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May 6, 2008 | Dan Weikel
The city's board of airport commissioners on Monday authorized the sale of $950 million in bonds to help finance Los Angeles International Airport modernization projects, including renovation of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Airport officials say it is the largest bond issue undertaken at LAX. They said the last major bond issue was for $200 million. Even after the bonds are sold, airport officials said LAX would have far less debt than other major airports across the country, including Miami and San Francisco international airports.
October 19, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
About 2,000 people were evacuated from a Los Angeles International Airport terminal for more than four hours late Wednesday after the discovery of a substance that was found to be dairy creamer. The evacuation forced nine flights departing from the Tom Bradley International Terminal to be delayed, and arriving planes were rerouted to another terminal.
June 23, 2013
Re "A party despite delay," June 21 There is plenty of jubilation going around about the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, and deservedly so. However, once the terminal opens, arriving and departing passengers will still face the same problems that have built up over the last 60 years. The traffic congestion caused by shuttle vans, cars, taxis and no presence at all of rail transport keeps LAX in the dark ages. It's going to take more than just spiffing up one building to create a world-class airport.
September 8, 1995
Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport believe that the spirits of its global travelers need a lift. The Los Angeles Airport Commission recently approved plans to jazz up the Tom Bradley International Terminal with a thundering waterfall, interactive videos and a gourmet food court. Oh, let's not forget a sweeping grand staircase leading to a street-scene shopping arcade.
April 22, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Plans to modernize Los Angeles International Airport advanced Tuesday when airport commissioners approved another $68 million in spending for architectural design and construction-related services. The largest allocation went to Fentress Architects of Denver, which received more than $51 million to design various major projects, including the modernization of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The award increases the company's current contract to almost $93 million and extends the agreement from three to seven years.
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.
October 31, 2008 | Dan Weikel
Travelers arriving in the United States can now use automated kiosks at Los Angeles International Airport to go through immigration and customs without standing in line. Officials on Thursday unveiled the kiosks at four LAX terminals where federal officers process passengers from arriving international flights. Three are in the Tom Bradley International Terminal while Terminals 2, 4, 5, and 7 have one each. Cristina Gamez, a spokeswoman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said the devices scan passports, immigration documents, photos and fingerprints of passengers who have qualified for the agency's new Global Entry Program.
September 18, 2013 | By Dan Weikel and Michael Finnegan
Four mayors who worked to reshape Los Angeles International Airport turned out Wednesday for the grand opening of five passenger gates and a grand central hall at Tom Bradley International Terminal. Richard Riordan, James Hahn, Antonio Villaraigosa and current Mayor Eric Garcetti were guests of honor at ceremonies hailing the nearly $2-billion modernization. A similar celebration was also held for departed Mayor Villaraigosa, who left office three months ago after serving two terms.
April 22, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Authorities were searching the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday night for someone who hacked into multiple flight status boards to write: "Emergency Leave the Terminal," law enforcement authorities told The Times. [Updated, 2:04 a.m. PDT April 23: LAX officials declared the display of an emergency evacuation message on flight status screens Monday night an accident. An airline contract worker with authorized access to the display system accidentally caused the override of screens that normally display flight statuses, according to LAX spokeswoman Nancy Castles.
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