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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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July 6, 2013
This story has been updated. Please see details below.  Two people are dead and 10 Korean-speaking passengers are hospitalized in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital after an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 from Seoul, South Korea crashed upon landing at San Francisco International Airport, according to the Los Angeles Times . There are 60 people unaccounted for, as of 4:46 p.m. Bob Hope Airport in Burbank had two flights...
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | March 5, 2013
The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport took a nosedive in January, with a 12% drop compared to last year, leaving some airport staffers feeling like they're a bit under siege. Airport Executive Director Dan Feger paused before starting his report to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday to display a Bob Hope Airport version of the famous “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, which was used by the British government to try and raise morale in advance of German bombardment of major English cities during the World War II. “The news is not very good, it's not a good-news report,” Feger said.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | September 14, 2012
Movie and television production at Bob Hope Airport has generated roughly $100,000 during the past six months for the airfield as studios use it as a backdrop - one TV series even transformed it into three airports, including one in Mumbai, India. Filming was prohibited at Bob Hope Airport after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2011, but airport officials decided to open their doors to production companies again this spring in hopes of generating needed funds as they deal with declining parking revenues and passenger counts.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | September 4, 2012
Passenger numbers and key revenues continue to slide at Bob Hope Airport in July, with income generated by parking fees plummeting more than 10% compared to a year ago, according to the latest figures released on Tuesday. Airport officials reported a nearly 10.7% decline in parking revenues in July to $1.4 million, down from the $1.5 million generated during the same period last year. The decrease follows an almost 7.3% drop in June and an 8.7% slide in May. Much of the decline has been in the short-term parking structure, which alone saw a $40,000 drop in July.
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November 26, 2013
Will Rogers' op-ed in the Nov. 23 Leader (“Airport development may be a terminal mistake”) made some important points. Yes, it is discouraging that so few residents bothered to attend this important meeting. It's also true that in a representative democracy the default setting is that lack of participation is assumed to mean acquiescence to the actions of elected officials. What is most interesting about this process so far is the lack of comment about the high-speed rail project.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | June 18, 2013
Bob Hope Airport has added another commuter airline to its roster, and this one is bringing a new business model - a monthly fee of more than $1,600 for passengers. Surf Air began offering eight daily flights to San Carlos Airport in San Mateo on six-passenger, turbo-prop planes last Wednesday in order to address the demand from business professionals who need to fly from the Los Angeles area to the Silicon Valley area on a regular basis. The Santa Monica-based airline is a new business venture and operates on private memberships, in which customers pay a $1,650 monthly fee, plus a one-time $500 membership charge, in exchange for unlimited flights, said company spokeswoman Katie Gerber.
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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.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 30, 2013
Bob Hope Airport is welcoming a new commuter airline this month whose routes will connect the Imperial Valley to Los Angeles and beyond. On Wednesday, Portland, Ore.-based SeaPort Airlines launched its new slate of 12 non-stop, round-trip flights per week into Terminal A using nine-seat Cessna Caravan propeller planes. During May SeaPort is offering an introductory fare of $39 each way. SeaPort spokeswoman Claire James said that when SeaPort initiated plans to offer flights to San Diego out of Imperial County Airport, it became apparent there was local demand for flights to the Los Angeles area, too. The largest city in Imperial County is El Centro, with roughly 42,000 residents in the southeastern corner of the state, near the Mexican border.
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