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December 12, 1994
There is a universe of free, valuable information resources on the Internet. What can be costly is the computer and telephone modem, plus the on-line time (often long-distance) needed to retrieve it. A fledgling local service, the Los Angeles Free-Net, will make 'Net resources a local call away for anyone in L.A. County with access to a computer and a modem, whether at home, school or at community locations such as libraries or hospitals.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE
Los Angeles Free-Net, a nonprofit provider of Internet access, won $5,000 in a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Ars Portalis Project competition awarded money to five organizations that use community networking to bring about social change. Los Angeles Free-Net, based in Encino, will use the money to support a new project, called "iComm." The service will allow friends and family of hospital patients to read updates of the patient's condition on a secured Web site.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE
Los Angeles Free-Net, a nonprofit provider of Internet access, won $5,000 in a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Ars Portalis Project competition awarded money to five organizations that use community networking to bring about social change. Los Angeles Free-Net, based in Encino, will use the money to support a new project, called "iComm." The service will allow friends and family of hospital patients to read updates of the patient's condition on a secured Web site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1994
There is a universe of free, valuable information resources on the Internet. What can be costly is the computer and telephone modem, plus the on-line time (often long-distance) needed to retrieve it. A fledgling local service, the Los Angeles Free-Net, will make 'Net resources a local call away for anyone in L.A. County with access to a computer and a modem, whether at home, school or at community locations such as libraries or hospitals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1996 | KELLY DAVID
In an attempt to bring area residents inexpensive access to the information superhighway, Cal Lutheran University has linked up with Los Angeles Free-Net, a nonprofit, low-cost provider of Internet service. The arrangement will provide residents of Camarillo, Simi Valley and the Conejo Valley with unlimited access to the Internet for $15 to $30 a year, said Ken Pflueger, director of information services for the university. Commercial providers often charge that much for a single month, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1996 | NONA YATES
Election information is available from dozens of sites on the Internet. Here are some sites that provide election information, many with links to other sites: * California Secretary of State Home Page http://www.ss.ca.gov/ * Primary election information, including statewide election results Tuesday night. http://www.primary96.ca.gov/ * California legislative analyst's analyses of propositions http://www.lao.ca.gov/ proptoc.html * California Voter Foundation, a voter education organization.
BUSINESS
September 7, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These days, e-mail is becoming a crucial tool for physicians, as more people are demanding to be able to submit their concerns directly to their family doctors. Dr. Joseph E. Scherger, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at UCI Medical Center, lets his patients e-mail him with questions about their health, medications or tips.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1995 | KAREN KAPLAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Since being diagnosed as a manic depressive, Mike Zachary has had to forfeit his job as a computer technician and now lives on disability income of $1,125 per month. A car has become a luxury he can no longer afford, so it is difficult for him to get around. But with his low-cost connection to the Los Angeles Free-Net, Zachary has tapped into computers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to learn more about the genes that cause him to swing between manic and depressive behavior.
NEWS
December 20, 2001 | Dave Wilson
Ask Doris Dell of Woodland Hills what she can't live without and she answers without hesitation: "I'm retired, and the Internet is my whole life." Dell's hobby is genealogy and she uses the Net to help track down family trees. But it's not just a hobby for her. For Dell, and many others, the Internet is a connection to humanity, a way of reaching out to people who would otherwise be inaccessible. "The contacts I've made on the Internet have become very important to me.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1996
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has often ridiculed the notion that a cheap, stripped-down PC or "Internet Box" will ever find a market. But at the company's annual hardware developers conference today in San Jose, he will describe Microsoft's version of just such an appliance. Gates is expected to portray Microsoft's proposed "Simply Interactive Personal Computer" as the answer to every technophobe's prayers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1996 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When President Clinton signed the Communications Decency Act earlier this month, many Internet web sites temporarily put up blank sign-on pages protesting terms in the law that would ban the transmission of indecent material by online computer services. The American Civil Liberties Union immediately filed a lawsuit, saying the term "indecent" was unconstitutionally vague.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1995 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1990, David Fleming was glad he did not win the Fernando Award. It was more fitting, he said, that Los Angeles Airport Commissioner and Valley philanthropist Samuel Greenberg won. Greenberg died eight months later. "It's not something you should expect to win," said Fleming, who won the next year. Those who deserve it do not seek it out, said Lee Alpert, current president of Fernando Award Inc., created to inspire others into community service.
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