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  • NASA braces Mars orbiters for close comet flyby

    NASA braces Mars orbiters for close comet flyby
    They are literally specks of dust, tiny bits of primordial material that wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. But for spacecraft in orbit around Mars, they could become minuscule agents of destruction. These dust particles will come hurtling past the...
  • NASA braces Mars orbiters for comet's close encounter

    NASA braces Mars orbiters for comet's close encounter
    They are literally specks of dust, tiny bits of primordial material that wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. But for spacecraft in orbit around Mars, they could become minuscule agents of destruction. These dust particles will come hurtling past the...
  • 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...
  • Best time to see 2014 meteor showers? Right about ... now!

    Best time to see 2014 meteor showers? Right about ... now!
    Get ready sky watchers ... it's meteor shower time! Two meteor showers are converging this week, and you don't want to miss the show. Monday evening marks the peak of the Delta Aquariids, which can produce up to 20 meteors per hour. Astronomers are...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mars rover Opportunity breaks the off-world driving record

    Mars rover Opportunity breaks the off-world driving record
    Opportunity, the little rover that could, has broken a 41-year-old driving distance record that’s out of this world. The decade-old NASA Mars rover has crossed the 25-mile mark, surpassing the 24.2-mile record held by the Russian moon rover Lunokhod...
  • Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

    Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange
    A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks. The high school and college students hailed from Incheon, South Korea, Burbank’s sister city since 1961, and...
  • '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...
  • Southern California may see some rain from Hurricane Norbert

    Southern California may see some rain from Hurricane Norbert
    The latest hurricane churning off the coast of Baja California could bring some rain and thunderstorms to parts of drought-stricken Southern California, forecasters said Friday. As Hurricane Norbert slowly moves northwest along Mexico's Baja peninsula,...
  • Limited water presents challenge for natural gas fracking

    Limited water presents challenge for natural gas fracking
    Extracting natural gas for energy from shale rock deep underground requires lots of water, but much of the world's shale gas is in regions where water is already scarce, including part of California, according to a study issued Tuesday. The amount of...