September 8, 2009
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — Reduced corporate travel budgets continue to drag down passenger numbers at Bob Hope Airport, which in July saw numbers drop 15.12% compared with the same period last year, according to the latest figures released Tuesday. The airport had 71,255 fewer passengers in July compared with the same period last year, bringing the year-to-date total down 17.8% to 2.67 million people, according to a report Tuesday to the Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority.
March 4, 2009
Post office is needed on west end Regarding “Post office is being shipped,” Feb. 14: I have lived in Burbank at the west end just off Magnolia Avenue since 1973. Telling me that the Magnolia Park Post Office is going to close and directing me to the Hollywood Way Post Office equates to telling me Burbank Airport is closing and directing me to LAX. The distance is extreme; however, the smaller post office I prefer over the larger one. Also, I agree with the businesspeople.
February 18, 2009
Hundreds of fans attended the Hollywood Collectors and Celebrities Show on Saturday to get autographs and meet their favorite movie and TV stars. Fans stood in long lines inside the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center to get their photos taken with celebrities such as Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Joan Collins, Paul Reubens, Malcolm McDowell and Tony Curtis. The star-packed show drew fans Saturday and Sunday from cities throughout Southern California. Seal Beach resident Amy Norris, who runs a “Grease 2” movie fan club website, has attended the show for several years and plans on going to more shows in the future.
January 24, 2009
TODAY Burbank High School Vocal Music Assn. will host the ?Burbank Blast? Show Choir Festival from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Burbank High School?s Performing Arts Center, 902 N. Third St., Burbank. Twelve high school show choirs from across Southern California will kick off the competition season with this inaugural event. Admission is $10. For more information, call Angela Ontiveros at (818) 972-2775. ? Dark Delicacies will host a composer signing day at 2 p.m. at 4213 West Burbank Blvd.
August 6, 2008
BURBANK — Despite declines in passenger numbers and pounds of cargo, Bob Hope Airport officials do not plan to increase facility fees to make up for reductions in revenue. Compared to totals from June 2007, passenger counts from the majority of the airport’s airline carriers dropped 9.5% this June and pounds of cargo decreased 20.7%. U.S. Airways’ passenger numbers declined nearly 21.5%, and United Airlines decreased just under 35%. Cargo carriers FedEx also fell about 23 percent, and UPS fell slightly more than 18%. The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, which governs Los Angeles International, LA/Ontario International, Van Nuys and LA/Palmdale airports, agreed July 28 to increase landing fees at Los Angeles International Airport and Ontario airports, said Marshall Lowe, a spokesman for the commissioners.
May 23, 2008
AIRPORT DISTRICT — Burbank Unified School District officials and representatives from organizations that partner with them shared youth-oriented accomplishments from the past year with community members on Thursday at the sixth annual State of the Schools lunch. The event, which was organized by the Burbank Chamber of Commerce and Burbank Business Partners, was held at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Supt. Gregory Bowman gave an overview of the school district to the parents, educators, students and business people in attendance, sharing statistics that highlighted particular points of interest.
August 25, 2007
At the Aug. 9 meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Committee, the committee approved a surcharge of $2.50 per trip for taxi rides originating at Burbank Airport (“Taxi surcharge gets thumbs-up,” Aug. 11). I am a regular user of taxi services from the airport, and I request the City Council to reopen this matter and to overrule the decision of the committee. The grounds for this request are as follows: There was inadequate notice to the public that the committee proposed to impose this surcharge.