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  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss LAX shooting report's criticisms, response

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss LAX shooting report's criticisms, response
    Join Times staff writers Dan Weikel and Laura J. Nelson for an L.A. Now Live online discussion Wednesday at 11 a.m. about a new report on last year's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport that is critical of the communication and coordination...
  • Union urges arming TSA officers after LAX shooting

    Union urges arming TSA officers after LAX shooting
    When Congress formed the Transportation Security Administration two months after 9/11, the agency's mission was clear: Its officers would not carry guns or make arrests. Instead, they would focus on screening passengers for weapons, bombs and other...
  • Video: People ignoring warning lights at Burbank Metrolink

    In a drive to combat pedestrian fatalities, Los Angeles County transit officials unveiled a video Tuesday showing dozens of people walking, running, bicycling -- and in one case, rolling in a wheelchair -- across dangerous railroad tracks despite flashing...
  • Rep. Schiff critical of federal report urging voluntary approach to helicopter issues

    Rep. Schiff critical of federal report urging voluntary approach to helicopter issues
    A new federal report recommends taking a voluntary approach rather than government regulation to reduce the noise and safety risks of low-flying helicopters over neighborhoods across the Los Angeles Basin. The study by the Federal Aviation...
  • Rep. Adam Schiff asks Metrolink to assess yard's health risks

    Rep. Adam Schiff asks Metrolink to assess yard's health risks
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Thursday called on Metrolink to assess the health risks of air pollution on neighborhoods surrounding the commuter railroad's central maintenance yard north of downtown Los Angeles. At a news conference, Schiff made the...
  • Plan ordered to save mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport

    Plan ordered to save mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport
    The Los Angeles City Council on Friday ordered local officials to develop a detailed plan to save a popular aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport. On a motion by Eric Garcetti, the council called on Los Angeles World Airports, the airport's...
  • Mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport threatened by budget cuts

    Mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport threatened by budget cuts
    A popular vocational center at Van Nuys Airport that has trained thousands of aviation mechanics during its 40-year history faces closure or relocation next year if the Los Angeles Unified School District can no longer afford to keep the facility open....
  • California bullet train groundbreaking faces new obstacles

    California bullet train groundbreaking faces new obstacles
    California's bullet train agency is facing a series of new regulatory and political problems that could jeopardize its July construction kickoff, which already has been delayed more than six months. The new challenges are coming from a private...
  • California high-speed rail bidding rules were changed

    California high-speed rail bidding rules were changed
    State high-speed rail officials acknowledged Thursday that they changed their rules for selecting a builder for the bullet train's first phase in the Central Valley, a shift that subsequently made it possible for a consortium led by Sylmar-based Tutor...
  • Judge rejects bid to halt California high-speed rail project

    Judge rejects bid to halt California high-speed rail project
    A Sacramento County judge has rejected a bid by agricultural interests to temporarily halt California's bullet train project in the Central Valley until a lawsuit can be decided. After a three-hour hearing, Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley on Friday...
  • L.A. council wants review of contractor linked to Chatsworth Metrolink crash

    L.A. council wants review of contractor linked to Chatsworth Metrolink crash
    After hearing from victims of the deadly Metrolink crash in Chatsworth, the Los Angeles City Council vowed Wednesday to look into a $160-million city contract awarded to a transportation company linked to the rail disaster. The crash killed 25 people,...
  • Van Nuys Airport gets $18.4 million to rebuild runway

    Van Nuys Airport gets $18.4 million to rebuild runway
    Van Nuys Airport, one of the busiest general aviation centers in the country, will receive an $18.4-million federal grant to reconstruct and replace its main runway, government officials announced Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration funds will...