Residents of a tiny Lakewood-area neighborhood tucked between Coyote Creek and the Orange County line will soon become the last on their blocks--literally--to get MTV and "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet."
The Board of Supervisors last week approved an unusual franchise application from Copley/Colony Cablevision of Cypress Inc. to extend its cables a few feet out of Orange County and into Los Angeles County, providing the area with its first cable television service. A final ordinance permitting the franchise is expected to be approved by the board shortly.
The move will bring cable to 30 homes clustered just inside the Los Angeles County line on the dead-ends of six Orange County streets--Emerald Circle, Pearl Circle and Fontainbleau, Garnet, Jade and Opal avenues.
Melinda Shapiro, of the county's Facilities Management Department, said the county sought Copley/Colony's help because geographical and political boundaries had isolated the unincorporated county territory, leaving it without cable service when the neighboring cities of Lakewood and Cypress installed their systems.