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Hotel tax hike to go on ballot

A proposed 2% increase on the tax hotel guests pay in Glendale will go before local voters following the City Council’s approval Tuesday to place the measure on the ballot in April.

Agency hired in effort to rebrand Bob Hope Airport

In a continuing effort to help associate the Bob Hope Airport geographically with Hollywood and the Los Angeles area, airport officials awarded a contract asking a marketing firm to develop a new brand for the airport.

Flight tracker goes online

Flight tracker goes online

A new online tool allows users to file noise complaints and track flight movement, air traffic patterns and noise measurements around Bob Hope Airport in near real-time.

Bob Hope Airport reports higher passenger numbers

Bob Hope Airport reports higher passenger numbers

The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport increased by more than 5% each in September and October compared to the same period last year, the most significant increase since 2008, according to the latest statistics.

Empty storefronts, open questions at Montrose Shopping Park

Empty storefronts, open questions at Montrose Shopping Park

While working at Once Upon a Time bookstore in Montrose, there’s a question employee Romy Griepp hears every day.

State tax office moving to downtown Glendale

State tax office moving to downtown Glendale

The Van Nuys branch of the State Board of Equalization will be moving to a downtown Glendale office building on Dec. 15 and offer in-person services as well as new kiosks for customer use.

Downtown parking goes high tech

An upgrade to downtown parking meters can help restaurant patrons finish their meals or shoppers continue perusing without having to run out to add quarters and may also prevent some parking tickets.

Zina's owner, LCF official in legal dispute

Zina's owner, LCF official in legal dispute

A business dispute between the owner of an area take-out and a property-owning La CaƱada official has spilled into the courthouse, with accusations being leveled on both sides.

Power restored at Bob Hope Airport checkpoint

Power was restored to a security checkpoint in Burbank Bob Hope Airport’s Terminal A early Wednesday morning after workers replaced an electrical panel and recalibrated equipment.

Pharmacy opens at its new location

A pair of red brick buildings that stood across the street from each other on Central Avenue were both home to Riley’s Pharmacy at different times throughout its six decades in business.

Looking for the best deals at the Glendale Galleria

Looking for the best deals at the Glendale Galleria

Thousands of deal seekers flocked to the Glendale Galleria on Thursday as Black Friday once again encroached on Thanksgiving with many stores opening as early as dinnertime.

Holiday shopping starts on Thanksgiving for some local stores

Thousands of deal seekers flocked to the Glendale Galleria on Thursday as Black Friday once again encroached on Thanksgiving with many stores opening as early as dinnertime.

Buffalo Wild Wings, L.A. Fitness eye Glendale Marketplace

L.A. Fitness and a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant will be setting up shop in the Glendale Marketplace, which has seen several businesses close. However, their grand openings likely won’t happen until the end of next year.

Drop-off boxes at Broadway post office to be relocated

Two drive-thru drop-off mailboxes in the alley behind the Broadway branch of the U.S. Postal Service will be relocated for three months due to a construction project.

Youngsters learn about business world

Youngsters learn about business world

From brainstorming ideas to targeting consumers, youth tapped into their business skills for a two-day “Youth in Business Entrepreneurs’ Day” this past weekend.

Jobless rates rise slightly in Burbank, Glendale

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank edged up last month with construction and specialty trade contractors reporting the most cutbacks across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Glendale recognized for its pro-business climate

The city of Glendale for the first time has won the Eddy award for maintaining a business-friendly climate.

Downtown Glendale Farmer's market to take a break

Downtown Glendale Farmer's market to take a break

The Downtown Glendale Market will be on hiatus until next spring at least, nearly a year after it moved from Brand Boulevard to Maryland Avenue and experienced a lag in attracting customers.

Retail panel forecasts holiday shopping season

Retail panel forecasts holiday shopping season

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures, dolls based on characters from Disney’s “Frozen” and a few high-tech gizmos are expected to be among the hottest toys for kids this holiday season as predicted by Glendale Galleria’s management staff.

Equinox to open location in Glendale

Upscale fitness center Equinox plans to open a 30,000-square-foot location in a downtown Glendale office building sometime in early 2015.

Surgeons buy into outpatient facility

The recent reopening of an outpatient surgery facility at Glendale Adventist Medical Center marked the first time physicians were able to buy a stake in a surgery center in conjunction with the hospital.

Ambulance company sues federal investigators

A Glendale-based ambulance company is claiming that its operators were targeted in a federal corruption investigation, during which the company was denied millions in Medicare funding because of their ethnicity and driven into bankruptcy, according to a lawsuit filed against the federal government.

Good Charlotte's Benji Madden sells Glendale home for $2.1 million

Good Charlotte's Benji Madden sells Glendale home for $2.1 million

Pop punk rocker Benji Madden of Good Charlotte has sold his gated vampire lair in Glendale for his asking price of $2.135 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Council, planners discuss moratorium on development

Council, planners discuss moratorium on development

Planning staffers will soon be telling developers applying to build new projects that more stringent requirements for approval in the Downtown Specific Plan are on their way.

Bob Hope officials look into branding effort

Bob Hope Airport may soon go “back to the future” through a branding effort to highlight the airfield’s proximity to Hollywood and the many film and television studios in the San Fernando Valley.

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