March 16, 1994 |
A fire at a Downtown Los Angeles Pacific Bell switching facility crippled the city's phone service early Tuesday, blocking millions of calls, knocking out many appeals for emergency service, disrupting businesses and shutting down automated teller machines throughout the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1998 |
Sprint PCS has announced a major expansion into the lucrative Southern California communications market that will give Ventura County residents a third choice in wireless service providers. With an ambitious plan to plug into Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, Sprint PCS has shifted its strategy of building customer bases in the most populated areas to one of regional coverage with greater focus on service quality.
June 9, 2001
The real tragedy is not the lack of National Public Radio programming in L.A., it is the lack of public television programming in the center of the entertainment industry ("Poised to Spread an L.A. State of Mind," by Sean Mitchell, June 4). With one of the largest audiences in the country, tremendous facilities, huge fund-raising efforts and the proximity of the entertainment business, KCET produces no national programs, one regional California program and a local news broadcast. This is disgraceful.
August 16, 2003
RE "A Film Is Condemned, Sight Unseen, Yet Again," by Patrick Goldstein, Aug. 12): Hello? It's called hype, Mr. Goldstein -- creating a buzz -- and you fell for it like the sucker born every minute. It's amazing that Mel Gibson has everyone talking about an unfinished film with a hackneyed plot, no sex and most likely grisly violence. I agree. Let's have no more unpaid advertising about this film until it opens and then let the audience decide. Jessica Davis Sherman Oaks IN an ideal world, viewing a film is the most accurate way to judge it. However, when trying to correct Hollywood's negative portrayal of minorities, sometimes one does not have the luxury to wait for the release of a movie to be able to prevent stereotyping.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2009 |
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously urged the California High Speed Rail Authority to consider two proposed alternatives for the bullet train stop at Union Station downtown. Councilman Ed Reyes said the alternatives were crucial to protecting residents in East L.A. as planners determine the route for the 800-mile bullet train between Northern California and San Diego. Proponents say the train would carry passengers from L.A. to San Francisco in about 2 1/2 hours.
August 10, 1998 |
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Covad Communications Co. today joins a growing list of companies offering faster connections to Southern California Internet users with a need for speed. The company, which launched high-speed Internet access in the Bay Area in December, is flush with money and has embarked on an aggressive expansion into Los Angeles and other regions.