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By Tania Chatila | April 22, 2006
GLENDALE ? A Glendale man is suing his former employer, Charter Communications, over three alleged mailings he received from the company last year, which he claims included racial slurs. Eric Mazmanyan says that he received two bills ? one in June and one in July ? and a promotional letter in September from Charter Communications in which his last name was changed from Mazmanyan to a degrading ethnic term. "I was shocked when I first got it," Mazmanyan said. "I didn't know what to do. It was humiliating ?
By By Vince Lovato | November 4, 2005
It is a ritual. For three years, a group of about 20 has gathered at the corner of Broadway and Brand Boulevard to passively protest the Iraq War. They don't get arrested. They don't shut down businesses. They ask people to sign pre-addressed postcards asking U.S. Sen. Diane Fienstein to bring the soldiers home. Nancy Kent, 58, a retired elementary school teacher, might be called the leader of the group except there isn't one. "We're just local residents. We're not really an organized group," Kent said.
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.
By: Fred Ortega | October 4, 2005
An audit of cable television provider Charter Communications has given the company relatively good marks when it comes to picture quality, but has identified numerous code violations involving cable installations throughout the city. The audit, conducted by Kramer.Firm Inc., is part of the process of renewing the company's franchise to operate in the city, which expired in February. The review also included a customer survey conducted by True North Research.
August 13, 2005
Documentary to feature Blecksmith FoxNews (channel 68 on Charter Communications) will showcase a two-hour special titled, "Company of Heroes," at 6 p.m. PDT today. Greg Palkot, a reporter for FoxNews, will examine the United States Marine's India Company during a week of intense urban combat in Falloujah, Iraq. Among those to be profiled will be Lt. J.P. Blecksmith, who died Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, at the age of 24. Blecksmith -- who was a former standout quarterback on the Flintridge Prep football team and a star runner on the school's boys' track and field team -- was a 2nd lieutenant in the Marine Corps and a platoon commander in India Company.
August 11, 2005
"The Sandlot" comes to Verdugo Park The Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will screen the children's classic "The Sandlot" at dusk Friday in Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd., as part of its Summer Moonlight Movies program. Families are invited to arrive early and bring a picnic dinner. For more information, call (818) 548-3785. Zarian to host local reform advocates Local residents B. Ritchie Payne and Richard Seeley will discuss City Council districts, voting by mail and campaign finance reform on the "Larry Zarian Forum" at 7 p.m. today on Charter Communications Channel 26. The live call-in program's phone number is (818)
May 12, 2005
Yousefian will be guest on Zarian City Councilman Bob Yousefian will join former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian on the "Larry Zarian Forum," a live, hour-long call-in television show that begins at 7 p.m. today on Charter Communications Channel 26. The two will discuss the recent election, the city's budget shortfall, Yousefian's recent trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby for local transportation funds and local transit...
April 9, 2005
Chartering adventures in a new TV Land Regarding "Happy Days is gone again" in the Tuesday News-Press, when I am finally able to relax, I'll either play a CD or watch TV. One of the stations I watched was TV Land. Won't be able to do that anymore. I don't know who I blame more, TV Land for not caring if they were on expanded basic or digital, the Federal Communications Commission for allowing too many foreign language stations on U.S. airwaves, or Charter Communications for picking a very popular station, moving it and making its customers pay more money for it. In this article by Josh Kleinbaum, Craig Watson, Charter's vice president of communications for the Western states, "Subscribers received a small warning of the impending change on their cable bill."
April 6, 2005
Caruso endorsement was not solicited I am writing this statement to clarify any misconceptions regarding endorsements and my position on the Town Center. I did not seek nor have I accepted any endorsement or financial contribution of any type by General Growth Corp. or Caruso Affiliated Holdings. In fact, my position is that both entities should not be involved in local elections on behalf of any candidate. I was not aware of and was extremely surprised by the article in the Glendale News-Press dated April 1, 2005.
April 5, 2005
Josh Kleinbaum Charter Communications customers will have to upgrade to digital cable to visit the place where everybody knows their name. Charter moved TV Land, the popular cable channel that frequently shows reruns of "Cheers," "Three's Company," "Happy Days," "Hunter" and "MacGyver," to its digital tier on April 1. To receive the channel, customers must subscribe to the company's digital service. "It's got a lot of good repeats, like 'Cheers,' 'All in the Family' and 'Sanford and Son,' those three especially," said John Hammell, Jr., 58, a Charter subscriber upset over losing Archie Bunker.
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