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December 3, 2008
Layoffs expected at Yahoo by middle of the month Internet giant Yahoo Inc. expects to layoff thousands of employees in the next two weeks, making good on an October promise by the company to lay off 10% of its global workforce. Yahoo company officials said they are still parsing through global employment status to determine where the cuts will take place. But some of the 1,000 workers at Yahoo?s campus in Burbank could be affected. In April, Yahoo cut 111 jobs in Burbank as part of a massive restructuring in which hundreds of others at Yahoo offices throughout California were laid off. As of Tuesday, Yahoo had not filed federal and state mandated notices, called the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, required of companies that intend to lay off more than 50 workers at a time.
NEWS
March 22, 2013
I'm writing today in response to and in agreement with Carolyn Jackson's letter regarding Councilman David Gordon. The problems she cited, though enough to hopefully dissuade some from voting for Gordon, are only a part of the reason I find myself so dissatisfied with his City Council tenure. Gordon uses a tried-and-true political tactic, tugging on the strings of fear in order to advance a political agenda. We've seen him play up the day-labor center, the homeless shelter, water conservation rules, bike lanes - the list goes on and on. Doesn't the sky-is-falling routine ever get old?
NEWS
By By Fred Ortega | January 11, 2006
Schwarzenegger's $125.6-billion budget plan for 2006-07 would add $4.3 billion in education spending.BURBANK -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's $125.6 billion proposed budget for fiscal year 2006-07, unveiled Tuesday, includes billions in additional money for education and transportation that could trickle down to local schools and roadways. But local officials were cautious about the plan, noting that that it has a long road ahead before being signed into law. Schwarzenegger's said his plan, which constitutes a 7% increase to last year's state budget, includes no new taxes and at the same time helps bring down the state's structural deficit by more than two-thirds from when he first took office, from $16.5 billion down to $4.7 billion.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | August 15, 2009
BURBANK — NBC executives and their late-night comedy loyalists aren’t the only ones eager for the television return of Jay Leno. With all eyes on the peacock network and Leno’s move to the prime-time television slot as of Sept. 14, owners of businesses mere blocks from where the reigning king of late night taped “The Tonight Show” said they hope his return revitalizes the area and — by extension — sales. At Choza Mama, where the tang of Peruvian cuisine whips through the kitchen and into an encased eating area, owner Ian Linares said he’s seen a noticeable thinning in foot traffic since “The Tonight Show” stopped taping across the street in May. “I can’t speak for all of the businesses in the area, but I think I can say we all miss Jay Leno,” said Linares, who opened his doors five years ago. “We were all a part of the show, from those who made lunch deliveries to the places highlighted on TV. NBC was a really big supporter of ours.
NEWS
September 29, 2007
Congratulations to Burbank vocal music teacher Christine DeMore and Glendale teacher Mark Ouweleen, who were honored as two of Los Angeles County’s 16 top educators. They were chosen from a pool of 64 nominees, who are the creme de le creme of their respective school districts. And it’s not hard to see why. At a time when children are faced with myriad distractions, these top teachers have shown a knack for keeping children engaged and interested. DeMore, for instance, started her teaching career wanting to prove that, simply put, students can do excellent work.
SPORTS
BY EDGAR MELIK-STEPANYAN | August 24, 2012
The Burroughs High boys' water polo team has promised a trip to the playoffs. Burbank, the Indians' crosstown rival, has guaranteed a disciplined and strengthened program. The Indians and Bulldogs are full of optimism heading into the season, with Burroughs eyeing a postseason berth for the first time in eight years and Burbank refueling under first-year Coach Kristina Garcia. Burroughs Coach Danny Garcia - no relation to his Burbank counterpart - provided his thoughts about the fate of both programs.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | December 21, 2008
Hebrew songs filled the air Sunday as Jews and non-Jews spun dreidels, made crafts and listened to stories to celebrate the start of Hanukkah at the Americana at Brand. The celebration, one of many to be held in both Glendale and Burbank during the eight days of Hanukkah, marked the start of the festive holiday with the lighting of the first lamp on a 12-foot electrical menorah, which was placed next to the shopping center’s fountain and near its 100-foot Christmas tree. “It’s the first time they’re doing this, which is really special, especially for the Jewish community,” said Rabbi Simcha Backman, of the Chabad Jewish Center of Glendale, adding that the Americana had organized the event as an attempt to reach out to the community and later invited the center to participate.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | December 24, 2008
Hebrew songs filled the air Sunday as Jews and non-Jews spun dreidels, made crafts and listened to stories to celebrate the start of Hanukkah at the Americana at Brand. The celebration, one of many to be held in both Glendale and Burbank during the eight days of Hanukkah, marked the start of the festive holiday with the lighting of the first lamp on a 12-foot electrical menorah, which was placed next to the shopping center’s fountain and near its 100-foot Christmas tree. “It’s the first time they’re doing this, which is really special, especially for the Jewish community,” said Rabbi Simcha Backman, of the Chabad Jewish Center of Glendale, adding that the Americana had organized the event as an attempt to reach out to the community and later invited the center to participate.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | July 20, 2012
The inside of Warner Bros studios was “a little more somber” following a shooting rampage during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” early Friday morning in Aurora, Colo., according to an employee who was walking out of the Burbank-based company's “Ranch” gate. “But I guess that's just because once you know about it, it changes how you see everything,” Jeff Palm, an animation concept designer for the studio, said Friday afternoon. He said no internal company statement had been issued to the employees about the tragedy.
NEWS
By June Casagrande | March 28, 2014
People sometimes tell me to tell other people what to do, linguistically that is. I'll get an email saying something like, “It drives me nuts when people say 'Fruit is a healthy snack' instead of 'Fruit is a healthful snack.' Please write a column telling them to stop.” The language peeves vary. But the thinking is always the same: I have a soapbox, so naturally I should use it to scold and chide everyone within earshot. As if. It's just not appropriate for someone who writes for a newspaper to use that privilege to boss readers around.
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March 22, 2013
I'm writing today in response to and in agreement with Carolyn Jackson's letter regarding Councilman David Gordon. The problems she cited, though enough to hopefully dissuade some from voting for Gordon, are only a part of the reason I find myself so dissatisfied with his City Council tenure. Gordon uses a tried-and-true political tactic, tugging on the strings of fear in order to advance a political agenda. We've seen him play up the day-labor center, the homeless shelter, water conservation rules, bike lanes - the list goes on and on. Doesn't the sky-is-falling routine ever get old?
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SPORTS
BY EDGAR MELIK-STEPANYAN | August 24, 2012
The Burroughs High boys' water polo team has promised a trip to the playoffs. Burbank, the Indians' crosstown rival, has guaranteed a disciplined and strengthened program. The Indians and Bulldogs are full of optimism heading into the season, with Burroughs eyeing a postseason berth for the first time in eight years and Burbank refueling under first-year Coach Kristina Garcia. Burroughs Coach Danny Garcia - no relation to his Burbank counterpart - provided his thoughts about the fate of both programs.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | July 20, 2012
The inside of Warner Bros studios was “a little more somber” following a shooting rampage during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” early Friday morning in Aurora, Colo., according to an employee who was walking out of the Burbank-based company's “Ranch” gate. “But I guess that's just because once you know about it, it changes how you see everything,” Jeff Palm, an animation concept designer for the studio, said Friday afternoon. He said no internal company statement had been issued to the employees about the tragedy.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | August 15, 2009
BURBANK — NBC executives and their late-night comedy loyalists aren’t the only ones eager for the television return of Jay Leno. With all eyes on the peacock network and Leno’s move to the prime-time television slot as of Sept. 14, owners of businesses mere blocks from where the reigning king of late night taped “The Tonight Show” said they hope his return revitalizes the area and — by extension — sales. At Choza Mama, where the tang of Peruvian cuisine whips through the kitchen and into an encased eating area, owner Ian Linares said he’s seen a noticeable thinning in foot traffic since “The Tonight Show” stopped taping across the street in May. “I can’t speak for all of the businesses in the area, but I think I can say we all miss Jay Leno,” said Linares, who opened his doors five years ago. “We were all a part of the show, from those who made lunch deliveries to the places highlighted on TV. NBC was a really big supporter of ours.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | December 24, 2008
Hebrew songs filled the air Sunday as Jews and non-Jews spun dreidels, made crafts and listened to stories to celebrate the start of Hanukkah at the Americana at Brand. The celebration, one of many to be held in both Glendale and Burbank during the eight days of Hanukkah, marked the start of the festive holiday with the lighting of the first lamp on a 12-foot electrical menorah, which was placed next to the shopping center’s fountain and near its 100-foot Christmas tree. “It’s the first time they’re doing this, which is really special, especially for the Jewish community,” said Rabbi Simcha Backman, of the Chabad Jewish Center of Glendale, adding that the Americana had organized the event as an attempt to reach out to the community and later invited the center to participate.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | December 21, 2008
Hebrew songs filled the air Sunday as Jews and non-Jews spun dreidels, made crafts and listened to stories to celebrate the start of Hanukkah at the Americana at Brand. The celebration, one of many to be held in both Glendale and Burbank during the eight days of Hanukkah, marked the start of the festive holiday with the lighting of the first lamp on a 12-foot electrical menorah, which was placed next to the shopping center’s fountain and near its 100-foot Christmas tree. “It’s the first time they’re doing this, which is really special, especially for the Jewish community,” said Rabbi Simcha Backman, of the Chabad Jewish Center of Glendale, adding that the Americana had organized the event as an attempt to reach out to the community and later invited the center to participate.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2008
Layoffs expected at Yahoo by middle of the month Internet giant Yahoo Inc. expects to layoff thousands of employees in the next two weeks, making good on an October promise by the company to lay off 10% of its global workforce. Yahoo company officials said they are still parsing through global employment status to determine where the cuts will take place. But some of the 1,000 workers at Yahoo?s campus in Burbank could be affected. In April, Yahoo cut 111 jobs in Burbank as part of a massive restructuring in which hundreds of others at Yahoo offices throughout California were laid off. As of Tuesday, Yahoo had not filed federal and state mandated notices, called the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, required of companies that intend to lay off more than 50 workers at a time.
NEWS
September 29, 2007
Congratulations to Burbank vocal music teacher Christine DeMore and Glendale teacher Mark Ouweleen, who were honored as two of Los Angeles County’s 16 top educators. They were chosen from a pool of 64 nominees, who are the creme de le creme of their respective school districts. And it’s not hard to see why. At a time when children are faced with myriad distractions, these top teachers have shown a knack for keeping children engaged and interested. DeMore, for instance, started her teaching career wanting to prove that, simply put, students can do excellent work.
NEWS
By By Fred Ortega | January 11, 2006
Schwarzenegger's $125.6-billion budget plan for 2006-07 would add $4.3 billion in education spending.BURBANK -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's $125.6 billion proposed budget for fiscal year 2006-07, unveiled Tuesday, includes billions in additional money for education and transportation that could trickle down to local schools and roadways. But local officials were cautious about the plan, noting that that it has a long road ahead before being signed into law. Schwarzenegger's said his plan, which constitutes a 7% increase to last year's state budget, includes no new taxes and at the same time helps bring down the state's structural deficit by more than two-thirds from when he first took office, from $16.5 billion down to $4.7 billion.
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