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Street performers drum up noise complaints

Street performers drum up noise complaints

Jerry McQueen lives in Sherman Oaks, but he was in downtown Burbank enjoying a bite to eat Monday while watching Carla Buffa sing and play guitar at a spot he recommended at the corner of San Fernando Boulevard and Palm Court — the pedestrian area that was formerly part of Palm Avenue.

Jobless rates drop slightly in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank dipped slightly last month with leisure and hospitality as well as professional and business services driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Short film follows local artist

Short film follows local artist

Filmmaker Ric Serena had walked by ARC TV on Magnolia Boulevard countless times over the past decade before his wife convinced him to go in and look at the eclectic collection of electronics and found-object art.

Report: Providence provides $164M in services

The nonprofit Catholic healthcare system that operates Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank provided $164 million in services to communities in Southern California last year, including $31 million in free and discounted care.

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Two area hospitals improved their grades on a national report card this spring after receiving Cs last fall for their patient quality care.

Bob Hope Airport sees a bump in passengers

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport rose by 5.2% in March compared to the same month last year, beating budget projections by the same amount, according to airfield officials.

New grocery store opens in Burbank as Albertsons becomes Haggen

New grocery store opens in Burbank as Albertsons becomes Haggen

It took about 40 hours for the Albertsons on Verdugo Avenue and Hollywood Way in Burbank to become a Haggen grocery store, but it’s a change that’s more than in name only.

IKEA's plans to generate on-site power hit a snag

Just a few weeks after breaking ground on a new store in Burbank, IKEA officials were in City Council chambers Tuesday to protest a policy that would keep them from generating their own power at the site using fuel-cell technology.

Sardo's reopens after blaze

Sardo's reopens after blaze

Sardo’s Grill and Lounge reopened with a fresh look last Thursday, nearly three months after a fire destroyed the kitchen and left the rest of the...

New grocery store to open Thursday

New grocery store to open Thursday

The Albertsons store on Verdugo Avenue in Burbank will be closed Wednesday as it undergoes a transformation.

Bob Hope Airport to have new concession operator

Bob Hope Airport's longtime concession operator, Paradies Shops Inc., will be departing from the terminal this spring, following the award of the latest concession contract to a new vendor.

Ex-Disney studio chief launches new Burbank-based entertainment company

Ex-Disney studio chief launches new Burbank-based entertainment company

In Hollywood's latest big-money deal with China, former Walt Disney studio chairman Dick Cook on Monday launched his own entertainment company ...

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.

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