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May 29, 1998 | JIM NEWTON and JODI WILGOREN and LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Across Southern California, cities and counties are weighing major airport projects to link them to the global economy. But all of them are dwarfed by one battle whose outcome will ripple across the region and guide the Los Angeles area's development for decades. That debate focuses on the proposed expansion of Los Angeles International Airport, but its impact will touch residents and travelers from Palmdale to Newport Beach and Ontario to Burbank.
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OPINION
December 25, 2013 | Patt Morrison
Don't think that Gina Marie Lindsey is up in an ivory control tower. This week, the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports will be joining an estimated 2.6 million passengers in the Christmas/New Year's scrum at LAX, on her own holiday travels. In 2007, the woman who once ran Seattle's airport was appointed to run L.A.'s by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. In October, Mayor Eric Garcetti decided to keep Lindsey on to, in her words, "continue to push this" - Los Angeles International Airport - forward.
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NEWS
June 16, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Just in time for the summer travel crush -- maybe you missed this, I sure did: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has moved its cellphone waiting lot to a location closer and more convenient to the airport, just a quarter mile from the 96th Street Bridge entrance. The 24/7 cellphone lot (and really, is there anyone who hasn't used this yet?) provides a free place to park for up to two hours and await a call or text from your passenger when it's time to pick them up. Newbies, take note: You cannot leave your car unattended when you use this lot. The new waiting area, at West 96th Street and Vicksburg Avenue, adjacent to Parking Lot C, opened at the end of April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2013 | By Ralph Vartabedian
The Proud Bird, the historic restaurant at LAX that has been a hangout for some of the nation's biggest aviation pioneers, will remain open for at least another year after its owner was able to secure a temporary new lease from Los Angeles World Airports. John Tallichet had announced the restaurant would close last month after an unsuccessful two-year effort to negotiate a new long-term lease. He had said he remained hopeful a last-minute deal could save the restaurant opened by his father, a bomber pilot during World War II. After an outpouring of community support, Tallichet pledged to keep the Proud Bird open until late December.
NATIONAL
October 24, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE - A federal judge criticized the effects of solitary confinement and refused to impose a life sentence on Ahmed Ressam, convicted in 2001 in a plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport. Instead, on Wednesday, he ordered the Algerian national to serve 37 years in prison. U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour said Ressam's decision to stop providing evidence against fellow Al Qaeda suspects was not "obstructionism," as U.S. prosecutors argued in seeking a life sentence, but "a deranged protest" against the severe conditions of his imprisonment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1992
Threatened with a new series of lawsuits based on state constitutional issues, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Thursday postponed a decision on whether to ban solicitors from the terminals at Los Angeles International and Ontario airports. The proposed resolution, which would forbid people to seek or accept donations, was drafted using legal limits set in a recent Supreme Court ruling upholding a New York ban.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
The Transportation Security Administration agent who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport died within two to five minutes of being shot, coroner's officials said. Gerardo I. Hernandez, a 39-year-old father of two, was shot multiple times, according to a one-page statement released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. A final autopsy report is expected to be released Friday. Hernandez became the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty when a gunman opened fire at the airport the morning of Nov. 1. Three others were wounded before the suspect - identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23 - was shot in a gun battle with airport police and taken into custody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1993
The Los Angeles Airport Commission will meet this morning to decide whether to follow through on its threat to ban from Los Angeles International Airport airlines that have refused to pay higher landing fees. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Monday cleared the way for the commission to act when she rejected an emergency appeal from airlines seeking to maintain their access to the airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1995
The U.S. Department of Transportation will review a dispute between the city and the airline industry over the tripling of landing fees at Los Angeles International Airport. A department spokesman said the dispute will be among the first to be reviewed by the federal agency under rules adopted earlier this year. The Air Transport Assn. and more than a dozen airlines asked the federal agency to review the 1993 fee increases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1993
The House late Wednesday postponed action on a transportation appropriations measure that would penalize states or cities that seek to divert airport revenues for other municipal expenses. Action is expected today, however. Mayor Richard Riordan has sought to use a portion of Los Angeles International Airport revenues to pay for more city police officers. Adding 3,000 more officers was one of his campaign promises.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
The Transportation Security Administration agent who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport died within two to five minutes of being shot, coroner's officials said. Gerardo I. Hernandez, a 39-year-old father of two, was shot multiple times, according to a one-page statement released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. A final autopsy report is expected to be released Friday. Hernandez became the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty when a gunman opened fire at the airport the morning of Nov. 1. Three others were wounded before the suspect - identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23 - was shot in a gun battle with airport police and taken into custody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2013 | By Dan Weikel, Scott Gold, Richard Winton, Brian Bennett, Joel Rubin, Joseph Serna, Ari Bloomkatz, Samantha Schaefer, Kate Mather, Matt Stevens, Jill Cowan, Alicia Banks and Laura J. Nelson
LAX shooting: The latest A composed, solitary gunman shot his way into Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, killing a transit security screener and injuring at least one more before being wounded by police and taken into custody. The incident was over in less than 10 minutes, but caused chaos at the world's sixth-busiest airport and disrupted thousands of flights across the nation. The gunman was identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia, a 23-year-old New Jersey native who lived most recently in Los Angeles.
SPORTS
October 20, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Kerri Walsh Jennings has three Olympic gold medals and three children. She's 35 years old and has won 112 beach volleyball tournaments, tied for most in the history of the sport with her now-retired former partner Misty May-Treanor. And still a loss makes Walsh Jennings angry enough to kick some sand and speak of her severe disappointment at dropping a semifinal match Sunday at the AVP Championship beach volleyball tournament in Huntington Beach. "I'm not happy," Walsh Jennings said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
State legislation to expand the powers of Los Angeles airport police officers and improve the efficiency of local law enforcement was signed into law Sunday evening. Gov. Jerry Brown approved a bill by Assemblyman Steve Bradford (D-Gardena) that grants statewide authority to officers of the Los Angeles Airport Police Department, which employs about 1,100 sworn and civilian personnel. The department is responsible for law enforcement at L.A./Ontario International Airport, Van Nuys Airport, a general aviation facility, and Los Angeles International Airport, the third busiest in the country.
OPINION
October 13, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
What do travelers arriving at Los Angeles International Airport want to see on their way to baggage claim? Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti said he knew: Disney characters. Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Goofy, maybe even Chip and Dale. Because they were created here. They are Los Angeles. They'd tell you that you had arrived. FOR THE RECORD: LAX: An Oct. 13 editorial on closing the gap between the city's rail system and the airport said a proposed “intermodal transportation facility” would be to the west of LAX. It would be to the east.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2013 | By Kate Mather
The international terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was partially evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious bag was discovered, authorities said. The ticketing area of Tom Bradley International Terminal was cleared after the luggage was reported to police about 12:45 p.m., Los Angeles Airport police Sgt. Belinda Nettles said. Less than an hour later, a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad had evaluated the bag and determined only clothes were inside, Nettles said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1995
Authorities evacuated a passenger terminal and arrested two women Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport after employees noticed a strange odor coming from one passenger's bag as she passed through an airport-screening facility, an LAX spokesman said. Sandy Shaw and Makeela Thomas of New York were arrested after the Hazardous Materials Squad of the Los Angeles Fire Department seized 4 1/2 gallons of PCP hidden in plastic bottles, Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Gary Davis said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Scientists have discovered four new species of legless lizards in California, including one species that lives beneath the sand dunes near Los Angeles International Airport. But before we go on, let's get one thing straight: Yes, a snake is a legless lizard, but not all legless lizards are snakes. Throughout the history of lizard evolution, several lizard lineages have lost their legs, James Parham of Cal State Fullerton said. Snakes are the best-known and most diverse of these lineages, but more than 200 other types of limbless lizards exist throughout the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
The former Transportation Security Administration screener arrested last week after allegedly making a series of threats against Los Angeles International Airport was denied bail by a federal judge Monday. U.S. District Judge Patrick Walsh ruled Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, a flight risk and ordered him held without bond. Onuoha did not enter a plea. The Nigerian-born, naturalized U.S. citizen faces felony charges in connection with the threats -- depicted in phone calls, suspicious packages and rambling letters -- which unfolded Tuesday morning after he resigned his TSA job at the Los Angeles airport.
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