CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2001
Re Ken Brock's Oct. 7 letter on cell-phone use on aircraft: Having just returned from a trip across this great nation, the second most annoying thing that I suffered through, after the cancellation of flights, was the inane and constant blathering of cell-phone users in the air terminals. The only remedy available to me was to get up and walk away from the immediate area of that particular phone user, only to inject myself into the airspace of another. This option is not available to me (or any other passenger)
May 30, 2002
Re "You Can't Be on the Phone and in the Moment," Voices, May 25: Since his father died suddenly 14 months ago, our son has voluntarily called me every day, twice a day, morning and evening. He calls while in the grocery checkout line, the school auditorium, the gas station--wherever and whenever he can on his cell phone. He manages a large business and is a single parent of three children who does the laundry, the cooking, the home maintenance, supervises homework, etc., so I appreciate that he can and does take advantage of any moment he can to communicate with me. I think Christopher Nyerges should look at the broader picture before labeling cell-phone users "zombies."
August 16, 2000
In politics, this may be remembered as the Year of the Cell Phone. Pacific Bell Wireless traffic near Staples Center increased by 242% on the convention's first day. AT&T Wireless reported handling 10 million minutes of convention calls that day. It's possible only because permanent and temporary cellular relay stations have been spread throughout the area. * Pico cells and micro cells Suitcase-size relay stations in the upper levels of Staples Center.
July 31, 2000 |
A man who fell about 200 feet down a rocky slope while climbing alone was rescued after he called for help on his cellular phone. Rescuers reached Mark Chase, 52, about five hours after he fell Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2000 |
Mayor Richard Riordan and LAPD Chief Bernard Parks announced the donation Thursday of 233 cellular phones with voicemail to provide neighborhood leaders easier access to police officers who were reassigned last year from full-time community liaison work to patrol duties.
May 17, 2000 |
Into Central California we have come, cruising up the 5, past Bakersfield, then west on California 46, across pastureland and green-gold hills and down the stretch of highway where, one Friday 45 years ago, James Dean's Porsche Spyder met a telephone pole right about dinner time. Near Cholame is where he died. "Gary?" a dad riding in my car shouts into his cell phone. "Gary? I'm losing you . . . call me back." It is spooky, this stretch of highway.