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November 14, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
A faster security screening process for frequent travelers is scheduled to open at John Wayne Airport in December. The PreCheck program, operated by the Transportation Security Administration, lets travelers who voluntarily submit background information go through a special screening line without removing their shoes, coats or belts or taking a laptop out of a carry-on bag. Quiz: Test your knowledge about airport security The program is...
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NEWS
September 7, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Travelers going to and from John Wayne Airport (SNA) will find some traffic rerouting along the airport's main roadway until Sept. 15 because of an ongoing seismic retrofitting project at the Santa Ana airport.  The southbound 55 Freeway exit that leads into the airport will be reduced to one lane and will direct cars to the departure level only. If you're picking up passengers or returning rental cars to the lower arrival level, you will need to take the airport return loop to get there, according to an airport statement.
NEWS
July 13, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The folks at Airfarewatchdog released a list Thursday of what the online travel website considers the 10 scariest airports in the U.S. I was surprised to see airports right in my backyard -- Orange County, San Diego and Catalina Island -- included. I don't regularly fly in or out of these Southland airports (I've never flown to Catalina) and I realize this is all subjective, but certainly I would have heard these claims before? I'm hoping fliers will weigh in and set me straight, but first, here's the list: --Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo.
SPORTS
July 12, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
So the cavalry is coming. Can you hear the bugler trumpet the charge? Matt Kemp is coming! Andre Ethier is coming! And soon, some new stud before the trading deadline! Isn't that swell? All is going to be magically well. Except, of course, it's not. Not that easily, not if most of the team is waiting for someone else to be the answer. The Dodgers have lost 15 of their last 20 games. They are hanging onto first in the National League West by a half-game with the worst record (47-40)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2012 | By Daniel Siegal, Los Angeles Times
Motorists on the 2 Freeway for the last couple of months have noticed a shadowy figure or two gazing into the distance from the hills above. Cardboard cutouts of Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and Gene Autry, bearing labels that read "Glendale Public Art Project 2012," have been a mystery — something their creator says is intentional. Justin Stadel, the Glassell Park resident and artist behind the cowboy cutouts, said he created the works so viewers could draw a spiritual feeling, a sense of freedom, from L.A.'s varied landscape.
NEWS
June 21, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If you're looking for shuttles at John Wayne Airport (SNA) these days, you won't find them in the usual places. The Disneyland shuttle and a free parking lot shuttle have moved temporarily while the airport repaves the road at the Ground Transportation Center. Changes that went into effect Tuesday: -- Disneyland Resort Express has been relocated north of Terminal A on the airport's lower level. The stop will remain there through August. The daily shuttle operated by Southern California Gray Line charges $15 for adults and $12 for children for one-way fares from the airport to Disneyland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
It began as the most modest of airports - passengers trudged across the tarmac to climb aboard departing jets, a double-wide served as a terminal and on weekends, drag races were held in the parking lots. And even as John Wayne Airport grew into a larger regional transit hub, offering scores of flights each day since the late 1960s, its growth was stunted by its short runways and a cap on how many passengers could pass through the terminal gates. But the addition of two flights to Mexico that began this week - in addition to flights to Canada that began recently - has given international status to Orange County's only commercial airport.
SPORTS
June 4, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
And here comes the cavalry! Of course, when you're in dire straits, you take your rescue where you can find it, or hope to. Which in the case of the Dodgers means Juan Rivera, who as expected, was activated from the disabled list Monday in time to start play in the four-game series in Philadelphia. To make room for Rivera, the Dodgers optioned rookie Scott Van Slyke back to triple-A Albuquerque. Van Slyke had one truly memorable home run , but otherwise was hitting .194 his first trip up. Now Rivera is not exactly the return of Matt Kemp, but when you've lost six of your last seven games and are struggling to score, you search for encouragement anywhere it can possibly be identified.
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
AirTran Airways makes its debut at John Wayne Airport (SNA) on Sunday with nonstop flights from the Orange County airport to two destinations in Mexico: Cabo San Lucas/San Jose del Cabo (SJD) in Baja and Mexico City (MEX). It's the first time the airport has offered regular service between Orange County and Mexico. To celebrate, AirTran will be serving a Mexican-style breakfast at 10 a.m. Sunday and giving out goodie bags for passengers waiting to board the airline's first flights.
NEWS
January 18, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If you're flying from Orange County's John Wayne Airport in the next few weeks, you might want to allow more time to get through security screening. Starting Wednesday, security checkpoints at Terminal B will be closed for the next two weeks while upgraded scanning machines are installed, an airport statement says. United and U.S. Airways passengers should still check in at the Terminal B ticket counter but then stroll over to Terminals A or C (about a five-minute walk)
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