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  • Obama weighs national monument status for San Gabriels

    Obama weighs national monument status for San Gabriels
    President Obama is considering a plan to designate the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, an action intended to address crowding and pollution, and enhance recreational opportunities for a range that lies within an hour's drive for 10 million...
  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years. Here,...
  • Cargo ship plan aims to protect whales, air quality off Santa Barbara

    Cargo ship plan aims to protect whales, air quality off Santa Barbara
    A pilot program starting this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: The hulking vessels are major sources of air pollution and the shipping lanes overlap...
  • NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along

    NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along
    By the time NASA’s flying saucer splashed down in the Pacific in June, the engineers who designed it already knew their experiment had been a huge success. From the control tower at Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, they had watched...
  • Volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it — at La Brea Tar Pits

    Volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it — at La Brea Tar Pits
    Every Thursday morning, Judith Sydner-Gordon puts on the same simple uniform: khaki cargo pants and an electric orange T-shirt with a saber-toothed cat emblazoned across the front. Recently, she added an accessory, a miniature canine skull that dangles...
  • L.A.'s Mt. Wilson Observatory inspires the future of cosmology

    L.A.'s Mt. Wilson Observatory inspires the future of cosmology
    The first thing I notice as we climb the steep stairs is an old hand crank telephone — the kind that looks like a face with two brass bells for eyes and a black trumpet for a mouth. It sits in a cubby along with a rotary telephone from the 1950s and...
  • Rain of asteroids melted early Earth, boiled its oceans, study shows

    Rain of asteroids melted early Earth, boiled its oceans, study shows
    When you look up at the moon’s pockmarked face, you’re actually staring at Earth’s early history. The rain of asteroids that pummeled the lunar surface hit our planet too — it’s just that erosion and plate tectonics blotted...
  • Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

    Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'
    Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines. She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had...
  • Smooch! Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev accept People's Choice Award

    Smooch! Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev accept People's Choice Award
    Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev graciously accepted the "favorite on-screen chemistry" People's Choice Award with a high-five, a kiss and a laugh despite having broken up off-screen.  "The Vampire Diaries" costars, who play star-crossed vampires Damon...
  • Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?

     Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?
    When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...
  • Film academy elects first African American president: Cheryl Boone Isaacs

    Film academy elects first African American president: Cheryl Boone Isaacs
    Veteran Hollywood marketer Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been elected the first African American president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out the Oscars each year. Isaacs, a longtime academy insider who most...