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  • Report details Burbank's financial shape

    At the close of last fiscal year, the city still felt the sting of the loss of local redevelopment as the lack of that extra revenue contributed to a 7%, or $9.2-million, drop in tax revenue across the city’s 22 governmental funds, including the...
  • Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High

    Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High
    Talking toys have been around since at least 1960, when pull-the-string Chatty Cathy debuted. But Teddy Ruxpin, a cuddly teddy bear that hit stores in late 1985, marked a technological leap forward. Created by then-Granada Hills resident Ken Forsse, the...
  • On the Town: K9 and mounted units get some backup

    On the Town: K9 and mounted units get some backup
    Hands, hoofs and paws came together to raise funds for the Burbank Police Foundation during the organization's second annual Hoof and Walk event held this past Saturday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. Chaired by Andrea Cunningham, who...
  • On the Town: Providence High starts fundraising event

    On the Town: Providence High starts fundraising event
    More than 250 supporters of Providence High School gathered on the back patio of Lakeside Golf Club to kick off the school's 2014 fundraising gala with a martini, lemon drop and cosmo sunset cocktail party this past Saturday. Welcomed by the head of the...
  • Tower Burbank purchase boosts landlord's dominance in media district

    Tower Burbank purchase boosts landlord's dominance in media district
    Office landlord Jeff Worthe is towering over the Burbank Media District these days. That's the busy entertainment hub along the Ventura Freeway with hundreds of media firms surrounded by Universal, Warner Bros. and Disney studios. Worthe's real estate...
  • Disney Interactive announces roughly 700 layoffs worldwide

    Disney Interactive announces roughly 700 layoffs worldwide
    Disney Interactive, the struggling video game and digital media subsidiary of Walt Disney Co., is cutting roughly 700 jobs worldwide, the company said Thursday. The division is closing offices in Chicago, New Jersey, Colorado, South Korea and Hyderabad,...
  • On the Town: BTAC goes off to see the Wizard

    On the Town: BTAC goes off to see the Wizard
    Whether it is a tiny one-room apartment or a magnificent sprawling mansion, one has to agree with the words lyricist John Howard Payne penned for the 1822 song "Home! Sweet Home!" and that Dorothy repeats at the end of "The Wizard of Oz" — "There'...
  • Disney 'very forthright' on cutting funds for Boy Scouts over gay leader ban

    The national commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America said the decision by Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. to cut funding for the organization over its ban on adult leaders who are gay was disappointing, but not a surprise. Tico Perez told the Orlando...
  • On the Town: Boys & Girls Club presents annual fundraiser

    On the Town: Boys & Girls Club presents annual fundraiser
    For the past 19 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley has been making a profound difference in the lives of thousands of area young people and their families. To reflect on the dedicated work of the club's staff, board...
  • On the Town: Arts benefit is first-class all the way

    On the Town: Arts benefit is first-class all the way
    The Burbank Arts for All Foundation presented its third annual "Party on the Plaza" gala honoring three stewards of arts education for Burbank public schools — the Downtown Burbank Partnership, Monterey High School art teacher Peggy Zirves and...
  • Disney profit soars 27% off 'Frozen' success

    Disney profit soars 27% off 'Frozen' success
    Walt Disney Co. reported a 27% surge in second-quarter profit, lifted by the continued strong performance of its blockbuster animated film "Frozen." The world's largest entertainment and media company raked in nearly $2 billion in the three months...
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Burbank's Biggest Employers

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Employer || No. of employees || || The Walt Disney Co. || 9,466 || || Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. || 8,000 || || Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center || 3,500 || || Burbank Unified School District || 2,010 || || Yahoo!...