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DailyBulletin: New allegations raised in ONT dispute

Los Angeles World Airports

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

FAA

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

Scales of Justice

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: ONT marketing campaign draws criticism

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A new billboard, part of a marketing campaign by Los Angeles World Airports, has gone up along the 57 Freeway in Pomona. Ontario’s name should be on top, one driver tweeted. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher — staff photographer)

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/14/14, 6:08 PM PDT | Updated: 1 min ago

ONTARIO >> There is growing skepticism about a newly launched billboard campaign meant to promote flights out of LA/Ontario International Airport.

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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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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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Ontario-Airport

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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City of Los Angeles Seal

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

Ken Calvert

Calvert

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.

DailyBulletin: Ontario City Council has smoothest meeting in months

Ontario

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/16/14, 9:03 PM PDT |

Ontario >> It seems that the storms in the City Council meetings have passed, with Tuesday night’s meeting going smoothly with no outbursts or deviation from the agenda.

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

Ontario International Airport

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

Court Filings

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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DailyBulletin: Paul Avila disrupts Ontario meeting repeatedly; police called

Ontario City Council

From left, Paul Avila, Jim Bowman and Mayor Paul Leon chat awkwardly at the end of the Ontario City Council’s third recess of the night. (David Allen/Staff)

By David Allen, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/04/14, 3:39 PM PDT |

Extraordinary things happened at Tuesday’s Ontario City Council meeting. For starters, the closed session grew so unruly that police were called in.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario City Council slaps sanctions on Councilman Paul Vincent Avila

Ontario

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/02/14, 11:18 PM PDT | Updated: 17 mins ago

ONTARIO >> From calling Councilwoman Debra Dorst-Porada “unattractive” to threatening to report City Attorney John Brown to the California State Bar, Councilman Paul Vincent Avila unleashed torrents of insults and accusations in council chambers again this week.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario City Council heats up with potential sanctions on councilman

Ontario

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/02/14, 11:18 PM PDT |

ONTARIO >> Councilman Paul Vincent Avila took center stage again at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening. From calling Councilwoman Debra Dorst-Porada “unattractive” to threatening to report City Attorney John Brown to the California State Bar, Avila unleashed torrents of insults and accusations against the rest of the council.

To read entire story, click here.

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.

DailyBulletin: Election season begins for Inland Empire municipal positions

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By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/05/14, 8:51 PM PDT | Updated: 29 secs ago

Across the Inland Empire, residents are filing papers to run for city councils.

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The Sun: Negotiations for control of ONT continue

Ontario International Airport

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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The Sun: Ontario airport, area hotels report some growth in 2014

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By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 07/27/14, 9:28 PM PDT | Updated: 37 secs ago

Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga hotels near the L.A./Ontario International Airport are reporting occupancy growth this year, as airport officials report some growth in passenger traffic during the first half of 2014.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario-Montclair schools superintendent James Hammond made $492K

Ontario-Montclair School District

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 07/25/14, 9:49 PM PDT |

The superintendent of the Ontario-Montclair School District is one of the most highly compensated superintendents in the state of California, according to data on public schools salaries published this week.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom this week. In case you missed it!

Riverside ends red-light cameras

The Riverside City Council has now fallen in-line with pretty much every other Inland city.

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Ontario International

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 07/08/14, 10:17 PM PDT | Updated: 43 secs ago

ONTARIO >> Following six consecutive years of decline, passenger traffic at LA/Ontario International Airports has apparently stabilized in the early part of 2014.

But members of the Ontario International Airport Authority are reluctant to equate the recent reports as good news for the medium-hub facility.

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DailyBulletin: ONT passenger traffic expected to remain steady for the year

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 07/03/14, 12:25 PM PDT | Updated: 33 secs ago

ONTARIO >> When the latest passenger traffic figures for L.A./Ontario International Airport were released, a different trend emerged from what the medium-hub facility has experienced in the past three years.

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DailyBulletin: ONT passenger traffic continues to slightly increase

Ontario International Airport

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin L.A./Ontario International Airport General Manager Jess Romo says he welcomes the recent passenger traffic figures which seem to indicate the medium hub facility is moving away from years of decline.

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 07/02/14, 9:32 PM PDT |

ONTARIO >> Jess Romo, general manager of LA/Ontario International Airport, says he welcomes the recent passenger traffic figures which reveal that the medium hub facility is moving away from years of decline.

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Ontario

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 07/01/14, 10:32 PM PDT | Updated: 27 secs ago

ONTARIO >> After a tumultuous few City Council sessions in recent weeks, Tuesday’s meeting saw a relatively short council agenda.

The two items that generated the most discussion dealt with Councilman Paul Vincent Avila and his issues with other council members.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario City Council passes budget for 2014-2015

Ontario

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/26/14, 10:21 PM PDT |

ONTARIO >> The City Council passed a nearly $470.25 million budget for 2014-15, an increase of $7.74 million over the current fiscal year, at a special meeting on Thursday evening.

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DailyBulletin: Wild card councilman keeps shuffling the deck in Ontario

Paul Avila

Paul Vincent Avila, an Ontario councilman, speaks during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s meeting. (Photo by David Allen)

By David Allen, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/19/14, 5:04 PM PDT | Updated: 1 min ago

You think the situation is tense in Iraq? Try an Ontario City Council meeting.

Like a bomb that might go off if mishandled, Tuesday’s meeting proceeded in relative calm but with quiet anxiety. In the final moments, Councilman Paul Vincent Avila, whose behavior has dominated recent meetings, asked a provoking question.

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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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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: Ontario ranks close to last in report on business friendliness

Ontario

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 03/27/14, 5:38 PM PDT |

A report by WalletHub.com, a personal finance social network, rated 150 cities in the United States to determine how easy it was to start a new business there. Ontario was ranked No. 141.

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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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DailyBulletin: ONT passenger traffic down 8 percent

Ontario International Airport

Passengers make their way through the terminal of the LA/Ontario International Airport in Ontario. File Photo

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/27/14, 7:00 PM PST |

ONTARIO >> For the first time since 1985, traffic at LA/Ontario International Airport has fallen below 4 million passengers annually.

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DailyBulletin: New Model Colony planned community in Ontario is moving forward

New-Model-Colony

Homes in the New Model Colony development in Ontario. Jennifer Cappuccio Maher — Staff Photographer

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/25/14, 10:09 AM PST | Updated: 19 secs ago

One of the largest master planned communities in Southern California history, developers say, is beginning to take shape in what was once former pasture and farmland in Ontario.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario airport authority remains hopeful for local control

Ontario International Airport

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/06/14, 3:53 PM PST |

ONTARIO >> For the first time in several months, Ontario and Los Angeles officials are expected to discuss the possibility of turning over control of LA/Ontario International Airport to a local agency.

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The PE: ONTARIO: More cuts expected for airport in 2014

Ontario International Airport

Passengers arrive and depart at Terminal 2 at Ontario International Airport.

BY CASSIE MACDUFF
January 03, 2014; 03:43 PM

The number of flights at Ontario International Airport will plunge steeply in the first three months of 2014.

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

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.

The PE: ONTARIO: Inland airport is not alone in its suffering

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

December 4, 2013

Ontario’s lawsuit to regain control of Ontario International Airport from Los Angeles World Airports is in court Thursday, Dec. 5, but only for schedule setting.

The suit likely won’t go to trial until fall 2014 — hardly the speedy resolution Ontario sought.

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

InlandPolitics: Ontario airport efforts remain a non-starter

Bugs Bunny

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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Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

October 28, 2013

Barbara Marmor was on her way from Ontario International Airport to Portland, Ore. on Oct. 10 to spend a weekend with her husband, who was already traveling.

As the Riverside resident awaited her 2:10 p.m. flight on Alaska Airlines, it was announced that the flight was canceled due to mechanical problems in Portland.

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

Long Beach Airport

A JetBlue plane touches down for a landing past the control tower at the Long Beach Airport. Thomas R. Cordova — staff photographer

By Brian Sumers, Daily Breeze
Posted: 10/28/13, 11:31 PM PDT |

A few weeks ago, for the first time, Nina Vir flew from Long Beach Airport. She hadn’t meant to try Long Beach — she only used the airport because she got a good deal — but Vir enjoyed the experience.

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

City of Los Angeles Seal

Ontario

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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The PE: Dan Bernstein: ONTARIO: It’s time to tell the truth about this airport

Ontario International Airport

Alone at last. ONT: the most exclusive international airport in the world. (Staff)

October 23, 2013

My wife and I spent the weekend in New York and New Jersey, where our bright, beautiful niece got married to a nice Jewish “Google dude.”

It was your basic turn-around trip: Leave Friday, return Monday. The logistics made our heads spin and our butts numb. They also reminded me how unique and, in some ways, exclusive, this part of the country really is.

To read column by Dan Bernstein in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: Ontario names Al Boling as new city manager

Ontario

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/02/13, 9:23 AM PDT |

ONTARIO >> The City Council has named deputy city manager Al Boling to succeed Chris Hughes as city manager.

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ontario airport

By Brian Sumers, Daily Breeze
Posted: 10/01/13, 5:36 PM PDT |

Westchester >> New Los Angeles airport commissioners questioned Los Angeles World Airports executives about falling passenger traffic at L.A./Ontario International Airport during a Tuesday meeting, but the seven members stopped short of signaling whether they would like to see the city sell the airport.

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DailyBulletin: ONT concession pact renews, cutting into airport revenues

By Brian Sumers, Daily Breeze
Posted: 09/30/13, 8:20 PM PDT |

Citing a lack of interest from other companies that run airport concessions, Los Angeles World Airports plans to essentially renew a contract with incumbent Delaware North at L.A./Ontario International Airport at a lower rate, according to an official document.

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The PE: ONTARIO: Passenger numbers plunge at Inland airport

Ontario International Airport

September 29, 2013

Passenger numbers plunged alarmingly at Ontario International Airport in August, down 14.68 percent compared to August 2012.

The setback is worse than Ontario International Airport Authority board members were told to expect that their Aug. 5 meeting.

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

DailyBulletin: Ontario city manager plans to retire at the end of the year

Ontario

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/26/13, 6:36 PM PDT |

ONTARIO >> Chris Hughes, the city manager for the past three years who has been at the helm of the battle for local control of L.A./Ontario International Airport – announced Thursday he will retire in December.

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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

Cassie MacDuff

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.

LATimes: Upland investor buys two Inland Empire office properties

Centerlake Plaza

Centerlake Plaza, a six-story building at 3401 Centerlake Drive in Ontario, is one of the buildings acquired by investor Michael G. Rademaker.

By Roger Vincent
September 17, 2013

In one of the largest office building sales of the year in the Inland Empire, investor Michael G. Rademaker has acquired buildings in Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga in a $26.6-million transaction.

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The PE: ONTARIO: Blunt talk on airport’s sharp decline

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

August 30, 2013; 05:01 PM

Inland officials spoke more bluntly about the crisis of declining passenger numbers at Ontario International Airport last week than I have heard them speak before.

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

DailyBulletin: LAWA to focus on new marketing campaigns for ONT

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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/27/13, 7:58 PM PDT |

In a rare disclosure, LA/Ontario International Airport’s general manager admitted the agency has not done enough to promote local use of the struggling facility.

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

Cassie MacDuff

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.

The PE: REDEVELOPMENT: State seeks to garnish Inland city’s revenue

Ontario

August 23, 2013; 05:55 PM

SACRAMENTO — Signaling a toughening line on local governments that refuse to transfer former redevelopment assets, the Brown administration this week moved to grab $21.7 million in sales-tax money from Ontario.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

As San Diego evolved from a sleepy Navy town into a big city with tourism, its major industry, its waterfront airport, became woefully inadequate.

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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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The PE: ONTARIO: Shabby airport condition called ‘criminally negligent’

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

August 05, 2013; 06:09 PM

Much has been written about the decline in passengers at Ontario International Airport.

But a video of the airport’s physical condition, shown at Monday’s meeting of the Ontario International Airport Authority, outraged board members and sparked accusations of criminal neglect by Los Angeles World Airports, owner of ONT and LAX.

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

DailyBulletin: ONT poised to lose more annual passengers

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/05/2013 10:47:26 PM PDT
Updated: 08/05/2013 11:56:42 PM PDT

ONTARIO — The ongoing downward spiral of passenger loss at LA/Ontario International Airport could reach a point where it can become impossible for the medium-hub facility to regain the traffic, aviation expert Bob Hazel told the Ontario International Airport Authority on Monday.

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LATimes: Report warns of steep traffic decline at Ontario airport

Ontario International Airport

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

Ontario

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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The PE: TRANSPORTATION: Rail link to Ontario airport studied

Ontario International Airport

Travelers leave Terminal 4 after arriving on May 16, 2012, at LA/Ontario International Airport. SANBAG has approved a half-million dollar study to explore rail access to the airport. (Staff Photo)

July 10, 2013; 05:49 PM

San Bernardino County transportation officials agreed on Wednesday, July 10, to spend nearly $600,000 on a study of potential ways to provide rail access to the LA/Ontario International Airport.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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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ontario airport

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/30/2013 07:06:01 PM PDT
Updated: 06/30/2013 07:36:25 PM PDT

ONTARIO — To what costs would the city be willing to go to wrestle back control of L.A./Ontario International Airport?

One city official said it could be in the millions with Ontario having already dedicated more than $1 million on SetONTfree — a social and governmental campaign promoting a transfer of ownership and tackling Los Angeles’ management of the airport.

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DailyBulletin: May passenger traffic plunges 9.3 percent at Ontario airport

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/28/2013 09:28:31 PM PDT
Updated: 06/28/2013 09:28:48 PM PDT

ONTARIO — May passenger traffic at L.A./Ontario International Airport declined 9.3 percent from the same month last year, making it the largest drop in monthly passenger traffic since October 2011.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario approved $462 million budget

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Staff report
Posted: 06/21/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT
Updated: 06/21/2013 11:26:34 AM PDT

ONTARIO – In a special meeting, the Ontario City Council passed a $462 million budget for 2013- 2014 without having to dip into its emergency reserves.

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DailyBulletin: ONT passenger traffic decline to enter sixth year

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Travelers pass through LA/Ontario International Airport on Monday June 4, 2012. (File Photo)

By Liset Marquez
liset.marquez@ inlandnewspapers.com @DBOntarioNow on Twitter
Posted: 06/20/2013 07:14:15 PM PDT
Updated: 06/20/2013 07:36:20 PM PDT

ONTARIO >> With no signs of turning the corner, L.A./Ontario International Airport will see a decline in air service for the sixth year in a row, according to a recent report to the Ontario International Airport Authority.

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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: Ontario-Montclair School District teachers reject contract offer

Ontario-Montclair School District

Beau Yarbrough, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/16/2013 07:06:21 AM PDT
Updated: 06/16/2013 09:48:29 PM PDT

ONTARIO — Ontario-Montclair teachers have rejected the district’s most recent contract offer.

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

Scales of Justice

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: ONT traffic figures down for April

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Passenger traffic activity continued to decline last month at LA/Ontario International Airport. (Staff photo)

Staff report
Posted: 05/30/2013 11:11:29 PM PDT
Updated: 05/30/2013 11:59:31 PM PDT

ONTARIO – Passengers traffic continued to decline last month at LA/Ontario International Airport.

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LAX

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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The PE: ONTARIO AIRPORT: Diminished service hinders Inland economic development

Ontario International Airport

People leave Terminal 4 at Ontario International Airport after arriving at their destinations in this 2012 file photo.(Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

May 21, 2013; 06:14 PM

When Ontario International Airport opened its two modern terminals in September 1998, many of Inland Southern California’s top business executives lauded the event as a great way to make a first impression on would-be customers and investors from out of town.

To read story by Jack Katzanek in The Press Enterprise, click here.