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May 25, 1986
How could they drain the lake at Carr Park on the corner of Heil Avenue and Springdale Street in Huntington Beach during the nesting season for the ducks? Just when the ducks need maximum food resources to care for their young, they are left with a puddle. The ducks' eggs and ducklings are now exposed to attacks by dogs and children by day and cats or raccoons by night. Recently in an Oregon zoo, there were two bears living in a small cage. When they had a set of beautiful twins, the local citizens raised money to build a spacious bear grotto.
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December 7, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
The Dallas-Fort Worth region is shivering this weekend with below-freezing temperatures that have shut down roads, canceled flights and halted much of city life. The temperature in the area Saturday afternoon was 25 degrees, and it was expected to get colder. Saturday's high temperature will probably be the lowest high on record for a Dec. 7 in the metroplex -- well below the previous record from 1950 of 33 degrees, Dennis Cain, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Fort Worth, told The Times.
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December 7, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
The Dallas-Fort Worth region is shivering this weekend with below-freezing temperatures that have shut down roads, canceled flights and halted much of city life. The temperature in the area Saturday afternoon was 25 degrees, and it was expected to get colder. Saturday's high temperature will probably be the lowest high on record for a Dec. 7 in the metroplex -- well below the previous record from 1950 of 33 degrees, Dennis Cain, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Fort Worth, told The Times.
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July 21, 2011 | By Irene Lechowitzky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Many cities offer concert series, but few can compete with the Rose City for the most intriguing venue. The Oregon Zoo in Portland is hosting a full menagerie of top-notch acts this summer in its outdoor amphitheater. The zoo series is surprisingly inexpensive, considering the talent on the roster, which includes many Grammy winners. Tickets cost $14 to $39, depending on the act. Many of the most desirable shows are in the mid-$20s, such as Los Lobos with Los Lonely Boy (Sunday)
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May 25, 2008 | Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press
Acupuncture is not just for people. It's for cities too, if the city is Portland. Adam Kuby stuck a 23-foot needle into the ground down by the Willamette River and hopes to plant more, choosing locations where he figures the city's "chi," or vital energy, needs some help. Unusual? You bet. Unusual for Portland? Not really. For several years, Portland has been reaping praise from lifestyle magazines and specialty publications, as one of the nation's more livable cities. It's listed among the best places to have a baby, grow old, go for a walk, ride a bike, take a jog, breathe clean air, own a dog, take public transportation, start a business (green or otherwise)
NEWS
July 21, 2011 | By Irene Lechowitzky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Many cities offer concert series, but few can compete with the Rose City for the most intriguing venue. The Oregon Zoo in Portland is hosting a full menagerie of top-notch acts this summer in its outdoor amphitheater. The zoo series is surprisingly inexpensive, considering the talent on the roster, which includes many Grammy winners. Tickets cost $14 to $39, depending on the act. Many of the most desirable shows are in the mid-$20s, such as Los Lobos with Los Lonely Boy (Sunday)
SPORTS
February 21, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Meet Eddie the sea otter. If you're truly a sports fan, he's about to become your favorite creature, because Eddie can dunk a basketball on a hoop in his pool at the Oregon Zoo. That's right. Check out the video above. Eddie, who was a rescue from the coast of California, rises out of the water clutching a miniature basketball and dunks it through the hoop. As Dick Vitale might say, "Awesome, baby!" And if you don't think it's awesome, take the advice of Neil Everett of ESPN and "take some awesome lessons.
NEWS
September 8, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Registration is now open for the 27th Annual Catalina Island Triathlon , Nov. 5 (a Saturday) at Middle Beach in Avalon . . . . Tri-tip and BBQ chicken are on the menu for Friday's Moonlight Hike at Mt. Baldy . Tickets ($16) are limited. Click here for info . . . . The L.A. Athletic Club's Noir Soiree  Oct. 7 includes a photo exhibition, wine tasting and fashion show . Early-bird tickets are $48 (through Sept. 18) . . . . Portland's Oregon Zoo offers discounted $4 admission on the second Tuesday of each month, down from the usual $10.50.
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April 19, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
In December, I wrote about the Portland Perks Package , which gave $50 cash and other freebies to holiday shoppers who stayed two nights at selected hotels in Portland. Now the package is back in time for a late spring break -- but only until the end of April. The deal: The current Portland Perks Package requires a two-night minimum stay at hotels listed on its website. Free parking, free continental breakfast for two, $50 cash and a discount book with coupons are included.
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March 19, 2007 | Lynn Marshall, Times Staff Writer
Two groups of tiny, dark-eyed, salt-and-pepper rabbits were released in a sagebrush field in eastern Washington last week, raising the population of Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits in the wild from zero to 20. They are the smallest rabbits in the United States and one of only two types in North America that dig their own burrows. Adults weigh about a pound, and measure a foot long.
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May 25, 2008 | Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press
Acupuncture is not just for people. It's for cities too, if the city is Portland. Adam Kuby stuck a 23-foot needle into the ground down by the Willamette River and hopes to plant more, choosing locations where he figures the city's "chi," or vital energy, needs some help. Unusual? You bet. Unusual for Portland? Not really. For several years, Portland has been reaping praise from lifestyle magazines and specialty publications, as one of the nation's more livable cities. It's listed among the best places to have a baby, grow old, go for a walk, ride a bike, take a jog, breathe clean air, own a dog, take public transportation, start a business (green or otherwise)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1986
How could they drain the lake at Carr Park on the corner of Heil Avenue and Springdale Street in Huntington Beach during the nesting season for the ducks? Just when the ducks need maximum food resources to care for their young, they are left with a puddle. The ducks' eggs and ducklings are now exposed to attacks by dogs and children by day and cats or raccoons by night. Recently in an Oregon zoo, there were two bears living in a small cage. When they had a set of beautiful twins, the local citizens raised money to build a spacious bear grotto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Warren Iliff, president emeritus and founding chief executive of the Aquarium of the Pacific, whose energetic leadership helped make the Long Beach waterfront attraction one of Southern California's leading tourist destinations, has died. He was 69. Iliff, who retired in 2002 but continued to maintain an office at the aquarium, died of lung cancer Aug. 5 at his home in Long Beach, family members said.
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
At a press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nike and L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant revealed the latest incarnation of the basketball player's namesake athletic shoe -- the Kobe 8 System -- a reptile-inspired, mesh-upper sneaker that in a U.S. men's size 9 weighs just 9.6 ounces. That shaves nearly 4 ounces off the last iteration of the shoe , which may not sound like a lot -- until you realize Bryant estimates he runs 4 1/2 miles or more over the course of an average game. That was just one of the interesting factoids to come out of the Nov. 29 media event, held on the 32nd floor of the AT&T building on South Olive Street, a vantage point which offered a bird's-eye view of nearby Staples Center, where many of those miles are logged.
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