| Mar 21, 2012
Billionaire political patrons filled the coffers of the presidential "super PACs" last month, spotlighting once again the enormous influence a tiny cadre of wealthy donors is having on the 2012 race.
The biggest donations came from casino magnate Sheldon...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Red White and Blue Fund, a "super PAC" backing the presidential bid of Republican Rick Santorum, paid more than half a million dollars last month to a newly formed direct mail firm.
The owner of that company?
None other than Nick Ryan, a former...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Warner Bros. Studios is the latest to feel the loss of falling home video sales, laying off roughly 50 employees last week. All the workers were based in Burbank.
Company officials declined to comment, but in a statement, the studio said it would be...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Norbert Olberz, the founder of La Cañada Flintridge-based Sport Chalet, died on Friday, the company announced. He was 86.
Olberz founded the company in 1959, building the enterprise into a multi-million dollar, publicly traded company. He served as Sport...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 5:52 PM
BURBANK — Sitting in the comfort of his Burbank medical office, orthopedic surgeon Stephan Yacoubian flipped through photographs of a far different environment.
Ranging from snapshots of Haitian school children eagerly accepting candy to shots...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 3:17 PM
From the inner sanctum of Disney’s Burbank campus to the most remote corners of the world, the sight of a large circle topped off with two smaller circles is immediately recognized as Mickey Mouse. Indeed, that trio of iconic circles representing...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 3:35 PM
The news of Lakers star Kobe Bryant’s latest endorsement deal with Turkish Airlines broke in late December, creating a major uproar. TV ads started running in March and it has fueled the outcry even further.
The reason Kobe is being challenged is...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Looking to eliminate 700,000 car trips, increase options for travelers and improve runway safety, Bob Hope Airport officials this week unveiled their new contract with rental car firms for use of the upcoming $120-million transit center.
The plan calls...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:26 PM
I read both of the above-the-fold articles on the front page of the June 11 issue of the Burbank Leader with a growing sense of disbelief over how much the Burbank City Council appears to be out of touch with reality in its desire to act with “...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 5:27 PM
Paramount Pictures is launching its own animation division, spelling a likely end next year to its longtime agreement to distribute movies for DreamWorks Animation.
The relationship between the two companies has been strained recently over how much...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 6:10 PM
An actor accidentally zapped by a defibrillator on a Burbank soundstage has sued the maker of the device designed to help heart attack victims, saying the incident has made him hesitant to ply his trade.
Brando Eaton, who has had recurring roles on...
| Nov 4, 2010
Warner Bros. Studios parent Time Warner Inc. plans in the coming months to aggressively dive into digital sales of new movies and TV shows, pushing into a new arena as DVD sales tail off.
On Wednesday, Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes discussed...