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September 4, 1998
The League of Women Voters of California has expanded its voter information Web site to include 15 California counties, among them Orange, Riverside and Santa Barbara. At the site,, voters can enter their addresses and ZIP Codes and automatically be shown a personalized ballot, with information about state and local propositions.
May 6, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The banned or censored words of five dissidents from China, Kenya, Algeria, Cuba and Cameroon were the first to be posted on a new Web site displaying the works of political activists. The Web site,, is published by the Digital Freedom Network, an international partnership founded in the New York area to fight censorship and protect human rights.
July 9, 2000
With a few clicks of the mouse any time of day, Internet users can book any of about 11,500 hotels and bed-and-breakfast inns worldwide through a new Web site put up by the American Hotel & Motel Assn. The trade group, which represents about 11,000 lodgings, includes nonmembers as well as members on the site, a spokeswoman said. It lists about 6,500 U.S. lodgings and 5,000 foreign ones. The site,, has its limitations.
January 4, 2001 | Bloomberg News
EToys Inc. will close its Web site in Britain on Jan. 19 as it tries to reduce losses, according to the Internet toy retailer's Web site. The company is cutting prices by half for all merchandise, the site said. Officials at EToys were not immediately available for comment on how many people would be fired or whether the company's other site in Britain, Baby Centre, also would close. Shares of Santa Monica-based EToys closed unchanged at 22 cents on Nasdaq.
February 1, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW
A San Francisco upstart plans to offer a way for online retailers to tap the multibillion-dollar youth market while giving parents a tool to teach their children money management skills. Online retailers, particularly those in the music and clothing categories, have been trying to figure out how to tap the market of teenagers who lack the key to Internet shopping: a credit card. ICanBuy.
September 25, 1999 | Associated Press
Inspired by an independent Internet site that helped topple Archbishop Spyridon as America's Greek Orthodox leader, members of various Eastern Orthodox churches have launched a similar news and commentary site. The site,, is edited by D.J. King, a layman of the Orthodox Church in America who operates a computer programming business in Martinez. The publisher is Stephen Angelides, an administrative law judge in California.
January 8, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The city of Calabasas has established its onramp to the Information Superhighway with the launch of an official site on the World Wide Web--making information about the city available at the click of a mouse. The new web site will be a place for Calabasas residents to find information about city services, city council meetings and recreational activities available to them, said City Channel Manager Deborah Steller, who will maintain the site.
January 22, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Internet surfers are landing daily on the World Wide Web site dedicated to this little mountain community, created and maintained by two residents as an ode to their unique neighborhood. "It occurred to me one day as I was driving to the post office that if there was a [Web] site here that citizens could participate in, it would hold the attention of the community," said Gary Meyer, Topanga Online's webmaster, or designer of the home page.
August 15, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The Orange County Board of Supervisors this week approved mapping the locations of the county's 2,709 registered sex offenders and placing the information on its Web site. But Sheriff-Coroner Mike Carona, who endorsed the idea, also expressed concerns about the program being too aggressive with information that might inadvertently provide a sex offender's exact location. A task force will report to supervisors in two weeks on implementing the map.
Question: I am in the process of upgrading my Web site and am trying to locate a good firm to do the work. It seems as if everyone these days is a Web site developer. How do I go about choosing the right one for me? --Jonathan Silver, Los Angeles Answer: You're absolutely right, there are many, many development firms out there and more are cropping up all the time. They vary from the extremely small operation to the largest corporations around.
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