California Supreme Court Grants Review in Landmark Vested Rights Case

By Mastagni Holstedt, APC The California Supreme Court has granted review in ACDSA v. Alameda County Employees Retirement Association (ACSDA), setting the stage for a landmark series of high court rulings on vested pension rights. Mastagni Holstedt, APC, which represents the ACDSA in the appeal, has filed friend of the court briefs in two other […] Read More »

A Numbers Game

On Friday, August 10, Richard Russell, an airport ground worker who learned how to fly planes from playing video games, took a Bombardier Q400 turboprop plane belonging to his employer, Horizon Air (an Alaska Airlines subsidiary), from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and crashed it on Ketron Island, located southwest of Tacoma, Washington.  Russell had full credentials […] Read More »


The Toxins We Breathe In

LAXPD officers often face safety threats as they work daily and diligently to protect the traveling public at Los Angeles International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest. The last thing they need is bodily threats from exposure to toxic air contaminants that can endanger their health. It’s time to change that. The Dangers Emissions from […] Read More »

Crystal Ball w/ Badge

What if LAXPD Had the Resources to Do Better?

Back in May, we applauded the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners’ decision to approve the building of a state-of-the art police facility that would consolidate all LAXPD operations in one 12-acre site. This major step forward in public safety at LAX shows the willingness of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to modernize the LAXPD to match the security needs of our massively expanding airport. Read More »

LAXPD Is Hiring!

With Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the midst of a $15 billion modernization effort to accommodate increased passengers, LAXPD is taking another step to keep up. It’s hiring! What airport police do is vital to the security of LAX, the second-busiest airport in the United States, and Van Nuys Regional Airport, one of the […] Read More »

LAAPOA on Fort Lauderdale Shooter

LOS ANGELES — The Fort Lauderdale Airport shooter gave his first public statement since the January 2017 incident when he shot and killed five people and injured six more. Notably, prosecutors revealed that the shooter had researched the layout of the Los Angeles International Airport three days prior to the shooting in Florida. His intentions […] Read More »

Employee Pension Plan

Dispelling Myths About the Pension Crisis

With reports indicating a $1.4 trillion funding deficit for state public pension systems nationwide, it’s painfully clear that America’s pension crisis is getting worse each year. Most states across the country simply don’t have the assets needed to cover the pension promises made to public employees, leaving many of them worried about the fate of their retirement futures and the future of the pension system in general. Read More »

LAX Run 2018 Medals

2018 Tommy Scott Memorial LAX Run Goes the Distance

On Sunday, April 29, more than 1,000 runners participated in the 2018 Tommy Scott Memorial 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon at LAX. Hosted by the Los Angeles Airport Police Athletics and Activities League in partnership with LAAPOA, Los Angeles World Airports and the Association of Airport Employees, and supported by a host of generous sponsors and volunteers, the event brought together athletes, law enforcement and local families for another successful run to remember. Read More »