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Jobless rates drop slightly in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank dipped slightly last month with leisure and hospitality as well as professional and business services driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Protesters call on Nestlé to halt water bottling operations amid drought

Protesters call on Nestlé to halt water bottling operations amid drought

Protesters demanding Nestlé shut down water bottling operations in California in the face of the ongoing drought delivered a petition of more than 500,000 signatures supporting their cause to one of the corporation’s plants in South Los Angeles Tuesday.

'Invention Brothers' use sibling bond to their advantage as business partners

'Invention Brothers' use sibling bond to their advantage as business partners

For 25 years, brothers Scott and Kurt Comstock have combined their minds to churn out toys for children and home products for grown-ups. They come from a family of nine kids and say that having a sibling in between them has made the collaborative process and getting along much easier.

Back on Brand, Downtown Glendale Market hopes to attract more patrons

Back on Brand, Downtown Glendale Market hopes to attract more patrons

The newly relocated Downtown Glendale Market brings a variety of small home businesses to Brand Boulevard, including Andrea Fuentes and her “cooffins.”

Alex opens up to online tours

Alex opens up to online tours

The Alex Theatre's backstage is off-limits to patrons, but a new 3D virtual tour of the historic venue lets anyone get a peek behind the curtains as well a dollhouse view of the auditorium.

New general manager comes to Galleria

New general manager comes to Galleria

Brent Gardner likes to stroll through the Glendale Galleria and mingle with customers. The shopping mall’s new senior general manager says it’s a better way to gather feedback than spending all day behind a desk.

Workshop offers businesses ADA compliance advice

During a workshop on Tuesday, roughly 20 people learned how businesses can avoid lawsuits that claim they violated accessibility laws for people with disabilities.

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Two area hospitals improved their grades on a national report card this spring after receiving Cs last fall for their patient quality care.

Bob Hope Airport sees a bump in passengers

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport rose by 5.2% in March compared to the same month last year, beating budget projections by the same amount, according to airfield officials.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses agree to new contract

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses agree to new contract

An overwhelming majority of the 150 nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital voted to approve a 14-month contract, a representative from the California Nurses Assn. said on Thursday, culminating a year of negotiations with hospital officials and administrators of USC’s Keck Medicine.

Bob Hope Airport to have new concession operator

Bob Hope Airport's longtime concession operator, Paradies Shops Inc., will be departing from the terminal this spring, following the award of the latest concession contract to a new vendor.

Signs mark the reason for business closures

Signs mark the reason for business closures

Armenian business owners in Glendale for many years have been closed on April 24 to observe the Armenian Genocide, but not too long ago, they also started displaying specially made signs on their storefront windows reminding patrons why their shops won't be open.

Ex-Disney studio chief launches new Burbank-based entertainment company

Ex-Disney studio chief launches new Burbank-based entertainment company

In Hollywood's latest big-money deal with China, former Walt Disney studio chairman Dick Cook on Monday launched his own entertainment company ...

Developer gets go-ahead on Masonic Temple project

Developer gets go-ahead on Masonic Temple project

Caruso Affiliated got the green light Thursday to initiate a project to revive the long-unused Masonic Temple building in downtown Glendale by the end of the year as a major real estate firm has already announced plans to move in and set up shop.

Downtown Glendale farmers market to relaunch May 7

Downtown Glendale farmers market to relaunch May 7

Downtown Glendale’s farmers market will be relaunching on Brand Boulevard May 7 after a nearly six-month hiatus triggered by low turnout when the weekly event was held in a church parking lot a block away from the popular thoroughfare.

Americana at Brand developer looks to buy, restore historic Masonic Temple

Americana at Brand developer looks to buy, restore historic Masonic Temple

Downtown Glendale’s development boom continues as multiunit housing projects pop up, but plans announced this week by Caruso Affiliated aim to breathe new life into a nearly 90-year-old building in the downtown area that stands taller than most of its neighboring structures.

Diagonal crosswalk in Montrose to be removed

Diagonal crosswalk in Montrose to be removed

A diagonal crosswalk in the heart of Montrose will be removed less than two months after it was installed following direction on Tuesday from the Glendale City Council members, who said they thought such a major change should have earned their approval before moving forward.

Caruso Affiliated to purchase former Masonic Temple to renovate into office, retail space

Caruso Affiliated to purchase former Masonic Temple to renovate into office, retail space

Caruso Affiliated, which owns the Americana at Brand, has entered into an agreement to buy the former Masonic Temple, two adjacent buildings and an adjoining vacant lot on South Brand Boulevard in Glendale.

Glendale home of late USC baseball coach sells for $2.2 million

Glendale home of late USC baseball coach sells for $2.2 million

The longtime Glendale home of late USC Trojans baseball coach Rod Dedeaux has sold for $2.2 million, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

Nurses fall in line on possible strike at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

Nurses fall in line on possible strike at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

Nurses at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital took action in the face of contract negotiations that have dragged on since last May by taking a strike vote Thursday and Friday,...

Technicolor USA Inc. to shutter Burbank film facility

Citing a shift in its priorities toward a digital-servicing platform, Technicolor USA Inc., the French-owned film processing and post-production company, announced this week it would be closing its facility in downtown Burbank.

Lawsuit filed against Americana at Brand over Armenian Genocide apparel controversy

Lawsuit filed against Americana at Brand over Armenian Genocide apparel controversy

A cart vendor at the Americana at Brand who was allegedly told to remove displays of clothing making reference to the...

USC-Verdugo Hills nurses vote on possible strike

USC-Verdugo Hills nurses vote on possible strike

Feeling thwarted in recent contract negotiations with administrators, nurses at USC-Verdugo Hill Hospital asked those among their ranks Thursday to vote on whether they’d be willing to go on strike.

State of the City: Mayor Sinanyan praises city's economic growth

Mayor Zareh Sinanyan touted economic growth in downtown Glendale and thanked various facets of local government for their efforts during the annual State of the City Address Thursday.

First-ever Disney Store marks 28 years at Galleria

The Disney Store in the Glendale Galleria, the first Disney Store to ever open, turns 28 on Saturday, and to celebrate nearly three decades in the mall, the business will be giving away prizes and hosting various activities throughout the day.

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