November 19, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Bob Hope Airport is two-thirds of the way home. The Burbank and Glendale city councils on Tuesday voted unanimously to rename the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport to Bob Hope Airport in honor of the late entertainer and longtime Toluca Lake resident. Pasadena is expected to approve the name change next week, which will make the new moniker official. "Bob Hope is someone that we should honor," Burbank City Councilman Todd Campbell said.
December 21, 2002
With Star Park -- a 2,150-space lot -- preparing for its grand opening Tuesday, the Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport has cut its prices. Rates for economy lots will drop Monday from $9 to $4.55 per day, valet parking from $20 to $12.73 daily, and hourly parking from $30 to $18.18 daily. All fees exclude the city's 10% parking tax. Star Park is scheduled to open at 2555 N. Hollywood Way, if weather permits the final work on the project, Zelman Development Co. Vice President Paul Casey said.
August 1, 2001
Karen S. Kim AIRPORT DISTRICT -- A political group in Washington, D.C. has taken on the arduous task of reducing congestion at Southern California's overused airports, including Los Angeles International Airport and Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. The way to tackle this difficult feat is by shifting airport activity to underused airports like Palmdale Regional Airport and Ontario International Airport, the group proposed. The group, called the Southern California Regional Airport Congressional Working Group, met with Norman Mineta, head of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Federal Aviation Administrator Jane Garvey on July 19 in Washington, D.C. to discuss their proposal.
June 25, 2003
Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport officials would like to claim that it is out of concern for pedestrian safety that they are trying to prevent access between the Star Park parking lot, owned by Zelman A-1, and the airport terminals. But when pressed on the issue by a superior court judge, the airport's own attorney acknowledged quite clearly, "We don't think this is a case about safety." Rather, as the Airport Authority's assistant executive director admitted in deposition under oath, the airport's efforts to prevent pedestrian access, such as removing the 60-year-old crosswalk and installing fencing and signage, "were all designed with the belief that Zelman was going to put a 3,000-car parking lot there."
February 9, 2002
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- After a Southwest Airlines jet overshot the runway and skidded to a stop on Hollywood Way in March 2000, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport needed a plan to prevent future crashes. The Airport Authority hired Excel Paving Company to resurface 230 feet of runway with "engineered material arresting system" (E-Mass), a material for preventing runaway jets. E-Mass is a fairly new technology that provides another level of safety, Airport Authority spokesman Victor Gill said.
January 5, 2000
AIRPORT DISTRICT -- It was a really happy new year for Burbank resident Benjamin Ross. Ross, 23, received quite a scare Dec. 29 when the landing gear on the single-engine Piper Comanche he was flying malfunctioned and he was forced to make an emergency landing at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. The dramatic episode was broadcast live on several television stations along with the radio transmission between Ross and a flight instructor who guided him in, at times shouting "Bring it down.
September 8, 2001
The following incidents were taken from police reports. AIRPORT DISTRICT 2600 block of Hollywood Way: A 43-year-old Burbank woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery on a police officer on Aug. 31, police said. The woman was arrested after she allegedly ignored a Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena airport police warning for her to use a crosswalk, police said. When police approached the woman, she allegedly became hostile, refused to show identification and allegedly began hitting and kicking the officer, police said.
December 16, 2000
Burbank High band wins parade trophies Burbank High School's Bulldog Marching Band and Pageantry won three first-place trophies and a third-place trophy from the Antelope Valley Band Review parade competition on Dec. 2 For two consecutive years, the Burbank High Band has had first-place finishes at the Lancaster competition. Drum Major Scott Rauenswinder earned a first-place trophy for Drum Major/Mace, and the Burbank High Auxiliary squad won first place in its category.
August 10, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports. MAGNOLIA PARK 1000 block of Screenland Drive: A 21-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, both from Burbank, were arrested Thursday after officers serving a search warrant found an illegal assault rifle, police said. AIRPORT DISTRICT 2627 Hollywood Way: A 28-year-old Altadena man was arrested Tuesday after security officials at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport found a loaded pistol in his baggage when he tried to pass through a screening checkpoint, police said.
August 21, 2002
After four postponements, a hearing Friday is scheduled to decide the legality of a voter-approved measure limiting noise and expansion at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. City and airport officials have anxiously awaited the Los Angeles Superior court hearing to decide the legality of Measure A. Since both bodies agree that the measure is illegal, the airport refused to defend itself in the city's case against it. The city is paying legal fees for resident Mike Nolan to intervene in the case, acting in defense of the measure.