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By Christopher Cadelago | March 17, 2010
AIRPORT DISTRICT — Five months after federal officials rejected a nine-year, multimillion-dollar application for nighttime flight restrictions, Bob Hope Airport officials on Monday announced plans to possibly switch the current curfew from voluntary to mandatory. Joyce Streator, president of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, made the announcement, saying the authority has begun discussions with airlines on converting the existing voluntary nighttime curfew between 10 p.m. and 6:59 a.m. into a permanent mandatory restriction for all passenger air carriers.
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NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | March 17, 2010
War veterans and U.S. history buffs filled a dirt lot bordering Bob Hope Airport this weekend to get a glimpse of a restored World War II B-17 bomber. More than 120 people signed up for a chance to take a 30-minute ride on a bomber named “Liberty Belle,” one of 14 remaining B-17s to still fly today. The rides cost about $400. “I figure it’s probably one of those once-in-a-lifetime kind of deals,” Burbank resident Don Fukumoto said Saturday, shortly before boarding the bomber with his two brothers and stepfather.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | March 14, 2010
BURBANK — War veterans and U.S. history buffs filled a dirt lot bordering Bob Hope Airport this weekend to get a glimpse of a restored World War II B-17 bomber. More than 120 people signed up for a chance to take a 30-minute ride on a bomber named “Liberty Belle,” one of only 14 remaining B-17s to still fly today. The rides cost around $400. “I figure it’s probably one of those once-in-a-lifetime kind of deals,” Burbank resident Don Fukumoto said Saturday, shortly before boarding the bomber with his two brothers and stepfather.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | 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.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | December 16, 2009
AIRPORT DISTRICT ? A month after federal officials rejected a multimillion-dollar application for nighttime flight restrictions, Bob Hope Airport officials agreed to spend nearly $70,000 to facilitate ongoing noise-relief efforts. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority last week unanimously approved the increase to an existing contract with Cooper Communications, which will assist the airport in its ongoing quest to reach some sort of nighttime flight noise relief agreement, officials said.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | October 3, 2009
DE BELL GOLF CLUB — Burroughs High girls’ golfer Emily Tubert doesn’t worry about the competition when she takes part in a match. In Thursday’s eighth annual Magnolia Park Optimist Club Girls’ High School Invitational, the senior wasn’t concerned about finishing ahead of Pacific League rival, Katie Park — who beat her in the first league contest this season — or other fine players from Hart and Torrance. On her home course of De Bell Golf Club, Tubert focused instead on playing against herself and improving as an individual.
LOCAL
By Pamela Lang | September 11, 2009
On a recent morning walk along the Chandler Bikeway, a large tree came alive with the unmistakable sound of green parrots chattering to each other as they awakened and prepared to take flight. I stopped to take in the cacophony of the early-morning bird song and to thoroughly enjoy what I consider a well-known “secret” treasured by those who live near the bikeway. There’s a pod of emerald-green parrots freewheeling their way through the skies above Burbank. I’ve been aware of these parrots for four years, and I’ve watched as their numbers grew, and they filled my life with an indescribable joy. I have the pleasure of seeing them most mornings as the pod of about 30 parrots meets up for a flyby, a good squawking, and then splinters into pairs, who then fly off to other trees and other adventures.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | 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 ?
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