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  • Emergency alert test from Monterey Park causes confusion

    Emergency alert test from Monterey Park causes confusion
    Monterey Park found itself trending on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, but perhaps not in the way it hoped.
  • Monterey Park apologizes for emergency alert message

    Monterey Park apologized Wednesday for accidentally sending out an emergency alert to mobile devices. The text alert by the city 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles led to a wave of confusion after it caused cellphones to buzz at 2:14 p.m. In a...

    Right call on Amber Alert

     Right call on Amber Alert
    Last week, over the course of several days, millions of cellphones across the Western United States buzzed like fire alarms — loudly and, to some, annoyingly — as authorities sent out an Amber Alert that appeared as a text requesting...

    Californians climb the learning curve for AMBER text alerts

    Californians climb the learning curve for AMBER text alerts
    Southern California residents got their first exposure to the new America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response system Monday night, when their mobile phones suddenly displayed an alert telling them to be on the lookout for two children believed to have...

    Statewide Amber Alert: Super annoying, but a potential lifesaver

    Statewide Amber Alert: Super annoying, but a potential lifesaver
    I was sitting in bed reading Monday night when a hideous and unfamiliar noise jolted me upright. It seemed to be emanating from inside my room. It was a loud, insistent and intermittent, like a test of the emergency broadcast system, but my radio wasn&...