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November 25, 2013 | By Anne Harnagel
Fans of saxophonist Dave Koz will have an opportunity in September to join him and other talented musicians on a seven-night Alaska cruise. The “ Dave Koz and Friends at Sea” cruise begins and ends in Vancouver, Canada, with sightseeing stops in Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau and Ketchikan, Ala. Travelers will be able to mingle with the performers at a welcome cocktail party and at scheduled autograph sessions. The talent lineup includes trumpeter Chris Botti, saxophonists Mindy Abair and Gerald Albright and guitarist Earl Klugh, among others.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2010 | By T.L. Stanley
Fans of the late Phil Harris, the salty, tattooed captain who starred in the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," will still be able to see him doing the work he loved when the show launches its new season in April. Harris suffered a stroke late last month as he offloaded snow crabs from the Cornelia Marie in the port town of St. Paul, Alaska. He had been in an Anchorage hospital since then, where he died Tuesday night. He was 53. The popular show, one of many macho job reality series that dot the TV dial, had filmed more than half the new season when Harris fell ill. It's still unclear how the death will be handled in later episodes, a Discovery Channel spokesman said.
NEWS
April 7, 2011
Times reader "jkunimoto" shot this photo of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, during a trip to Fairbanks, Alaska. "I was not able to see the aurora at its fullest, but I was still happy to see something," she said. Aurora borealis occur when atomic particles in the Earth's upper atmosphere strike atoms. This interaction causes light of varying wavelengths to be released, producing bands of color in a zone around the North Pole. The effect may be magnified during solar activity, such as during the solar flare in February . View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
NEWS
May 13, 2012
Vancouver, Canada, is very beautiful, very blue and very affordable through June 27, thanks to a $281 round-trip fare from LAX on Alaska and WestJet. The fare, subject to availability, includes all taxes and fees. It requires a 14-day advance purchase and travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Saturdays. No minimum stay required. Info: Alaska , (800) 252-7522; WestJet , (855) 547-2451. Source: Airfarewatchdog
NEWS
June 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
President Bush on Monday declared the states of Ohio and Alaska eligible for disaster aid because of flooding caused by heavy rains last month.
NEWS
November 15, 1985 | Associated Press
An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred Thursday in the Pacific Ocean off the Alaska pensinsula, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. No damage or injuries were reported.
NEWS
December 13, 1985 | Associated Press
Only one state, Alaska, reported outbreaks of influenza for the last week of November and the first week of December, the national Centers for Disease Control said Thursday.
NEWS
March 5, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Rolling on the river in Alaska means getting up-close with wild lands where bears, moose, bald eagles and other wildlife roam. Mountain Travel Sobek leads trips on the Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers this summer and offers $400 off to those who make a reservation by the end of March. The 13-day Alsek River trip runs through three national parks and rafts down Class II to Class IV rapids along the way. Hike in forests, camp by the river at night and see large icebergs in Glacier Bay National Park.
SCIENCE
August 16, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The North Pacific "Ring of Fire" has a new member: a previously unknown undersea volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Scientists this summer mapped the cone-shaped volcano, which rises beneath the waters near Amchitka Pass. The volcano rises 1,903 feet above the sea floor and is less than 377 feet from the water's surface, said researchers with the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
NATIONAL
April 12, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- Two U.S. Coast Guard  members have been shot to death at a communications station in Kodiak, Alaska, and officials have placed the large base and nearby schools on lockdown pending a determination of whether a third person was involved. Officials said they're also investigating the possibility of a murder-suicide. “It is possible that the suspect remains at large,” Capt. Jesse Moore, commander of Coast Guard Base Support Unit Kodiak, said in a statement.
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