Almost 1200 Media District Emails Available, More On The Way

Downed stop sign at Santa Monica Blvd and McCadden Place reported to the City of LA via email by Lisa Schechter.
The other day I uploaded a bunch of new documents from the Hollywood Media District BID which did not, unfortunately, include the many, many emails I received in response to the same request. At the time I didn’t know how to convert .eml files to PDF in batch1 but I have since learned!2 Unfortunately I don’t yet know how to extract attachments en masse, so I’ve published the PDFs without attachments. I’m still working on a solution, but if you need copies of any, feel free to get in touch. Meanwhile, here are links to the goodies:

I have quite a backlog of these eml files, so expect to see more of these big document dumps in the near future.3 I will be writing about individual conversations, I hope as early as tomorrow. Stay tuned!


Image of stop sign fallen in the service of its City is a public record and is therefore not subject to copyright in the GS of CA.

  1. Despite the fact that .eml files are absolutely the most useful format for many purposes, Archive.Org won’t allow them, hence conversion to PDF is necessary for publication.
  2. If you’re interested, the key is Mozilla Thunderbird augmented with ImportExportTools. Feel free to get in touch if you’d like the original emls or info on how to set up the workflow.
  3. Like over the next few weeks, as I have time to run the conversion jobs.
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