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April 14, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the announcement came Friday that the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station and Northern California's Ft. Ord had been targeted for closure, James Parten could feel two pieces of his past taken from him at once. As a young man, Parten spent 13 weeks in basic training at Ft. Ord in Monterey County.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
The twin blimp hangars in Tustin have stood tall since World War II, a home port to enormous zeppelins and fleets of helicopters that were being readied for war. But age is finally starting to catch up. The roof of one of the 17-story structures collapsed last week, damaging an experimental airship and raising new questions about the future of the historic buildings that stand as reminders of a long-ago era. The damaged hangar, the best...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1997 | J.J. POPE
After months of negotiations, a proposal for Walt Disney Pictures to lease a historic blimp hangar at Tustin Marine Corps Helicopter Air Station has fallen through, city officials said Tuesday. "We were blindsided," City Councilwoman Tracy Wills Worley said. "We're very upset, to say the least." Worley said the city spent about eight months negotiating the deal, which would have allowed Disney to use the vacant hangar as a sound stage for two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores and Don Bartletti
A portion of the roof of a World War II-era blimp hangar in Tustin collapsed early Monday, damaging a $35-million experimental zeppelin and triggering a helium leak. Employees at the hangar were evacuated and a hazardous material teams was working to contain the leak, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said. "We had a collapse of a large section and it fell onto a blimp that caused damage," Concialdi said. He said the incident was reported at 7:45 a.m. The extent of the damage was unknown and the cause has not been determined,  Concialdi said.
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June 17, 1994 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To see a group of engineers gush over the blimp hangars at the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, you would think the giant structures were the eighth wonder of the world. That might be exaggerating the hangars' importance, said Fred J. Meier, a retired civil engineer from Santa Ana. But not by much.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1997 | J.J. POPE
One of two historic blimp hangars at Tustin Marine Corps Helicopter Air Station will be leased to Walt Disney Pictures for two years, the City Council decided this week. The Burbank-based film company is planning to use the South hangar as a sound stage for an action film, "Armageddon," starring Bruce Willis, city officials said. Terms of the lease were not disclosed. Money from the deal is expected to go to the Marine Corps, which owns the property, for maintenance.
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October 22, 1994 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fire swept through a hangar at the Oxnard Airport early Friday, melting a dozen planes and setting off a succession of fireballs that rocked the neighborhood and turned the pre-dawn sky bright red. The 4:24 a.m. blaze, which gutted the 32,000-square-foot hangar, caused an estimated $3.5 million in damage. "It's flat, completely gone," Oxnard Fire Department spokesman Bill Scobey said of the metal hangar that lay crumpled and smoldering hours after the fire was extinguished.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1998 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The most expensive city project ever undertaken at Van Nuys Airport--rebuilding two massive World War II hangars--was quietly approved last month by Los Angeles airport commissioners without the usual public notifications, The Times has learned. Commissioners at their meeting Jan. 13 approved spending $11.5 million to repair the buildings, damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1991
The possible closing of the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, with its two gigantic blimp hangars, presents an exciting possibility for Orange County. These historic hangars would be a perfect place for a first-class air museum in an area where so much of the pioneering and development of air flight took place. There might also be enough room for the experimental aircraft design area that Patrick Mott suggested ("Floating a New Plan for Glorious Old Hangars," May 10). We have visited the Air Force Museum in its cramped quarters in Dayton, Ohio, and the fine Boeing Air Museum in Seattle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1994 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To see a group of engineers gush over the blimp hangars at the Tustin Marine Corps Helicopter Air Station, you would think the giant structures were the eighth wonder of the world. Maybe that is exaggerating the hangars' importance, said Fred J. Meier, a retired civil engineer from Santa Ana, but not by much.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 | Laura Nelson
A business jet that landed at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday evening veered off the runway before crashing into a nearby hangar and starting a fire that destroyed one building and spread to two others, authorities said. A Santa Monica Fire Department official at the scene told reporters that there could not have been any survivors. The twin-engine Cessna, which records indicate is registered to a Malibu resident, burst into flames, and the storage hangar caught fire, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
A small plane landing at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday evening veered off the runway and struck a nearby hangar, authorities told The Times. The plane, a twin-engine Cessna Citation, went off the right side of the runway after landing at 6:20 p.m., according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. The plane had departed from Hailey, Idaho, Gregor said. Those at the airport at the time of the crash said they heard loud explosions. Staff at the airport's front desk said they saw firetrucks gathered on the tarmac.
BUSINESS
September 19, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Bob Biggs, the founder of Slash Records, has listed his ranch in Tehachapi for sale at $2.25 million. The 80-acre spread centers on a three-level concrete home designed by Santa Monica architect Carl Day and built a decade ago. Features include three ground-level fireplaces, loft offices, a library/den, three bedrooms and three bathrooms in nearly 3,900 square feet of living space. A deck runs almost the length of the house. Exterior metal doors can be rolled down for fire protection.
NEWS
June 22, 2013 | By John Verive
The brewers at Hangar 24 have been busy. The Redlands brewery has six new or seasonal beers on tap for the summer and three of them are made with produce from the farmers in the Redlands community. From blood oranges to Bing cherries, they're putting fruit in everything from IPAs to wheat beers to keep customers' thirst at bay this summer. Belgian Summer Ale is Hangar 24's usual summer beer, and the light and spicy blond hit stores and taps last month. Joining it this month is Essence -- the popular citrus infused double IPA that debuted last summer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Investigators were trying to determine Friday what caused a jet to smash into a hangar at Chino Airport while mechanics were conducting a test on the engine. There were no immediate reports of injuries in the Thursday accident, officials said. The Challenger aircraft was positioned on a ramp while the mechanics worked on it, and it jumped the rubber stops, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration . There were three mechanics on the plane, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A jet smashed into a hanger at Chino Airport on Thursday evening while mechanics were conducting an engine run-up test, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The Challenger aircraft was  chocked up on a ramp area and jumped the chocks, Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman in Los Angeles told The Times. There were three mechanics on the plane, he said. The plane was not intended for flight, said Gregor, citing preliminary information gathered by the agency.
REAL ESTATE
April 21, 1985
A $5.6-million upgrading of the fire protection and electrical systems has been announced for three hangars totaling 340,000 square feet in which F-18 jet fighters are rebuilt for the Pacific Fleet at the Naval Air Rework Facility, North Island, San Diego, Malcolm Lewis Associates/Engineers Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1991
Re Orange County Voices by Gaddi H. Vasquez ("Lean Times Demand More Efficient Leadership," March 27): Webster defines airport as "a tract of leveled land where aircraft can take off and land, usually equipped with hard-surfaced landing strips, a control tower, hangars and accommodations for passengers and cargo." Vasquez reports that despite limited funding the county expanded John Wayne Airport tenfold. Except for the multimillion-dollar terminal and accompanying car parking surfaces, what constitutes the remainder of the tenfold?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A jet taxiing on the runway at Chino Airport struck a hangar Thursday evening, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said. There were no immediate reports of  injuries after the Challenger jet struck the hangar, said Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman in Los Angeles. The fixed-wing multi-engine aircraft is registered to Grady International Inc. in Irvine, according to online FAA records.  No other details were immediately available. ALSO: Ex-Simi Valley teacher denies sexual relationship with child Bryan Stow returns home two years after Dodger Stadium beating Rifle used in Santa Monica College shooting may have been altered   Twitter: @LAJourno robert.lopez@latimes.com
FOOD
May 18, 2013 | Charles Perry
Redlands' Hangar 24 makes some interesting beers with dates, wine grapes and other fruits. This one, with its sunny orange personality, seems particularly right for spring. It starts out as a German-style weizen, so you might be able to detect faint notes of clove and banana, but orange predominates. The flavor comes not from orange peel alone, which is a common enough addition to wheat beers, but from whole pureed oranges, complete with the rind and pulp, added at several times in the brewing process.
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