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June 26, 1989 | From Times wire services
Kevin Batiste of the Toronto Blue Jays, arrested at Oakland International Airport on Saturday and charged with carrying a loaded handgun in his checked luggage, has admitted that he carried the weapon in his bags through Canadian and U.S. airports. The 22-year-old Batiste said he had the gun with him when he flew into Toronto from Knoxville, Tenn., on June 9, the day he joined the Jays from their farm team. Transport Canada spokesman Rene Mercier said, "If the gun is in the cargo (area)
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January 6, 2007 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
Thousands of harried passengers were evacuated Friday from both terminals at Oakland International Airport after an unidentified man bolted past security without being screened. Outbound flights were held and air travelers herded into the parking lot while officials searched for the man, who was not found. Airport Drive, which leads to the terminals, was also closed to traffic. "Our parking lot was completely full of passengers," said Joanne Holloway, an airport spokeswoman.
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October 14, 2001 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oakland International Airport officials are moving to replace a private security company with county Sheriff's Department personnel after spot checks found the private guards asleep or missing from their stations in more than 30 instances last month. The airport recently brought in 20 armed Alameda County Sheriff's deputies and Oakland police officers to beef up terminal and parking lot security at the East Bay facility.
SPORTS
January 16, 2005 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
Meanwhile, back in Newport Beach ... It wasn't a very exciting day for Kobe Bryant and his right ankle. There were periods of icing and prescribed rest, with phone calls from Bryant to his teammates interspersed throughout. Bryant did not make the trip to Golden State for Saturday night's game, but he stayed in contact with those who did. "He talked to Chris [Mihm], talked to Lamar [Odom], then called me again so he could talk to Chucky [Atkins]," forward Caron Butler said. "It was cool.
TRAVEL
April 16, 2000
Sometimes the hardest part of a trip is figuring out how to get from the airport to downtown. Here's some basic information for a sampling of major airports, adapted from Salk International's 2000 Airport Transit Guide. The booklet, listing hundreds of airports, is available from Magellan's Travel Catalog, telephone (800) 962-4943, Internet http://www.magellans.com; $9.95. Sample pages can be seen via Internet, http://www.airporttransitguide.com. Another useful resource is http://www.quickaid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2001 | KAREN ALEXANDER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A plan to use facial recognition technology at Oakland International Airport has generated ripples of concern among passengers and privacy advocates, and has sent law enforcement officials scrambling to explain their intentions. The technology, already in place at dozens of police departments throughout the country, will only be used at the airport on individuals who have been arrested by Oakland police, said Deputy Chief Patrick Haw.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The City Council has voted against a landless Native American tribe's plans for turning a sprawling parking lot outside Oakland International Airport into a casino resort. The council, with five members opposed, made its decision Tuesday despite the Lower Lake Rancheria-Koi Nation's pledge to the city of $30 million a year for 20 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Federal agents continued to search a sprawling warehouse near Oakland International Airport on Saturday, looking for weapons, including devices used to launch rockets from vehicles, officials said. Officials would not disclose the exact nature of the investigation, but they said the search was not related to terrorism. "It's an ongoing investigation," said Marti McKee, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
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