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September 28, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Federal Communications Commission backed off again Tuesday on enforcing a deadline for Internet phone service providers to disconnect all customers who haven't acknowledged that they understand it might be hard to reach a live emergency dispatcher when dialing 911. The agency explained that the status reports required from every Internet phone company last week showed that by "repeatedly prompting subscribers through a variety of means, the majority of providers ...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Police set up a temporary center for emergency calls Wednesday after electrical problems caused the city's 911 system to fail for seven hours, authorities said. For much of the day, 911 calls to Pomona were routed to a dispatch center at the Chino Police Department. The California Highway Patrol still took cellular calls. The system was down from 10:10 a.m. to about 5 p.m.
NATIONAL
November 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A rogue cellphone is not accepting calls, but it sure likes to dial 911 operators in eastern Iowa. Operators at the Black Hawk County Consolidated Communications Center said they received about 400 calls from the same cellphone last week and no one seems to be on the other end. Officials can't locate the phone but have figured out that it is an old type not currently associated with a cellphone provider.
BUSINESS
April 20, 1998 | JENNIFER OLDHAM
The Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce has approved a measure that would amend a statute requiring all wireless 911 calls to be routed through the California Highway Patrol. The measure, which would allow about 30% of the wireless 911 calls to be routed to municipalities that could better handle the emergency, will be heard by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on May 5. If it is approved, the bill will go to the full Assembly for a vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1998
Santa came early for two children in South Oxnard, after they called 911 to complain of being hungry and alone. The potentially tragic "Home Alone" situation had a happy ending when the two officers who responded to the call ended up providing the family with a Christmas tree, toys and donated food. Shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, 6-year-old Michelle Fernando and her brother, Michael Fernando, 8, made the emergency call.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1997
Desperate to replace Long Beach's dilapidated 911 emergency system, city officials outlined a plan Friday to pay for a new dispatch center with a combination of fee increases and other revenue sources. But officials warned that if the concept is rejected, the city would have to slash services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1997
City Councilman Michael Feuer on Tuesday renewed his call for establishment of a nonemergency phone number to ease the burden on the 911 system. Testifying before the Los Angeles Police Commission, Feuer said the addition of a 311 number would speed response time while decreasing the volume of calls. In October, he introduced a council motion that called for police and city officials to study the matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1997 | DADE HAYES
City Councilman Michael Feuer on Tuesday renewed his call for the establishment of a nonemergency phone number to ease the burden on the 911 system. Testifying before the Los Angeles Police Commission, Feuer said the addition of a 311 number would speed response time while decreasing the overall volume of calls. In October, he introduced a council motion that called for police and city officials to study the matter.
NEWS
February 2, 1996 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big newsmaker in Antelope Valley on the night of Jan. 26 was Donald Dobbins, 26--a 6-foot, 4-inch 170-pounder who broke out of handcuffs and fled to a waiting Dodge while being taken to court for sentencing for multiple burglaries. Perhaps it was the felon's heft, his straggly hair or the glassy stare in photos of him shown on local TV that drove the citizenry to call 911 in fear. Some wanted to know if he'd been caught yet. Others reported possible Dobbins sightings. At 11 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1996
MOVING FORWARD: The Los Angeles City Council has given the go-ahead to begin negotiations to buy a West Hills property for a long-awaited emergency communications center. The unanimous vote will allow talks to begin with Coast Federal Savings for the city to buy a portion of the 20-acre site at Fallbrook Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard. "It's a magnificent site," said Cmdr. Carlo Curio of the LAPD's communications department.
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