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July 10, 1986 | DAVID WHARTON, Wharton is a Los Angeles free-lance writer
James Bucar says with a wide grin that public access television is his "cup of schnapps," which is to say that he likes it quite a lot. Bucar, 26, moved to Los Angeles 2 1/2 years ago from Illinois. He's been making a living doing some security work, some public relations and a little bar tending. What he really wants to do is be a television talk show host. And, for the past three months, he's been just that. "The James Bucar Show" airs on Group W Cable's public access channel weekly.
April 28, 1994
Regarding your article that focused on the quasi-commercial use of public access (Westside, April 21), in reference particularly to the subject of people developing shows that they hope will be picked up for sale to a larger audience, I think there is a point that was missed. Many of the self-styled producers of public access programming are dedicated to what they consider their art form. As in any art form, there are artists of varying levels of talent, experience, notoriety and accomplishment.
September 20, 1997 | KATE FOLMAR
In the tit-for-tat world of Thousand Oaks politics, the latest war is being fought over Channel 8, the city's public access channel. That is where the group seeking to oust embattled City Councilwoman Elois Zeanah hosted a one-hour round-table discussion pushing its recall effort, which will appear on the ballot Nov. 4. (A counter-effort seeking to recall two of Zeanah's council foes--Judy Lazar and Andy Fox--was recently dropped for lack of signatures.) The show, which aired Thursday at 8 p.m.
September 7, 1989
Ground was broken Tuesday evening for a 5,000-square-foot public access television studio, the city's first. Located in Beverly Hills High School, the studio will have three cameras, editing rooms, offices and a training center for individuals and organizations interested in producing their own programs. Air time will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, said Susan Keller, a board member of the Beverly Hills Community Access Corp.
June 23, 1994 | STEPHANIE SIMON
As they negotiate a new franchise agreement with local cable companies, Thousand Oaks officials will push for a public access educational channel to offer televised teaching to residents of all ages. The city is negotiating new contracts with Ventura County Cablevision and Falcon Cable, and council members said they will pressure the companies to donate air time for the proposed educational station.
July 31, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
People can stroll along Michigan's 3,200 miles of Great Lakes beaches whether lakefront property owners like it or not, the state Supreme Court has ruled. The court sided with Joan M. Glass, who sued her neighbors over access to the Lake Huron waterfront. The neighbors said she was trespassing. The court ruled that the public could wander anywhere between the water's edge and the ordinary high-water mark.
September 28, 2002
Our family owns a partial interest in a parcel in the Hollister Ranch, the "community of large estates" along the Gaviota Coast that you reference in your Sept. 23 editorial as an example of public access denied. We are not rich; we have owned this property for over 15 years and have not been able to afford to even build a habitable structure on it. Not mentioned is the fact that Hollister Ranch does have public access, through its scientific access programs, open to those who apply and follow the rules to preserve what the Hollister Ranch is, a coastline and tide pool preserve that has been used by the scientific community for years to study pristine areas.
October 28, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
Public access television ranks third as a source of local information, behind newspapers and city publications, according to a citywide survey on interest in education and government TV programming. The poll found that a majority of local residents rely on Orange County newspapers for local news and information. Residents' second-biggest source of local information was city publications, and television was third.
President Clinton said Thursday that researchers and the public--not just a small group of drug and biotech companies--should have ready access to the human genetic code, which is widely considered the key to a whole new generation of drugs and medical treatments. "We've got to get the basic information out to everybody who might find some particular use for it," the president said in an Oval Office interview with three news organizations. "To me, it's pretty clear what the policy ought to be."
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