April 20, 2002
Over the years, my City Council colleagues and I have faced many accusations and allegations. Because that's part of the job, we maintain decorum and we usually respond without the passionate, personal sense of outrage we sometimes feel. But after reading Ted McConkey's latest tirade on airport issues, this time I simply refuse to play along. It's not enough just to refute his latest absurd conclusions, it's time to vehemently denounce his tactics and pattern of routinely disseminating pure rubbish disguised as valid analyses.
May 11, 2002
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Flying in from the south with a rousing noise, two restored World War II bombers arrived in Burbank Friday for a weekend stopover. The B-17 and B-24 planes will be on display at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport through Monday as part of a national tour to celebrate patriotism and to honor veterans and airplane assembly workers. Claire LaValley riveted the wings, stabilizers and wheel wells of B-17s from 1943 to 1947 for Lockheed, which was based in Burbank.
October 31, 2001
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- The number of passengers flying from the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport dropped dramatically in September, officials said. When compared to September 2000, the number of travelers recorded for the month of September 2001 showed airlines suffered a 21% to 50% decrease in passengers, according to an Airport Authority report released Monday. "A carrier like Southwest was off by 34% and United by 50%, and that's obviously a significant one-month trend," Airport Authority spokesman Victor Gill said.
January 24, 2010
BURBANK — Lightning, wind and rain caused a number of problems this past week, but city officials said the damage was relatively minor given the strength of the storms. Two Southwest flights on approach to Bob Hope Airport from Oakland and Sacramento landed safely Tuesday morning after they were struck by lightning, sending two flight attendants to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation of unspecified injuries. Two days later, during the most intense storm of the week, the air carrier canceled all flights between 1 and 6 p.m. due to “unfavorable wind conditions,” affecting 17 arriving and departing flights and creating long wait times for some passengers, airport officials said.
December 24, 2008
BURBANK ? Holiday travel across the region got off to a sluggish start this week as inclement weather delayed flights at Bob Hope Airport, while a down economy has slowed business at one of the area?s leading travel agencies. Alaska Airlines, citing rain and snowstorms, canceled six flights to Seattle on Monday and Tuesday and delayed at least two others into Portland, Ore., saying harsh weather in the Pacific Northwest could contribute to takeoff and landing problems. Other airlines experienced spotty delays, and Southwest Airlines is advising its passengers of major delays at other California airports it serves ?
March 14, 2009
TODAY The 2012 Quantum Leap celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m Sunday at the Burbank Marriot Hotel and Convention Center, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank. The event will celebrate the prediction of a positive change in 2012. Singers, bestselling authors and spiritual leaders will perform and speak during the event. Tickets are $195 for the weekend. Proceeds assist the 2012 One Heart Foundation to support children in Tibet and Guatemala.
February 13, 2008
Airline to add flights at Bob Hope Airport Officials at JetBlue Airways announced Tuesday that the airline will be adding a nonstop flight between Burbank and Washington, D.C. The service will be the first-ever one-stop airline connection between the San Fernando Valley and the nation?s capital, officials said. Starting on May 21, JetBlue will run two flights per day between Bob Hope and Dulles International Airport. That same day, JetBlue will also add nonstop service to Las Vegas to the Burbank flight roster.
April 12, 2008
Ban would allow people to sleep We are in favor of a mandatory ban on all flights from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Bob Hope Airport (?Residents letting their comments fly,? April 5). We live very close to Hollywood Way and are awakened almost every morning at about 5 a.m. by two or three planes landing. Unfortunately, they are not flying over Hollywood Way. They are making their turn and coming up directly over Kenwood Street and our neighborhood. We can see the planes clearly; they are so low at this point we can see the oil stains on the bottom of the planes, and at night the lights flash in our windows.
June 4, 2005
Gosh, time flies. Has it been 75 years? As JetBlue and Southwest, among others, fly out of Bob Hope Airport each day, and as passengers come and go, it's easy to forget about Bob Hope Airport's 75-year history, which was celebrated this week. The din of commercial airliners and the hustle and bustle of a modern-day terminal that serves 5 million passengers a year belies the fact that over the last 75 years, the role has evolved with the times.