March 23, 2012
About 25 residents attended a workshop at Bob Hope Airport on Thursday, many of them complaining that they don't qualify for a program to soundproof their homes despite the intrusions of aircraft noise. The workshop was designed to get public input as part of an update to a study looking at the impact of aircraft noise on areas surrounding the airport. One of the main reasons the airfield is conducting the study is to continue receiving federal funding for its residential sound insulation program.
February 2, 2000
Paul Clinton MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Students at Providence High School will have to continue living with traffic noise from the Ventura (134) Freeway after Caltrans turned down a request to install a sound wall at the school's south end. The private, 555-student Catholic school at 511 S. Buena Vista St. has long been impacted by buzzing traffic from the nearby freeway. "The sound from the freeway is very apparent throughout our campus," Providence Principal Sister Lucille Dean said.
September 3, 2005
The deafening roar of airplanes taking off from the Bob Hope Airport will no longer interrupt students and teachers during class in Luther Burbank Middle School. The school board on Thursday approved the final payment of $5,000 to Ove Arup & Partners California LTD for its acoustic services at Luther Burbank Middle School, which is located just over a mile away from the airport. Noise abatement modifications to the building were completed in August as part of Burbank Unified School District's modernization of the school.
August 7, 2012
Los Angeles residents, concerned about the noise from media and sightseeing helicopters flying low over their neighborhoods, turned out to complain to the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday night at a public hearing in Sherman Oaks. The FAA sought testimony from residents, community groups and helicopter pilots about the extent of the problem, where the noise is the loudest, which operators are the worst offenders and how the noise can be reduced. "The helicopter flights are like having a group of bikers living next to you," said Jack Wilson of Studio City.
September 11, 2002
Danielle Cohen The legend of the curse of "Macbeth" won't stop A Noise Within from kicking off its 12th season with a performance of the Shakespearean classic. The company has never performed "Macbeth," which previews on Sept. 20, partly because it's been difficult in the past to find actors who will perform the play. "There's the old curse thing with 'Macbeth' and it scares people away ... actor-wise," group co-founder Geoff Elliott said. "Actors often take it very seriously."
February 15, 2006
The most recent gambit between the city of Burbank and the Bob Hope Airport comes in the formation of what they call the noise working group. It came into being as part of the airport development agreement. The development agreement has one overall purpose, in my opinion. It seems it is to facilitate airport expansion without public disclosure -- that both agencies want to advance airport business. To fend off public objection to apparent noise increases from the airport, the working group seems to be a clever way to imply that work will be done to reduce noise.
September 25, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Relationships take center stage during A Noise Within's new season falling under the umbrella title "State of the Union -- A Celebration of the Ties that Bind." State of the Union is a play on words as this is an election year, said Julia Rodriguez Elliott, who is co-founder and co-artistic director with her husband, Geoff Elliott, of the Glendale classical theater company. "But the plays we are producing look at relationships inside the family or political relationships, and we are really examining the strength of relationships," she said.
August 19, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority released a revised schedule for the upcoming "listening sessions," in which airport officials will take public comment on the Part 161 noise study. The Part 161 study, which the authority formally launched July 17, will measure the impacts of a mandatory nighttime curfew on aircraft operations. The authority will submit the completed study to the Federal Aviation Administration as an application for the noise measure.
September 21, 2002
The second phase of Burbank-Glen- dale-Pasadena Airport's Part 161 noise impact study started Friday. The study, which commenced in July 2000, is an in-depth noise analysis required by the Federal Aviation Administration before it will consider approving a mandatory curfew on flights. If Burbank succeeds in obtaining federal approval, it will be the first airport in the country to do so. The first phase of the study provided a forecast of future aviation activity and passenger traffic without a 10 p.m.-to- 7 a.m.-curfew.
October 12, 2002
managing director A Noise Within co-artistic directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez Elliott have a lot to celebrate as the second production of the season, "Triumph of Love" opens tonight in Glendale. The company received two Ovation Award nominations for last season's productions and are welcoming a new managing director. Bill Mesnik was nominated for Featured Actor in a Play for his work in "Love's Labour's Lost" and Lily Nicksay was nominated for Featured Actress in a Play for "The Wild Duck."