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Training exercise at Bob Hope Airport tests emergency crew preparedness

Training exercise at Bob Hope Airport tests emergency crew preparedness

A pyrotechnic explosion sent a pillar of dirt into the air at the “B6” property near Bob Hope Airport’s remote parking Lot A on Tuesday morning, kicking off a full-scale emergency response training exercise at the airfield.

Jobless rates drop in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank declined last month with educational and health services as well as motion picture and sound recording driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Bob Hope Airport looks to highlight 'Burbank advantage' to attract airlines

As Bob Hope Airport officials continue trying to woo increased airline service to the airfield, they’re beginning an effort to highlight what they call the “Burbank advantage” in discussions with commercial passenger carriers.

Expiring leases at Bob Hope Airport leave tenants, including motorcycle academy, 'homeless'

Expiring leases at Bob Hope Airport leave tenants, including motorcycle academy, 'homeless'

Glendale Harley-Davidson’s Riding Academy has had to cancel its previously scheduled motorcycle safety classes for the month and is “out of business” without a home for future classes, Luis Chacon, the program’s director, said earlier this month.

Traveler numbers dip slightly at Bob Hope Airport

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport declined in December and January, compared to the same months a year prior, but passenger traffic for the 2014 calendar year, as a whole, was essentially flat, according to the latest statistics.

Despite dip in passengers, Bob Hope Airport reports increased revenue

Revenues from concessions, car rentals and film-production fees helped boost Bob Hope Airport’s financial performance for the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to a financial report released this week following a recent audit of the airfield’s financial statements.

Irish airport official shares parking tips

Some people have seen or sampled fine Irish products, including coffee, whiskey or cream liqueur. There are also many Irish-style pubs. But Irish parking?

Veterans job fair set for March 19

Job-seeking military veterans may want to polish up their resumes and have their business attire inspection-ready for an upcoming veterans job fair on March 19. The event is open to the public.

Russ Newton named publisher at Times Community News

Russ Newton named publisher at Times Community News

Readers may soon see papers in coin-operated newspaper boxes again, said Times Community News Publisher Russ Newton, a move he said will increase the availability of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader to interested readers as well as highlight its worth.

Contractors hired for new IKEA store

Contractors hired for new IKEA store

IKEA announced Thursday that it has hired the contractors to build its new Burbank store, which will be the company’s largest store in the United States.

Tentative opinion seems to support Walmart's appeal to open in Burbank

Tentative opinion seems to support Walmart's appeal to open in Burbank

A three-judge panel appeared poised on Thursday to allow Walmart to proceed with a project to open a store in Burbank, according to a tentative opinion on an appeal seeking to overturn a trial court’s ruling that halted the project.

Local leaders bid farewell to retiring workforce advocate Don Nakamoto

Several civic, business and education leaders from Glendale and Burbank showed up to the Verdugo Jobs Center on Wednesday to pay tribute to Don Nakamoto, who, for almost two decades has served as director of the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board and recently announced his retirement.

Council candidates offer views on airfield

Council candidates offer views on airfield

The seven candidates for Burbank City Council weighed in on the future of Bob Hope Airport saying they would work to ensure Burbank citizens have the protections they need going forward, including a proposed change to the governance agreement at the airport.

Sardo's owner begins picking up the pieces after kitchen fire

Sardo's owner begins picking up the pieces after kitchen fire

Seymour Satin was sleeping when he got the call around 7 a.m. on a Monday morning from a Burbank firefighter informing him that a fire had burned through the kitchen of his bar and restaurant.

Report: Temporary ice rink sees uptick in revenue

Report: Temporary ice rink sees uptick in revenue

Rainy winter weather may have been a welcome visitor to deal with the state’s ongoing drought in recent months, but it also may have kept some other visitors away from a temporary ice rink in downtown Burbank.

Burbank home listings are on the decline

With a sizable drop in the number of distressed residential properties coming onto the market in Burbank last month compared to January 2014, the number of new single-family homes listed was down nearly 9% and new condo listings declined more than 6%, according to the latest real estate report.

Pile-driving work near Buena Vista Street bridge in the 'home stretch'

Pile-driving work near Buena Vista Street bridge in the 'home stretch'

Pile-driving operations along the Golden State (5) Freeway near the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Winona Avenue are on schedule to wrap up later this month, an official with the California Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

Memo outlines city's take on airport terms

Memo outlines city's take on airport terms

City officials released a memorandum this week outlining the Burbank City Council’s position on various terms related to a proposed replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport and outlining a “major sticking point around” the agreement that governs the airfield.

Airport officials defer vote on replacement terminal

Bob Hope Airport officials agreed to defer a vote on a set of actions on the issue of a replacement terminal that Burbank City Council members had...

Disney animation studio undergoes Pixar-style renovation

Disney animation studio undergoes Pixar-style renovation

The story of how Don Hall and Chris Williams, codirectors of the Oscar-nominated animated hit "Big Hero 6," first came to work at Disney almost sounds like something out of a Disney movie.

Airport Authority, Burbank City Council to hold special meetings

Airport Authority, Burbank City Council to hold special meetings

[UPDATED 2/7 7:25 p.m.] The Airport Authority will hold a special meeting Monday morning to discuss issues regarding the sale of the 58-acre 'opportunity site' as well as whether to change voting procedures to provide Burbank representatives with effective veto power over some...

New carpeting slated for airport terminal

Bob Hope Airport’s Terminal A will be getting new carpet, but the installation work will be scheduled for nighttime hours to avoid inconveniencing passengers.

BUSD honors Nickelodeon  for partnering with schools

BUSD honors Nickelodeon for partnering with schools

In the past five years, Nickelodeon Animation Studio has donated more than $200,000 worth of technology to Burbank schools, in addition to having its artists visit local schools and create mentorship programs.

Price of single-family homes in Burbank rise

Price of single-family homes in Burbank rise

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank rose 11% last month compared to the same time in 2013, and sales also grew during the period, according to the latest real estate report.

Wheels turning on bus service

Wheels turning on bus service

Bob Hope Airport officials are moving forward with efforts to implement “high priority” projects to improve ground transportation serving the airfield, including proposed new bus service connecting the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena.

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