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  • Watching, worrying and waiting

    Watching, worrying and waiting
    While the world watches Japan struggle to overcome the effects of a deadly tsunami, earthquakes and nuclear radiation leaks, Junko Nakayama watches more closely than most. Nakayama, trainer for the La Crescenta Valley High School baseball team, said a...
  • Film permits on the rise in city

    Glendale and Burbank have benefited from a boost in film production in the region, as "CSI," "Desperate Housewives" and a host of television commercials have shot on location in the area in the past two months. Last week Film L.A., a nonprofit that...
  • Disney bags test high for lead

    The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday said it was looking into claims that a line of reusable bags that bear images from "Toy Story" and "Cars" contain 15 times the level of lead allowed in children's products. Charles Margulis, a spokesman for the Center for...
  • Ron Kaye: Trouble even in paradise

    The bumpy roads and broken sidewalks and overgrown trees end when you leave the city limits of Los Angeles and enter Burbank or Glendale — there should be signs saying, "Welcome to Paradise." In contrast to the warring factions — business,...
  • Vacancies up in Glendale, down in Burbank

    Vacancies up in Glendale, down in Burbank
    Glendale and Burbank are going different directions when it comes to commercial real estate. The vacancy rate in prime Glendale commercial buildings climbed to 23.6% in the fourth quarter of 2010, up 4.5% from a year earlier, according to Grubb & Ellis...
  • Technicolor Inc. moving jobs to Glendale

    Glendale officials are seeing a full-color demonstration of what they hope will happen in the San Fernando Road Creative Corridor, with Technicolor Inc. agreeing this month to move 100 film-processing jobs into a 40,000-square-foot Flower Avenue...
  • First board meeting exposes lingering rifts over wind-down of redevelopment

    Tensions were high Thursday at the first meeting of the committee charged with guiding the dissolution of Glendale’s redevelopment agency. Board members were befuddled by their role and were unsure if they had the expertise to make decisions...
  • Harry Potter attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

    Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood. Universal Studios is planning to build a replica of its successful Florida Harry Potter theme park in Los Angeles, said people familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly. A contract between...
  • Disney moves forward with ABC Studios project at Golden Oak Ranch

    Disney moves forward with ABC Studios project at Golden Oak Ranch
    A half-century ago, Walt Disney leased a horse ranch in Placerita Canyon to shoot episodes of “The Adventures of Spin and Marty” from the classic ABC series “The Mickey Mouse Club.” Disney liked the property, with its rich...
  • Disney characters take center stage during North Korea concert

    Disney characters take center stage during North Korea concert
    So you’ve just inherited a struggling communist nation from a dad who took synchronized gymnastics shows to a whole new level and you want to set a new party tone. For North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong Un, this is achieved with some help from...
  • Movie veteran Alan Horn named new Disney Studios head

    Movie veteran Alan Horn named new Disney Studios head
    The Walt Disney Co. has named Hollywood veteran Alan Horn chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. He'll take the reins of the Burbank entertainment giant's struggling movie operation after the rocky tenure of ousted chief Rich Ross. Horn assumes the helm on...
  • Disney's first-quarter profit up 12%

    Disney's first-quarter profit up 12%
    Strong performances at Walt Disney Co.'s domestic theme parks and by Disney Channel helped drive a 12% increase in the company's first-quarter net income compared with a year earlier. The Burbank media giant reported that revenue for the quarter ended...