| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:12 AM
A series of rainstorms — one of which was powerful and destructive for residents statewide — helped deposit needed moisture to California, but it’s going to take 11 trillion gallons of water in storage to recover from the drought, NASA...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Foothill Municipal Water District announced last week the appointment of Kathy Ross as director of Division 5 of its service area.
A graduate of Bucknell University, the La Crescenta resident holds both her bachelor’s and master’s degree...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:51 PM
NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has been working well into its golden years – after nearly 11 years roaming the Red Planet, it has survived more than 40 times past its warranty. But now, this trusty veteran explorer is experiencing some...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge spent a busy year in 2014 launching new missions and receiving data that will forever change the way we think about the planets in our solar system and the universe beyond.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Media outlets have been busy these past couple of weeks producing every kind of list possible that can sum up 2014. A nod is given to everything from the year's viral Internet memes to a mournful list of celebrities who have met their demise since last...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:28 PM
A cold snap this week brought snow and freezing temperatures to much of California during the final days of the year, but for the most part 2014 was hot.
In fact, it was the warmest year for California since record-keeping began in 1877.
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:18 PM
NASA’s Kepler Space telescope — developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge — passed a milestone with the verification of eight new planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, bringing the total number of exoplanets to 1,004....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:00 PM
NASA has put telescopes on mountains and telescopes in space – but what about a telescope on a high-flying blimp?
Scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are designing a possible contest that could foster the building of...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Most people know what a difference a day makes. But anyone who’s ever been to the annual Invention Challenge at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory knows it’s the milliseconds that count.
That’s where area students with a penchant...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Was Mars once a land of lakes, protected by a thick atmosphere? That’s been up for debate as scientists try to determine how wet the now-parched planet once was -- and how long it stayed that way. But NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Ten Years Ago
Three people died and seven were injured on a weekday morning in December 2004 when a commuter van bound for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory plunged off the side of a fog-shrouded stretch of Angeles Forest Highway.
Twenty Years Ago...