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Long Beach's Willow Station to get 'eye-in-the-sky' surveillance tower

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Portable, “eye-in-the-sky” surveillance towers will be placed at four light-rail stations — including one in Long Beach — as part of security features being introduced throughout Metro’s public transit system.

Cameras mounted on SkyWatch towers will provide surveillance at the Willow Station in Long Beach along with stations at Aviation, Culver...

Long Beach's JFI Jets buys Florida aviation firm to boost flights to Cuba

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In part to build upon a fledgling effort offering chartered flights to Cuba, a Long Beach charter aviation firm JFI Jets has acquired ACP Jets, a private aviation firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Both companies are privately held and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The combined company will be able to provide charter flights,...

SeaWorld expansion of orca tanks up for Coastal Commission vote today

Los Angeles Times on . Posted in Local


The California Coastal Commission is set to vote Thursday on whether SeaWorld San Diego should be allowed to build larger tanks for the park's killer whales.

The marine-based theme park company has proposed a project to replace its existing 1.7 million-gallon tank holding facility with a new 450,000-gallon pool and a 5.2-million gallon tank to hold...