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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...
  • 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...
  • Disney, Time-Warner pony up against Prop. 24

    The Walt Disney Co. and the parent of Warner Bros. have each given more than $1 million toward the effort to defeat an initiative on the Nov. 2 ballot that would restore an estimated $1.3 billion in business taxes to the state rolls, records show....
  • 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...
  • Burbank teachers, student collaborate on book

    It started with a school assignment. English teacher Bob Martin asked his Burbank High School students to create a movie poster based on a book they were reading in class. And the submission of then-junior Alex Salinas caught his eye. "It was just...
  • Mailbag: Get these athletic fields built now

    I was dismayed to read in the Burbank Leader that the new construction of the John Burroughs High School Memorial Stadium and athletic fields has been postponed once again ("Stadium still standing," June 2). This is the third time that this vitally...
  • 'Fairy Godmother' of local charity dies

    'Fairy Godmother' of local charity dies
    DOWNTOWN — Mary Alice O'Connor, the former school board member and volunteer whose service began during World War II and grew into leadership positions in the Tournament of Roses, Friends of the Burbank Library and the Burbank Historical Society,...
  • Obituary: Mary Alice O'Connor

    DOWNTOWN — Mary Alice O'Connor, the former school board member and volunteer whose service began during World War II and grew into leadership positions in the Burbank Tournament of Roses, Friends of the Burbank Library and the Burbank Historical...
  • A beastly bestowal of gratitude

    A beastly bestowal of gratitude
    Supporters of the Los Angeles Zoo came out in force to show their love and gratitude to legendary actress and longtime Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. Trustee Betty White at the 40th annual Beasty Ball Saturday evening. Renowned as one of Southern...
  • Art exhibit opens with a touch of glass

    Art exhibit opens with a touch of glass
    From the ancient Egyptians and Romans on through to modern-day artists, the use of glass as an artistic medium has developed into a significant branch of the decorative arts. That discipline is being showcased at the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery...
  • 'Toy Story,' soccer spur Disney

    The Walt Disney Co. rode World Cup soccer, "Toy Story 3" and careful cost controls to increased revenue and profitability in the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest earnings reports released Tuesday. Revenues topped $10 billion for the...
  • Organizations: Disney VoluntEARS helps youth in need

    The Walt Disney Co. employees recently gave a group of young people — most of whom have experienced little happiness in their lives — reason to smile. Specifically, Disney VoluntEARS — an organization membered by employees of the...