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Burbank native is the driving force behind 'Furious 7' cars

Burbank native is the driving force behind 'Furious 7' cars

When the plot called for dropping cars from a cargo plane in the latest installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, the crew dropped cars from a cargo plane.

Appellate court sides with Walmart

Appellate court sides with Walmart

Burbank officials should not be barred from issuing building permits to Walmart for a project adjacent to the Empire Center, according to an appellate court opinion filed Tuesday, which in part reverses a lower-court ruling on the matter.

AMC Burbank to see upgrades as part of chain's Dolby partnership

AMC Burbank to see upgrades as part of chain's Dolby partnership

AMC Entertainment, owner of the nation's second-largest theater chain, is partnering with San Francisco-based Dolby to bring sharper images and more lifelike sounds to cinemas, the Los Angeles...

China's Huayi Bros. Media closes film slate deal with Burbank-based STX Entertainment

China's Huayi Bros. Media closes film slate deal with Burbank-based STX Entertainment

Chinese film production company Huayi Bros. Media Corp. has closed a major film slate deal with Robert Simonds' new movie and television studio, Burbank-based STX Entertainment,...

Residents weigh in on aircraft noise at Bob Hope Airport

Burbank resident Mike Moynahan said when his family lived on Evergreen Street in 1997, planes from Bob Hope Airport would shake the walls of their home during the night and wake his infant daughter.

Technicolor USA Inc. to shutter Burbank film facility

Citing a shift in its priorities toward a digital-servicing platform, Technicolor USA Inc., the French-owned film processing and post-production company, announced this week it would be closing its facility in downtown Burbank.

Hearing slated for Bob Hope Airport noise program update

Bob Hope Airport will hold a workshop and public hearing on Monday on its proposed revision of a noise compatibility program for homes around the airfield.

Demolition crews clear the way for new IKEA

Demolition crews clear the way for new IKEA

The first of more than a dozen buildings on the site of the future IKEA store came crashing down in a matter of minutes Thursday morning, a milestone that comes more than a year after the project was approved.

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.

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