| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:56 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Handybook, which bills itself as the “Uber for household services,” is buying Exec, a San Francisco startup that lets people book house cleaners from a mobile app.
The acquisition signals what could be the start of a shake-...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Swedish furniture giant Ikea got the unanimous green light from the Burbank City Council on Tuesday to build its largest furniture store in the nation in Burbank.
The retailer, which opened in Burbank in 1990 as its first store in California and sixth...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Nearly four years ago, the McStays left their snug home in suburban San Diego County on a chilly February evening. Piling into their Isuzu Trooper, parents Joseph and Summer and young sons Gianni and Joseph Jr. left behind two dogs, two bowls of popcorn...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:10 PM
David Schmitt was jolted awake on Jan. 17, 1994, when the Northridge earthquake hit early that morning.
A Burbank fire engineer at the time, Schmitt immediately made sure his house along with his neighbors’ homes were secure. Roughly an hour...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- To lawmakers and others arguing that replacing the $1 bill with a $1 coin would save the government money, the Federal Reserve says, “Don’t bet on it.”
A new analysis by Fed staffers said the old-fashioned greenback is...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Ikea is recalling millions of wall-mounted children's lamps after a child was strangled by the lamp's cord in Europe, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
The agency said the 16-month-old child died in a crib after getting...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:07 PM
One by one, they return home — my little Einsteins, my little bombardiers.
They circle the old homestead a couple of times, then drop their stuff in the garage and basement, unloading all the ordnance from their college days, including the Ikea...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Scandinavian cinema has made a big comeback on the world map and it hasn't gone unnoticed by French sellers. Indeed, most of the buzzed-about titles pitched at the work-in-progress presentation of Goteborg's Nordic Film Market were being sold by Gallic...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Every time we turn around, Hampden has a new restaurant.
The newest addition to the neighborhood's lineup is Souvlaki, a teeny tiny Greek spot that opened on the Avenue in mid-December. Owned by Dmitri and Elli Taramas (natives of Greece by way of New...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:02 AM
San Valentín está a la vuelta de la esquina y si echas a correr tu imaginación podrás encontrarte con más ideas divertidas que las flechas que pueda Cupido tener.
Una cena romántica, ir al cine, una tarjeta y una caja de chocolates... claro que llegan...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:17 PM
There is little effort being made to mitigate the negative impacts of the proposed new IKEA at 805 S. San Fernando Blvd. between Alameda and Verdugo. There are benefits to IKEA expanding in Burbank: jobs, sales tax revenue, recycling underutilized real...