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October 6, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gerald Silver, an outspoken activist who has thrust himself repeatedly into public debates on San Fernando Valley issues over the years, is trying to rearrange the routes that helicopters fly, to the annoyance of aviation officials and chopper pilots. His opponents note that the approved routes Silver wants pilots to abandon are those that pass over Silver's own house leaving and approaching Van Nuys Airport.
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OPINION
August 4, 2002
Re "101 Ways to Ease Congestion Narrowed to a Few," July 31: Once again, homeowner "representatives" Gerald Silver, president of the Coalition of Freeway Residents, and Richard Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn., make haste to silence any and all discussion of new transportation strategies for the West Valley. Close even goes so far as to warn: "If an earthquake comes ... having a double-deck could destroy the whole freeway." Right. So what are we left with after all these years of leadership?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1997
Re "Activist Silver to Join Airport Advisors," Aug. 19. What is an appropriate reward for filing thousands of noise complaints against Burbank and Van Nuys aircraft? An appointment to the Van Nuys Citizens Advisory Council? Los Angeles City Councilwoman [Cindy] Miscikowski has done it by selecting Gerald Silver. . . . As a sometime user of the Burbank Airport commented, "Silver's obsession and relentless rabble-rousing would seem to present an overwhelming handicap to any objective onlooker."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1997
Re "Activist Silver to Join Airport Advisors," Aug. 19. What is an appropriate reward for filing thousands of noise complaints against Burbank and Van Nuys aircraft? An appointment to the Van Nuys Citizens Advisory Council? Los Angeles City Councilwoman [Cindy] Miscikowski has done it by selecting Gerald Silver. . . . As a sometime user of the Burbank Airport commented, "Silver's obsession and relentless rabble-rousing would seem to present an overwhelming handicap to any objective onlooker."
OPINION
August 4, 2002
Re "101 Ways to Ease Congestion Narrowed to a Few," July 31: Once again, homeowner "representatives" Gerald Silver, president of the Coalition of Freeway Residents, and Richard Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn., make haste to silence any and all discussion of new transportation strategies for the West Valley. Close even goes so far as to warn: "If an earthquake comes ... having a double-deck could destroy the whole freeway." Right. So what are we left with after all these years of leadership?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1986 | ELIZABETH LU, Times Staff Writer
Despite opposition from two homeowner associations, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Wednesday authorized the general manager of Van Nuys Airport to apply for federal funding for an airport noise study. The board also allocated $50,000 to be used for the $500,000 study. If the FAA approves the grant request, the airport would receive the remaining $450,000 from federal funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1993
As president of the Van Nuys Airport Assn., representing aviation and fixed-based tenants at the Van Nuys Airport, I am appalled at Gerald Silver's article "Putting the Lid on Airport Noise" (Valley Commentary, July 11). It ignores the salient points about the airport's contributions to the city of Los Angeles and minimizes the proposed noise control ordinance's shortcomings. Mr. Silver's claim that most homeowner associations and thousands of Valley residents favor the noise regulations is absurd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Longtime community activist Gerald A. Silver has been appointed to the Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council, City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski announced Monday. A leading anti-noise advocate, Silver has fought for curfews on helicopters operating out of Van Nuys Airport as well as lobbied for changes in flight patterns at both Van Nuys and Burbank airports in an effort to reduce noise and pollution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1985 | T. W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
The state noise control regulations for airports will become more restrictive at midnight Dec. 31, but neither Van Nuys nor Burbank airports will become any quieter as the new year begins. A change in the regulations, however, appears to be setting up yet one more confrontation in the long-running battle between airport administrators and groups of anti-noise homeowners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1995
This ordinance simply deals with what's already in place. We have home-based occupations. What we need to do is regulate and control them. In the long run, there are many benefits. First, it legalizes what is already being done. It generates money for the city that will help with the tax base. It provides for better licensing control and regulation because we will now have a clear definition of who can and who cannot operate in residences. And, of course, it allows people to operate legally the kind of businesses that should be conducted from home, which by the way are often constitutionally protected--a writer for example.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Longtime community activist Gerald A. Silver has been appointed to the Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council, City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski announced Monday. A leading anti-noise advocate, Silver has fought for curfews on helicopters operating out of Van Nuys Airport as well as lobbied for changes in flight patterns at both Van Nuys and Burbank airports in an effort to reduce noise and pollution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1995
This ordinance simply deals with what's already in place. We have home-based occupations. What we need to do is regulate and control them. In the long run, there are many benefits. First, it legalizes what is already being done. It generates money for the city that will help with the tax base. It provides for better licensing control and regulation because we will now have a clear definition of who can and who cannot operate in residences. And, of course, it allows people to operate legally the kind of businesses that should be conducted from home, which by the way are often constitutionally protected--a writer for example.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gerald Silver, an outspoken activist who has thrust himself repeatedly into public debates on San Fernando Valley issues over the years, is trying to rearrange the routes that helicopters fly, to the annoyance of aviation officials and chopper pilots. His opponents note that the approved routes Silver wants pilots to abandon are those that pass over Silver's own house leaving and approaching Van Nuys Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1993
As president of the Van Nuys Airport Assn., representing aviation and fixed-based tenants at the Van Nuys Airport, I am appalled at Gerald Silver's article "Putting the Lid on Airport Noise" (Valley Commentary, July 11). It ignores the salient points about the airport's contributions to the city of Los Angeles and minimizes the proposed noise control ordinance's shortcomings. Mr. Silver's claim that most homeowner associations and thousands of Valley residents favor the noise regulations is absurd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1986 | ELIZABETH LU, Times Staff Writer
Despite opposition from two homeowner associations, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Wednesday authorized the general manager of Van Nuys Airport to apply for federal funding for an airport noise study. The board also allocated $50,000 to be used for the $500,000 study. If the FAA approves the grant request, the airport would receive the remaining $450,000 from federal funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1985 | T. W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
The state noise control regulations for airports will become more restrictive at midnight Dec. 31, but neither Van Nuys nor Burbank airports will become any quieter as the new year begins. A change in the regulations, however, appears to be setting up yet one more confrontation in the long-running battle between airport administrators and groups of anti-noise homeowners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1986 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
Three more victims of two weekend plane crashes near Van Nuys Airport were identified Monday, and homeowner leaders seized upon the accidents as evidence that the airport needs to further reduce flights. "This airport is simply too busy for a residential community," said Donald Schultz of Van Nuys, president of Ban Airport Noise. "And these disasters add to the proof."
NEWS
November 4, 1997
Anti-noise activist Gerald Silver will reveal figures today showing which TV stations send helicopters into the predawn darkness from Van Nuys Airport. "It's like clockwork," said Silver, pointing to official daily logs of helicopter traffic. "4:50 a.m., 5:03 a.m., 5:06 a.m." He speaks to an airport advisory group at 7 p.m. at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys.
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