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May 20, 1990
SERVICES Social Security: 1-800-234-5772, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. M-F Medicare: 1-800-252-9020, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F Medicare Advocacy Project 315 W. 9th St., Suite 1004, L.A. 90015 213-614-0991, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F Countywide legal services plus information on Medicare and health insurance. Medi-Cal: Public information in L.A. County: 818-572-5851, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F State Department of Social Services: 1-800-952-5253, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F Veterans Administration 11000 Wilshire Blvd., L.
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BUSINESS
January 2, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Snapchat co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel may be among the 4.6 million users of the service whose user names and phone numbers were exposed this week by hackers. When searching for "evanspiegel" in either Snapcheck.org or the Gibson Security Lookup , the user name is listed among those whose corresponding phone numbers were leaked. Spiegel's Twitter handle is @evanspiegel, so "evanspiegel" could be his Snapchat user name. "Your number was leaked," said the Gibson Security Lookup website, which ties a 310 Los Angeles phone number to the user name.
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BUSINESS
March 9, 1992
California Fair Employment and Housing Commission: For questions about family leave laws and other employment and housing issues: Los Angeles County: (213) 897-2839. Orange County: (714) 558-4159. San Diego County: (619) 237-7405. San Bernardino County: (714) 383-4711. Ventura County: (805) 654-4513. Family-Related Organizations: Andrus Older Adult Center, USC School of Gerontology, (213) 740-3493. Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, (213) 740-8711.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) is making a second attempt to regulate social network websites, including Facebook and Twitter, amid privacy concerns. With support from Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, Corbett has introduced a bill that would require the websites to remove personal identifying information on minors upon the request of their parents, and allow adults to have their own information taken down. “Unsuspecting children and teenagers are oftentimes prime targets for online predators that use these sites to prey on vulnerable young people," Corbett said in a statement.  A similar but broader bill by Corbett failed to win approval in 2011 after aggressive lobbying against it by a coalition of firms, including Google, Facebook and Twitter.
NEWS
February 27, 1991
Here are some telephone numbers for relatives and friends of service members to obtain information: Army (general information) (800) 626-1440 Navy (immediate family) (800) 255-3808 Navy (general information) (800) 732-1206 Marine Corps (immediate family) (800) 523-2694 Coast Guard (immediate family) (800) 367-8724 Air Force (general information) (800) 253-9276 Military Sealift Command (202) 433-0332
WORLD
November 7, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A Beijing man has paid $215,000 for what, in China, is considered the ultimate in lucky cellular telephone numbers: 133-3333-3333. The number was sold last week at an auction, two Beijing papers reported. They did not name the buyer. Chinese tradition considers 3 a lucky number and groups of 3s even luckier. Phone calls to the number Saturday weren't answered.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
The Federal Communications Commission voted to require telemarketers to continue complying with the national do-not-call registry, which bars them from dialing more than 157 million telephone numbers. The commission's order implements a law that made the 5-year-old list permanent. The law, enacted in February, prevented registrations from automatically expiring this year. Without the extension, consumers would have had to register their numbers again to avoid unwanted sales calls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Byers-Fitzgerald Commercial Real Estate is the new name of the 21-year-old company formerly known as Bob Byers Associates in Oxnard. Broker John Fitzgerald, who has been with the firm since 1980, said the only thing that has changed is the name. All services, telephone numbers and the address remain the same. Byers-Fitzgerald is at 355 S. A St., Suite 104A, Oxnard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO
After months of waiting and considerable debate, UC Irvine telephones began ringing to a new prefix this weekend. Telephone numbers on the UCI campus beginning with the 725 and 856 prefixes were switched Saturday to 824. Not coincidentally, the digits spell out UCI on telephone key pads.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
FCC Speeds Up Timetable for Toll-Free Numbers: The agency announced that 888-prefix telephone numbers will be available for businesses' use by March 1, a month ahead of schedule. This prefix will join existing 800 numbers, of which 600,000 remain, the Federal Communications Commission said. The plan will let phone companies sell 120,000 numbers per week, it said. AT&T Corp., MCI Communications Corp., Sprint Corp. and other telephone companies can begin taking reservations Feb.
NATIONAL
March 20, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The judge in the Jerry Sandusky trial on Tuesday ordered prosecutors to turn over the telephone numbers and addresses of those who say they were sexually abused by the former Penn State football coach, so that the defense can seek them out before the trial. The ruling comes as both sides are fighting through the pretrial stage in the closely watched case, which is scheduled for court in mid-May. Sandusky, 68, is charged with more than 50 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years.
TRAVEL
February 27, 2011
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or delegation. A helpful website is the Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory, http://www.towd.com . Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist Board, (877) 426-4845, http://www.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
The Federal Communications Commission voted to require telemarketers to continue complying with the national do-not-call registry, which bars them from dialing more than 157 million telephone numbers. The commission's order implements a law that made the 5-year-old list permanent. The law, enacted in February, prevented registrations from automatically expiring this year. Without the extension, consumers would have had to register their numbers again to avoid unwanted sales calls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2007 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
Running short of numbers, state regulators are proposing a new area code for Orange County or even adding an overlay zone in which neighbors could end up in different area codes. State officials say the supply of 714 area code phone numbers will be exhausted sometime in 2008. The 714 area code -- which serves northern and western Orange County -- was created in 1951 after it was split from the 213 zone. The proposed 657 area code would be Orange County's fourth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2005 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
Capping nearly a decade of debate, state regulators on Thursday voted to create California's first area code overlay, in the 310 region, meaning that phone customers in the South Bay and Westside will have to dial 11 digits for all calls beginning next summer. New phone numbers within the 310 area will be issued a 424 area code sometime next year under the decision, which marks a defeat for community leaders who up to now have pushed back efforts to split or overlay the 310.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Transportation officials have announced the creation of a nonemergency cellphone number that motorists can dial for roadside assistance. The new number, 399, allows motorists traveling along Los Angeles County freeways to summon help for such problems as running out of gas or getting a flat tire. Beginning July 1, motorists can dial 399 and be connected with the Auto Club or the Metro Freeway Service Patrol, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
NEWS
February 3, 1991
Some telephone numbers for relatives and friends of service members to obtain information. Army (general information): 1-800-626-1440 Navy (immediate family): 1-800-255-3808 Navy (general information): 1-800-732-1206 Marine Corps (immediate family): 1-800-523-2694 Coast Guard (immediate family): 1-800-367-8724 Red Cross blood donations: 213-739-5200, 714-835-5381 Air Force (general information): 1-800-253-9276 Military Sealift Command: 1-202-4330332
BUSINESS
May 25, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Verizon Communications Inc. made it easier for customers of its high-speed Internet access to switch phone-service providers, responding to government officials' concerns that the company was limiting consumer choice. Users of Verizon's digital subscriber line Web service can now change providers and keep their phone numbers. Public officials including New York Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer say forcing DSL subscribers to also buy local-phone service thwarts competition.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2005 | From Reuters
Two court decisions upheld 2003 rules allowing consumers to transfer their phone numbers between carriers, although the effect on small carriers will have to be studied by the Federal Communications Commission. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied appeals by some telephone companies to overturn or postpone the portability rules on procedural grounds.
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