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September 30, 1995 | KAREN D'SOUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's most extensive bus route change in three decades begins Sunday, including the elimination of four routes and the addition of smaller buses called runabouts on eight new community routes. "We've been working really hard to get the word out but people still have a lot of questions," said Dee Traverzo, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Transportation Authority. "This is by far the biggest route change we've had in 35 years."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2014 | Laura J. Nelson
The crunch of a bulldozer biting into a Crenshaw Boulevard school signaled the start of heavy construction Tuesday on the latest addition to Los Angeles' steadily expanding rail network, a light-rail line that will connect the Mid-City area to the South Bay by the end of the decade. The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line will be the first new rail service in a generation to traverse transit-dependent South Los Angeles, increasing connections to a train system that now reaches to Long Beach, the Westside, the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1996 | EMI ENDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans on Wednesday unveiled the route for the Olympic torch relay, which will start at the Los Angeles Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. The torch will arrive in Los Angeles from Greece on April 27 and be lighted at the Coliseum, "where it last touched American soil," said David Emanuel of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2009 | Peter Pae
Virgin America, the upstart carrier founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, began flying between Orange County's John Wayne Airport and San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday for as little as $49 one way. The launch of the low-fare service began with a glitzy party on the airport tarmac where celebrities, such as rapper MC Hammer and the cast of reality show "The Real Housewives of Orange County," welcomed passengers on the first flight from San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1991 | TINA ANIMA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the age of the customized commuter. At least, that's the vision of Rapid Transit District officials. In the latest move to encourage more drivers to leave their cars at home, the RTD announced Tuesday a computerized planning service that gives commuters a tailor-made schedule for taking the bus from home to work and back. "It's a whole new way of reaching out and touching someone," RTD spokesman James Smart said at a news conference Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1998 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county's toll road agency will spend $16.5 million to start designing a highway route that some conservationists predict will wreak more environmental damage than any other Orange County toll road to date.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1991 | VICTOR F. ZONANA and DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In Costa Mesa, Emulex Corp. says its business has been disrupted by heightened security at local airports. The company has found it harder to find a shipper for its computer components and has had up to a week's delay in deliveries. In Hong Kong, shippers howl at 70-cent-a-pound surcharges imposed by air cargo carriers to Europe who can no longer overfly the Mideast. Elsewhere, companies complain as prices to ship goods by sea or air climb and military shipping requirements strain capacity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What Pasadena voters decide Tuesday could drive the pedal to the metal on the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension or send it skidding into a political SigAlert. They will cast ballots on two competing ballot measures that will determine whether Pasadena opposes the $1.4-billion project that would slice through its leafy west side as well as South Pasadena and El Sereno.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2007 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to end a decades-old standoff over freeway expansion, Los Angeles County transportation officials are set to take a small but significant step today toward tunneling under South Pasadena to connect the 710 and 210 freeways. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board is expected to give the go-ahead for preliminary engineering and technical studies for building an underground freeway. A vocal group of South Pasadena residents opposes any effort to close a 6.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1992 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the largest airline alliance in history, British Airways on Tuesday said it will invest $750 million in USAir, giving the British carrier a long-sought foothold in the U.S. market while providing its struggling partner with a badly needed financial boost. The deal, which requires the approval of the U.S. and British governments and company stockholders, would create the most formidable entry so far in a worldwide race among airlines seeking growth and profits through international expansion.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2008 | Associated Press
Nine days after announcing new overseas routes for 2009, Delta Air Lines Inc., the world's biggest carrier, said in a regulatory filing Friday that it planned to reduce future domestic and international capacity because demand for seats had slowed amid the global financial crisis. The Atlanta-based airline said it would give more details about its outlook in early December. Spokeswoman Betsy Talton said Delta still planned to add the 15 new international routes it announced Nov.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2008 | Times Wire Services
McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant company, posted October sales that beat some analysts' estimates after U.S. consumers, pinched by rising food bills and unemployment, bought double cheeseburgers and other $1 items. Global sales at restaurants open at least 13 months climbed 8.2%, paced by Europe's gain of 9.8% compared with a year earlier. U.S. same-store sales increased 5.3%, the Oak Brook, Ill., company said. The Oct.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Southwest Airlines says it plans next year to drop six flights from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. The airline says the cuts are part of nationwide cutbacks prompted by a declining economy, high oil prices and the difficulties of winter travel. Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz says the airline is cutting two flights from San Diego to Oakland and one flight each to Albuquerque, Washington, Chicago and Sacramento. Nationwide, Mainz says, Southwest plans to reduce its daily schedule early next year by 190 flights.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
American Airlines and British Airways agreed Thursday to create an alliance that would let them operate as a single carrier on transatlantic routes and counter new competitors. The airlines said they would seek antitrust clearance to coordinate prices, capacity, schedules and routes and share revenue on flights between Europe and North America. The move marks the third bid since 1996 for closer ties between AMR Corp.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
The city has expanded weekday morning bus service between Union Station and Los Angeles International Airport to meet growing demand. LAX FlyAway buses will make an additional 13 weekday morning pickups from Union Station's Patsaouras Transit Plaza Bus Stop 9, according to Los Angeles World Airports, the agency that runs LAX. Buses depart Union Station on weekdays every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next day and every hour from 1 to 5...
BUSINESS
July 21, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Midwest Air Group Inc. will cut daily flights to 11 U.S. cities including San Diego, Baltimore, St. Louis and two Florida destinations as the airline grounds a third of its fleet to counter soaring fuel costs. Midwest will stop flying Sept. 8 to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers in Florida as well as San Diego, the company said in a statement Sunday. The airline will keep its service to Los Angeles and Seattle. Passengers will travel through Kansas City, Mo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An investigation into last year's record cocaine seizure at a Sylmar warehouse shows that Colombian drug cartels have shipped vast quantities of cocaine along America's interstate highway system despite law enforcement efforts to choke it off, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1994
On Monday, the 52 floats participating in the 106th Rose Parade will proudly display the results of months of planning and hard work as they make their way down Colorado Boulevard. Heading the Pack From conception to construction: the life of the float that will lead this year's parade. Fall, 1993 * Float entries committee begins selecting float sponsors. January * Idea is conceived for float designs. Artist, conferring with engineer, begins design sketches.
BUSINESS
June 27, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Southwest Airlines Co., the only big U.S. carrier that's still profitable, will add nine flights while United Airlines exits three cities as it struggles with this year's 41% surge in jet fuel prices. Southwest's expanded service includes Denver, Oakland and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where rivals are shrinking. UAL Corp.'s United said it was ending service in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Fla., and Nagoya, Japan.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Starting this fall, Delta Air Lines Inc. will cut the number of flights it offers between the U.S. and China -- a route it had fought to get for years. The carrier projects that demand for its flights between Atlanta and Shanghai, which Delta began offering March 31, won't be as strong this winter as it is now. The airline plans to return to its current schedule on the route next spring.
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