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By Zain Shauk | January 31, 2009
BURBANK — Experts reacted Friday to reports that the Walt Disney Co.’s ABC Television division will cut 400 jobs, in the latest in a string of recession-influenced reductions from businesses with major operations in Burbank and Glendale. Company officials were not available to comment on layoffs or on specific impacts of cuts to local facilities, but the move followed last week’s announcement from Warner Bros. of 800 companywide layoffs, the majority of which would come from its Burbank location.
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BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | June 10, 2009
New national unemployment figures released Friday reflect a trend seen locally — the days of sweeping job cuts may be ending, experts say. Although unemployment figures rose nationally in May — from 8.9% to 9.4% — only 345,000 jobs were lost nationwide, about half the average over the last six months, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The change was largely a result of a slowing pace of job cuts, which appears to have also occurred in Glendale and Burbank, experts said.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | May 12, 2010
General Growth Properties Inc., the operator of the Glendale Galleria and the Burbank Town Center, reported Monday that its first-quarter revenues were down from their already depressed levels of a year ago. The announcement came as the company worked to restructure its debt and emerge from bankruptcy protection. The Chicago-based firm?s revenues fell about 6.5%, to $761 million, compared with the first quarter of 2009. The tenant occupancy rate at its more than 200 regional malls slipped to 90.5%, down from 90.9% in the first three months of 2009, according to the company.
NEWS
November 22, 2000
Jenna Bordelon The following incidents were taken from police reports. MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH 2400 block of North Naomi Street: Police are investigating a battery at an apartment Tuesday. A man told police he had an argument with his girlfriend and she hit him in the mouth. 3000 block of Avon Street: A 29-year-old Sun Valley woman was arrested Monday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamines and cocaine. Police said the woman was standing on the sidewalk with a steak knife in her hand.
BUSINESS
By Nalea J. Ko | December 21, 2008
BURBANK — Annie Kirakosyan has seen firsthand the effects of recent layoffs and business closures while working at the Burbank Workforce Connection as a position work trainer. The Burbank Workforce Connection is a free job-resource facility and business assistance center where clients can use the fax machine, phones, computers and copy machine for job searches. With six job search computers and a growing pool of unemployed, center officials said they have struggled the last few months to keep up with demand.
FEATURES
December 13, 2008
HOLIDAY BASKETS FILLED FOR NEEDY FAMILIES Burbank Coordinating Council is organizing its Holiday Baskets program for needy families. Anyone can come and help with the delivery and packing of baskets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the lunch shelter of Washington Elementary School, 2322 N. Lincoln St., Burbank. Every year the council serves nearly 500 low-income families and provides food and gifts through the efforts of community donors from organizations, individuals, city offices, churches, schools and local businesses.
NEWS
By DAVID LAURELL | April 23, 2008
Mayor Marsha Ramos cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand reopening of Bliss Unlimited in the Burbank Town Center Mall on Thursday evening. The event also honored Assistant City Manager Mike Flad for his years of support of We Care for Youth. Originally opened in November 2005, Bliss Unlimited operates as a nonprofit subsidiary of We Care for Youth, a Burbank-based nonprofit organization founded in 1991 by co-executive directors Jose Quintanar and Linda Maxwell . Having moved to their new location, on the mall’s third floor near Mervyn’s, Bliss Unlimited will now enjoy a much higher profile in which to offer their art, jewelry and other unique items inspired and created by young people.
FEATURES
November 26, 2005
organsFashion and lots of talent graced the runway as La Providencia Guild presented its 44th annual Fashion Show "Stepping Out" at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. President Veronica Chavoor welcomed more than 600 members and guests to the event on Nov. 6 and announced that the $5 million Associates Project for Neuroscience and Imaging Research had been completed earlier than expected. The next project is a $5 million pledge for the Orthopaedic Endowments and the New Hospital Building.
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