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  • Schiff, others take aim at piracy

    Lawmakers and movie studios battling piracy of copyrighted material this week unveiled a list of rogue states and a campaign to persuade U.S. corporations to pull their support from websites that allow users to illegally download films, television shows...
  • Officials worried about rail safety

    Officials worried about rail safety
    BURBANK — With the introduction of the new Metrolink express train service to Union Station in Los Angeles, officials in Burbank are concerned that the varied schedules could spell trouble for commuters who have a dangerous habit — crossing...
  • Disney caterer to cut 128 jobs

    Disney caterer to cut 128 jobs
    Nearly 130 employees who work for a third-party food-services operation at Walt Disney Co. offices in Burbank and Glendale are slated to be laid off in early November, according to the California Employment Development Department. The firm, Lifeworks...
  • Steve Jobs brought his magic to Disney

    Steve Jobs brought his magic to Disney
    When Walt Disney Co. looked to revamp its troubled retail stores in 2008, Chief Executive Robert A. Iger sought advice from the company's largest shareholder, a foremost expert on the consumer experience. Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs had lured theme-...
  • Disney's 17-year-old 'Lion King' continues to roar

    Disney's 17-year-old 'Lion King' continues to roar
    "The Lion King" is proving to be far more ferocious than Hollywood imagined. A 3-D version of the classic 1994 animated film claimed the No. 1 spot at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, beating out four new films. Ticket sales for the re-...
  • Disney to announce deal for 'Avatar' theme park attractions

    Disney to announce deal for 'Avatar' theme park attractions
    The Walt Disney Co. is set to announce a major licensing deal to bring "Avatar" attractions to its theme parks, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The Burbank entertainment giant has secured the rights from 20th Century Fox movie studio,...
  • Glendale-based Disney 'Imagineers' to start work on 'Avatar' attractions

    Glendale-based Disney 'Imagineers' to start work on 'Avatar' attractions
    The Walt Disney Co. has struck a deal to bring the fantasy world of "Avatar" to Disney Parks, starting with a multi-attraction themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla. Director James Cameron and his producing partner Jon Landau -- the team...
  • In second high-profile exit, head of Disney Channel resigns

    In second high-profile exit, head of Disney Channel resigns
    In a surprise move, Carolina Lightcap is leaving her position as president of Disney Channels Worldwide after just under two years on the job. The departure is the second high-profile exit from Walt Disney Co. Last week, Andy Mooney abruptly resigned...
  • Bowling central in Glendale

    Glendale’s Grand Central Airport closed down in the 1950s, and eventually the property was developed as a business park called the Grand Central Industrial Center. One of the new buildings was Grand Central Bowl, a $1-million project at the corner...
  • Disney's net income rises 30% in fourth quarter

    Disney's net income rises 30% in fourth quarter
    Walt Disney Co. reported improved fourth-quarter earnings, buoyed by gains at Disney Channel and ESPN and at the Burbank company's theme parks. The entertainment giant reported net income of $1.08 billion for the quarter ending Oct. 1, a jump of 30%...
  • Disney partners with Comcast to provide ABC, ESPN on-demand

    Disney partners with Comcast to provide ABC, ESPN on-demand
    Entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. has struck a deal allowing Comcast Corp. cable customers access to all of its popular channels — including ESPN, ABC, ABC Family and the Disney Channel — from portable devices and video-on-demand services....
  • Technicolor plans to reduce staff

    Technicolor Inc. plans to lay off 50 employees at its relatively new Flower Street facility by Jan. 14, according to a recent state filing. Plans for the layoffs, filed with the California Employment Development Department, affect the 40,000-square-foot...