A Dogfight over the Santa Monica Airport

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The City Council wants to shut down Santa Monica’s historic airport because increased jet traffic has increased noise, air pollution and fears of possible crashes. Private pilots and aviation interests want to keep it open. That’s led to competing propositions on next week’s ballot and emotions are running high. There could be regional impact – not just on air transport but development. But the FAA might have the last word.

Also, in the City of LA alone, there are ten million trees. How are they and the rest of Southern California’s urban forests surviving three years of drought?



Warren Olney