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April 26, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Satisfied that color-coordinated screening would hide nine microwave antennas atop the Laguna Hills Mall, the City Council this week approved an application to install the wireless communications equipment. After seeing computer-enhanced photographs showing how the 12-foot antennas would look, the council backed the project on condition that Cox California PCS allow other wireless companies to share the rooftop.
May 23, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
Seeking to avoid unsightly communication equipment on buildings, the City Council has tentatively approved new regulations and design standards for cellular telephone companies. Planning Services Manager Andrew Perea said because of the proliferation of varying antennas for cellular phones and pagers, the city needed design and development standards. The city already has nine wireless communication antennas, some of which have been criticized as ugly, Two antenna applications are pending.
February 21, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
A cellular phone company today will argue its case before the Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals in an effort to overturn a zoning official's refusal to grant permission to put a cluster of antennas in Sherman Oaks. A request by Santa Barbara-based AirTouch Cellular to install the antennas, used to carry cellular phone signals, was rejected Dec. 29 by Associate Zoning Administrator William E. Lillenberg.
December 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
Two astronauts ventured out on another spacewalk Wednesday and installed antennas on the international space station that is under construction nearly 250 miles above Earth. For the second time this week, Jerry Ross and James Newman floated out the hatch of the shuttle Endeavour to work on the seven-story, 35-ton station taking shape in the open cargo bay. Their priority was to attach two 100-pound antennas to Unity, the American-made side of the station.
December 7, 1998 | JENNIFER OLDHAM
Say goodbye to rabbit ears. To help take the guesswork out of buying a TV antenna for your home, the Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Assn. has released a book of maps that allows consumers to choose an antenna that matches the type of TV reception they receive in their neighborhood. The maps were necessary because an increasing number of digital broadcast satellite subscribers rely on antennas to receive their local TV channels, said CEMA spokesman Jeff Joseph.
March 12, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Faced with opposition from doctors and local residents, AirTouch Cellular has withdrawn plans to install 25 microwave antennas on top of a medical office building. The proposal would have been heard by the Planning Commission tonight, but AirTouch representatives told city officials that they were pulling their permit application for the Rancho Niguel Road office building. "We're just trying to cooperate with the city," AirTouch site manager Larry Levine said.
June 4, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
The City Council tonight will consider a so-called urgency ordinance that would set guidelines for installation of microwave antennas. With applications for wireless communications equipment being filed at a rapid pace, city planners say, an interim law needs to be in place as soon as possible. Planners estimate that 50 to 75 microwave antennas are planned for Lake Forest in coming months.
January 11, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
A decision on installing 25 microwave antennas on the roof of a medical office building was delayed by the Planning Commission. Commissioners heard Tuesday from several residents and doctors occupying the Rancho Niguel Road office who expressed concern over the potential health effects of the AirTouch Cellular antennas. A decision was postponed to Feb. 13. In the meantime, city staff will come up with an independent analysis of whether microwave emissions can cause a health hazard.
March 3, 1999 | SUE FOX
A proposal to keep cellular phone antennas from sprouting like dandelions across the landscape was heartily embraced Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council. It was Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski's idea, but the plan to regulate antenna design and placement was promptly seconded by three other members, including Valley Councilman Mike Feuer.
October 30, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A call from the Trinity United Methodist Church congregation to keep a cellular phone antenna off the cross atop the sanctuary has led officials to reconsider the placement. Worshipers said they were worried about radiation from the antenna. Church leaders will meet today to decide whether to go ahead with an AT&T Wireless agreement to allow the antenna. Parents of youngsters in the church's preschool are concerned about potentially harmful effects of radio waves from the antenna.
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