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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,...
  • 'Beautiful physics' helps find ocean worlds in solar system

    'Beautiful physics' helps find ocean worlds in solar system
    Scientists on the hunt for an exoplanet capable of sustaining life used to believe a likely candidate couldn't be too close to its parent sun or too far away, or else it would burn up or freeze. They called that sweet spot for habitability the...
  • Around Town: The Devil's Gate is in the details

    La Cañada's real concern with the proposed Devil's Gate Sediment Removal Program in Hahamongna Watershed is not just the 150,000 truckloads or the removal of over 2.4 million cubic yards of sand and sediment. It's not the noise. Not the five years of...
  • As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds

    As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds
    Even stars can get lost in space. Scientists who shot a rocket up beyond Earth’s atmosphere for a matter of minutes have made a remarkable discovery about the diffuse background light that permeates the universe: As many as half of all stars may...
  • 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-...
  • NASA spacecraft around Mars send back images of comet Siding Spring

    NASA spacecraft around Mars send back 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...