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  • 'Telescope Nuts & Bolts' workshop introduces kids to astronomy

    Local telescope expert Bill Fournier presented a "Telescope Nuts and Bolts" workshop for kids at the Windsor Locks Public Library on July 24. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA ambassador brought his various telescopes to introduce the world of...
  • La Caņada 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 Caņada 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...
  • Success! Cassini flies by Titan, collects intel on mysterious lakes

    Success! Cassini flies by Titan, collects intel on mysterious lakes
    NASA's Cassini mission flew past Titan early Wednesday morning, successfully completing a complex maneuver that will help scientists better understand one of the solar system's most intriguing moons. Beginning around midnight, a team of scientists and...
  • La Caņada 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 Caņada 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...
  • La Caņada History: 1950s campaign warned "Speed Kills! Take it Easy"

    La Cañada History: 1950s campaign warned "Speed Kills! Take it Easy"
    Ten Years Ago It was reported that in a survey taken in the spring of 2004, La Caņada voters contacted were split on whether or not they supported the completion of the 710 Freeway. According to a spokesman for the 710 Freeway Coalition, a group...
  • NASA releases best images yet of a near-Earth asteroid [Video]

    NASA releases best images yet of a near-Earth asteroid [Video]
    An asteroid nicknamed "the beast" zipped by Earth last weekend, and NASA's telescopes were ready. The video below represents some of the most detailed images of a near-Earth asteroid ever taken, according to the space agency. The asteroid officially...
  • Fund today's NASA missions, inspire tomorrow's scientists

    I agree with B.R. Oppenheimer's plea for additional funding for NASA's currently operating space astronomy missions. ("Would you be willing to pay more than 25 cents a year to understand the cosmos?," Opinion, June 5) Recently, I participated in a major...
  • Garcetti promises 10,000 jobs for veterans by 2017

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged Monday to secure 10,000 jobs for veterans by 2017.  The city will dedicate $9 million over the next five years to connect veterans with jobs, the mayor said, and ensure that 10% of those served at the city's new...
  • Asteroid to pass by Earth on Sunday. Wave hello to 'the Beast!'

    Asteroid to pass by Earth on Sunday. Wave hello to 'the Beast!'
    An asteroid the length of a New York city block will zip past Earth on Sunday, June 8, coming within 770,000 miles of our planet at its closest approach. Nicknamed "the Beast," it has been designated a "potentially hazardous asteroid" because of its...