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Nonprofit group files petition against Burbank IKEA expansion

Nonprofit group files petition against Burbank IKEA expansion

A social advocacy nonprofit organization is asking a judge to void the city’s approval of the IKEA expansion project, arguing...

Design firm proposes fixes to aging Starlight Bowl

Design firm proposes fixes to aging Starlight Bowl

A design firm on Tuesday presented an $18-million, 20-year plan to renovate the city's outdoor Starlight Bowl amphitheater, which representatives of the firm called "drastically underutilized" and "slightly tired" in terms of its physical condition and programming.

Unemployment rates dip in local communities

Unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale saw a slight decline last month with professional and business services as well as administrative and support services adding the most jobs – 15,100 and 10,700 positions, respectively, across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

UCLA to run Burbank health center

By June 1, the UCLA Health System will start running six medical facilities currently operated by the Motion Picture & Television Fund, including a health center in Burbank.

Chinese film distributor invests in Burbank's Legendary Entertainment for two upcoming movies

Chinese film distributor invests in Burbank's Legendary Entertainment for two upcoming movies

China Film Co. Ltd., the largest film distributor in China, has invested in two forthcoming movies from Legendary Entertainment, the Burbank-based film finance and production company.

Bob Hope Airport sees slight decline in passengers

Bob Hope Airport sees slight decline in passengers

After a two-month boost in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.3% decline in February compared to the same time last year, though the percentage of occupied seats on planes grew, according to the latest passenger report.

Creature store returns to physical location on Magnolia

Creature store returns to physical location on Magnolia

A decade after last selling a Frankenstein statuette or a King Kong action figure, Creature Features is open again in Burbank with shelves stocked with memorabilia from many classic horror, sci-fi and fantasy films.

Canyon Grille to host grand opening

Canyon Grille to host grand opening

DeBell Golf Club will host the grand opening of its new eatery, the Canyon Grille at DeBell, next week.

Hobby Lobby to move in to former OSH building

Hobby Lobby to move in to former OSH building

Hobby Lobby, a retail chain that sells crafts and home décor, is slated to open in Burbank this summer in the former Orchard Supply Hardware building.

Deli in Burbank sells winning Mega Millions ticket

A Burbank deli sold a winning Mega Millions ticket for Friday’s drawing that’s worth $344,779.

Burbank gives nod to Nickelodeon expansion

Burbank gives nod to Nickelodeon expansion

Burbank city officials approved a 113,760-square-foot office addition to the Nickelodeon Animation Studios lot on Olive Avenue this week, a move company representatives said would help streamline its operations and bring about 450 additional employees to the Media City.

Glendale, Burbank insurance rates among the state's highest

Glendale, Burbank insurance rates among the state's highest

A new report finds that Glendale drivers pay the most for auto insurance in California, topping a statewide list of more than 200 cities that ranks Burbank as sixth highest.

Home prices increase in Burbank area

The median home price for a Burbank home in February was more than $100,000 above what it was during the same time last year, while home and condo sale numbers are holding steady, according to the latest real estate numbers.

Unemployment numbers rise in Glendale, Burbank area

January was a month of ups and downs for local unemployment rates as Glendale's figures saw an uptick of nearly a percentage point from the previous month, while Burbank experienced a decrease, according to a new labor report.

Art Wave to close in Burbank

Art Wave to close in Burbank

Art Wave, a warehouse specializing in original oil paintings, hand-painted reproductions and framing, is closing its doors after 13 years in business.

Nascent flea market changes its venue

After complaints from residents before it even opened, the Burbank Junk Trunk Flea Market, which was originally slated to open on Saturday in the...

Burbank City Council to vote on IKEA project

Swedish furniture giant IKEA will face its final hurdle next week in its quest to build its largest store in the country, with the Burbank City Council set to consider...

Bob Hope Airport sees more passenger traffic

The number of passengers making their way through Bob Hope Airport in January climbed 3% from the same time a year ago, marking the second straight month of increases following a six-month string of declines, according to the latest passenger report.

Oscars pizza delivery man, a Glendale resident, recounts 15 minutes of fame

Oscars pizza delivery man, a Glendale resident, recounts 15 minutes of fame

Edgar Martirosyan, the pizza delivery man who dished out slices to Hollywood’s A-List stars on-air at the Academy Awards on Sunday night,...

Burbank-based Big Mama's & Papa's Pizza seizes Oscar spotlight, milks new fame

Burbank-based Big Mama's & Papa's Pizza seizes Oscar spotlight, milks new fame

Burbank-based pizza chain Big Mama’s & Papa’s already held a modicum of fame before Sunday night’s Oscar telecast as the home of the largest pizza commercially available worldwide.

Disney 'very forthright' on cutting funds for Boy Scouts over gay leader ban

The national commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America said the decision by Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. to cut funding for the organization over its ban on adult leaders who are gay was disappointing, but not a surprise.

Employers to hold jobs fair for veterans

Veterans hunting for jobs can print out their resumes and head to McCambridge Recreation Center Thursday for the Veterans Job Fair.

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