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April 21, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Times Mirror Co. said Thursday that its first-quarter earnings from continuing operations, excluding extraordinary items, rose to $12.5 million from $7.5 million in the year-ago period. The media company's net income for the three months ended March 31 soared to $1.65 billion, or $13.32 a share, from $22.7 million, or 18 cents a share, a year ago because of a $1.63-billion gain from the February merger of Times Mirror's cable television holdings into Cox Communications Inc.
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April 21, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Times Mirror Co. said Thursday that its first-quarter earnings from continuing operations, excluding extraordinary items, rose to $12.5 million from $7.5 million in the year-ago period. The media company's net income for the three months ended March 31 soared to $1.65 billion, or $13.32 a share, from $22.7 million, or 18 cents a share, a year ago because of a $1.63-billion gain from the February merger of Times Mirror's cable television holdings into Cox Communications Inc.
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April 9, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
The Cox family announced Monday a $1.3-billion tender offer for the 54.6% of Cox Communications it doesn't already own. Cox Enterprises would pay $75 a share, said Garner Anthony, its chairman and chief executive. Cox Enterprises is a group newspaper owner that is privately owned by Barbara Cox Anthony of Honolulu and Anne Cox Chambers of Atlanta. The offer is effective Friday, Anthony said. Cox Enterprises owns or controls 40.2% of the 28.2 million outstanding shares of Cox Communications.
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June 10, 1997 | LARRY STEWART
Fox Sports West 2 continues to make headway in reaching more Southern California cable households, announcing three new deals Monday. The big one is a 10-year agreement with MediaOne, formerly Continental Cablevision. With 550,000 subscribers, it is the Southland's largest cable system. Some MediaOne systems will begin carrying Fox Sports West 2 on or before Aug. 1 and others on Sept. 1.
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March 30, 2000 | Daryl Strickland
Collins Commercial Corp. and Turner Development Corp. of Newport Beach have purchased two low-rise office buildings from Cox Communications in Irvine for $4.8 million. Cox now occupies the buildings, a two-story structure with 17,000 square feet and a one-story structure with 11,000 square feet, in the 2300 block of Morse Avenue. Collins, a real estate brokerage, in June will be moving its 25-employee corporate office to the smaller building.
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April 16, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
Cartoonist Curt Visca will be taping his 200th installment of "It's Curtoon Time" on April 23 at the Cox Communications studios in San Juan Capistrano. Visca has been teaching Orange County residents how to draw with his cable show since 1989. The show will highlight popular segments from past shows and will include visits from musical guests Heebie and Jeebie and Rhea Search. The show will air in May on Cox Communications Channel 3. Information: (949) 498-5992.
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July 8, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Graduating seniors Lori Ann Barnes of Capistrano Valley High School and Scott Esecson of Aliso Niguel High School have been awarded $1,000 scholarships toward the pursuit of a career in communications. The awards were given by Cox Communications Cable. In addition, the company gave its Teacher of the Year award, for most effective use of cable programming in the classroom, to Susan Peterson, a social studies teacher at Niguel Hills Middle School.
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May 24, 1999 | Rebecca Harris, (949) 574-4205
Jason Clark and Kelli Everett of Aliso Niguel High School and Shannon Casey, a Dana Hills High School student from Laguna Niguel, were presented with Cox Communications Cable in the Classroom Scholarships at a ceremony Friday. The three seniors were awarded $1,000 scholarships for their achievements in pursuit of careers in communications. Susan Peterson, a social studies teacher at Niguel Hills Middle School, was honored as the Cox Teacher of the Year at the ceremony.
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June 9, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Times Mirror Sued Over Cable Plan: Times Mirror Co., publisher of the Los Angeles Times, has been sued by at least three shareholders over its plan to spin off its cable television operations. The lawsuits claim that the plan, which would merge Times Mirror's cable operations with those of Cox Cable Communications in a $2.3-billion deal, would unfairly favor members of the founding Chandler family, who own 55% of the company's voting stock.
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November 15, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cameras finally came to the Board of Supervisors' chamber Tuesday to record the first meeting in a yearlong experiment to distribute videotapes for broadcast over local cable systems. Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who spearheaded a three-year fight to have meetings televised, said it offers the public a front-row seat to see how county decisions are made, including unpopular ones.
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April 17, 1997 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Subscribers to Comcast Cablevision in Orange County could be getting sharper pictures and sound, dozens of additional channels and a host of new services as part of the company's plan to roll out digital television service next month. Comcast is one of several Orange County cable companies upgrading its network to fiber optic cable, but is expected to be the first in the county to begin using a digital signal.
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