Three people were killed when a helicopter reportedly involved in the filming of a reality show crashed in Acton over the weekend.
The crash at the Polsa Rosa Movie Ranch was reported at 3:40 a.m. Sunday by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
A company called Bongo Productions was ...
Sick and tired of helicopters flying low over your neighborhood?
California-based federal legislators, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein and U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, today introduced the "Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act" to restrict flight paths and limit how low choppers can fly.
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*The 10 Dumbest L.A. Criminals in 2012 (Slideshow).
The L.A. area has no shortage of intelligence-challenged suspects, but 2012 was a banner year for our annual look at our fave dumbest criminals.
From the L.A. city employee who claimed he was laid-up while engaging in pro athletics to t ... More >>
The LAPD really thinks you're retarded. Here's your chance to prove the department wrong.
You see, L.A. police officials are afraid that you'll be so wowed by the site of retired Space Shuttle Endeavour cruising above town on a 747 that you'll take your eyes off the road and crash your car Friday m ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with the pilot's ID. Headline has been modified. First posted at 6:28 p.m. Friday.
A small plane crashed in West Los Angeles today.
NBC Los Angeles reported the plane might have been en route to Santa Monica Airport when the crash happened shortly after 6 p.m.
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So cops can now fly unmanned aircraft known as drones, which could be used to peek into your backyard and maybe even into your window at night.
So will the LAPD, a pioneer in the use of helicopters for law enforcement, soon be buzzing drones over your house as you smoke your favorite herb and becom ... More >>
You almost feel bad for Adam Gardenhire, an 18-year-old North Hollywood kid.
He aimed his laser at "multiple aircraft" last month, authorities allege, and now he faces one of the first tests of a new federal law that bans such retardation.
It sound harmless, but pilots have been complaining that m ... More >>
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A flight en route to LAX turned around and landed at JFK airport in New York after striking dozens of birds on takeoff, prompting some to compare the episode to the "Miracle on the Hudson" that made pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger an inter ... More >>
In a move emblematic of the fierce competition for museumgoers, MOCA will follow the recent phenomenon of the LACMA Rock by importing a "heavier rock" transported from "much farther away," the museum announced in a statement.
For MOCA's installation, dubbed Elevated Math, artist Layne Christensen w ... More >>
Schweddy.Updated at the bottom with Baldwin saying he was singled out by a flight attendant for using his phone. First posted at 4:01 p.m. Monday.
Alec Baldwin tweeted today that he was pulled off an American Airlines flight at LAX for playing the uber-nerdy smartphone game Words With Friend ... More >>
Professional Helicopter Pilots AssociationBullseye.The L.A. County Board of Supervisors picked up the hot-button helicopter noise issue this week, adding their (somewhat meaningless) endorsement to the recently proposed House of Representatives bill that would "force the Federal Aviation Admi ... More >>
KGETGetting down up in the air.Remember that couple who "performed" sex while in mid-air, parachutes dangling from their backs?
Turns out they didn't do anything wrong.
(If that's the case, we see a potential business model here: Sex-skydive tourism; mile-high for a day).
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Red Bull USAWingsuits over Hollywood.The one percenters (okay, maybe they're 10 percenters) who live around the Hollywood sign have been pissed off at all the tourists who nose around their neighborhood because they happen to live ... near the friggin' Hollywood sign!
(Listen folks, don't m ... More >>
New York Times, circa 2007Still annoying.Update: L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl says he has some tricks up his sleeve to possibly take down the airport before 2015. Also, he calls it "a health emergency for the lungs of my people." More drama below.
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KGETThe mile high club was taken to a new high recently when a couple north of L.A. had sex while skydiving and apparently videotaped it.
The cops in Taft, California were investigating the stunt, reportedly conducted to get the attention of radio shock-jock Howard Stern, and the FAA was awa ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: As power seems to be coming back on, California electricity officials issue a "flex-alert" for the entire state.
A power outage affecting all of San Diego County has been reported today, and now we're seeing tweets that the lights have gone out in Dana Point, Laguna Ni ... More >>
FoxUpdated at the bottom: The California Independent System Operator will join the party, er we mean, investigations. First posted at 7:09 a.m.
When the power went out yesterday for a large swath of Southern California only days before the anniversary of 9/11, our thoughts naturally took us ... More >>
SZONE via FlickrYeah, we know. It sucks.The national media is in a tither this week over the concept of "helicopter traffic" in Los Angeles -- an offshoot of the ridiculous amount of buzz we received for Carmageddon.
Though the big 405 closure turned out to be an anticlimactic breeze, the m ... More >>
freshnessmag.comWe know, wrong sport. But she's got the right spirit, and looks damn good doin' it.Updated after the jump: Revenge banner reading "GIANTS SUCK" flies over Dodger Stadium! Plus, a shot of the "Beat L.A." original.
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Japan AirlinesIf you fly to Japan, will you be exposed to radiation, possibly in the not-so-friendly skies?
It's a possibility. But you won't hear that from U.S. officials. At least not yet. The U.S. State Department issued an alert last weekend telling Americans to avoid travel to the earth ... More >>
James at UniNot what you want to see on approach to LAX.Turns out LAX is the top airport in the nation for laser crime. That's right, the Federal Aviation Administration says it investigated 102 reports of lasers being - illegally, we might add - pointed at planes above our fair international ... More >>
A Robinson model R-44 like the one in last night's accidentOne Baldwin Park pigeon couldn't have seen it coming last night.
He was just cruisin' along, makin' his way up into admirable altitudes, watchin' the sun set and thinkin' about all the naughty things he wanted to do to the mother of ... More >>
CBS2Contrails or just a con job by the government and media?As far as conspiracy theories go, this one is huge, because it requires the cooperation of not only the U.S. Armed Forces, the Federal Aviation Administration and major airlines, but it also requires little old us to be in on the dea ... More >>
The solution to Los Angeles traffic congestion: flying cars.
The Federal Aviation Administration recently approved plans to move ahead with developing a highway-worthy airplane, according to CNN. The aircraft, called "The Transition", was created by Massachusetts-based company, Terrafugia. ... More >>
Winograd.Congressional candidate Marcy Winograd has formally asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a handful of mega-stars to stop flying via private jet in and out of Santa Monica Airport because of the pollution the planes cause for neighbors in the neighboring, L.A. city community of Mar Vi ... More >>
Not in My Back Sky The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked Santa Monica's ban of fast private jets from its municipal airport -- until an FAA review of the proposed restrictions is finished. L.A. TimesPorts o' No Call L.A.'s twin harbors can expect a 13.5 percent drop in traffic this yea ... More >>