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August 9, 2003
The late and much-loved Bob Hope visited Glendale at least a couple of times during his long career. One of his first documented visits was in 1946, when he performed at the Civic Auditorium. It was the first stop on a nationwide tour. He came back many years later, in 1990, to help the Glendale Historical Society launch a revitalization of The Alex Theatre. The theater's future had been in jeopardy since Mann Theater officials announced plans to open a movie complex in The Exchange, a development on Maryland Avenue, just two blocks from The Alex.
THE818NOW
September 19, 2011
Dolores Hope , who throughout her 69-year marriage to comedian Bob Hope oversaw their charitable giving and played a key role in establishing the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, has died. She was 102. In the late 1960s, the Hopes donated 80 acres of land near their future Palm Springs estate for the medical center, which opened in 1971. She was born Dolores DeFina on May 27, 1909, in New York City and grew up in the Bronx. During the 1930s, she sang in nightclubs using the stage name of Dolores Reade and met Hope when he caught a New York City show.  L.A. NOW Photo: Dolores Hope.
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By Mark Kellam and Maria Hsin mark.kellam@latimes.com, maria.hsin@latimes.com | September 20, 2011
The loss of Dolores Hope - wife of the late entertainer Bob Hope who died Monday at age 102 - continued to ripple this week through Burbank and surrounding communities, where she had a long history of philanthropy and charitable work. She died at her home in Toluca Lake of natural causes, said her publicist, B. Harlan Boll. The Hopes, who were married for 69 years, adopted four children. Dolores Hope became an adoption advocate, serving as a board member of Holy Family Adoption Services in Los Angeles.
NEWS
February 17, 2010
Family members of Bob Hope unveiled a bronze relief sculpture Tuesday at the airport that bears his name. Siblings Linda and Kelly Hope, along with Don Wiegand, the St. Louis-based sculptor who created the bas relief, uncovered the 425-pound sculpture to celebrate the life of comedian Bob Hope. Because her father traveled the world, Linda Hope said it was fitting to display his likeness at the entrance of his namesake airport. Still, his son, Kelly Hope, said the size and scale of the sculpture would likely have made his father pause.
NEWS
January 29, 2004
CHUCK GOOD Chuck Good, 82, died Jan. 17, 2004, in Glendale. He was born Feb. 19, 1921, in Red Oak, Iowa, and was a longtime Glendale resident. He served as president of Buena Vista Pictures Distribution in Burbank from 1980 to 1984. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters Debby Raffaniello and Susan Booker; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Glendale Presbyterian Church, 125 S. Louise St. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., 1501 N. W. 9th Ave./ Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.
THE818NOW
October 13, 2011
The Smokehouse Restaurant in Burbank was abuzz last night when celebrities and local politicians stopped by celebrate the restaurant's 65th anniversary. Burbank Councilmen Dave Golonski and Emily Gabel Luddy were present along with State Assemblyman Mike Gatto and Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge. Guests were treated to champagne and special prices. Celebrities from Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, George Clooney, and a slew of others have been seen at the Smokehouse Restaurant -- By Ross A. Benson, for Times Community News Photo: Wwner Lee Spencer and his wife Marti along with Manager Israel Aviles.
NEWS
July 30, 2003
Tim Willert A campaign to rename the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport after Bob Hope commenced Tuesday night. Former Burbank mayor Michael Hastings asked the City Council to back a proposal to rename the facility after the legendary entertainer, who died Sunday at 100 of complications from pneumonia. "We've been talking about renaming the airport after Bob Hope," said Hastings, a Hope family friend who was accompanied to the meeting by longtime Hope publicist Ward Grant.
NEWS
April 24, 2003
Community organizations and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) are planning a Military Families Appreciation Day on Sunday. The event is scheduled to be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Glendale National Guard Armory, 220 E. Colorado St. The program begins at 11 a.m. with entertainment by the Bob Hope/Hollywood United Service Organizations. It concludes with a free hot dog barbecue. Displays will include a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and other military machines, weaponry and equipment.
NEWS
August 14, 2003
Joshua Pelzer Glendale and Pasadena will consider a request from Burbank to rename their jointly owned airport after the late Bob Hope. The Burbank City Council voted late Tuesday to support renaming the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport and will send letters to Glendale, Pasadena and the Airport Authority, encouraging its partners to do the same. "I don't foresee any opposition to it, per se," said Glendale City Councilman Rafi Manoukian, who asked that the item be placed on a council agenda for discussion, although the date for that hearing had not been set Wednesday.
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May 1, 2014
Good morning, readers! Today is Thursday, May 1. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 100 and a low of 66 degrees. Remember to stay hydrated! In the news from your area: Powerful Santa Ana winds combined with potentially record-breaking temperatures will create extreme fire danger Wednesday across a tinder-dry Southland, officials warned. Along with flights at other Southern California airports, flights out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank were grounded for less than an hour Wednesday afternoon because the Federal Aviation Administration was having computer problems, according to airport officials.
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NEWS
March 5, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The Glendale area will have a high of 71 and low of 53, according to the National Weather Service. The much-debated parcel tax received more than the two-thirds of the vote it required to pass, the County Clerk's office announced last night. While last weekend's wet weather was a welcome reprieve, it wasn't enough to wash away a statewide drought that is tracking close to the worst one ever in California's history, said a representative from Glendale's water supplier on Monday.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
The artistic talents of three high school students will gain plenty of exposure in the coming months as their winning banner designs will be enlarged and hung from the Bob Hope Airport terminal tower. Senior Daniel Lee from Crescenta Valley High, freshman Angus Crosby from Burbank High School and sophomore Chance Woods from Pasadena High School each placed first in their school districts for the airport's 2014 Tower Banner Student Art Contest, and will have 16-by-25-foot versions of their designs on display on a three-month rotation.
NEWS
February 8, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Weather in the Glendale area is expected to hit a high of 66 degrees and a low of 51. We're rounding up the top headlines in the region: Los Angeles County transportation officials presented several alternatives this week for a new overpass and other road work in the San Fernando Corridor that would pave the way for the closure of one of the most dangerous street-level crossings...
NEWS
February 5, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Weather in the Glendale area is expected to hit a high of 63 degrees and a low of 44. We're rounding up the top headlines in the region: Five lanes were shut down on the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway yesterday afternoon after a multi-car collision near Mountain Street, officials said. Five people were taken to local hospitals for minor injuries. Brian Hoke, 33, was arrested Sunday after he allegedly broke into the Scholl Canyon Landfill and tried to steal a Glendale Water & Power truck , which he planned to use to return home to Long Beach, police said.
NEWS
January 3, 2014
Several Southwest Airlines flights out of Bob Hope airport -- including some local flights -- are delayed due to the heavy snow storms in the Northeast. [UPDATE 2:11 p.m.: "A number of flights in the Southwest system are delayed mostly because the area they are going to or coming from are markets outside the West Coast," said airport spokesman Victor Gill. ] The only nonstop flight to the area, a 9:39 p.m. flight to New York's John F. Kennedy airport operated by Jet Blue, has been canceled, according to Jenny Dervin, spokesperson for the airline.  Gill advised visiting the Bob Hope Airport homepage to look up information on specific flights , as well as using Southwest's mobile app.  "The traveler has to remember the primary source of information is the airline," he said.
NEWS
August 9, 2013
I find it amazing whenever I hear of Los Angeles-area airports struggling for a larger passenger load. After 42 years as an Angelena, I will only put myself through the agony of flying in and out of LAX when I travel internationally. At all other times I fly out of Burbank because the easy access, proximity to my home, close-by parking, efficient terminals and lack of crowds make these flights as close to an “old-time” flight experience as I can get in this electronic age. I urge other residents to take advantage of the many assets our local airports offer.
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By Katherine Yamada | July 31, 2013
Cindy Freeman has a very special connection to Bob's Big Boy, which opened 78 years ago this month right here in Glendale. Her father, Bill Freeman, went to work at the Bob's on Colorado Street ("Bob's number one," his daughter says) as a dishwasher in 1949 and spent his entire career with the organization. Her mother, Shirley, worked as a carhop at the same location. "My Dad left Tennessee to work for his uncle, Ed Mynatt, at his hamburger and hot dog stand in East Los Angeles," Cindy Freeman said.
NEWS
June 11, 2013
As has frequently happened, another letter appeared in this paper decrying the shortcomings of Bob Hope Airport (“ Why LAX is successful ,” June 5) re: the lack of non-stop flights, as well as the ticket prices offered and the cost of parking. All nothing new, but has anyone thought about some of the practicalities involved? Consider the reason for not offering many non-stop flights. It depends on the size of the aircraft. Larger aircraft have greater fuel capacities, which means longer distances can be flown.
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