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February 18, 1987 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles city attorney, defending Van Nuys Airport's right to operate without fully complying with state noise laws, argued Tuesday that the city has taken action "at least 50 times" to meet neighbors' complaints and reduce airport noise. Assistant City Atty. Breton K.
May 4, 1996 | DONNA MUNGEN
The sounds and sights of World War II will come alive again when vintage aircraft bombers return to Van Nuys Airport Sunday through Tuesday. The event will mark the fifth year of a five-year Celebration of Freedom Tour organized by the Collings Foundation, which restores vintage aircraft. The tour honors the contributions of World War II pilots and the glory of the planes they commanded, according to the foundation.
October 10, 1985 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Wednesday postponed a decision on whether to permit a $3-million office building on Van Nuys Airport land, following objections by a homeowner group that it would increase aircraft noise in the neighborhood.
March 6, 1986 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Wednesday approved construction of a three-story office building along the runway at Van Nuys Airport, but commissioners forbid parking there by jet aircraft, a victory for neighborhood anti-noise groups. The board's approval of a lease with Fly Away Partners was the conclusion of a yearlong dispute in which jet aircraft parking spaces became a key issue in a tug of war between noise protesters and airport administrators.
July 24, 1989 | LYNN STEINBERG, Times Staff Writer
In the spring of 1985, Los Angeles City Council members came to a San Fernando Valley junior high school for a public hearing on Van Nuys Airport and were bowled over by the passion of the angry debate between noise protesters and aircraft owners. They had an idea. Why couldn't both sides sit down together, discuss their problems calmly, find mutual solutions and recommend them to the council? Thus was born the Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council.
June 18, 1998
Pilot Reiner Bey and his wife were killed Tuesday morning when their single-engine airplane plunged into a Reseda house less than a mile from Van Nuys Airport, where they had taken off only moments before. It will take time to determine the cause of the crash of the high-performance Mooney M-20R Ovation, but a few things are already worth some attention. First, the pilot should not have taken off under the existing weather conditions.
February 24, 1985
The Lycon Group, based in Sherman Oaks, currently has four projects under construction for a total of 159 units, all within a one-mile radius of Van Nuys Airport. The projects, on Haskell Avenue and Sherman Way, were designed by Sherman Oaks architects Magaro & Stockton and Lycon Development Corp. is the general contractor for all. Lycon said their value at completion will exceed $10 million.
January 31, 1995 | TONY OLIVO
Remembering the cold days and nights after last year's Northridge earthquake, Van Nuys Airport employees are collecting sweat suits to send to quake victims in Kobe, Japan. Van Nuys Airport staff members have enlisted the help of the Assn. of Airport Employees and Los Angeles International Airport to package and deliver warm clothes that are being donated by Valley community members and nearly 1,200 airport workers.
December 19, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
Van Nuys Airport officials warned Friday that the parking lot for the FlyAway bus service from Van Nuys to the Los Angeles International Airport may fill up with Christmastime travelers as early as this weekend and suggest that bus riders arrange to be dropped off at the lot. The FlyAway bus service makes 98 scheduled trips to and from LAX each day. Round-trip fares are $6 for adults and $3.50 for children. The FlyAway lot has 2,325 parking spaces and charges $1 per day for parking.
March 31, 1985
The Los Angeles City Council's Industry and Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing on Van Nuys Airport issues Tuesday night in Van Nuys. The three members of the committee, including mayoral candidate John Ferarro, will hear public comment on noise, night operations, aircraft weight limits, the future of the Air National Guard site if the Guard carries out plans to move, and other airport-related issues.
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