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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.
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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...
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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.
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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."
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 13, 2003
Ben Godar The City Council on Tuesday was expected to throw its support behind a plan to rename the Burbank- Glendale-Pasadena Airport for Bob Hope. The council was scheduled to recommend the name change and review letters that will likely be mailed to the Glendale and Pasadena city councils seeking their support in renaming the airport after the legendary entertainer. Former Burbank Mayor Michael Hastings proposed the change to the council July 29, two days after Hope died at his Toluca Lake home at the age of 100. The proposal is supported by Hope's daughter, Linda, and management at NBC Studios, which had a more than 50-year relationship with the entertainer, Hastings said.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | February 4, 2014
Bob Hope Airport saw a roughly 5.2% decline in passengers last year, however, officials were cautiously optimistic to see December numbers rise about 1.2%, according to the latest report. The airport handled about 3.88 million passengers last year, down from slightly more than 4 million passengers in 2012, according to figures released Monday by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. There were 334,878 travelers in December, up from 330,966 in December 2012, making it one of three months that saw slight increases in passenger counts last year.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 18, 2014
Travelers heading to Bob Hope Airport may notice a huge banner hanging from an air-traffic control tower depicting an airplane flying out of a glass jar filled with clouds. The art piece was the vision of six student artists from John Burroughs High School, and was among three pieces chosen from 186 entries as winners of the airport's Tower Banner Student Art Contest, with this year's theme “The Sky's the Limit.” “It's neat to know that hundreds of thousands [of] people… will get to see this artwork while traveling through,” said Jordan Lopez, who graduated last year and was involved in designing the piece.
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By Mary Forgione | December 10, 2013
If you are one of those travelers who leaves no rewards-earning stone unturned, you might want to consider signing up for the loyalty program at Burbank Bob Hope Airport. Southwest Airlines just joined the list of partners for the program that's the first of its kind in the state, the airport announced Monday. Here's how it works: Members earn one airline mile or two hotel points for every dollar spent shopping, eating or parking at the airport and at 170 participating airport vendors nationwide.
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By Catharine M. Hamm | December 6, 2013
Burbank's Bob Hope Airport has begun offering PreCheck, the airport screening program that lets pre-approved travelers get through security faster. The Transportation Security Administration program is now in place at 103 airports across the U.S.; there are more than 450 commercial airports. In the Los Angeles area, LAX , Ontario , Long Beach , John Wayne/Orange County already have the program. That means travelers at those airports, if they are members of PreCheck, do not have to remove shoes, belts or jackets and can keep their liquids (still no more than 3 ounces)
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