April 30, 1997 |
A team studying how to create jobs for Californians who will be cut off from welfare includes leaders of small companies such as Santa Ana's Financial Statement Services Inc. as well as giants such as Los Angeles' Atlantic Richfield Co. John Dietz, owner of Financial Statement, a data processing company with 100 Orange County employees, was named to the "Job Action Team" recently by Gov. Pete Wilson. Mike R. Bowlin, Arco's chief executive, co-chairs the team along with Pacific Telesis Co.
February 15, 1994 |
California students could debate each other from opposite ends of the state via live television under a $100-million campaign to move public schools and libraries onto the "communications superhighway." Pacific Bell announced Monday that it will wire nearly 7,400 public schools, libraries and community colleges in its service territory for computer communications and "video-conferencing" by 1996.
April 2, 1996
'This historic merger is about growth--growth in jobs, markets and services to our customers. It is not about downsizings or reduced employment opportunities.' EDWARD E. WHITACRE Jr. Chairman and chief executive, SBC Communications Inc. * 'We believe this merger will enhance our ability to deliver what customers want.' P.J.
September 9, 1994
Two familiar names from the converging entertainment-technology world have been named to head Gov. Pete Wilson's Information Technology Council--International Creative Management Chairman Jeffrey Berg and Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison. The council will work to ensure that California takes advantage of opportunities arising from the information revolution in areas ranging from education to the economy, Wilson said in a statement.
May 2, 2002 |
Los Angeles native Chuck Smith on Wednesday was named president and chief executive of SBC Pacific Bell, the state's largest local phone company. The move makes Smith the fourth executive to hold the top job at SBC Pacific Bell since the former Pacific Telesis Group was purchased five years ago by SBC Communications Inc. Smith replaces Ray Wilkens, who has been named SBC's senior executive vice president for sales and marketing.
December 12, 1992 |
Q. Why is Pacific Telesis breaking up? A. Because telecommunications technology is advancing at a rapid pace. The idea behind traditional regulated phone service was that it made economic sense to award a local monopoly to limit the great expense involved in setting up central switching stations and laying telephone wires. Regulation would ensure that good service was maintained at the lowest feasible price. But in recent years cellular phones, which have no wires, have been introduced.