Arrive early! Labor Day travel crunch underway at LAX

With the Labor Day weekend travel rush beginning Friday, Los Angeles International Airport officials warned that roughly double the number of passengers are expected over the holiday period compared to last year, although air traffic will still be short of pre-pandemic holiday levels.

Hawaii governor urges visitors to stay away

Hawaii’s governor asked that visitors and residents reduce travel to the islands to essential business only while the state struggles to control COVID-19 as the highly contagious delta variant spreads in the community.

National forests closed as California wildfires surge

The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday that beginning on Aug. 22 it will close nine national forests from near Lake Tahoe at the Nevada border on the east all the way west to Six Rivers National Forest, which stretches north to the Oregon border and contains more than 1 million acres of land alone.