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Terry Gardner
Based in Santa Monica, Terry Gardner is a freelance journalist whose passions are travel, scuba diving,the environment and Mojitos. She has written for travel sections of the LA Times and Chicago Tribune. Other publications include Alert Diver, American Way, "Desert Golfer" and Cowboys & Indians magazine. She can be e-mailed through her website:

Entries by Terry Gardner

American Airlines And US Airways: Good Or Bad?

(41) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 7:00 AM

In April, US Airways struck deals with three of American's labor unions in support of a merger.
On Friday, August 31, US Airways and American Airlines signed non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to explore any potential merger.

Here's a look at how a merger may affect frequent fliers, followed...

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Dino Bones Are Plentiful In Alberta, Canada (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 7:00 AM

"In Alberta, there's a location called Dinosaur Provincial Park, about two and a half hours east of Calgary, it's one of the richest places in the world," says Palaeontologist, Francois Therrien, of the Royal Tyrrell Museum. "When you go on guided hikes, in places, it's impossible to take a step...

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Rosanne Cash Writes A Theme Song For America

(2) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 7:00 AM

At International Pow Wow 2012 in Los Angeles last week, Brand USA unveiled a new website, and a theme song written by Rosanne Cash called "Land of Dreams" written to evoke a feeling about what America represents. A free download of the song is available...

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Congress, Make Shell Spill Ketchup in the Arctic Before They Drill

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 1:59 PM

All photos courtesy of NRDC

Why isn't the U.S. government telling Shell: "You can only drill in the Chukchi or Beaufort Seas AFTER you prove you can clean up a spill."

Perhaps Heinz or Hunt's would donate a giant vat of ketchup....

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It's the 85th Anniversary of Yosemite's Bracebridge Dinner

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2011 | 5:42 AM

Bracebridge cast with Squire Bracebridge (Michael McCarty) center.
Photo credit for all images: Lani Spicer/Andrea Fulton Productions

In 1927, the first Bracebridge Dinner was held at the Ahwahnee. The hotel had just opened and the Bracebridge pageant dinner was created to entice...

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Greening Your Holiday Gifts

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2010 | 5:06 PM

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If you or your loved ones lean green, here are some possibilities for eco-friendly Christmas gifts. Of course, adopting a rescued animal or making a donation...

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Please Vote for Clean Air and State Parks

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 12:35 AM

Roosevelt Elk in Orick, CA favor Prop 21 (for State Parks) and oppose Props 23 and 26.
(Photo by Terry Gardner)

The trickiest part of voting in California is making sure you understand what the propositions truly represent....

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Top 10 Signs You're a Gleek (PHOTOS)

(15) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 4:58 PM

I've been a crime stopper with CSI and Law & Order, but I never expected to be a Gleek.

The more I watch the more my old high school wounds heal. I actually believe Glee is an alternative to therapy. And there's no age limit to Gleekdom. At 51,...

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Highlights From Opportunity Green

(4) Comments | Posted October 13, 2010 | 3:56 PM


Attendees of Opportunity Green on September 24 listening to presentations on the soundstage where "Madmen" tapes at Los Angeles Center Studios

In September, Opportunity Green proved once again that clean energy and sustainable products make good business sense --...

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Heal the Bay Helps Beaches Year Round

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 12:15 PM


Volunteers signing waivers in Santa Monica so they could pick up trash

Stacks of trash collected in less than three hours at the Santa Monica Pier

When I volunteered for...

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Long Beach -- Shark Ed 101 -- No Hugs Required

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2010 | 2:20 PM

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You may not want to hug a shark (even though nurse sharks can almost be cuddly), but people need to understand that sharks matter. When they are in trouble so is the ocean and so...

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How Assistance Dogs Can Enrich Lives (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 11:56 AM

Sydney, Cleo V and Teresa (Sydney's Mom)
(Photo courtesy of Canine Companions for Independence)

Dogs are not only a human's best friend. Some can help us claim our independence.

Watching another child with an assistance dog motivated Teresa and her...

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Have You Admired a Tortoise Lately?

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2010 | 3:04 PM

Tony Perry's excellent article in the Los Angeles Times on the Galapagos tortoise digs at the San Diego Zoo, "San Diego Zoo tortoises get an enclosure more fitting of their stature" made me realize that on my next zoo visit, I must stop and ponder the tortoises.

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Opportunity to Grow Greener Businesses (With a Discount)

(6) Comments | Posted September 16, 2010 | 4:42 PM

Opportunity Green

Gervais Tompkin (principal at Gensler) enjoying lunch with attendees at Opportunity Green 2009

Next week Opportunity Green presents its 4th Annual Green Business Conference in Los Angeles from September 22 to...

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A Chance to Get Your Green On

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2010 | 12:05 PM


On Thursday, Sept. 16, Los Angelenos can invest their greenbacks to make the world a greener place at Sustainable Works' third annual fundraiser at Writer's Boot Camp in Bergamot Station. This non-profit environmental education organization that has been helping

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Lining Up to Celebrate Chow, Wine and Kitchen Derring Do

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 4:54 PM

Carpe Chef - seizing the chance to be on the front page.

After overindulging two nights at The Taste of Beverly Hills, my general admission passage into the Los Angeles Times Celebration of Food & Wine on Sept. 5 forced me...

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Pray for Pastor Jones and Matches That Don't Ignite on 9/11

(20) Comments | Posted September 8, 2010 | 2:16 PM

Having expressed my wish that a mosque not be built within a mile of Ground Zero, I feel obligated to ask, pray and beg Pastor Terry Jones and his congregation at the Dove World Outreach Center to read the Koran rather than burn it on September 11th. Huffington...

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Eat, Eat, Pray for More Room -- Bacchus Does Beverly Hills

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2010 | 10:46 AM

Zach and Jessica Cox, owners of Carmela ice cream which was being served from the Cooking Channel Truck

What a weekend. If only my liver was trained to eat and imbibe like I did this weekend at Food &...

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Please Locate Your Mosque Farther Away From Ground Zero

(11) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 1:36 PM

Photo of Yosemite Falls with blue tint - While I may see Yosemite Falls tinted blue, others might view it in black & white or other shades. I wish I could see the Mosque site through...

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Electric Shock Drowning: A Hidden Danger In Fresh Water

(7) Comments | Posted August 30, 2010 | 12:30 PM

Michael Cunningham with his best friend, Hallie, one of this year's Electric Shock Drowning victims.
(photo courtesy of Kevin Cunningham)

As a kid growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, I never thought twice about jumping into the fresh (albeit muddy)...

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