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  • Bob Hope Airport moves to promote parking rates

    Bob Hope Airport moves to promote parking rates

    While Bob Hope Airport officials are seeking to shore up declining parking revenue through stronger enforcement of rules that require car services such as Uber and Lyft to pay $3 per pick-up, some officials also discussed plans to promote low-cost parking options as an advantage of flying out of...

  • Uber agrees to 'compliance' with Bob Hope Airport's new rideshare rules

    Uber agrees to 'compliance' with Bob Hope Airport's new rideshare rules

    Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board members on Monday were ironing out a few last wrinkles in an agreement with Uber to strengthen regulations for drivers picking up or dropping off riders at the Burbank airfield, which officials hope will lead to greater compliance and increased...

  • Yahoo's Burbank office to shut down

    Yahoo's Burbank office to shut down

    During an earnings call earlier this month when Yahoo Inc. posted a massive quarterly-earnings loss, Marissa Mayer, the company’s chief executive, outlined plans to reverse the company’s declining revenues in its legacy businesses as it seeks to build new, fast-growing product lines — a strategy...

  • Theater Review: Hard times have hit the Colony Theatre again

    Theater Review: Hard times have hit the Colony Theatre again

    Upcoming show is cancelled as fundraising efforts fall short of what was needed for the season.

  • Burbank Porto's earns top ranking on Yelp list

    Burbank Porto's earns top ranking on Yelp list

    Porto’s Bakery and Cafe in Burbank topped Yelp’s list of the Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S., based on an analysis of “which places were the all-time most popular and well reviewed” on the user-review website, according to the company, which published the list online Wednesday. NEWSLETTER: Stay...

  • Bob Hope Airport passenger count trends upward, but at slower pace than early 2015

    With few exceptions last year, Bob Hope Airport saw a trend of increased passengers traveling through the Burbank airfield each month, compared with the same months a year earlier. The trend continued in December, the third straight month of passenger gains following a flat line in September and...

  • Unemployment rate ticks up slightly

    Unemployment rates rose slightly last month in Glendale and Burbank, according to the latest labor report. The jobless rates in both cities increased by 0.1%, coming in at 4.8% in Burbank and 5.6% in Glendale, according to statistics released Friday by the California Employment Development Department....

  • Passenger count ticks up at Bob Hope Airport

    Bob Hope Airport also reports gains in parking revenue for November 2015.

  • SeaPort Airlines halts service to California locations, including Bob Hope Airport

    SeaPort Airlines, a Portland, Ore.-based carrier with routes in eight U.S. states and Baja, Calif., in Mexico, announced Friday that it would discontinue all scheduled service to destinations in California and Mexico by the end of that day, and to destinations in Kansas and Missouri by the end...

  • Lyft and Uber drivers face new parking rules at Bob Hope Airport

    Returning from a trip to Las Vegas, where he attended a conference with friends, played a little poker and nearly broke even, Woodland Hills resident Elia Sheiner decided to use Uber at Bob Hope Airport for the first time. He said he normally pays $27 for a shuttle, but he estimated he would save...

  • New vendor mixes up the fare at Bob Hope Airport

    A makeover of four retail news, gift and specialty shops in Bob Hope Airport’s terminal building — three in Terminal A and one in Terminal B — is nearly complete after a new vendor was awarded the concession contract at the airfield last spring and began converting them to Hudson News locations....

  • After weather delay, Southwest launches SFO service from Bob Hope Airport

    Along with a stocking full of goodies, a special treat awaited Calder DuPont on Christmas morning: special Santa-made, candy-cane-striped tickets for a flight from Burbank to San Francisco for him and his mother. It would be his first time flying, a longtime wish list item for the 6-year-old. “I...

  • Powerball ticket sold in Burbank matches five out of six numbers, wins $424K

    Buyer of Powerball ticket matches five out of six numbers, winning $424K.

  • Burbank industrial park sells for $56M

    A 14-building industrial park near Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, which could be attractive to entertainment industry firms, sold this week for $56 million. The 300,650-square-foot property, located between the 4400 and 4500 blocks of Vanowen Street, was purchased by Newport Beach-based Shubin Nadal...

  • Walt Disney's Burbank office suite restored to historic glory

    Stepping into Suite 3H at the original Animation building at the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank is like slipping back in time a half century to take a peek at Walt’s office as it was in 1966, the year of the entertainment company founder’s death. Disney used the third-floor office from 1940,...

  • Local, Bob Hope Airport officials meet with FAA in Washington, D.C.

    Local city government and airport officials were in Washington, D.C. this week to brief senior Federal Aviation Administration officials on a “conceptual term sheet” that outlines certain conditions for the possible construction of a 14-gate replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport. They also broached...

  • Unemployment rate dips slightly with 14,300 jobs added in L.A. County

    Unemployment rates declined slightly last month in Glendale and Burbank, with trade, transportation and utilities adding 14,300 jobs in Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report. The jobless rate in Glendale dropped by 0.2%, to 5.5%, while it ticked down 0.1% to 4.7% in Burbank,...

  • Southwest to launch new route from Bob Hope Airport

    Officials at Bob Hope Airport have been working to roundup more airline service by, among other things, highlighting the benefits of the facility, such as its quick loading and unloading at the gates. Tuesday morning Southwest Airlines officials announced that they’d been spurred to launch a new...

  • Bob Hope Airport sees increase in passengers

    Airfield had 343,508 passengers in October, compared to 331,476 during same month last year.

  • Baskin-Robbins celebrates 70 years and way more than 31 flavors

    Balloons, balloons and more balloons signaled a birthday party at the Baskin-Robbins store on South Victory Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. Helium foil balloons had their strings tied with ribbons to hand rails and tent poles, while big latex balloons floated high in the sky tethered by fishing line,...

  • John Canalis promoted to executive editor of Times Community News

    Southern California newspaper veteran John Canalis has been promoted to executive editor of Times Community News, which publishes seven community titles delivered with the Los Angeles Times. Canalis, currently the TCN editor in Orange County, also will assume responsibility for TCN in Los Angeles...

  • Website for possible Bob Hope Airport project takes off

    Hoping to help residents stay informed about ongoing efforts to build a 14-gate replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has launched a new website dedicated to the issue —BURreplacementterminal.com. “We encourage all community members to visit the...

  • Burbank shoppers hunt for deals on Black Friday

    At Burbank Town Center, the Christmas trees were decorated with care and the poinsettias arranged in a white-and-red field around a fireplace scene where children posed for photos on Santa’s lap. It’s that time of year again, when the build-up of consumer desires reaches its annual climax. The...

  • As Haggen closes its doors, court approves sales agreement with Smart & Final

    Haggen store in Burbank closes Wednesday as court approves sale agreement.

  • Burbank's Central Casting to celebrate 90 years of Hollywood dreams

    If a film or television production is looking to cast Tracy Morgan’s taller, skinnier brother or alter-ego, Terrick McFadden Minor hopes they’ll cast him. Standing in line at Central Casting in Burbank on Friday morning, the Rialto native said he’s got range, however, and he’s willing to play anything...

  • Jobless rates decline slightly in Burbank, Glendale

    Unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale decreased slightly last month with local, state and federal government jobs across Los Angeles County posting the biggest payroll gains, according to the latest labor report. The jobless rate in Burbank declined by 0.2%, coming in at 4.8%, while it dropped...

  • Smart & Final may take over Haggen location in Burbank

    The Haggen Food & Pharmacy on West Verdugo Avenue in Burbank could soon become a Smart & Final store location, if the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Delaware in Wilmington approves a deal between the companies on Tuesday. Last week, the Bellingham, Wash.-based grocery chain that took over 146 Albertsons,...

  • Handful of companies own big portfolios of Burbank property

    During Burbank’s Veterans Day ceremony this week, the flyover by the Condor Squadron was sponsored by the Cusumano Real Estate Group. When the city held its tech summit last week, the event was hosted in the Tower, one of many commercial properties owned by Worthe Real Estate Group. The two companies,...

  • French-American pastry shop opens in Burbank

    The French Confection Co., a French-American pastry shop, opened recently in Burbank. Located at 3118 W. Burbank Blvd., the shop sells items such as homemade chocolate chip cookies and French macaroons, which have assorted flavors such as crème brulee, pumpkin, salted caramel and chocolate hazelnut....

  • Burbank 'tech summit' attracts visitors near and far

    Hoping to attract tech businesses and entrepreneurs to the “Media Capital of the World,” Burbank hosted a “tech summit” last Thursday, drawing attendees from Santa Monica and Orange County, as well as closer neighboring communities such as Pasadena and Studio City to the Tower in Burbank’s Media...

  • MenEssentials to open second physical U.S. store at Bob Hope Airport

    Coming soon to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, just in time for Movember — the annual season for beard and mustache growth to raise awareness about prostate cancer and other men’s health issues — will be a retail store built around the good, old-fashioned shave that shuns disposable razors and cartridges...

  • Bob Hope Airport officials grappling with impact of Uber, Lyft

    Officials at Bob Hope Airport are working to get a better handle on the activities of drivers for services such as Uber and Lyft in its parking lots as an early step in efforts to improve the parking situation at the Burbank airfield. The on-demand transportation services are "beginning to erode...

  • Passenger numbers at Bob Hope Airport remain level

    Ride-share apps are contributing to a loss in parking revenue, official says.

  • Fresh & Easy closing up shop in Burbank

    Walking into Fresh & Easy on the corner of Verdugo Avenue and Reese Place on Monday afternoon, Burbank resident Dave Forrest found the produce section picked practically clean. A display under a banner inviting customers to go bananas for the yellow fruit at 25 cents a piece was empty, so too were...

  • Tesla to host grand opening of its Burbank showroom

    Singer Dale Bozzio’s distinctive squeaky voice came over the radio, crooning about how only a nobody walks in Los Angeles, as soon as Jeremy Snyder started the Tesla Model S P90D in the showroom of the new Tesla Motors Inc. location near the site of a future IKEA store in Burbank. In the Missing...

  • Local business owners closing up shop blame sharp increases in rent

    Locally owned Burbank businesses have been disappearing recently, a micro-trend proprietors are blaming on sharply increased rents in spots throughout the city. On Friday, the Helping Hands for Animals Thrift Store, which has occupied a bright yellow building at the corner of Burbank Boulevard...

  • Car meet-up moved to Palmdale

    The massive impromptu car meet that was rumored might be held at the Empire Center in Burbank Tuesday night was held in Palmdale. Called the "Krispy Kreme Tuesdays" car meet — not associated with the doughnut company — the event drew more than 3,000 people and roughly 1,000 cars at the Empire Center...

  • AMC movie theater in Burbank spotlights Dolby Cinema

    Theater chain officials choose to debut the technology in the Media City.

  • Bob Hope Airport reports 'strong month'

    Though dipping slightly from 2014, traveler numbers in August exceed 340,000.

  • Instacart service expands into Burbank

    The grocery-delivery service Instacart is expanding into Burbank, company officials announced recently. Customers can order items from Costco, Smart & Final, Ralphs, Fresh & Easy, Petco, Super King, Whole Foods Market and Gelson’s and have them delivered in as little as one hour. Most customers...

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