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The PE: ONTARIO AIRPORT: L.A. ordered to hand over documents

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A traveler walks through Terminal 4 of the LA/Ontario International Airport in Ontario. (Stan Lim, File Photo)

Published: Dec. 16, 2014 – Updated: 5:55 p.m.

Los Angeles was ordered Tuesday to produce documents sought by Ontario in its lawsuit to regain control of Ontario International Airport, which Los Angeles has operated for decades.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: ONTARIO: Airport talks back on officials’ radar

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L.A. mayor, Inland city’s leaders resuming efforts to return facility to local ownership.

Published: Dec. 14, 2014 Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 8:15 a.m.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will meet in January with Ontario officials over stalled talks on the return of Ontario International Airport to the Inland city.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

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A US Airways plane arrives at Ontario International Airport in Ontario. (John Valenzuela — File Photo)

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 12/01/14, 11:33 AM PST | Updated: 15 secs ago

ONTARIO >> Negotiations over the control of LA/Ontario International Airport have collapsed, according to Alan Wapner.

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The PE: ONTARIO: Airport ruling now in judge’s hands

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Published: Nov. 19, 2014 Updated: 4:58 p.m.

The validity of decades-old agreements that gave ownership and control of Ontario International Airport to Los Angeles now await a judge’s decision after the window closed Wednesday on additional arguments.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: Ontario, Los Angeles make their cases in airport suit

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A passenger jet on approach to L.A./Ontario International Airport. (Staff file photo)

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/14/14, 1:28 PM PST | Updated: 54 secs ago

Admitting fault, attorneys for Ontario contended Friday that the Ontario airport never was sold to Los Angeles because the procedures followed by the local electors were flawed.

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Ontario International Airport

Passengers wait to board their flight to Dallas-Fort Worth, at Ontario International Airport July 25, 2014. (John Valenzuela — Staff photographer)

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/12/14, 7:59 PM PST | Updated: 38 secs ago

RIVERSIDE >> Ontario and Los Angeles are expected to make their cases Friday as to whether the sale of what is now L.A./Ontario International Airport should have been outright sold to Los Angeles nearly 30 years ago or should have gone to the public for a vote.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario councilman criticizes LAWA for exclusion in emergency training

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/03/14, 7:10 PM PST | Updated: 1 min ago

ONTARIO >> Councilman Alan Wapner is concerned politics is starting to get in the way of public safety at L.A./Ontario International Airport.

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DailyBulletin: Judge delays ruling in ONT lawsuit

Ontario International Airport

Passengers check in at an empty Terminal 2 at L.A./Ontario International Airport on Wednesday. (Will Lester — Staff Photographer)

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/31/14, 10:40 AM PDT | Updated: 1 min ago

RIVERSIDE >> Los Angeles has the deed for L.A./Ontario International Airport, but now the question is whether the city’s 1985 acquisition followed proper public procedure.

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SacBee: Opinion: L.A., Ontario squabbling over airport

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
10/30/2014 7:53 PM

ONTARIO – Ontario International Airport opened two large, modernistic terminals in the late 1990s to improve service in California’s fast-growing “Inland Empire” of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, replacing shabby facilities that would have embarrassed a Third World country.

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DailyBulletin: New allegations raised in ONT dispute

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/18/14, 9:02 PM PDT | Updated: 25 secs ago

RIVERSIDE >> Ontario has raised new allegations that purport to show a Los Angeles agency abandoned efforts to market L.A./Ontario International Airport in favor of multi-billion dollar projects at Los Angeles International Airport.

The allegations are raised in a court document filed by Ontario on Friday afternoon in Riverside Superior Court.

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DailyBulletin: FAA chief urges a quick resolution in Ontario airport dispute

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/18/14, 12:02 AM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> Michael Huerta, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration, said he cannot intervene in the L.A./Ontario International Airport dispute, but would like to see both sides come to a quick resolution.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario is back in court over airport dispute

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/17/14, 4:43 PM PDT | Updated: 41 secs ago

RIVERSIDE >> Ontario filed a motion Friday afternoon asking that a Riverside Superior Court judge deny Los Angeles’ request to dismiss a portion of the lawsuit involving LA/Ontario International Airport based on claims the statute of limitations has passed.

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DailyBulletin: LA/Ontario International Airport billboards questioned

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Documents cited by attorneys representing Ontario detail several instances in which Los Angeles World Airports appeared to direct key personnel to focus efforts on Los Angeles International Airport rather than ONT.

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/11/14, 9:21 PM PDT | Updated: 46 secs ago

ONTARIO >> A billboard marketing blitz will take off on Monday promoting flights out of LA/Ontario International Airport.

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DailyBulletin: Increased traffic frustrates ONT airport authority

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/06/14, 7:07 PM PDT | Updated: 1 min ago

ONTARIO >> Traffic at LA/Ontario International Airport is up — local and Los Angeles officials agree on that at least.

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Posted on Monday, October 6 at 6:20pm | By Bob Egelko

When police fatally shoot someone without justification, California law allows the victims’ estates to recover damages for economic losses, but not for the pain the victim suffered before death. That limitation will no longer apply in federal courts in the state, as the result of an order Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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InlandPolitics: Why are people so shocked over “Inbred Inland Empire” label ?

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Saturday, October 4, 2014 – 05:30 p.m.

I had to roll my eyes over all the outrage arising from the revelation that an official for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) referred to the Inland Empire as the “Inbred Inland Empire”.

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Published: Oct. 2, 2014 – Updated: 3:45 p.m.

Rep. Ken Calvert has appealed to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta’s Inland roots in a complaint letter about a Los Angeles airport official’s comment about the “inbred Inland Empire.”

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Los Angeles World Airports

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
and Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/30/14, 5:12 PM PDT | Updated: 5 hrs ago

Inland Empire elected officials are expressing shock and disappointment over a comment made by a top executive at Los Angeles World Airports in which he referred to the Inland Empire as the “inbred Inland Empire.”

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By Dan Weikel
September 30, 2014

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin on Tuesday called for hearings to explore whether officials have complied with a 2006 court settlement to facilitate the growth of all the city’s commercial airports, not just busy Los Angeles International.

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The PE: ONTARIO: ‘Inbred Inland Empire’ not aimed at region, airports exec claims

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Published: Sept. 29, 2014 Updated: 11:05 p.m.

Inland Rep. Ken Calvert wants a Los Angeles airport executive fired for using the term “inbred Inland Empire” and calling improvements at Ontario International Airport “a storied tale of charity toward the Inland Empire.”

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Cassie MacDuff

Published: Sept. 29, 2014 Updated: 9:35 p.m.

Los Angeles World Airports officials don’t like what I’ve written about Ontario International Airport.

That’s fine.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press-Eneterprise, click here.

LATimes: Inland Empire seeks to regain control of Ontario airport from L.A.

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Terminal 2 at Ontario International Airport is virtually empty amid a severe decline in passengers since 2007. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

By Dan Weikel
September 28, 2014

Accusing Los Angeles of breaking agreements to foster a network of regional air centers and build up L.A./Ontario International, Inland Empire officials went to court last week to regain control of the struggling airport.

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The PE: ONTARIO: Riverside judge asked to rule on ONT suit

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Ontario’s lawyers want her to uphold its right to sue for the return of local control of airport. Owner L.A. says it’s too late.

Published: Sept. 26, 2014 Updated: 11:08 p.m.

Ontario is asking a judge to unwind the city’s agreement with Los Angeles that gave L.A. control of Ontario International Airport, saying Ontario officials in 1967 and 1985 had no right to give up the airport forever and provide no way out of the contract.

To read story by Cassie MacDuff in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

LATimes: L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers

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By David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes
September 24, 2014

Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers — one of the highest minimum-wage requirements in the country.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario, Los Angeles to head back to court for ONT case

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Passengers wait to board their flight to Dallas-Fort Worth at Ontario International Airport in Ontario. (File photo by John Valenzuela – Staff Photographer)

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/15/14, 11:37 AM PDT | Updated: 1 min ago

RIVERSIDE >> The 1967 agreement which gave control of then Ontario International Airport to Los Angeles will be subject to legal scrutiny next month.

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DailyBulletin: Los Angeles files motion challenging Ontario airport dispute

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/13/14, 11:19 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> Attorneys for Ontario and Los Angeles will be back in court Monday morning for significant a motion involving the takeover of LA/Ontario International Airport.

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LATimes: Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Richard Alarcon to 180 days in jail

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Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon, were convicted in July of lying about where they lived so Alarcon could run for a seat on the council. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

By Soumya Karlamangla
September 9, 2014

Los Angeles County prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 180 days in County Jail and 1,000 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 – 12:22 am
Last Modified: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 – 12:31 am

It’s no secret that quite a few state legislators actually live outside districts they represent even though state law and constitution require them to reside in their districts.

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The PE: CASSIE MACDUFF: Freeing ONT won’t be cheap, fast or easy

Cassie MacDuff

Published: Aug. 15, 2014 – Updated: 10:38 p.m.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s willingness to transfer control of Ontario International Airport from the city of L.A. to a local airport authority gave Inland residents reason to cheer.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

LADailyNews: Los Angeles, police union agree on pay hike for new hires

By Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 08/12/14, 6:31 PM PDT |

The city reached a tentative agreement Tuesday with the Los Angeles Police Protective League over a portion of its new proposed contract that deals with the 1,000 officers hired over the past three years who were paid less than their counterparts.

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LATimes: LAPD watchdog to launch broad inquiry into misclassified crime stats

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By Joel Rubin, Ben Poston and David Zahniser
August 11, 2014

The Los Angeles Police Department’s civilian watchdog said Monday he would launch a broad inquiry into the accuracy of the agency’s crime statistics after a Times investigation revealed that the LAPD understated violent crime in the city.

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The Sun: Negotiations for control of ONT continue

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/04/14, 8:40 PM PDT |

ONTARIO >> Local officials say they continue to make progress with Los Angeles in negotiating for control of LA/Ontario International Airport.

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LATimes: Three NFL teams on a short lease: Might they respond to L.A.’s call?

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By Sam Farmer
July 19, 2014

San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders have stadium leases that could make move to L.A. viable

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OCRegister: Full $1 million Dorner reward won’t be paid

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Not all donors have made good on their pledges; recipients say city of L.A. isn’t making good on pledge to make up the difference.

BY BRIAN ROKOS / STAFF WRITER
Published: July 15, 2014 Updated: 10:23 p.m.

The entire $1 million reward offered for the capture of fugitive homicide suspect Christopher Dorner will not be paid out because some donors canceled their pledges when the terms – arrest and conviction – were not met, the Los Angeles mayor’s office said.

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LATimes: Los Angeles police officers vote to reject proposed contract extension

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The Los Angeles police officers union has rejected a proposed one-year contract extension agreement reached with city negotiators and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Joel Rubin, David Zahniser
July 12, 2014

Signaling frustration over issues surrounding pay and discipline, Los Angeles police officers rejected a proposed one-year contract extension reached with Mayor Eric Garcetti and city negotiators.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario, L.A. given more time to gather evidence in ONT case

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/05/14, 1:55 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> Citing the lack of progress in the last four months, a judge has given Ontario and Los Angeles more time to gather evidence in their dispute over control of L.A./Ontario International Airport.

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LATimes: Donald Sterling agrees to Clippers sale, will drop lawsuit against NBA

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Clippers owner Donald Sterling hasn’t spoken publicly about the team since his wife conducted a speedy sale of the franchise last week.

James Rainey
June 4, 2014

Donald Sterling has agreed to go along with the $2-billion sale of the Clippers negotiated by his wife, Shelly, in an agreement that will also lead the NBA to drop its administrative charges against the longtime team owners, Sterling’s attorney said Wednesday afternoon.

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The PE: REGION: Battle over control of Ontario airport heads back to court

Cassie MacDuff

By Cassie MacDuff, Staff Columnist
Published: May 31, 2014 Updated: 6:32 p.m.

Ontario’s lawsuit against Los Angeles to regain control of Ontario International Airport will be back in court next week.

Lawyers for the sparring sides are mum.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Ontario International Airport

Brian Sumers
Posted: 05/02/14, 7:05 PM PDT |

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport increased nearly 6 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the prior year, according to statistics released Friday by Los Angeles World Airports.

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DailyBulletin: Los Angeles sports scene riding a heat wave

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By Vincent Bonsignore, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 05/02/14, 11:58 PM PDT | Updated: 59 secs ago

The heat wave rolling through Southern California did more than send locals scurrying inside for cover.

It set the tone for one of the hottest, craziest sports weeks we can remember.

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VVDailyPress: LA councilman’s aide to be arraigned June 16

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April 20, 2014 11:38 AM
SHEA JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER

VICTORVILLE • An aide for Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks is scheduled to be arraigned June 16 following her arrest this month in connection with a Hesperia smoke shop attempted robbery, court records show.

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LATimes: L.A. faces three more years of deficits, budget official says

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Even if lawmakers limit spending, rising employee costs will drive deficits, analyst tells City Council members.

By David Zahniser
April 17, 2014, 9:21 p.m.

Los Angeles faces budget deficits through 2018 even if elected officials keep a lid on spending and secure new concessions from the workforce, the top financial analyst at City Hall warned Thursday.

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KPCC: Mayor Eric Garcetti: No raises for Los Angeles city workers

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Alice Walton | March 10th, 2014, 3:25pm

Speaking to KPCC Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti said he will run for re-election in 2017, but would not commit to serving out a second term if another office beckoned.

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KPCC: Los Angeles faces financial shortfall heading into next year

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Los Angeles is facing a multimillion-dollar deficit heading into the next fiscal year. (Parkinson)

Alice Walton | March 5th, 2014, 11:56am

The city of Los Angeles could be short hundreds of millions of dollars when it starts its next fiscal year in July, according to a financial report presented to the Los Angeles City Council Wednesday.

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DailyBulletin: Lawsuit over control of Ontario Airport to move forward

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/05/14, 11:01 AM PST | Updated: 5 hrs ago

RIVERSIDE >> Ontario is moving forward with its lawsuit seeking control of LA/Ontario International Airport after the city and Los Angeles were unable to reach an agreement.

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Ontario International Airport

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/31/14, 6:09 PM PST | Updated: 2 hrs ago

The future of L.A./Ontario International Airport remains in limbo.

A deal has yet to be reached about the airport’s ownership despite a Riverside Superior Court judge granting Los Angeles and Ontario almost two months to negotiate an agreement while a lawsuit was put on hold.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Tough report on Los Angeles has lessons for state

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 – 12:12 am

California, it’s been said, is a microcosm of what the rest of the nation will be like a few decades hence.

If true, Los Angeles is a microcosm of what California will be like. And it’s not a pretty picture, as a blue-ribbon commission makes clear.

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Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. wants the Los Angeles World Airports to work with Ontario to bring an end to the decline of the Ontario airport, which the Inland Empire city contends is due to the LAWA’s lack of support. The Associated Press

By Brian Sumers, Daily Breeze
Posted: 12/19/13, 6:07 PM PST | Updated: 3 hrs ago

Los Angeles should work with Ontario to improve passenger traffic numbers at L.A./Ontario International Airport, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein charged in a letter this week sent to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. The letter dated Wednesday did not address a lawsuit filed in June by the city of Ontario, which is seeking to regain control of the airport from Los Angeles, the facility’s manager since 1967. Earlier this month, the two sides agreed to put the suit on temporary hold as they work out a solution.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Ontario, LA agree to suspend airport lawsuit

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Los Angeles and Ontario will resume talks about returning the Ontario aiport to local control. (Terry Pierson/Staff Photographer)

December 05, 2013; 05:35 PM

Ontario’s lawsuit to regain control of Ontario International Airport from Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Airports was placed on temporary hold Thursday, Dec. 5, to allow the cities to try to settle the matter out of court.

To read story by Cassie MacDuff in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: Ontario airport efforts remain a non-starter

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – 01:30 p.m.

One has to give Ontario and San Bernardino County officials an “A” for effort. But give them an “F” for their naiveté.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario criticizes Garcetti for lack of attention to ONT airport

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/25/13, 1:00 PM PDT |

ONTARIO >> Councilman Alan Wapner said the city is losing its patience with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who they say has failed to address which governing body should have authority over LA/Ontario International Airport.

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LA Mayoral Candidate Antonio Villaraigosa Campaigns

In his latest new job, former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be a part-time professor at USC.

By Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 10/25/13, 12:36 PM PDT |

The week he began work as a Harvard University fellow and was hired as a consultant for Edelman public relations, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday was named a part-time professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

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DailyBulletin: Bad times for politicians, both national and local

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By Doug McIntyre, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 10/19/13, 4:27 PM PDT |

It hasn’t been a good week for politicians.

First came the pathetic end to the slow motion train wreck known as the government shutdown. Then came an avalanche of scandals closer to home.

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DailyBulletin: Judge denies L.A. motion to dismiss Ontario airport suit

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A judge ruled in favor of the city of Ontario, allowing it to continue its battle for control of L.A./Ontario International Airport.

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/25/13, 2:58 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> A Superior Court judge has rejected a motion by Los Angeles to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Ontario to wrest control of the airport in its own backyard from L.A.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: RIVERSIDE: Hearing on Ontario airport scheduled for next week

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Cassie MacDuff

September 16, 2013

Norco resident Rebecca Hageman boarded a commercial flight from Oakland to LAX recently. The plane taxied toward the runway then stopped.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Ontario airport is focus of city talks

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Cassie MacDuff

August 26, 2013; 04:32 PM

Spotlights are shining on Ontario International Airport from many directions these days.

Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey got a visit from Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey and ONT’s part-time General Manager Jess Romo in mid-June to talk about the status of the airport.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff, in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: LAX consultant payments anger leader of ONT alliance

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/06/2013 09:17:36 PM PDT
Updated: 08/06/2013 09:17:45 PM PDT

ONTARIO — A prominent Inland Empire business leader is questioning Los Angeles International Airport’s management after it was revealed consultants there received lucrative perks.

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Money

By Brian Sumers, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/05/2013 07:24:18 PM PDT
Updated: 08/05/2013 08:08:30 PM PDT

Related: Los Angeles Airport Commission to weigh $240 million in construction support contracts

Consultants hired to manage construction projects at Los Angeles International Airport receive perks such as free housing, cars, furniture allowances and meal reimbursements, in addition to lucrative hourly rates of more than $300 per hour, a Los Angeles News Group analysis of monthly invoices show.

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LATimes: Report warns of steep traffic decline at Ontario airport

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A study finds that with traffic at Ontario airport plummeting, it could reach a point where recovery could be impossible.

By Dan Weikel
August 5, 2013, 12:05 a.m.

A persistent decline in passengers at L.A./Ontario International Airport has become so severe that the once-popular facility could reach a point where recovery would be almost impossible, Inland Empire officials warned Monday in a new report.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario making a case for LAX lawsuit

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By Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
liset.marquez@inlandnewspapers.com l @DBOntarioNow on Twitter
Posted: 07/18/2013 04:59:07 PM PDT
Updated: 07/18/2013 06:16:48 PM PDT

Special Section: ont

It was a move that may have left some perplexed — why would Ontario sue over a project involving an airport outside of San Bernardino County?

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By Brian Sumers, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/16/2013 05:59:18 PM PDT
Updated: 07/16/2013 06:18:53 PM PDT

Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey said she deserves to keep her job under new Mayor Eric Garcetti because she has turned around an inefficient city agency with “conflicting priorities,” according to a memo delivered to City Hall.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Monday, July 1, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom Monday Morning.

California Gas Tax now highest in U.S.

Keeping on a course of raising taxes as high as possible, California now has the highest excise tax on gasoline.

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DailyBulletin: LAWA board president denies request for ONT meeting

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By Liset Marquez
liset.marquez@inlandnewspapers.com | @DBOntarioNow on Twitter
Posted: 06/19/2013 07:10:39 PM PDT
Updated: 06/19/2013 07:13:11 PM PDT

ONTARIO — Don’t expect Los Angeles World Airports’ governing body to hold a board meeting at L.A./Ontario International Airport anytime soon.

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DailyBulletin: LA mayor asks Ontario to reopen negotiations for ONT

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With less than a month left in his term, Villaraigosa wants to reopen ONT negotiations

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/17/2013 12:45:37 PM PDT
Updated: 06/17/2013 10:10:19 PM PDT

View: Leon’s response | Villaraigosa’s response

Ontario officials are amused over Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s decision to send a time-sensitive document by regular mail asking to reopen negotiations over LA/Ontario International Airport.

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DailyBulletin: LAWA to launch ad campaign to draw travelers to ONT

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Los Angeles World Airports is planning to launch an ad campaign to attract travelers to L.A./Ontario International Airport. (File Photo)

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/04/2013 07:46:03 PM PDT
Updated: 06/04/2013 10:43:41 PM PDT

ONTARIO — A Los Angeles World Airports official on Tuesday declined to comment on a lawsuit filed Monday by Ontario, but instead said her agency is gearing up to launch a new advertising campaign to attract travelers to LA/Ontario International Airport.

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LAPD

By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press
Posted: 06/04/2013 02:58:56 PM PDT
Updated: 06/04/2013 05:06:19 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES—An internal review by the Los Angeles Police Department concluded that rogue ex-officer Christopher Dorner was justifiably fired, a lawyer who reviewed the findings told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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LATimes: Lawsuit against L.A. claims Ontario airport at ‘crisis point’

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By Dan Weikel
June 3, 2013, 3:10 p.m.

Alleging mismanagement, conflicts of interest and violations of a key agreement, Inland Empire officials Monday sued the city of Los Angeles in their effort to regain ownership of LA/Ontario International Airport, which has lost almost 40% of its passengers since 2007.

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DailyBulletin: Lawsuit challenges LAX environmental modernization plan

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A series of lawsuits challenging an environmental plan to modernize Los Angeles International Airport were filed Thursday (Staff photo)

Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion taking on LAWA
By Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/30/2013 12:33:17 PM PDT
Updated: 05/31/2013 09:50:28 AM PDT

PDFs: ARSAC petition | Ontario, San Bernardino County petition | SEIU petition

A series of lawsuits challenging an environmental plan to modernize Los Angeles International Airport were filed Thursday.

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DailyBulletin: Garcetti’s mayoral win could reopen negotiations on ONT control

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/28/2013 05:58:54 PM PDT
Updated: 05/28/2013 06:22:08 PM PDT

ONTARIO — Less than two months ago, Los Angeles and San Bernardino County officials were at the negotiating table, determining whether LA/Ontario International Airport will be returned to local control.

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DailyBulletin: Inland agencies protest LAX modernization plan

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/25/2013 07:23:25 PM PDT
Updated: 05/25/2013 07:32:49 PM PDT

San Bernardino County, Ontario and Culver City are asking the Los Angeles County Airport Land Use Commission to rescind its approval of plans to modernize Los Angeles International Airport.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario’s claim seeking to end agreement over ONT is rejected

Ontario International Airport

LA/Ontario International Airport. (File photo)

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/24/2013 05:59:56 PM PDT
Updated: 05/24/2013 06:01:15 PM PDT

Special Section: Ontario Airport

The claim by Ontario seeking to end its agreement over LA/Ontario International Airport has been rejected by the city of Los Angeles.

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DailyBulletin: L.A.’s next mayor to have regional impact

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LA/Ontario International Airport had once been projected to serve 30 million passengers by 2030. (Staff file photo)

By Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
@InlandGov on Twitter
Posted: 05/18/2013 04:28:16 PM PDT
Updated: 05/18/2013 04:35:54 PM PDT

Related: Union money looms big in L.A. mayor’s race

The next mayor of Los Angeles – City Councilman Eric Garcetti or City Controller Wendy Greuel – can be expected to have political influence well beyond their city’s limits.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario, San Bernardino County set to sue LAWA

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/17/2013 07:41:52 PM PDT
Updated: 05/17/2013 07:42:00 PM PDT

ONTARIO — Attorneys representing several cities and San Bernardino County opposed to a plan to modernize Los Angeles International Airport say they are in the process of filing a lawsuit against the agency that oversees LAX.

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InlandPolitics: MIT study throws water on Ontario Airport clamor

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Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 01:30 p.m.

It’s what you get when you rely on local economist John Husing as your cheerleader, not to mention area expert, in a fight to wrestle control of a regional airport from the city of Los Angeles.

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DailyBulletin: Los Angeles airport officials disappoint ONT supporters

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By Brian Sumers Staff Writer
brian.sumers@dailybreeze.com @briansumers on Twitter
Posted: 05/07/2013 06:50:20 PM PDT
Updated: 05/07/2013 07:32:30 PM PDT

Los Angeles World Airports officials have a suggestion for business leaders and politicians in the Inland Empire who want airlines to add flights at LA/Ontario International Airport: Open your checkbooks.

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Ontario International

Liset Marquez and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Posted: 05/07/2013 11:00:57 AM PDT
Updated: 05/07/2013 09:49:23 PM PDT

Ontario and the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will join Inglewood and Culver City in a legal battle over an environmental plan for LAX approved by the Los Angeles City Council last week.

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DailyBulletin: Los Angeles County officials urge local control of ONT

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An Alaska Airlines jet takes off from Ontario International Airport near the Ontario Convention Center. (File photo)

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/30/2013 11:37:47 AM PDT
Updated: 04/30/2013 07:36:59 PM PDT

Related: Two Los Angeles County supervisors push for local control of ONT | ONT special section
View: Agenda item | Agenda amendment | Ontario letter | ARSAC letter

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has joined more than 100 government entities and officials calling into question the management of L.A./Ontario International Airport and advocating it would be better under local control.

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DailyBulletin: Two Los Angeles County supervisors push for local control of ONT

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/29/2013 11:10:55 AM PDT
Updated: 04/29/2013 07:05:51 PM PDT

View: Agenda item

Special Section: Ontario airport Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Don Knabe and Mike Antonovich are recommending that the agency that oversees LA/Ontario International Airport return it to local control.

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LA DailyNews: Los Angeles CAO predicts long legal battle over the fate of ONT

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An Alaska Airlines jet takes off from Ontario International Airport near the Ontario Convention Center. (File photo)

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/23/2013 09:32:22 AM PDT
Updated: 04/23/2013 07:52:33 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES — With Ontario threatening to sue for control of LA/Ontario International Airport, Los Angeles council members were warned by the city’s top administrator on Tuesday that it could be in for a long legal battle before a resolution is reached.

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DailyBulletin: LA CAO says airport talks have been halted with Ontario

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/16/2013 07:12:16 PM PDT
Updated: 04/16/2013 07:45:22 PM PDT

Negotiations with Ontario for local control of LA/Ontario International Airport have ended, according to a report issued by Los Angeles’ top administrator to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

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DailyBulletin: LA CAO offers options on dealing with Ontario claim

City of Los Angeles Seal

Liset Marquez
Posted: 04/15/2013 08:26:15 PM PDT
Updated: 04/15/2013 08:26:53 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES – The city’s top administrator issued a report Monday to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa detailing what action it and Los Angeles World Airports should take in response to Ontario’s claim to get control of LA/Ontario International Airport.

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Ontario International Airport

An Alaska Airlines jet takes off from Ontario International Airport near the Ontario Convention Center. (File photo)

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/11/2013 10:22:54 AM PDT

View: Ontario letter to LAWA | Ontario’s administrative claim to LAWA and City of Los Angeles
Special Section: Ontario Airport

ONTARIO — After rejecting a $474 million offer for LA/Ontario International Airport from LA, the city of Ontario intends to file a suit seeking the court invalidate a joint powers authority agreement the two entities have.

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DailyBulletin: Los Angeles looking for ‘appropriate compensation’ of ONT

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/06/2013 03:54:03 PM PDT
Updated: 04/06/2013 05:27:12 PM PDT

ONTARIO — It is a question that often comes up – why would Los Angeles World Airports want to keep a struggling airport rather than focus its attention entirely on modernizing the region’s largest airport, Los Angeles International?

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LATimes: Dorner reward: New conditions ‘extraordinary’ LAPD says

By Louis Sahagun and Joseph Serna
April 5, 2013, 5:36 p.m.

Three retired judges will determine who gets the $1-million Christopher Dorner reward, the Los Angeles Police Department said Friday. People have until April 19 to claim their portion of the money.

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By Brian Sumers Staff Writer
Posted: 03/15/2013 03:27:15 PM PDT
Updated: 03/15/2013 07:28:08 PM PDT

Concerned that the agency operating LAX could be illegally sending money to the city of Los Angeles, two Southern California congressmen are calling for a more thorough investigation and audit of Los Angeles World Airports’ spending patterns.

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