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  • Corporate jet center at Van Nuys Airport may signal rising market

    Corporate jet center at Van Nuys Airport may signal rising market
    In a sign that the market for private and corporate jets is recovering, a new aviation center offering conference rooms and other amenities for travelers opened Thursday at Van Nuys Airport. NetJets Inc., which sells individuals and companies shares in...
  • Bullet train authority steps up hiring to fill long-vacant posts

    Bullet train authority steps up hiring to fill long-vacant posts
    Plugging long-standing vacancies in its management team, the agency that plans to build the state bullet train system announced Monday the hiring of a chief administrative officer and seven other individuals to fill a variety of top executive posts....
  • 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...
  • Four years later, survivors of Metrolink crash still hurting

    Four years later, survivors of Metrolink crash still hurting
    Like other survivors from the crash of Metrolink 111, Mike Wiederkehr will never be the same. Before, the Burbank resident was a triathlete. After, he could no longer swim or run because of shoulder, knee and ankle injuries. He had to transfer from his...
  • Metrolink previews $200-million crash prevention system

    Metrolink previews $200-million crash prevention system
    Metrolink on Monday previewed a pioneering, $200-million crash prevention project for a top federal safety official, who expressed concern about railroad industry efforts to postpone deadlines for installing the sophisticated train safety system in...
  • Governor signs high-speed rail conflict-of-interest measure

    Governor signs high-speed rail conflict-of-interest measure
    Gov. Jerry Brownhas signed a bill that requires state high-speed rail officials to disclose their financial investments and eliminates a loophole that created potential conflicts of interest for the project’s board members. The legislation by...
  • 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,...
  • Winds trigger red-flag fire warnings for deserts, mountains

    Winds trigger red-flag fire warnings for deserts, mountains
    A low-pressure system moving inland is expected to bring gusty west winds, warm temperatures and a higher risk of fire Tuesday to the region’s mountains and deserts areas, according to the National Weather Service. Wind and red-flag warnings...
  • Police search for suspects in fatal Sherman Oaks shooting

    Los Angeles police are searching  for several suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old man outside a Sherman Oaks restaurant, authorities said Saturday. Lt. Jim Gavin of the LAPD's Van Nuys station said the victim, Raul Lopez, was ...
  • Najarian appeals his removal from Metrolink board

    Najarian appeals his removal from Metrolink board
    To his surprise and dismay, Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian has been replaced with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomason the Metrolink board of directors, where Najarian had served for six years. In one of his first acts as the new...
  • 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...