South L.A. Residents Frustrated by New Flight Paths at LAX

Thousands of people come every year to meditate and reflect at the Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, a South L.A. center that dubs itself “a spiritual oasis in the city.”

A jet comes in for landing at Los Angeles International Airport on April 15, 2008. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

A jet comes in for landing at Los Angeles International Airport on April 15, 2008. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

But this year, the tranquility of its green gardens and burbling fountains has been broken by a new and unwelcome sound: the repeated drone of passing jets and airplanes, often only minutes apart.

The noise has awoken and aggravated nearby residents, disrupted film shoots at the gardens and elsewhere, and spurred demands from local lawmakers for action.

And it hasn’t made it any easier to find inner peace.

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