Passengers who empty their pockets to go through security at LAX leave behind a lot of coin in those little bins -- more than $7,400 in change in the last three months, Ian Gregor writes in a Daily Breeze feature. That seems to be more than at other airports, he finds, though no one knows why. "There's no reason to the madness," a Transportation Security Administration type tells him. Every few weeks the coins get turned into a money order that is sent to Washington.
It must be LAX feature day. In the Times, reporters Sharon Bernstein and Kurt Streeter leave her house in Studio City at the same time and try to see who can get to the airport first - her taking the freeway during the morning rush, or him by using public transportation. Spoiler below.
It's L.A., Jake -- the car always rules.