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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.

Training exercise at Bob Hope Airport tests emergency crew preparedness

Training exercise at Bob Hope Airport tests emergency crew preparedness

A pyrotechnic explosion sent a pillar of dirt into the air at the “B6” property near Bob Hope Airport’s remote parking Lot A on Tuesday morning, kicking off a full-scale emergency response training exercise at the airfield.

NCL reaches tentative settlement with be.group

National Charity League of Glendale has reportedly reached a pending settlement with a company called be.group over a lawsuit the league filed against the company in 2013 to halt the closure of a senior-living facility that had operated in La Crescenta for more than 80 years.

Area's median prices for real estate climb

The median prices for single-family homes and condominiums in Glendale both jumped in February compared to the same time last year, while home sales increased slightly and the number of condos sold dropped, according to the latest real estate report.

Jobless rates drop in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank declined last month with educational and health services as well as motion picture and sound recording driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Renovation paying off for Alex Theatre

Renovation paying off for Alex Theatre

A multimillion-dollar renovation for hosting bigger productions is paying off for the Alex Theatre, which saw a bigger audience turnout in the beginning of this year, compared to the same time a year ago.

Bob Hope Airport looks to highlight 'Burbank advantage' to attract airlines

As Bob Hope Airport officials continue trying to woo increased airline service to the airfield, they’re beginning an effort to highlight what they call the “Burbank advantage” in discussions with commercial passenger carriers.

Protesters assemble at Americana after mall's handling of apparel referencing Armenian Genocide

Protesters assemble at Americana after mall's handling of apparel referencing Armenian Genocide

About 50 people, most of them Armenian-Americans, gathered at the Americana at Brand Friday evening wearing T-shirts that referenced the Armenian Genocide -- shirts the outdoor mall’s management allegedly told the vendor to stop displaying before reversing their decision and issuing an apology...

Americana at Brand criticized over handling of vendors' apparel referencing Armenian genocide

Americana at Brand criticized over handling of vendors' apparel referencing Armenian genocide

The management team at Americana at Brand is taking heavy flak from the local Armenian community after allegedly telling a cart vendor at the outdoor mall to stop displaying T-shirts and hoodies for sale that referenced the Armenian Genocide that happened a century ago.

Expiring leases at Bob Hope Airport leave tenants, including motorcycle academy, 'homeless'

Expiring leases at Bob Hope Airport leave tenants, including motorcycle academy, 'homeless'

Glendale Harley-Davidson’s Riding Academy has had to cancel its previously scheduled motorcycle safety classes for the month and is “out of business” without a home for future classes, Luis Chacon, the program’s director, said earlier this month.

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