UCLA: Former mayor and UCLA alumnus Tom Bradley focus of new online archive

UCLA: Former mayor and UCLA alumnus Tom Bradley focus of new online archive. “The UCLA Film &Television Archive has created a digital portal showcasing local news footage of former Los Angeles Mayor and UCLA alumnus, Tom Bradley. Bradley, who was the first African American to lead the city, was also Los Angeles’ longest-tenured mayor, serving from 1973 to 1993. Bradley died in 1998.”

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore email archive still not accessible after cyber attack. What does that mean for records requests?

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore email archive still not accessible after cyber attack. What does that mean for records requests?. “An archive of Baltimore employees’ emails still can’t be accessed after the city’s computer network was attacked by hackers in May, a city official said Friday. City Solicitor Andre Davis said emails older than 90 days cannot be retrieved. He said he expects the information will be recovered, but was not certain.”

Baltimore’s bill for ransomware: Over $18 million, so far (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: Baltimore’s bill for ransomware: Over $18 million, so far. “It has been a month since the City of Baltimore’s networks were brought to a standstill by ransomware. On Tuesday, Mayor Bernard ‘Jack’ Young and his cabinet briefed press on the status of the cleanup, which the city’s director of finance has estimated will cost Baltimore $10 million—not including $8 million lost because of deferred or lost revenue while the city was unable to process payments. The recovery remains in its early stages, with less than a third of city employees issued new log-in credentials thus far and many city business functions restricted to paper-based workarounds.”

Gaston Gazette: Gastonia counting its trees

Gaston Gazette: Gastonia counting its trees. “The last time Gastonia completed a tree inventory was 15 years ago. Then, the count showed about 11,000 trees. The inventory, however, was done on paper — something Gastonia found hard to maintain. This time around, the city anticipates between 12,000 and 13,000 trees, and it’s making a digital archive.”