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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 24, 2013
When a group of ukulele players got together recently for a jam session, Burbank resident Alissa Hunnicutt was among them, gaining experience performing in public. She only began learning the instrument about two years ago when she started watching YouTube videos. After she began taking lessons with a Burbank instructor, she made it her goal to perform for others.  “That's my goal,” she said, “To get a little half-hour set and sing.” On Saturday, she brought her custom ukulele, which features a painted design of a moon and stars created by an Australian artist, to a Montrose coffee shop where more than a dozen others played together.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 20, 2013
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority revealed its plan for a new 14-gate terminal this week. In a pair of meetings held Monday morning and evening, airport officials presented their vision for a new, larger terminal, meant to replace the airport's current 83-year-old building. “We are being totally transparent with you saying it's going to be a bigger building,” Authority Commissioner Susan Georgino told attendees at the Monday night meeting. That space would be used to add features such as disability accessibility, more restrooms, more waiting areas, expanded security screening facilities and better baggage claims.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 13, 2013
Bob Hope Airport officials want to build a new terminal, and they're seeking the participation of Burbank residents in the planning process - because ultimately the public will get the final say on its approval. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will debut its proposed plan for a new 14-gate terminal to replace the current 83-year-old building during two informational meetings on Monday. The first will be held during the authority's normal morning meeting at 9 a.m., and another will be held at 6 p.m., both in the airport's Skyroom, which is accessible through the terminal's main entrance.
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September 10, 2013
Thank you, Southwest Airlines, from the residents and students living under the 300% noise-reduction area at Bob Hope Airport for canceling flights . Any reduction in noise pollution and air pollution from jets overhead will be greatly appreciated. Terry Bruse Burbank
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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
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 6, 2013
Former Burbank Mayor Leland Ayers, who was instrumental in acquiring Bob Hope Airport and creating the city's paramedic service during his three terms on the Burbank City Council, died Monday at his San Diego County home, his family and friends said. He was 80. The two-time mayor was first elected to the council in 1973 and served until 1985, city officials said. During his tenure, he was involved in passing the joint powers agreement between Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena to acquire the Bob Hope Airport from Lockheed Corp.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 3, 2013
Bob Hope Airport officials are dealing with a double dose of bad news this week as the number of passengers using the airport slid by more than 8% in July and the airport's largest carrier announced that it will cut more than 40 flights a week at the Burbank airfield. The airport handled 318,859 passengers in July, an 8.24% decrease compared to 347,501 in July 2012, according to statistics released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Tuesday. The drop continues a summertime slump, with a decline of roughly 3.5% in June.
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August 28, 2013
I love using Bob Hope Airport because it is so close and convenient. So why don't I use it all the time? It is the cost of the airline tickets. When I search for a ticket, I try Bob Hope Airport first. I then try LAX and compare prices. If the difference is less than $100, I may consider the convenience of Bob Hope and go with it. However, often the difference is from $100 to $200, and in these cases I use LAX. If we could get more similar prices, I bet the passenger numbers at Bob Hope Airport would increase.
THE818NOW
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 6, 2013
The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport slid again in June after slight increases in May and March, and the airfield is facing additional challenges as Southwest - its largest carrier - plans to cut five Saturday flights. The airport handled 331,115 passengers in June, a 3.45% decrease compared to 342,944 in June 2012, according to statistics released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. Dan Feger, the airport's executive director, said the decline was disappointing after two slight increases, but it was somewhat expected.
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By Daniel Siegal | August 6, 2013
Bob Hope Airport's new parking structure, meant to replace the 1,000-plus parking spaces lost as the airport builds a new transportation center, opened earlier this month. The structure is being used exclusively by the airport's valet parking service for now, said Dan Feger, the airport's executive director, during an airport authority meeting on Monday. "They are now keeping cars closer to the drop-off point, and it actually helps them deliver cars faster. That's what the customer will see," he said.
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