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November 5, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
A roommate of Paul Anthony Ciancia dropped off the shooting suspect at LAX on Friday before, authorities say, he killed a Transportation Security Administration worker during a rampage, documents say. Authorities revealed new details on Ciancia's journey to Terminal 3 at the Los Angeles International Airport in an affidavit released Monday. One of Ciancia's roommates interviewed by the FBI said Ciancia entered his room unannounced and asked to be driven to LAX. The roommate agreed and drove him in a black Hyundai Accent to what the affidavit called "the Virgin Airlines airport terminal.
June 18, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Los Angeles International Airport is a focal point of air pollution in Los Angeles County, but the emissions from aircraft and motor vehicles do not exceed state and federal standards, according to a groundbreaking study released Tuesday. The $5.1-million effort -- the first of its kind done at a major commercial airport -- also called attention to the release of ultrafine particles in jet exhaust. The material is a potentially harmful pollutant that could be the next frontier in regulation.
May 21, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
The centerpiece of the modernized Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles Airport will be named in honor of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa because of his contributions to airport development. The city's Board of Airport Commissioners decided Tuesday that the cavernous Great Hall in the center of the expanded Bradley terminal will carry Villaraigosa's name. Commissioners noted that the mayor, who leaves office June 30, played a pivotal role in settling a 2006 lawsuit brought by a coalition of cities and neighborhood groups that challenged plans to modernize the airport, the third busiest in the nation.
November 22, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A former baggage handler for Delta Air Lines at Los Angeles International Airport was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for his part in a cross-country drug ring that used an employee entrance to sneak heroin and cocaine into checked luggage.  Ulysses Bluntson -- who was arrested in early 2012 -- was sentenced in U.S. District Court after he was convicted of conspiracy to enter an airport area in violation of security requirements, said...
November 1, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
A gunman fired a high-powered rifle in Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, wounding several people and killing a TSA agent. Here's a guide for travelers trying to navigate the situation. How will the shooting affect your travel plans? Airport officials say some flights to LAX have been diverted and others have been halted before takeoff. Meanwhile, flights from other terminals at LAX continue to depart with minimal delays. Airport officials encourage travelers to call their airline to check the status of their flight.
August 14, 2013 | By Ted Rall
On ce again, the MTA extends the L.A. Metro toward the airport -- and once again, it doesn't quite get to the airport. Reminds one of a famous Greek mathematical paradox. ALSO: The view from above Los Angeles Wishing for Hyperloop, betting on high-speed rail Photo essay: 10 reasons to salute L.A.'s transportation future Follow Ted Rall on Twitter @TedRall
June 18, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
A bidder for a lucrative media contract at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday accused a former airport commissioner of conflict of interest because of his involvement with a joint venture recommended for the work. In a formal protest, Clear Channel Airports leveled the conflict allegation against Alan Rothenberg, chairman of Premier Partnerships, which has joined JC Decaux Airport Inc., and Time Warner in a bid to handle indoor advertising, sponsorships and other media opportunities for LAX. Rothenberg, a prominent businessman and former sports executive, resigned as president of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners in late 2010 after serving five years.
April 22, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Andrew Blankstein, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Operations personnel at Los Angeles International Airport late Monday were reviewing their computer systems to determine how multiple flight status boards were hacked to show an emergency message, authorities told The Times. [Updated, 2:10 a.m. PDT April 23: LAX officials declared the display of an emergency evacuation message on flight status screens Monday night an accident. An airline contract worker with authorized access to the display system accidentally caused the override of screens that normally display flight statuses, according to LAX spokeswoman Nancy Castles.
June 20, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Although work at the new Tom Bradley International Terminal is still incomplete, Los Angeles International Airport officials celebrated their success anyway on Thursday with outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Instead of marking the Bradley's completion, which has fallen behind schedule, a series of airport special events will showcase the substantial progress that has been made transforming the outdated terminal and LAX, which has long received mediocre grades from travelers. “We've gone from worst to best,” Villaraigosa declared as he strolled through the soaring Great Hall of the Bradley 10 days before he leaves office.
January 28, 2014
Re "Metro shelves direct rail to LAX," Jan. 24 How can we think ourselves a first-rate city when we do not have the will to build a light-rail system directly to our airport? We failed with the Green Line. Are we to fail again with the Crenshaw Line? Looking at the proposed route, it seems obvious that routing the line at some point to the west side of the existing railway line would allow a straight path to the airport along Century Boulevard's center divider. Michele Wynne Los Angeles Colorado, with a population less than L.A. County, will soon have a direct rail line more than 22 miles long between Denver International Airport and that city's downtown.
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