Alhambra police are expanding their presence on Chinese social media networks after debuting on Weibo - often called "China's Twitter" - in 2013. (Photo courtesy Alhambra PD)

Alhambra PD Becomes 1st In US To Use Chinese Text Messaging Service In Outreach Effort

A Southland police department has begun using text messaging to improve relations with its Chinese residents.


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LA’s First Emergency Weather Alert Warned Nearly 3 Million Via Phone

For most, the alarm hit around 2 a.m., along with a text message reading: “Flash flood warning.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/12/2014

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LA To Study ‘Next Generation 911’ To Allow Text Messaging, Photos

If you’ve ever wanted to use text messaging in an emergency, the city of Los Angeles could be taking one step closer to making that a reality.


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AAA: Hands-Free Texting More Distracting Than Talking On Cellphone

Drivers using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel is actually more distracting and dangerous than talking on a cellphone, according to a new AAA study.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/12/2013

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Digital Parenting Expert Hilary DeCesare Talks About Cyber Bulling

Digital Parenting Expert and CEO of Everloop.com Hilary DeCesare stopped by KCAL9 Thursday to discuss cyber bulling, teenage text etiquette, and how parents can decode new terms! Everloop.com is a safe social networking site for kids.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/06/2012

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US Gov’t To Use Text Messaging For Extreme Weather Alerts

You could soon start receiving text messages from the U.S. government in response to potential weather emergencies.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/14/2012

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New Calif. Law Would Ban Texting While Biking; What’s Next?

It could soon be illegal to ride a bicycle and text if a California lawmaker gets his way.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/27/2012

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Retired Teacher Accused Of Having Hot Tub Sex With Student, 17, In Hot Water Again

Retired school teacher Gay Davidson-Shepard, 59, already accused of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old male high school student, was charged Friday with violating a protective order.


Texting To Be Included In New FCC 911 Plan

Angelenos may soon be able to text 911 in case of an emergency.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/12/2011

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Moms-To-Be Get Free Advice Via Text For Healthier Babies

New moms and moms-to-be are signing up for a new service that sends free weekly texts on a variety of topics from prenatal care, to breastfeeding, nutrition, labor symptoms and more.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/24/2011

Angelenos Can Get Digital Emergency Notifications Through Alert LA County

Los Angeles County residents can receive emergency official notifications by email, text message and phone.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2011

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Court OKs Warrantless Cell Phone Search In California

The California Supreme Court has ruled that police do not need a warrant to search a cell phone carried by someone under arrest.


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Tech Minute: Tips To Avoid Distracted Driving

We all know it’s not safe to talk on your phone or text while driving. Most of us want to do the right thing but our discipline can be weak when there are calls and messages coming in.