February 7, 2013
Walt Disney Co. registered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas ' $2.02-billion stake in the company for possible sale, allowing the filmmaker to sell the stock at his discretion. Lucas, 68, holds 37.1 million shares of Disney, a 2.1% stake, according to a regulatory filing by the film, TV and theme-park company. The action doesn't mean a sale is imminent. Disney completed its $4.06- billion purchase of his Lucasfilm Ltd. on Dec. 21. Lynne Hale, a Lucasfilm spokeswoman, declined to comment, referring inquiries to Disney, which also wouldn't comment.
April 9, 2005
Mark R. Madler As a 13-year-old growing up in Southern California, Larry Ross went to see the original "Star Wars" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. Now the 41-year-old business owner and father of three is determined to see "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," the final film in George Lucas's epic sci-fi series at the same spot. "For me, it's like coming full-circle," said Ross, a La Crescenta resident who owns Blast from the Past, a television and film memorabilia store in Magnolia Park in Burbank.
August 26, 2000
Jose Ruiz STARLIGHT BOWL -- There are not many places where a concert audience can get a "one-two" punch in a single evening -- unless you went to the concert at the Starlight Bowl on Sunday. Steven Kerstein, music director and conductor of the Burbank Chamber Orchestra, had the gutsy idea to go from Tchaikovsky to "Star Wars" to Dorsey, all in one evening, and boy, did he pull it off! The first half featured a classical fare of Copland and Rimsky-Korsakov, but that's where the norm ended.
July 31, 2012
Volunteers teamed up with kids Tuesday morning in Burbank and Glendale to help them buy new shoes, clothes and supplies for school at Target. The fourth annual shopping spree at the Empire Center was part of a partnership between Target and the Salvation Army, for which the national retailer gives $1 million in gift cards for 12,000 children and teens. Each participant was given an $80 gift card to spend in one hour with Disney employees and members of Burbank Sunrise Rotary and Noon Kiwanis.
May 17, 2000
Lacks consistency, credibility Summer Field Grindle of La Crescenta is a sophomore at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. "Battlefield Earth" is chock full o' problems. This "futuristic fight for freedom" film lacks consistency, clarity and credibility. Some of the visual effects are reminiscent of those in "Blade Runner" and "Star Wars." The story line is awful, and the acting is worse. To move "Battlefield Earth" from unintentionally funny into genuine comedy, I have two propositions.
October 5, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, October 5. Police conducted a sting this week to curb prositution at a busy stretch of Lankershim Boulevard. The operation led to at least 17 arrests , according to the Contra Costa Times . Want to live in young Darth Vader's former home? "Star Wars" actor Hayden Christensen put his $2.65 million Studio City property up for sale. L.A. Times Burbank residents are peeved that a company is storing mobile ads in their city that advertise "Topless Maids," reports NBC Los Angeles . “Burbank is a very conservative city.
September 13, 2011
One of the most ancient crafts, the production of pottery, for both utilitarian use as well as artist expression, dates back thousands of years before Christ. While the pottery collection of Burbank residents Tim and Angie Meikle doesn't include pieces from that far back, it does consist of items created during the late 1880s and throughout the 20th century. The couple, who have been collecting for more than 43 years, are currently sharing their impressive amassment at the Burbank Creative Arts Center in the gallery's current show: “A Collection of Pottery 1880-1970.” The opening of the show was celebrated with a reception that, along with the Meikles, included a full house of their friends, fellow collectors, artists and lovers of antique pottery this past Friday evening.
January 14, 2004
Dink O'Neal Troubadour Theater Company has created another hilarious combination of Shakespeare and rock music with "Fleetwood Macbeth" at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank. In the same wacky vein of the company's critically acclaimed productions "Twelfth Dog Night" and "A Midsummer Saturday Night Fever's Dream," director Matt Walker and his Troubies have inserted some 1970s tunes from the group Fleetwood Mac into the bard's bloodiest of tragedies.
May 14, 2005
Rima Shah Local lawmakers and city officials are pleased about transportation funding received in the revised state budget released by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday, but were dismayed that schools are not getting their $2 billion back. "The governor is right when he says that politics is like show business, because the new budget has more special effects and gimmicks than a Star Wars movie," Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer said.
April 14, 2001
ANDERSEN -- HEPBURN Leane Andersen and Alex Hepburn, both of Burbank, were married at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. The Rev. Tod Bolsinger officiated. The matron of honor was Candice Collins. Bridesmaids were Kelli Urban, Christy Lennon and Heather Hepburn. There were 23 flower girls, all current or former students of the bride. The groom and his best man, his father Alexander Duncan Hepburn III, wore traditional Scottish attire.