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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1988 | TIM WATERS, Times Staff Writer
El Segundo officials, fed up with noisy aircraft taking off from Los Angeles International Airport and flying over their city's homes instead of the ocean, are preparing to send pilots a nasty message from the ground up. One message being considered: "Turn at the Coastline, Stupid." The El Segundo City Council has voted to send a letter to the chief pilots of about 80 passenger airlines operating out of LAX.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1989 | TIM WATERS, Times Staff Writer
Score one for El Segundo in its war against noisy planes that take off from Los Angeles International Airport and, according to city officials and residents, fly over the community. Federal Aviation Administration officials say that under a new policy effective by early April, air traffic controllers will tell pilots not to turn their aircraft until they are a mile out over the ocean. At present, pilots are permitted to turn when they reach the shoreline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2004 | From Wire Reports
The results of an autopsy on the body of Julia "Deede" Buchanan Keller has been ordered sealed by the Sheriff's Department, the San Diego County medical examiner said. Keller, 54, disappeared July 8. Her body was found in her car's trunk in San Diego.
BUSINESS
December 28, 2007 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
Boeing Co.'s satellite-making complex in El Segundo got a much-needed boost last week when it won a U.S. government contract potentially worth $1.2 billion. The NASA contract, though not huge by industry standards, marked a major milestone for a company recovering from a $1-billion debacle that led to 3,000 job cuts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1995
Residents of El Segundo have had it with jet traffic from Los Angeles International Airport illegally flying over their town, so they're going to shine a light on the problem. Next Thursday, the city plans to shoot a searchlight straight up from its westernmost boundary to show pilots exactly where the city limits are. The hope is that pilots will stop making early turns after takeoff. "They're going to know exactly where we are," said City Manager Jim Morrison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1988
The El Segundo City Council has decided to create a sign from rocks to send a message to noisy aircraft that take off from Los Angeles International Airport and turn over the city before reaching the coastline. Council members voted 3 to 2 Tuesday to spend $4,500 to buy enough white decorative rock to lay a sign--visible from the air--that will read: "Unsafe Area For Jets." The message will be spelled out in 12-foot letters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1988 | TIM WATERS, Times Staff Writer
El Segundo has delivered a holiday greeting to errant pilots who fly noisy aircraft over the community after taking off from nearby Los Angeles International Airport. Following through on an earlier threat, city officials this week erected giant, plywood letters--visible from the air--that read "UNSAFE AREA FOR JETS." The idea is to unnerve passengers and deter pilots who snub airport policy and fly over the community of 15,000. Floodlights will illuminate the letters at night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1988 | JAY GOLDMAN
Workers moved nearly a million tons of sand to El Segundo earlier this year, creating almost 20 acres of recreational beach. But few people use the sandy new expanse opposite the Scattergood power plant. The large, noisy generating facility nearby and the lack of easy access to the area discourage all but the most determined fans of the new beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1990 | DAVID FERRELL and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Zsa Zsa Gabor, who left her luxurious hilltop estate in Bel-Air for a tiny, one-room jail cell in El Segundo, woke up in the slammer Saturday morning with few complaints--or so her jailers say. "The worst you could get out of her was that the food wasn't that great," El Segundo Police Sgt. Byron Sumrow said after Gabor's first night in jail for slapping a Beverly Hills motorcycle officer. "She said the food wasn't the greatest and I can agree with her on that."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1993 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the early 1800s, the coastal land near what is now Los Angeles International Airport consisted of thousands of acres of prairie land sprawled against the eastern side of a massive sand dune system. The now-disappeared prairie was home to coyotes and king snakes and had deep depressions that filled with water during the rainy season. When the water dried up every spring, the prairie became a lush meadow complete with toads, butterflies and colorful wildflowers.
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