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  • 'Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman' at MOCA/PDC

    'Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman' at MOCA/PDC
    Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel (1922-95) was an actress and artist better known as just Cameron, her familial birth name. The notoriety hinges primarily on two things. One was her role in filmmaker Kenneth Anger’s short underground classic,...
  • SoCal: A glimpse of Descanso Gardens' new 5-acre oak woodland

    SoCal: A glimpse of Descanso Gardens' new 5-acre oak woodland
    You'll soon be able to walk through a part of Descanso Gardens that has been off-limits to visitors for three decades and recaptures some of what the L.A. Basin looked like in its native state. Five acres that will reopen to the public on Saturday...
  • NASA spacecraft around Mars sends images of comet Siding Spring

    NASA spacecraft around Mars sends images of comet Siding Spring
    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released the first resolved images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus -- and it's a lot smaller than people expected. The nucleus of the comet that zoomed past the Red Planet on Sunday appears to be about half its...
  • 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...
  • No end to Southland drought seen in winter rain forecast

    No end to Southland drought seen in winter rain forecast
    Southern California could see above-average rainfall this winter, but it won't be enough to shake the drought that is likely to persist or intensify in large swaths of the state, federal forecasters said Thursday. "The drought has been so severe and...
  • NASA orbiters watch as comet flies safely past Mars

    NASA orbiters watch as comet flies safely past Mars
    Comet Siding Spring sailed past Mars on Sunday, coming 10 times closer to the Red Planet than any comet on record has come to Earth. At the time of the comet's closest approach at 11:27 a.m., it was just 87,000 miles from Mars. That's less than half the...
  • A comet is about to fly by Mars: Here's everything you need to know

    A comet is about to fly by Mars: Here's everything you need to know
    On Sunday, a comet the size of a mountain will brush past Mars, passing just 87,000 miles away from the red planet. That's about one-third the distance between the Earth and the moon, and scientists say it is likely closer than any comet has gotten to...
  • La Cañada History: Local resident settles in as JPL's chief engineer

    La Cañada History: Local resident settles in as JPL's chief engineer
    Ten Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge resident Brian Muirhead was settling into his new position as chief engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Muirhead first became acquainted with the operations at the lab as an intern in 1977; he was hired on the...
  • Enthusiasts land at JPL

    Enthusiasts land at JPL
    More than 45,000 science fans took advantage of a free offer to explore the inner workings of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory last weekend when the La Cañada facility opened its doors for its annual Open House. The event, which attracts large...