Reader says no to renaming airport after Bob Hope
I feel that all the respect, admiration, praise and honors for Bob
Hope are justified, and naming streets, parks, schools and post
offices are appropriate tributes. These are facilities used by locals
who will use them knowing their location.
However, renaming the airport is going too far. How many people
east of the Mississippi can tell you the John Wayne Airport is in
Orange County? What will the three-letter airport designator be? The
changes that will be required to be made to schedules, computers,
baggage tags, etc., are a costly requirement for many outside our
The change would provide good material for questions on “Weakest
Link” and “Jeopardy!” Now that the ball is rolling it’s probably
going to continue, but what’s the hurry?
Stuart H. Berg
A call for more police presence in Burbank Village
So you want letters? I have four for you: C-O-P-S, as in they are
needed in downtown Burbank on San Fernando Boulevard between Olive
Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard and on Magnolia from the Media City
Center mall to First Street.
I live in the Golden Palms Apartments, a building for seniors at
the corner of San Fernando and Palm Avenue. People double park on
narrow San Fernando to pick up orders from restaurants. They also
dart across the double lines in the middle of that street if they
spot a parking place on the other side.
That involves a lot of back and forth as their car wiggles like a
worm in hot ashes trying to get into a parking place meant for cars
coming in the opposite direction. Angry drivers have to sit and stew
as they wait for the law-breaker to finish breaking the law. Only
twice have I seen a driver ticketed for the above-mentioned offenses.
In any given month, enough tickets could be written in this
three-block area to pay the salaries of a couple of cops.
There are two exits on Magnolia from the new AMC theaters. I have
seen several cars cross two sets of double lines and turn left on
Magnolia after leaving the exit nearest First Street. The barrier
implied by the two sets of double lines is being ignored. World Gym
customers leave their cars in the white zone of this senior building
so that children coming to pick up elderly parents have no place to
park. They’ve learned that the possibility of getting a ticket is