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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...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles International Airport officials early Tuesday said a message on multiple flight status displays warning passengers to evacuate because of an emergency was an accident. At 9:47 p.m. on Monday, passengers at the Tom Bradley International Terminal alerted police to the message on monitors behind ticketing counters, which read, "An emergency has been declared in the terminal. Please evacuate. " Operations personnel at LAX initially believed the display could be the work of a hacker and moved quickly to review their computer systems to investigate the breach, authorities told The Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The operator of LAX is “very concerned” about the impact the air traffic controller furloughs will have on flight delays, a Los Angeles World Airports spokeswoman said Monday.  As part of $600 million the  Federal Aviation Administration  is expected to cut as part of the sequestration -- the deep budget cuts Congress agreed to when it failed to reach a broader budget agreement -- air traffic controllers are taking one unpaid day off...
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.
NEWS
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
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
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.
OPINION
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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