April 23, 2013 |
Take a walk in certain corners of Southern California this evening and you might find someone trying to give you a book. It will be free. And it will also be a very good book. Shirley is going to the pier and beach in Venice, to give away copies of “My Antonia” by Willa Cather, to fishermen and surfers and anyone else who's interested. Hope, from Beverly Hills, is going to her nearest Department of Veterans Affairs facility to pass out copies of Sandra Cisneros' “The House on Mango Street” to veterans.
March 27, 2013 |
Take a spin over Long Beach or Burbank in a World War II B-17 bomber and get an inkling of what U.S. servicemen experienced during active duty. Passengers who board the vintage aircraft, called the Movie Memphis Belle, can tour the glass nose, cockpit, bomb bay and gunner stations while in the air. "The flight in the B-17 is hands-on history, our heritage, not in mothballs or the pages of a dusty book," Scott Maher, director of operations for the Georgia-based Liberty Foundation , said in an email.
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December 13, 2012 |
The new $45-million concourse at Long Beach Airport has opened its doors, giving passengers their first look at a project 10 years in the making. Scores of travelers - arriving and departing - made their way Wednesday morning through the 35,000-square-foot eco-friendly structure, with its rows of palm trees and native plants in an open courtyard. The new terminal is also equipped with a fire pit and lounge chairs. The food area inside the northern concourse offers samples from Long Beach restaurants.
September 9, 2012 |
Before flying off to the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina last week, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa touted the news that Los Angeles International Airport now offers free Wi-Fi service in its terminals. It's good news for travelers, but LAX -- the nation's third-busiest airport -- is not breaking new ground. Several large airports across the country already offer free wireless Internet, including Mineta San Jose International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Long Beach Airport.
April 9, 2012 |
Some days, the terminals at L.A./Ontario International Airport can be as quiet as a ghost town. The number of passengers using the airport - about 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles - dropped to about 4.4 million in 2011 from 6.8 million passengers in 2007, according to federal statistics. In January, passenger traffic again dropped 7.4%, compared with the same month in 2011. Passenger numbers also dropped, although less dramatically, at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. In contrast, Long Beach Airport, about 20 miles south of L.A., continued to boom, serving more than 3 million passengers last year, a 7% increase over 2007, with growth continuing in 2012.
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March 12, 2012 |
The loss of a major airline, declining parking revenue and fewer passengers are being blamed for one of Bob Hope Airport's toughest budget years, officials said. "These are difficult times for us," Dan Feger, the airport's executive director, said last week at a meeting of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. It's "perhaps the most difficult budget year we've seen. " The Burbank airport was hit hard last month by the departure of American Airlines. Operating revenues are only about 1% above budget projections, so it's important to ensure that income doesn't take another big hit, said Kathy David, the airport's deputy director of finance and administration.
February 20, 2012 |
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 with 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.