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July 7, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- The computers at the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank used to shut down all the time. Now, with the help of routers, cable modems and new wiring provided by Burbank cable operator Charter Communications, children who use the five computers at the Boys & Girls Club will have full access to the Internet for doing research for school assignments and creative projects. "The idea is to expand," said Alex Fey, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank.
NEWS
October 12, 2002
Karen S. Kim Stock prices for Charter Communications hit a 52-week low Thursday, closing at 79 cents a share and rebounding slightly Friday to $1.05, but company and city officials say residents don't have much to worry about. Charter, the main cable provider for Burbank and Glendale, has seen its stock prices plunge in recent months, dropping from a high of $17.05 in December. But city and Charter officials said the dropping stock price isn't causing cable service in Glendale or Burbank to deteriorate.
NEWS
August 1, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- More than 13,000 Burbank residents will probably see a credit on their Charter Communications cable bills in the next couple of months. The $12.12 refund is part of a settlement that was to be approved Tuesday night by the City Council. A dispute arose in November when the City Council ordered Charter Communications to reduce its $0.95 monthly charge to $0.04 per month for its wire-maintenance plan. Council members argued that customers paying the fee were not made aware that the $0.95 was being used to treat cable, telephone and stereo wires -- rather than just cable wiring.
NEWS
January 6, 2001
This letter is in response to Joe Camicia's (Charter's public relations representative) letter regarding wire service plan for customers. As always the case with Charter Communications, it addresses the good it sometimes does, as opposed to the bad and the ugly, which seems to occur more often than not. Many months ago, before the Leader and City Council became involved in questioning the wire charge, I noticed the 95 cent charge on my bill an called Charter Communications to inquire about it. I ascertained it was not mandatory to be charged for this service so I immediately had them cancel it. The point I want to make here is that Charter Communications never articulated on their bill or insert that this charge would be forthcoming.
NEWS
March 16, 2002
I called Charter Communications on the first of the month to complain about the 10%-plus increase in my monthly prepaid cable bill. After a few moments, I realized I was getting nowhere. I even suggested possibly they might discontinue the foreign-speaking channels. I thought they might adjust down my statement, but to no avail. I was told to shove it, and pay the prepaid bill by the 16th or I would be delinquent, and they could pull the plug. After hanging up, a thought occurred to me of a good and different way to afford and pay my inflated Charter Communications cable bill.
NEWS
January 28, 2006
An installation services subcontractor with Charter Communications, which provides services in Glendale and Burbank, agreed Thursday to pay $131,000 in overtime back wages to 167 of its employees, Department of Labor officials said. Creative Communication Technologies Inc., which provides cable and modem installation services to companies such as Charter Communications and Adelphia Communications, did not pay its installers the premium overtime rates as required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, said Deanne Amaden, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Labor.
NEWS
June 7, 2000
This letter was sent out by Charter Communications announcing the price increase for their cable service. Charter Communications will implement a price change on June 1. Charter Vice President of Operations, Tom Belcher, said that the change is a result of investments in technology, improvements in service, and an overall increase in operating costs. "Charter Communications continues to invest in the future by supporting our schools, by upgrading our technology to allow us to deliver cutting-edge services, and by offering service guarantees," said Tom Belcher.
NEWS
December 11, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman A year after Charter Communications opened the doors to a regional call center -- resulting in a flood of complaints about customer service -- officials say the cable company is consistently meeting industry standards for call- response times. The call center has more than doubled the number of custo- mer-service representatives, to 600 employees, and is answering 90% of calls in 30 seconds or less, Charter spokeswoman Sandra Magana said.
NEWS
September 23, 2000
Buck Wargo GLENDALE -- Charter Communications has joined with Music Television for a voter registration drive at the Glendale Community College. The voter drive starts today and runs through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the San Gabriel Plaza at the college, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Charter and MTV will also have a voter drive at the Burbank Media Center, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd., on Saturday and Sunday. The sign up will be on the first floor in front of Macy's between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. As a sweepstakes incentive to encourage voter registration, Charter is presenting a $500 Media Center gift certificate, 100 MTV caps and 100 MTV T-shirts.
NEWS
February 10, 2001
The following are dates and times for the showing of the League of Women Voters candidate forum will be shown on Charter Communications Channel 6. FEBRUARY 10 Saturday 1 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 Sunday 6 a.m. 9 p.m. 12 Monday 10 a.m. 14 Wednesday 1 a.m. 10 p.m. 16 Friday 1 a.m. 17 Saturday 1 a.m. 11 a.m. 18 Sunday 6 a.m. 9 p.m....
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 1, 2014
Veterans hunting for jobs can print out their resumes and head to McCambridge Recreation Center Thursday for the Veterans Job Fair. About 50 employers have registered to attend, and will be holding on-the-spot interviews and collecting resumes from job seekers, city officials said. Participating employers include Warner Bros., Charter Communications, Lowe's Home Improvement, Stock Building Supply, Bank of America, the Social Security Administration, the Beverly Hilton and Andrews International.
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By Veronica Rocha | February 9, 2010
BURBANK — Glendale city attorneys on Friday asked a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to block Charter Communications from changing local government access channels. Superior Court Judge Donna Fields Goldstein didn’t make a decision on the preliminary injunction request, but issued a temporary restraining order in January that blocked Charter from reassigning the channels, a change that would have moved the Emmy-award-winning GTV6 to Channel 3. Charter’s plan would shift Glendale’s public access channels, including channels 15, 16 and 21, with its entire channel lineup.
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By Jason Wells | January 18, 2010
BURBANK — A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Friday granted Glendale’s request for a temporary injunction blocking a Charter Communications plan to reassign local public access channels. Charter’s plan to reassign GTV6 and others to new channels was to take effect Tuesday, but the restraining order granted in a Burbank courtroom Friday would likely postpone those plans to at least early February, when the judge will consider a more permanent restraining order, officials said.
NEWS
November 10, 2007
Reader misses the value of new park Reader Jesse Byers sadly misses the value and impact that the new Ovrom Park will bring to the South San Fernando area (?South San Fernando is not ugly or blighted,? Mailbag, Wednesday). This area has historically been short on open park space, and every child and family should enjoy convenient access to a nearby park or playground. Parks and open space improve our physical and psychological health. Mayor Marsha Ramos this year has been leading the charge on a healthier Burbank, and when people have access to parks, they exercise more, and regular physical activity has been shown to increase health and reduce the risk of a wide range of diseases.
NEWS
By Anthony Kim and Chris Wiebe | July 14, 2007
BURBANK — A software glitch blacked out cable television service in nearly 35,000 households just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The blackout lasted for six hours. Parts of Burbank, Glendale, La Crescenta and La CaƱada Flintridge were affected by the largest television service failure in recent memory, said Craig Watson, vice president for communications of western division operations for Charter Communications. "This kind of problem is quite rare and was obviously not expected and, in this case should not have happened," Watson said.
NEWS
January 28, 2006
An installation services subcontractor with Charter Communications, which provides services in Glendale and Burbank, agreed Thursday to pay $131,000 in overtime back wages to 167 of its employees, Department of Labor officials said. Creative Communication Technologies Inc., which provides cable and modem installation services to companies such as Charter Communications and Adelphia Communications, did not pay its installers the premium overtime rates as required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, said Deanne Amaden, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Labor.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | November 5, 2005
The House of Representatives recently passed a resolution congratulating Israel on the election of its U.N. ambassador, Dan Gillerman, as a vice-president of the United Nations General Assembly. Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat who represents Burbank and Glendale, introduced the resolution in July, with Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), vice-chairman of the Middle East and Central Asia Subcommittee. Gillerman is the first Israeli to be elected to that post in over five decades. The only other Israeli was Abba Eban, who held the position in 1952.
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By: Mark R. Madler | October 12, 2005
Charter Communications has been put on notice by the City Council that its cable television franchise could be in jeopardy if improvements aren't made to service and safety. While the council wanted staff members to continue renewal negotiations with Charter, they also wanted other options to be considered. "We are tied to your company but we have a lot of problems and complaints," Mayor Jef Vander Borght said. "I would like to see us find competition to your services.
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