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December 24, 2008
Though Bob Hope Airport does not expect to serve as many passengers as it did last year, travelers could still be subject to delays from inclement weather plaguing other parts of the country. You may not get to your destination on time, but following these tips will help ensure you did all you could: ?Before leaving for the airport, call the airline or check online to ensure your flight is not delayed or canceled. To check the status of flights, visit the airline?s website or click www.fly.
NEWS
September 10, 2012
Chicago, the city that brought us deep-dish pizza, Oprah and "da Bears," is also home to the nation's highest tax burden for travelers. The lowest taxes imposed on travelers can be found in the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale , Fort Myers and West Palm Beach. Those are among the findings of new research by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for travel managers. The foundation created a ranking of the destinations with the nation's highest and lowest tax burden on travelers by combining general sales taxes and taxes charged to travelers each day for car rentals, hotel stays and meals.
NEWS
July 5, 2003
Ben Godar Some travelers departing from the Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport for the Fourth of July didn't think to leave their fireworks behind, and airport police say the repercussions could be more severe the next time they fly. At least six travelers have been stopped in the past week with some type of fireworks, Security Chief Mike Post said. The fireworks were all confiscated and destroyed, and Post said none of the travelers were issued citations.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | August 12, 2006
Tightened security didn't keep a delegation of Las Vegas showgirls, circus performers and comedian Carrot Top from landing at the Million Air Terminal at the Bob Hope Airport on Thursday. "The biggest day of airport security this year and this is what gets to come through!" quipped the comedian, escorted by four sequined, bikini-clad dancers and two masked acrobats turning summersaults on the tarmac. The display of glitz ushered in a first-of-its-kind concierge station, where Las Vegas-bound travelers can make restaurant reservations, book show tickets and schedule other activities before they leave the airport, said Howard Lefkowitz, president of Vegas.
NEWS
June 22, 2013
With some fanfare Friday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Bob Hope Airport-Hollywood Way Metrolink Station, which, if all goes according to plan, will be ready in 2015 to deliver passengers to the airport from the Santa Clarita, Antelope and North San Fernando valleys. Nearly $4 million in Measure R funds will pay for the new station. This transit facility is only one piece of the puzzle that must be assembled in order to provide rail connections for all travelers - Southland residents as well as the tourists who are so key to the economic vitality of the region.
BUSINESS
By Rachel Kane | September 19, 2007
At the end of October, travelers staying in downtown Burbank will have a choice of hotels for the first time in decades. When it opens Oct. 5, the Residence Inn Marriott of downtown Burbank will join the Holiday Inn as the only hotels in the area, said Kimberly Takerian, manager at the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. ?It?s still very, very rough,? said Karen Lorton-Vella, the Marriott?s general manager, of the 166-room, all-suite hotel, which is still under construction. Even though the soft opening is a little more than two weeks away and the grand opening Oct. 24, not all of the rooms at the 123,462-square-foot hotel are completely furnished, but Lorton-Vella said she expects construction to be on time.
THE818NOW
By Catharine M. Hamm | December 6, 2013
Burbank's Bob Hope Airport has begun offering PreCheck, the airport screening program that lets pre-approved travelers get through security faster. The Transportation Security Administration program is now in place at 103 airports across the U.S.; there are more than 450 commercial airports. In the Los Angeles area, LAX , Ontario , Long Beach , John Wayne/Orange County already have the program. That means travelers at those airports, if they are members of PreCheck, do not have to remove shoes, belts or jackets and can keep their liquids (still no more than 3 ounces)
BUSINESS
By Jonathan Frochtzwajg | July 22, 2006
BURBANK ? Bob Hope Airport travelers in need of a cellphone battery boost will soon have an easy option. The airport has approved a contract with Minnesota-based Smarte Carte Inc., to install cellphone chargers in the terminals in the next few weeks, airport spokesman Victor Gill said. The Charge Carte service will allow travelers to charge their cellphones in 30 minutes for a $3 fee, said Tammi Phippen, marketing manager for Smarte Carte. A completely dead phone would be about half-charged in that 30 minutes, she said.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | September 20, 2006
BURBANK ? Passenger loads in August on the Burbank Bus system jumped about 50% higher than the same period in 2005 during a season usually plagued by low numbers of bus riders, transit officials said. Roughly 31,000 travelers rode Burbank buses last month, compared to about 20,700 in August 2005. "Historically for us ? Burbank Bus usually drops off in ridership in July and August due to the studios and the entertainment businesses, which tend to go on hiatus in July and August," Burbank Transportation Manager Andrew Carrasco said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2006
There is a psychological phenomenon that occurs when two people are seated side-by-side, traveling together. There's no logical explanation for it, but humans tend to speak openly and meaningfully to complete strangers on airplanes, and perhaps more so on longer train rides. Such is the premise, at least, in a new play at the Alliance Theater in Burbank titled "Westward Expansion." Playwright and teen-novel author Cecil Castellucci has used the clever device of having two such conversations go on at the same time.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 6, 2014
The number of passengers making their way through Bob Hope Airport in January climbed 3% from the same time a year ago, marking the second straight month of increases following a six-month string of declines, according to the latest passenger report. The airfield handled 302,389 travelers during the first month of 2014, up from 293,644 during January 2013, according to a report released Monday to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. "We finally got a halfway decent report after all these months," said authority Commissioner Don Brown.
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SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 17, 2014
The Burbank High and Burroughs girls' soccer teams will both have the opportunity to compete in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs, although they will have different starting points. While the Bulldogs earned a home game for the opening round of the postseason tournament, the Indians will have to hit the road for their first-round contest. “It is just a blessing to be able to play at home,” said Burbank Coach Eric Montoya, whose squad will begin the playoffs at 3 p.m. Friday against Pacifica.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 17, 2014
Burroughs High girls' water polo Coach Michael Singhanate knows the task facing his team will be a daunting one. But as has been the case all season, he is hoping this recent challenge will provide another learning experience for his players. Burroughs was able to garner the fourth and final automatic postseason berth from the Pacific League and, as its reward; it will travel to face top-seeded Riverside Poly. The Indians will open the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs by heading to face the Bears, the Inland Valley League champion and overall No. 1 seed in the tournament Wednesday.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 16, 2014
Burroughs High girls' water polo was able to garner the fourth and final automatic postseason berth from the Pacific League and, as its reward, it will travel to face top-seeded Riverside Poly. The Indians will open the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs by heading to face Riverside Poly, the Inland Valley League champion and overall No. 1 seed in the tournament on Wednesday. Riverside Poly was the runner-up in last season's championship voyage, losing to Crescenta Valley.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 14, 2014
WHITTIER - While most teams would probably still be basking in the glory after winning a league championship, the members of the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team went right back to the pool looking to fine tune some areas of their game Friday. After capturing the Pacific League championship for the fifth season in a row on Thursday, Crescenta Valley enjoyed a brief celebration before making the trek to meet host La Serna in a nonleague match Friday. Crescenta Valley passed its final regular-season test before beginning defense of its CIF Southern Section Division V crown, as Ashley Taylor collected a team-high four goals and Elissa Arnold added two goals and four steals to earn a 10-5 victory.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 4, 2014
Dave Hoch, dressed in a shiny green paisley vest, string tie and cowboy hat, swung bridles onto his two horses, Ethan and Patrick, one recent morning. “Ready to hook 'em up?” the 68-year-old Rancho resident asked his wife, Diana Hoch. “Yup,” she said, guiding the horses out of their barn while her husband hooked them up to their 1895 Rockaway carriage. It's normal to see equestrians in Burbank's Rancho district, where 82 horses are registered with the city and some intersections have signal buttons raised for riders.
THE818NOW
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 19, 2013
The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport dropped by almost 8.6% in October compared to a year earlier, continuing a downward spiral that's plagued the airfield the prior four months and most of the year. There were 314,808 passengers in October, an 8.58% decline compared to 344,348 passengers in October 2012, according to a report released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. The October slide follows passenger declines of about 3.4%, 8.2%, 7.3% and 7.2%, in June, July, August and September, respectively.
THE818NOW
By Catharine M. Hamm | December 6, 2013
Burbank's Bob Hope Airport has begun offering PreCheck, the airport screening program that lets pre-approved travelers get through security faster. The Transportation Security Administration program is now in place at 103 airports across the U.S.; there are more than 450 commercial airports. In the Los Angeles area, LAX , Ontario , Long Beach , John Wayne/Orange County already have the program. That means travelers at those airports, if they are members of PreCheck, do not have to remove shoes, belts or jackets and can keep their liquids (still no more than 3 ounces)
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | November 10, 2013
In all reality, the playoffs started for the Burbank High football team weeks ago. It's a point Bulldogs Coach Hector Valencia has been drilling into his players since they lost their second Pacific League game to Muir, as the coach believed his team would have to win out to have hopes for the playoffs. In turns out he was quite right, and for their efforts, the Bulldogs were rewarded with a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division home game on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. when they open up against visiting Mayfair.
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