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June 3, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Alleging mismanagement, conflicts of interest and violations of a key agreement, Inland Empire officials  Monday sued the city of Los Angeles in their effort to regain ownership of LA/Ontario International Airport, which has lost almost 40% of its passengers since 2007. The lawsuit seeks a return of the struggling airport to the city of Ontario and cancellation of a 1967 agreement that transferred the facility's operation to Los Angeles on the condition that it do its best to attract airline service.
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March 12, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly's campaign manager quit Wednesday, just days before the state Republican Party's convention. "I'm proud to have taken a candidate from the launch of a campaign as an unknown, underdog candidate to front-runner status in the polls, as well as having cleared the field of our closest GOP competitor," Jennifer Kerns said in a statement. "I wish all of the candidates in this race the best as they seek to shine a light on Jerry Brown's record. " Kerns' promotion to campaign manager was heralded earlier this year by Donnelly, a state Assemblyman from San Bernardino County, in an online video announcing the move . It featured footage of her running with a dog, shooting gourds in the desert and smoking a cigar.
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January 8, 1988 | Associated Press
A thick fog rolled over Southern California's inland valleys today, temporarily stranding 2,000 travelers at Ontario International Airport when runways were closed because of limited visibility. An America West jet turned back to Phoenix, and all departing flights were grounded from the airport's opening at 7 a.m. until just before 11 a.m., said Michael DiGirolamo, airport manager at Ontario International. No jets were able to land in the morning.
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March 5, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
GOP gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari on Wednesday called Republican rival Tim Donnelly's comparison of President Obama to Hitler and Stalin “outrageous.” “Some people are so desperate for attention they're willing to say anything,” the former U.S Treasury official told reporters at a campaign stop in the San Joaquin Valley town of Delano.  Donnelly, an Assemblyman from San Bernardino County who is also running for governor, suggested...
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August 5, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
A persistent decline in passengers at L.A./Ontario International Airport has become so severe that the once-popular facility could reach a point where recovery would be almost impossible, Inland Empire officials warned Monday in a new report. Touted by Forbes magazine several years ago as one of the best alternative metropolitan airports in the nation, Ontario lost almost 40% of its 7.2 million annual passengers from 2007 to 2012. A further 8% decline is expected this year, which would bring the volume of travelers to just under 4 million, the lowest in a generation.
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June 16, 2011 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday decided to oppose state legislation that would shift control of L.A./Ontario International Airport from the city of L.A. to an authority made up of Inland Empire officials. Council members voted 11 to 0 against a pending bill by Sen. Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga), that would transfer management responsibilities from Los Angeles World Airports to an authority made up of four directors from Ontario and three from San Bernardino County. As the proposal is written, Los Angeles would not have a representative on the authority's board, though the city would still own the airport.
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September 30, 1990
Alaska Airlines' convoluted exercise of departing John Wayne Airport within prescribed weight limits, then landing at Ontario Airport to take on fuel, is tantamount to exporting garbage to a neighboring state ("Refueling Stop Is Airline's Weight-Reduction Secret," Sept. 26). Not only does this machination transfer the noise of an unnecessary arrival and departure to the Ontario area, but it is blatantly wasteful of fuel and frivolously exposes the passengers to the slight safety risk of an unproductive landing and takeoff at Ontario.
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June 3, 2013 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
Alleging mismanagement, conflicts of interest and violations of a key agreement, Inland Empire officials Monday sued the city of Los Angeles in their effort to regain ownership of LA/Ontario International Airport, where the number of passengers has declined 40% since 2007. The lawsuit seeks a return of the struggling airport to the city of Ontario and cancellation of a 1967 agreement that transferred the facility's operation to Los Angeles on the condition that it do its best to attract airline service.
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December 31, 1993
A Metrolink train heading from Los Angeles to Riverside on Thursday hit and killed a pedestrian who was walking on the tracks near Ontario International Airport, a Metrolink spokesman said. It was not known whether the person who had been walking between the rails near Bon View Avenue and Mission Boulevard was a man or woman. The pedestrian was thrown about 250 feet by the impact with the 100-ton train about 6:15 p.m., said Peter Hidalgo, a Metrolink spokesman.
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July 6, 1989 | ELIZABETH J. MANN, Times Staff Writer
At a time when minority participation in city contracts is undergoing intense scrutiny, the Los Angeles Airport Commission unanimously approved a one-year extension of a controversial concession contract with Host International, the major concessionaire at Ontario International Airport.
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March 4, 2014 | By Anh Do
Nearly 120,000 letters and bills went up in flames early Tuesday when a pair of big rigs collided along the 57 Freeway in Brea. One was from a U.S. Postal Service facility in Santa Ana, where workers process about 1 million pieces of mail daily, according to officials. The letters that were burned had originated from Orange County and parts of the San Gabriel Valley and were being trucked to Ontario Airport at the time of the crash. The mail that caught fire had been marked first class, but because it was not certified, officials say they cannot track whose mail burned.
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February 5, 2014 | By Dan Weikel
Negotiations over transferring ownership of LA/Ontario International Airport have collapsed for a second time, setting the stage for a court battle that could determine whether Inland Empire officials can take over the struggling facility operated by the city of Los Angeles. Attorneys involved in the dispute said Wednesday that talks between Los Angeles and Ontario representatives broke off on Jan. 31 -- the last day of a 58-day postponement in a pending lawsuit brought by the city of Ontario.
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January 26, 2014 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - Fifty years ago, Republicans across America fought a titanic civil war for ideological supremacy. The decisive battleground was California. Conservatives won, and the party turned rightward. It has veered in that direction ever since, especially in California, where Republicans have been battered bucking the natural blue tide. There have been a few exceptions, most notably when the party followed the centrist Arnold Schwarzenegger. But GOP activists never really accepted him. Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater's stunning victory over New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in the 1964 California presidential primary was an earthquake that dramatically altered the state's political landscape.
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August 5, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
A persistent decline in passengers at L.A./Ontario International Airport has become so severe that the once-popular facility could reach a point where recovery would be almost impossible, Inland Empire officials warned Monday in a new report. Touted by Forbes magazine several years ago as one of the best alternative metropolitan airports in the nation, Ontario lost almost 40% of its 7.2 million annual passengers from 2007 to 2012. A further 8% decline is expected this year, which would bring the volume of travelers to just under 4 million, the lowest in a generation.
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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June 21, 2013 | By David Zahniser and Dan Weikel
This post has been updated. See below for details. Southwest Airlines on Friday night grounded flights across the western United States after experiencing a problem with the internal computer system used to dispatch planes, a company official said. The airline, which has roughly 3,200 flights per day, said the system went down about 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Planes already in the air were not affected. Southwest spokeswoman Michelle Agnew said airports on the West Coast, in the Mountain states and even some in the Midwest have been affected.
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August 28, 2001 | JENNIFER OLDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following through on a closely watched campaign pledge, Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn on Monday called on the city's new Airport Commission to lower landing and parking fees and to create a shuttle service to redirect passengers and flights from overcrowded Los Angeles International Airport to the growing airport in Ontario.
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August 18, 2012 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
The city of Ontario and San Bernardino County plan to establish a new governing body for L.A./Ontario International Airport - another step in the effort to wrest control of the struggling facility from Los Angeles. The Ontario City Council is expected to approve formation of the Ontario International Airport Authority on Tuesday, City Manager Chris Hughes said. San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux said the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to follow suit a week later.
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June 17, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Inland Empire officials have rejected as unreasonable an offer by Los Angeles to resume negotiations on transferring ownership of L.A./Ontario International Airport back to the city of Ontario. The decision rebuffed a proposal made almost two weeks ago by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to renew talks on the condition that Ontario city officials drop their recent lawsuit against Los Angeles World Airports. "I was quite perplexed that the city of Ontario would file a claim and subsequent lawsuit," Villaraigosa stated in a June 6 letter to Ontario Mayor Paul Leon.
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