October 13, 2001
The city officials long accused of secretly wanting an expanded airport could have approved exactly that any time in the last several years. According to their accusers, they've had the minimum votes required, and often more. But they've never done what their critics say they secretly, desperately crave to do, and I've never understood why so few citizens seem to find that irrefutable fact worth noticing. I was in City Hall when a man asked someone for help with his Measure A ballot.
November 10, 2009
Regarding the Nov. 7 letter “Suicide should not be glorified,” I would like to say first and foremost that in no way is the city of Burbank “glorifying” Sgt. Neil Thomas Gunn’s death. The candles, flowers and flags flying at half-staff are celebrating the incredible life that Gunn led. As a daughter of a retired Burbank police lieutenant, I understand the incredible sacrifice that these men and women must face while dealing with patrolling and protecting the beautiful city of Burbank.
February 26, 2000
Last month I called the special curfew complaint line at our airport regarding violations on two consecutive days, 12:40 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. I received a letter from the Airport Authority that, in part, states "Mr. Kanigher, you may rest assured all arriving and departing flights during curfew hours are authorized due to unforeseen circumstances beyond control of the airplane crew." Why should we expand the airport gates beyond 14 if these unforeseen circumstances will most likely continue during an agreed-upon curfew?
October 4, 2003
Jackson Bell If officers provide the muscle, then Burbank Police Department's Communication Center contains the vital organs. The center is the starting point for all of the city's incoming calls, whether someone is reporting an armed robbery or looking for directions to a restaurant. "We're the eyes and ears and heart and backbone of the police department," said dispatch supervisor Patricia Gilmore, one of 16 dispatchers who works 12-hour shifts three days a week and one Sunday a month.
December 31, 2008
Writers’ strike hits local economy 1Burbank and Glendale, two cities whose businesses are reliant to a large extent on the film industry, were shaken early this year by a costly, 100-day work stoppage at the hands of the Writers Guild of America. The strike, which ended Feb. 27 and featured numerous demonstrations at area production companies, resulted in increased residual payments for new media projects and established a new system for the union to calculate how much writers will receive from recurring new media projects.
March 6, 2008
BURBANK — Capping off years of debate, the tri-cities’ governing board of Bob Hope Airport announced it will present a plan to implement a mandatory curfew that would halt all late-night and early-morning flights at the airport, officials said. But its passage could be in doubt if the Federal Aviation Administration grounds the plan. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will present a draft of the Part 161 Study, which would impose a mandatory curfew on all flights from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., to the public at its March 17 meeting, and conduct an initial study session, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
May 26, 2004
Jackson Bell Advocates of a mandatory nighttime curfew at Bob Hope Airport received a blow this week when Federal Aviation Administration officials concluded that banning nighttime flights would break the law. But Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority officials, who received a letter Monday from the FAA stating the agency's position on curfews, also learned that the FAA is willing to discuss other ...
January 24, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority unanimously approved a $44,500 contract with a communications firm to inform the public through presentations, meetings and advertisements about the Bob Hope Airport’s efforts to obtain a nighttime curfew for all flights. Cooper Communications also will have to inform the public that the airport would support a similar nighttime curfew at the Van Nuys Airport, Communication Firm President Martin Cooper said at Wednesday’s authority meeting.