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LAX runway repair closures will continue for several years
photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

LAX runway closure to begin Friday

Work could cause flight delays, construction noise By Gary Walker The first in a series of temporary LAX runway closures that could cause flight delays for travelers and construction noise for airport neighbors is set to begin ...


Mall developer Westfield’s planned $308-million overhaul of LAX Terminal 2 includes a brand-new dining terrace, envisioned in this company rendering

LAX’s $8.5-billion makeover

More big planes, terminals that look like shopping malls — and that’s not even counting the new light rail hookup By Gary Walker Dubbed the largest public works project in the city’s history, the ongoing modernization of ...


McClain says LAX has an “incest-uous relationship” with LAPD

Union head wants LAX police chief out

Airport police are shrinking in number and losing autonomy to the LAPD, he says By Gary Walker Complaining that a reduction in force among airport police officers is fostering dependence on the LAPD for routine law enforcement ...



LAX to spend big on light rail connection

Connecting light rail to Los Angeles International Airport moved a giant step forward today, with the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners unanimously approving a $4 billion ground transportation plan to transport passeng...


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A year later, is LAX any safer?

Airport police chief and union are at odds over whether airport security has improved since TSA agent’s shooting death By Gary Walker Roughly one year after TSA agent Genaro Hernandez was killed during the Nov. 1, 2013, shoo...


Legislative response to LAX shooting finds support

A bipartisan airport security bill named for the Transportation Security Administration agent killed during the Nov. 1 shooting spree at LAX passed the House of Representatives by a voice vote last week. The Gerardo Hernandez A...



Runway safety upgrades to cost LAX $200 million

Spending doesn’t change controversial runway relocation plan By Gary Walker Meeting Federal Aviation Administration requirements to increase the space between and at the ends of its runways will cost LAX about $200 million, b...


Councilman Mike Bonin points out the big disconnect on L.A.’s public transit map

LAX light rail connection gets approval

$200-million station at 96th Street and Aviation Boulevard would link to airport via automated ‘people mover’ By Gary Walker The days of stepping off a train to wait for a shuttle bus to LAX — or just begging friends for&...


Audit questions airport’s LAPD spending

LAX cannot fully account for nearly $8 million in payments that may have violated federal law By Gary Walker Los Angeles World Airports, the agency that oversees LAX, is unable to provide documentation for nearly $8 million in ...



Man found dead in hotel swimming pool near LAX

Los Angeles police are investigating a man’s apparent drowning death in a hotel pool near Los Angeles International Airport. A group of people discovered the man at about 1:22 a.m. on Monday and removed him from the pool at t...