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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.

Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report

Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report

Three of the major hospitals in Glendale and Burbank earned C grades on a recent national report card about patient safety, while local medical officials said improvements are being put in place and that some of the data used to compile the scores was outdated.

Jobless rates drop in Glendale and Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank declined last month with trade, transportation and utilities driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Hearing date set for Walmart appeal

Hearing date set for Walmart appeal

A hearing date has been set for next month in an appeal filed by Walmart in its efforts to open a store in Burbank.

Bob Hope Airport sees increase in passengers

Bob Hope Airport sees increase in passengers

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport rose in November, compared to the same period in 2013, continuing a trend that began in July, according to the latest statistics.

SeaPort officials harbor hope for new route

SeaPort officials harbor hope for new route

SeaPort Airlines, a Portland, Oregon-based carrier with routes in nine U.S. states and Baja, California, in Mexico, will begin nonstop service between Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport and Visalia Municipal Airport in the San Joaquin Valley on Feb. 9.

Firms partner to buy Marriott hotel

Firms partner to buy Marriott hotel

A joint venture between a New York-based real estate investment/development firm and a global insurance and investment organization has purchased the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, the buyer announced last week.

Concert violinist files suit seeking $80K for broken bow

A Los Angeles concert violinist says a Burbank man offered to repair his $80,000 violin bow but broke it instead — and now he wants the man to pay for it.

Growing grocery chain eyes local Albertsons

Growing grocery chain eyes local Albertsons

The Albertsons store on Verdugo Avenue in Burbank is expected to be purchased by the newest grocery chain in the region — Haggen Food & Pharmacy, a relatively small Pacific Northwest chain that announced last month it had agreed to buy more than 140 grocery stores.

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