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October 22, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
These days, John Clifford travels a lot, both as a free-lance choreographer and as an official representative of the George Balanchine Trust. He has lately been in Milan, Italy, staging Balanchine works on the La Scala Ballet. This week, following a fortnight of heavy Balanchine activity at UC Irvine, Clifford goes to France, to stage three more Balanchine works on the Paris Opera Ballet. In December, he is in residence at Ballet British Columbia in Vancouver.
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April 25, 2012 | By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times
FRESNO - The first confirmed case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 surfaced in California's Central Valley on Tuesday, triggering concerns about food safety. But health officials stressed that the diseased animal never entered the human food chain and that U.S. beef and dairy products are safe. The diseased cow "was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health," John Clifford, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief veterinarian, said in a statement.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1996 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest in a series of financial woes, John Clifford's Los Angeles Ballet Company has been ordered to compensate its dancers for more than $1 million in unpaid wages as a result of a grievance filed on behalf of the dancers by the American Guild of Musical Artists.
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July 28, 1996 | Lewis Segal, Lewis Segal is The Times' dance critic
Since dreams always prove more seductive than reality, it's no surprise that John Clifford's wildly unrealistic plans to form a new Los Angeles Ballet generated major excitement in the national and local dance communities a year ago. At a time when just about every ballet organization in America was scrambling for funds, Clifford announced an $11-million budget for his first year of operation--unprecedented for a new ballet company in America.
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July 27, 1995 | LEWIS SEGAL and DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Since mid-April, when a three-page ad appeared in a Cal State University dance concert program announcing the rebirth of Los Angeles Ballet, founding artistic director John Clifford has been in a hurry to establish the new company--his third with Los Angeles in the title. The former New York City Ballet principal has obtained a $975,000 grant from the Mervyn's and Target retail chains.
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August 17, 1986 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
If he is not staging his ballets in Buenos Aires or Monte Carlo, chances are John Clifford will be found strolling the promenade at the State Theatre in Lincoln Center. Especially when the New York City Ballet, his alma mater, is in residence. "I actually feel like the house ghost," says Clifford, who hasn't been active in Southern California dance since his Los Angeles Ballet disbanded two years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2012 | By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times
FRESNO - The first confirmed case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 surfaced in California's Central Valley on Tuesday, triggering concerns about food safety. But health officials stressed that the diseased animal never entered the human food chain and that U.S. beef and dairy products are safe. The diseased cow "was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health," John Clifford, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief veterinarian, said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 1995 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Four months after announcing an ambitious series of productions and tours, John Clifford's Los Angeles Ballet is experiencing cash-flow problems severe enough that dancer salaries have been suspended--possibly until October. "Nobody is getting paid right now," including the administrative staff, said Mindy M. Schwartz, the company's managing director, in an interview Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 1996 | Lewis Segal, Lewis Segal is The Times' dance critic
Since dreams always prove more seductive than reality, it's no surprise that John Clifford's wildly unrealistic plans to form a new Los Angeles Ballet generated major excitement in the national and local dance communities a year ago. At a time when just about every ballet organization in America was scrambling for funds, Clifford announced an $11-million budget for his first year of operation--unprecedented for a new ballet company in America.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1990 | CHRIS PASLES
For the next three weeks, Orange County's aspiring dancers have a chance to rub shoulders--and toe shoes--with one of the legendary names from the Balanchine-era New York City Ballet. Allegra Kent, for whom Balanchine originated roles in his "Agon" and "Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet," among other works, is one of five members of John Clifford's Ballet of Los Angeles who are leading classes, through Aug. 3, at the Jimmie DeFore Dance Center in Costa Mesa.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1996 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest in a series of financial woes, John Clifford's Los Angeles Ballet Company has been ordered to compensate its dancers for more than $1 million in unpaid wages as a result of a grievance filed on behalf of the dancers by the American Guild of Musical Artists.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 1995 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Four months after announcing an ambitious series of productions and tours, John Clifford's Los Angeles Ballet is experiencing cash-flow problems severe enough that dancer salaries have been suspended--possibly until October. "Nobody is getting paid right now," including the administrative staff, said Mindy M. Schwartz, the company's managing director, in an interview Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 1995 | LEWIS SEGAL and DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Since mid-April, when a three-page ad appeared in a Cal State University dance concert program announcing the rebirth of Los Angeles Ballet, founding artistic director John Clifford has been in a hurry to establish the new company--his third with Los Angeles in the title. The former New York City Ballet principal has obtained a $975,000 grant from the Mervyn's and Target retail chains.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1990 | CHRIS PASLES
For the next three weeks, Orange County's aspiring dancers have a chance to rub shoulders--and toe shoes--with one of the legendary names from the Balanchine-era New York City Ballet. Allegra Kent, for whom Balanchine originated roles in his "Agon" and "Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet," among other works, is one of five members of John Clifford's Ballet of Los Angeles who are leading classes, through Aug. 3, at the Jimmie DeFore Dance Center in Costa Mesa.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
These days, John Clifford travels a lot, both as a free-lance choreographer and as an official representative of the George Balanchine Trust. He has lately been in Milan, Italy, staging Balanchine works on the La Scala Ballet. This week, following a fortnight of heavy Balanchine activity at UC Irvine, Clifford goes to France, to stage three more Balanchine works on the Paris Opera Ballet. In December, he is in residence at Ballet British Columbia in Vancouver.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1986 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
If he is not staging his ballets in Buenos Aires or Monte Carlo, chances are John Clifford will be found strolling the promenade at the State Theatre in Lincoln Center. Especially when the New York City Ballet, his alma mater, is in residence. "I actually feel like the house ghost," says Clifford, who hasn't been active in Southern California dance since his Los Angeles Ballet disbanded two years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1986
Bernheimer awarded one of his annual Beckmessers to John Clifford for the "artistic as well as fiscal poverty" of his now defunct Los Angeles Ballet Company. Bernheimer titled this particular award, "Reluctant we-told-you-so award." That is in error. It should have been called the "Enthusiastically kick-'em-when-they're-down award." JAN CAROTHERS San Gabriel
SPORTS
August 26, 1988
Boxer Mitchell Green dropped assault charges against heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in New York Thursday. Green, accompanied by his lawyer, told police: "I'm dropping the charges," and left, said police Sgt. John Clifford. Green gave no reason for his decision, Clifford said. Green, a boxer who lost in the ring to Tyson two years ago, had told police that Tyson hit him during a pre-dawn scuffle Tuesday outside a Harlem haberdashery.
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