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  • La Cañada History: Area PGA player named Golf Professional of the Year

    La Cañada History: Area PGA player named Golf Professional of the Year
    Ten Years Ago La Cañada High School received a face-lift in the summer of 2004 when about 3,000 gallons of paint, most of it in the shade "Ventura Yellow" covered its previously gray walls. "I think it looks great," said Cynthia Keech, then principal of...
  • More than 1,400 lightning strikes hit Southern California over weekend

    More than 1,400 lightning strikes hit Southern California over weekend
    More than 1,400 lightning strikes jolted Southern California over the weekend during a rare summer thunderstorm in which a 20-year-old man died and several others were injured, officials said. A map released Tuesday by the National Weather Service shows...
  • How much water does California have left?

    Southern California water managers are doing such a great job that you would hardly know we are in the midst of the worst drought since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. Our lush, well-watered landscapes look as healthy and inviting as ever. Our...
  • Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on

    Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on
    On a dusty clearing between a fallow wheat field and wilting orange groves, Steve Arthur's crew of two mud-splattered well drillers worked furiously to deliver a lifeline to another despondent farmer. Using a diesel-powered rig that rumbled like a...
  • La Cañada History: Resident appointed 'lead protocol chief' for 1984 Summer Olympics

    La Cañada History: Resident appointed 'lead protocol chief' for 1984 Summer Olympics
    Ten Years Ago Three men suspected of burglarizing a La Cañada jewelry store six weeks earlier were in jail and law enforcement officials were on the hunt for a Glendale businessman suspected of leading a theft ring that was believed to have taken...
  • Rare lightning storm at Venice Beach kills 1, injures 13

    Rare lightning storm at Venice Beach kills 1, injures 13
    Angelica Roquemore made the long drive from Bakersfield to Venice Beach on Sunday, planning to frolic in the waves with relatives during her first visit to the famed beach town's white sand and eclectic shops. But in an instant, the day at the beach...
  • California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn

    California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn
    The temperatures were so hot this year in Joe Del Bosque’s cantaloupe fields in the San Joaquin Valley that some of the melons could have used sunscreen. The surface of the fruit got sunburned, which looks bad and in some cases affects taste. He...
  • 2014 off to hottest start on record for California

    2014 off to hottest start on record for California
    The sun was so strong this year in Joe Del Bosque's cantaloupe fields that some of the melons could have used sunscreen. The surface of the fruit got sunburned, which looks bad and in some cases affects taste. He had to throw those away. The first six...
  • Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877

    Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877
    Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecasters now say the El Niño that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize.  According to the National Weather...
  • NASA closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

    NASA closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth
    If you believe there must be extraterrestrial life somewhere in the immensity of the universe, here's some good news: Top NASA scientists agree with you, and at a panel discussion Monday, they said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure....
  • La Cañada History: Students learned American Folk music

    La Cañada History: Students learned American Folk music
    Ten Years Ago Members of JPL Boy Scout Troop 509 were back in town after having finished a 22-mile day hike to the 14,494-foot summit of Mt. Whitney. After they reached the summit on that July day, they consumed a quick lunch. Snow then began falling,...