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  • Disney announces plans to acquire Lucasfilm, release 'Star Wars Episode 7' in 2015

    Disney announces plans to acquire Lucasfilm, release 'Star Wars Episode 7' in 2015
    The Walt Disney Co. will acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction valued at $4.05 billion, according to an announcement released Tuesday. The deal will make George Lucas -- who became a movie-making icon with his “Indiana Jones”...
  • On the Town: Elks Lodge dresses up for summer show

    On the Town: Elks Lodge dresses up for summer show
    While summer officially arrived on June 20, most folks don't really get into the swing of the season until today. There's just something about the Fourth of July, with its celebrations, family get-togethers and barbecues that says summer is here! The...
  • Nolan-free 'Justice League' raises questions for Warner DC films

    Nolan-free 'Justice League' raises questions for Warner DC films
    Warner Bros. will need a new hero to invigorate its DC Comics brand on the big screen, now that director Christopher Nolan’s successful Batman trilogy comes to an end with next week's "The Dark Knight Rises." Home to such superheroes as Superman,...
  • Cablevision and NBCUniversal sign distribution deal

    Cablevision Systems Corp. has signed a long-term distribution deal to carry broadcast and cable networks owned by Comcast's NBCUniversal unit. The agreement includes broadcast networks NBC and Telemundo as well as cable channels USA, Bravo, MSNBC, CNBC...
  • DC selling digital comics through Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

    DC selling digital comics through Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
    In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital...
  • 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...
  • Digital media trailblazer and ex-Disney exec Bob Lambert dies

    Digital media trailblazer and ex-Disney exec Bob Lambert dies
    Bob Lambert, a widely respected entertainment industry executive who played a pivotal role in the advent of computer animation, died of undisclosed causes Friday at his home in Glendale, his family announced Monday night. He was 55. Lambert served as...
  • Google Fiber strikes distribution deal with Disney

    Google is ready for some "Monday Night Football." Walt Disney Co. has struck a distribution deal with Google Fiber to add its cable networks, including ESPN, ABC Family and Disney Channel, to the new broadband pay-TV service the search-engine giant is...
  • Disney takes $50 million write-down on canceled animation project

    Disney takes $50 million write-down on canceled animation project
    Walt Disney Co. will take a $50 million write-down in the current fiscal quarter for a stop-motion animation project it canceled in August. The untitled movie was to be directed by Henry Selick, the well respected filmmaker behind "Coraline" and "The...
  • 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....
  • 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...