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  • La Cañada History: La Cañada Thursday Club stages Heirloom Discovery Day

    La Cañada History: La Cañada Thursday Club stages Heirloom Discovery Day
    Ten Years Ago A herd of 250 goats arrived by transporter truck that brought them from Lakeview, Ore. to Descanso Gardens to serve in a vegetation management capacity, eating brush to reduce fire fuel. They were in La Cañada for a one-month stay,...
  • Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered

    Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered
    Scientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation — the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang. The findings, made...
  • Light rain expected by midweek in L.A. area

    Light rain expected by midweek in L.A. area
    Light rain is expected in the Los Angeles area by midweek, forecasters said. There's a 40% to 50% chance of light showers by Wednesday night, said David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Even if it’s just a quarter of...
  • L.A. weather: Expect cooler temperatures, light rain by Wednesday

    L.A. weather: Expect cooler temperatures, light rain by Wednesday
    The storm system moving into the Los Angeles region is expected to produce only light rain by midweek, forecasters say. There is a 20% chance of rain by early Wednesday morning, which increases to around 50% later in the day, with winds expected to be...
  • Asteroid to pass within 217,000 miles of Earth; watch online

    Asteroid to pass within 217,000 miles of Earth; watch online
    An asteroid was passing within 217,000 miles of Earth on Wednesday afternoon, closer than the moon's distance from the planet. The asteroid is known as 2014 DX110 and is estimated to be 100 feet wide, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in...
  • Pasadena's mature tech scene aims to emerge from Silicon Beach shadow

    Pasadena's mature tech scene aims to emerge from Silicon Beach shadow
    Ask anyone about L.A. tech these days and they'll almost certainly point to Santa Monica and Venice, where hundreds of start-ups have emerged in the last few years. So-called Silicon Beach is home to Snapchat, sizable Google and Microsoft offices, and a...
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch

    Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch
    NASA’s elderly Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flipped into “safe mode” on Sunday after an unexpected computing glitch caused the spacecraft to switch from its main computer to its backup. The 8-year-old satellite, which left Earth in...
  • LCHS Engineering Club helps tap undiscovered potential

    LCHS Engineering Club helps tap undiscovered potential
    From the outside, room 604 looks like any other classroom on the La Cañada High School campus. But inside, the former wood shop room is a bustling workshop filled with wires, gadgets, computers and all the necessary ingredients required to animate a...
  • Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient

    Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient
    Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The plan sets aside $1.28 billion for planetary exploration — an amount one elected official is calling a far cry from what will be...
  • Mars rover drives backward to test its skills, wheels

    Mars rover drives backward to test its skills, wheels
    Unimpressed by Michael Jackson’s iconic moonwalk? How about a "Marswalk"? NASA’s Curiosity rover showed off its fancy footwork on the Red Planet this week by driving backward. The Mars Science Laboratory robot just finished its longest drive...
  • La Cañada History: Postmaster retired after 33 years of service

    La Cañada History: Postmaster retired after 33 years of service
    Ten Years Ago It was announced that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory would create its first float entry for the Jan. 1, 2005 Rose Parade, in cooperation with Caltech. The float's theme would be "A Family of Explorers," in keeping with the parade's...