March 2, 1986
Political asylum to a dictator? Or political asylum to a crony? What a big farce! Just give the Marcoses (especially Imelda) a short time before they can buy themselves into the heart of the moneyed elite of Palm Beach, Beverly Hills or Palm Springs with the same money they spirited away for the "rainy days" from the U.S. aid or from the Filipino people. Pretty soon, Imelda could be hobnobbing with the selected few amidst the glitters and social swirls of the ritzies and the powers of White House or perhaps jetting in her own private jet, to the Santa Barbara hideaway for a tete-a-tete with you know who. Fantasy?
January 24, 2014 |
Wondering where the grown-ups are in Justin Bieber's life? Well, his dad was with him Thursday, but in the wake of the singer's arrest on suspicion of DUI, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license in Miami, manager Scooter Braun has briefly commented. "Been a long day," Braun said on Twitter late Thursday. "Bottom line is we are defined by how we handle adversity. Be there when it counts. Love fully in good times and bad. " Previously, he'd addressed a tweet directly to 19-year-old Bieber: "@justinbieber love you and i will act in the manner of someone who truly cares.
February 15, 2014 |
More than a year after the death of Latin music superstar Jenni Rivera, controversy and accusations continue to surround the circumstances of her death. The latest salvo comes from Rivera's husband, former Major League Baseball player Esteban Loaiza, who filed a wrongful-death suit against the owners of the aircraft that crashed with Rivera aboard, the Associated Press reported Friday. Loaiza was separated from Rivera at the time of her death but seeks unspecified damages. The suit, according to the Associated Press, names the plane's owners, Starwood Management LLC and its parent company, Rodatz Financial Group. Rivera, a native of Long Beach, and six others, including two pilots, died Dec. 9, 2012, when the private jet carrying them went into a dive, plummeting nose-first 28,000 feet in 30 seconds before hitting the side of a mountain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2006 |
A private jet with seven aboard -- including New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez -- slightly overran a runway at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport on Friday and was stopped by a special material designed to keep craft on the airfield, officials said. No one was injured after the Gulfstream landed on the airport's east-west Runway 8, slowed down and then turned into an area covered with a system designed to bring aircraft to a stop, said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.
February 28, 2012 |
Even though the Clippers fly on a private jet, the players remain anxious throughout their flights. When Caron Butler dozes off, he plants one of his long legs in the aisle as a booby trap to alert him if anyone is approaching. Blake Griffin sleeps with a blanket tied around his head. "I don't know how he [is] breathing under there," Reggie Evans said. What do the players fear? Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. Jordan co-founded a movement he calls "got 'em," in which he patrols the team plane searching for a teammate who has fallen asleep.
January 5, 2014 |
The Thompson family was sitting in Aspen's airport early Sunday afternoon, waiting for their flight back to Houston, when 13-year-old Will heard shouting outside his earphones. Outside the window, a small private jet had just crash-landed at the mountain-ringed Colorado airport. The crash killed a pilot and injured the two others aboard. “All of a sudden, we look to the right and you see this private jet come in and turn into a fireball and go 500 yards down the runway, on fire," Will's brother John, 21, told the Los Angeles Times.
November 9, 2005
MAYBE IT'S THE THIN AIR. Something about flying seems to make this state's two most prominent public officials lightheaded and forgetful, as if the ethical standards that they uphold and even defend on the ground somehow don't apply above 30,000 feet. Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa accepted -- nay, requested -- a flight on a private jet to attend the funeral of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks in Detroit.
October 3, 2013
Re "Crash renews concerns about safety of airport," Oct. 1 The Times writes that crashes at Santa Monica Airport like the one Sunday of a private jet have "highlighted the perils of having an airport so close to homes. " Given that the airport has been there since early last century, it would seem that none of the current homeowners lived there before the opening of the airport. If airplane crashes are of such concern for them, why did they buy their homes knowing full well the airport existed?
November 8, 2007 |
Flying in a private jet has been typically reserved for the privileged few who can easily drop $20,000 for a weekend ski trip to Aspen, Colo. But two Santa Monica High School graduates are starting a no-frills discount "air taxi" service that could allow more people to join the jet set. Next year, the company, JetAviva, will begin offering seats on a new line of small planes that it says will bring airline affordability to the private-jet experience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1986 |
A 9-year-old boy, abducted in Oregon and missing for four years, reportedly was reunited with his mother in Bangor, Me. late Friday night, and the two were flying back to Orange County's airport. Kristopher Michael Siegel and his mother, Janice Siegel of Riverside, were en route from Maine in a private jet and were expected to land in Orange County between 3 and 4 a.m. today, said Susan Davidson, executive director of the Adam Walsh Resource Center in Orange, which helps abused youths.