A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has issued an order that temporarily prohibits a cellular phone company from erecting a 75-foot antenna in La Canada Flintridge.
The foothills community's City Council had approved construction of the antenna near a residential area last week.
Judge Eli I. Chernow ruled last Thursday that Los Angeles Cellular Telephone Co. could not begin work on the antenna, known as a monopole, until at least March 20. Chernow scheduled a hearing in Superior Court for that date.
Homeowners File Suit
A group of homeowners who live near the proposed site at Crescenta-Canada YMCA on Foothill Boulevard filed suit to halt the construction after the council decision last week.
Attorney Anita S. Brenner, who lives near the YMCA and is representing the homeowners, said that the city erred in not requiring a full environmental impact report and that it made procedural errors in granting approval.