| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:18 PM
In the last few months, Montrose saw two longtime eateries, a cafe and a cupcake maker close their doors. But nearly immediately, all four spaces were filled.
At the corner of Honolulu Avenue and Verdugo Road, Blue Jeans and Benitoite, are nearing...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:14 PM
On Thursday, readers in La Crescenta and Montrose will see a zoned print edition focused on their neighborhoods. That edition, titled "The News-Press" will be delivered to homes and businesses each week.
It, frankly, has been a long time coming. When...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Harry S. Webb founded Webb’s Department Store in 1917 with a loan from his mother.
Webb had operated a dry-goods business for about 10 years back in his hometown of Chicago. But the story is that his wife embezzled $100,000 from the business and...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The City Council approved creating a nonprofit corporation that, according to a city report, may “become a central hub for business activity in the future” at a Tuesday meeting.
The nonprofit corporation, which may cost an estimated $5,000 to...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Glendale officials plan to replace four parking spaces downtown with a 300-square-foot “parklet” — an open space they hope will reanimate a block scarred by a fire roughly two weeks ago.
The city plans to keep the parklet for a year and...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Will fortunetellers and psychics be allowed to open shop in highly sought areas of La Cañada Flintridge?
The answer might require a crystal ball. For now, the city's Planning Commission has recommended that such businesses be treated as office spaces....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Restaurants looking to move into La Cañada Flintridge may be required to provide parking spaces based on the size of their operations, rather than a set number.
Currently, eating and drinking establishments outside of the Foothill Boulevard area have...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Arts events have boosted the popularity and economic prowess of cities like Pasadena and Santa Monica, and Glendale wants a piece of the action.
For the first time in more than two decades, Glendale officials have begun mapping out a five-year arts and...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:49 PM
After almost 25 years in Montrose, Rocky Cola Café will serve its final burgers on Sunday — an end wrought by stiffer competition from restaurants that have opened during the past two decades and a too slow recovery from the recession.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) introduced a bill Monday to protect businesses from “shakedown” lawsuits that are filed with the intent of extracting settlements to make the litigation go away.
Business owners told Gatto at his...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The three candidates vying for two seats on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council all vowed Wednesday night to decrease crime, support local businesses and stop a freeway extension.
In the first public debate before the March 5 election, candidates...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 3:54 PM
A bill introduced this week by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to protect against what he called “shakedown lawsuits” comes as 12 businesses in his district face similar legal action for not posting simple signage — violations...