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September 29, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Van Nuys Airport has been plagued with budget deficits for years. Audits have uncovered mismanagement, poor tenant relations, lost business opportunities and facilities that were leased in violation of federal regulations. Now, a dispute between two prominent business leaders and political heavyweights is raising more questions about the management of one of the busiest general aviation airports in the nation. Real estate magnate Robert F. Maguire and billionaire David H. Murdock, the chief executive of Dole Food Co., are locked in a legal battle involving their aviation service companies, which are competitors at Van Nuys.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | By Dan Weikel
An in-depth report that critiques the response of public safety agencies and airport officials to November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport will be released to the public Tuesday. The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, which sets policy for LAX, LA/Ontario International Airport and Van Nuys Airport, is scheduled to discuss the review during a special meeting that begins at noon. Earlier in the morning, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is also scheduled to address the evaluation at a news conference.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Police believe gangs are responsible for a graffiti attack on a $2.3-million Learjet in a secure area of Van Nuys Airport. "This is a big deal to me, to have somebody who could get onto the airfield and who could do that kind of damage, that kind extensive graffiti to an aircraft, and not be seen," said Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon. "I'm not happy about it. " Gannon, who said the culprit went to "great lengths" to access the airfield, said meetings have already taken place to discuss strategies to prevent future incidents, including parking aircraft where they will be more visible to airport security officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1997
Re "Flight Fight," March 16. Since being elected in 1993, I have worked diligently to ensure that Van Nuys Airport becomes a better neighbor to the surrounding residents, who are bombarded daily by airplane noise. I believe that now, as the Van Nuys Airport Master Plan weaves its way through the city's review process, is the time for definitive and effective noise controls that can only be imposed with a strong political will. I have appeared before the Board of Airport Commissioners, had meetings with Department of Airports staff and publicly expressed numerous times that I cannot support any Van Nuys Airport Master Plan until noise issues have been fully and effectively addressed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2012 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
The operators of busy Van Nuys Airport have agreed to dramatically reduce the number of days the main runway will be closed for major improvements. Plans call for the 8,000-foot runway to be closed for 10 days and 26 nights instead of 17 weeks — a lengthy closure that airport tenants said would hurt their operations, which have already been hit hard by the recession. Van Nuys is one of the busiest general-aviation airports in the nation, with more than 300,000 takeoffs and landings a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
On the west side of Van Nuys Airport it's like World War II never ended. Vintage propeller planes once flown by U.S. Navy, Army Air Forces and Royal Air Force pilots are parked wingtip to wingtip along the taxiway. Nearby buildings are painted in camouflage. The sound of swing music sometimes drifts across the tarmac, and olive drab flight jackets are de rigueur. The planes and buildings belong to Condor Squadron, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring America's veterans and the public display of the North American AT-6/SNJ Texan - a sturdy two-seater that helped train tens of thousands of military pilots during World War II and the Korean War. The group and its members own eight of the planes, making Van Nuys the site of one of the largest collections of such aircraft in the nation.
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December 20, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- With the proposed Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act unable to get off the ground in Congress, a group of lawmakers is turning to Plan B to try to nudge the Federal Aviation Administration to act more aggressively to reduce helicopter noise. Five Los Angeles-area lawmakers are seeking to attach language to a spending bill that would direct the FAA, within a year after the measure's passage, to begin writing rules to reduce helicopter noise unless it can show that voluntary noise-reduction efforts are working.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
State legislation to expand the powers of Los Angeles airport police officers and improve the efficiency of local law enforcement was signed into law Sunday evening. Gov. Jerry Brown approved a bill by Assemblyman Steve Bradford (D-Gardena) that grants statewide authority to officers of the Los Angeles Airport Police Department, which employs about 1,100 sworn and civilian personnel. The department is responsible for law enforcement at L.A./Ontario International Airport, Van Nuys Airport, a general aviation facility, and Los Angeles International Airport, the third busiest in the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Mayor Eric Garcetti's six nominees for the Board of Airport Commissioners. Seated were Jackie Goldberg, a former council member and state assemblywoman; Cynthia Telles, a civic leader and former vice president of the City Ethics Commission; and Sean Burton, a former Warner Bros. executive, real estate developer and attorney. Also approved were Matthew Johnson, a civic leader and entertainment lawyer; Bea Hsu, a real estate developer and former advisor to state Controller Kathleen Connell; and Gabriel Eshaghian, a real estate investment executive who has worked in the travel and airline industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Authorities are investigating an incident in which a $2.3-million Learjet was spray-painted with graffiti in a secure area of Van Nuys Airport, a crime that Los Angeles police said was gang-related. The jet, which was vandalized with black spray-paint spelling out "flame," "R.I.P. " and an unidentified initial on the left front fuselage, was parked in an overflow area of the tarmac near Maguire Aviation in the 7100 block of Valjean Avenue, said law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Police believe gangs are responsible for a graffiti attack on a $2.3-million Learjet in a secure area of Van Nuys Airport. "This is a big deal to me, to have somebody who could get onto the airfield and who could do that kind of damage, that kind extensive graffiti to an aircraft, and not be seen," said Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon. "I'm not happy about it. " Gannon, who said the culprit went to "great lengths" to access the airfield, said meetings have already taken place to discuss strategies to prevent future incidents, including parking aircraft where they will be more visible to airport security officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Authorities are investigating an incident in which a $2.3-million Learjet was spray painted with graffiti in a secure area of Van Nuys Airport, a crime that Los Angeles police said was gang-related. The jet, which was vandalized with black spray paint spelling out "flame," "R.I.P. " and an unidentified initial on the left front fuselage, was parked in an overflow area of the tarmac near Maguire Aviation in the 7100 block of Valjean Avenue at the time of the incident, said law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.
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