Here is a rundown of some of the news and events making headlines in the 11th District and beyond.
Councilman Bill Rosendahl introduced bloggers to a construction tour of the Bradley West Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Construction on the facility is the biggest public works project in the history of Los Angeles. The project is part of a $4.1 billion plan to modernize LAX and will be responsible for creating close to 40,000 direct and indirect jobs over the next seven years (source).
A comprehensive report regarding the state of LAX security since 9/11 was released earlier this month, reports The Argonaut. According to the report, LAX is safer overall but must continue to make improvements to security. Suggestions from the panel include enhancing collaboration between LAX security and LAPD, as well as updating emergency procedures and increasing the number of security guards. Many suggestions have already been implemented.
Mar Vista Community Council Board of Directors approved a motion to support urban bee keeping on Tuesday, according to an article at Mar Vista Patch. The council performed a six-month study on the issue before voting. Board member Maritza Przekop hopes Mar Vista’s model can be used as a template for other communities interested in the advantages of urban bee keeping.
The decision to close the historic Venice Post Office is still disgruntling Venice community members and making headlines. An article in the L.A. Times illustrates the area’s frustration with the decision, noting the post office was part of a New Deal infastructure project in the 1930’s.