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July 26, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Burbank's Bob Hope Airport has become the first airport in the state to adopt an airport-wide loyalty program. The effort lets passengers who spend money on food, parking or souvenirs at the airport earn points toward airline and hotel loyalty programs. The program, which was announced Friday, is an effort by airport officials to recover some of the passenger traffic that has been lost over the last few years. Bob Hope Airport drew 5.9 million passengers in 2007, before the economic crisis lead to a drop in travel spending.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man was taken into custody Tuesday night after he plowed his vehicle through a gate at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The man rammed through Gate 120 and smashed into a walkway railing around 9:20 p.m., airport spokeswoman Lucy Burghdorf said. She said police responded within a minute   and apprehended the man, who appeared to be under the influence of a substance. The scene is near the cargo area of the airport and did not affect any flights, Burghdorf said.  ALSO: LAFD Chief Brian Cummings says he wants to keep his job Three firefighters injured in three-alarm blaze in City of Industry Victory for veterans -- WWII barracks at O.C. Fairgrounds to be saved twitter.com/LAJourno robert.lopez@latimes.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Daniel Siegal
Bob Hope Airport in Burbank saw the number of passengers who passed through its gates rise slightly in May -- the second month this year to show an increase. The airport handled 345,997 passengers in May, a 0.4% increase compared to 344,566 in May 2012, according to statistics released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority last week. This uptick came two months after a 0.27% increase in March, which was followed by a 2.4% drop in April. There were double-digit declines the first two months of the year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2013 | By Daniel Seigel, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to spend $1.7 million to assist Bob Hope Airport's efforts for an ambitious train connection project. The money - a local match for a decades-old $4.3-million federal grant - will help accelerate construction of an airport Metrolink station along the Antelope Valley Line, among other improvement projects, airport officials said. The funds will come from Measure R, a half-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2008 to pay for transportation projects.
TRAVEL
March 3, 2013
Readers' travel tips keep giving Regarding "Before You Go," Feb. 17: In response to Sheila Maynes' tip, "Scan your passport (main and endorsement pages and any visas), your birth certificate, airline tickets or vouchers, hotel and car booking confirmations. Email them to yourself," you might want to take extra security measures using WinZip or WinRar. Zip and Rar files do about the same thing, which is to shrink your files, but they use different math functions to do the compression.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
The home designed by renowned Modern architect John Lautner for  comedian Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores, is for sale in Palm Springs for $50 million. Sited to overlook the Coachella Valley, the concrete, steel and glass house was built in 1979 and has about 22,000 square feet of living space. The curving copper roof plays off the shape of the nearby mountains. There are six bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, according to public records. Murals on the first floor and the pool area are by Garth Benton, who did the murals at the Malibu Getty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2013 | By Daniel Siegal, Los Angeles Times
Bob Hope Airport is taking steps to prevent another power outage like the one last November that knocked out operations on its longest runway. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority last week voted to buy an emergency lighting system while officials complete a multimillion-dollar plan to replace the dated wiring system that caused the outage. "That outage, frankly, was not to the standard that we offer to the traveling public.... It creates havoc for those customers that couldn't fly out of here at night," said Dan Feger, the airport's executive director.
SPORTS
January 13, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Alice Cooper is best known for his distinct brand of rock 'n' roll, incorporating horror elements including guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors into his shows. The Phoenix rocker, 64, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, a nod to a career that produced hits such as "School's Out," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "I'm Eighteen" and "You and Me. " Yet he's also a gifted golfer, a four handicap who after touring with Iron Maiden last year is entered in the pro-am competition at this week's Humana Challenge golf tournament headlined by Phil Mickelson in Palm Desert and La Quinta.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
Facing a drop in parking revenue, the managers of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank announced plans Wednesday to raise parking rates at several lots. A decline in passengers and the closure of an off-site parking lot has led to the decline in parking revenue over the last year, according to airport officials. "The decision to raise rates in certain lots comes in the face of falling parking revenue that could affect our ability to supply the level of comfort and convenience our passengers desire," said Dan Ferger, executive director of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
She was a self-described "cartoon," a zany housewife-turned-comedian with an electrified hairdo who broke into the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy in the 1950s with an outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her trademark guffaw. "I spent seven hours today at the beauty parlor; hell, that was just for the estimate," Phyllis Diller would say on stage, firing off one joke after another. "I'm in the 14th year of a 10-day beauty plan. " Diller, whose stand-up career spanned nearly 50 years, died in her sleep Monday at her longtime home in Brentwood, said her agent, Fred Wostbrock.
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