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Amid LAX Panic, Zorro Appears And Police Freak Out

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.29.2016 | Weird News

Zorro appeared during the evacuation at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, and he didn’t receive a hero’s welcome. Instead, office...

'Loud Noises,' Mistaken For Gunfire, Cause Panic At LAX

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.29.2016 | Crime
Read More: Lax, Crime News

Reports of a security breach at Los Angeles International Airport prompted officials to evacuate hundreds of panicked travelers from the facility late...

Why Airports Aren't Just For Vacationers; From A Flight Attendant

David Anthony | Posted 06.30.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Earlier this morning, I ran through Terminal 4 of the Los Angeles international Airport in tears. And I'm not talking about just a few tears running d...

Drone Comes Within 200 Feet Of Passenger Jet Coming In To Land At LAX

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 03.19.2016 | Travel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported a drone aircraft nearly collided with the airliner on Friday on its lan...

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

Meeting David Bowie on a Plane

Joel Epstein | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment
Joel Epstein

This morning as I drove my father to LAX, he remembered meeting David Bowie some 30 or more years ago on a plane.

L.A.'s Transit Force Awakens

Joel Epstein | Posted 12.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

We are in a new era. One in which L.A.'s transit loving forces have awakened and taken back the city from the villainous Army of NO. And that is why I am optimistic about L.A.'s transit future and that the City will continue on the positive trajectory it has found over the past decade or so.

Photos of LAX From the 1980s Show Gritty Side of Travel

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 11.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden

Remember the good old days of passenger aviation, when stylish travelers breezed through security and arrived calmly at their destinations, not a sing...

L.A. Transcendental: 7 Blissful Places to Replenish Your Spirit

Paul Haddad | Posted 09.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

One of the biggest challenges of living in a city with 4 million souls is how to carve out a little piece of paradise where you can take a step back, take a deep breath and recalibrate your inner Chi.

Be a VIP at LAX!

Candace Mayeron | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Candace Mayeron

Even the most frazzled travelers are calmed once they realize a knowledgeable person is helping them find their destination. I love helping people in need. As it turns out, I'm also very good at it.

The Joy of Volunteering at the 5th Busiest Airport on the Planet

Leigh Briggin | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Leigh Briggin

Volunteering is the most fulfilling part of my life -- and I have a very good life! I have a great job, loving friends, and I'm financially stable. At the end of every shift, I leave the terminals with a high -- filled with gratitude for being able to help others. This has been an intriguing journey for me. Who knew that serving all these people over the course of three years, and more than 1,000 hours of volunteering, would end up giving me so much more than I could ever give to them?

My State of the City

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Live from La Casa de Joel, I am pleased to bring you my State of the City address.

Movie Night in Downtown LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With so much of our country mired in the nonsensical pablum that has paralyzed Washington and the news media (think Rudy Giuliani, Brian Williams and Bill O"Reilly), it is refreshing listening to a mayor who understands jive but doesn't give it to us.

Delta Airlines Passenger Devastated After Dog Disappears From Flight

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel

Delta Airlines passenger Frank Romano was waiting for his flight to take off from Los Angeles to Tampa, Florida, when he was informed that his dog had...

Flight Delayed After Passenger Discovers WiFi Named 'Al-Quida Free Terror'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel

On Sunday, an American Airlines flight was delayed after a passenger noticed a WiFi hotspot named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork [sic]" on her phone's...

Interview: Theodore Melfi and the Coming of St. Vincent

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having plumbed his own life for material for his new film, St. Vincent, writer-director Theodore Melfi could probably do the same thing with the story of how the film got made.

Seven Insanely Cool Tips for Fall Travel

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Fall is the artist spell, the interval to immerse in color and crisp air. It is the time to explore, without the crowds, so that vistas appear at Earth's first morning.

Proof That The Airport Is A Really Beautiful Place

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel

We spend a lot of time hating on airports. But while the end point may be beautiful, so is the journey that got you there. Such is the mantra of Jeffr...

The 'Un'American Way?

Jim Goldman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Jim Goldman

I'm writing this from an overly crowded bus taking me from American Airlines' "remote terminal" back to the main terminal at LAX. I wish I could say I...

Glitch In Air Traffic Control System Discovered

Reuters | Alwyn Scott and Joseph Menn | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) - A common design problem in the U.S. air traffic control system made it possible for a U-2 spy plane to spark a computer...

Feds: Flights Resume After Technical Issues Stop Planes From Departing LA

Posted 04.30.2014 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials say technical issues stopped all planes from departing from the Los Angeles area for more than an hour. In a...

REPORT: NFL Star Arrested At LAX

TMZ | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports

San Francisco 49ers superstar Aldon Smith was just arrested at LAX after allegedly yelling "bomb" in the airport terminal ... TMZ Sports has learned....

An Entire Day Of LAX Takeoffs In One Epic Photo

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel

If you want to know what a takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport looks like, just ask Mike Kelley. The L.A.-based photographer recently spe...

Just TAP and Spin Through the Unlocked Expo Line Turnstile

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Given our history, it's terrific to see a County Supervisor and others promoting, rather than deriding, transit ridership in LA. Still, I'd rather see expedited transit construction than read incredulous creative writing about how Metro is meeting artificially low ridership projections.

2013 Was A Record-Breaking Year For LA Tourism

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 03.09.2014 | Los Angeles

When the Endeavour space shuttle snaked through Los Angeles streets in 2012, locals marveled at the spectacle. But few likely realized the tourism bum...