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October 27, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Just north of the big hotels along bustling Century Boulevard east of LAX lie the remains of Manchester Square. Once a thriving community with its own elementary school, the working-class neighborhood that sprang up in the postwar building boom is now an urban void of unkempt buildings, desolate streets and residential lots scraped bare where thousands used to live. Their long-gone addresses are marked by idle driveways, clusters of trees and chain-link fences that crisscross 20 square blocks.
April 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Justin Bieber didn't get to slide right through a U.S. Customs  and Border Control checkpoint at LAX upon his return from Japan, according to reports out Thursday.  After his arrival at approximately 1 p.m., the pop star was held up for hours by a secondary customs search while his entourage, luggage and ride home were seen waiting for him outside Los Angeles International Airport's Tom Bradley International terminal, TMZ  reported.  ...
February 11, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Starting Wednesday, US Airways passengers at Los Angeles International Airport will need to go to Terminal 3, not Terminal 1, because the airline is moving its operations.  "All US Airways ticketing and check-in, aircraft gates, baggage services and customer service will begin operations in Terminal 3 with the airline's first flights from LAX the morning of Feb. 12," according to an airline statement Tuesday. US Airways will share Terminal 3 with Allegiant Air, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, Virgin America and Virgin Australia.
April 24, 2014 | By Ryan Menezes
The family of a Transportation Security Administration officer slain in a shooting at LAX has filed a claim against the city, alleging the wrongful death of Gerardo Hernandez and seeking damages in excess of $25 million. The claim, filed April 16, can be a precursor to a civil lawsuit. The family alleges in the claim that city agencies failed to protect Los Angeles International Airport. The claim says city employees "failed in the performance of their duties which created a dangerous lapse in security" that led to Hernandez's death and delayed medical care to the injured.
March 14, 1988
How could any airport which permits five major airlines to ignore security regulations (Metro, March 5) be anything else but LAX? MEL SOMMER Los Angeles
November 1, 2013 | By Lisa Girion
A Calabasas High School teacher was waiting for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday when he came face to face with a man toting a gun. As the gunman took aim, Brian Ludmer turned to run and dived away, but he was struck at least once in the leg, said Las Virgenes schools Supt. Dan Stepenosky. Ludmer, 29, underwent surgery at a Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and came out about 4:30 p.m. Friday, said Stepenosky, relaying a report from Calabasas Principal C.J. Foss.
October 2, 2013
Re "Amenities fall short at Bradley," Business, Sept. 30 As a frequent international traveler, I am absolutely appalled with this idea of bombarding people who are under a lot of stress with these huge LED screens at LAX's renovated Tom Bradley international terminal. I can only suspect that LAX's managers don't travel much, given a spokeswoman's comment that the giant screens give waiting travelers hours of entertainment. What travelers really want to do is talk to their companions, read a book or use their electronic devices.
April 3, 2014 | By Jason La
Looking to photograph the light trails of planes, Timo Saarelma set up a camera and tripod on a picnic table in Vista Del Mark Park near Los Angeles International Airport in January. Luckily, the sky was clear, and Saarelma managed to capture a couple of shots before the marine layer settled in for the evening, he said. He used a Canon EOS 7D.  Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  for more on this photo series.
April 21, 2013 | By Howard Blume
Local television news reported Sunday night that furloughs of air traffic controllers were causing massive flight delays and cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport. An LAX spokesman could not confirm the report, but a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday night that some cutbacks had taken affect Sunday and parts of the nation could be affected. LAX had preliminary figures on flight delays as of early Sunday evening, but they did not necessarily indicate extraordinary disruption, said spokesman Marshall Lowe.
July 28, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO THE CANADIAN ROCKIES From LAX , Alaska, Air Canada, WestJet and United offer nonstop service to Vancouver, and Delta, Alaska and United offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted one-way fares begin at $138. From Calgary to LAX, WestJet and Air Canada offer nonstop service, and Delta, United, Air Canada and US Airways offer connecting service. Restricted one-way fares begin at $200. Travelers usually fly into Vancouver or Calgary.
April 23, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Bomb squad investigators cleared a suspicious package Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport after the buzzing object turned out be an electric toothbrush. Workers were loading baggage onto a flight at Gate 26 in Terminal 2 when they noticed an object vibrating, said LAX spokeswoman Mary Grady. Airport police responded to the reports about 11:25 a.m., LAX police Sgt. Belinda Nettles said. No evacuations were ordered, but the area around the gate was cleared so officials could investigate.
April 21, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Finn, a large Irish wolfhound, spends some of his time cheering up travelers at Los Angeles International Airport. One day after a gunman opened fire at Terminal 3 and left a Transportation Security Administration officer dead last November, Finn was on the job. A member of LAX's Pets Unstressing Passengers, or PUPS program , Finn moved in and out of boarding gates, stopping for some petting and love from passengers. "I think after the shooting, Finn attracted attention because he represented something comforting," owner Brian Valente said in an airport statement.
April 19, 2014
If you go THE BEST WAY TO KAILUA KONA, HAWAII From LAX, Delta, American and United offer non-stop service to Kailua Kona; and United, Hawaiian, American, United and Delta offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $725, including taxes and fees. WHERE TO EAT Annie's Island Fresh Burgers, 79-7460 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite 105, Kealakekua; (808) 324-6000, . Da Poke Shack, 76-6246 Alii Drive, Kailua Kona; (808)
April 17, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff, This post has been corrected; see note below for details.
A Korean Airlines plane struck some light poles at Los Angeles International Airport, causing slight damage to one of its wings, authorities said Thursday. The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, airport officials said, according to L.A. Airspace, a Daily Breeze news blog. The Associated Press reported: The plane's right wing was scratched, but no one was injured. Two 30-foot light poles were bent. The A380 is the world's largest commercial airliner, carrying passengers in a double-deck configuration.
April 13, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday after he allegedly became argumentative with a screening agent and made comments suggesting he had a bomb, police said. Aldon Jacarus Ramon Smith, 24, was transported to Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division on the Westside, where he was booked on suspicion of making a false report of a bomb threat. Smith was randomly selected for a secondary screening about 2 p.m. at Terminal 1 when he “became belligerent and uncooperative with the process,” said airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz.
April 11, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Traveling in shoulder season and off-season, when fewer tourists frequent favorite destinations, will almost always save you money. Case in point: this round-trip fare from LAX to Athens. From Sept. 26-Dec. 21 and Jan. 21-Feb. 27, you can depart for Athens for $759 on Aeroflot . Availability may be limited. You must stay at least a Saturday night, but you can depart any day of the week. Travel must be completed by March 2015. Info: Aeroflot , (888) 340-6400 . Source:   Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype Credit Free via Skype
April 8, 2014 | By Dan Weikel
Los Angeles airport officials on Tuesday told a City Council committee that improvements in training, communications and emergency management are on the way in the aftermath of November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The measures include better communication and coordination between airport and public safety command centers as well as an expanded emergency notification system for airlines, LAX concessionaires, hotels and ground transportation companies. Among the other improvements are a new wireless communications system to send emergency information to all cellphones at the airport, a special team of officials to help stranded travelers and more evacuation training for all workers at LAX. Airport Director Gina Marie Lindsey, airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon and two high-ranking emergency managers for Los Angeles World Airports appeared at a special meeting of the council's Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee.
October 14, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Joel Rubin
Detectives late Monday were investigating how four dry ice bombs -- two of which exploded -- were placed in restricted areas at Los Angeles International Airport. A dry ice bomb exploded Monday about 8:30 p.m. in a section accessible only to employees near the gate of the Tom Bradley International Terminal, law enforcement authorities said. Two similar devices were found in the area. All three were bottles with dry ice inside, according to LAX police. The devices appeared to be outside the terminal near planes, according to television news footage.
April 11, 2014
If you go THE BEST WAY TO CHARLESTON, S.C. From LAX , American, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Southwest offer connecting service (change of planes) to Charleston. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $327, including all taxes and fees. WHERE TO STAY Belmond Charleston Place, 205 Meeting St., (843) 722-4900, . Part of the luxury group once known as Orient Express and now known as Belmond (Santa Barbara's El Encanto is part of the group)
April 10, 2014 | By Dan Weikel
Significant holes in record keeping at Los Angeles International Airport and inadequate oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration has made it difficult to ensure that millions of dollars in airport revenue are being spent properly for law enforcement, a new government audit has found. The review by the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general revealed that Los Angeles World Airports, the operator of LAX, has paid at least $7.9 million in the last few years to the Los Angeles Police Department without documentation showing that the services provided were airport-related.
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