January 17, 2001
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- Two former Burbank residents have lost the fight to continue their battle against Lockheed Martin Corp., officials said Friday. A Burbank Superior Court judge ruled in December that Lynnell Murray-Madrid and her sister, Erin Baker of Florida, were restrained by a settlement approved Dec. 8 by their attorney, Thomas G. Foley Jr. The women wanted to continue fighting Lockheed by filing their own lawsuit, but Judge Carl J. West ruled they could not pursue the matter after their attorney had already agreed to a good-faith settlement.
October 21, 2011
Remember where you were the first time you saw a picture of a Stealth Fighter? It was probably around the time of the Gulf War, and you may have thought the same thing I did: “How did they get that boomerang to fly? “And it's invisible to radar, no less!” __________________ FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to the Fighter as the Stealth Bomber, which is separate aircraft. __________________ That war machine, officially known as the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, was developed beginning in 1978 in a super-secret division of Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin)
June 29, 2005
Lockheed FCU to donate to troops During the month of July, Lockheed Federal Credit Union will raise money to send to U.S. service men and women, as well as hospitalized veterans, prepaid calling cards. Lockheed has partnered with Operation Uplink and Cell Phones for Soldiers. The credit union is asking for cash donations from employees, credit union members and the general public. Based in Burbank, Lockheed Federal Credit Union has nine branches in Southern California.
May 13, 2000
It's been nearly 10 years since Lockheed Martin Corp. pulled up its remaining stakes in the city and left Burbank residents to sort through a complicated and conflicting legacy. Few would argue with the tremendous accomplishments of Lockheed and the other aerospace companies that once made this city their home. Their engineering and manufacturing prowess earned Burbank a spot in the nation's collective consciousness long before Johnny Carson began making jokes about "beautiful downtown Burbank."
October 14, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Troubled by higher-than-expected levels of chromium 6 in drinking water, the City Council has voted to stop operating a city well with the highest level of the contaminant. Although it could lead to higher water rates, the council said it would welcome efforts by Burbank Water and Power officials to disconnect Well 110. The move follows tests by Los Angeles County that revealed a reading of 7.84 parts per billion of the suspected carcinogen at a city tap. In approving the move, council members lashed out at Lockheed Martin Corp.
December 8, 2010
Parking rates will rise by $1 at Bob Hope Airport next year as officials beef up for what is expected to be a long and costly legal battle with Lockheed Martin over who should pay for cleaning polluted groundwater beneath the airfield. In pitching the fee increase to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday, executive director Dan Feger criticized Lockheed Martin Corp. and the Environmental Protection Agency for trying peg some of the cleanup to the airport, arguing the underground contamination was left behind by decades of military aircraft manufacturing.
January 15, 2011
Inez Harries and her identical twin sister Venice Shaw have often worn the same outfit since their birth 15 minutes apart in 1910, and Wednesday was no exception. On the day the twins were honored at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union branch on Hollywood Way, both wore nifty black dresses and jackets. Nearby, an old family photo — restored by Burbank artist Randall Williams — showed the two in their infancy, both in pink nightgowns. Their 100th birthday is actually today, but Harries and Shaw celebrated early at the event sponsored by the credit union, where Harries has long been a member.
June 5, 2002
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- When Burbank High School buddies Victor Martino and Amerio Corradi opened a small bakery in 1946 after fighting overseas during World War II, they never expected that it would become one of the city's longest-lasting businesses. "I didn't have any idea we would get as big as we did," said Corradi, 79. "When we started in the business, we were just kids really, and we were competing with some big companies." The bakery had switched hands and locations, but is back under Corradi's leadership on West Verdugo Avenue.
May 12, 2010
Four roads will be repaved A project to improve portions of hillside streets that began last week is scheduled for completion May 28. The $778,000-resurfacing of Harvard Road, De Bell Drive, Walnut Avenue and Lockheed View Drive involved working with operators of the Castaway, DeBell Golf Course, Wildwood Canyon Park and Starlight Bowl to maintain access during construction. It includes concrete repairs, asphalt grinding and roadway repaving with rubberized asphalt.
May 31, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Burbank Airport will light the candles on its 70th birthday cake Saturday with an open house. During the event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents can tour of the airport by bus, step inside three vintage planes and peruse a photography exhibit dating back to the airport's 1930 grand opening. The airport trucked in a Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation, Douglas DC-3 and Martin 404 to put on display. All three are transport planes used in the 1930s, '40s and '50s.