US Airways is officially no more. Its merger with American Airlines became official on Monday, creating the world's largest airline carrier. US Airways is only the latest in a long line of airlines that have gone the way of the dinosaurs and are now extinct. Here are some of the more memorable ones.
Allegheny Airlines (1946-1979, changed name to USAir, which is now US Airways)
American Trans Air or ATA (1973-2008)
Braniff International Airways (1930-1982)
Canadian Airlines (1987-2000, acquired by Air Canada)
Continental Airlines (1934-2012, merged with United Airlines)
Eastern Air Lines (1926-1991)
Frontier Airlines (1950-1986, not related to the current Frontier Airlines)
Midway Airlines (1976-1991)
Midwest Airlines/Midwest Express (1948-2010, merged with Frontier Airlines)
Mohawk Airlines (1945-1972, acquired by Allegheny Airlines)
National Airlines (1934-1980, acquired by Pan Am)
New York Air (1980-87, merged with Continental Airlines)
North Central Airlines (1952-1979, merged with Southern Airways to form Republic Airlines, which later merged with Northwest Airlines)
Northwest Airlines (1927-2010, merged with Delta Air Lines)
Ozark Airlines (1950-1986, bought by TWA)
Pan Am (1927-1991)
People Express (1981-87, merged into Continental Airlines)
Pacific Southwest Airlines (1949-1988, merged with USAir)
Swissair (1931-2002, transferred to Crossair which became Swiss International Air Lines)
Trans European Airways or TEA (1971-1991)
Trans International Airlines/Transamerica Airlines (1947-1986)
Trans World Airlines or TWA (1925-2001, merged with American Airlines)
Vanguard Airlines (1994-2002)
Western Airlines (1925-1987, merged with Delta Air Lines)
It was a summer slam in Santa Barbara from what was once Hurricane Marie. Now it has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but the force coming in from the Pacific Ocean has roughed up some of our coastline.
A catalytic converter in a passing vehicle is suspected to be the cause of a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on the Harris Grade, near Lompoc. Firefighters were able to limit the blaze to less than 20 acres.
A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf and strong currents to Ventura County south and southeast-facing beaches this week. Rescuers are urging the public to be cautious while entering the water, but surfers are enjoying the bigger sets.