Past Stories

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...



A rendering depicts how a proposed transportation center in Westchester would connect Metro light rail lines to LAX.

Take a train straight to the airport? It’s possible, even in L.A., say backers of a transit center that would link LAX with light rail

  By Gary Walker Travelers who lament that light rail and commuter trains spanning the region don’t connect up directly with Los Angeles International Airport may have an ally in L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin. Bonin, w...


Shooting shuts down LAX; suspected gunman in custody

UPDATE: Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said at least seven people were injured in today’s shooting at LAX. Three victims were transported to UCLA Medical Center, one of them in critical condition. One victim ...


STATUS CHANGE – Los Angeles Airport Police would have their law enforcement powers expanded as an 830.1 agency under Assembly Bill 128, which has moved on to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.

LAX: Bill to expand authority of Airport Police heads to governor

By Vince Echavaria Legislation that would give Los Angeles Airport Police the same authority as other local police agencies, including the Los Angeles Police Department, has moved on to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. Assembly Bi...



DENNY SCHNEIDER (seated in purple shirt), shown here at a meeting on Los Angeles International Airport with Rep. Maxine Waters (D- Westchester), says a vote by the county Airport Land Use Commission is a crucial one.

LAX: Opponents of runway move watchful of county airport commission vote

                      By Gary Walker Disheartened after the Los Angeles City Council voted in favor of Los Angeles International Airport’s modernization plans in June, re...