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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 08.24.2015 | 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 07.29.2015 | 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.

False Gunman Warning Sends Panicked LAX Passengers Fleeing Onto Tarmac

AP | Posted 02.16.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mistaken public announcement that a gunman was on the loose at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal sent about 20 passe...

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...

Airplane Stowaway Released From Jail Due To Overcrowding

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stowaway who was recently ordered to spend 117 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International A...

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...

Arrests Made In LAX Bag Theft Case

AP | Posted 03.27.2014 | Travel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police served more than two dozen search warrants and made multiple arrests as part of a months-long investigation into baggage t...

Communication Lapses Cited In Response To LAX Shooting: Report

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 03.18.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report on the emergency response to last year's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport cites serious shortcomings in com...

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...

Farewell To Things Remembered

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

I grew up around the LAX area, a zone divided between the South Bay and the Westside. Over the course of my life, I have witnessed many changes to my stomping ground.

Mundial Montréal #3: (Part Un) 'World Music Affaires!'

Marlon Regis | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

Without a chance to brush up on my poor speaking or understanding of French, I was whisked away from LA to Montréal, Canada after an invite came into my inbox to attend the 3rd annual world music conference/festival Mundial Montréal.

False Alarms At LAX Leads To Panicked Passengers

AP | ANDREW DALTON | Posted 11.25.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Operations were back to normal at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday following a car crash and false alarms that evacu...

Erroneous Gun Reports Prompt LAX Travelers To Evacuate

AP | By ANDREW DALTON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A loud auto crash that some passengers thought was shots being fired and an anonymous call reporting a gunman prompted evacuation...