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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1989
Look up! It isn't Superman! It isn't a bird! It is a plane! A loud, noisy plane from John Wayne Airport violating the noise abatement regulations on a regular basis. As the warm weather brings us outdoors and we open our windows, we become more aware of the continuing encroachment by the aircraft from the airport. The planes are noisy. There are more private corporate jets who do not appear to be regulated (or care about it) by the noise abatement regulations. The commercial flights seem to be more frequent.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2010 | By Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times
Your dog's bark could eventually take a bite out of your wallet. The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to instruct the city attorney to draft an ordinance creating "administrative citations" that would fine pet owners whose dogs violate leash laws, noise ordinances and other regulations. You now might get a notice to comply or a ticket from an animal control officer for violating a leash law. But you can fight the ticket in court, which means you have to pay a $25 fine only if you're convicted.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1991 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego port authorities have rejected a federal administrative decision that could void long-established airport noise regulations at Lindbergh Field, including a curfew prohibiting many flights after 11:30 p.m., officials said Friday. In a statement, the San Diego Unified Port District, which operates the airport, said it would challenge a recent finding by the Federal Aviation Administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2000
A national trade group of business jet owners has sued the city of Los Angeles over its noise abatement rules for Van Nuys Airport, the nation's busiest general aviation airport. Several businesses at the airport joined in the suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The major point of contention is a rule, approved by the City Council and Airport Commission in April, that restricts use of some older, noisier aircraft, known as Stage 2 jets.
NEWS
June 13, 1991
Blaring music, construction equipment and other loud noises would have to quiet down an hour earlier under an ordinance tentatively approved by the City Council Tuesday. The proposed ordinance, which received a unanimous vote, would amend noise regulations currently in the Duarte City Code. It would outlaw high-decibel noise from the hours of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Under the current law, loud noises have to stop at 10 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1997
SunJet International, a charter company flying from Long Beach Airport, has announced it will suspend its flights to and from Seattle and Las Vegas while it searches for aircraft that meet the city's noise regulations. "We voluntarily decided to cut back operations," said SunJet spokesman Hank Ernest. "We had 28 violations in September and the City Council was concerned."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2000
Is there no way to quiet those Harleys whose owners have modified the exhaust systems? Is it unreasonable to expect state or local governments to draft effective noise-control legislation? I mean, there is leaf blower and rooster legislation out there. Is it unreasonable to expect the local or state constabulary to enforce noise regulations? Those loud motorcycles are not that hard to spot. It is odd that such a small minority of vehicles on the road is allowed to generate so much noise pollution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1989
William M. Monroe's letter (April 9) regarding the regular violation of noise abatement regulations at John Wayne Airport contains factual errors that need to be corrected. The impact of aircraft noise is a subject of considerable concern to the Board of Supervisors and to airport management. John Wayne Airport has established one of the most comprehensive and effective noise-abatement programs in the country. It is staffed by five full-time personnel who monitor noise levels for commercial and general aviation operations--as well as numerous other controls and restrictions dictated by the 1985 settlement agreement and the airport's commercial airline access plan.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1990 | Times Wire Services
As if life in the big city wasn't tough enough, neighbors living near a Manhattan skyscraper say a high-pitched whistle coming from it is driving them crazy. "I've been all over the street trying to follow the noise," said Anthony Mazzola, who lives about a block away from the 72-story Cityspire. "You think you're in a loony bin. You can't get away from it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council will hear from one of its members about ways to deal with airport noise, including land-use planning methods of alleviating the effects of aircraft noise on residents. Sandor Winger will report at Tuesday's council meeting on ideas discussed at a National Organization for a Sound-Controlled Environment conference, which he attended in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2000
Is there no way to quiet those Harleys whose owners have modified the exhaust systems? Is it unreasonable to expect state or local governments to draft effective noise-control legislation? I mean, there is leaf blower and rooster legislation out there. Is it unreasonable to expect the local or state constabulary to enforce noise regulations? Those loud motorcycles are not that hard to spot. It is odd that such a small minority of vehicles on the road is allowed to generate so much noise pollution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1997
SunJet International, a charter company flying from Long Beach Airport, has announced it will suspend its flights to and from Seattle and Las Vegas while it searches for aircraft that meet the city's noise regulations. "We voluntarily decided to cut back operations," said SunJet spokesman Hank Ernest. "We had 28 violations in September and the City Council was concerned."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council will hear from one of its members about ways to deal with airport noise, including land-use planning methods of alleviating the effects of aircraft noise on residents. Sandor Winger will report at Tuesday's council meeting on ideas discussed at a National Organization for a Sound-Controlled Environment conference, which he attended in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1994 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The Planning Commission has approved the city's first comprehensive noise ordinance, passing the modified rules along to the City Council for final approval. After three hours of discussion and public comment last week, the commission rejected a proposal to outlaw gas-powered leaf blowers, but restricted their use to between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Use of other property maintenance equipment, such as lawn mowers, would be allowed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, and 9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1993
There has been enough controversy in recent years over takeoff procedures at John Wayne Airport to shake the certainty of even the most seasoned fliers. Pilots have actually gone public with misgivings about required power cutbacks at lower altitudes to meet the terms of an agreement on noise levels between the airport and the city of Newport Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1992 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that Redondo Beach's noise ordinance has again failed to stand up in court, city officials are drafting a new law to regulate noise from Southern California Edison Co.'s local power plant. The long-running dispute involves the huge oceanfront power plant at 1100 Harbor Drive and residents of the pricey waterfront apartments and homes nearby. For years, residents have complained about the shrieking sound made by steam valves opening up at all hours of the night and day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1988 | MYRON LEVIN, Times Staff Writer
Mission Foods Corp. was ordered Thursday to pay $3,400 for noise and odor violations under a plea agreement that could temporarily close the Canoga Park plant if more problems occur. At its sentencing in Los Angeles Municipal Court, Mission, a Mexican food producer, was fined $850--or half the maximum--for each of the four misdemeanor counts to which it pleaded no contest last month, according to Deputy City Atty. Vincent B. Sato.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1991
Sorting out the noise and safety issues surrounding a controversial takeoff procedure used at John Wayne Airport is not a simple business. Pilots make a compelling argument when they complain that the procedure--a power reduction at 500 feet to minimize noise for residents beneath the flight path--is far too dangerous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Hard-won noise restrictions at John Wayne Airport will be suspended for five months, starting April 1, as the airport experiments with new takeoff procedures. Pilots complain that the current takeoff procedures at John Wayne are dangerous because in some instances they must cut back their engines at an altitude of 500 feet to reduce noise. Because of those concerns, the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to ban power cutbacks below 800 feet later this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1991
Sorting out the noise and safety issues surrounding a controversial takeoff procedure used at John Wayne Airport is not a simple business. Pilots make a compelling argument when they complain that the procedure--a power reduction at 500 feet to minimize noise for residents beneath the flight path--is far too dangerous.
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