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Fight T-Mobile Cell Towers In Residential R1 Neighborhoods

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  • February 25, 2015 - T-Mobile has called off plans to redo the Taper Avenue Cell Tower which would have increased it's size and power output! This is great news for the children of Taper Avenue School and the neighbors adjacent to the existing cell tower. We can only hope they will remove/move the cell tower away from the school and the residents of Taper Avenue some day soon.

  • October 12, 2013 - T-Mobile wants to redo the Taper Avenue Cell Tower! They want to start from scratch, tear out the old installation and build a NEW pole to hold the antennas AND create a BIGGER underground equipment vault across the street adjacent to the Taper Avenue Elementary School playground! WOW and to think just 3 years ago they told us it couldn't be altered or moved!

    Hey T-Mobile, since you are starting from scratch again, why not move the Taper Avenue Cell Tower down the street to the "Commercially Zoned" area at Gaffey and Westmont, away from the Taper Avenue Elementary School, our children and away from our R1 zoned homes? Do the right thing for your neighbors and MOVE THE TOWER!

    Come to the Taper Avenue Elementary School PTA meeting Monday October 14th!
    Call or email Joe Buscaino's office (310)-732-4515 councilmember.buscaino@lacity.org
    Call or email Dr. Richard Vladovic's office (213)-241-6385 richard.vladovic@lausd.net



  • April 30, 2010  -  As the mobile phone companies like T-Mobile and AT&T try to force their way into R1 neighborhoods with their unlimited amounts of $money$ and resources, we working San Pedro folks with limited $funds$ and time who live within spitting distance of their cell towers are not giving up!

    We have one expert who is a professional in the field who bravely helped us out and gave us all some "REAL" facts about the RF Radiation Levels from the Westmont Cell Tower when compared to the standards of countries like Austria, China, Italy, Russia, ( Click Here To READ!),  because he felt compelled to tell us all the truth about it without asking for a dime. T-Mobile and AT&T can hire whichever "independent expert" they want to who will tell you what T-Mobile and AT&T want you to believe. To this day T-Mobile will NOT give the "real" output figures and numbers of the Westmont Cell Tower!

    So why is that? And who monitors these cell towers anyway? Answer - NO ONE!

    Who do you trust to keep you safe, the T-Mobile's and AT&T's who are in this to make as much money as possible?

    Who do you trust with your children's safety and health? T-Mobile? AT&T?

    You can't "turn off" a Cell Tower... they are ON 24/7 and NO ONE IS MONITORING... who do you trust?

  • April 14, 2010  -  MetroPCS seems to have backed down from putting a cell tower next to Taper Avenue School! But we all will keep an eye out... since our City government and City Attorney are reluctant to regulate the placement of Cell Towers in Los Angeles. Call Councilwoman Janice Hahn's office and voice your opinion today! (310) 732-4515

  • January 25, 2010  -  LAUSD School Board member Dr. Richard Vladovic blasts T-Mobile in yesterday's Daily Breeze letters to the editor.   -   Click Here For PDF

  • January 12, 2010  -  Cell Phone Antennas Blamed for Kindergarten Cancer Cases, Lawsuit Filed!

    Click Here To Read About It
  • January 3, 2010  -  Happy New Year! This year brings with it a new and more determined coalition of neighbors, parents, the school board, the councilwoman's office and all the hundreds of San Pedro neighbors who have expressed their support for us, all united AGAINST T-Mobile and their Westmont/Taper cell tower!

  • December 31, 2009  -  Yesterday an attempt by DWP and T-Mobile was made to connect electrical power to the Westmont/Taper T-Mobile Cell Tower. The attempt was stopped by parents and residents who protested at the cell tower. The T-Mobile representative threatened arrest and legal action against those in attendance. T-Mobile is using scare tactics to force this cell tower down our throats during the holiday season!
    Although the attempt was stopped by parents and residents, DWP, taking a page from the T-Mobile playbook, (cowardly, underhanded & sneaky), came in the still of the night and connected the power to the cell tower. Those "Joint Pole Association" members (DWP and T-Mobile) got to stick together. What back door dealings are taking place here? Maybe a Grand Jury investigation of DWP and T-Mobile cell tower placement practices is called for so we citizens can find out what's really happenning behind closed doors!

  • December 21, 2009  -  NEW! - MUST READ  Engineering analysis of RF radiation exposure from Westmont/Taper Avenue T-Mobile Cell Tower.   -   Click Here To Read Now   Click Here For PDF Version

  • December 18, 2009  -  Councilwoman Janice Hahn has put forth a Resolution which supports revising the FCC rules so you CAN consider the health and environmental effects of radio frequency radiation emitted from Cell Towers and granting LOCAL governments authority to regulate Cell Tower placement pursuant to LOCAL zoning and planning rules!   -   Click here to read Councilwoman Hahn's Resolution

  • December 8, 2009  -  Los Angeles Unified School District School Board approves Dr. Richard Vladovic's motion in condemnation of T-Mobile’s construction of a cell phone tower adjacent to Taper Avenue Elementary School. This motion urges T-Mobile to remove the cell phone tower to avoid serious damage to it's brand in the District and the community at large.

    T-Mobile is a German owned company. In Germany they could not have put up a cell tower so close to a school, but they seem to have no problem doing so right here in San Pedro!

    Here is an edited video of the School Board Meeting:

    You can also find the LAUSD Board Meeting video on YouTube, click right here!

  • December 6, 2009  -  T-Mobile strikes again! A proposed "Macro" Cell Tower immediately adjacent to a Preschool and homes in Torrance again shows us all that T-Mobile DOES NOT CARE. This reaffirms our belief that a massive push is under way to erect as many "Macro" Cell Towers within residential neighborhoods as possible. This will set a precedent to pave the way for MANY MORE to come. Cell companies like T-Mobile that are now actively pursuing this agenda must be called on the carpet and confronted in every possible way. Obviously T-Mobile doesn't care about bad publicity so let's give them as much as we can! Standing together we CAN change things, doing nothing will get us nothing, (except cell towers next to our homes and schools). I wonder how many "Macro" Cell sites are next to the T-Mobile CEO's house... I can assure you that there are NONE.

    Click here to read the Daily Breeze Article

  • November 23, 2009  -  The PROTEST against T-Mobile on Sunday went very well! We had 110 people by 12 noon. Mrs. Vladovic was there along with staff from Dr. Vladovic's office as well as the presidents of the Homeowners Associations and the Northwest Neighborhood Council. Lots of parents and quite a few seniors. We had previously notified the Harbor LAPD watch commander and even they, (squad cars), cruised by and good-naturedly showed their support. Reporters from Channel 5 News and the LA Times were there, as well as a reporter from an Orange County newspaper. We had LOTS of support from cars passing by honking their horns.

    Here are video and pictures of the PROTEST against T-Mobile's Cell Tower!


    You can also find the T-Mobile PROTEST video on YouTube, click right here!

  • November 20, 2009  -  The office of Dr. Richard Vladovic Board of Education, District 7, Los Angeles Unified School District, released today a resolution condemning T-Mobile for their actions at Taper Ave/Westmont, along with a Cell Tower FACT Sheet which includes the phone numbers of the agencies you can call and voice your opposition to T-Mobile's Macro Cell Tower!    Click below to read!

    T-Mobile Cell Tower Resolution
    Cell Tower FACT Sheet

    Also today T-Mobile installed the 6 antennas for their Macro Cell Tower at Western and Dodson Ave (right before 19th Street). This makes THREE Macro Cell Towers in San Pedro being installed by T-Mobile that we know of!   This definitely can be viewed by San Pedro residents as an all out attempt by T-Mobile to set a precedent with the installation of "Macro" Cell Towers within our residential R1 neighborhoods.

  • November 18, 2009  -  This Sunday, November 22, at 11:00AM, there will be a public PROTEST against T-Mobile and their Westmont/Taper Ave Cell Tower. The PROTEST will take place on the sidewalks in front of and across the street from the T-Mobile Cell Tower on Westmont. This demonstration will last about two hours. Make signs for you and your kids. Keep the language clean but firm. Be creative.

    Come and join the PROTEST on Sunday against T-Mobile!

    *** Councilwoman Hahn Moves to Regulate Placement of Cell Phone Towers in Los Angeles! ***

    Click HERE to read Councilwoman Hahn's statement!
  • November 17, 2009  -  IMPORTANT!
    The FCC's vote TOMORROW will potentially take away more of YOUR RIGHTS TO FIGHT A CELL TOWER. Email the FCC Commissioners TODAY and tell them you want your local city government to have control over Cell Tower placement and construction.

    Don't let the BIG Cell companies gain MORE power to install a Taper Ave/Westmont Ave. type T-Mobile Cell Tower wherever they wish. SUPPORT LOCAL CONTROL FOR CELL TOWER CONSTRUCTION!

    Email the FCC Commissioners TODAY!

    Chairman Julius Genachowski: Julius.Genachowski@fcc.gov
    Commissioner Michael J. Copps: Michael.Copps@fcc.gov
    Commissioner Robert McDowell: Robert.McDowell@fcc.gov
    Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
    Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker: Meredith.Baker@fcc.gov

  • November 16, 2009  -  KCAL 9 News aired a report on the Taper Ave/Westmont T-Mobile Cell Tower today. Neighbors, parents and school officials spoke out AGAINST the T-Mobile Cell Tower.
    Click Here To View the KCAL 9 Report

    Also the Daily Breeze ran a front page story on the Taper Ave/Westmont T-Mobile Cell Tower.
    Click Here To View the Daily Breeze Article

  • November 11, 2009  -  T-Mobile and the Los Angeles DWP need to hear from you! Write them today and tell them what you think of the Taper Ave/Westmont T-Mobile 6 antenna cell tower!

    When you write, keep a copy of your letter and take it to Principal Doreen Steinbach's office at Taper Avenue School.

    Addresses to write to:

    T-Mobile/BMS Representative
    4133 Guardian Street
    Simi Valley, CA 93063

    T-Mobile USA
    12920 SE 38th St.
    Bellevue, WA 98006

    Mr. S. David Freeman
    General Manager, Los Angeles DWP
    111 North Hope Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012-2607


  • November 09, 2009  -  T-Mobile using unmarked white work trucks have put up a 6 Antenna Macro Cell Tower at Westmont and Taper Ave right across the street from Taper Avenue School's playground and within 5ft of neighborhood backyards! Notification from T-Mobile and the City's Bureau of Engineering were for an "AGF" (Above Ground Facility), no mention of a 6 antenna cell tower mounted on a telephone pole hanging over neighborhood backyards and across the street from a school! Neighbors and parents of Taper Avenue School were in shock!

    Today there was a meeting with Board District 7 Member Dr. Richard Vladovic, representatives from Councilwoman Janice Hahn's office and concerned neighbors and parents of Taper Avenue School.

    Dr. Richard Vladovic and Councilwoman Janice Hahn made it clear that they stand behind the neighborhood and the parents' efforts to REMOVE T-Mobile's cell tower. Representatives from the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council were also present and showed great support.

    Every effort shall be made to put pressure on T-Mobile to take it DOWN! Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic said he would put a motion up before the LAUSD School Board to STOP DOING BUSINESS WITH T-MOBILE!

    This is one of THREE Macro sites T-Mobile is PUSHING to have built in or adjacent to R1 residential neighborhoods. T-Mobile seems to be trying to set a precedent here and at the other sites (Bynner Drive and Western Ave and Western and 19th Street).

    They MUST be stopped NOW!

    *** Tonight the Northwest Neighborhood Council voted unanimously to support the motion opposing the proposed T-Mobile cell tower at Bynner and Western!

    They also voted unanimously to support the motion opposing the proposed T-Mobile cell tower at Westmont and Taper Avenue! ***

    Here is a picture from Ken Kato's backyard who lives off of Westmont and Taper Ave where T-Mobile has ALREADY put up the cell tower. T-Mobile did not disclose to him, his neighbors or Taper Avenue School that they were installing a 6 antenna cell tower, just an "AGF"! Do YOU know what an "AGF" is?

    Here is T-Mobile's EIGHT antenna Macro Cell Tower planned for Bynner Drive and Western Ave.

  • October 16, 2009  -  Councilwoman Janice Hahn writes in support of the neighborhood! NO CELL TOWER at Bynner Drive and Western Ave. click here to view PDF of letter

    Neighbors from all the surrounding area are coming together to STOP T-MOBILE NOW!

  • October 07, 2009  -  T-Mobile wants to install a LARGE multi antenna cell tower at Bynner Drive and Western within 20 feet of our residences. Please help stop this ugly, unhealthful insanity!

    Western Ave at Bynner Drive is part of a "Scenic Drive" corridor! We can't let T-mobile do this!

    Call Councilwoman Janice Hahn's office today and voice your opposition!
    Councilwoman Janice Hahn's Office (310) 732-4515

    Come to the T-Mobile meeting at 1:00pm Oct 8 at the corner of Bynner Drive and Western Ave. MORE TO COME!

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