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November 9, 1988
Providing strong new evidence that gun control laws can reduce the homicide rate, a first-of-its-kind study has found people living in a city with strict firearm regulations have a sharply reduced risk of being murdered. The study found that while Seattle and Vancouver, Canada, had similar populations and crime rates, Seattle residents had 63% greater risk of being murdered and five times the risk of being killed with a handgun. Vancouver has strict gun control laws; Seattle does not.
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August 4, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO VANCOUVER, CANADA From LAX, Alaska, Air Canada, WestJet and United offer nonstop service to Vancouver, and Delta, Alaska, United and US Airways offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $340, including taxes and fees. WHERE TO EAT Jade Seafood Restaurant, 8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond; (604) 249-0082, http://www.jaderestaurant.ca . Grand banquet room dining, the place where Chinese expats go to celebrate life milestones.
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BUSINESS
July 6, 2007 | From Reuters
Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that it would open a software development center in Vancouver, Canada, giving it a place to employ skilled workers barred by U.S. immigration quotas. It may signal the start of a new hiring trend, with other U.S. high-tech firms following in Microsoft's footsteps to Canada, where lawyers say it is easier for foreign nationals to obtain work credentials. U.S.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Hollywood North is going south. That's the fear among many in the once-booming production community in Vancouver, Canada. Although Vancouver still attracts high-profile movies and television shows, including A&E's recently launched "Bates Motel," the city is rapidly losing its perch as one of the industry's busiest production hubs as it faces rising competition from cities in eastern Canada and south of the border. The city that pioneered the use of film incentives now finds itself struggling to compete with emerging rivals offering stronger tax credits and rebates.
SPORTS
June 30, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
In the live-from-New York special he filmed last year for HBO, comedian Robin Williams launched into an extended riff about Canada and the Winter Olympics and made it sound as if there's no there there up beyond the United States. Canada, he said, "is like a loft apartment over a really great party."
SPORTS
July 3, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
In a surprisingly tight election, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded Vancouver, Canada, the 2010 Winter Games. Vancouver, long the front-runner, defeated Pyeongchang, South Korea, in the second round of balloting, 56 votes to 53. Salzburg, Austria, was eliminated in the first round.
NEWS
July 16, 1989 | ROBERT W. GIBSON, Times International Economics Correspondent
Electrified, the wealthy Chinese immigrant from Hong Kong began spluttering. David Lam--himself from Hong Kong and now British Columbia's lieutenant governor--had been advising the mogul that a newcomer to Vancouver must "participate" like a concerned Canadian citizen to win acceptance. In your case, Lam says he told the Chinese tycoon, you must give generously. The newcomer nodded. Canada was now his home; he planned to do lots of business. In the way of contributing, he asked Lam for guidance.
SPORTS
July 2, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
A rumpled Wayne Gretzky, Southern California family man, part owner of a professional hockey team in Phoenix, appeared Tuesday in front of a fawning group of Canadian reporters, it being Canada Day, proclaiming himself a proud Canadian and avid booster of Vancouver's bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
SPORTS
January 13, 1990 | BOB LOCHNER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
After conducting a survey of its readers and the media recently, Ski magazine ranked the top 20 ski resorts in North America, starting the list on its cover in this fashion: 1. Vail, Colorado. 2. (You'll never guess!). Etc. OK, three guesses. No, it's not Aspen . . . not Sun Valley . . . not Mammoth Mountain. Give up? The second-most highly rated ski resort on this continent is 75 miles north of here, via mostly a two-lane highway that could use some patching and widening here and there.
SPORTS
February 23, 2010
Winger Bobby Ryan of the Ducks and the U.S. Olympic team is blogging for The Times during the Games. Here's his post on the U.S. team's 5-3 upset of Canada on Sunday: Hi again, everyone: That was a great game to be part of. To beat Canada in their own barn in front of their own fans was pretty special. It was a pretty quiet building at the end, it was almost eerie. We enjoyed it in the locker room afterward. It's a huge confidence boost for us. As far as the game, I thought we were outplayed for quite a while.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Attention, TED obsessives. The conference that started out as a cult event but has exploded into a global phenomenon is relocating next year. After years of being held in Long Beach, the main TED conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, in 2014. TED organizers announced the move in a blog post Tuesday. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 "We have absolutely loved the past five years there, but as TED has crossed major milestones - our  billionth video view  last fall and  our 6,000th TEDx event  last month - we feel ready for a new adventure.
TRAVEL
August 13, 2011
On a recent visit to Vancouver, Canada, we came across this gem. Vancouver Community College has a culinary arts department that teaches students to be chefs. It has two restaurants: J.J.'s and Wild Salmon. We ended up eating lunch at one and dinner at the other in one day. The food was excellent, and the prices were very reasonable. I had a wonderful sunflower seed-encrusted halibut for $11, and my wife had a fantastic salmon steak, also $11. The menu changes daily. If you call ahead, they can tell you what is fresh that day. They also have a full wine list.
TRAVEL
February 6, 2011
SIERRA VISTA, ARIZ. Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering When, where: Feb. 11-13, Buena Performing Arts Center Highlights: Cowboys who also happen to be poets and musicians perform their rough-and-tumble art. The theme for this year's annual event is "Cowboys in Blue. " Cost: $18 a day; $16 for seniors and military; $6 for students. Some shows are free on Feb. 12. Info: (520) 678-9952, http://www.cowboypoets.com CATALINA ISLAND Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dance When, where: Feb. 12, Casino Ballroom Highlights: Avalon's historic Art Deco ballroom comes to life with music and dancing.
TRAVEL
August 15, 2010
SHINGLETOWN, CALIF. Wild Horse Sanctuary Open House When, where: Aug. 21, Wild Horse Sanctuary Highlights: This annual Shasta County event, hosted by a nonprofit, includes opportunities to ride horses (free for children 10 and younger), see wild mustangs and burros and learn about horseshoeing, grooming and saddling. Also cowboy poetry, live music, a barn dance and plenty of food. Cost: Free Info: (530) 474-5770, http://www.wildhorsesanctuary.
TRAVEL
May 16, 2010 | From The Los Angeles Times
SILVER CITY, N.M. Silver City Blues Festival When, where: May 28-30, Gough Park and other downtown venues Highlights: For the 15th year, blues performers and fans converge for concerts and street dancing during this musical block party. Between the jam sessions, vendors sell artisan wares and ethnic foods. Cost: Saturday and Sunday performances at Gough Park are free; other shows start at $12 Info: (888) 758-7289, http://www.mimbresarts.
SPORTS
March 1, 2010
Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer is considering hiring an additional coach after a disastrous error by his current one cost him a second gold medal. Kramer said Sunday he was not planning to dump Gerard Kemkers but may add another coach to his team for the 2014 Games. Kramer won the 5,000-meter race in Vancouver. In the 10,000, Kemkers sent him into the wrong lane during a crossover deep into a race he was well on his way to winning. More miscommunication cost the Dutch team pursuit a spot in the final.
SPORTS
February 25, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Funny how it works at the Olympics. Snow was being imported to the weather-challenged Cypress Mountain just a few days ago, the lingering reminder of an often problematic venue. Then came Tuesday. It started snowing during the women's ski cross event and started coming down harder and harder throughout the day and night. Perfect for a Currier & Ives holiday print. Not quite so ideal for the aerial freestylers. The women's final was held Wednesday night and the men are scheduled to take center stage Thursday.
SPORTS
February 26, 2010 | By David Wharton
For the briefest moment, Bill Demong stood absolutely still, closing his eyes, exhaling. Only then did he step onto the highest part of the podium, the spot reserved for the winner. "I didn't expect to win the medal until it was over," he said. "I'm just starting to let it sink in a bit." Let it sink in that he had won gold in the large hill event of the Nordic combined at Whistler Olympic Park on Thursday. Let it sink in that his victory, along with a second-place finish by teammate Johnny Spillane, capped a historic two weeks for the U.S. in this obscure sport that combines ski jumping with cross-country skiing.
SPORTS
February 27, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
They pictured themselves here, playing for an Olympic gold medal, even if few others shared their vision or recognized the power of their unshakable cohesiveness. But not for an instant did anyone connected with the U.S. Olympic hockey team expect to score six times in the first 12 minutes 46 seconds of their semifinal against Finland on Friday and barge into Sunday's final with a 6-1 rout. "The first 14 minutes, we were all over them," forward Ryan Kesler said. "If you had asked anybody in our locker room if we'd be up 6-0 after the end of the first, we'd all look at you crazy.
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