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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 Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 19, 2013
The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport dropped by almost 8.6% in October compared to a year earlier, continuing a downward spiral that's plagued the airfield the prior four months and most of the year. There were 314,808 passengers in October, an 8.58% decline compared to 344,348 passengers in October 2012, according to a report released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. The October slide follows passenger declines of about 3.4%, 8.2%, 7.3% and 7.2%, in June, July, August and September, respectively.
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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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December 4, 2013
A 14-year-old female student at John Burroughs High School was cited and released Monday after reportedly coming to school drunk, police said. Police and paramedics were called to the school just before 9 a.m. after a teacher noticed the student “acting strange” and smelled of alcohol, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The student, who was not identified because she is a minor, was transported to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center after reportedly becoming argumentative and slightly combative with authorities.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 2, 2013
The amount of commercial and industrial development slated for a 58-acre parcel held in trust for the Bob Hope Airport will be substantilly reduced from up to 3 million square feet to about 2.3 million square feet, airfield officials decided Monday. Members of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted for the reduction as part of a Development Application Package to the city of Burbank. Potential uses for the parcel, known as the “Opportunity Site,” could include several types of office space, flex/industrial, retail and hotel.
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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 Will Rogers | November 22, 2013
Roughly 14 months from now I expect a howl of outrage will roll across Burbank, one angry enough to ignite politics, enrage residents, terrify many who've bought homes, and create a tsunami of activists with furious charges of corruption, double-dealing and government secrecy. Worse, I'm gravely concerned it will come far too late to do anything productive for the city's residents and businesses. At a Nov. 14 meeting of Burbank's City Council and the Airport Authority operating Bob Hope Airport, a council majority approved hiring a firm to study a “concept” for replacing the existing terminal, and installing up to 3 million square feet of development on 58 acres next to the new terminal.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 20, 2013
Burbank Bob Hope Airport is dipping into its final set of contingency funds to complete its new transportation center, but officials say the project should finish next year within its budget . The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday authorized airport staff to use the third and final set of contingency funds totaling $1.97 million to accommodate unexpected costs for the transit center, which is slated to be completed in fall...
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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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