| Sep 5, 2011
Before advertising executive Leo-Arthur Kelmenson could ignite the media blitz in 1979 that helped rescue Chrysler Corp. from bankruptcy, he had to persuade the auto company's president to serve as pitchman.
Lee Iacocca's response was as blunt as the ads...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 11:08 AM
City Hall critics take note: The opportunity may soon arise to pepper Mayor Jess Talamantes and Councilman Dave Golonksi with golf balls.
But it will cost you.
Although the details are still being worked out, the committee charged with helping to turn...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:05 AM
What determines whether you can get a loan? Bankers traditionally have taken into account the five C's of lending: capacity, collateral, capital, conditions and character. When dealing with a community-based bank, the last is especially important....
| Sep 23, 2011
| 4:40 PM
City Council members this week decided to hire the National Golf Foundation to help resuscitate the struggling DeBell Golf Club, saying the nonprofit consultant was best suited for the job.
The roughly $24,500 contract with the foundation’s...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 8:20 PM
The groundswell of populist anger against banks and politicians picked up momentum in Southern California as powerful labor union support helped galvanize protests nationwide.
Rallies extended to the 18th day in New York, where Occupy Wall Street planned...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak are promoting a new trade deal by visiting an auto plant in Michigan, a state battered by Asian car imports, in a rare joint appearance outside of Washington by a U....
| Dec 9, 2011
| 6:15 PM
The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday they plan on closing 250 or more mail processing centers and slow first class mail service next spring virtually eliminating next day letter delivery. Unfortunately, this will eliminate nearly 30,000 jobs...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:07 AM
LONG BEACH (KTLA) -- Two weeks after their central command post at City Hall was dismantled by police, Occupy L.A. protesters are setting their sights on a new mission -- shutting down the Port of Los Angeles.
They are trying to restrict access to the...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:23 AM
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- Mitt Romney cruises down two-lane blacktops, past combines churning up clouds of dust harvesting corn, on his way to one more gathering, one more step on a long journey.
Four years ago, he thought these farm fields would...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 9:00 PM
“Instead of saying ‘Two wrongs don’t make a right,’ maybe we should be saying ‘Two illegals shouldn’t be able to make a legal.’”
“In answer to June 2, from the Hagerstown...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:50 PM
In this economic environment, if a business with a $718,215 operating deficit and no reserves asked a bank for a $2-million bailout package, the response would be a predictable one: “no.”
But in the world of Burbank municipal business, the...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:52 PM
In an effort to make oversight of the troubled DeBell Golf Club as transparent as possible, the City Council will schedule a special study session to discuss recently enacted reform measures.
Councilman Dave Golonski on Tuesday lobbied for the meeting,...