Burbank is home to many employees of the motion picture, digital cinema and television studios located in the area. The Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant in Burbank (est. 1949) is the oldest remaining Bob’s Big Boy in America, and in 1993 was designated a California Point of Historical Interest. The Bob Hope Airport serves 4.9 million travelers per year with seven carriers, with over 70 flights daily.
LDS Members make up 1.54% of Burbank’s population. The state of California has the largest Mormon population outside of Utah. California has 768,344 members in 1,348 wards and branches, 16 missions, and 7 temples and 189 Family History Centers.
Mormon pioneers traveled from New York City on February 4th, 1846 on the ship The Brooklyn and arrived in Yerba Buena, now San Francisco, on July 31, 1846. The pioneers were led by Samuel Brannan who published San Francisco’s first newspaper, “The California Star”, on January 9th, 1847. Brannan helped spark the gold rush by sending copies of “The California Star” with news of gold at Sutter’s Mill back east. Meanwhile, a group of roughly 500 other Mormons marched to San Diego in the Mormon Battalion in defense of the U.S. Mexican War.