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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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BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Correction: This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. The effect of the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport continued to grow Friday, with more delays caused by severe weather at East Coast airports. The fatal shooting that took place at Terminal 3 at LAX has prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to call a "ground stop": flights destined for Los Angeles were halted and others scheduled to depart from LAX have been canceled or delayed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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schedule, a series of airport special events will showcase the substantial progress that has been made transforming the outdated terminal and LAX, which has long received mediocre grades from travelers.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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
No one was seriously injured Monday during a brawl that broke out at a fraternity's large toy drive at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport, police said. The brawl, which involved about two dozen people, broke out about 12:45 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel in the 6200 block of West Century Boulevard during the 16th annual Kappa Khristmas Jam & Toy Drive, which was hosted by the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity from Cal State Long Beach, CBS-LA  reported. Police were called to the hotel to help security officers break up the fight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Responding to allegations it built a defective runway at Los Angeles International Airport, a major construction company on Wednesday claimed it is the victim of a witch hunt and blamed poor maintenance by LAX workers for the deteriorating pavement. Tutor-Saliba Corp., of Sylmar, which participated in the $250-million project to relocate the southernmost runway at LAX, leveled the charges in a letter sent to Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports. The agency sued Tutor and four other contractors in October, asserting that the 13,000-foot runway is riddled with defects, including premature cracking, exposed steel reinforcing bars and deteriorating concrete.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
One runway at Los Angeles International Airport was temporarily closed Friday after a Southwest jet blew a tire after landing. None of the 79 people on board Southwest Airlines Flight 1641 were injured when a main landing gear tire was blown when it landed at LAX around 8:40 a.m., said Los Angeles World Airports spokeswoman Nancy Castles. The passengers on board deplaned while on a taxiway and were bused to their gate, Castles said. No fire or hazardous materials were exposed during the incident, Castles added.
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