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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1995 | TIM MAY
A troop of corporate types in dark suits walked softly down the green-carpeted hallway of Pacoima Elementary School on Tuesday morning. At Room 59, they stopped and entered. Inside, Peter Palacio's sixth-grade class welcomed them. "I would like to tell you how happy we are that you gave us these computers," said Sergio Balladares, one of Palacio's students, addressing the group. "I want to thank you," he continued, "for having faith in our school and making our learning a little brighter."
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BUSINESS
December 17, 1987 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
General Telephone Co. of California said Wednesday that it plans to trim 1,100 of its present 22,000 jobs and change its corporate name in the coming year. Coincidentally, Pacific Telesis reported that about 3,000 managers at Pacific Bell and about 30 at the parent company have accepted an early retirement incentive program and will leave their jobs Dec. 31. That management-thinning program was announced last September and, spokeswoman Diane Olberg said, exceeded expectations by more than 500.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1988 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to send a busy signal to drug dealers who have monopolized pay phones along Venice Beach, city officials have significantly reduced service to the area. All but six of the 31 telephones along a one-mile stretch of touristy Ocean Front Walk were dismantled this week. Los Angeles police said the move should make it tougher for drug lords and other undesirables to reach out and touch their cohorts. "It was a significant problem," Capt. Jan Carlson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1988 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to send a busy signal to drug dealers who have monopolized pay phones along Venice Beach, city officials have significantly reduced service to the area. All but six of the 31 telephones along a one-mile stretch of touristy Ocean Front Walk were dismantled this week. Los Angeles police said the move should make it tougher for drug lords and other undesirables to reach out and touch their cohorts. "It was a significant problem," Capt. Jan Carlson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1987
The California Public Utilities Commission ordered General Telephone on Wednesday to trim its rates by 2%--a move that will cut consumers' monthly bills by an average of 90 cents a month--to reflect the company's lower expenses. Going into effect Sept. 1, the cost-of-living reduction will reduce the company's revenue by $49.4 million a year. For consumers, the reduction is a preview of what is expected to be a much larger cut that would take effect Jan.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1987
The California Public Utilities Commission awarded the consumer-advocacy group, whose acronym derives from Toward Utility Rate Normalization, for TURN's participation in cases affecting the rates charged by Pacific Bell ($52,565), Southern California Gas ($18,612) and General Telephone ($4,604). The PUC awards "intervenor" fees if such participation "substantially assists" the commission in its deliberations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1995 | TIM MAY
A troop of corporate types in dark suits walked softly down the green-carpeted hallway of Pacoima Elementary School on Tuesday morning. At Room 59, they stopped and entered. Inside, Peter Palacio's sixth-grade class welcomed them. "I would like to tell you how happy we are that you gave us these computers," said Sergio Balladares, one of Palacio's students, addressing the group. "I want to thank you," he continued, "for having faith in our school and making our learning a little brighter."
BUSINESS
April 21, 1987
GTE blamed a lack of defense contracts for its intention to sell the plant in Tempe, Ariz., which is capable of producing integrated circuits with features less than a micron--1 millionth of a meter--across. Also, GTE lost some internal customers for its chips when it sold off major portions of its business. The company did not disclose its asking price or how much the plant cost to build.
NEWS
December 23, 1987 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
The California Public Utilities Commission ordered Pacific Bell on Tuesday to trim its annual rates by $86.4 million, effective New Year's Day. The move will cut the average residential customer's phone bill by about 38 cents a month to $25.13, and a further reduction in the rates charged by the state's biggest phone company is likely to come next spring, the PUC said. For residential customers of General Telephone, California's No.
NEWS
December 23, 1987 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
The California Public Utilities Commission ordered Pacific Bell on Tuesday to trim its annual rates by $86.4 million, effective New Year's Day. The move will cut the average residential customer's phone bill by about 38 cents a month to $25.13, and a further reduction in the rates charged by the state's biggest phone company is likely to come next spring, the PUC said. For residential customers of General Telephone, California's No.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1987 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
General Telephone Co. of California said Wednesday that it plans to trim 1,100 of its present 22,000 jobs and change its corporate name in the coming year. Coincidentally, Pacific Telesis reported that about 3,000 managers at Pacific Bell and about 30 at the parent company have accepted an early retirement incentive program and will leave their jobs Dec. 31. That management-thinning program was announced last September and, spokeswoman Diane Olberg said, exceeded expectations by more than 500.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1987
The California Public Utilities Commission ordered General Telephone on Wednesday to trim its rates by 2%--a move that will cut consumers' monthly bills by an average of 90 cents a month--to reflect the company's lower expenses. Going into effect Sept. 1, the cost-of-living reduction will reduce the company's revenue by $49.4 million a year. For consumers, the reduction is a preview of what is expected to be a much larger cut that would take effect Jan.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1987
The California Public Utilities Commission awarded the consumer-advocacy group, whose acronym derives from Toward Utility Rate Normalization, for TURN's participation in cases affecting the rates charged by Pacific Bell ($52,565), Southern California Gas ($18,612) and General Telephone ($4,604). The PUC awards "intervenor" fees if such participation "substantially assists" the commission in its deliberations.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1987
GTE blamed a lack of defense contracts for its intention to sell the plant in Tempe, Ariz., which is capable of producing integrated circuits with features less than a micron--1 millionth of a meter--across. Also, GTE lost some internal customers for its chips when it sold off major portions of its business. The company did not disclose its asking price or how much the plant cost to build.
NEWS
December 19, 1985
About 31,000 customers of General Telephone Co. were without service for about two hours when a computer caused equipment at the West Los Angeles switching station to malfunction, a company spokeswoman said.
REAL ESTATE
April 6, 1986
General Telephone Co. of California has completed negotiations on a nine-year lease valued at $4.3 million with Bechtel Power Corp. for 32,000 square feet of office space in the Bechtel Building in Norwalk. Crookall, Shirley & Co. represented the telephone compnay, and Cushman & Wakefield represented Bechtel.
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