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  • Disney's Bob Iger and Jay Rasulo net big gains on stock sales

    Disney's Bob Iger and Jay Rasulo net big gains on stock sales
    Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger and Chief Financial Officer James Rasulo sold large quantities of company stock in mid-May, when shares of the Burbank entertainment giant were near an all-time high. Iger sold 1 million shares of...
  • Disney extends CEO contract with Iger to 2016

    Disney extends CEO contract with Iger to 2016
    Robert Iger will remain chief executive of the Walt Disney Co. through June of 2016, which is 15 months longer than expected, the entertainment juggernaut said Monday afternoon. Iger, who also serves as Disney's chairman, had been slated to step down...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Former Disney archivist alleges retaliation in firing

    Former Disney archivist alleges retaliation in firing
    A former Walt Disney Co. archivist is suing the Burbank company, claiming the entertainment giant fired him in alleged retaliation for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace. Robert Klein, 41, filed an unlawful retaliation suit Monday in U.S....
  • 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....
  • Disney unveils first image of Shanghai Disney Resort

    Walt Disney Co. unveiled the first computer rendering of its Shanghai Disney Resort at the company's annual meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday morning. Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger told the gathering that the theme park would open at the end of...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Walt Disney Co. expected to begin layoffs

    Walt Disney Co. expected to begin layoffs
    The Walt Disney Co. is expected to begin layoffs in the coming weeks, with the cuts centering on the company's movie studio, a source with knowledge of the matter has confirmed. The cuts, first reported by trade publication Variety, are said to be the...
  • '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...