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March 13, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Western Canada 's popular luxury excursion train, the Rocky Mountaineer , will provide its first rail link to the U.S. in August, when it begins Coastal Passage journeys between Seattle and either Banff or Jasper national parks. For years, the rail tour company has wowed visitors with its regal Gold Leaf service in bi-level, glass-domed cars that afford ideal viewing of the ever-changing scenery of British Columbia and Alberta. All of its trains operate only during daylight, with overnight stops along the route.
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April 8, 2014 | By Terry Gardner
Depending on how you feel about heights, you'll utter “wow” or “uh-oh” when you walk out on the new curved Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park in western Alberta, Canada. Visitors may feel as though they are walking on air as they stroll along the 918-foot-high curved Glacier Skywalk ,which is set to open May 1. The skywalk's clear glass floor juts out of native Alberta bedrock, and its steel, glass and wood construction are designed to blend into the natural landscape.
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TRAVEL
July 17, 1988
After reading Bill Hughes' Mature Traveler (June 26) article I must reveal one of Canada's best-kept secrets. Recently I traveled to Banff and Jasper, Canada, and sought less expensive housing than hotels and motels offered. In Banff, for $50 (Canadian) a night for two, we rented a small apartment with bedroom, kitchen and bath. Rooms in Jasper are easier to find. With the blessing of the government, Jasper residents are renting out spare rooms to tourists. There are singles, doubles and even larger ones for families.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Jasper Johns' former assistant has been charged with stealing nearly two dozen pieces from the artist and taking them to a New York gallery that sold them for $6.5 million. James Meyer, 51, who was Johns' assistant for 25 years, allegedly stole the works from the renowned contemporary artist's Connecticut studio and took them to a Manhattan gallery. The gallery, which has not been named, sold the pieces for $6.5 million between 2006 and 2012 and Meyer pocketed $3.4 million, according to reports.
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May 11, 1989 | DR. GLENN ERICSON, Ericson, a practicing Orange County veterinarian, is immediate past president of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Assn
Q: Jasper, our 7-year-old beagle, weighs almost 30 pounds and is pretty much confined to the back yard as his only source of exercise and entertainment. My husband and I are starting our own exercise program which includes some walking/jogging and we would like to take Jasper with us. Is there a certain way that we should start him with us or do you think he will be able to keep up without any problem? Should we change his diet or just feed him less? Jasper seems to be healthy and is fairly active when we are around.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Gwen Cummings thinks being in rehab is one big joke. And no wonder. She's in a movie that believes exactly the same thing. "28 Days," otherwise known as " 'Happy Days' Checks Into 'Wonderland,' " is a film with a jones for the obvious and an uncertainty about how seriously to take itself. Directed in breezy sitcom fashion by Betty Thomas, it wants to be real enough to get your attention but not too real to get in the way of the incessant wisecracks of Susannah Grant's script.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2010 | By Maureen Harrington >>>
Suzy Amis Cameron sits cross-legged on a floor cushion in the sunny community room at Muse Elementary, the Topanga Canyon school she founded in 2006. There are no 10-foot tall blue people in sight nor war craft threatening the bucolic campus. But just the same, she has created a utopia in Muse School as much as her husband, James Cameron, did with Pandora, his cinematic paradise. At Muse, children are free to design and direct their own plays, gather in a kind of tribal counsel to celebrate birthdays and roam the bucolic acreage studying puddle water, collecting bees and rock hunting -- all in the name of education.
OPINION
January 1, 1989
Recently in San Pedro a splendid monument honoring our merchant seamen was erected. This dramatic sculpture of two working sailors will remind us of our maritime history. It was designed by Jasper D'Ambrosi, born and raised in the harbor area. I cannot help but compare this successful work of art with the "Steel Cloud" monument proposed for downtown Los Angeles. That project, unfortunately, looks like a massive junkyard, and would overwhelm a dark freeway tunnel--more like a message of traffic despair.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1987 | ZAN DUBIN
An exhibit that examines the etchings of Jasper Johns, arguably the greatest printmaker of our time and a venerated painter, opens Tuesday at UCLA's Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery. "Foirades/Fizzles: Echo and Allusion in the Art of Jasper Johns" focuses on prints he made for "Foirades/Fizzles," an illustrated book with text by novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett.
NEWS
May 6, 1988 | ROBERT WELKOS, Times Staff Writer
Owners of the fire-scarred First Interstate Bank building said Thursday that it appeared the downtown Los Angeles skyscraper escaped serious structural damage but announced that it could take up to two months before bank employees and other tenants on the lower 21 floors are allowed to return. "An awful lot of the infrastructure has to be put back in place," said Harold J. Meyerman, president of First Interstate Bank Ltd., half-owners of the structure, after inspecting the 62-story high-rise.
NEWS
March 13, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Western Canada 's popular luxury excursion train, the Rocky Mountaineer , will provide its first rail link to the U.S. in August, when it begins Coastal Passage journeys between Seattle and either Banff or Jasper national parks. For years, the rail tour company has wowed visitors with its regal Gold Leaf service in bi-level, glass-domed cars that afford ideal viewing of the ever-changing scenery of British Columbia and Alberta. All of its trains operate only during daylight, with overnight stops along the route.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012 | By Holly Myers
It is with a duly momentous air that Matthew Marks Gallery declares its current Jasper Johns exhibition to be “the first time in Johns's more than 50-year career that he has chosen to debut a major body of work in Los An geles.” One cannot help but feel that some cosmic tide must surely have turned, for so iconic a member of the New York school to turn his attentions thus westward, with a gallery that is itself a recent high-profile transplant...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012
Explore the work of the legendary post-Abstract Expressionist and minimalist Jasper Johns in an exhibition at Leslie Sacks Contemporary. A variety of Johns' cutting-edge work will be on display, including several of his iconic flag and number paintings. Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., B6, Santa Monica. Sat. to Jan. 5. Free. Gallery hours vary. (310) 264-0640; http://www.lscontemporary.com.
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | By Jay Jones
The approaching winter and longer nights make this an ideal time to head north to visit one of nature's most amazing phenomena: the northern lights. And one of Canada 's national parks provides several ideal viewing locations within striking distance of creature comforts. Jasper National Park , (780) 852-6176, in west-central Alberta, is officially the largest “dark sky preserve” in the world. Such places - well away from urban lights - provide superb opportunities for stargazing and viewing the aurora borealis.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2012
Books for tweens may get overshadowed by the enormous popularity of young-adult titles, but the category is still robust, as more bestselling authors of adult and teen books apply their talents to a younger audience. Infinity Ring Book One: A Mutiny in Time By James DashnerScholastic, 192 pp.: $12.99, for ages 8 and up Three kids travel back through history to fix it and save the future in this kickoff to a new multimedia series that can be experienced as both a book and video game.
NATIONAL
July 9, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
On June 11, just before the City Council fired this town's first African American police chief, the Rev. John D. Hardin addressed the packed council chambers, blacks sitting on one side, whites on the other. Hardin, the 82-year-old pastor of the black Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, paraphrased lyrics from an old song by Texas country legends Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, "Just to Satisfy You": Somebody's gonna get hurt before we're through, And don't be surprised If that somebody is you. It wasn't so much a warning as a plea for this East Texas logging town to avoid racial conflict.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2010
Shades of Grey A Novel Jasper Fforde Viking: 400 pp., $25.95
NEWS
June 27, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The small town of Jasper, where a black man was dragged to his death behind a pickup earlier this month, is bracing for rallies by white supremacists and black activists. Ku Klux Klan groups have permission for a two-hour gathering at which they plan to distance themselves from the killing of 49-year-old James Byrd while promoting "white pride." Members of black Muslim groups and the New Black Panther Party also plan to be in Jasper, saying they want to protect the local black population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2011 | By Suzanne Muchnic, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Cy Twombly, an internationally renowned American artist whose lyrically evocative signature works blur the boundaries of painting, drawing and handwritten poetry, has died. He was 83. Twombly died Tuesday in Rome, where he had spent much of his time since the late 1950s. The cause of death was not immediately known, but he had suffered from cancer, the Associated Press reported. An independent figure who likened his art to an encapsulation of the creative experience, Twombly was sometimes dismissed as a minor talent or disparaged as a doodler whose loosely fashioned images, loopy texts and skeins of colored line looked too easy.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2011 | Paula L. Woods, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's conceivable that, after a decade-long run as one of the more popular speculative fiction writers, even Jasper Fforde could be in need of a challenge. Over that period, he's written five wildly inventive "Thursday Next" novels that follow the literary adventures of Next, a female detective in an alternative universe where England is still fighting the Crimean War, the country is controlled by the unscrupulous multinational Goliath Corporation and Next herself is the dubious owner of a cloned dodo named Miss Pickwick.
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