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We Love BUR!
Jet Blue is seen as a major force behind 2006 being the best year for Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. "With 5.7 million passengers, the Burbank airfield had an increase of 3.2 percent in passengers from last year." (SFVBJ)

Business as Usual in LA
While the Aqua Teen Hunger Force guerilla marketing campaign in Boston caused mass panic over terrorism and bombs, the same campaign in LA and other cities hardly caused trouble. The best part of it was the news conference in which the two suspects answered questions from the press by only talking about 70s hairstyles and questioning if the Beatles haircut made it out of the 60s or not. (video). (Summary on Wikipedia)

Our Own Advertising Bomb Scare
Back in April, the LA Times and Paramount tried some creative advertising by making singing news racks that played the Mission: Impossible theme when you opened the door. Of course, all those wires made some people think it looked like a bomb, leading to one part Santa Clarita bomb-squadified newsrack and one part VA Administration evacuation in West LA. (LA Times via LA Observed)

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Unfunded, Yet Exciting
"After decades of enduring jokes about the city's concrete-lined waterway, officials today will release an ambitious master plan for restoring the Los Angeles River, a project that reflects lofty dreams and carries a big price tag."(LA Times)

LA River: $2 Billion. Grand Ave: $2.05 Billion
""This is not a `downtown project,' said Carol Schatz, president and chief executive officer of the Central City Association of Los Angeles. 'This is a project of regional, if not international, significance.

'Most importantly, it becomes a destination that anchors our cultural spine and our civic center area, an area we should take pride in as the seat of our local democracy.'"(Daily News)

NYT Leaves Culver City and Heads to Ojai
After making Culver City hip, the New York Times visits the co-owner of Sweet Lady Jane's home north of the 126 (New York Times)

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