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By By Mark R. Madler | January 18, 2006
AIRPORT DISTRICT -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is keeping its eye on pending legislation that would allow airport security to be contracted out to private companies. The change in how the Transportation Security Administration conducts security screenings at the nation's airports is part of a reorganization that California Rep. Dan Lungren proposed. Lungren, chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee, gave a briefing on the legislation and conducted a question and answer session during an aviation conference last week, which four airport authority commissioners attended.
LOCAL
September 16, 2006
National Guard leaves airport Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger withdrew National Guard troops from California airports on Thursday. Guard units were stationed to provide increased security following the foiled London terrorist plot on Aug. 10. At Bob Hope Airport, 31 national guardsmen and women have been working alongside transportation safety officers for the last 30 days, the airport's Assistant Federal Security Director Blanca Morales said....
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | September 27, 2006
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday eased up on regulations that prohibited travelers from carrying liquids aboard airplanes — a policy that was instituted after a foiled terrorist plot in England threw airport security into turmoil worldwide. The modified regulations will allow passengers to bring toiletry items weighing 3 ounces or less aboard planes, as long as they bring them in a transparent, 1-quart-sized sealable bag. Passengers must place the bag into bins at the security checkpoints for inspection, along with their other carry-on luggage, said Nico Melendez, regional spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration.
NEWS
February 16, 2002
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Security screeners at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport and nationwide will be under federal supervision starting Sunday. The change is expected to be invisible for travelers, officials said. Current screeners, who were contracted with private security agencies, will have their contracts taken over by the federal government's Transportation Security Administration. Starting Nov. 19, all scanners will be required to be federal employees.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | December 13, 2010
A judge has dismissed the final complaint against the woman who engaged in a tussle last year with a federal transportation security agent over carry-on applesauce and other snacks for her 93-year-old mother at Bob Hope Airport. An administrative judge for the Department of Homeland Security accepted the Transportation Security Administration's motion on Dec. 3 to withdraw its complaint alleging that passenger Nadine Hays violated security regulations, effectively ending the government's action against her. "The TSA held several productive discussions with Ms. Hays over the past couple of weeks and, as a result, requested the dismissal of the case against her," the agency said a statement.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | October 2, 2009
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — A 47-year-old woman who authorities said tried to smuggle nearly 22 pounds of cocaine through a security checkpoint at Bob Hope Airport is scheduled to appear Oct. 6 in Los Angeles Superior Court. Cecilley Grant, of Queens, N.Y., was transferred to Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, where she has been held in lieu of $1-million bail. Grant pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony counts related to possessing, selling and transferring cocaine after airport police arrested her Sunday, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
NEWS
May 4, 2002
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Another 40,000 square feet could be added to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport's terminal to accommodate increased security screening and staff. "We've committed to make Burbank Airport a safe and secure facility," Airport Authority Executive Director Dios Marrero said Thursday. "Consistent with that goal, we are initiating a project to accommodate the security functions that accomplish that purpose." The Airport Authority's proposal will be discussed at its Monday meeting, and a commissioners' report will be presented at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | November 11, 2006
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — A patriotic chorus of voices singing "God Bless America" filled the Bob Hope Airport Skyroom on Wednesday, a place usually bustling with the discussions of airport executives and officials. The singers, clad in blue-and-white Transportation Security Administration uniforms, had taken a break from their posts at the Los Angeles International Airport to entertain more than 50 attendees at the Burbank airport's third annual ceremony to honor its top security officers.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | December 13, 2010
A judge has dismissed the final complaint against the woman who engaged in a tussle last year with a federal transportation security agent over carry-on applesauce and other snacks for her 93-year-old mother at Bob Hope Airport. An administrative judge for the Department of Homeland Security accepted the Transportation Security Administration's motion on Dec. 3 to withdraw its complaint alleging that passenger Nadine Hays violated security regulations, effectively ending the government's action against her. "The TSA held several productive discussions with Ms. Hays over the past couple of weeks and, as a result, requested the dismissal of the case against her," the agency said a statement.
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NEWS
April 17, 2010
While the trial involving 58-year-old Nadine Kay Hays and her alleged smack on a federal airport security agent who tried to take her mother’s applesauce has yet to get underway, the fact that it’s even gotten to this point is a hair-pulling example of bureaucratic stubbornness and lack of judgment. As the video of the incident, pulled from security footage and posted on the Internet, clearly shows, this was not a typical case of battery. Hays, who was traveling with her 93-year-old mother to Nashville, Tenn.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | October 2, 2009
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — A 47-year-old woman who authorities said tried to smuggle nearly 22 pounds of cocaine through a security checkpoint at Bob Hope Airport is scheduled to appear Oct. 6 in Los Angeles Superior Court. Cecilley Grant, of Queens, N.Y., was transferred to Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, where she has been held in lieu of $1-million bail. Grant pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony counts related to possessing, selling and transferring cocaine after airport police arrested her Sunday, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
NEWS
By Rose M. Prouser | June 18, 2008
An open letter to the Federal Aviation Administration: It is a rare opportunity and certain responsibility that brings us to this point in time. The residents of Burbank have a history with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport — a history of doublespeak and expansion over and over again, even while being promised that “all is well.” It goes all the way back to the 1970s, the beginning of the joint-powers agreement and the “founding” of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, where the residents were promised caps on passengers and caps on flights.
NEWS
March 12, 2008
TSA names new security official The Transportation Security Administration named Brian Cahill as the agency?s federal security director for Bob Hope Airport Wednesday. Cahill, a former assistant port director at Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport, will assume the duties from acting federal security director Blanca Morales, whose July 31 letter to airport officials ignited a firestorm of controversy. In that letter, Morales said that the space inside Terminal B allocated for baggage screening was inadequate, which led officials to claim they had a mandate to build a separate facility to house a state-of-the-art baggage screening device.
NEWS
August 25, 2007
A proposal to build two new buildings at Bob Hope Airport — to deal with security concerns and ease crowding in the airport’s Terminal B — is a necessary revamp of an old, outdated building. One of the new buildings would house security operations and the other would house rental car operations, which are currently in Terminal B. This is not expansion, it is improving current operations. Anyone who uses the airport knows how crowded Terminal B can get at peak travel times, and that it is time for some kind of improvements to accommodate travelers.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | November 11, 2006
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — A patriotic chorus of voices singing "God Bless America" filled the Bob Hope Airport Skyroom on Wednesday, a place usually bustling with the discussions of airport executives and officials. The singers, clad in blue-and-white Transportation Security Administration uniforms, had taken a break from their posts at the Los Angeles International Airport to entertain more than 50 attendees at the Burbank airport's third annual ceremony to honor its top security officers.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | September 27, 2006
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday eased up on regulations that prohibited travelers from carrying liquids aboard airplanes — a policy that was instituted after a foiled terrorist plot in England threw airport security into turmoil worldwide. The modified regulations will allow passengers to bring toiletry items weighing 3 ounces or less aboard planes, as long as they bring them in a transparent, 1-quart-sized sealable bag. Passengers must place the bag into bins at the security checkpoints for inspection, along with their other carry-on luggage, said Nico Melendez, regional spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration.
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