April 1, 2009
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is set to receive $3.5 million for safety upgrades on three taxiways as part of the federal stimulus package. The Department of Transportation indicated last month that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood would identify “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects and give them priority when it came time to distribute $1.1 billion available to airports for upgrades through the stimulus package.
April 5, 2000
Airport Ron Vanderford The nostalgic look, which Mrs. Naida Grunden provided on the Burbank Airport was quite interesting to me ("Hometown airport should be a treasure," March 29). Her point that the airplanes of years ago were louder than today's planes is well taken. But, as she so clearly described it, the flights were infrequent. Comparing the infrequent noisier flights of yesterday to the quieter, but more frequent flights of today is somewhat akin to a hypothetical water torture question.
March 11, 2000
Naida Grunden My husband Larry and I were both born and raised in Burbank, a fact that has been a source of pride. However, after the Southwest Airlines accident Sunday evening, it's starting to feel like a source of shame. Let me explain. Larry grew up on Rose Street near Magnolia Boulevard. One hot summer night in the 1950s, he invited his neighborhood buddies to sleep out in the backyard. Freshly laundered white sheets snapped on the clothesline nearby.