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Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report

Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report

Three of the major hospitals in Glendale and Burbank earned C grades on a recent national report card about patient safety, while local medical officials said improvements are being put in place and that some of the data used to compile the scores was outdated.

Jobless rates drop in Glendale and Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank declined last month with trade, transportation and utilities driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

DreamWorks announces plan to cut 500 jobs

DreamWorks announces plan to cut 500 jobs

DreamWorks Animation announced Thursday that it would cut 500 jobs in the wake of a string of box-office disappointments, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Bob Hope Airport sees increase in passengers

Bob Hope Airport sees increase in passengers

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport rose in November, compared to the same period in 2013, continuing a trend that began in July, according to the latest statistics.

Dick's Sporting Goods to take over former Nordstrom's space at Galleria

Dick’s Sporting Goods will be moving into Nordstrom’s former space at the Glendale Galleria later this year, a little more than a year since the upscale clothing retailer relocated to the Americana at Brand.

Music stores likely to take a hit due to Fender's move to direct customer sales

Music stores likely to take a hit due to Fender's move to direct customer sales

Fender's curvy Stratocasters, Telecasters and Jazz Basses have been must-have features of guitar shop walls for decades.

DreamWorks Animation plans layoffs

DreamWorks Animation plans layoffs

Stung by a series of box office misfires and failed sale attempts, DreamWorks Animation plans a substantial number of layoffs, two people familiar with the matter told the Los Angeles...

'Chick magnet' cooking blogger moves from the web to the grill

'Chick magnet' cooking blogger moves from the web to the grill

One of Montrose’s newest restaurateurs has a cooking blog named after his belief that the ladies love a man who can whip up a good meal.

SeaPort officials harbor hope for new route

SeaPort officials harbor hope for new route

SeaPort Airlines, a Portland, Oregon-based carrier with routes in nine U.S. states and Baja, California, in Mexico, will begin nonstop service between Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport and Visalia Municipal Airport in the San Joaquin Valley on Feb. 9.

Firms partner to buy Marriott hotel

Firms partner to buy Marriott hotel

A joint venture between a New York-based real estate investment/development firm and a global insurance and investment organization has purchased the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, the buyer announced last week.

Signs to ease parking, traffic

A series of digital signs aimed at making it easier for downtown visitors to find parking will be installed by early 2016 thanks to new grant funding that revived the long-delayed project.

App designer earns honor

App designer earns honor

A local web designer who launched his business as a teenager out of his bedroom in the late 1990s recently won an award for his mobile app that guides visitors through downtown Glendale’s shops and eateries.

Chinese eatery makes way for theater

Chinese eatery makes way for theater

A mix of residential space and a movie theater known as the Laemmle Lofts will start moving forward with demolition work next month on a downtown Glendale parcel, temporarily displacing the Panda Inn restaurant that’s been a Glendale staple for more than 30 years.

Rental fees at Montrose Harvest Market rise

Rental fees at Montrose Harvest Market rise

For the first time in three years, the cost of renting a space for vendors at the weekly Montrose Harvest Market will go up following a decision on Thursday by the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. board of directors.

Warner Bros. guests enjoy extended Batman exhibit

Warner Bros. guests enjoy extended Batman exhibit

For aspiring moviemakers from Syracuse University's film and television program, touring the Warner Bros. back lot Wednesday was about regaining a sense of awe.

Construction underway for five-story hotel

Construction underway for five-story hotel

Construction of a 94-room hotel is getting underway on the edge of downtown Glendale, but it’s the only such project for the time being since an application to build another hotel in the area hasn’t been submitted in two years.

Pedrini's to play itself out

Pedrini's to play itself out

A family’s nearly 70-year legacy in Glendale and La Crescenta is coming to an end as Pedrini Music will be going out of business at the end of next month.

DreamWorks' chief creative officer steps down

DreamWorks' chief creative officer steps down

DreamWorks Animation announced that its chief creative officer Bill Damaschke will step down from his position as veteran...

Hospitals to mark traditional Armenian Christmas

Two Glendale hospitals will be celebrating the traditions of Armenian Christmas on Monday, the eve of the holiday that’s also known as the Epiphany, or the baptism of Jesus.

Would a L.A. minimum wage hike push businesses to nearby cities?

Would a L.A. minimum wage hike push businesses to nearby cities?

In less than four years, Tony Yanow has boosted Golden Road Brewing's production nearly sixfold, making beers from the Atwater Village brewery a mainstay in supermarkets across California.

Group looks to relocate Glendale farmers market

Group looks to relocate Glendale farmers market

Relocating its farmers market, possibly in and around Chess Park on Brand Boulevard, will be one of the biggest goals for the Downtown Glendale Assn. next year.

Report shows sluggish sales, higher home prices

Glendale home and condominium prices went up in November compared to the same time a year ago, while sales continue to be sluggish in the local real estate market.

'The Interview' to screen locally

'The Interview' to screen locally

On Christmas Day, MGN Five Star Cinema in Glendale will show “The Interview,” the Sony Pictures comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, which sparked a cyber-attack on the studio and threats of violence from hackers.

Jobless rates edge up in Glendale, Burbank

Jobless rates edge up in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank rose slightly last month with motion picture and sound recording accounting for most of the job reductions across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Downstairs bar taps Midwest sensibilities

Downstairs bar taps Midwest sensibilities

The descending flight of stairs is reminiscent of the sitcom “Cheers,” but instead of leading to a bar in Boston in the 1980s, this new lounge is situated in modern-day downtown Glendale.

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