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  • Marco Zappia, editor, dead at 76

    Marco Zappia, editor, dead at 76
    Marco Zappia, a 50-year Burbank resident and winner of two Emmy awards for his post-production editing work, passed away Dec. 22 in Ventura surrounded by family. He was 76. According to his son, Robert, Marco Zappia helped produce shows at various...
  • Disney profit up 12% on consumer products, studio, theme park gains

    Disney profit up 12% on consumer products, studio, theme park gains
    Walt Disney Co. reported a 12% increase in net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, lifted by the performance of its consumer products, studio, and parks and resorts divisions. The Burbank company posted net income of $1.394 billion for the quarter...
  • Warner Bros. sues 'Harry Potter'-themed store Whimsic Alley

    Warner Bros. sues 'Harry Potter'-themed store Whimsic Alley
    Whimsic Alley calls itself "a shopping haven for wizards of distinction," catering to "Harry Potter" fans with merchandise that includes wands, books, neckties and sweater vests for those looking to re-create the boy wizard's look. It even has a...
  • Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer to end longtime partnership

    The spectacular 22-year partnership of Walt Disney Co. and producer Jerry Bruckheimer will come to an end next year, signaling the Burbank company's changing priorities and how the shifting sands of the movie business are affecting A-list producers. The...
  • Disney's Bob Iger lauds Netflix, touts theme parks at conference

    Disney's Bob Iger lauds Netflix, touts theme parks at conference
    Walt Disney Co.Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger said he likes what he sees from Netflix, but added that he thinks it will be hard for the streaming video service to "corner the market."  "No question Netflix has a running start," said Iger,...
  • Disney to donate $2 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

    The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced plans to donate $2 million to efforts to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. death toll from the storm rose to 75 overnight Wednesday, and about 2.5 million remained without power in metropolitan New...
  • Disney shareholders vote against splitting CEO, chairman positions

    Disney shareholders vote against splitting CEO, chairman positions
    Shareholders have voted down two proposals brought forward at the Walt Disney Co. annual meeting that sought to change how the largest entertainment company in the world is governed. One proposal called for the future split of the chief executive and...
  • 'Lone Ranger' could be box office disappointment for Disney

    'Lone Ranger' could be box office disappointment for Disney
    It will be fireworks for "Despicable Me 2" at the box office this Fourth of July, but "The Lone Ranger" could be a dud. The animated 3-D sequel will probably collect an impressive $110 million between Tuesday night and Sunday evening, according to those...
  • Most Burbank Unified expulsions tied to drug, alcohol use

    Thirteen of the 19 students expelled from Burbank Unified schools during the past academic year were because of drug or alcohol use, officials reported. Other students were expelled for possessing a weapon, committing sexual battery or assaulting a...
  • 'The Lone Ranger' trampled at box office by 'Despicable' minions

    'The Lone Ranger' trampled at box office by 'Despicable' minions
    Judging from last weekend’s showing at the box office, the Lone Ranger may be heading for the last roundup while the zany, slapstick minions in “Despicable Me 2” are showing as much movie star magnetism as, say, Johnny Depp. The...
  • Community: Fundraiser stems from a storied collaboration

    Community: Fundraiser stems from a storied collaboration
    The partnership between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern continues to make history as the tavern will sponsor its second annual fundraiser for the society beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday. The date, July 8, is significant for two reasons....
  • Burbank PTA head is a man of record

    Burbank PTA head is a man of record
    As the new face of the Burbank Parent Teacher Assn., Steve Frintner is the first man in the history of Burbank Unified to oversee all 16 PTA organizations in the district. Frintner tries to downplay that fact when he can, already familiar with receiving...