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  • Nickelodeon recovers from ratings slump with new cartoon 'Breadwinners'

    Nickelodeon recovers from ratings slump with new cartoon 'Breadwinners'
    Nickelodeon's new cartoon was hatched not through traditional television channels but in a Studio City efficiency apartment nicknamed the "Doodle Chamber." The 41/2 -minute cartoon about two feisty, accident-prone ducks was intended to be a one-off, a little film crafted to entertain fellow animators at a short-film festival held at a New York bar.
  • Young, uninsured adults seeking health coverage face challenges

    Young, uninsured adults seeking health coverage face challenges
    Burbank student Maria Cardenas, 26, has been without health insurance for the last four years, and it worries her. "I'm really healthy and don't generally get sick, but there are occasions when it happens," she said. "I want to be able to go to the...

    Man stopped at Target for alleged thefts

    A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested after allegedly stealing $1,472 worth of items — including two flat-screen televisions — from Target in Burbank on three occasions over the course of a week, police said. The man, identified by...

    Burbank residents talk possible plastic bag ban

    Burbank residents talk possible plastic bag ban
    Local green groups hosted a community forum Wednesday to discuss the environmental and economic benefits of banning plastic bags in Burbank, with critics arguing that a ban would strip consumers of the convenience and freedom to shop with the bags,...

    In Theory: Does America need more babies?

    The birthrate in America has fallen to an all-time low, with one in five women not having children in 2010, compared to one in 10 in the 1970s. In Orange County, the rate has dropped from 50,000 a year in the '90s to about 38,000 in 2011. Many couples...