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LAX will be nation's second-busiest airport as Labor Day traffic jumps 5%

The lines may be extra long at Los Angeles International Airport during the Labor Day holiday because of lower airfares, the strong economy and increased competition among airlines. A projected 16.1 million people will fly on U.S.-based airlines during the Labor Day travel week, a 5% increase over...

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  • Where to eat near LAX

    Where to eat near LAX

    LAX may have upgraded its in-terminal food offerings, but the restaurants ringing the airport still provide better, more diverse, and cheaper ways to fuel up before or after flying into the city. Here are 10 places to eat within 5 miles of Lot C, rental car returns and the gates. Listed alphabetically,...

  • LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal

    LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal

    The modernization of outdated terminals at Los Angeles International Airport forged ahead Tuesday as work began on a $508-million renovation of one of the busiest passenger facilities. City leaders and airport officials broke ground at Terminal 1, home to Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran...

  • Hot dogs with yakisoba and Japanese curry: Six great Asian-fusion dogs

    Hot dogs with yakisoba and Japanese curry: Six great Asian-fusion dogs

    What started with Roy Choi's Kogi truck and the Seoul Sausage crew bringing an Asian fusion sensibility to street food has grown into a full-blown culinary movement. Sriracha has become the new ketchup, and kimchi and pickled ginger are the new sauerkraut.  The all-American hot dog in Los Angeles...

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  • Lufthansa jet and drone nearly collide near LAX

    Lufthansa jet and drone nearly collide near LAX

    The pilot of a commercial jetliner said his plane nearly collided with a drone while approaching Los Angeles International Airport on Friday afternoon, sparking a search by L.A. police and sheriff's officials for the owner of the unmanned aircraft. The near-miss was reported before 2 p.m. about...

  • Lufthansa jet and drone nearly collide near Los Angeles airport

    Lufthansa jet and drone nearly collide near Los Angeles airport

    The pilot of a commercial jetliner said his plane nearly collided with a drone while approaching Los Angeles International Airport on Friday afternoon, sparking a search by L.A. police and sheriff's officials for the owner of the unmanned aircraft. The near-miss was reported before 2 p.m. about...

  • This man left $8,000 near LAX. Have you seen him?

    This man left $8,000 near LAX. Have you seen him?

    Los Angeles police are making one final effort to find a man who left behind more than $8,000 in cash at a restaurant near LAX before they award the money to the person who found it, police said Thursday. On Dec. 19, an unidentified man left a restaurant off Century Boulevard but left the cash...

  • A taste of restored films at Loyola Marymount University mini festival

    A taste of restored films at Loyola Marymount University mini festival

      Italy's Cineteca di Bologna, one of Europe's top restoration facilities, gets to showcase some of its treasures in a mini-film festival on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. SIGN UP for the free Indie Focus movies newsletter >> On March 14, the extended, uncut, four-hour and 15-minute...

  • LAX flights delayed or canceled due to East Coast storms

    Powerful winter storms battering the East prompted airlines to delay and cancel dozens of flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. Airport authorities reported that a total of 86 arriving and departing flights were delayed and an additional 80 were canceled. Most of the...

  • UberX can pick you up at LAX starting Thursday

    UberX can pick you up at LAX starting Thursday

    After months of negotiations and political infighting, the wait is over: Drivers for Uber's lowest-cost ride service will be allowed to pick up travelers at Los Angeles International Airport starting at 8 a.m. Thursday.    Uber is the second ride-hailing company to be granted full access to one...

  • L.A.'s next big food hall is being built right next to LAX
    L.A.'s next big food hall is being built right next to LAX

    The Proud Bird, the aviation-themed restaurant with a view of the LAX runways, is about to transform into Los Angeles' next big food hall. The restaurant, which has been open since 1967, will start 10 months of renovations on Feb. 1. 

    The 50,000-square-foot space will include a variety of food...

  • Crash on the 405 Freeway kills driver, injures 3 others

    An Inglewood man died early Saturday after the Lexus he was driving on the 405 Freeway crashed into another vehicle and tumbled down an embankment, throwing him from the car, authorities said.

    The crash near the Inglewood Avenue exit also injured at least three passengers in the Lexus, all in their...

  • Chill out at LAX: Try these airport spots for a relaxing massage or shopping
    Chill out at LAX: Try these airport spots for a relaxing massage or shopping

    If you're one of the more than 70 million passengers expected to pass through Los Angeles International Airport this year, relax. Yes, relax.

    The long lines at airport security checkpoints that lead to shoe-removing, bin-shuffling gymnastics and sometimes awkward encounters with wand-wielding Transportation...

  • Boys' basketball: Ed Azzam passes Willie West as City Section's winningest coach
    Boys' basketball: Ed Azzam passes Willie West as City Section's winningest coach

    Leave it up to one of Ed Azzam's loyal assistant coaches to print up pieces of paper to hand out to players with "804" in big print and the date, December 26, 2015, to let everyone know the significance of Westchester's 62-54 win over Narbonne on Saturday night at L.A. Cathedral in a first-round...

  • Big change starts small as Lyft arrives at LAX
    Big change starts small as Lyft arrives at LAX

    With dozens of cars nosing toward curbs and long lines of passengers toting bags, Los Angeles International Airport didn't feel much different Wednesday even though Lyft became the first app-based ride service to legally pick up passengers there.

    Business appeared relatively slow for the new Lyft...

  • Black Lives Matter activists shut down 405 Freeway in Westchester

    The southbound 405 Freeway was briefly shut down Wednesday afternoon in Westchester after activists affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement went onto the freeway, activists and officials said.

    Activist Pete White said up to nine people were taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol...

  • Boys' basketball: Ed Azzam ties Willie West with his 803rd coaching victory
    Boys' basketball: Ed Azzam ties Willie West with his 803rd coaching victory

    It was an historic Saturday for Coach Ed Azzam of Westchester.

    The Comets' 56-52 win over Sacramento Sheldon in Las Vegas was victory No. 803 for Azzam, tying him with former Crenshaw Coach Willie West for most basketball coaching victories in City Section history.

    "It just means I've been coaching...

  • John Brian King's never-seen photos of LAX are a Los Angeles time capsule
    John Brian King's never-seen photos of LAX are a Los Angeles time capsule

    In the early 1980s, John Brian King was a student at the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied with photographers John Divola, Jo Ann Callis, Judy Fiskin and more. But some of his most compelling learning experiences were happening more than 30 miles to the south, at the terminals...

  • 'Californication' star Evan Handler buys a remodeled ranch home in Westchester
    'Californication' star Evan Handler buys a remodeled ranch home in Westchester

    “Californication” and “Sex and the City” actor Evan Handler has bought a house in Westchester for $1.8 million.

    The 1950s ranch-style home was recently remodeled and features contemporary interiors with hardwood floors, open-plan living areas and a new kitchen outfitted with quartz countertops...

  • Hot Property | Evan Handler
    Hot Property | Evan Handler

    "Californication" star Evan Handler has bought a remodeled home in Westchester for $1.8 million.

  • Boys' basketball: Westchester, led by 6-7 Keith Fisher, is ready to earn respect for City Section
    Boys' basketball: Westchester, led by 6-7 Keith Fisher, is ready to earn respect for City Section

    City Section teams are off to good starts. Crenshaw is 2-0 in the El Monte tournament. Dorsey knocked off Windward. Fairfax and Taft are preparing to begin their seasons next week. But the team to watch is Westchester (2-0).

    The Comets, led by 6-foot-7 San Jose State-bound Keith Fisher, earned...

  • 'Touching Strangers' touches truths about connection
    'Touching Strangers' touches truths about connection

    Richard Renaldi's series of photographic portraits, "Touching Strangers," is driven by a concept that could easily be dismissed as a gimmick if it weren't so thoughtfully realized and deeply appealing.

    Renaldi, based in New York, conducts a social experiment through this work, plucking people off...

  • 4 ways to cope with the stress of LAX, expected to be nation's busiest this Thanksgiving
    4 ways to cope with the stress of LAX, expected to be nation's busiest this Thanksgiving

    Los Angeles International Airport will be the busiest in the nation during the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Orbitz.

    The online travel website put L.A. in the top spot for the third year in a row after analyzing the number of its flight bookings at 50 airports between Nov. 25 and 30.

    The rest:

    ...

  • Boys' basketball: Westchester is expecting contributions from freshman guard Jordan Brinson

    Ed Azzam, the veteran basketball coach from Westchester, makes it clear about using freshmen on varsity.

    "I don't like playing freshmen, but this one is an A student and has some good instincts on how to play," he said.

    Azzam is referring to 6-foot freshman guard Jordan Brinson, who will get a...

  • Secret military exercises change approach for some LAX flights
    Secret military exercises change approach for some LAX flights

    A series of military operations off the Southern California coast that likely included a missile test over the weekend is forcing flights approaching Los Angeles International Airport in the middle of the night to fly over South L.A.

    About 150 commercial, cargo, military and private flights that...

  • It'll be noisier for LAX neighbors as flight paths shift because of military activity
    It'll be noisier for LAX neighbors as flight paths shift because of military activity

    Los Angeles International Airport officials are diverting arriving flights away from normal landing routes to steer clear of temporary military airspace, airport officials have announced.

    The paths will bring more noise to residential areas directly east of LAX until Thursday, when the military...

  • 7 passengers kicked off Spirit Airlines flight at LAX; some claim racial discrimination
    7 passengers kicked off Spirit Airlines flight at LAX; some claim racial discrimination

    Seven passengers were booted from a Spirit Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday night, and one of them says they were discriminated against because they were black.

    The onboard commotion began about 7:15 p.m. when an African American couple raised concerns about an overbooked...

  • What's in a name? For Metro's tunnel machine, it may be a famous woman in history
    What's in a name? For Metro's tunnel machine, it may be a famous woman in history

    The enormous drills that dig subway tunnels don't usually generate much excitement.

    But Los Angeles County transportation officials hope to make a recent equipment acquisition—called a tunnel boring machine—a little less, well, boring.

    The 8.5-mile, $2-billion Crenshaw Line that will link Baldwin...

  • FBI investigating suspicious package at LAX, reportedly sent from Florida inmate
    FBI investigating suspicious package at LAX, reportedly sent from Florida inmate

    The FBI on Monday was investigating a suspicious package at Los Angeles International Airport that reportedly came from a Florida prison inmate and prompted authorities to evacuate an administrative building and nearby parking garages.

    Explosives investigators were called to the building at 1 World...

  • Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX after passenger 'choked' woman
    Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX after passenger 'choked' woman

    An altercation between two passengers on a Southwest plane forced a San Francisco-bound flight to turn around and make an emergency landing in Los Angeles on Sunday night, airport officials said.

    Flight 2010 left Los Angeles International Airport about 10:30 p.m. and landed back at the airport...

  • When hornpipes and yo-yos took over the Westin LAX
    When hornpipes and yo-yos took over the Westin LAX

    A big Irish-dance competition and a national yo-yo contest wound up at the Westin LAX on the same weekend recently, filling the public rooms with hundreds of kids deeply committed to their jigs and hornpipes (those are dances) or their double-or-nothings and dizzy-babies (yo-yo tricks). 

  • Man critically injured after a woman jumping from a hotel lands on him
    Man critically injured after a woman jumping from a hotel lands on him

    A man was critically injured Friday after he was struck by a woman who jumped from the 11th floor of a hotel in Westchester and killed herself,  police said.

    The man was walking outside the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles International Airport hotel in the 5900 block of West Century Boulevard about 8:20...

  • Why your next trip to LAX may take even longer than usual
    Why your next trip to LAX may take even longer than usual

    Beginning Tuesday night, travelers should add extra time for their trip to or from Los Angeles International Airport because of new road work.

    Repairs to LAX's upper, or departure, level road are expected to cause delays for all traffic heading in or out of the airport. There's no good way around...

  • Commercial airliners clip each other at LAX airport
    Commercial airliners clip each other at LAX airport

    Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport are investigating what caused two commercial jetliners to clip each other on the tarmac Sunday night while hundreds of passengers were aboard each plane, airport officials said.

    The wings of a United Airlines flight heading toward its gate collided...

  • Eyeing L.A.'s Olympic bid, Metro seeks to accelerate two rail projects
    Eyeing L.A.'s Olympic bid, Metro seeks to accelerate two rail projects

    Citing L.A.'s quest to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles County transportation officials are seeking to fast-track two of Metro's most anticipated rail projects.

    In letters sent Tuesday and obtained by The Times, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority formally asked to join a Federal...

  • Bomb threat at LAX turns out to be false alarm

    Authorities investigated a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday afternoon that caused a partial evacuation in some areas, but the incident turned out to be a false alarm, authorities said.

    The FBI issued the warning to LAX officials around 2:18 p.m. that a white van parked...

  • Don't miss your flight: Here are the best ways to dodge traffic at LAX this holiday weekend
    Don't miss your flight: Here are the best ways to dodge traffic at LAX this holiday weekend

    Getaway Friday and Labor Day Monday will be the busiest days at Los Angeles International Airport this holiday weekend when a record 835,000 fliers are expected.

    Airport officials on Wednesday said they expect a 7% increase in LAX travelers over last year, which means more than 200,000 people a...

  • Los Angeles lawmakers approve plan that would allow Uber and Lyft pickups at LAX
    Los Angeles lawmakers approve plan that would allow Uber and Lyft pickups at LAX

    In a nod to consumer demands and the realities of disruptive technology, Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation Tuesday to open the door for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to fully operate alongside taxis at its airport.

    After weeks of debate over the potential risks of app-based...

  • Uber's driver screening practices fuel political debate on rider safety
    Uber's driver screening practices fuel political debate on rider safety

    The ride-hailing revolution holds the potential to radically change the way people get around. But the political battle over Uber and Lyft in California has focused on something more obscure: fingerprints.

    Uber is facing some of the fiercest challenges to its business practices from an array of...

  • Prosecutors: Uber background checks missed drivers' criminal records
    Prosecutors: Uber background checks missed drivers' criminal records

    The background-check service that ride-hailing company Uber uses to screen potential drivers did not flag the criminal records of 25 drivers who gave thousands of rides to customers in Los Angeles and San Francisco, prosecutors said Wednesday.

    The findings were made public in an amendment to a...

  • Plan for Uber, Lyft service at LAX clears key City Hall hurdle
    Plan for Uber, Lyft service at LAX clears key City Hall hurdle

    The odds that Uber and Lyft will soon be fully operational at Los Angeles International Airport appear to be increasing, despite some political hesitation at City Hall and calls for tighter screening of the ride-hailing services’ drivers.

    A City Council committee heard hours of testimony Tuesday...

  • Her grandchild is due around Thanksgiving: What are her airfare options to arrive in time?
    Her grandchild is due around Thanksgiving: What are her airfare options to arrive in time?

    Question: My daughter is expecting a baby around Thanksgiving, and I need to buy a ticket from Los Angeles to New York's JFK. Her due date is Nov. 19 (Thanksgiving is Nov. 26), and I would like to buy a one-way refundable ticket in case she delivers earlier or later than the 19th. Any suggestions...

  • Police locate second missing Special Olympics athlete, a teen from Ivory Coast
    Police locate second missing Special Olympics athlete, a teen from Ivory Coast

    Hours after a missing Special Olympics athlete was found hundreds of miles north of Los Angeles, a second athlete who had disappeared was found -- but much closer.

    Shion Isimel, a 15-year-old table tennis player from Ivory Coast, was found about 2 p.m. Monday in Inglewood, said Lt. James Kirk of...

  • LAX could see more than 100 million travelers a year by 2040
    LAX could see more than 100 million travelers a year by 2040

    New aviation forecasts predict that Los Angeles International Airport, already straining under a record number of passengers, could have more than 100 million travelers annually by 2040, far more than the ceiling set by a 2006 court settlement that will soon expire.

    According to projections released...

  • United Airlines flight bound for LAX diverted in Colorado after passengers become ill
    United Airlines flight bound for LAX diverted in Colorado after passengers become ill

    One person was taken to the hospital after a United Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles was diverted shortly after takeoff Wednesday. At least one person vomited, and several reported headaches and nausea, officials said.

    According to the Federal Aviation Administration, United Flight 447 was...

  • Alaska Airlines jet reportedly struck by lightning returns to LAX

    An Alaska Airlines jet that was reportedly struck by lightning after taking off from Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday returned to the airfield shortly after takeoff, officials said.

    Soon after Alaska Airlines Flight 006 took off at 1:08 p.m. en route to Ronald Reagan National Airport...

  • With LAX's new paid Wi-Fi, you'll pay $5.95 for fast service and $5.95 for much faster service
    With LAX's new paid Wi-Fi, you'll pay $5.95 for fast service and $5.95 for much faster service

    LAX has announced the rates for its upcoming pay-for-faster-Internet service, and the two levels of service -- one at 10 megabits per second and one twice as fast -- will cost exactly the same.

    For now.

    The LAX Wi-Fi modernization project, whose completion date hasn’t been announced (nor its start...

  • Vietnamese girls who fled tour group at LAX found in Westminster
    Vietnamese girls who fled tour group at LAX found in Westminster

    Two Vietnamese girls who ran away from their tour group at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday have been found in Westminster, officials said Monday.Los Angeles police detectives investigating the case got a lead late Sunday that Ly Camly Vuong, 12, and Linh Huyen Cao, 17, could be in Orange...

  • New owners plan $30-million face lift for Promenade at Howard Hughes Center
    New owners plan $30-million face lift for Promenade at Howard Hughes Center

    The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, a prominent but dated mall next to the 405 Freeway in Westchester, has been sold to Los Angeles investors who plan to give it a $30-million face lift.

    Laurus Corp., a real estate development firm that acquires and improves commercial properties, said it plans...

  • O.C. men plead not guilty to plotting to fight for Islamic State
    O.C. men plead not guilty to plotting to fight for Islamic State

    Two Orange County men accused of conspiring to aid Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday.

    Nader Elhuzayel and Muhanad Badawi, both 24, allegedly conspired “to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, the Islamic State...

  • Oakland airport director nominated to head Los Angeles World Airports
    Oakland airport director nominated to head Los Angeles World Airports

    The head of Oakland International Airport was nominated Wednesday to become the next executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, the operator of LAX.

    Mayor Eric Garcetti has selected Deborah Ale Flint as the replacement for Gina Marie Lindsey, who will step down later this month after eight...

  • Girl in critical condition after car crashes into LAX terminal
    Girl in critical condition after car crashes into LAX terminal

    A 9-year-old girl was in critical condition Monday after the driver of a Porsche accidentally accelerated and struck her before smashing into a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

    The girl, whose name was not released, was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center...

  • LAX's proposed Wi-Fi upgrade: Not all that fast, and lots of annoying advertising
    LAX's proposed Wi-Fi upgrade: Not all that fast, and lots of annoying advertising

    Faster free Internet is likely coming soon for travelers awaiting flights at Los Angeles International Airport.

    The airport is close to signing a new contract with Internet company Boingo that will allow connection speeds that  are more than four times as fast as the current system, according to...

  • Plane from Taiwan at LAX cleared after bomb threat, officials say
    Plane from Taiwan at LAX cleared after bomb threat, officials say

    An EVA Air flight en route to Los Angeles from Taipei was the target Tuesday of a bomb threat that turned out to be false, authorities said. 

    Shortly after landing at LAX about 3:40 p.m., EVA Air Flight 12 was taken to a secure area as airport officials and federal agents investigated the threat,...

  • Two O.C. men wanted to become martyrs, fight for Islamic State, feds allege
    Two O.C. men wanted to become martyrs, fight for Islamic State, feds allege

    On the last Friday of April, after prayer services at a mosque in Orange County, two friends spoke on the phone.It was not a light-hearted conversation.They spoke enthusiastically about Islamic State, the brutal extremist group fighting to take control of lands in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the...

  • American Airlines flight returns safely to LAX after reporting issue in cockpit
    American Airlines flight returns safely to LAX after reporting issue in cockpit

    An American Airlines flight headed to Boston has landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport after reporting a problem in the cockpit.

    Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman, said the Boeing 737 reported equipment issues after leaving LAX en route to Boston's Logan International Airport.

    It appears...

  • Jetliner makes emergency return to LAX after fuel spill at terminal

    A Honolulu-bound jetliner that leaked hundreds of gallons of fuel at a passenger terminal before takeoff returned to Los Angeles International Airport on Monday afternoon after a fuel warning light activated in the cockpit, sources said.

    Hawaiian Airlines Flight 3, an Airbus A330 with 300 people...

  • Plane makes emergency landing at LAX

    A Delta Airline jet made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday morning after experiencing mechanical problems, officials said.

    Flight 1471A was scheduled to leave LAX at 5:35 a.m. for Atlanta, according to Delta's website.  At 6:06 a.m., the pilot radioed "electrical...

  • Driving to LAX this weekend? Expect road closures, traffic tie-ups

    Multiple road closures near Los Angeles International airport will slow traffic in the area through Sunday, airport officials said.

    Street resurfacing work has shut down a portion of Westchester Parkway between Pershing Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard.

    Additional closures include Stanmoor Drive and...

  • United Airlines is getting an LAX makeover and yes, there will be charging stations
    United Airlines is getting an LAX makeover and yes, there will be charging stations

    United Airliness will embark on a $573-million upgrade of Terminals 7 and 8 at Los Angeles International Airport  that will include a new check-in area and a redone baggage claim.

    The renovations, scheduled to be completed in December 2017, will also include an expanded security screening checkpoint...

  • Plane forced to land at LAX after landing gear malfunction
    Plane forced to land at LAX after landing gear malfunction

    A SkyWest Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing Monday morning at Los Angeles International Airport after its pilot reported mechanical problems, officials said.

    Flight 5316 departed from Monterey about 6:50 a.m. with 43 people on board and was heading to Los Angeles, when the...

  • $40-million stormwater project targets polluted runoff at LAX
    $40-million stormwater project targets polluted runoff at LAX

    Millions of gallons of polluted stormwater runoff from Los Angeles International Airport will be treated and cleaned before washing into the Pacific Ocean or working its way into L.A.'s groundwater basin, according to an agreement signed Thursday by city and airport officials.

    After five years...

  • Man stabbed in face near LAX's international terminal
    Man stabbed in face near LAX's international terminal

    Police have arrested a man for attempted murder after he stabbed a man in the face at Los Angeles International Airport early Friday.

    The attack occurred about 12:30 a.m. curbside on the upper level between the Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 3, where a man was waiting to pick his...

  • Airline food workers strike at LAX
    Airline food workers strike at LAX

    More than 100 workers who prepare food for airlines flying out of Los Angeles International Airport went on strike Tuesday, saying they are overworked and lack the proper equipment to do their jobs, union organizers said.

    The strike by employees of airline caterer Flying Food Group is scheduled...

  • Timothy Law Snyder chosen to lead Loyola Marymount University
    Timothy Law Snyder chosen to lead Loyola Marymount University

    The Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees has selected a former administrator from another Jesuit institution to lead the Los Angeles campus, officials announced Friday.

    Timothy Law Snyder will be the 16th president when he takes over in June. He will replace David W. Burcham, who has served...

  • Record heat will have L.A. Marathon runners blazing
    Record heat will have L.A. Marathon runners blazing

    About 26,000 people are expected to participate in Sunday's 30th annual Los Angeles Marathon, braving record-breaking temperatures as a heat wave that has broiled the region continues for the third straight day.

    Runners from all 50 states and 55 different countries will take to the streets in the...

  • Boys' baskeball: Akil Hall Reese is cleared to play for Westchester

    Akil Hall Reese, a 6-foot-3 senior guard who was a key player for Westchester's City Section runner-up team last season, was cleared on Thursday by his doctor to return to playing.

    He has spent all season trying to recover from a torn ACL suffered during the summer.

    He has engaged in light practices...

  • False announcement of LAX gunman sends dozens running onto tarmac
    False announcement of LAX gunman sends dozens running onto tarmac

    A false report about a gunman that sent passengers fleeing at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday has been blamed on a person in the terminal area, not the police or airport officials, authorities said.

    The panic occurred about 9 a.m. as police pursued and arrested a motorist outside Terminal...

  • Scorpion stings passenger, delays flight from Los Angeles to Portland
    Scorpion stings passenger, delays flight from Los Angeles to Portland

    An Alaska Airlines jetliner had to turn back to the gate before takeoff Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport after a scorpion stung a woman on the hand, officials said.

    Flight 567 to Portland, Ore., was taxiing to the runway for a 7:50 p.m. departure when the passenger was stung, said...

  • Denver and JFK beat out LAX as the least accessible airports
    Denver and JFK beat out LAX as the least accessible airports

    Here’s surprising news for local travelers: Los Angeles International Airport is not the least accessible airport in the world.

    That dubious distinction falls on Denver International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, according to a ranking of the world’s 30 busiest...

  • Cal State Long Beach student arrested in baggage thefts at LAX
    Cal State Long Beach student arrested in baggage thefts at LAX

    A Cal State Long Beach student has been charged with burglary and police said he may be responsible for a recent uptick in baggage thefts at Los Angeles International Airport.

    Ryan Green, 23, was arrested Sunday during a surveillance operation launched by authorities after baggage thefts increased,...

  • Los Angeles World Airports head Gina Marie Lindsey to retire
    Los Angeles World Airports head Gina Marie Lindsey to retire

    Los Angeles airport Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey, who has overseen a massive and ongoing modernization of LAX for nearly eight years, announced Tuesday that she will retire in the spring.

    "This is an appropriate time for a transition," said Lindsey, 60. "The next executive director will...

  • Exec overseeing LAX's big modernization is retiring
    Exec overseeing LAX's big modernization is retiring

    Los Angeles airport Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey, who has overseen the ongoing modernization of LAX for almost eight years, announced Tuesday that she will retire effective this spring.

    "This is an appropriate time for a transition," said Lindsey, who has worked for 39 years, 33 of them...

  • Beacon technology to target Union Station visitors with help, commerce
    Beacon technology to target Union Station visitors with help, commerce

    Soon, walking into Los Angeles Union Station could prompt a highly personalized cellphone message that goes something like this: "Welcome to Union Station. For the Metro Red Line, take the escalator to your right."

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is developing a plan to place as many...

  • LAX: Qantas' sleek first-class lounge is newest at Bradley terminal
    LAX: Qantas' sleek first-class lounge is newest at Bradley terminal

    At the new Qantas first-class lounge at Los Angeles International Airport, you can relax, eat, work, freshen up with a shower -- all in remarkable style.

    Qantas opened its First Lounge last month at the airport's Tom Bradley International Terminal. It's for first-class passengers and top-tier Qantas...

  • More than 200 California flights canceled on 2nd day of Northeast storm
    More than 200 California flights canceled on 2nd day of Northeast storm

    For the second consecutive day, a powerful winter storm blanketing the Northeast has spurred the cancellation of hundreds of flights going to or from California.

    At least 106 flights to or from Los Angeles International Airport and 99 flights to or from San Francisco International Airport were...

  • Airport Police union criticizes LAPD over luggage-theft probe
    Airport Police union criticizes LAPD over luggage-theft probe

    Police touted the raids as breaking up one of the biggest property thefts in Los Angeles International Airport history.

    But nearly a year after Airport Police announced that as many as two dozen baggage handlers were involved in a scheme to steal from travelers, no one has been charged with stealing...

  • Delta Flight 2116 makes emergency landing at LAX
    Delta Flight 2116 makes emergency landing at LAX

    A Delta Air Lines jet has landed safely after a midair scare forced an emergency return to Los Angeles International Airport.

    Carrying 152 people, Delta Flight 2116 landed at LAX just after 9:30 a.m. after circling above Southern California to burn fuel as a precaution, the FAA said.

    15 destinations...

  • L.A. artist paints tribute to ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott
    L.A. artist paints tribute to ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott

    Stuart Scott was born in Chicago, bled "Carolina blue," and gained national acclaim by dropping exuberant catchphrases from inside a TV studio in Bristol, Conn.

    Over two decades, his urban vernacular and cooler-than-the-other-side-of-the-pillow style amassed fans across America — including Los...

  • Expect Century Boulevard lane closures at LAX's busiest entrance this week
    Expect Century Boulevard lane closures at LAX's busiest entrance this week

    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is warning travelers that they may encounter nighttime delays at the airport's busiest entrance on Century Boulevard starting Jan. 5.

    The anticipated delays come at the tail-end of the year-end holiday crush, which, from the airport's perspective, ended Friday.

    ...

  • Federal prosecutors to seek death penalty in fatal LAX shooting
    Federal prosecutors to seek death penalty in fatal LAX shooting

    Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man charged in the deadly 2013 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, according to court documents filed Friday.

    Paul Anthony Ciancia, 24, was charged with 11 federal counts in connection with the Nov. 1, 2013, attack that killed...

  • L.A. officials offer ways of getting rid of Christmas trees
    L.A. officials offer ways of getting rid of Christmas trees

    Los Angeles residents looking to discard their Christmas trees will have several options for making sure they are collected by city sanitation crews, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday.

    Angelenos who have city trash pickup may cut up the trees and put the assorted parts into the green bin. City crews...

  • Holiday travel at LAX: Santa, stress dogs and the possibility of delays
    Holiday travel at LAX: Santa, stress dogs and the possibility of delays

    Though most of the holiday travel headaches Christmas Eve were reserved for fliers out of New York, Philadelphia and much of New England, crews at Los Angeles International Airport were prepared just the same.

    All week, Santa Claus has been roaming the terminals to snap photos with young passengers,...

  • Bomb squad investigates after 'suspicious item' spotted at LAX
    Bomb squad investigates after 'suspicious item' spotted at LAX

    A Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad was investigating Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious item was spotted inside a screening machine on the ticketing level of Terminal 4.

    Police were called to the airport around 3:45 p.m., but an LAX spokeswoman said...

  • 6 things to help ease your way through LAX this holiday season
    6 things to help ease your way through LAX this holiday season

    If the notion of almost 3 million fliers expected at Los Angeles International Airport has you in a panic, here are six ways to help you cope.

    Passenger levels are forecast to spike to 200,000 on some days, particularly in the run-up to Christmas and New Year's Eve.

    Relax. The idea is to get to...

  • Construction contract awarded for LAX midfield concourse
    Construction contract awarded for LAX midfield concourse

    The modernization of Los Angeles International Airport took a major step forward Thursday with approval of the construction contract for a $1.25-billion midfield concourse that will add 11 passenger gates to accommodate growing air travel.

    City airport commissioners also initiated preliminary planning...

  • Get ready for bigger crowds at LAX during the holidays
    Get ready for bigger crowds at LAX during the holidays

    Nearly 3 million passengers are expected to travel through Los Angeles International Airport for the Christmas and New Year's holiday period, a 4.1% increase over last year.

    The increase, forecast by airport officials, would make LAX the country's second-busiest airport for the holidays. Only Hartsfield-Jackson...

  • Home of the Day: Kwame Brown haunt in Playa del Rey
    Home of the Day: Kwame Brown haunt in Playa del Rey

    Clean lines and rows of glass lend to the streamlined look of this harbor-facing contemporary in Playa del Rey, which was once owned by professional basketball player Kwame Brown during his tenure with the Lakers. Adding to its NBA pedigree, the residence, with commanding views and multiple entertainer's...

  • Ontario airport is less crowded than LAX, but there's a price to pay
    Ontario airport is less crowded than LAX, but there's a price to pay

    Question: Using L.A./Ontario International Airport for flights is much more convenient for me than LAX. I can't understand why the cost of flights is so much higher at Ontario compared with LAX. I cannot stand the long drive to LAX and the crazy traffic in the airport. Ontario airport is a great...

  • Home of the Day: Kwame Brown haunt in Playa del Rey
    Home of the Day: Kwame Brown haunt in Playa del Rey

    The four-bedroom contemporary formerly owned by the ex-Laker features clean lines, larger entertainer's spaces and a rooftop deck.

  • 'King of Instagram' freed after arrest at LAX
    'King of Instagram' freed after arrest at LAX

    A millionaire poker player nicknamed the “King of Instagram” was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday night on weapons charges, police said.

    Dan Bilzerian, 34, is known for his playboy lifestyle and his frequent Instagram postings that feature scantily clad or naked women, weapons...

  • LAX shooting: Prosecutors expect death penalty decision by early January
    LAX shooting: Prosecutors expect death penalty decision by early January

    Federal prosecutors expect to know by early January whether they'll seek the death penalty against the 24-year-old man charged in last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. 

    Prosecutors told a judge Monday that they were still waiting to hear from the Justice Department regarding...

  • LAX increases market share as that of Ontario airport, others shrink
    LAX increases market share as that of Ontario airport, others shrink

    Most airports in the area are growing again, but figures released Monday underscore just how much Los Angeles International Airport dominates the market and continues to frustrate the goals of a lawsuit settlement to spread airline traffic across the region.

    A new study presented to the Ontario...

  • You'll eat this up: Osteria, L.A. beer maker coming to LAX's Terminal 6
    You'll eat this up: Osteria, L.A. beer maker coming to LAX's Terminal 6

    Eighteen new restaurants, shops and services are coming to spiff up 53-year-old Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

    The terminal currently serves Alaska Airlines, US Airways,  Panamanian carrier Copa and Great Lakes Airlines. The makeover boosts the number of dining options from...

  • L.A. drivers to face nation's worst traffic on day before Thanksgiving
    L.A. drivers to face nation's worst traffic on day before Thanksgiving

    Angelenos will face the worst traffic in the country on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, with trips in the region projected to take 36% longer than average, a new report finds.

    Los Angeles tops the list of the nation’s most-congested cities this Thanksgiving season, with delays exceeding the...

  • Orbitz predicts LAX will be busiest airport in U.S. over Thanksgiving
    Orbitz predicts LAX will be busiest airport in U.S. over Thanksgiving

    Orbitz makes this forecast for people who will be flying over Thanksgiving: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will be the busiest in the nation and John Wayne Airport (SNA) among the least-crowded.

    It's the second year that LAX was predicted to be the top airport based on passenger volume....

  • American Airlines makes a move to dominate at LAX
    American Airlines makes a move to dominate at LAX

    American Airlines is the largest carrier at Los Angeles International Airport, and it wants to put a stranglehold on that position.

    The Fort Worth-based airline took steps to secure that post last week by moving its operations closer to its merger partner US Airways. The two carriers previously...

  • Fuel truck driver at LAX becomes trapped in crash with airplane
    Fuel truck driver at LAX becomes trapped in crash with airplane

    The driver of a fuel truck became trapped when his vehicle crashed into an unoccupied airplane at Los Angeles International Airport, fire authorities said.

    The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m. at Terminal 4, said Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The driver was quickly extricated...

  • Would you book a smaller, "Economy Minus" seat to save money?
    Would you book a smaller, "Economy Minus" seat to save money?

    United Airlines launched a new concept 15 years ago called Economy Plus, an airline seat that gives fliers a few more inches of legroom for a higher price.

    It has been so popular that other airlines have copied the idea. America Airlines offers “Main Cabin Extra” and Delta Air Lines has “Economy...

  • Boys' basketball: Westchester will be heard from in City Section

    For some reason, Westchester has been missing from top 20 preseason lists in prep basketball. That would be a mistake.

    The Coments return point guard Ellis Salahuddin, plus have lots of size with 6-6 L'Kielynn Taylor, 6-8 Keith Fisher, 6-7 Calvin Fletcher and 6-5 Evan Council.

    Junior guard Terrell...

  • Sick passenger who prompted Ebola scare at LAX recently visited Africa
    Sick passenger who prompted Ebola scare at LAX recently visited Africa

    Health officials determined the sick passenger who sparked an Ebola scare Sunday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport did not have the disease but had recently visited Africa.

    A female passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 703 that had departed from John F. Kennedy International Airport...

  • Arriving passenger at LAX found not to have Ebola
    Arriving passenger at LAX found not to have Ebola

    A United Airlines flight that landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday afternoon was diverted to a remote gate after a passenger on the plane exhibited "flu-like symptoms" associated with Ebola, but it was later determined the passenger was not at risk for the deadly virus.

    Before...

  • Obama lands at LAX; here's how to avoid dreaded motorcade
    Obama lands at LAX; here's how to avoid dreaded motorcade

    It's official: President Obama has landed, cue widespread lament on L.A.'s roadways.

    Air Force One touched down at Los Angeles International Airport shortly after 2 p.m., kicking off a two-day L.A. itinerary packed with fundraisers and public appearances.

    Tonight, Obama is headed for a fundraiser...

  • $25 million lawsuit in death of TSA officer shot 12 times at LAX
    $25 million lawsuit in death of TSA officer shot 12 times at LAX

    The family of a federal passenger screener who was shot to death at Los Angeles International Airport last November sued the city of Los Angeles for $25 million this week, alleging security lapses and unreasonable delays in medical care.

    The lawsuit filed Tuesday stems from the death of Gerardo...

  • Warning light prompts pilot to divert Southwest flight to LAX

    The pilot of a jet bound for Burbank on Sunday afternoon opted to divert the plane to LAX after a warning light indicated a possible mechanical problem.

    Southwest Airlines flight 1429 took off from Sacramento shortly after 4 p.m. and was heading toward Bob Hope Airport when a light in the cockpit...

  • Aeromexico jet blows tires, closes runway at LAX

    A runway at Los Angeles International Airport was closed Saturday morning after an Aeromexico jet blew two tires just before takeoff.

    None of the about 130 people on board Aeromexico Flight 18 were injured when the pilot aborted takeoff about 6:30 a.m., said Los Angeles World Airport spokeswoman...

  • Airport officials accused of bias against Ontario International
    Airport officials accused of bias against Ontario International

    A Riverside County congressman on Monday said he was offended by comments attributed in a lawsuit to a top Los Angeles airport official, who made insulting remarks about people living in the Inland Empire and their attempt to take control of LA/Ontario International Airport.

    If the quotes in the...

  • Reality TV show's filming equipment draws bomb squad at LAX
    Reality TV show's filming equipment draws bomb squad at LAX

    A bag of filming equipment for a reality TV show delayed a flight out of Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday when police were called about luggage with suspicious wires hanging out of it.

    Airport authorities received a call about the bag around 12:45 p.m., said LAX Police Sgt. Karla Ortiz....

  • L.A. City Council votes for minimum-wage hike to $15.37 at big hotels
    L.A. City Council votes for minimum-wage hike to $15.37 at big hotels

    Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers – one of the highest minimum wage requirements in the country.

    The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the wage requirements on large hotels, handing a major victory to organized labor...

  • Disabled Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing at LAX

    A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport after the plane's flaps malfunctioned.

    Flight 1704, which took off from Sacramento, was supposed to land at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank but was diverted to LAX, a spokesperson for Southwest said in...

  • At GOP convention, Swearengin says she's undecided on Kashkari
    At GOP convention, Swearengin says she's undecided on Kashkari

    The state Republican Party’s fall convention opened on a sour note Friday when the night’s keynote speaker acknowledged she might vote to reelect Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

    Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, the star of the evening’s tribute to Republican women and a candidate for state controller,...

  • California Republicans kick off convention in Los Angeles
    California Republicans kick off convention in Los Angeles

    Just weeks before California voters begin casting mail ballots, about 1,000 of the state’s Republicans will gather in Los Angeles this weekend at their biannual convention. This year’s theme: “Reclaim California.”

    It’s a tall order for a party that is struggling -- California Republicans remain...

  • It's crowded up there: Domestic flights filled to record level in June
    It's crowded up there: Domestic flights filled to record level in June

    The airline industry continues to squeeze domestic passengers into cabins at record rates while adding more seats for high-priced international flights, according to federal statistics released Monday.

    The percentage of seats filled on domestic flights reached a record average of 87.4% in June,...

  • Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop
    Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop

    Three commercial flights were diverted in the span of nine days recently because of passenger squabbles over reclining seats, prompting the question: Has shrinking legroom pushed fliers to their breaking point?

    But if more passengers are having meltdowns over airline service, federal statistics...

  • Home of the Day: Spanish style in Kentwood Bluffs
    Home of the Day: Spanish style in Kentwood Bluffs

    Wrought-iron balconies and a carriage door add a refined look to this Spanish-inspired home in the Kentwood Bluffs neighborhood of Westchester. Under 10-foot ceilings, the formal living and dining room areas pair crisp white interiors with dark Brazilian hardwood flooring. A second-floor master...

  • Man who shot wife is killed in subsequent shootout with police
    Man who shot wife is killed in subsequent shootout with police

    A man was shot and killed by police in Vermont Knolls after he shot his wife and then opened fire on responding officers, authorities said Monday.

    The man, whose identity was not immediately released, sustained "multiple gunshot wounds" and was pronounced dead outside his home in the 1100 block...

  • Deputy L.A. city attorney arrested on multiple child porn charges

    A deputy Los Angeles city attorney has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, authorities said Friday.

    Christopher Richard Garcia, 57, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home in San Pedro and booked on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography, said...

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