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  • Kiwanis Club installs new president

    Kiwanis Club installs new president
    Fred Schooley was installed as the 67th president of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada at a banquet dinner held Sept. 24 at Oakmont Country Club. He succeeds Tom Passanisi. Brian Swartz was honored with the Gil Smith Award and the Rev. Dr. Gary Dennis, who...
  • Sweltering heat continues to hold Southland in its grip

    Sweltering heat continues to hold Southland in its grip
    A four-day heat wave reaches its sizzling zenith Saturday, when Death Valley-like temperatures will bake Southern California, ratcheting up concerns about wildfires and turning outdoor activities into sweltering chores. The spike in temperatures comes...
  • L.A. heat wave will spike Saturday; fire danger heightened

    L.A. heat wave will spike Saturday; fire danger heightened
    Saturday is going to be the hottest day of Southern California's heat wave, with temperatures passing 100 degrees in some areas and rising to the 90s even in some coastal locations. A slight cooling trend is set for Sunday, according to the National...
  • Heat wave to bake Southern California on Saturday

    Heat wave to bake Southern California on Saturday
    An oppressive four-day heat-wave sizzling throughout Southern California signals the transition from a hot summer to the beginning of a Santa Ana season that weather experts fear could trigger massive wildfires. Saturday will be the peak of the high...
  • Out of the Blue: Don't ignore the water crisis

    I Wish it Would Rain Sunshine, blue skies, please go away My town is getting drier, every day With it went my future, my life is filled with gloom So day after day, I stay locked up in my room. I know to you it might sound strange. But I...
  • Satellite images reveal shocking groundwater loss in California

    Satellite images reveal shocking groundwater loss in California
    The severity of California’s drought continues to shock, with the latest example coming courtesy of NASA. The space agency’s two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE, satellites have been been in orbit since 2002, making...
  • NASA braces Mars orbiters for comet's close encounter

    NASA braces Mars orbiters for comet's close encounter
    They are literally specks of dust, tiny bits of primordial material that wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. But for spacecraft in orbit around Mars, they could become minuscule agents of destruction. These dust particles will come hurtling past the...
  • L.A. theater openings, Sept. 28-Oct. 5: 'The Call of Cthulhu' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Sept. 28-Oct. 5: 'The Call of Cthulhu' and more
    Untold terrors await in "The Call of Cthulhu," "Night of the Living Dead" and at Wicked Lit 2014. And on a lighter note, there's the nostalgia-fueled revue "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" Bright Star World premiere of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s new...
  • Andrew Kay dies at 95; inventor pioneered compact computers

    Andrew Kay dies at 95; inventor pioneered compact computers
    For a few years in the 1980s, Andrew Kay's computers were top-quality, low-cost and, for the day, feather-light. The Kaypro II, one of the top-selling "portables" in America, weighed in at a mere 26 pounds. While elephantine by today's standards, it was...
  • Northern California fires may offer a grim preview for Southland

    Northern California fires may offer a grim preview for Southland
    Northern California is bearing the brunt of wildfires that have destroyed scores of homes and consumed huge swaths of land. The state has seen 1,000 more wildfires so far this year compared to the average, many of them in northern forest areas left bone-...
  • JPL's new parking garage marks a successful mission on Earth

    JPL's new parking garage marks a successful mission on Earth
    Officials from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently celebrated with local city officials and employees the completion of a five-story, 1,450-space parking structure that has been part of the facility's master plan for nearly 50 years. In a...