| Nov 29, 2011
| 10:17 AM
The parent company for American Airlines, the nation's third largest carrier, filed for bankruptcy, citing high labor costs and a volatile economy.
American Airlines, the largest carrier at Los Angeles International Airport, and a carrier at Bob Hope...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:25 PM
The Granada restaurant, a Victory Boulevard landmark for nearly 40 years, re-emerged from an eight-month closure Monday with sizzling fajitas, cold margaritas and new owners who will probably look familiar to longtime patrons.
A group of employees bought...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 5:15 PM
There’s been too many stories in recent years of businesses folding, of employees left to scramble for another career while standing in the unemployment line.
It could have been the case again when Alfredo’s Granada restaurant on Victory...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 5:41 AM
The City Council on Tuesday agreed to the framework for how they will make two interim appointments for the office of city clerk and treasurer during a special meeting on Thursday, including sequestering candidates during the televised interview process....
| Dec 26, 2012
| 10:05 AM
City Council candidate David Nos filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy last December -- a "business decision" he said he was forced to make after encountering circumstances beyond his control amid a rough recession.
Nos had been running his printing...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 12:54 PM
American Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy protection in November, is closing its operations at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and ending flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to New Delhi.
In addition to closing operations at those two airports, the airline...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:11 PM
The decision by American Airlines to pull out of Bob Hope Airport might further harm an airfield that has been grappling with a yearlong slide in passenger numbers, which gained the notice of an important credit rating agency.
American, which made up 7....
| Oct 6, 2010
Alfredo's Granada, a Burbank restaurant, bar and civic institution for nearly 40 years, closed down Saturday night, to the sorrow and surprise of longtime patrons.
Owner Alex Bernal said a host of legal, business and family problems forced the Victory...
| Nov 20, 2010
One large clothing retailer has shut its doors just as another cuts the welcome ribbon at the Burbank Town Center.
Loehmann's department store at Burbank Boulevard and San Fernando Road abruptly shut its doors Nov. 8, days before the New York-based...
| Aug 28, 2010
A Burbank business owner was arraigned this week on 89 felony counts related to a $9-million Ponzi scheme.
Mahmoud Karkehabadi — also known as Mike Karkeh — is accused of promising investors up to 35% returns for making loans to his B-movie...
| Aug 28, 2010
Two new retailers will soon move into the Burbank Town Center, filling large voids left by Circuit City and Mervyns after the two stores filed for bankruptcy in 2008.
Burlington Coat Factory will take over the former Mervyns space, while an Ashley...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 4:42 PM
This past Thursday, we at the newspaper held what I termed a "Meet the Editors" event at the DeBell Clubhouse Grill in Burbank. It was an informal deal, with writers, photographers, columnists, critics and editors mingling with community members.