Transportation Security Administration

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Loaded 9mm Found in John Wayne Carry-on

    Last Monday, Nov. 25, someone tried to carry a loaded 9mm handgun onto a plane at John Wayne Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Can You Fly The Friendly Skies With Weed?

    There's an interesting article on that's making its way around the internets today. It quotes from the website for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which states that its officers "do not search for marijuana or other drugs." While TSA also states that if officers happen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Airport Wars: Throwing Star at John Wayne vs. Airsoft Handgun at Long Beach

    Our local airports usually escape the monthly Transportation Security Administration (TSA) roundup of guns, knives and other prohibited items found at the nation's airports. But both registered in the most-recent TSA list, which includes a throwing star and Airsoft handgun found in carry-on baggage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Rebecca Lee McLaughlin Arraignment Delayed in Alleged Attempted Murder of Airport Officer

    See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on the arraignment being delayed but bail being set at half of what prosecutors wanted. Update No. 1 is on the charges the woman driver faces and the maximum sentence with a conviction.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 17, 3:24 P.M.: The big news out of John Wayne Airport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    [VIDEO:] Footage of TSA Test Flight Allowing Bats, Clubs and Small Knives Aboard Jetliner

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that as of April 25 airline passengers will be able to carry on board previously forbidden items such as small knives, golf clubs, hockey sticks, souvenir baseball bats and other sports equipment that currently must be checked in. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Ron Paul on Americans: "What happened to us? Why are we such wimps?"

    Ron Paul spit Libertarian fire at a youth rally Wednesday night in front of the packed westside stands at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium. For those familiar with Paul's platform, it was standard fare from the Texas congressman, who, unlike presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney, has preac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Better Call Glew: Can I Fly the Friendly Skies With a Bag of Weed?

    Jay Brockman​What are some of the safest places to hide evidence?First of all it is against the law for anyone to advise or assist you in any way to hide evidence of any crime.  My best piece of advice to you is to hire a full time attorney and bail bondsmen because you my friend are going to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    TSA Agents No Longer Get To See You Naked

    Bluefly​Soon, air travel will no longer require passengers to put on a virtual strip show.The Transportation Security Administration announced that over the next few months, full-body scanners at airports nationwide will be upgraded with new software that eliminates "passenger-speci ... More >>

  • News

    July 7, 2011

    Into the Emerald Triangle

    Travels with OC potrepreneur B. Lucky to California's marijuana breadbasket

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    One More Reason to Hate Flying: More Intense TSA Searches for Surgically Implanted Bombs

    ​Do you know an elderly person, who due to hip or knee replacements is wheeled into the TSA line at the airport, where he or she is subjected to a long, humiliating search? I do, and when recounting a recent horror story, I was topped by a woman who said her auntie was not only just removed from h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Kelly Janeth Mejia, Fullerton Cop, Placed on Paid Leave for Alleged Theft of iPad in Miami

    ​Fullerton police officer Kelly Janeth Mejia was arrested last month for allegedly stealing an iPad from another traveler at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Miami International Airport.This week, the six-year veteran of the department was placed on paid administrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    5 Ways the Airline Industry Has Given Up on Us

    ​It's no secret airline travel has gotten worse in recent years, even before the 9/11 gut check. Normally, businesses facing that perception from customers would change their ways.Recent developments suggest the airline industry is doing just that: by totally giving up on the flying public. Five w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Sanchez: GOP Put Partisanship Over Public Safety in Forcing TSA Nominee to Withdraw

    Before the sad face.​Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) is "saddened" to hear Erroll Southers has withdrawn his nomination for Assistant Secretary of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).Republicans, who can accomplish more as the minority party than Democrats can with vast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    The Border Patrol Gets Pimped Out On Reality T.V.

    If you didn't think reality television could get any more crass than the grating weekly doses of collagen-injected OC busybodies, guess again. ABC is scheduled to air its new border patrol  reality T.V. show during the same time slot as our desperate little OC housewives beginning in January. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2006

    Ask not for whom the (Radio Shack) bell tolls

    President Bush, as he never tires of reminding us, considers protecting the American people to be his top priority. So, how's that working out? The New York Times gives us an idea: Mismanagement of a $1 billion technology contract by the Transportation Security Administration resulted in the expendi ... More >>