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October 22, 2010
Authorities this week finally dropped their misguided case against Nadine Hays, the woman who was effectively treated like a thug last year for insisting on carrying applesauce and other snacks aboard a flight at Bob Hope Airport for her 93-year-old mother. But after a yearlong debacle — which may carry on for months more as she seeks civil compensation for the ordeal — there were at least some lessons to be had for officials and future passengers. For plane passengers: Don't think even hiding behind your 93-year-old grandmother will fly with security agents.
NEWS
May 18, 2012
Burbank police on Friday continued their search for an FBI agent on foot in the Verdugo hills, one week after he was reported missing from his home. Authorities had been relying on air support in their search for 35-year-old Stephen Ivens, who on May 11 apparently left his Burbank home in the 1700 block of Scott Road with his department-issued gun. But after a week of chasing down tips and leads, authorities have reported little progress, saying only that the search remains "wide open.
THE818NOW
March 20, 2012
Authorities staged a full-scale emergency response at Bob Hope Airport Tuesday, an exercise required every three years by the federal government to test readiness in case of a real incident. On Tuesday, emergency crews simulated a jet fire, complete with rescued passengers, a triage and full scale firefighting response. According to the scenario, the pilot experienced temporary flash blindness caused by laser lights originating from a person on the ground. The blindness caused a hard landing and the aircraft penetrated a fence, striking multiple vehicles, some of which burst into flames as part of the staged event.
NEWS
June 22, 2002
Ryan Carter Authorities were investigating a blaze that broke out Friday night at a house at 1310 N. Myers St. The fire broke out at 8:22 p.m. and was deemed "fully-- involved," Burbank Fire Marshal Dave Starr said, before it was knocked down after 9 p.m. A woman was treated at the scene for inhaling smoke, but it was not know if she was a resi- dent of the home. According to initial reports, an elderly woman, two male occupants and possibly a dog lived at the home.
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By Jason Wells and Veronica Rocha, Times Community News | May 23, 2012
Authorities have stopped actively combing local mountains and hillsides for an FBI agent who went missing from his Burbank home nearly two weeks ago, instead basing their search on tips from the public, a police official said Wednesday. The decision came after a search carried out Saturday by teams from the Ventura and Los Angeles County sheriff's departments turned up empty, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. In the days after the May 11 disappearance of 35-year-old FBI agent Stephen Ivens from his Burbank home in the 1700 block of Scott Road, authorities from several agencies mounted a massive search - initially focused on the nearby Verdugo Mountains - using helicopters, dogs and foot patrols.
THE818NOW
By Veronica Rocha and Maria Hsin veronica.rocha@latimes.com, maria.hsin@latimes.com | February 18, 2012
The 50-year-old man who was struck and killed by a car near Bob Hope Airport on Saturday was homeless, authorities said. Burbank police on Monday continued their investigation into the death of the man, who Los Angeles County coroner's officials said died of several traumatic injuries. Authorities did not release his identity pending notification of next of kin. He was struck about 3:50 p.m. on Empire Avenue, near Clybourn Avenue, where he was pronounced dead at the scene by firefighters and paramedics about 4 p.m., Burbank Police Sgt. Scott Meadows said.
NEWS
December 22, 2001
Ryan Carter HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- An afternoon fire caused $5,000 in structural damage and $2,000 in damage to the contents of a storage shed behind a home on the 1100 block of East Alameda Avenue, authorities said. Burbank and Glendale authorities were still trying to find the cause of the fire, which broke out Wednesday, but it appeared to have started from the outside of the shed, Glendale Fire Capt. Joel Apollo said. A resident in the home in front of the shed said if any time was a good time for the fire, it was now. The shed had contained Christmas decorations, which at the time, were adorning the front yard of the home, resident Mark Austin said.
NEWS
September 13, 2003
A faulty transformer was blamed for a fire that caused about $7,000 worth of damage to a Magnolia Boulevard hair salon Friday morning, authorities said. The fire started about 9:50 a.m. inside Olga's Best Hair Shop, 3210 W. Magnolia Blvd. and was put out a short time later, Burbank Fire Capt. Bob Reinhardt said. Reinhardt identified a faulty transformer that powers a neon sign as the cause of the fire, which sustained fire damage to a window and chairs and smoke damage to the walls.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | May 15, 2012
An urgent search for an FBI agent who went missing last week stretched into its fourth day on Monday with authorities reporting little progress. The missing agent, 35-year-old Stephen Ivens, left on foot from his home in the 1700 block of Scott Road in Burbank Friday morning and was reported missing by his family a short time later. A 40-member search-and-rescue team from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department joined about a dozen Burbank police officers and 100 FBI agents in the search for him on Saturday, but despite the massive response and dozens of tips from the public, Ivens remained missing.
THE818NOW
September 17, 2012
Amanda Bynes was cited Sunday morning for driving with a suspended driver license, and her car was impounded, police officials said. Bob Hope Airport police spokesman Victor Gill said Bynes was pulled over at 8:20 a.m. She was not detained and no details were available about why officers made the traffic stop. Bynes' driver's license was suspended after authorities filed two hit-and-run charges against the actress earlier this month. In addition to the hit-and-run charges, she is also facing a trial on a charge of driving under the influence.
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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
March 12, 2014
Roughly 50 employees were evacuated from a Burbank business after a dust collector caught fire, authorities said. Firefighters were called to Senior Aerospace - located at 2980 N. San Fernando Blvd. - at 4:16 p.m. to knock down the fire, which did not appear to affect the structure, said Burbank Fire Capt. Peter Hendrickson. Further details were not immediately available. [UPDATE: 8:15 p.m.] The fire was contained before 6 p.m., according to Hendrickson. The fire was the second reported in Burbank on Wednesday.
THE818NOW
March 12, 2014
[UPDATED: 4:21 p.m.] An elderly couple was evacuated from a burning triplex in Burbank Wednesday where fire in the attic caused the roof to collapse into the building, authorities said. Firefighters were called to the 700 block of East Palm Avenue at 2:12 p.m. by a neighbor who reported the blaze, said Burbank Fire Capt. Peter Hendrickson. -- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story stated the fire occurred on Tuesday. It occurred on Wednesday. -- When authorities arrived, the attic was fully engulfed in flames.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 6, 2014
A Burbank police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to federal authorities who were investigating an alleged plot involving his girlfriend and her estranged husband. The 43-year-old officer, Anthony Valento, appeared in U.S. District Court Thursday afternoon to enter the guilty plea for making false statements, which was part of an agreement . "This is what he would've been convicted of," said Valento's attorney Dale Rubin. That same day, his girlfriend, Gayle Bassett, who was sitting next to Valento in court Thursday, agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to deprive her husband, Jeremy Bassett, of his constitutional rights by attempting to have him "prosecuted for a restraining order violation without probable cause," court records show.
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.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 18, 2014
A 20-year-old Burbank man was arrested Monday after police recovered 1,000 steroid pills and 15 vials of liquid steroids from his residence, authorities said. Police served a search warrant at the home - located in the 3300 block of West Alameda Avenue - and recovered the substances, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The man, identified as Nicholas Sayegh, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. He is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail and is due in court this week.  -- Follow Alene Tchekmedyian on Google+ and on Twitter: @atchek . ALSO: Burb's Eye View: A tale of unexpected friendship 'American Idol' isn't idle Burroughs boys' soccer switches gears for CIF playoffs
NEWS
December 7, 2013
Although there has been an achingly slow, but steady recovery in the real estate market, experts remain bearish on new commercial developments, and for good reason. The demand just isn't there yet. One reason: Businesses are cramming more people per square foot into the buildings they lease than they did in previous decades in order to decrease overhead costs. Burbank's current office vacancy rate is 12.1%. This is not a number that should necessarily cause alarm, as the national office vacancy rate this year is somewhere between 15% and 17%, according to various reports issued by real estate groups.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 16, 2013
Bob Hope Airport and the city of Burbank are moving forward with their plan to fund a replacement terminal by developing a 58-acre property on Hollywood Way that is owned by the airfield. In a 3-2 vote Thursday night, the Burbank City Council approved the use of roughly $1.35 million - to be paid back by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority - on an environmental impact report for the proposed terminal as well as potential development of the 58-acre parcel, known as the “B6” site.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 13, 2013
A Burbank police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he solicited money in exchange for attempting to sway prosecutors in a criminal case against his girlfriend's estranged husband and lied to federal officials. Anthony Valento is charged with one count of federal program bribery, four counts of wire fraud and one count of lying to authorities, court records show. Federal prosecutors allege that between April and August, Valento solicited more than $100,000 from his girlfriend's husband, Jeremy Bassett, in exchange for influencing prosecutors to reduce or drop pending domestic violence charges against Bassett, according to court records.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 6, 2013
Bob Hope Airport is headed for a parking shake-up with the new year when it will close one lot and increase the price at another. On Jan. 1, the airport will close Lot B - located on the east side of Hollywood Way, south of Winona Avenue - and increase the cost to park in Lot C, located on Thornton Avenue, to $13, up from $12. The changes, which were approved unanimously by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday, were based...
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