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  • Rabid bats on the rise in Los Angeles County this year

     
    Due to an unusually high number of rabid bats found in Los Angeles County this year, public health officials are asking all residents to avoid touching any wild animals and to make sure their pets have up-to-date vaccinations. Officials do......
  • Port of Call Spotlight: Oranjestad, Aruba

    Port of Call Spotlight: Oranjestad, Aruba
    Aruba, the westernmost of the so-called Dutch "ABC islands:" Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, is less than 20 miles from the coast of Venezuela. A small island, about 20-miles long and six-and-a-quarter miles wide at its widest point, Aruba could be said to be...
  • Use houseplants to fill in a garden's empty spaces

    Use houseplants to fill in a garden's empty spaces
    By mid-July, "black holes" often develop in the garden. Spring ephemeral flowers such as Virginia bluebells have died away. Tulip leaves and stems have browned and even the daffodil foliage has mostly faded and can safely be removed. Bleeding heart...
  • Garden shortcuts that save time and energy

    Garden shortcuts that save time and energy
    Author Jeff Bredenberg has made a habit of writing books that help homeowners cut corners. His latest is "How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work" (Rodale, $18.95), another of his "How to Cheat" series. This one offers "shameless tricks" to help gardeners...
  • Escape to a tropical Alcatraz

    Escape to a tropical Alcatraz
    San Lucas Island, Costa Rica "If you don't have anything to do," says the graffiti scratched into the cellblock wall, "don't come here to do it." That would have been excellent advice from 1883 to 1989, when this penitentiary on San Lucas Island was...
  • Fossils radically alter ideas about the look of man's earliest ancestors

    Fossils radically alter ideas about the look of man's earliest ancestors
    A treasure trove of 4.4-million-year-old fossils from the Ethiopian desert is dramatically overturning widely held ideas about the early evolution of humans and how they came to walk upright, even as it paints a remarkably detailed picture of early life...
  • GAMEBUSTERS

    (High school football plays of 30 yards or more) 75 – Taylor Ross (Sage Hill) touchdown run 61 – Taylor Ross (Sage Hill) touchdown run 44 – Buzzy Yokoyama (Newport Harbor) touchdown run 40 – Andrew Boehm (Corona del Mar)...
  • A night walk in the park

    Jim and Joanne Jackson lead a series of night walks once a month during the summer in Descanso Gardens. It's a better opportunity to see the creatures that call the gardens home. The couple, married 53 years, give their evenings as volunteers at...
  • Explore Iowa's caves

    Explore Iowa's caves
    It can be a challenge to enjoy the outdoors during the long Midwest winter. When it gets cold and snowy outside, break out of your routine and head to Maquoketa, Iowa to go underground and explore some caves. Maquoketa Caves State Park has the largest...
  • Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival starts Friday at Paramount Ranch

     
    The inaugural Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival begins Friday evening at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. Sponsored by the National Park Service in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the free festival will take...
  • From the Vaults: 'First Spaceship on Venus' (1960)

     
    Well, "First Spaceship on Venus" is quite the odd little movie: a vintage space epic filmed in East Germany and co-produced with Poland. It features an international team of characters and a strong anti-nuclear message! Released in German as "Der...