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October 3, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Allegiant Air will be leaving Long Beach Airport (LGB) on Nov. 28, ending its sole route between Long Beach and Las Vegas. Customers who have tickets for flights after Nov. 28 will be contacted and given a refund, said spokeswoman Kristine Shattuck-Cooper. Allegiant increased service between the two cities in September and previously announced it would expand to 12 weekly flights to Las Vegas by mid-November. Instead, it decided to call it quits in a business decision "that's good for both parties," Shattuck-Cooper said.  The airline had been at Long Beach since 2010, previously offering service to Bellingham, Wash., and Colorado Springs, Colo.
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April 23, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department acknowledged this week that Compton residents were not notified of an airborne video-surveillance program that was tested in 2012. "No notification to the residents was made because this system was being tested in a city where cameras were already deployed and the system was only being evaluated," the department said in a statement released Tuesday. Officials said the department decided the program was not useful and dropped it after the test period.
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BUSINESS
February 19, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Construction is underway on a $95-million collection of industrial buildings at Douglas Park, a former aerospace manufacturing base next to the Long Beach Airport. Sares Regis Group is  constructing seven buildings housing a combined 667,000 square feet that it hopes to sell. The fact that the Irvine developer is building on speculation - without a buyer or tenant lined up - is a sign of how healthy the regional industrial property market has become. “We expect a great deal of buyer interest because the Long Beach and South Bay area is one of the nation's tightest industrial markets,” said Larry Lukanish, senior vice president at Sares Regis.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
After years of eliminating jobs in Southern California, aerospace giant Boeing Co. announced plans to increase its engineering workforce in Long Beach and Seal Beach by 1,000 positions. It is a rare and welcome development for the Southland's beleaguered aerospace industry, which has been stung by layoffs and assembly line closures for decades. "I couldn't be happier for the region," Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster said. "We want to continue to carry on our aviation tradition here.
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November 30, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The new $45-million passenger concourse at Long Beach Airport (LGB) will open Wednesday, months earlier than expected at the site that's been a landing strip in Southern California since the 1920s. The 1941 Art Deco airport building will be enhanced by the new concourse that adds 35,000 square feet of shops and eateries, gate arrival and departure seating as well as a garden area in the middle with palm trees and other plants. The ribbon-cutting is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday. Anyone who has flown in or out of Long Beach in the past year will be relieved to be done with the temporary structures that offered cramped seating in gate areas, outdoor portable lavatories and a super-small bar/store.
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July 11, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Long Beach Airport (LGB) this week will open a new parking structure, bringing all airport parking on-site and within walking distance of the main terminal building. But it will also shut down its cheapest lot. The new Lot B parking garage, under construction for more than a year near the terminal, holds about 2,000 cars. Airport spokeswoman Kim McMahon said the lot will open at 12:01 a.m. Friday. On the same day, remote parking Lot D at Lakewood Boulevard and Conant Street will be closed, although of course cars already parked there can remain until they exit, McMahon said.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
The food truck craze that has swept the nation will soon roll up to Los Angeles International Airport. No, airport security won't allow food trucks to pull to the curb of the terminal. Instead, an airport concession operator plans to install the shell of a food truck inside of Terminal 4. The fake truck will be outfitted inside with grills, pots, pans and other equipment to serve food. Starting Nov. 1, the food truck will be operated by food truck chefs based in Los Angeles, who will rotate in once a year or so. “This is our way to help bring people with local talent to offer their food at the airport,” said Rich Bennett, senior director of operations for HMSHost, a concession operator at Los Angeles International Airport.
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May 4, 2010 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
After years of controversy and a court battle involving local schools, the Long Beach Airport is moving ahead with a $136-million improvement project designed to modernize the facility without sacrificing its historic Art Deco terminal or reputation among travelers for convenience. The project also satisfies community groups and city leaders who worked to scale back earlier proposals, which they feared would have weakened the city's noise ordinance that limits commercial and commuter flights at the airport because of surrounding residential neighborhoods.
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June 27, 2010 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
Concerned about a growing potential for midair collisions, especially over neighborhoods, the federal government is considering significant air traffic control changes at Long Beach Airport — a move opposed by some private pilots who say the proposals might create more problems than they solve. The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed establishing so-called Class C airspace at Long Beach, which requires more communication with pilots and a higher level of monitoring by air traffic controllers than now exists.
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October 1, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
The Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic controllers will continue to work during the government shutdown, but more than 110 safety inspectors and other staff will be furloughed at airports across Southern California. The furloughs -- which include FAA administrators, support staff, engineers who work on airport facilities and safety inspectors -- started Tuesday and effectively gut the agency's ability to oversee critical aspects of the nation's aviation system. U.S. government agencies were ordered to close for the first time in more than 17 years after lawmakers stalemated over Republican efforts to block President Obama's healthcare law. More than 800,000 federal workers were to spend Tuesday, the first day of the new fiscal year, on unpaid furloughs as agency managers executed contingency plans for the costly process of closing down operations indefinitely.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
The food truck craze that has swept the nation will soon roll up to Los Angeles International Airport. No, airport security won't allow food trucks to pull to the curb of the terminal. Instead, an airport concession operator plans to install the shell of a food truck inside of Terminal 4. The fake truck will be outfitted inside with grills, pots, pans and other equipment to serve food. Starting Nov. 1, the food truck will be operated by food truck chefs based in Los Angeles, who will rotate in once a year or so. “This is our way to help bring people with local talent to offer their food at the airport,” said Rich Bennett, senior director of operations for HMSHost, a concession operator at Los Angeles International Airport.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. said Wednesday it plans to complete production of the C-17 cargo jet and close the final assembly facility in Long Beach in 2015. The move marks the end of the last major airplane production line left in Southern California. Last Thursday, Boeing delivered its 223rd and final C-17 to the Air Force. Now, with few foreign orders to fill, company officials have decided to shutter the assembly line for good in 2015. "Ending C-17 production was a very difficult but necessary decision," said Dennis Muilenburg, chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
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September 5, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The Transportation and Security Administration plans to roll out its PreCheck faster screening program to 60 more airports, including those in Burbank, Ontario and Long Beach, by the end of 2013, according to a TSA statement. Other California airports in line for PreCheck include Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego and San Jose. The agency also will increase the number of security lanes at the 40 airports already using PreCheck, including at LAX and John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Aerospace giant Boeing Co., which for years has been cutting its workforce in Southern California, announced that the work performed by 375 people in the Puget Sound region around Seattle is being moved to Long Beach over the next 18 months. Tim Copes, the company's vice president of commercial aviation fleet services, wrote in a note to employees Thursday that the business of modifying Boeing's commercial airplanes will gradually shift to the Southland. Boeing said it did not know exactly how many jobs the shift from the Seattle area would mean for Southern California yet, but it is the second big announcement this year by the company involving the facility located near Long Beach Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Daniel Siegal
Bob Hope Airport in Burbank saw the number of passengers who passed through its gates rise slightly in May -- the second month this year to show an increase. The airport handled 345,997 passengers in May, a 0.4% increase compared to 344,566 in May 2012, according to statistics released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority last week. This uptick came two months after a 0.27% increase in March, which was followed by a 2.4% drop in April. There were double-digit declines the first two months of the year.
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July 6, 2013 | From a Times Staff Writer
No injuries were reported, but traffic was snarled when a small plane crash landed Saturday afternoon near the 405 Freeway and Cherry Avenue in Long Beach, just south of Long Beach Airport. The plane came to rest on the side of an embankment on the north side of the 405. The on-ramps around Cherry and Orange avenues were temporarily closed while an investigation was underway. ALSO: Asiana Airlines plane may have hit sea wall before crash At least 2 dead, 60 unaccounted for in San Francisco plane crash Asiana crash: Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg was to have been on jet
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