Tag: Larry Ortega

Los Angeles County Supervisors Put Corporate Interests Ahead of the Peoples’ Under the Guise of Closing the Digital Divide

Title 16 and 22 L.A. County Code Modifications are Versions of 2 Separate Wireless Industry Bills Vetoed by 2 Separate California Governors November 18, 2022 The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on November 15th in a 4-1 vote, had the audacity of using the digital divide to usher in a wireless industry dream come …

Digital Navigators – Presentation before Board of Education – PomonaUSD

On May 11, 2022, I spoke before the Board of Education at Pomona Unified School District reiterating the benefit a Digital Navigator would bring to parents of children in K-12. The imperative of making parents better digital partners in our collective quest to deliver a quality academic experience to all children. Listen to comments here, …

Vaccine Mandates For Kids?

By: L. A. OrtegaNovember 17, 2021 Did Dr. Fauci, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President-elect Biden in the year 2020 say vaccine mandates are something we should not be doing? Yes, they did say that. So what changed? Certainly not the science. In fact, children’s risk of serious harm from Covid is so small – …

The Drive to Widen the Digital Divide – CalMatters

My inaugral publication into CalMatters: October 20, 2021By Larry Ortega – click picture for article

December 11, 2021: Testing, Mapping and Survey Train the Trainer

December 11, 2021 Stan Santos of the Communication Workers of America will led a Train the Trainer Session on how to complete the Fiber-Up My Neighborhood – Pomona Survey, and teach a cohort of leaders from Mt. SAC, Pomona Unified School District, nonprofit organizations on how to conduct the CalSpeed Tests on Internet access from …

CPUC’s “scandalous” Lack of Accountability on State’s Utility (AT&T, Verizon, et al) – Must Be Cured

By: L.A. OrtegaSeptember 15, 2021 Top officials formerly with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) told me, fees assessed on rate payers and paid by the state’s utility HAVE NOT BEEN AUDITED in at least 10 years.  No one within the CPUC can confirm – to this very day – if fees collected from rate payers, are …

Landmark Case Concludes FCC Failed in Setting Wireless Safety Standards: Parents must step-in to protect small children from well documented harm

“Saying it is tough to go up against a trillion-dollar industry that captured our federal agencies is an understatement,” said Ellie Marks, president and founder of CA Brain Tumor Association in response to a landmark court decision issued August 13, 2021.  “The dam of denial has cracked,” says Ellie regarding the negative health effects of …