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  • On the Town: Supporters go on the prowl at the Beastly Ball

     On the Town: Supporters go on the prowl at the Beastly Ball
    Burbank residents, businesses and media companies, including The Walt Disney Co., joined more than 700 supporters of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. for the organization's 43rd annual Beastly Ball last week. Widely acknowledged as one of the best...
  • 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...
  • Disney's profit up slightly on networks, theme parks performance

    Disney's profit up slightly on networks, theme parks performance
    Walt Disney Co. reported a small increase in net income for its fiscal third quarter, lifted by the performance of its media networks and theme parks, the Los Angeles Times reported. But gains in those areas were blunted by the performance of Disney's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 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...