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August 6, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The message from residents and business owners attending a town hall meeting Thursday night on a controversial area code relief plan for the San Fernando Valley was unmistakably clear: Delay the overlay. About 65 people gathered in the auditorium at the State Building in Van Nuys to question state regulators about their plans to implement an area code overlay that would require all callers in the Valley to dial 11 digits for local calls. State Sen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1999
In a show of support for its newly adopted number conservation program, the state Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to keep the 818 area code intact and institute a split only after all available phone numbers are exhausted. The commission's action, on a 3-2 vote, marks the second time in less than a month that the panel has chosen number conservation measures over a split or overlay.
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July 16, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Aug. 5 hearing on a controversial area code overlay for the San Fernando Valley will very likely be postponed one month to allow for a town hall meeting on the issue, officials said Thursday. The public meeting was called by state Sen. Richard Alarcon (D-Sylmar), who said he wants to give residents and small-business owners in the 818 area code the chance to question state regulators and phone company representatives on the overlay plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1999
State utilities regulators on Thursday are expected to hear three area code relief backup plans in case number-conservation measures fail to keep pace with demand for new numbers in the San Fernando Valley. The state Public Utilities Commission will consider the proposals at its regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at the Junipero Serra State Building in downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1999
In a show of support for its newly adopted number conservation program, the state Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to keep the 818 area code intact and institute a split only after all available phone numbers are exhausted. The commission's action, on a 3-2 vote, marks the second time in less than a month that the panel has chosen number conservation measures over a split or overlay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1999
State utilities regulators on Thursday are expected to hear three area code relief backup plans in case number-conservation measures fail to keep pace with demand for new numbers in the San Fernando Valley. The state Public Utilities Commission will consider the proposals at its regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at the Junipero Serra State Building in downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In defeating a measure to rescind the 310 area code overlay, telecommunications companies showed they won't shrink from battle as the state moves to put tighter controls on area code changes, industry leaders said Friday. The state Assembly early Friday approved a bill, AB 406, that sets additional hurdles in place before area code splits and overlays can be imposed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis urged the state Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday to halt the 424 / 310 area code overlay, calling it premature at best and possibly unnecessary. The governor's request came as the Federal Communications Commission granted the commission permission to implement number conservation measures expected to diminish the need for area code splits and overlays, including one proposed for the 818 area in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Presenting a last-resort option, a state utilities commissioner has recommended an 818 area code split in case number-conservation measures fail to keep pace with demand, officials said Friday. The tentative proposal, issued late Thursday by Public Utilities Commissioner Joel Z.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1999
A state utilities commissioner has recommended an 818 area code split, but only as a last resort if number conservation measures fail to keep pace with demand, officials said Friday. The tentative proposal, issued late Thursday by Public Utilities Commissioner Joel Z. Hyatt, rivals a plan by Commissioner Josiah Neeper that seeks an overlay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Presenting a last-resort option, a state utilities commissioner has recommended an 818 area code split in case number-conservation measures fail to keep pace with demand, officials said Friday. The tentative proposal, issued late Thursday by Public Utilities Commissioner Joel Z.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1999
A state utilities commissioner has recommended an 818 area code split, but only as a last resort if number conservation measures fail to keep pace with demand, officials said Friday. The tentative proposal, issued late Thursday by Public Utilities Commissioner Joel Z. Hyatt, rivals a plan by Commissioner Josiah Neeper that seeks an overlay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis urged the state Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday to halt the 424 / 310 area code overlay, calling it premature at best and possibly unnecessary. The governor's request came as the Federal Communications Commission granted the commission permission to implement number conservation measures expected to diminish the need for area code splits and overlays, including one proposed for the 818 area in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis on Wednesday urged the state Public Utilities Commission to rescind 11-digit dialing and halt the 424/310 area overlay, calling the area code change premature at best and possibly unnecessary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In defeating a measure to rescind the 310 area code overlay, telecommunications companies showed they won't shrink from battle as the state moves to put tighter controls on area code changes, industry leaders said Friday. The state Assembly early Friday approved a bill, AB 406, that sets additional hurdles in place before area code splits and overlays can be imposed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The message from residents and business owners attending a town hall meeting Thursday night on a controversial area code relief plan for the San Fernando Valley was unmistakably clear: Delay the overlay. About 65 people gathered in the auditorium at the State Building in Van Nuys to question state regulators about their plans to implement an area code overlay that would require all callers in the Valley to dial 11 digits for local calls. State Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
(BEGIN TEXT OF INFOBOX / INFOGRAPHIC) Dividing by Numbers The plan to give Glendale and most of Burbank and the San Gabriel Valley a new area code is running into opposition. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich is calling for the rest of the board to join him in opposition. Here are the communities the proposed code would serve. * 818 San Fernando, Sunland- Tujunga, Canoga Park, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Agoura. * 626 Mt.
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May 16, 1995 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The proliferation of cellular phones, pagers and other telecommunications devices is gobbling up available phone numbers at such a rapid pace that Los Angeles County may need as many as three new area codes over the next several years, representatives of GTE Corp. and Pacific Bell said Monday. Officials at GTE and Pacific Bell said the companies are planning to introduce at least two new area codes by the spring of 1997, one apiece for the increasingly crowded 310 and 818 area codes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Aug. 5 hearing on a controversial area code overlay for the San Fernando Valley will very likely be postponed one month to allow for a town hall meeting on the issue, officials said Thursday. The public meeting was called by state Sen. Richard Alarcon (D-Sylmar), who said he wants to give residents and small-business owners in the 818 area code the chance to question state regulators and phone company representatives on the overlay plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
A proposal to build an emergency communications center in the San Fernando Valley moved one step closer to reality when the Los Angeles City Council this week approved a contract for TRW Inc. to develop it and a center at another site. The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a $4.8-million contract with the Redondo Beach-based aerospace and electronics firm to help begin upgrading the city's trouble-plagued 911 emergency dispatch communications system.
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