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November 22, 2001
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) hosted a demonstration of high-tech security devices at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Tuesday, citing the need to increase awareness of technological advances. "The more they know, the more they will demand implementation," Schiff said. While many of the devices seemed like the stuff of futuristic fiction, some are already in use today. The device named by Schiff as one of the "most impressive" is a three-dimensional facial recognition mechanism that can be used to scan a crowd for a suspect.
NEWS
September 21, 2002
Laura Sturza Although construction at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport was in full swing Friday after building permits were issued Wednesday night, federal deadlines for the security project will not be met. The 40,000-square-foot pro- ject was allowed to move forward following the Burbank City Council's approval Tuesday and final agreement from Burbank City Manager Bud Ovrom, City Atty. Dennis Barlow and Community Development Director Sue Georgino.
LOCAL
By By Mark R. Madler | January 18, 2006
Airport authority keeps an eye on legislation to contract out security checking.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
By Chris Wiebe | September 29, 2006
BURBANK — 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
May 24, 2003
Ben Godar With the number of officers on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Police force continuing to rise, Security Director Mike Post believes the facility will be able to stop contracting for outside officers by the end of the year. The airport currently contracts with the Burbank and Glendale police departments for officers to fill its ranks. Authorized to employ as many as 34 officers, Post said the airport has 22 officers. When he was hired to oversee airport security in December 2001, only 12 officers were on the force.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | September 12, 2006
BURBANK — Security personnel halted both security checkpoints at the Bob Hope Airport at 8:46 a.m. on Monday for a brief moment of silence to commemorate the victims of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Following the observance, the airport's Federal Security Director Shannon Garcia-Hamilton spoke to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commissioners about the great strides in airport security since the inception of the federal Transportation Security Administration in 2002.
NEWS
November 26, 2010
I too dislike the new, more personally intrusive airport security procedures, but I would dislike it much, much more if a bomb-carrying homicidal maniac slipped through airport security and got aboard a plane that I was flying on. So I am willing to submit to the new disliked procedures, knowing that many others and I will be safer. We have all seen the plethora of media reports about those who vehemently object to the new intrusive procedures. Would those same individuals also object to the intrusiveness of those trying to reassemble their bodies after their plane was blown out of the sky?
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | January 30, 2008
BURBANK — As Dan Feger prepares to step in to the role of interim executive director of the airport authority, the 19-year airport veteran plans on continuing the agenda Executive Director Dios Marrero set forth. On Friday, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority announced that Marrero will take a medical leave of absence. While the authority has not revealed the specifics surrounding Marrero’s decision to leave, surgery to remove a brain tumor he underwent last spring could be a factor, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | May 2, 2011
Airport security tightened in Burbank and long-held emotions were cut loose in Glendale as news surfaced Sunday that U.S. Navy Special Forces had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. “It was the first time I cried in a long time, since we buried my brother,” said Brandon Valvo, a Glendale native whose brother Carlton Valvo II died at the World Trade Center when terrorist planes struck on Sept. 11, 2001. Valvo said a torrent of emotion coursed through him when he learned bin Laden had been killed, from elation and long-simmering anger, to gratitude for the work of U.S. armed forces and political leaders.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | May 2, 2011
Airport security tightened in Burbank and long-held emotions were cut loose in Glendale as news surfaced Sunday that U.S. Navy Special Forces had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. “It was the first time I cried in a long time, since we buried my brother,” said Brandon Valvo, a Glendale native whose brother Carlton Valvo II died at the World Trade Center when terrorist planes struck on Sept. 11, 2001. Valvo said a torrent of emotion coursed through him when he learned bin Laden had been killed, from elation and long-simmering anger, to gratitude for the work of U.S. armed forces and political leaders.
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NEWS
November 26, 2010
I too dislike the new, more personally intrusive airport security procedures, but I would dislike it much, much more if a bomb-carrying homicidal maniac slipped through airport security and got aboard a plane that I was flying on. So I am willing to submit to the new disliked procedures, knowing that many others and I will be safer. We have all seen the plethora of media reports about those who vehemently object to the new intrusive procedures. Would those same individuals also object to the intrusiveness of those trying to reassemble their bodies after their plane was blown out of the sky?
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 25, 2010
BURBANK — A month after a judge agreed to drop a misdemeanor battery charge against a woman who refused to relinquish a cooler of snacks for her ailing mother at Bob Hope Airport, she now faces a $2,500 fine. Nadine Kay Hays, of Camarillo, who was traveling to Nashville, Tenn., last year with her 93-year-old mother, was charged with battery after the tussle with Transportation Security Administration officials. She assumed her legal troubles were over when Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Fred Rotenberg last month agreed to dismiss the case against her if she stayed out of trouble for the next six months.
BUSINESS
By Christopher Cadelago | December 30, 2009
AIRPORT DISTRICT — Despite stepped up airline screenings at Bob Hope Airport after an attempted bombing aboard a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight, authorities said delays have been minimal. While officials at Bob Hope and Los Angeles International airports would not disclose the details of the increased security measures being taken, the public almost certainly would not notice the difference, Bob Hope Airport Police Chief Ed Skvarna said. “We won’t publicly say what we’re doing, but you can be rest assured that we have our fingers on the pulse of what is going on in the world,” Skvarna said.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | January 30, 2008
BURBANK — As Dan Feger prepares to step in to the role of interim executive director of the airport authority, the 19-year airport veteran plans on continuing the agenda Executive Director Dios Marrero set forth. On Friday, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority announced that Marrero will take a medical leave of absence. While the authority has not revealed the specifics surrounding Marrero’s decision to leave, surgery to remove a brain tumor he underwent last spring could be a factor, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | November 9, 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 3rd annual ceremony to honor its top security officers.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | September 29, 2006
BURBANK — 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.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | September 12, 2006
BURBANK — Security personnel halted both security checkpoints at the Bob Hope Airport at 8:46 a.m. on Monday for a brief moment of silence to commemorate the victims of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Following the observance, the airport's Federal Security Director Shannon Garcia-Hamilton spoke to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commissioners about the great strides in airport security since the inception of the federal Transportation Security Administration in 2002.
LOCAL
By By Mark R. Madler | January 18, 2006
Airport authority keeps an eye on legislation to contract out security checking.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.
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