Posts Tagged ‘Westchester’

LAX People Mover to be privately built, financed and operated

November 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

Los Angeles International Airport managers announced Thursday they want to let private firms design, build, finance and run the new 2.5-mile People Mover. LAX will also use outside firms to build and operate a new centralized rental car center under a plan proposed by airport staff. It’s all part of a $5 billion project to […]

Military exercises extend LAX’s late-night flyovers in South L.A.

November 13, 2015 at 12:03 am

   The military air space west of Los Angeles International Airport will remain closed longer than originally expected, officials said, meaning South L.A. residents will have at least a few more nights of late-night flyovers. Originally scheduled to end Thursday, the closure has been extended until… Continue reading: – Los Angeles Times

Witnesses report seeing bright light streak across sky

November 8, 2015 at 8:43 am

   People all across Ventura and Los Angeles counties as well as other states reported seeing a bright light streak across the sky Saturday night. Continue reading:

Military activity diverts LAX flight path over residential area

November 7, 2015 at 10:47 am

Residents near Los Angeles International Airport will notice a slight change in overnight air traffic patterns beginning Friday night and continuing for the next seven days.  According to Los Angeles World Airports, the military airspace west of LAX is expected to be active for one week for unspecified reasons.  Continue reading:

Will your insurance protect you against El Nino flooding?

November 3, 2015 at 10:05 pm

County officials Tuesday urged residents to get smart about the risk of flooding, saying most homeowners’ policies will not protect against El Nino.  “It only takes a few inches of water in a home to cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage,” the Department of Public Works warned.  Flooding isn’t covered by most homeowners insurance. […]

‘Significant change in the weather’ coming Monday, forecasters say

November 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm

It may be time to start practicing for El Niño, as the National Weather Service is predicting the arrival of wintry conditions this week — with mentions of light rain, snow and gusty winds for the Los Angeles region in its forecast. “There will be a significant change in the weather pattern beginning Monday,” the […]

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

October 27, 2015 at 4:23 pm

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… Continue reading: – Los Angeles Times

All-clear after suspicious package found in administrative building at LAX

October 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Authorities have issued an all-clear after investigating a suspicious package in an administrative building at Los Angeles International Airport. Continue reading:

Car drives onto LAX runway, forcing jet to abort takeoff

October 14, 2015 at 9:32 am

A jet carrying 78 passengers and crew members had to abort a takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday when a car made a wrong turn onto a runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The unusual incident occurred about 11:50 a.m., around the same time that air traffic… Continue reading: – Los […]

More drones fly into LAX airspace, endangering aircraft

October 13, 2015 at 9:20 am

With drone sightings by airline pilots and intrusions into commercial airspace rising, the FAA is relying on education and ad campaigns to get the unmanned small aircraft to blend more safely into the aerial landscape. The FAA reported 650 drone sightings and near-misses of commercial aircraft in the first eight months of 2015, about four […]

Poll finds large majorities favor LAUSD charter expansion

October 12, 2015 at 10:09 am
Vander Brug, Brian –– – LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 23 2010: Supporters of charter schools demonstrate outside LAUSD offices before the school board decides which bidders from inside and outside the school district will run 18 new campuses as well as 12 persistently low–performing schools at LAUSD school board meeting Tuesday February 23 2010. (Brian Vander Brug/Los Angeles Times)

   Nearly 90 percent of Los Angeles residents support improving the city’s public education system, and almost three quarters of them favor expanding charter public schools, according to a poll commissioned by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the California Charter Schools California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) released this morning. Among the most notable findings of […]

Suspect in custody after high-speed chase ends in Westchester

October 10, 2015 at 8:00 am

A male suspect was taken into custody after a high-speed chase came to an end in Westchester Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading: