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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.

Ikea, a place to get shelves, wine glasses -- and free breakfast

Ikea, a place to get shelves, wine glasses -- and free breakfast

Who knew that at the same place where you can pick up a build-it-yourself futon or Lack floating shelf, you could also pick up a free plate of potatoes, sausage and eggs? Beginning in September 2014, all Ikeas across the U.S. started offering free breakfast on Mondays, as part of...

Warner Bros. guests enjoy extended Batman exhibit

Warner Bros. guests enjoy extended Batman exhibit

For aspiring moviemakers from Syracuse University's film and television program, touring the Warner Bros. back lot Wednesday was about regaining a sense of awe.

Church seeks new locale to make way for Talaria

Church seeks new locale to make way for Talaria

Nick Reed, pastor of Victory Baptist Church, is trying to keep his growing congregation in Burbank, but he said that may mean holding services in rented hotel...

Closures, noise expected from I-5 work

Closures, noise expected from I-5 work

The California Department of Transportation will shake things up along the Golden State (5) Freeway near the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Winona Avenue starting Monday.

City bumps up its business tax

Business tax rates in the city of Burbank will increase this year, thanks to a slight bump in an economic indicator that tracks the wholesale prices for domestic goods.

KCET names new CEO

KCET names new CEO

After a months-long search, KCET-TV has settled on former ABC Family executive Michael Riley as its new chief executive officer, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Looking Ahead: A year of stores and other stories in 2015

Looking Ahead: A year of stores and other stories in 2015

Change is in the air in Burbank, including a new school superintendent and new elected officials after the April election as three incumbents don’t plan to run again.

Would a L.A. minimum wage hike push businesses to nearby cities?

Would a L.A. minimum wage hike push businesses to nearby cities?

In less than four years, Tony Yanow has boosted Golden Road Brewing's production nearly sixfold, making beers from the Atwater Village brewery a mainstay in supermarkets across California.

New ordinance allows closer inspection of prospective pawnbrokers

Pawnbrokers, junk peddlers and second-hand dealers will have to undergo more rigorous back checks by police before receiving a license, according to an ordinance change approved by Burbank City Council last week.

Real estate statistics stay steady

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank rose last month compared to the same time last year, but sales and new listings stayed fairly steady, according to the latest real estate report.

'America's first karaoke bar' Dimples to sing itself out

'America's first karaoke bar' Dimples to sing itself out

Sunshine Kriegsman came out to Dimples in Burbank Thursday night to bring her marriage “full circle.”

Jobless rates edge up in Glendale, Burbank

Jobless rates edge up in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank rose slightly last month with motion picture and sound recording accounting for most of the job reductions across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Proposals sought from concessions firms at Bob Hope Airport

Bob Hope Airport is seeking proposals for firms to operate five retail news, gift and specialty shops — four in Terminal A and one in Terminal B.

Agency hired in effort to rebrand Bob Hope Airport

In a continuing effort to help associate the Bob Hope Airport geographically with Hollywood and the Los Angeles area, airport officials awarded a contract asking a marketing firm to develop a new brand for the airport.

Flight tracker goes online

Flight tracker goes online

A new online tool allows users to file noise complaints and track flight movement, air traffic patterns and noise measurements around Bob Hope Airport in near real-time.

Bob Hope Airport reports higher passenger numbers

Bob Hope Airport reports higher passenger numbers

The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport increased by more than 5% each in September and October compared to the same period last year, the most significant increase since 2008, according to the latest statistics.

State tax office moving to downtown Glendale

State tax office moving to downtown Glendale

The Van Nuys branch of the State Board of Equalization will be moving to a downtown Glendale office building on Dec. 15 and offer in-person services as well as new kiosks for customer use.

Power restored at Bob Hope Airport checkpoint

Power was restored to a security checkpoint in Burbank Bob Hope Airport’s Terminal A early Wednesday morning after workers replaced an electrical panel and recalibrated equipment.

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