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May 28, 2005
CRAIG BULLOCK This year marks the 75th anniversary of an airport in Burbank. During its storied history, the airport has seen many changes in names, owners, aircraft and people, which have contributed to its evolution into what it is today. In the late 1920s Austin Co., Engineers and Builders, along with officials from Boeing Air Transport Corp., carefully planned the site where the airport was constructed. Before the airport was constructed, the vacant 243-acre land had to be cleared of more than 100 huge oak and eucalyptus trees.
NEWS
September 11, 2002
Laura Sturza Military planes and helicopters were frequent sights in the skies above Burbank for weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked commercial planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. But like many security matters, officials declined to confirm or deny an increased military presence. "The military activity certainly skyrocketed, as did the orders for military parts," said Les Copeland, owner of Empire Manufacturing in Burbank, which supplies aircraft parts to the military.
NEWS
August 18, 2004
After I read about the airport's proposed agreement between the parties, I thought the 10-year period on the prohibition of building a new terminal was a stretch. Ten years is a long time. Despite this guarantee, it still stirred the wrath of the anti-expansion troops. Several well-written, erudite letters implied the airport would find a way around the agreement. The conspiracy theorists are on the march. Can't they even agree on a reasonable negotiated contract?
NEWS
October 27, 2001
Ryan Carter AIRPORT DISTRICT -- A 39-year-old North Hollywood man was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon after Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport police found a gun and a man-made silencer in his baggage, authorities said. Philip Wright Adcok, who was in a wheelchair, was checking in his luggage Oct. 19 at an airport ticket counter when police found a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun and a crudely made plastic silencer inside a first-aid bag, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said.
NEWS
June 21, 2003
Ben Godar Despite sharp criticism this week from City Council members, Burbank-Glendale-Pas- adena Airport officials maintain that foot traffic from a privately owned parking lot creates safety and liability problems, and say they have no plans to accommodate pedestrians in the area. Since Star Park opened in January, airport officials have closed a crosswalk leading from the lot to Terminal B and have put up no-crossing signs. In March, airport police began issuing $90 tickets to violators, but stopped doing so after a judge ruled June 9 that the airport did not have the authority to enforce the regulation.
NEWS
March 19, 2003
The City Council decided in closed session meetings to recom- mend that the Burbank-Glen- dale-Pasadena Airport retain land for a new terminal until a decision is reached about a noise curfew. "The city needs to know whether we can get a curfew in order to decide whether it can support a new terminal or not," Mayor David Laurell said at Tuesday's City Council meeting. At a Feb. 26 meeting, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Marion Blakey asked local officials to reach a decision about a replacement terminal in 60 days.
NEWS
February 16, 2002
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Security screeners at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport and nationwide will be under federal supervision starting Sunday. The change is expected to be invisible for travelers, officials said. Current screeners, who were contracted with private security agencies, will have their contracts taken over by the federal government's Transportation Security Administration. Starting Nov. 19, all scanners will be required to be federal employees.
NEWS
August 13, 2003
On the face of it, the letter from David M. Simmons regarding a new terminal building at the airport seems pretty reasonable. But it isn't. First, Mr. Simmons states that the FAA has had a long-standing request for relocation of the terminal. To my knowledge, the FAA has never requested that the terminal be relocated. Rather, the FAA has simply stated that if the terminal is moved that it will have to comply with newer requirements regarding the distance from the runways to the building.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | March 19, 2008
BURBANK — An allegedly drunk driver broke through the concrete wall in a parking structure at Bob Hope Airport Tuesday night, leaving him with minor injuries after he fell nearly 20 feet from the second level, officials said. The car was exiting the parking lot, going from the third floor to the second floor, when Simon Graef, a 70-year-old from Valley Village, apparently accelerated toward the wall shortly before 10 p.m. as he tried to leave the structure, Burbank Police Sgt. Travis Irving said.
THE818NOW
July 29, 2013
Burbank's airport is looking to replace its 83-year-old terminal, a process that will need the buy-in of airport officials, city officials and, of course, city residents. Bert Ring imagines what it might look like.  Follow Dan Evans on Twitter: @EditorDanEvans .  
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | May 2, 2014
The process of developing an environmental impact report for a new 14-gate terminal at Bob Hope Airport has gone $2 million over budget for the current fiscal year, a cost that's being covered by dipping into the airport's reserve funds. At the beginning of the current fiscal year last June, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority allocated $1 million to cover costs associated with putting the report together, but additional legal fees, planning consultant fees and outreach costs, among other expenses, raised the price to $3 million, according to a midyear budget performance review document.
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THE818NOW
April 30, 2014
Flights out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank were grounded for less than an hour Wednesday afternoon because the Federal Aviation Administration was having computer problems, according to airport officials. At about 2:35 p.m., the airfield got word that the FAA issued a ground stop because of technical issues at its radar facility in Los Angeles, said airport spokesman Victor Gill. Airplanes were still permitted to land, but three Southwest Airlines flights that were taxiing on the runway getting ready to take off had to head back to the gate, Gill said.-- Arin Mikailian,  -- Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @ArinMikailian ALSO: Woman allegedly steals beer at Ralphs, injures store employee Police arrest woman for allegedly stealing dancewear Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House    
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 14, 2014
A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested at Bob Hope Airport on Sunday after allegedly filming another man urinating in a restroom in Terminal B, police said. Stephen Russel, who was in a locked stall, allegedly used his cellphone to record a 38-year-old man in an adjacent stall, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The victim reportedly alerted security after he noticed he was being filmed, Ryburn said. Russel was arrested on suspicion of photographing or filming someone where there's an expectation of privacy, Ryburn said.
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 8, 2014
After a two-month boost in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.3% decline in February compared to the same time last year, though the percentage of occupied seats on planes grew, according to the latest passenger report. The airfield handled 278,420 passengers in February, compared to 282,073 in February 2013, according to a report released Monday by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. Six consecutive months leading toward the end of last year saw continuous declines followed by a jump in December and January, likely spurred by the holidays, said Dan Feger, the airport's executive director.
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 28, 2014
Bringing a long sought-after amenity to passengers, Bob Hope Airport now has nine electrical charging stations where cellphones, computers and iPads can be plugged in at no cost to passengers. The stations in the Terminal A gate areas were custom-designed for the airport and were built into metal strips along the backs of selected chairs, according to airfield officials. Each chair charging station has 12 USB ports and 12 plug-in electrical outlets, for a total of 192 power sources.
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 21, 2014
A $1-million contract to better insulate 30 single-family homes from aircraft noise from the Bob Hope Airport was unanimously approved by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. Fifteen single-family homes in Burbank, 14 in Sun Valley and one in North Hollywood will receive door and window replacements, additional attic insulation and weather stripping to shield airplane landing and takeoff noise, according to an airport staff report. The latest round of improvements will cost $1.068 million and will be installed by NSA Construction Group, Inc., which has worked on several similar projects in the past and offered the lowest bid for the latest work late last year.
NEWS
March 14, 2014
Renovating the Burbank Airport is necessary to make it more conducive for the airplane passengers' comfort and safety. I have traveled out of the Burbank Airport for many years and have found it to be a great location from where I have lived. Easy access, easy ticketing, easy boarding and less people to confront. In the renovating plans, please leave a little bit of the charm of the airport to make it feel like a small airport. The city of Burbank should take pride in their airport.
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 6, 2014
The number of passengers making their way through Bob Hope Airport in January climbed 3% from the same time a year ago, marking the second straight month of increases following a six-month string of declines, according to the latest passenger report. The airfield handled 302,389 travelers during the first month of 2014, up from 293,644 during January 2013, according to a report released Monday to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. "We finally got a halfway decent report after all these months," said authority Commissioner Don Brown.
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
The artistic talents of three high school students will gain plenty of exposure in the coming months as their winning banner designs will be enlarged and hung from the Bob Hope Airport terminal tower. Senior Daniel Lee from Crescenta Valley High, freshman Angus Crosby from Burbank High School and sophomore Chance Woods from Pasadena High School each placed first in their school districts for the airport's 2014 Tower Banner Student Art Contest, and will have 16-by-25-foot versions of their designs on display on a three-month rotation.
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