Five or six years ago that changed, and we began hearing the 7 a.m. takeoffs and flights throughout the day. I called the airport and spoke to a spokesman who assured me that no flight paths had changed because airspace is so regulated, etc. etc. I didn’t for a second believe him.
Our argument is very simple: When we bought the house we never heard planes, and now we do. Maybe we’re not deafened, and we’re certainly not near enough the airport to qualify for soundproofing, but it is an annoyance and likely to make it harder to find a buyer if we ever sell.
And now Cabrera and his “you knew you were by an airport” wants more flights and later flights for his own personal convenience.
If anyone should move, it’s Cabrera. He needs to move to my block for a couple of years and then move closer to the airport for a couple of more years. Then he can have an opinion.
Skepticism over claims about police
I’ve been talking to some friends and neighbors about the potential charges against the Burbank Police Department in regard to roughness and neglect in handling people correctly, and most of them, including myself, find it hard to believe (“FBI probes claims of excessive police force,” Oct. 3).
Of course most of us don’t get serious infractions or tickets. But still, it seems a little hard to believe. Most of the officers I’ve talked to are respectful and understand your rights. I still find it hard to believe, and I’ve been living in the media district since 1959.