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We’re glad you’re here!  We built this website as a way to keep you informed of our work to bring world-class wireless coverage to Pacific Palisades.

We can provide a better wireless experience and ensure that the placement and appearance of any new facilities protect and preserve the beauty of the Pacific Palisades community. On this website you’ll find information on wireless technologies we’re working on to help improve the quality and reliability of your service.

Pacific Palisades is one of the most celebrated communities within the City of Los Angeles, known for its natural beauty, clean air and picturesque views.  International destinations like Pacific Palisades deserve a robust, next generation wireless network. That’s why AT&T is working hard to upgrade our wireless infrastructure in Pacific Palisades while preserving and respecting its serene environment.

AT&T and our employees have been part of the Los Angeles community for more than 135 years and we’re making significant upgrades to our wireless infrastructure at a critical time in the evolution of technology, when people are less tethered to a home or desk phone and need access to the people and information that are important to them.

Thanks for visiting and we hope you will come back again for updates on our progress, answers to your questions, and for ways to be engaged in our efforts to bring a more robust, 21st century wireless network to Pacific Palisades.

Mike Silacci
Regional Vice President — AT&T External Affairs, Los Angeles

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The Legacy of Cesar Chavez

Posted by Adriana Martinez on March 27, 2014

Ever since I met Cesar Chavez as a young undergraduate student at Stanford University in 1991, I’ve considered him one of our greatest inspirational leaders. He taught us about the United Farm Workers (UFW) movement and its implications for people like my father, who had been a seasonal farm-worker for many years. I thanked Cesar for fighting for people like my father who work so hard for so little in order to provide for their family and create a better life for their children.

I remember and honor Cesar Chavez as someone who fought for dignity, respect and equal opportunity for all.

During Cesar Chavez’s generation, the battles were primarily waged on farms and in factories to ensure a respectable wage for hard work, a most fundamental right for any human being.  Yet, as he shared during his visit at Stanford, he envisioned a future where the children of farm-workers would never have to set foot on a field and instead put their minds to work in the highest institutions.  And, Cesar added, a solid education is the only ‘bullet-proof path’ to a secure and rewarding future for our youth. 

Education has certainly been my bulletproof path. Young people -- regardless of their economic circumstances -- deserve the right to succeed.  Today, I am proud to work at AT&T, a company with its own legacy of excellence and leadership that truly embraces the power of education. Through Aspire, AT&T’s $350 million commitment to education, AT&T supports communities to fight the high school dropout crisis, an issue that predominantly impacts students from low-income families. 

Tomorrow’s careers and jobs will increasingly require advanced skills and a familiarity with technology.  Indeed, we can expect technology and innovation to continue to improve and disrupt many industries.  Our youth are avid and proficient users of technology, and we should continue to tap into this natural affinity to ensure their educational and career success.

As we continue to blaze forward into today’s technological era, let’s think about the innovative, practical and relevant ways that our youth can get the education and training they need to seize the best jobs that tomorrow will bring. By working together and thinking about the infinite possibilities for our youth, our families and our communities, we can build a better future for all Californians and keep the spirit and legacy of Cesar Chavez alive. 

-Adriana Martinez, Director of Public Affairs, AT&T California

DonorsChoose. We Match

Posted by Anne Wintroub on March 04, 2014

There are so many benefits to project based learning – a broader knowledge base, greater understanding of concepts and enhanced leadership skills chief among them.  Few would argue the amazing impacts of “learning by doing.”  Yet, many schools across California struggle to provide these opportunities.  Teachers face limited resources in project planning – which leads to cutting projects that require additional materials.  This is why I’m very excited that starting this week, AT&T is teaming with DonorsChoose to step in and make some of these resources available for the spring 2014 semester. 

This is how it works: high school teachers post classroom projects and the requested budgets on DonorsChoose.  Anyone can browse through the projects, choose their favorite and contribute with a few clicks. As soon as a project is funded, the books, art supplies, field trips, technology or other resources are shipped directly to the school. Donors then receive updates, photos, and thank you letters from the classroom showing how they used the materials.

For the next few weeks, as part of AT&T’s commitment to education through AT&T Aspire, we are running a $250,000 matching campaign for high school classroom projects under $2,000 at our highest need schools. Right now, if a high school biology teacher in Oakland creates a $1,000 project requesting microscopes, once the project receives $500 in funding, AT&T will match the remaining $500 to complete the project. 

So, join us and support California teachers today.  Click HERE to browse qualifying projects.

AT&T California to Reduce Company Water Usage by 30%

Posted by Ken McNeely on February 17, 2014

34,000 Employees Asked to Conserve Water In Response to California’s Emergency Drought Declaration

Last week, I asked 34,000 AT&T employees in California to reduce their non-essential water usage by 30%.  We all know the facts – 2013 was the driest year on record in California.  We are officially in a drought emergency, and Gov. Jerry Brown has called on all Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 20%.  Our communities, farms and firefighters are bracing for the impact of this stunning lack of rainfall.  Here at AT&T, we are also taking immediate action.

Specifically, AT&T employees in California will stop washing our fleet of more than 15,000 vehicles, reduce facility landscape watering by half, turn off decorative water features or fountains at corporate buildings and remain vigilant in identifying water waste. These non-essential reductions may have an impact on the aesthetics of AT&T vehicles and facilities (please forgive the dirty AT&T vehicles you will see on California’s roadways, and the browning plants at our facilities), but will not impact network operations or our dedication to customers.

Saving water has long been a core focus of AT&T’s sustainability efforts. For the past year, we’ve been working with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to identify water savings across AT&T’s operations.  Together, we launched a Building Water Efficiency toolkit that U.S. commercial buildings can use to collectively save up to 28 billion gallons of water annually, equivalent to the amount of water that more than 765,000 Americans use at home in a given year. And, many of AT&T’s employees nationwide have already taken steps to reduce their personal water usage by making a commitment through the company’s Do One Thing initiative, which has resulted in savings of 19 million gallons of water in the last 2 years.

For more information on AT&T sustainability initiatives, visit http://about.att.com/csr

AT&T Launches Aspire Request for Proposal

Posted by Anne Wintroub on January 15, 2014

As part of the AT&T Aspire educational initiative, AT&T is launching the Aspire High School Success Initiative (HSSI) request for proposal (RFP) which will be open from Jan. 2-17, 2014. We encourage you to learn more and share this opportunity with organizations in your community that help students, who are at risk of dropping out, succeed. Full details of the RFP are available now at www.AspireRFP.com. Or, click on the button below.

Protect Yourself from Online Scams This Holiday Season

Posted by Lane Kasselman, Director of Communications & Campaigns on December 18, 2013

With the holidays fast approaching, the hustle and bustle of the season can distract us from our everyday responsibilities. As consumers continue to turn to the Internet to check off their holiday shopping list, this time of year provides a prime opportunity for online predators to take advantage of unsuspecting online shoppers. That’s why it is essential that consumers take a moment to consider their online and mobile safety.

“Phishing” and “Smishing” are real threats to shoppers’ and mobile phone users’ security. Have you ever received a legitimate-looking email asking you to click on a link for more information? Or how about a text message asking for a password or other personal information? Chances are, you may have been a target of “phishing” or “SMiShing,” and it happens all too often.

Online scams commonly referred to as “phishing” are tricks Internet scammers use to "fish" for consumers' financial information and passwords using fake company emails and websites. The emails and websites are disguised to look nearly identical to legitimate companies' sites.

Although these scams started online, they now can travel beyond your computer. "SMiShing" is a term used to describe phishing carried out via text message. SMiShing uses cell phone text messages to bait you to divulge personal information. You might receive a text that asks you to call an unfamiliar phone number, go to a URL to enter your personal information, or download software to your phone. If you access the URL in the text message or download any software to your device, you may be unknowingly installing a virus directly to your computer or phone.

Now the question is: how can you protect yourself from such scams? Here are some simple tips that can help keep you and your online security safe:

  • Be aware that e-mail headers can be forged easily, so the posing sender may not be the real sender.
  • Avoid providing or filling out forms via e-mail because the data is not secure.
  • Realize that Internet scammers can create realistic forgeries of websites, so avoid clicking on links in an unsolicited e-mail message. Go directly to the company's website and fill out information there.
  • Ensure that a website is secure by checking to see whether there is an "s" after the http in the address and a lock icon at the bottom of the screen. Both are indicators that the site is secure.
  • Don’t forget, these threats can occur on mobile devices as well. Use the Lookout app to protect your mobile device against viruses, malware and spyware. With Lookout, you can browse, download, shop, and pay with confidence. Lookout is available preloaded on select AT&T devices or a version of Lookout is available for download from Google Play or iTunes.

 So this holiday season, as you frequently utilize your credit card to complete your online purchases, take the proper precautions to protect yourself from these threatening scams.

May your days be merry and bright, and may all your online purchases and personal information be locked up tight!

For more information on tools to keep you and your family safe, visit www.att.com/safety.

Celebrating Our Veterans

Posted by Anne Wintroub on November 07, 2013

On November 11th of every year, our country takes time to express gratitude to the brave men and women who have served our country. I am proud to report that once again, many of our California employees chose to spend this special day volunteering at their local Veteran’s Association.

At AT&T, we join the rest of the nation in sharing our appreciation to all veterans across the country, including those here in California. For nearly 100 years, AT&T has remained dedicated to supporting active military personnel, veterans and their families. We again want to say “thank you!” to each and every veteran who has worked to protect our nation and our freedoms.

One way we do that at AT&T is through our efforts to recruit, train and hire veterans. Hiring our nation’s heroes is a priority for our company. In April 2013, we announced that we are stepping up our veteran recruiting efforts with the goal of hiring 5,000 veterans and their family members into career opportunities over the next five years, consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunities. More than 3,600 veterans have started new careers at AT&T so far this year. And with veterans’ skills proving to be a good fit for the company’s needs, we are doubling our hiring goal for veterans and their family members to 10,000 over the next five years. Here are some exciting new ways our efforts have been recognized:

  • AT&T has been recognized as one of the 10 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses by Vetrepreneur magazine four years in a row.
  • G.I. Jobs magazine has recognized AT&T as one of the Top 50 Most Military-Friendly Employers for the past seven years.
  • The Military Times EDGE Best for Vets ranked AT&T No. 12 for 2013.
  • Electronic Recruiting Exchange awarded AT&T the Best Military Talent Program.
  • In 2013, the Direct Employers Association recognized AT&T for excellence in our military talent attraction programs.

The self-discipline, teamwork and skills gained as a member of the armed forces allows for a successful transition to a career with AT&T, where many of those same values are part of our everyday culture.

To learn more about AT&T’s support for the military, click here. If you would like to learn more about career opportunities for veterans, go to att.jobs/military.

Trick-or-Treat Technology Safety Tips for Families

Posted by Lane Kasselman on October 27, 2013

An estimated 41.1 million* trick-or-treaters roamed the streets nationwide in 2012 and many will be heading out again this year. When doing so, it’s important to have fun and stay safe.

With wireless usage up on Halloween, AT&T Los Angeles has prepared six trick-or-treat technology tips to help families have fun and stay connected this Halloween:

1. Go mobile and ensure accessibility: Make sure wireless phones are fully charged. Since costumes and carrying bags of candy can become cumbersome, consider using a belt clip or other accessory that keeps the phone within easy reach.

2. Secure the line of communication: Pre-program contact information of parents, neighbors and emergency services into your and your child’s speed dial, and be sure you know how to access these numbers with ease.

3. Establish boundaries: Families should have in place a familiarized route for children to follow while out on the town. Mobile navigation tools can assist parents and kids in creating routes, and goblins on the go can reference maps throughout the evening. Similarly, AT&T’s FamilyMap Viewer allows parents to easily and immediately locate a family member's whereabouts from their mobile device or PC so they can keep a close watch.

4. Be in touch: Set up periodic alarms with Halloween-themed tones as a reminder for trick-or-treaters to text or call home between candy collecting stops.

5. Don’t miss a thing: Many of today’s devices also feature photo, video and audio recorders, allowing spur-of-the-moment happenings to be captured and shared among friends and family in real time. Capture photos and videos of ghoulish costumes, spooky pumpkins and the sweet treats and memories that Halloween brings.

6. Drive safely: With pedestrians filling streets and sidewalks, it is more important than ever for drivers to stay alert behind the wheel. If a call needs to be made or a message checked, pull over. Don’t text and drive. Check out AT&T DriveMode mobile application – it automatically sends a customizable reply to incoming texts – notifying the sender that the user is driving and unable to respond.

Happy Halloween! 

*US Census Bureau, Halloween: Oct. 31, 2012

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