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News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS)
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  • Videos feature council hopefuls

    Videos feature council hopefuls
    Tired of the traditional format of candidate forums hosted at a church, community center or country club, members of one local group decided to take their questions for this year’s City Council candidates to a different community gathering space:...
  • Schiff fights for post office

    Schiff fights for post office
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Tuesday called on the U.S. postmaster general to abandon plans to close and sell the historic post office on Broadway in Glendale as part of a nationwide effort to rein in costs. In his letter, Schiff said closing the...
  • Gatto introduces bill to protect businesses from 'shakedown' lawsuits

    Gatto introduces bill to protect businesses from 'shakedown' lawsuits
    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...
  • Gatto's 'Shakedown' bill gets halfway home

    A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would protect businesses against "shakedown lawsuits" sailed through the state Assembly Friday on a unanimous vote. The bill was Gatto's attempt to remedy what small-business owners in his district...
  • Schiff expects 'diverse' impacts from government shutdown

    Schiff expects 'diverse' impacts from government shutdown
    The partial federal government shutdown is being hotly contested in Washington D.C., but its impacts will be felt locally, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Tuesday — the first day many federal workers were furloughed. The shutdown came about when...
  • Guest column: Bill would thwart certain shakedown lawsuits

    The Civil Justice Assn. of California congratulates California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto on his bill AB 227, which is currently on Gov. Brown's desk awaiting signature. This bill, if signed, will help to curb an area of abusive Proposition 65 lawsuits....
  • Glendale live/work development gets preliminary approval from council

    Glendale live/work development gets preliminary approval from council
    Glendale may be getting its first major live/work complex, as the city granted preliminary approval to a four-building development on Central Avenue that would contain more than 530 units this week. The City Council granted initial conceptual approval to...
  • Rubendall cites her PTA experience

    Rubendall cites her PTA experience
    As a parent, Jennifer Rubendall has been active in the school district that has served her two teenage boys. She has held positions as PTA president of Palm Crest Elementary School and La Cañada High School 7/8. Rubendall, 47, currently serves on the...
  • Legislators try to revive old bills

    Local lawmakers used a brief legislative session this month to dust off old bills that never made it, and to push new proposals ahead of the new year. State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) reintroduced two measures that failed last year,...
  • Sen. Feinstein calls on state to curb 'abusive' ADA lawsuits

    Sen. Feinstein calls on state to curb 'abusive' ADA lawsuits
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has written to the leader of the California Senate, calling for the state to adopt legislation that would curb what she calls abusive lawsuits filed by private attorneys against small businesses for minor violations of...
  • Congratulations: Altrusa salutes youth for service

    Along with family and administrators, Glendale Altrusans honored four accomplished eighth-grade students from Roosevelt, Rosemont, Toll and Wilson middle schools, for their exemplary community service. The are Melody Shahsavarani, Noemi Rodriguez,...
  • Businesses hit with barrage of suits

    Chalard Jiraceevee, the owner of Siam Motors in Burbank, received some shocking news in June. He was being sued. “They served me the papers, saying I need handicap parking, that the bathroom was too small for a person in a wheelchair, the toilet...