created a 3D visualization of California pollution data.  I promised to explain how I made it, so here goes. You can download the data from the bottom of this page at California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment website.  From there you'd save the first sheet as a… Continue reading Creating interactive 3D graphs for the web

My talk on the metal shredders at Lozano Library

My last few weeks have been fairly busy in the community activism scene of Pilsen.  This week, I won the election for community representative at Pilsen Community Academy.  One of my reddit comments got scooped by Good Jobs First and went viral.  Last week and two weeks ago I gave a talk at the Rudy… Continue reading My talk on the metal shredders at Lozano Library

Poverty, Pollution, and Race in California

tldr: I made an interactive 3D plot of poverty, pollution, and race data from California. Click the picture:   Full post Due to a regular travel schedule, I've been intermittently attending PERRO's Environmental Justice training program on Saturday mornings.  One of the recent projects was to compare the number of stationary area sources of pollution… Continue reading Poverty, Pollution, and Race in California

STRANGE ANGLO 3: Return to the ZBA

The Drama Yesterday, after multiple continuances, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) heard the arguments for and against the proposed metal shredder in Pilsen.  The chairman, Jonathon Swain, stated that this was his longest meeting as chairman.  It started at 1pm with a press conference by PERRO and LVEJO.  I would guess they brought about… Continue reading STRANGE ANGLO 3: Return to the ZBA

STRANGE ANGLO against the metal shredder 2: Literature Review

TL;DR (Too Long; Didn't Read) | full review below A study on cancer-causing pollution from metal shredders was performed by Houston’s Department of Health and Human Services and Rice University (2013). Metal shredders produce a small volume of pollution, so they are not regulated by the EPA’s Clean Air Act. Metal shredders produce very toxic… Continue reading STRANGE ANGLO against the metal shredder 2: Literature Review

A response from the STRANGE ANGLO against the metal shredder

On February 3 PilsenPortal published "Pilsen, the location of a recycling plant, 90 new jobs AND THE STRANGE APPEARANCE OF THE MAN FROM HINSDALE".  I am the man who made that "STRANGE APPEARANCE" at the Whittier local school council meeting and I'd like to respond to the personal attacks and correct the numerous mistakes made… Continue reading A response from the STRANGE ANGLO against the metal shredder