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Inland Empire seeks to regain control of Ontario airport from L.A.
Inland Empire seeks to regain control of Ontario airport from L.A.

Accusing Los Angeles of breaking agreements to foster a network of regional air centers and build up L.A./Ontario International, Inland Empire officials went to court last week to regain control of the struggling airport. In a motion filed Friday, the city of Ontario asked a Riverside County Superior Court judge to order Los Angeles to relinquish the airport — the latest development in a year-old lawsuit and long-running political battle. Besides legal arguments, the city's court papers reference internal communications and other documents to portray Los Angeles leaders as insulting and rudely dismissive of Ontario's desire to protect the airport from decline as...

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