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Bankruptcy

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  • Burbank City Council candidate says bankruptcy was a 'business decision'

    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...
  • Leader endorsements for Burbank City Council: Nos, Talamantes

    With the election of Bob Frutos to the City Council last month, Burbank stated that it wants change on the dais. With the general election fast approaching, voters should continue that trend. We endorse David Nos and Jess Talamantes for City Council....
  • Burbank City Council settles on interview process for appointing city clerk, treasurer

    Burbank City Council settles on interview process for appointing city clerk, treasurer
    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....
  • Leader Editorial: Colony show's success is a boon for the city

    With the Colony Theatre teetering on the edge of insolvency, many feared its latest production, "Falling For Make Believe," might very well be its last. In a turnabout worthy of Hollywood, the show, which has garnered spectacular reviews —...
  • Burbank city attorneys union contests survey data

    Is it fair to compare the Burbank assistant city attorney to one working in bankrupt San Bernardino? It's a question that's playing a big role in the breakdown of negotiations between the city and the union representing 10 city attorneys and a...
  • Nickelodeon taps Activision for 'SpongeBob SquarePants' games

    Nickelodeon taps Activision for 'SpongeBob SquarePants' games
    Parents, get ready for more nautical nonsense. Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon has made a deal with Activision Blizzard Inc.'s publishing arm to develop and publish video games based on the network's cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants." Santa Monica-based...
  • B-movie producer charged in Ponzi scheme

    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...
  • New stores coming to Town Center

    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...
  • Start the Presses: The meet of the matter

    Start the Presses: The meet of the matter
    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. I tend...
  • Granada closes after 39 years

    Granada closes after 39 years
    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...
  • Coat factory in, Loehmann's out

    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...
  • Employees buy, reopen bankrupt restaurant as part-owners

    Employees buy, reopen bankrupt restaurant as part-owners
    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...