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  • Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN says it is cutting staff

    Just one week after touting its strength to advertisers and declaring it wasn't worried about new competition from Fox Sports, ESPN is cutting its staff. The moves are part of an overall cost-cutting effort by ESPN parent Walt Disney Co. Earlier this...
  • 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'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...
  • '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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Putting all their eggs in several baskets

    Putting all their eggs in several baskets
    The resounding answer was "Yes!" when Miss Burbank Ashley Karp asked hundreds of children if they were ready to hunt for Easter eggs. More than 1,000 parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and children descended Saturday morning on McCambridge Park for...
  • City awaits word on Lehman's suit

    City awaits word on Lehman's suit
    More than two years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., Burbank is still pining for the $10 million it lost in the deal. Following Lehman’s declaration of bankruptcy in September 2008, Burbank filed a lawsuit alleging top executives of the...
  • Disney finishes 2010 strongly

    Disney finishes 2010 strongly
    A healthier media advertising market and greater theme-park traffic drove Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. to increased revenue and profits in the last three months of 2010 compared with a year earlier. The first quarter of Disney’s 2011 fiscal year...
  • Obituary: Florence June Daniel Renoudet

    Florence June Daniel Renoudet — a longtime employee of the Walt Disney Co. and Burbank resident — has died. She was 81. Born in Joliet, Ill., on March 23, 1929, Renoudet went on to become an accomplished singer and was a competitive and...