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NEWS
July 11, 2012
Bob Hope Airport in Burbank has reopened its gates to Hollywood for the first time in more than a decade, after prohibiting film shoots there since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The tragedy put the nation's entire air transportation system on high alert. In the weeks and months after the attacks on New York and the Pentagon , security requirements put a heavy demand on the regional airport's staff. With safety the top priority, one of the restrictions that Burbank put into place at the time was a ban on all film production activity.
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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.
THE818NOW
July 10, 2013
A man was taken into custody Tuesday night after he plowed his vehicle through a gate at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The man rammed through Gate 120 and smashed into a walkway railing around 9:20 p.m., airport spokeswoman Lucy Burghdorf told the L.A. Times. She said police responded within a minute   and apprehended the man, who appeared to be under the influence of a substance. The scene is near the cargo area of the airport and did not affect any flights, Burghdorf said.
NEWS
By Hugo Martin | October 7, 2013
Ten years ago, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport formally adopted the name Bob Hope Airport. It was a great tribute to the much-loved comedian and stalwart USO volunteer. But the name has a big drawback: It does not give a clue about its geographic location in Southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported .  Airport officials fear they are losing business from out-of-town travelers who book flights to Los Angeles International Airport, without realizing that Bob Hope Airport is closer to tourist attractions like Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios Hollywood.
NEWS
September 10, 2013
In the multitude of articles dealing with Burbank's troubled Bob Hope Airport , many reasons are put forth for its loss of business, such as changing trends in travel and the economy in general, but as a 20-year resident of Burbank it seems to me that a key reason travel is down at the airport is the fact that one can often no longer use the airport. Not too many years back I was able to depart from Burbank for almost all my travel requirements. The airport was extraordinarily convenient, manageable, affordable, and it allowed me, my family members, and out-of-town guests to avoid the hellish ordeal that LAX had come to symbolize.
THE818NOW
September 28, 2012
Bob Hope Airport will host a public workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to gather input from nearby residents about aircraft noise. Residents can also learn about the study the airport is conducting to analyze the current and five-year forecast for aircraft noise at the airfield. The primary purpose for the study is to continue receiving federal funding for the airport's ongoing residential sound-proofing program, which has provided new window and doors, as well as other sound insulation measures, to more than 2,220 residences and four schools around the airport at a cost of more than $100 million since the early 1990s.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | September 28, 2012
Bob Hope Airport will host a public workshop Wednesday to gather input from nearby residents about aircraft noise. Residents can also learn about the study the airport is conducting to analyze the current and five-year forecast for aircraft noise at the airfield. The primary purpose for the study is to continue receiving federal funding for the airport's ongoing residential sound-proofing program, which has provided new window and doors, as well as other sound insulation measures, to more than 2,220 residences and four schools around the airport at a cost of more than $100 million since the early 1990s.
NEWS
October 29, 2012
Jet Blue canceled two New York-bound flights from Bob Hope Airport on Monday as Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Eastern Seaboard. Flight 350 and 358 to John F. Kennedy International Airport were canceled, as were flights 355 and 359 coming out of New York, Victor Gill, a spokesman for Bob Hope Airport, said in an email. Jet Blue also canceled Flight 350 to JFK on Tuesday. Scores more flights - about 130 - had been canceled at Los Angeles International Airport as of Monday, The Times reported . Officials warned that additional flights could be affected by the super storm, which was expected to force more than 60 of those cancellations Monday.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 26, 2013
Bob Hope Airport on Friday launched its new customer loyalty program, which gives visitors rewards for purchases made at the airfield and will hopefully spark more spending that will benefit its coffers. The partnership allows visitors to register their credit or debit cards with Georgia-based Thanks Again in order to receive airline miles or hotel points for purchases made at the airport's parking lots, restaurants or gift shops. These points are received in addition to any reward points normally earned by the card.
THE818NOW
March 5, 2013
A pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday by a Metrolink train in Sun Valley, authorities said. The incident happened about 5:10 p.m. near Arvilla Avenue and San Fernando Road, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Peterson. PHOTOS: Male pedestrian killed at train tracks in Burbank A witness told police that a man threw himself onto the train tracks, he said. The victim's name was not immediately released and the investigation remained ongoing Tuesday, Peterson said.
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