Dan Weikel covered local aviation, the California high-speed rail project, Metrolink, the MTA and regional transportation issues for the Los Angeles Times before leaving in 2017. He started with the newsroom in 1989 and previously covered courts and transportation in Orange County, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as substance abuse, environmental issues and law enforcement as a member of a project team. A native of San Diego, Weikel is a graduate of the UC Santa Barbara and the master’s program at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
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Environmental group sues after Trump administration scraps effort to protect West Coast sea animals
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s withdrawal of proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed or injured by sword-fishing nets on the West Coast.
Coastal Commission approves agreement to close last beach sand mining operation in mainland U.S.
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday unanimously approved an agreement to end the mining of beach sand in Monterey County — the last operation of its type in the mainland United States.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday joined the investigation into an Air Canada flight that almost landed on a San Francisco International taxiway crowded with four other jetliners.
Oxnard residents are fighting slag heaps, power plants and oil fields that mar the town’s beaches
Ventura County’s largest city is a coastal town where miles of power plants, vast tracts of farmland and private oil and gas holdings limit access to the shore.
A parking lot operator has sued the City of Los Angeles in an attempt to overturn approval of $5 billion in ground transportation improvements that are part of the ongoing modernization of Los Angeles International Airport.
Latest plane crash in Orange County is not the first accident related to John Wayne Airport
A twin engine Cessna with two aboard crashed on the 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa on Friday morning while coming in for a landing at John Wayne Airport.
The California Coastal Commission and an international cement company on Tuesday announced a proposed settlement that would end the mining of coastal sand in Monterey County — the last operation of its type on the mainland United States.
Trump administration cancels proposed limits on marine mammals and sea turtles trapped in fishing nets
The Trump administration announced Monday that it has canceled proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed or injured by sword-fishing nets on the West Coast.
The fight over how to connect the stub ends of two freeways has spawned anger and litigation for decades, pitting neighbor against neighbor in the San Gabriel Valley and nearby areas.