September 1, 2001
Karen S. Kim MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Comedy fans throughout the nation breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after doctors described hospitalized comedian Bob Hope as "in stable condition." Hope, 98, checked into Providence St. Joseph Medical Center on Sunday after having trouble breathing at his Toluca Lake home. Diagnosed with pneumonia, Hope is being treated with antibiotics, intravenous fluids and respiratory therapy, and is expected to be released, Hope's personal physician, Lee Kagan, said at a press conference Thursday.
December 9, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, December 9. A Bob Hope estate sale drew a crowd in Toluca Lake on Saturday. But there was not much to buy , according to L.A. Observed . Sherman Oaks residents were left without power early Sunday , reports Patch . Women are vying for open L.A. City Council seats in next year's election . Daily News An after-school program for low-income Burbank families is at risk of...
September 23, 2013
Richard Nixon's helicopter once landed on the back lawn so the president could play a round at the nearby Lakeside Golf Club. Lucille Ball and Jack Benny drank and gossiped at the holiday parties in the living room. And the homeowner, Bob Hope, tried out punch lines on his kids in the dining room. For the first time since the long-lived entertainer built his home in a San Fernando Valley walnut grove in 1939, Hope's 5.16-acre Toluca Lake estate goes on the market Monday, at an asking price of $27.5 million, according to the Los Angeles Times . The compound that Hope shared with his wife, Dolores, and their four children has a nearly 15,000-square-foot house, a golf hole, an indoor pool and a manicured rose garden.
September 6, 2003
U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Howard Berman (D-Burbank) have introduced legislation to name the downtown post office at 135 E. Olive Ave. for legendary entertainer Bob Hope, who died July 27 at 100. "Bob Hope was more than an entertainer, he was an ambassador of hope to our men and women overseas," Schiff released in a statement Thursday. "An honorary veteran, Bob Hope's legacy will be that of a wartime and peacetime soldier, always fighting to bring a smile and a piece of home to U.S. troops around the world."
November 5, 2003
'Hope' post office bill going to president BURBANK -- Legislation that would name the post office at 135 E. Olive Ave. for legendary entertainer Bob Hope has passed the U.S. Senate and now awaits the president's signature. The bill, introduced in September by Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys), was passed by the Senate on Oct. 30. Hope, who lived in Toluca Lake, died July 27 at age 100. Among his many honors, the city of Burbank renamed a portion of Catalina Street near NBC studios after Hope in 1998.
June 7, 2003
Rev. Larry Stamper honored at Kiwanis dinner Programs for children supported by the Kiwanis Club of Burbank will benefit from the sixth annual gala dinner shared by friends of the Rev. Larry Stamper May 31 at Lakeside Golf Club. Stamper, pastor of the Burbank First United Methodist Church, was honored for 30 years of giving to his community. Under the theme "Lights, Camera, Action," a silent auction kicked off the proceedings followed by dinner and a live auction.
February 17, 2010
Family members of Bob Hope unveiled a bronze relief sculpture Tuesday at the airport that bears his name. Siblings Linda and Kelly Hope, along with Don Wiegand, the St. Louis-based sculptor who created the bas relief, uncovered the 425-pound sculpture to celebrate the life of comedian Bob Hope. Because her father traveled the world, Linda Hope said it was fitting to display his likeness at the entrance of his namesake airport. Still, his son, Kelly Hope, said the size and scale of the sculpture would likely have made his father pause.
October 4, 2003
Post office to be named after Hope BURBANK VILLAGE -- The U.S. House of Representatives this week unanimously passed legislation to name the Olive Avenue post office for legendary entertainer Bob Hope. The bill, introduced last month by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys), was passed Tuesday. Hope, a Toluca Lake resident who contributed much to Burbank, died July 27 at the age of 100. "An honorary veteran, Bob Hope's legacy will be that of a wartime and peacetime soldier, always fighting to bring a smile and a piece of home to U.S. troops around the world," Schiff said in a prepared statement.
February 5, 2013
The Burbank Community Band will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Burbank High School Auditorium, 902 N. Third St. This is the first public concert by the band in more than 10 years, outside of the annual Veterans' Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day performances. The program will include standard concert numbers - overtures, marches and familiar tunes including a “Salute to Bob Hope” with songs such as “Buttons and Bows,” “Moonlight Becomes You” and, of course, “Thanks for the Memories.” A free-will offering will be solicited to cover renting the auditorium.
May 26, 2004
Mark R. Madler Bob Hope's family no doubt will beam with pride Saturday when the downtown branch of the post office is named in the late entertainer's honor. The comedian's mother might have had a different take on the event, though, according to longtime Hope publicist Ward Grant. "She wouldn't like that her son's picture is in the post office," Grant quipped. The post office at 135 Olive Ave. will be renamed after the entertainer in a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. The event also features the debut of the new World War II Memorial stamp.