Burbank, California was, in the 19th century, the home to sheep ranches and wheat farms largely owned by dentist and entrepreneur Dr. David Burbank, but now is famous for being the headquarters of many of the world’s major entertainment and media empires, including NBC Universal, Warner Brothers Entertainment, and the Walt Disney Company. Most of the actual work in the entertainment industry that has made Hollywood famous actually takes place in Burbank. An eye-catching Burbank landmark is the Walt Disney Animation Studios building, with its signature starred giant sorcerer’s cap – based on the one worn by Mickey Mouse in the animated feature Fantasia – at the main entrance. Bob Hope Airport, which has had its name change five times from the original United Airport (after United Airlines, who built the airport along with its partner Boeing) to Union Air Terminal, to Lockheed Air Terminal, to Hollywood-Burbank Airport, to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, and finally to its current name, was a major staging ground for the development of aviation in the U.S. when Lockheed set up shop there. Less known about Burbank is the Rancho Equestrian District, which is zoned so that residents can keep and ride horses. Visitors can also rent horses as well to ride through the surrounding acres of parks and open areas, and over the Hollywood hills. One popular round trip begins on the Hollywood side of those hills, climbs over them not far from the Hollywood sign, and ends at a Mexican restaurant where riders tie up their horses and enjoy a meal and a margarita before returning to the originating ranch. Burbank is bordered on the south by Griffith Park, Glendale, Toluca Lake, and Universal City; on the west by Sun Valley, Van Nuys, and Panorama City; on the east by La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta-Montrose and Altadena; and on the north by the Verdugo Mountains. It has a population of about 108,500, though more people work in Burbank than actually live there. In the latter part of the 20th century, Burbank lost much of its industrial base as large manufacturers like Lockheed moved out, but soon replaced that with retail as a number of malls and shopping centers were built, including the Empire Center, Media City Center, and Burbank Town Center.
Our office is about a 27-minute drive from Burbank. We would be happy to provide Burbank residents and employees of Burbank companies with a free consultation if they feel that they were wrongfully fired from their job due to pregnancy, or discriminated against based on their race, gender, or disability. We would also like to hear from you if you feel that you have not been paid your due wages, including overtime wages. We have over twelve years of experience handling employment law matters as well as personal injury cases. Call us! (323) 857-5900