The Burbank Daily Review was founded in 1905, and later acquired by the Copley Press. Copley sold the Daily Review and the Glendale News Press to Morris Newspapers in 1974; however Morris sold off the papers two years later. Ingersoll Publications bought the papers in 1980. The Daily Review was replaced by the biweekly Burbank Leader in 1985.
Page Group Publishing, who had just bought the Orange Coast Daily Pilot and the Huntington Beach Independent, acquired the papers from Ingersoll in 1989. Times Mirror bought the newspaper group in 1993.