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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...


Alleged LAX luggage thieves were contract workers

Baggage handlers are not airport employees but must pass security screenings, officials say By Gary Walker A group of Los Angeles International Airport baggage handlers arrested last week for allegedly stealing electronics, jew...



Feds to grill LAX officials on airport shooter response

Congressional subcommittee to hold Friday hearing at the airport on public safety breakdowns during Nov. 1 rampage By Gary Walker Members of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on transportation security plan to call t...


Authorities bust alleged fraudster at LAX

Suspect is accused of trying to sell fake ownership shares in the Miami Heat to former pro athletes By Gary Walker A yearlong multi-agency probe into an alleged scam involving the sale of fake ownership shares in the Miami Heat...


Warren Olney, left, poses a question to Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Mike Bonin, City Controller Ron Galperin and City Attorney Michael Feuer at Loyola Marymount University

Garcetti, Bonin weigh in on LAX’s future: Officials question airport emergency response and speak out against runway relocation during LMU forum

                              By Gary Walker Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city officials new to their offices this year discussed a variety...



Mayor Eric Garcetti (center) addresses the media hours after a gunman killed a 
Transportation Security Administration agent and wounded several others at Los Angeles International Airport

Witness recalls LAX shooting: Mar Vista teacher tried to keep others calm as gunman stalked Terminal 3

                                By Joe Piasecki and Gary Walker A Mar Vista preschool teacher who came within just a few feet of the suspect in Fri...






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