27 May 2012
LA Cityview 35's new "LA City Works," a show about the City's Department of Public Works,launches with a style that has never before been tried by any government organization in the country. Designed to attract and reach out to a younger audience, the show's new "edutainment" format is edgy, zany and "out-there" as it conveys a mish-mash of useful and valuable information to its viewers: a genie and merman are now associated with No Drugs Down the Drain; the merman is also associated with a mission to keep the Santa Monica Bay pollution-free. As the show's hosts - Leopold, Carly, Martin and Dante - take viewers inside, under, and around Los Angeles, they share their own unique personalities through skits and serious interviews. They highlight employees and their hard work. They reach out to personalities on the street in a fun way, capturing amusing interviews and comments.
9 August 2012
In this latest, off-the-wall edition of "LA City Works," hosts Leopold and Carly shed light on the Bureau of Sanitation through a series of whimsical skits, ridealongs, and person-on-the-street interviews. We'll see who cleans up the illegal dumping of hazardous waste, or the chaos that our friend, Dumas, creates when he leaves his dirty, old couch on the sidewalk. We learn about bulky item disposal, e-waste, and S.A.F.E. Centers. Then we're off to the Japanese Garden on the campus of the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys, where Carly tricks Leopold into being her "GFF" - geisha friend forever! Here, we learn of yet another important Bureau of Sanitation responsibility. Educational and hilariously entertaining, this edutaining new "LA City Works" is produced in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works for LA Cityview 35.
8 November 2012
LA Cityview 35's latest installment of "LA CityWorks" continues with its zany edutainment format to deliver the Department of Public Works' stories and information to its audiences. From Sylmar to San Pedro, show hosts Leopold Nunan Soares, Carly Peeters, and Martin Victor take viewers inside, under, and around Los Angeles, sharing tongue-in-cheek skits and serious interviews. This "CityWorks" episode introduces two characters: LA Bureau of Sanitation's talking and recycling robot, RoboBlue, and his pal Brother Earth. As the show flits from subject to subject, it features Operation Healthy Streets; traces the life-cycle of yard trimmings from the green bin all the way to the finished product; reveals what a landfill looks like when sliced in half; and presents the beauty and function of the Lopez Canyon Environmental Center.
4 April 2013
The latest episode of "LA City Works" continues with its zany edutainment format to deliver the Department of Public Works' stories and information. This time around, our madcap hosts, Leopold and Carly pay homage to silent comedy with their interpretation of the brief history of trash in Los Angeles. Interspersed is footage of Bureau of Sanitation Historical Records Project Manager, Nat Isaac, who gives a more scholarly account of this little known history. We then head over to the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant & Japanese Garden for the groundbreaking of a new environmentally sustainable 18,000 square foot facility. Event host, The Honorable Congressman Tony Cardenas, 29th District, chatted with us about how this new multi-purpose building will serve the public. Next, we visit with Street Services crews to learn how they maintain the City's 6,500 centerline mile street system using recycled materials. Along the way, our reporters-at-large hit the city streets and dusty trails, interviewing people at random, including hikers at Runyon Canyon and surprise special guest, film producer and director, Ron Howard, about what they do to keep Los Angeles green.
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