November 28, 2012
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Crescenta Valley station on Wednesday launched its own Facebook and Twitter profiles to broadcast area-specific news. The social media profiles add to the public notifications already available via the station's website and Nixle profile, and will allow deputies to “broadcast information directly to the news media and the residents we serve,” according to the announcement. The Twitter handle for the station is http://www.twitter.com/CVLASD while its Facebook profile can be found here . --Jason Wells, Times Community News Follow Jason Wells on Facebook , Google+ and on Twitter: @JasonBretWells.
April 3, 2012
A Facebook application that allows smart meter customers to gauge how much energy they're using compared to others went live Tuesday, Glendale officials announced. Glendale Water & Power customers can connect their utility accounts to the “Opower” app via Facebook to monitor how they stack up to others in terms of energy consumption. Officials have described the app as sort of a “Farmville” type social networking experience. The app plays into what city officials have said is a key element of the smart meters - the ability of customers to track their consumption in near real-time to better control costs.
January 23, 2012
A 22-year-old parolee was arrested Sunday when he allegedly made threats via Facebook to “put a hit” on his 15-year-old girlfriend's family after they forbid him from seeing her, police said. Raul Reinoso of Glendale was arrested at his home in the 300 block of East Chestnut Street on suspicion of making a criminal threat, unlawful sex with a minor and oral copulation with a minor, according to Glendale police. The girl's parents told police that Reinoso threatened them on Facebook after they logged into their daughter's social network account and sent him a message saying that he was not allowed to see her again, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
April 12, 2010
For Crescenta Valley Insurance President Rick Dinger, having his company?s profile on Facebook is akin to a chamber of commerce mixer on steroids. ?It?s all the time. It?s really from the comfort of your home or office,? Dinger said. ?You?re not leaving to go anywhere, and yet you?re connected with people.? Crescenta Valley Insurance, founded by Dinger?s father, Virgil, in 1969, had 459 fans on its business page as of last week. Dinger?s personal Facebook page has more than 900. Using his personal and business pages in tandem has given the younger Dinger the opportunity to communicate news about his business to existing and potential clients, he said.
February 4, 2011
Crescenta Valley High School Class of 1991 will have its 20th reunion on July 23 at Angeles National Golf Course, 9401 Foothill Blvd., San Fernando Valley. The early-bird cost is $65 per person until April 1. For more information, contact Sosi at (818) 621-1980 after 5 p.m. or e-mail email@example.com. The class is also on Facebook at CV Falcons — Class of 1991. GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL Glendale High School Class of 1981 will have its 30th reunion on July 23 at the Hilton Hotel, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
October 3, 2011
Some teachers take precautions to avoid their students on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. But not Jean-Marie Pascale-Parra. For homework recently, she required her charges to “friend” her. The unusual assignment was part of the Roosevelt Middle School teacher's technology-focused industrial tech class, designed to teach students how to make the most of technology and the Internet while also staying safe. “My goal is that they are going to be able to grow their technology understanding, that they will be able to work collaborative with other students [and]
August 21, 2010
The first one came at 5 p.m. the day before: "Happy Birthday, mate! Go the Leos!" David's an Australian in Germany, which justifies his use of the word "mate," and the fact that his birthday greeting hit me on Facebook before the actual day. It's nice to know that someone across the pond was raising a pint toward a friend in the West. There's a notice on Facebook that lets everyone you are "friends" with know when it's your birthday. And all day long you receive both simple and inventive birthday greetings from them.
February 6, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI recently launched the first ever Vatican YouTube channel. The channel will carry liturgical events, audiences with the pope and other papal activities. Benedict said that “wise” use of such technologies helps promote the search for “the true, the good and the beautiful” across borders and ethnic divisions. How important do you believe technology is to the evangelist of the 21st century? How do you use technology in your own church? The pope is right, though he is playing catch-up.
April 17, 2010
Being my parish?s webmaster, I have the responsibility of maintaining an online presence for our church. Like any good webmaster, my job is to make sure the site is constantly updated with events, photographs and information about services, ministries and the sacraments we offer. In the era of on-demand content, my other responsibilities are to provide audio recordings and podcasts of the weekly Sunday readings and sermons, and post them on Twitter and Facebook. Photographs of church events go on our Facebook and Flickr pages so parents can see their kids participating (they love that sort of stuff)