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THE818NOW
October 24, 2013
It's like your grandmother wanting to get an R-rated glamor-shot makeover. Not only do you definitely not want to see her all tarted up in a push-up bra and marabou-trimmed satin mules, you have to run out of the room hollering over the sound of her voice whenever she so much as mentions it . Same thing, aviation-wise, when it comes to Burbank airport, since 2003 called Bob Hope Airport. Before that it was the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, the neighborhood airport for the 818 area code and parts of the 626 and 323. Like your granny, it's 80-ish years old, and also like your granny, it has sacrificed uber-modernity for the sake of comfort and shabby charm, and that's the way we've liked it. At the Burbank airport, you don't expect first-class lounges with massages and lattes; you don't look for caviar snacks or Gucci  boutiques.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | January 4, 2013
The woman who got into a scuffle with security officers at Bob Hope Airport when they tried to confiscate a container of applesauce and other snacks has until Jan. 16 to condense her claim, otherwise, a frustrated judge may throw it out of U.S. District Court. It will be the third time Nadine Hays has filed an amended complaint in her lawsuit stemming from the 2009 incident. Her second amended complaint, in which she named more than 60 defendants - including the United States of America - was rejected by a U.S. District Court judge last month because it was too long and rambling.
NEWS
August 9, 2003
Ben Godar Nine people employed by businesses that serve the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport were arrested for immigration violations during a two-week investigation by federal agents. Officials with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the arrests late Thursday. The nine employees worked in a variety of areas including retail sales, baggage handling, construction, parking and catering. Some were even working for private security firms on airport property, bureau spokesman Francisco Arcaute said.
NEWS
October 6, 2001
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- While maintaining the Federal Aviation Administration's enhanced security procedures, three airlines at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport offered passengers curbside check-in beginning Thursday, officials said. The FAA lifted the ban Sept. 28 on curbside check-in by baggage handlers commonly referred to as skycaps, and each airline has had to make adjustments to comply with added federal security requirements. Not all airlines were able to resume service right away.
NEWS
August 30, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK AIRPORT -- A steep drop in cargo shipping over the past year is causing little worry among Burbank Airport's overseers. Burbank Airport experienced a 16% drop in cargo volume during the first six months of the year, officials said. Cargo dropped from 45.2-million pounds during the first six months of 1999 to 38 million for the same period this year. "This is certainly not a development of any magnitude to cause anybody any shock," airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
NEWS
May 12, 2001
Karen S. Kim AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Though it's been 55 years since they flew over enemy waters, the two World War II bombers that arrived at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Friday still offer a window into history that books might not provide. The planes are stopping in Burbank for four days during the Wings of Freedom Tour across the country, offering history lovers an opportunity to tour the planes, experience a flight or chat with World War II veteran pilots.
NEWS
February 26, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Passenger traffic increased by the slightest of margins at Burbank airport in 1999 while the number of planes using the facility dropped by 3.6% from the previous year, officials said. A total of 4,731,656 passengers flew in or out of Burbank in 1999 -- a negligible jump of .1% -- marking a fifth consecutive year of marginal growth. Burbank Airport hasn't seen significant numbers of new passengers since a 500,000 increase from 1993 to 1994, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
NEWS
May 10, 2000
Amber Willard AIRPORT DISTRICT -- The pilot of an experimental single-seat airplane avoided injury while making an emergency landing at Burbank Airport after swiping a utility pole during takeoff. The pilot, whose name was not released, had just taken off from Whiteman Airport in Pacoima Sunday when his Glasair III clipped a utility pole, causing the plane's right-side landing gear to fall into a nearby yard, officials said. Burbank's north-south runway was closed for more than two hours following the 1:10 p.m. landing because of a minor fuel spill and towing, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
NEWS
August 28, 2002
Laura Sturza Burbank Airport's security enhancement project took a step forward when the Planning Board approved its proposal, but it could easily be stalled again. Along with approving the project's development review, the board denied project-opposition appeals filed by Stan Hyman and Howard Rothenbach at its Monday night meeting. "I had hoped that our appeal would have gone through," Rothenbach said. "[Approval of the project] violates Measure B."
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NEWS
March 14, 2014
Renovating the Burbank Airport is necessary to make it more conducive for the airplane passengers' comfort and safety. I have traveled out of the Burbank Airport for many years and have found it to be a great location from where I have lived. Easy access, easy ticketing, easy boarding and less people to confront. In the renovating plans, please leave a little bit of the charm of the airport to make it feel like a small airport. The city of Burbank should take pride in their airport.
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THE818NOW
February 24, 2014
A 5-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Burbank Monday afternoon, and the driver was arrested after attempting to flee the scene, police said. The boy, who was crossing the street with his grandmother, was transported to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles with minor injuries after he was knocked to the ground in the collision, which occurred around 1 p.m. at Victory Boulevard and Fairview Street, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. The female motorist, whose identity was not immediately available, reportedly fled the scene.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 4, 2014
Dave Hoch, dressed in a shiny green paisley vest, string tie and cowboy hat, swung bridles onto his two horses, Ethan and Patrick, one recent morning. “Ready to hook 'em up?” the 68-year-old Rancho resident asked his wife, Diana Hoch. “Yup,” she said, guiding the horses out of their barn while her husband hooked them up to their 1895 Rockaway carriage. It's normal to see equestrians in Burbank's Rancho district, where 82 horses are registered with the city and some intersections have signal buttons raised for riders.
THE818NOW
By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times | November 23, 2013
A Metrolink train struck a man late Friday afternoon, severing his arm and delaying evening commuters for more than an hour. The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m., shortly after the train had left the Burbank Airport station, the Los Angeles Times reported . [FOR THE RECORD: An earlier verision of this post stated in the headline that the man was struck in Burbank. If fact, he was hit within the city of Los Angeles. ] The man was walking west along the tracks on a rail bridge that carries the train over the 170 Freeway, said Sgt. Donald Kelly, watch commander for the LAPD Valley Traffic Division, which is investigating the accident.
THE818NOW
October 25, 2013
A 16-year-old Burroughs High School student was hospitalized Thursday after consuming an alleged marijuana brownie in the morning, and later getting sick at school, police said. The male student reportedly consumed what he said was a “pot brownie” at home before school, and then became ill at around 9:30 a.m., said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Paramedics transported the student to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center for treatment. Information about where the student purchased or obtained the brownie was unavailable, Ryburn said.
NEWS
October 25, 2013
A mother and son were acquitted last week of charges that the pair switched seats after the son hit a parked car while driving drunk, their attorneys said. Witnesses told police at the time that they saw Catherine Miljanich exit the passenger seat after the crash, in which the pair's sedan hit the open door of a parked Chevy Tahoe in the 700 block of Sixth Street. But a man who was dropped off at his home by Miljanich shortly before the crash testified during the roughly three-week trial that Miljanich was driving, and her son, Jeff, sat in the passenger seat, said Jeff Miljanich's attorney, Michael Raab.
THE818NOW
October 24, 2013
It's like your grandmother wanting to get an R-rated glamor-shot makeover. Not only do you definitely not want to see her all tarted up in a push-up bra and marabou-trimmed satin mules, you have to run out of the room hollering over the sound of her voice whenever she so much as mentions it . Same thing, aviation-wise, when it comes to Burbank airport, since 2003 called Bob Hope Airport. Before that it was the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, the neighborhood airport for the 818 area code and parts of the 626 and 323. Like your granny, it's 80-ish years old, and also like your granny, it has sacrificed uber-modernity for the sake of comfort and shabby charm, and that's the way we've liked it. At the Burbank airport, you don't expect first-class lounges with massages and lattes; you don't look for caviar snacks or Gucci  boutiques.
THE818NOW
October 24, 2013
A 30-year-old motorcyclist was hospitalized with severe injuries after being struck by an alleged drunk driver in a truck Wednesday evening, police said. The driver, identified by police as Douglas Lamb, 66, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, possibly of both alcohol and prescription drugs, said Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick. The motorcyclist sustained a concussion and multiple broken bones in his arms and legs after the truck hit him at 7 p.m. while turning left onto Maple Street from Burbank Boulevard.
THE818NOW
September 20, 2013
A  series of public workshops focusing on the replacement of the Burbank Airport terminal have been taking place in recent days, with one more scheduled for 5:30 p.m. next Thursday at the Burbank Marriott. Area residents - particularly Burbank voters - should make every attempt to attend the study session next week. As so often is the case when a major development is under consideration, the loudest voices being heard right now about the proposed new terminal belong to those who object most strongly to it. Their biggest concern seems to be related to noise, an ongoing battle that the airport has done much to mitigate over the years.
THE818NOW
September 14, 2013
An 80-year-old male was hospitalized with serious burns after a fire ripped through a commercial property in Sun Valley near Bob Hope Airport Saturday morning, authorities said. At 11:18 a.m., Los Angeles firefighters were called to Hollywood Engineering -- which stores live ammunition and blanks for movie shoots -- regarding a blaze that burned through the one-story commercial building, said Los Angeles Fire Deptartment spokeswoman Katherine Main. Close to 100 firefighters knocked the blaze down in 36 minutes, Main added.
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