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July 7, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
A fast-growing wildfire near Fairbanks, Alaska, prompted hundreds of people and sled dogs to flee Sunday afternoon. Officials ordered evacuations for a 16-mile stretch of Chena Hot Springs Road in Two Rivers and Pleasant Valley, two suburbs of Fairbanks. About 430 structures were threatened, including an Air Force base.   The area is home to a number of Iditarod dog mushers, some of whom keep more than 100 sled dogs, said Michelle Weston, spokeswoman for the California Type 1 incident management team that is responding to the blaze.
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July 7, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
A fast-growing wildfire near Fairbanks, Alaska, prompted hundreds of people and sled dogs to flee Sunday afternoon. Officials ordered evacuations for a 16-mile stretch of Chena Hot Springs Road in Two Rivers and Pleasant Valley, two suburbs of Fairbanks. About 430 structures were threatened, including an Air Force base.   The area is home to a number of Iditarod dog mushers, some of whom keep more than 100 sled dogs, said Michelle Weston, spokeswoman for the California Type 1 incident management team that is responding to the blaze.
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TRAVEL
July 12, 1987 | JIM LEVEQUE, Leveque is a Lindenwold, N.J., free-lance writer
Last fall, Suzi Waugaman had a problem--she couldn't feed her pet squirrel because a mother moose and two yearlings were bedded down in the front yard. A couple of days later, Waugaman shooed the moose off the sun deck by exasperatedly tossing the squirrel fodder after them. And as she wiped the nose marks off her windows, the massive trio ambled on back to nibble at the scattered nuts and crumbs and grain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2013
Greg Willard Longtime NBA referee worked more than 1,600 games Greg Willard, 54, a longtime NBA referee who worked more than 1,600 games before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer , died Monday at his home in Huntington Beach, according to NBA spokesman Tim Frank. Willard was diagnosed with the illness during last season's playoffs and worked only one more game, a Lakers exhibition at the Honda Center in October. Moments of silence to honor him were planned at all NBA games Tuesday and Wednesday.
NEWS
January 1, 2008
Pickford: An article in Saturday's California section about the possible sale of actress Mary Pickford's two Oscar statuettes said she married Douglas Fairbanks Jr. She was married to Douglas Fairbanks Sr.
TRAVEL
May 13, 2001
The story by Joan Springhetti describing Fairbanks, Alaska, and the Northern Lights was brilliant ('In Fairbanks, the Light Fantastic," April 15). It was high adventure in the Arctic and a science piece that took research. MORRIS SCHULATSKY Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2000
The 1937 "Prisoner of Zenda" is indeed "enormously enjoyable"; I have seen it 14 times since 1937. But there are two errors in Kenneth Turan's comments on it ("A Good-Looking Bunch," July 23). First, in the photo of the duel, Ronald Colman is not crossing blades with Douglas Fairbanks Jr., as your caption states, but with Ralph Faulkner; he kills Faulkner in the dungeon, then duels with Fairbanks, who is not wearing a white shirt but a black one and has a mustache and curly hair. Second, Fairbanks does not play Black Michael, the king's illegitimate evil brother, as Turan states, but the dashing villain Rupert of Hentzau; Raymond Massey is Black Michael.
TRAVEL
December 23, 1990
In 1992, Alaska and Canada will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Alaska Highway. We are trying to find folks who helped build the highway from March to November, 1942. More than 11,000 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 7,500 civilians worked on the highway. Please contact the Great Alaska Highways Society at P.O. Box 74250, Fairbanks, Alaska 99707, or call (907) 452-8000. SUSAN C. KEMP Executive Director Great Alaska Highways Society Fairbanks, Alaska
TRAVEL
August 11, 2002
What a surprise to see my Uncle Bud's Sourdough Roadhouse on the cover of the Travel section ("Finding Gold Rush Tales and Roadhouse Comforts on the Richardson Highway," July 28). Elstun "Bud" Lauesen owned it in the 1970s and 1980s. One of the lasting memories from my visit to the roadhouse was the "Caribou Clatters" radio message service, which was how they knew that I was arriving from Los Angeles and whether to meet me at the airport in Fairbanks or Valdez. BONNIE LAUESEN HODGE San Dimas
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February 17, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
Here, in alphabetical order, are 10 places I'd like to see in 2013. Several are cities, one is a state, three are entire nations, and all have interesting things happening in the weeks and months ahead. Will I get to them all? Probably not. But if I did, in alphabetical order, come December, I'd be able to swagger into some stylish Seoul watering hole, possibly limping slightly from a sled-dog mishap under the northern lights, but gamely standing rounds and spinning yarns of Ecuadorean trainspotting and what I learned from the reenactors at Gettysburg, Pa. Would you listen?
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February 17, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
Here, in alphabetical order, are 10 places I'd like to see in 2013. Several are cities, one is a state, three are entire nations, and all have interesting things happening in the weeks and months ahead. Will I get to them all? Probably not. But if I did, in alphabetical order, come December, I'd be able to swagger into some stylish Seoul watering hole, possibly limping slightly from a sled-dog mishap under the northern lights, but gamely standing rounds and spinning yarns of Ecuadorean trainspotting and what I learned from the reenactors at Gettysburg, Pa. Would you listen?
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February 16, 2013 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
NORTH POLE, Alaska - In Krystal Francesco's neighborhood, known here as the "rectangle of death," the air pollution recently was so thick she could hardly see across the street. Wood stoves were cranking all over town - it was 40 below zero - and she had to take her daughter to the emergency room. "She's crying because she can't breathe, and I can just see her stomach rapidly going in and out. Sometimes, she's coughing to the point of throwing up," Francesco said of her 2½-year-old daughter, Kalli, who uses two different inhalers.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Lupe Velez was a dynamo whose talent popped off the screen. The Mexican-born beauty, who came to fame in Douglas Fairbanks' 1927 adventure, "The Gaucho," could do anything - comedy, musicals, drama. And she could hold her own with the biggest stars, including the classic comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. In the 1934 musical comedy "Hollywood Party," Velez manages to steal a slapstick scene with the duo that involves breaking eggs. "The thing I really enjoy about Lupe Velez is the sheer joy she takes in performing - you don't often seen that," said film historian Richard Barrios, author of "A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film.
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March 26, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks worked there. So did Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, Marlon Brando and practically everyone else. Soon, though, wrecking crews will be at work at the storied West Hollywood movie lot at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Formosa Avenue. Once known as the Warner Hollywood Studio, it's now called "The Lot. " Its new owner, CIM Group, intends to raze its aging wooden office buildings and sound-dubbing stages and replace them with glass-and-steel structures.
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March 22, 2012 | By Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times
The office buildings of downtown Los Angeles shield the sun as Christopher Fairbanks whips his '97 BMW through traffic. He's spent the afternoon with his drama students and has no time to waste if he hopes to get to the Geffen Playhouse a half-hour before curtain. As he swings north onto the Hollywood Freeway, he starts working his lines, an opening monologue with a touch of Southern drawl. His character, a dentist, is on the phone to mother, soon having to explain why he's not working.
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May 29, 2011 | By Jessica Hundley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Never mind the more than slightly macabre fact that it's home to a hundreds of buried remains. Never mind that many of these graves host the bones of Tinseltown legends such as Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks and Cecil B. DeMille, as well as musicians Art Pepper, Woody Herman and two members of the Ramones. And never mind that partying in the cemetery is a pastime usually relegated to teenage Goths and metal-heads. Hollywood Forever, the 62-acre, 113-year-old graveyard abutting the Paramount Pictures lot, has unexpectedly become one of L.A.'s most beloved entertainment venues.
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June 3, 1990 | Amy Wallace, Amy Wallace is a reporter for the San Diego edition of The Times.
EVERYBODY IN LA JOLLA knew the Brodericks. Daniel T. Broderick III and his wife, Betty, seemed to have a classic society-page marriage. Dan was a celebrity in local legal circles. Armed with degrees from both Harvard Law School and Cornell School of Medicine, the prominent malpractice attorney was aggressive, persuasive and cunning--a $1-million-a-year lawyer at the top of his game.
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.
TRAVEL
January 30, 2011 | By James Dorsey, Special to the Los Angeles Times
WHAT TO DO World Ice Art Championships, (907) 451-8250, http://www.icealaska.com . This year's competition is Feb. 22-March 27. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. All-day admission, $10; $5 for children 6 to 12. Season passes also available. WHERE TO STAY Minnie Street Bed & Breakfast, 345 Minnie St., Fairbanks; (888) 456-1849, http://minniestreetbandb.com . A charming place to stay with wonderful home-cooked food. Owners Lambert and Marnie Hazelaar, who have lived in Fairbanks since 1972, are a font of information about local history and things to do. TO LEARN MORE Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau , http://www.
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