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March 30, 1997
Thanks for the editorial calling attention to the excessive and increasing noise around Van Nuys Airport ('Airport Restrictions Should Fly," March 23). As you mentioned, the biggest obstacle is convincing the Federal Aviation Administration to regulate air traffic with regard to noise. The FAA has never wanted to be concerned with noise damage, but only flight safety. It is time we put pressure on the FAA to regulate fully with regard to hours, traffic patterns, takeoff and approach paths, etc. It is apparent the aviation industry does not give a damn about self-policing its own noise pollution.
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June 10, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The latest sortie in the decades-long war over noise at Van Nuys Airport takes place Monday in federal court, where attorneys for aviation businesses and charter plane trade groups will challenge the city's limits on noisy jets at the nation's busiest general aviation airport. The suit, brought by a group that includes five companies based at the airport, challenges the constitutionality of the city's strict limits on loud Stage 2 jets.
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February 11, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frustrated with past efforts to reduce Van Nuys Airport noise, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Laura Chick urged airport administrators Monday to move quickly to adopt new noise restrictions. In a letter to Jack Driscoll, executive director of the city Department of Airports, Chick said she feels his staff has given her "the runaround" on imposing some key noise restrictions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2001
Re "Failure to Address Demand Will Harm the Community" by James Stewart and "An Old Battle Is Won, to Confounding Consequences," by George Jerome, Perspective on Van Nuys Airport, April 15. "Yes Virginia, there is a noise problem, and it is significant." This statement was quickly whisked away and blame laid on homeowners who complain about such noise. [Stewart and Jerome] have both sat on the so-called Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council. For more than a decade, it has done little to solve the problem.
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April 17, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Taking a cue from Santa Monica, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to try streamlining the collection of fines from jet owners who violate the Van Nuys Airport noise ordinance. Acting on a motion proposed by City Councilman Mike Feuer, who represents parts of the East Valley, the council urged the city Airport Commission to develop a more effective process for collecting fines when noisy jets violate an 11 p.m.-to-7 a.m. Van Nuys Airport curfew.
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July 7, 1988 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles faces legal problems, although they may not be insurmountable, in trying to ban nighttime takeoffs at Van Nuys Airport, says a legal opinion by the city attorney's office. The opinion was requested by the City Council, which is considering an 11 p.m.-to-7 a.m. curfew on all takeoffs at the municipal airport except for emergency and military flights.
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December 7, 1999 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Matt Jackson launched his aircraft maintenance and restoration business at Van Nuys Airport 21 years ago, he was carrying on a family tradition, setting down roots at "the little country airport" where he had hung out at his father's business since 1965. But Jackson is getting ready to take off. For good. The 41-year-old Calabasas resident is moving his Airworks company to California City Municipal Airport in the Mojave Desert.
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June 22, 2000 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Candidates for mayor of Los Angeles engaged in a spirited, sometimes raucous debate Wednesday night, highlighted by businessman Steve Soboroff's declaration that he opposes entering into a consent decree with the federal government to address charges of civil rights abuses by the Police Department. In a debate that often featured the candidates trying to outdo one another in professing affection for the San Fernando Valley, where it was held, they found at least three points of agreement.
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December 7, 1999 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Matt Jackson launched his aircraft maintenance and restoration business at Van Nuys Airport 21 years ago, he was carrying on a family tradition, setting down roots at "the little country airport" where he had hung out at his father's business since 1965. But Jackson is getting ready to take off. For good. The 41-year-old Calabasas resident is moving his Airworks company to California City Municipal Airport in the Mojave Desert.
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December 20, 1998 | PATRICK MCGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city plans to begin soundproofing as many as 1,000 homes near Van Nuys Airport this summer, countering criticism that millions of dollars have been spent on noise relief around LAX but nothing for neighbors of the smaller airfield. Residents in the flight path of Van Nuys Airport, the busiest general aviation airport in the country, complain that not a dime has been spent to soundproof their homes, and that proposals to reduce noise by curfews and caps on jet flights have stalled.
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