July 2, 2012 |
Dan Sullivan just became first mayor of Anchorage to take the oath of office while on vacation in Hawaii. On Monday afternoon, a robed Anchorage judge stood at a lectern in Anchorage before a group of city officials, interns and reporters and delivered the oath to Sullivan via a Skyped-in image of the mayor. Sullivan, who wore a Hawaiian floral-printed shirt to the ceremony, held up his hand and took the oath as the ceremony was projected on a screen back home. “Congratulations, Mayor Sullivan," said District Court Judge Brian Clark.
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May 2, 2012 |
On Tuesday morning, 80-year-old Bobby Salisbury took the last of his items from his boat moored at Colonial Yacht Anchorage in Wilmington and stuffed them inside his gray Nissan off-road truck. "I'm the happiest guy today," he said sarcastically. For years, Salisbury has lived at the marina. Then last month, the Los Angeles Harbor Department ordered him and more than 90 other tenants to leave by May 1, calling the dock and 138 slips in Berth 204 too dilapidated to be safe.
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April 16, 2012 |
Harold Hazelton can't imagine living on land. For more than 30 years, the 76-year-old and his wife, Donna, 75, have resided on their 43-foot Grand Mariner at Colonial Yacht Anchorage in Wilmington. That soon will end, however. "I don't know what we're going to do," he said. "I don't like living on land. I've been on water all of my life. " The Hazeltons are among 95 tenants who face eviction May 1, the result of port officials having labeled the marina's dock and its 138 slips in Berth 204 as too dilapidated to be safe.
April 3, 2012 |
Authorities are weighing whether to charge an Alaska man, now in federal custody, in connection with the kidnapping and death of Anchorage barista Samantha Koenig. Her body is believed to have been recovered Monday from a local lake. Tests are still being conducted on the remains found by a team of divers in Matanuska Lake north of Anchorage, but authorities are confident the body is that of Koenig, police spokesman Lt. David Parker said by telephone Tuesday. The family has been notified, he said.
March 21, 2012 |
For 35 years - since Anchorage was a city, really - there have been attempts to pass an ordinance banning discrimination against gays and lesbians. Several times, such measures have been on the brink of adoption, only to be repealed or vetoed at the last minute as Alaska's ardent conservative Christian community cranked into gear. But antidiscrimination advocates say a new initiative on the April 3 municipal ballot - gaining almost more attention in Alaska these days than the U.S. presidential race - has won unprecedented support from faith leaders, including the Episcopal bishop and some 50 other churches and religious groups.
February 5, 2012
JetBlue will take you to Anchorage and back for less than $300. Best of all, the deal runs from late spring till late summer, when the days are long and Anchorage is at its finest. Note that the $294 round-trip fare departs from Long Beach and includes all taxes and fees. It runs May 25-Sept. 3. No minimum stay. Info : JetBlue , (800) 538-2583 Source: Airfarewatchdog.com