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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Toys "R" Us 683 North Victory Boulevard, Burbank September 16, 2015

Toys “R” Us to hire 40,000 employees for the holidays

The giant kids’ store chain, Toys “R” Us, is gearing up for the upcoming holiday season and today it announced plans to hire 40,000 seasonal workers.  That means the company reportedly will more than double its current workforce. The retailer has opportunities at its stores, including the one in Burbank, as well as distribution centers nationwide. “We are seeking enthusiastic, highly motivated and customer-focused individuals to join our team during this busy, but very exciting time of year. Our seasonal staff helps us make parents, grandparents,... Read More →

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Script sales and deals: Popular toys to get Hollywood treatment

Toys are still hot properties in Tinseltown. The offsprings of some notorious monsters are about to get the glitter and glam treatment from the creators of the hit TV shows, “Gossip Girl” and “The O.C.” Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have signed on to write and produce a Universal project based on the popular Mattel toyline, Monster High, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The toyline focuses on the teenaged children of the Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein; and the trials and tribulations they face in high school. Introduced in 2010... Read More →

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City Buzz

Sewer pipe drama over Traffic and parking are back to normal in the 500 block of South Beachwood Drive in Burbank. I visited the site yesterday afternoon. The repair equipment was gone and the excavation site had been paved over. A very different scene from earlier this month, a few days after a pipe burst on Tuesday, November 2—spilling thousands of gallons of sewage into the street. The results of an investigation are in. Public Works Director, Bonnie Teaford, explained in an e-mail why age of the pipe is not the suspected culprit: “We believe that the... Read More →

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Consumer News: Safety concerns about a hot holiday toy & a Burbank hospital is under investigation

 Are Zhu Zhu pets safe? Zhu Zhu pets, the robotic hamsters that talk and move, are at the top of a lot of wish lists this holiday season. Recently, a California-based consumer watchdog group’s website reportedly sparked a controversy when it claimed there is a potentially harmful level of metal in the Mr. Squiggles model. Now, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has weighed in on the controversy, declaring Zhu Zhu pets are in line with toy standards. The latest on the story here. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center being investigated by the feds The U.S. Food and... Read More →

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Elmo Live! The most popular Christmas toy of 2008?

I haven’t been out browsing the toy stores lately, but I’ve heard about Elmo Live. Recently, I was driving in Los Angeles street traffic with the radio on. I heard a local deejay rambling about some contest with a prize of an Elmo Live for the winner.   You can always tell what’s hot by the prizes dangled at listerners by radio stations. During the summer, when gas prices were edging up to five bucks a gallon, Southland radio stations came up with all sorts of get free gas contests. Now, this holiday season Elmo Live appears to be the hot item... Read More →

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