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By Chris Wiebe | September 13, 2006
BOB HOPE AIRPORT ? Security personnel halted both security checkpoints at the Bob Hope Airport at 8:46 a.m. on Monday for a brief moment of silence to commemorate the victims of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Following the observance, the airport's Federal Security Director Shannon Garcia-Hamilton spoke to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commissioners about the great strides in airport security since the inception of the federal Transportation Security Administration in 2002.
NEWS
May 28, 2003
Ben Godar With the number of officers on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Police force continuing to rise, Security Director Mike Post believes the facility will be able to stop contracting for outside officers by the end of the year. The airport currently contracts with the Burbank and Glendale police departments for officers to fill its ranks. Authorized to employ as many as 34 officers, Post said the airport presently employs 22. When he was hired to oversee airport security in December 2001, there were only 12 officers on the force.
NEWS
November 24, 2001
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) hosted a demonstration of high-tech security devices at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Tuesday. One of the reasons he cited for organizing the event was to increase public and law enforcement awareness of technological advances. "The more they know, the more they will demand implementation," Schiff said. While many of the devices seemed like the stuff of futuristic fiction, some are already in use today.
LOCAL
By By Mark R. Madler | January 18, 2006
AIRPORT DISTRICT -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is keeping its eye on pending legislation that would allow airport security to be contracted out to private companies. The change in how the Transportation Security Administration conducts security screenings at the nation's airports is part of a reorganization that California Rep. Dan Lungren proposed. Lungren, chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee, gave a briefing on the legislation and conducted a question and answer session during an aviation conference last week, which four airport authority commissioners attended.
NEWS
January 2, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports. AIRPORT DISTRICT 2627 block of Hollywood Way: A 51-year-old Santa Cruz man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing drugs after airport security personnel allegedly found unprescribed drugs in his shaving kit during a random search. MAGNOLIA DISTRICT NORTH 3000 block of North San Fernando Boulevard: A 58-year-old Sun Valley woman suffered chest pain Thursday after her Honda Civic struck a Toyota Celica.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | September 27, 2006
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday eased up on regulations that prohibited travelers from carrying liquids aboard airplanes — a policy that was instituted after a foiled terrorist plot in England threw airport security into turmoil worldwide. The modified regulations will allow passengers to bring toiletry items weighing 3 ounces or less aboard planes, as long as they bring them in a transparent, 1-quart-sized sealable bag. Passengers must place the bag into bins at the security checkpoints for inspection, along with their other carry-on luggage, said Nico Melendez, regional spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration.
NEWS
December 19, 2007
Decorations also mean major power drain As I see more and more elaborate decorations around town, as people finish their outdoor holiday displays, I can?t help but wonder about the huge jump in electrical usage that must be taking place. Granted, the displays are usually quite pretty, and I can understand that people enjoy celebrating the holiday with lights and now, inflatable lawn ornaments. But there are homes that seem to fill up their entire lawns with lighting, and they make me feel that my efforts to reduce my own electrical usage all year long are being used up by these few people, all just in the month of December.
NEWS
May 21, 2003
Burbank Airport Director of Public Safety Since assuming the new position of director of public safety in December 2001, Mike Post said there has been constant change at the Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport. "We've had all kinds of construction or hardware-related projects going on since 9/11 to make this place safer from attack by not just terrorists, but criminals, deranged people or whoever it might be," he said. Post was selected for the position in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
NEWS
November 9, 2002
Laura Sturza Plans for a new terminal are on hold, but that's not stopping the city from building a long-term policy for restricting growth at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. Despite the airport's announcement Friday that it does not plan to pursue a new terminal "without community and political support" or a compelling federal safety requirement, the city will pursue the policy. "I don't think this is the end of the improvements they will try to put on their existing site," City Manager Bud Ovrom said.
NEWS
September 21, 2002
Laura Sturza Though construction at the Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport was in full swing Friday after building permits were issued Wednesday night, federal deadlines for the security project will not be met. The 40,000-square-foot project was allowed to move forward following the City Council's approval Tuesday and final agreement from City Manager Bud Ovrom, City Atty. Dennis Barlow and Community Development Director Sue Georgino. An interim city law requires the three city officials to determine if the project is "directly and substantially related to enhancing airport security."
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By Bill Kisliuk | May 3, 2011
Airport security tightened in Burbank and long-held emotions were cut loose in Glendale as news surfaced Sunday that U.S. Navy Special Forces had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Burbank physician Yeneneh Betru died in the 9/11 attacks on American Airlines Flight 77, the plane that crashed into the Pentagon. After the attack, a clinic in Betru's name was established in Addis Ababa, the capital of his native Ethiopia. Dottie Price, director of clinical programs at North Hollywood's IPC The Hospitalist Company, worked closely with Betru, traveling with him to interview newly hired doctors to generate educational materials.
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By Christopher Cadelago | May 26, 2010
DOWNTOWN — A month after a judge agreed to drop a misdemeanor battery charge against a woman who refused to relinquish a cooler of snacks for her ailing mother at Bob Hope Airport, she now faces a $2,500 fine. Nadine Kay Hays, of Camarillo, who was traveling to Nashville, Tenn., last year with her 93-year-old mother, was charged with battery after the tussle with Transportation Security Administration officials. She assumed her legal troubles were over when Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Fred Rotenberg last month agreed to dismiss the case against her if she stayed out of trouble for the next six months.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | December 30, 2009
AIRPORT DISTRICT — Despite stepped up airline screenings at Bob Hope Airport after an attempted bombing aboard a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight, authorities said delays have been minimal. While officials at Bob Hope and Los Angeles International airports would not disclose the details of the increased security measures being taken, the public almost certainly would not notice the difference, Bob Hope Airport Police Chief Ed Skvarna said. “We won’t publicly say what we’re doing, but you can be rest assured that we have our fingers on the pulse of what is going on in the world,” Skvarna said.
NEWS
December 19, 2007
Decorations also mean major power drain As I see more and more elaborate decorations around town, as people finish their outdoor holiday displays, I can?t help but wonder about the huge jump in electrical usage that must be taking place. Granted, the displays are usually quite pretty, and I can understand that people enjoy celebrating the holiday with lights and now, inflatable lawn ornaments. But there are homes that seem to fill up their entire lawns with lighting, and they make me feel that my efforts to reduce my own electrical usage all year long are being used up by these few people, all just in the month of December.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | November 11, 2006
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — A patriotic chorus of voices singing "God Bless America" filled the Bob Hope Airport Skyroom on Wednesday, a place usually bustling with the discussions of airport executives and officials. The singers, clad in blue-and-white Transportation Security Administration uniforms, had taken a break from their posts at the Los Angeles International Airport to entertain more than 50 attendees at the Burbank airport's third annual ceremony to honor its top security officers.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | September 27, 2006
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday eased up on regulations that prohibited travelers from carrying liquids aboard airplanes — a policy that was instituted after a foiled terrorist plot in England threw airport security into turmoil worldwide. The modified regulations will allow passengers to bring toiletry items weighing 3 ounces or less aboard planes, as long as they bring them in a transparent, 1-quart-sized sealable bag. Passengers must place the bag into bins at the security checkpoints for inspection, along with their other carry-on luggage, said Nico Melendez, regional spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | September 13, 2006
BOB HOPE AIRPORT ? Security personnel halted both security checkpoints at the Bob Hope Airport at 8:46 a.m. on Monday for a brief moment of silence to commemorate the victims of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Following the observance, the airport's Federal Security Director Shannon Garcia-Hamilton spoke to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commissioners about the great strides in airport security since the inception of the federal Transportation Security Administration in 2002.
LOCAL
By By Mark R. Madler | January 18, 2006
AIRPORT DISTRICT -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is keeping its eye on pending legislation that would allow airport security to be contracted out to private companies. The change in how the Transportation Security Administration conducts security screenings at the nation's airports is part of a reorganization that California Rep. Dan Lungren proposed. Lungren, chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee, gave a briefing on the legislation and conducted a question and answer session during an aviation conference last week, which four airport authority commissioners attended.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | October 5, 2005
Bob Hope Airport officials are hoping for a November completion date for a third security check lane at one of the airport's terminals. The third lane would offer a swifter security process during peak periods of travel. "We are aware there can be long lines during the early morning hours with the first wave of flights out," airport spokesman Victor Gill said. The Burbank-GlendalePasadena Airport Authority on Sept. 26 authorized that up to $250,000 be spent to prepare the space to be used by the Transportation Security Agency.
NEWS
May 28, 2003
Ben Godar With the number of officers on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Police force continuing to rise, Security Director Mike Post believes the facility will be able to stop contracting for outside officers by the end of the year. The airport currently contracts with the Burbank and Glendale police departments for officers to fill its ranks. Authorized to employ as many as 34 officers, Post said the airport presently employs 22. When he was hired to oversee airport security in December 2001, there were only 12 officers on the force.
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