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  • Flying the less-friendly skies

    Flying the less-friendly skies
    One in an occasional series on the changing nature of work. Long ago — I'm talking in the 1960s — "stewardesses" were taught how to walk up stairs in heels and how to blow out a match after lighting a passenger's cigarette. They were...
  • Two from Pivot: 'Raising McCain,' 'Jersey Strong'

    Two from Pivot: 'Raising McCain,' 'Jersey Strong'
    Pivot, which styles itself as a network for millennials, has two more original shows going up Saturday, to join the sweetly melancholy Australian coming-of-age, coming-out comedy "Please Like Me." (The network is available locally on satellite and phone-...
  • Local pilot reported missing after his plane crashes in China

    Local pilot reported missing after his plane crashes in China
    A local aviator who lost his pilot’s license twice for buzzing the Santa Monica Pier and illegally selling rides to the public was missing Tuesday after his small plane crashed in northeast China, according to state news media. David G. Riggs...
  • Search continues for local pilot whose plane crashed in China

    Search continues for local pilot whose plane crashed in China
    A Southern California pilot who lost his license twice for buzzing the Santa Monica Pier and illegally selling rides to the public remains missing after his small plane crashed in northeast China. David G. Riggs was reportedly flying a Lancair 320, a...
  • In-flight electronics ban may soon ease

     In-flight electronics ban may soon ease
    Airplane passengers might not have to stow away their tablets and smartphones during takeoffs and landings in the near future. A federal panel is expected to release recommendations Monday saying the use of some electronic devices is safe during...
  • Forest Service fights fires with aging tankers from another era

    Forest Service fights fires with aging tankers from another era
    FRESNO — The blaze near Yosemite National Park had incinerated scores of acres and was spreading fast. It was time, federal officials decided, to attack it from the air with all the resources at their command. As the nation's armada of air tankers...
  • Small plane crashes into hangar at Santa Monica Airport

    Small plane crashes into hangar at Santa Monica Airport
    A small plane landing at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday evening veered off the runway and struck a nearby hangar, authorities told The Times. The plane, a twin-engine Cessna Citation, went off the right side of the runway after landing at 6:20 p.m.,...
  • Santa Monica Airport crash sparks safety debate

    Santa Monica Airport crash sparks safety debate
    Santa Monica Airport is steeped in glamour and history. Douglas Aircraft Co. built its famous DC-3s there, and in 1924 it was the jumping off point for U.S. Army pilots who were the first to circumnavigate the globe by air. The first woman to fly the U....
  • Santa Monica Airport remains closed as crash probe continues

    Santa Monica Airport remained closed to flights Tuesday morning as Los Angeles County coroner's officials worked at the site of a deadly jet crash. The airport has been closed since Sunday evening, when a twin-engine Cessna Citation touched down and...
  • Effect of federal government shutdown limited at first; no panda cam

    Effect of federal government shutdown limited at first; no panda cam
    Americans awoke to the sound of one hand clapping on Tuesday. While local governments were open for business, the other hand, the federal government, was largely unavailable because of a partial shutdown that began at midnight. The full impact of the...
  • Government shutdown: FAA safety inspectors among those furloughed

    Government shutdown: FAA safety inspectors among those furloughed
    The Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic controllers will continue to work during the government shutdown, but more than 110 safety inspectors and other staff will be furloughed at airports across Southern California. The furloughs --...