| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Glendale officials are preparing to recruit volunteers, replacing the city's naturalists who were laid off last year.
The city has more than 5,000 acres of parks, but no one is patrolling the land to report damage and unsafe conditions or educate the...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 6:13 PM
About 115 Glendale city employees have applied to invoke an early retirement option aimed at saving City Hall millions of dollars this fiscal year.
When the City Council closed a $15.4-million budget shortfall at the end of June, more than half of the...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Local unemployment rates edged up slightly in December throughout the tri-city region, but figures held steady in a few communities.
The jobless rates in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena and San Marino all rose by 0.1%, according to data...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The Glendale Unified school board this week ratified an agreement with its teachers union that does away with three furlough days scheduled for the current school year.
The 5-0 vote, which came during the school board meeting Tuesday, finalized a deal...
| 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.
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Proposed cuts to NASA’s budget would drastically scale back the agency’s efforts to explore Mars and likely lead to hundreds of lay-offs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, officials say.
Included in the more than $17....
| 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...