Southwest Announces Nonstop Service to Dallas
On December 8, representatives from Southwest Airlines held a press conference atBurbank Bob Hope Airport to announce the launch of nonstop service between Burbank and Dallas Love Field. The daily service will officially begin on June 5, 2016, but customers can purchase tickets now at http://www.southwest.com
Hudson Group and MenEssentials Open Retail Shops at Burbank Bob Hope Airport
Just in time for the holidays, a series of new retail shops has opened at Burbank Bob Hope Airport so that passengers can shop ‘til they drop—or pick up some last-minute gifts!
In November, Hudson Group revamped, renamed, and reopened their in-terminal stores, which now offer the latest in technology products; a wide selection of books, snacks, clothing, and children’s items; and locally-made confections that represent the unique flavors of the region. Hudson of Hollywood is located in the Terminal A lobby, directly across from the Lunch Box restaurant; Hudson of Burbank is located across from Gate A3; and Pasadena Marketplace is located near Gate B3, across from Peet’s Coffee. Glendale Crossings, which is expected to open soon, is located between Gates A6 and A7.
In early December, Glendale-based men’s grooming store MenEssentials also opened an in-Airport location near Gate A4, complete with on-site shaving services. Passengers can choose to purchase a shave on the spot, or select from a variety of grooming, skin, and hair care products that can be shipped to passengers’ homes or travel destinations.
“We’re thrilled to provide our passengers with some new and exciting retail options,” said David Freedman, the Airport’s Director of Business, Property, and Administrative Services. “We believe the remodeled Hudson stores, as well as the new MenEssentials location, will enhance the overall Burbank Bob Hope Airport passenger experience.”
Airport Launches Redesigned Website
Burbank Bob Hope Airport’s redesigned, traveler-centered, mobile-friendly website is now live at http://www.bobhopeairport.com/! In addition to providing site users with a live flight status feed and Google Maps-powered directions, the site will keep visitors informed about exciting Airport developments, including new airline service, Thanks Again rewards program deals, and the Airport’s frequent social media giveaways.
“The primary goal of this redesign was to improve overall user experience and make our website as convenient and easy-to-use as our Airport,” said Airport Authority President Frank Quintero. “We want passengers to be able to find information quickly on whatever device they’re using, whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. We’re very pleased with the new navigation and traveler-centered features, which we hope will attract more users to our website.”
Win a Trip to the Rose Bowl Stadium for the Game on January 1!
College football fans, rejoice! Burbank Bob Hope Airport and the Rose Bowl Stadium have teamed up to give one lucky winner and a guest a trip to the Stadium for the game on January 1. The grand prize includes round-trip airfare to Burbank Bob Hope Airport, tickets to the game, and a hotel stay. The contest runs through December 19, so enter now at: http://bit.ly/BigGameDay_Giveaway.
Pasadena to NoHo Express Bus Trial Route Approved to Begin in March
Burbank Bob Hope Airport passengers traveling to and from Pasadena will have a new way to get to the Airport this coming spring. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approved a 180-day pilot program of an express bus route between the Del Mar Gold Line Station in Pasadena and the North Hollywood Red and Orange Line Station, with stops in Burbank and Pasadena, the Burbank Leader reported. The route’s terminus at the North Hollywood Metro Station will allow express bus riders to connect with the recently expanded BurbankBus service between the station and the Airport, which runs from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays.
History Spotlight: World War II Camouflage
During World War II, the Lockheed Corporation was concerned about the potential for an enemy attack on the Lockheed Skunk Works where employees were developing and building new military aircraft, and the adjacent Burbank Bob Hope Airport, which was then known as Lockheed Air Terminal. The Lockheed Corporation enlisted the help of the local movie studios to help camouflage the airfield and make it invisible to enemy spy planes. The result disguised the Airport as a serene, bucolic farmland to anyone with an aerial view—but in actuality, Airport operations bustled underneath the camouflage!
Overheard on the @fly_bur Instagram account: “One of the highlights of my annual trip to the USA is visiting Burbank Airport. I do not have 100% vision so visiting BUR is a treat (for) me as it is small and easy to navigate. Most of all I like walking out to the plane and hearing all the planes as I walk out and the experience of walking beside the plane and under the wing make it special and unique.” — @jaseauradio
The Airport Authority will host a public scoping meeting for the 14-gate Replacement Terminal Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process on Thursday, December 10, from 5-8 p.m. at the Buena Vista Library, 300 N. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505. An informational workshop, where the public can learn information about the EIR process will be held from 5-6:30. The formal scoping meeting, where the public can give oral testimony regarding the EIR, will last from 6:30-8. Those who cannot attend but would still like to give testimony can do so online at http://replaceburterminal.com.
The number of revenue passengers at Burbank Bob Hope Airport increased in October 2015, following the general upward trend for the calendar year. Month over month, the October 2015 passenger count of 343,651 represents a 3.7 percent increase over the 331,476 passengers served in October 2014, with a 2 percent increase for the fiscal year to date.
Bob Hope Airport
Main Number (818) 840-8840 TTY (818) 565-1355
2627 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
Holiday Open House and Food & Toy Drive
I would like to invite you to a Holiday Open House and Food & Toy Drive.
Wednesday, December 9
5:30 – 8pm
Van Nuys State Office Building
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 300
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Light food and soft drinks will be served. If you have any non-perishable foods or unwrapped toys you would like to donate for our holiday toy and food drive, please feel free to drop them off at our office on or before December 11.
In addition to the food and toy drive my staff and I will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding Constituent Services such as Veterans Affairs, government forms, property tax issues and much more.
For more information, please visit my website or call my office at (818) 376-4246.
I look forward to seeing you at the open house.
Assemblymember, 46th District
It’s meant to protect clients, but TRID is also costing clients money, according to one industry professional.
TRID is forcing clients to lock in rates for longer periods of time, due to the increased need for longer closings. And it’s hitting them where it hurts, says Roger Kuman, president of Trident Mortgage Group.
“It’s costing the borrower, because when they have to lock an interest rate in for longer; more people are taking out 60 day locks, which cost more than 30 day locks,” Kumar told Mortgage Professional America. “For example, a 60 day lock on a $400,000 loan could cost $1,000-$1,500 more.”
TRID has created an environment where clients have to acknowledge various steps in the originations process, which, according to Kumar, extends the length it takes to close a file.
“It doesn’t make any sense,” Kumar said, noting that the full impact has yet to be felt.
“It’s only been in effect since October 3, so you aren’t seeing the full extent.”
The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure was implemented on October 3. The purpose of the new rule is to ensure clients have adequate time to review closing documents.
And Kumar’s is the latest complaint from an industry frustrated by the most recent change.
“We’ve had seven closing so far and they haven’t gone as well as we’d hoped,” Russ Glines, a broker with Century Oak Financial, recently told Mortgage Professional America. “As a broker, we have to deal with several lenders and each of those lenders has a different way of interpreting the new rules.”
Glines is critical of the recently implemented TRID rule, calling it government over-regulation. He also argues it doesn’t benefit buyers.
Friends, Neighbors and Colleagues and LAPD Supporters,
Come on out and support LAPD Officers by eating lunch OR dinner on Thursday, December 3rd at PIZZA REV in Studio City! Be sure to mention you’re there for US when you check out – they’ll donate back 20% of their receipts for the whole day for all people who show up just for us J
This event supports PALS, the non-profit I lead to raise funds for our LAPD station, the Officers and of course our KIDS! The Jeopardy and Cadet Programs need your support and what a way to do it – dee-lish PIZZA made YOUR WAY on the spot! They can even whip up a gluten-free pie!
I’ll be there ALL day and night as so will our Officers and the kids enrolled in the Cadet and Jeopardy Programs too. Come at lunch with your work friends or come for dinner with your family!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! PLEASE PASS AND POST THIS MESSAGE – WE’RE HOPING TO FILL THAT HOUSE!!!
President – PALS – LAPD North Hollywood Division
The Southland Regional Association of REALTORS Grant Program for 2015/2016 is here!
This grant is availble to those who purchase a home in the San Fernando or Santa Clarita Valleys and do not exceed certain income limitations. The amount of each grant will be $2,000 and will only be paid to qualified applicants after the close of escrow. Repayment of grant is not required.
The program, which began November 1st started with twenty grants available. To date, 20 grants are still available.
For a full list of qualification requirements, visit www.srar.com/grants
All application MUST be fully competed prior to submission. Those application who do not adhere to the requirements, will be return. Grants will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.
DON’T MISS SUPERVISOR SHEILA KUEHL!!!
Come meet L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Wednesday, October 28th, presented by Neighborhood Council Valley Village. The event will take place at Faith Presbyterian Church of Valley Village — 5000 Colfax Avenue — 7pm to 8pm, followed by the regular scheduled NCVV board meeting from 8pm to 9pm.
Please Bring a Can of Food for the NCVV 8th Annual Holiday Food Drive! Light refreshments will be served.
View the October 2015 NCVV Board Meeting agenda, click this link.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yoroslavsky is the featured speaker for the meeting being held at Colfax Charter School, tonight at 7:00pm. Also, LAPD Senior Lead Office Manny Arreygue will be giving his quarterly crime report for Valley Village at tonight’s meeting.