| Jul 22, 2011
| 1:22 PM
For the second straight month, unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale have increased in lockstep, according to the latest jobs statistics released Friday.
Burbank’s rate climbed from 9.7% in May to 10.1% last month, according to the...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 5:00 PM
No longer restricted to the homeless, dumpster diving is becoming a national sport. It’s now a middle-class athletic event.
Last week, while sitting in my car, I noticed a nicely coiffed young woman, neatly attired in jeans, approach a dumpster,...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 2:57 PM
Staff members of Assemblyman Anthony Portantino’s (D – La Cañada Flintridge) district and Sacramento offices received notice Wednesday from state officials that they will be placed on unpaid furloughs for six weeks starting Oct. 21, Portantino...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Facing drastic cuts to his Assembly budget allowance, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino plans to introduce a bill that would force the state Legislature to disclose spending totals for all of its members.
The Assembly’s Rules Committee ordered...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Completing a round of job cuts that was announced in June, the Walt Disney Co. will lay off 65 employees Sunday, most of them from the company’s headquarters in Burbank.
Although it was reported 200 Disney jobs would be eliminated in June, not...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Local unemployment figures continued to climb in July.
In Glendale, the unemployment rates rose to 11.6%, up from 10.8% in June. The rate in Burbank jumped to 10.8% from 10.1% the month prior, according to the state Economic Development Department....
| Sep 16, 2011
| 10:12 AM
California's unemployment rate ticked up a notch in August, to 12.1% from 12% the month before, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employers shed 8,400 jobs from payrolls.
The numbers were little surprise to economists, who...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:25 PM
Local unemployment rates uniformly dropped in August, even as the number of jobless claims rose statewide, according to state data released today.
In Burbank, the jobless rate dropped from 10.8% in July, to 10.3% in August, according to the state...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Hot Pockets aren't quite as hot as they used to be.
In the wake of static sales and increased costs, food giant Nestle is laying off 103 employees — about a sixth of the workers at its plant in Chatsworth that make the microwaveable snacks.
| Mar 5, 2012
| 1:52 PM
La Cañada Unified officials are expected to announce layoff notices for teachers and classified employees during a regularly scheduled board meeting Tuesday.
The notices are listed in three seperate resolutions on the meeting agenda. Assistant Supt. for...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Federal funding cuts continue to impact the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, where 40 workers were laid off last week, the latest notch in a prolonged period of cutbacks for the agency.
It was the second round of layoffs this year for...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Los Angeles County will be seeing an influx of criminals as part of the state’s prison realignment plan, and state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) told the LCF City Council Monday night that he is concerned about the plan&...