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  • Disney files papers to sell George Lucas' $2-billion stake

    Walt Disney Co. registered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' $2.02-billion stake in the company for possible sale, allowing the filmmaker to sell the stock at his discretion. Lucas, 68, holds 37.1 million shares of Disney, a 2.1% stake, according to a...
  • Disney video games unit lays off about 50 workers

    Disney video games unit lays off about 50 workers
    Walt Disney Co.'s video game division laid off about 50 staffers Tuesday from several locations on the same day that it closed the Austin, Texas, studio that produced its "Epic Mickey" titles. The layoffs were separate from the people who lost their...
  • Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business

    Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business
    Long stuck in low gear, Walt Disney Co.’s video game division is aiming for infinity. The entertainment conglomerate on Tuesday unveiled plans for a high-stakes initiative called Disney Infinity that could determine the success or failure of its...
  • Disney loses appeal in $269-million 'Millionaire' case

    Disney loses appeal in $269-million 'Millionaire' case
    Walt Disney Co. has lost its appeal of a high-profile case concerning profits from the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." The Burbank media giant was ordered by a federal jury in 2010 to pay Celador International, the British company that...
  • Community news: City Manager Mike Flad honored, YMCA Turkey Trot, Kimberley Dumm Lovato wins medals

    Community news: City Manager Mike Flad honored, YMCA Turkey Trot, Kimberley Dumm Lovato wins medals
    Family Service Agency supporters recognized City Manager Mike Flad for his commitment to the city he grew up in and his sense of humor during the annual Imagine a City Gala held at Providence High School on Nov. 3. Flad has taken a job as city manager of...
  • 'Mickey Mouse Club' star Annette Funicello dies at 70

    'Mickey Mouse Club' star Annette Funicello dies at 70
    Annette Funicello, the dark-haired darling of TV's “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s who further cemented her status as a pop-culture icon in the '60s by teaming with Frankie Avalon in a popular series of “beach” movies, died...
  • Fundraising, outside spending continues in Burbank general election campaign

    During the last stretch before Tuesday’s general election in Burbank, fundraising continued among the four candidates competing for two seats on the Burbank City Council, recent reports show. City Council incumbent Dave Golonski raised $3,410 over...
  • Walt Disney Co. confirms layoffs at movie studio

    Walt Disney Co. confirms layoffs at movie studio
    Walt Disney Co. has confirmed that it is laying off staff at its movie studio, which several media outlets reported last week. The Los Angeles Times reported April 5 that the cuts were expected to affect the studio's marketing and home entertainment...
  • Analysts: Disney layoffs tied to Lucasfilm, Marvel acquisitions

    Analysts: Disney layoffs tied to Lucasfilm, Marvel acquisitions
    Walt Disney Co. has begun the process of laying off about 150 people who work at the company’s movie studio. Analysts said that the layoffs, which were confirmed by the Burbank-based company Wednesday, are probably related to redundancies...
  • Disney's LucasArts halts video game development

    Disney's LucasArts halts video game development
    The Walt Disney Co.'s recently acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. subsidiary announced on Wednesday that its video game unit will no longer develop games.  LucasArts, which was founded in 1982, is best known for a slew of "Star Wars" video games. Lucasfilm said in...
  • Disney matriarch passes at 77

    Patricia A. Disney — matriarch of a family whose $10-million donation was the foundation of a comprehensive cancer center at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center — has died. She was 77. Married to Roy, Walt Disney's nephew, for more than 50...
  • Thinking inside the box

    Thinking inside the box
    With a mission to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence, the vision of Family Promise is to transform lives — ensuring that every family has a home, a livelihood and the chance to build a better future. That...