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Jobless rates rise slightly in Burbank, Glendale

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank edged up last month with construction and specialty trade contractors reporting the most cutbacks across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Bob Hope Airport expands parking options

Bob Hope Airport expands parking options

To help handle an anticipated surge in travelers during the holiday season, Bob Hope Airport officials are expanding the airfield’s parking options by reopening and redesignating lots in its existing inventory.

Bob Hope Airport officials offer tips for busy holiday travel season

Bob Hope Airport officials offer tips for busy holiday travel season

Frequent travelers at Burbank Bob Hope Airport know getting through the terminal can be a breeze, but airport officials are recommending passengers plan extra travel time during the busy holiday season that starts this month.

Warner Bros. to reduce staff

Warner Bros. to reduce staff

Officials from more than a dozen divisions of Warner Bros. notified state and local officials last week that upcoming restructuring plans would involve cutting staff at the studio’s Burbank facility beginning earlier this month.

Bob Hope officials look into branding effort

Bob Hope Airport may soon go “back to the future” through a branding effort to highlight the airfield’s proximity to Hollywood and the many film and television studios in the San Fernando Valley.

Mayor praises city's recent fiscal health

Mayor praises city's recent fiscal health

Burbank Mayor David Gordon touted the city’s recent economic health during the annual State of the City address Wednesday, before unveiling a plan that he hopes will lay a foundation for the city’s continued fiscal health.

Hospital names new chief executive

Julie Sprengel, a former administrator at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, returned to the local 431-bed hospital this week as chief executive.

Inventory shrinks as home costs continue to rise

Inventory shrinks as home costs continue to rise

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank was up last month, compared to the same time last year, but the number of homes for sale was down significantly, according to the latest real estate report.

Numbers grow at Bob Hope Airport

Numbers grow at Bob Hope Airport

For the first time in more than six years, the number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport was up more than 5% in September, with a 5.4% increase compared with the same month last year, according to the latest statistics.

Warner Bros. to cut costs, shed jobs

Warner Bros. to cut costs, shed jobs

Warner Bros.' film and television studio, which had an uncharacteristically poor summer at the box office, will cut its annual overheard by $200 million, Chief Executive...

Projects aim at relief from I-5 construction traffic

As motorists deal with backups and delays from the impacts of the Golden State (5) Freeway interchange construction project at Empire Avenue, a series of proposed projects has been identified with hopes of bringing relief.

Protesters regroup at Hobby Lobby

Protesters regroup at Hobby Lobby

A protest sprung up at Hobby Lobby in Burbank Saturday, roughly three months after an initial series of demonstrations that followed the opening of the craft chain on Victory Boulevard.

Bob Hope Airport to increase parking choices

Bob Hope Airport to increase parking choices

In preparation for the holiday travel season, Bob Hope Airport officials are working to increase available parking options before Thanksgiving, which includes opening a lot with covered parking that’s within walking distance of the terminal.

Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

Passenger traffic at Bob Hope Airport rose for the second month in a row in August, with a 1.8% increase compared to the same month last year, according to the latest statistics.

Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel

Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel

Bob Hope Airport officials stopped traffic on Empire Avenue Monday — literally.

Spaces remain a premium at Magnolia Park

Spaces remain a premium at Magnolia Park

When one-hour parking signs went up last week on Magnolia Boulevard between Lima and Avon streets, where business owners have complained customers of a new cafe are "monopolizing" area...

Nonprofit drops suit against city, IKEA

Nonprofit drops suit against city, IKEA

A nonprofit that sued Burbank and IKEA earlier this year, claiming the city had not prepared an adequate...

Burbank home prices up, number sold down

Burbank home prices up, number sold down

The median prices for single-family homes and condominiums in Burbank were up last month, compared to the same time last year, but the number of homes sold dropped, according to the latest real estate report.

Burbank artist puts faith in rap

Burbank artist puts faith in rap

Gregory Brown was 17 and nearing the end of his high school years in Burbank when he seemed to lose hope.

City looks into preserving historic signs

City looks into preserving historic signs

When Umami Burger moved into the building on the corner of Riverside Drive and Rose Street in Burbank, it kept a few traces of Papoo's Hot Dog Show, a restaurant that had been there for 62 years before closing in 2011.

Warner Bros. names new head of labor relations

Warner Bros. names new head of labor relations

Warner Bros. Entertainment has reorganized its labor relations department, appointing longtime studio executive Hank Lachmund to head the division, the Los...

Jobless rates decline slightly in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank dipped slightly last month with education and health services adding the most jobs across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

'Flightfeet' steps out at terminal

'Flightfeet' steps out at terminal

Soon passengers at Bob Hope Airport won’t have to traipse through security-screening checkpoints bare-footed or in stocking feet, thanks to a product called “Flightfeet.”

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

A recent proposal to study cutting a high-speed rail corridor through the Angeles National Forest is drawing fire from San Fernando Valley communities near the preserve's southwest boundary, the Los...

Traffic commission advises against change to Magnolia Park parking rules

The Burbank Traffic Commission on Thursday advised city officials not to change parking restrictions on a block in Magnolia Park where merchants complained of inadequate parking for their...

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