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Crews make way for Walmart at the Empire Center in Burbank

Crews make way for Walmart at the Empire Center in Burbank

Structural steel studs, bent and piled high in a blue dumpster at the back of the former Great Indoors store at the Empire Center in Burbank glinted in the morning sun. A skid-loading tractor dumped dusty materials into a second long receptical. Out front, a crew of demolotion workers in...

Burbank-based FedEx driver competes in national truck driving championship

Burbank-based FedEx driver competes in national truck driving championship

Competition in the National Truck Driving Championships is a game of inches, said Oscar Enciso, a veteran driver who represented the FedEx Ground facility in Burbank at the trucking industry event in St. Louis, Mo., last week.

Logix credit union announces plans to leave Burbank headquarters

Logix credit union announces plans to leave Burbank headquarters

Logix Federal Credit Union, which began as a small credit union for employees of the Lockheed Aircraft Corp. and has been based in Burbank for more than three-quarters of a century, announced plans this week to relocate its headquarters to Valencia.

Unemployment rates rise slightly in Burbank, Glendale

Unemployment rates rise slightly in Burbank, Glendale

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank rose slightly last month with government education and educational services reporting the biggest job reductions across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

SeaPort awarded lease at Bob Hope Airport

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority authorized the award of a hangar lease to SeaPort Airlines, a Portland, Ore.-based carrier with routes in nine U.S. states and Baja, Calif., in Mexico.

Passenger numbers rise for fifth straight month at Bob Hope Airport

Passenger numbers rise for fifth straight month at Bob Hope Airport

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport in June was up 2.8% compared to the same month last year, according to airfield officials.

Popularity drives up profits at Burbank airport 'bus' kiosk

The little pink makeup boutique in Bob Hope Airport’s Terminal A, near Gate A2, is decorated to look like a vintage bus — and even though it doesn’t move, according to a recent airport staff report, it’s chugging along financially at a decent clip.

Burbank-based effects shop reports layoffs

Burbank-based visual-effects company Stereo D, which last summer announced plans to open a Toronto office, notified the state earlier this year that in June it would be laying off more than 225 employees, including 75 temporary employees.

Yoga Blend in Burbank emphasizes community-minded, noncompetitive atmosphere

Yoga Blend in Burbank emphasizes community-minded, noncompetitive atmosphere

You can probably guess that Yoga Blend, a friendly studio in Burbank, has classes influenced by the various schools of yoga.

Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

There was a 2.1% rise in the number of passengers traveling through the Bob Hope Airport in May compared to the same month last year, according to airfield officials.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car reaches settlement in age discrimination complaint out of Burbank office

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co. of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $425,000 to settle an age discrimination complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Weekend jump in gas prices expected to taper off

Weekend jump in gas prices expected to taper off

Los Angeles-area drivers saw a 40-cent increase in gas prices from Friday to Monday, but relief is coming.

Le Jardin Des Enfants gearing up for opening

Teachers are prepping to open a new preschool in Burbank that will give youngsters an opportunity to spend their mornings speaking and learning in French.

Architecture awards fete Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus, Legendary Entertainment HQ

Architecture awards fete Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus, Legendary Entertainment HQ

When Burbank Water and Power renovated its EcoCampus along Magnolia Boulevard, officials could have chosen to totally remove elements of the old power substation there, but instead retained them and incorporated them into the landscape design.

Forbes leaves Media City

Forbes leaves Media City

A model of the sprawling 391-acre Universal Studios site in Universal City fills roughly half of the eight-floor conference room in the Lew R. Wasserman building, which overlooks Lankershim Boulevard from just inside the site’s gate. Last Friday, Joy Forbes, former Community Development...

Southwest to open flights from BUR to SFO

Southwest to open flights from BUR to SFO

The pillars near the Southwest Airlines ticket counter at Bob Hope Airport were festooned in balloons on Tuesday — blue, red and yellow ones spiraled the columns, topped with giant, gold-foil helium ones in the shapes of letters spelling SFO.

Christine McCarthy tapped as new Walt Disney Co. CFO

Christine McCarthy tapped as new Walt Disney Co. CFO

The Walt Disney Co. has tapped Treasurer Christine McCarthy to be its new chief financial officer.

Home sales on the rise in Burbank

Home sales on the rise in Burbank

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank rose in May compared to the same month last year, and home sales were also up, according to the latest real estate report.

Bob Hope Airport gets high marks on Twitter

Bob Hope Airport gets high marks on Twitter

Negative comments about the Transportation Security Administration are common among Twitter users at airports across the country, an analysis of geotagged posts from the first four months this year found.

Disney reverses course on plan to replace tech employees with outsourced workers

Disney reverses course on plan to replace tech employees with outsourced workers

Disney has canceled recent plans to replace employees in 30 technology positions with workers from an agency known for outsourcing jobs to immigrants on temporary work visas, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Rates remain steady at Bob Hope Airport as officials focus on facility improvements in budget

Rates remain steady at Bob Hope Airport as officials focus on facility improvements in budget

The Bob Hope Airport will undergo $14.5 million in capital improvements as part of a $67-million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 that was unanimously approved on Monday by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board.

'NoHo to BoHo' bus route takes off

The BurbankBus began all-day service this week between the North Hollywood Metro Station and Bob Hope Airport — or “NoHo to BoHo,” as the airport's executive director has called it in the past.

Longtime airport-community liaison prepares to turn in his wings

Longtime airport-community liaison prepares to turn in his wings

Keeping track of history has often been a part of Victor Gill’s family heritage.

Sunnyday 'Scoot' tours take sightseers to parts unknown

Sunnyday 'Scoot' tours take sightseers to parts unknown

Amy Wagner likes to wave. She waves a lot — at pedestrians, at bicyclists, at fellow motorists — and often, sometimes surprisingly, they wave back.

From midtown Manhattan to Burbank, DC Comics' move to Media City is about 'Convergence'

From midtown Manhattan to Burbank, DC Comics' move to Media City is about 'Convergence'

Certain images come to mind for comic book aficionados when they envision the working confines of DC Comics.

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