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November 10, 2001
Nicolai Ouroussoff's critique of Pasadena's new Paseo Colorado ("Pasadena's Paseo Colorado: Shopping for Reality, in Vain," Nov. 9) was unnecessarily harsh and a bit myopic. Yes, as with any new urban shopping space, the development seems "soulless," "prefabricated" and "sterile." Yet he fails to mention that its sterility pales in comparison to its unlamented predecessor, Plaza Pasadena, which was the very model of a late-century bland and personality-free American mall. Far from being indistinguishable from "any airport terminal in America," Paseo Colorado has restored the visual and spatial connections to the rich architectural heritage of its surrounding neighborhood.
September 7, 1998
A Los Angeles International Airport terminal was evacuated Sunday after a baggage X-ray machine showed what appeared to be a handgun in a woman's purse. It was the third time in a month that an airport terminal was evacuated because of the believed sighting of a weapon. The owner of the bag was not located, said airport spokeswoman Cora Fossett.
June 17, 1989
Our club consists of 856 members. Most of the members live in the East Valley with their families. We object to the jet noise from the heavy air traffic at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. We believe that your survey of 710 people, mostly from the three cities that own the airport, is erroneous and misleading. Not one of our members was polled. And we are 856 individuals plus our spouses and children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We are the so-called "silent majority," with no political clout over the Burbank Airport Authority.
August 14, 1999
After reaching a tentative accord with the city last week, Burbank Airport officials Friday submitted a formal revised application to the city for a new airport terminal. If approved, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority could build a 14-gate terminal to replace the current facility, which dates to 1930. The terminal could ultimately be expanded to 19 gates if certain conditions are met, including adoption of a flight curfew from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
September 9, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority ordered airport staff workers Tuesday to complete a study on the cost of relocating about 20 buildings that violate federal safety standards because they are too close to runways. Airport Director Thomas Greer said the idea for the study came as airport officials began researching the costs of replacing the airport terminal, which is being moved because it lies within the 750-foot federal safety zone around the runway.
February 19, 2000 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
Burbank Mayor Stacey Murphy wrote Federal Aviation Administrator Jane Garvey on Friday asking again for clear guidance from federal officials on the legality of the Burbank Airport terminal framework agreement. "I remain concerned that the recent exchange of correspondence has not added any clarity to an increasingly ambiguous situation," Murphy told Garvey in a Feb. 18 letter. "Your letter does not answer the pivotal questions that I posed and, in fact, raises more questions than it answers."
January 4, 1993 | MIMI KO
Tawyna Stammerjohan watches people pass through the security checkpoints, inspects emergency doors and converses with fliers as she makes her rounds through John Wayne Airport. For Stammerjohan, an Orange County Sheriff's special officer, and the 47 other deputies stationed here, working at the airport is much like being a cop in a small town. Airline agents, ticket takers, baggage handlers, restaurant workers and other airport employees are like John Wayne's residents, Stammerjohan said.
December 15, 1994
A Superior Court judge has given Burbank Airport a major victory in its 11-year fight with the city of Los Angeles over plans to build a larger airport terminal, moving the project closer to the construction phase. Judge Robert H. O'Brien sided with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority in the third of four lawsuits brought against the authority by Los Angeles, representing residents opposed to airport noise.
May 26, 1989 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
Gracefully arched into a crescent, the massive steel truss weighed 7,000 pounds, not counting the American flag, the construction company flag and the small evergreen tree fastened to the top of the curve. As scores of visitors and construction workers looked on, and jet planes took off and landed a few hundred feet away, a crane operator gently lifted the arch and its colorful decorations. He guided the steel crescent quickly, accurately into slots on beams 60 feet overhead. Burly ironworkers, their skin copper-colored from bright sun, swiftly climbed up the steel framework.
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