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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2001
"The Battle Over Hawthorne Airport" (Oct. 29), placed next to "3.7 Quake Produces Brief but Heavy Jolt" near the Newport-Inglewood fault, should remind everyone what critical and important roles our general aviation airports play in emergencies. Southern California is earthquake country, and if streets and freeways in the Hawthorne area and the South Bay were damaged, that airport would be invaluable in getting help into and out of the area and to LAX itself. Harriett Porch Laguna Hills
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June 27, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
In the last few years Michael Richie worked as a toolmaker for Chrysler, a production manager for a biotech firm and as a machinist at Caterpillar. He was laid off from all three jobs and now wants to give professional basketball a try -- at age 34. Richie, a 5-foot-10 guard who played for Indiana Tech, planned to play in Britain after college but a torn knee ligament derailed his plans. He's now a pastor at a church in Indiana but couldn't resist pursuing his hoop dreams one more time.
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September 5, 1985
The roar of World War II fighters and bombers will reverberate over the Hawthorne Municipal Airport on Sunday morning, while on the ground 20 pilots will recall the days of glory when they shot down a total of 180 enemy aircraft. The occasion is the Hawthorne Air Faire, at the airport near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and 120th Street. Admission and parking are free. The show will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2006 | Hemmy So, Times Staff Writer
In case of emergency, Tanner Ostensen knows to pull two handles on the sides of his cockpit seat, absorb the vacuum-like thrust sucking him out of the aircraft and trust his parachute. He figures that, if he ejects from the F-5A fighter jet and lands in shark-infested waters, he's in trouble. "I'd be dead!" he yelled while climbing out of the jet on exhibit at the Western Museum of Flight in Hawthorne.
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February 24, 1985 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
For months, the program to upgrade the Municipal Airport has been confined to the drawing board of bureaucrats and planners. But now that seems to be changing. Ground was broken two weeks ago for construction of an automated flight service station--one of 61 such facilities the Federal Aviation Administration is opening across the country for general aviation pilots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1988 | BARBARA BAIRD, Times Staff Writer
For the first time in nearly a decade, city officials are taking a hard look at Hawthorne Municipal Airport and a possible expansion that would provide more space for aircraft and businesses. However, the expansion also would require the removal of as many as 173 homes north of the airport, according to a consultant's report, and it already is encountering opposition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1995 | TOM JENNINGS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a freeway at its side and a proposal for a longer runway in its future, Hawthorne Airport is mounting ambitious plans to emerge literally from under Los Angeles International Airport's shadow and become, perhaps, its fifth runway and a competitor. Those are lofty hopes for one of the region's most obscure airfields, which has been virtually grounded for years by downturns in the aerospace field and by the lack of freeway access. But things have been looking up for the single-runway airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1995 | TOM JENNINGS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a freeway at its side and a proposal for a longer runway in itsfuture, Hawthorne Airport is mounting ambitious plans to emerge literally from under Los Angeles International Airport's shadow and become, perhaps, its fifth runway and a competitor. Those are lofty hopes for one of the region's most obscure airfields, which has been virtually grounded for years by downturns in the aerospace field and by the lack of freeway access. But things have been looking up for the single-runway airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the South Bay city of Hawthorne, local elections can get downright nasty, but they seldom draw much interest beyond city boundaries. This time, however, the arguments extend through Southern California and reach even into federal offices in Washington. An advisory measure on the Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1986 | BILL JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
The amateur pilot was tying down his small, single-engine airplane when he glanced up and saw the United Airlines 747 jumbo jet roaring toward tiny Hawthorne Municipal Airport. "I thought, 'My God, don't tell me this guy is going to put down here.' " But the jet--landing gear down, flaps fully extended and engines rumbling at full power--skirted over the Hawthorne runway before pulling up in a sharp bank and heading off into the distance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2003 | Kevin Pang, Times Staff Writer
Two years after residents voted to save Hawthorne Municipal Airport from becoming a shopping center, the city may be headed toward a long-anticipated airport upgrade. Developers hope to complete a conceptual design for improvements to the 61-year-old general aviation facility by March. If approved by the City Council, the redevelopment would be the 80-acre airport's first major improvement project in 20 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2001
"The Battle Over Hawthorne Airport" (Oct. 29), placed next to "3.7 Quake Produces Brief but Heavy Jolt" near the Newport-Inglewood fault, should remind everyone what critical and important roles our general aviation airports play in emergencies. Southern California is earthquake country, and if streets and freeways in the Hawthorne area and the South Bay were damaged, that airport would be invaluable in getting help into and out of the area and to LAX itself. Harriett Porch Laguna Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the South Bay city of Hawthorne, local elections can get downright nasty, but they seldom draw much interest beyond city boundaries. This time, however, the arguments extend through Southern California and reach even into federal offices in Washington. An advisory measure on the Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1995 | TOM JENNINGS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a freeway at its side and a proposal for a longer runway in itsfuture, Hawthorne Airport is mounting ambitious plans to emerge literally from under Los Angeles International Airport's shadow and become, perhaps, its fifth runway and a competitor. Those are lofty hopes for one of the region's most obscure airfields, which has been virtually grounded for years by downturns in the aerospace field and by the lack of freeway access. But things have been looking up for the single-runway airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1995 | TOM JENNINGS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a freeway at its side and a proposal for a longer runway in its future, Hawthorne Airport is mounting ambitious plans to emerge literally from under Los Angeles International Airport's shadow and become, perhaps, its fifth runway and a competitor. Those are lofty hopes for one of the region's most obscure airfields, which has been virtually grounded for years by downturns in the aerospace field and by the lack of freeway access. But things have been looking up for the single-runway airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1990
Two famous combat planes and the Allied victory in the Battle of Britain will be celebrated at the seventh annual Hawthorne Air Faire on Saturday and Sunday and the accompanying History of Aviation Banquet Saturday. The fair is at the Hawthorne Municipal Airport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The banquet is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1990
Two famous combat planes and the Allied victory in the Battle of Britain will be celebrated at the seventh annual Hawthorne Air Faire on Saturday and Sunday and the accompanying History of Aviation Banquet Saturday. The fair is at the Hawthorne Municipal Airport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The banquet is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1990 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A renovation and expansion plan for the Hawthorne Municipal Airport, which could lead to the removal of about 170 homes, received a lukewarm reception from some City Council members and homeowners at a public hearing earlier this week. The Monday hearing came three years after Hawthorne airport officials first proposed the building plan for the tiny airport to make room for more aircraft and businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1990 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A renovation and expansion plan for the Hawthorne Municipal Airport, which could lead to the removal of about 170 homes, received a lukewarm reception from some City Council members and homeowners at a public hearing earlier this week. The Monday hearing came three years after Hawthorne airport officials first proposed the building plan for the tiny airport to make room for more aircraft and businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1990 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palos Verdes Estates City Manager James Hendrickson said he was stunned by a letter telling him the city must now get county approval for most of its basic planning and zoning decisions. The letter "about knocked me off my seat," Hendrickson said.
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