Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Livermore airport task force prepares to report to council
By Bonita Brewer
THE CONTRA COSTA (CA) TIMES

A sharply divided group studying proposed expansion at Livermore Municipal Airport is expected to make recommendations this week to the Livermore City Council.

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My wife and I sit reading on our boat in a quiet inlet on Trinity Lake, all is warm and calm. We hear a personal watercraft and soon it is in our inlet with water flying everywhere and huge waves. The noise of the engine various from growling to shrieking as the vehicle zooms in and out of it?s own wake. The shore birds at first retreat and then fly off. I jump up to start the engine with the intent of running the damn thing down but reason takes over and we leave for nearby miles of unoccupied lake. As I settle down with the relatively quiet drone of the boat engine it occurs to me that the anger that I just experienced is the same anger that ground bound people feel when buzzed by aircraft.

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Thursday, November 25, 2004
County takes step on airport expansion
REPORT STUDY AREAS APPROVED FOR FACILITY IN SAN MARTIN
By Putsata Reang
The San Jose (CA) Mercury News

Santa Clara County edged a bit closer toward expanding its South County Airport after the board of supervisors on Tuesday narrowed the scope for an environmental review that will be required before any construction can begin.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Opinion
Airport plan built on guesses
By EDWARD BENDER
The San Diego (CA) North County Times

It’s projected that Lindbergh Field will exceed runway capacity by 2012 and that a new airport will not be available for at least 10 years. So we face a crisis. Or do we? The 2012 projection is based on “business as usual,” but business as usual is unlikely for a variety of reasons.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Ten Months Traffic Peaks at FYIA
Press Release

Fresno, CA – Strong summer passenger numbers have contributed to what will be a stellar year of travel at Fresno Yosemite International Airport. With 74,051 more passengers flowing through the airline gates so far in 2004 than the same ten month period in 2003, FYIA is on track for the best year in the Airports history.

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Monday, November 22, 2004
City doesn’t want bases considered for airport
By Janine Z??iga
The San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune

IMPERIAL BEACH ? The city has passed a resolution, despite objections from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, opposing the inclusion of active military bases in the airport site selection process.

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Friday, November 19, 2004
Need for new airport subject of flier
By KATHERINE MARKS
The North County (CA) Times

SAN DIEGO —- As part of an ongoing outreach campaign, the San Diego Regional Airport Authority has printed more than a million fliers aimed at educating the public about the need for a new regional airport.

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