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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Students engineer success with 3-D printer and robotic arm

    Students engineer success with 3-D printer and robotic arm
    Students at Glendale Community College met a major milestone this week when they unveiled a robotic arm and 3-D printer they spent months designing and building. The projects are the first of their kind to be produced on campus by students who belong to...
  • 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,...
  • Asteroid nicknamed 'the Beast' buzzing by Earth

    Asteroid nicknamed 'the Beast' buzzing by Earth
    An asteroid the length of a New York city block will zip past Earth on Sunday, 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 size...
  • Forest trails closed by 2009 Station Fire reopening for Memorial Day

    Forest trails closed by 2009 Station Fire reopening for Memorial Day
    All trails previously shuttered since the 2009 Station Fire will reopen in time for Memorial Day on Saturday at Angeles National Forest. The reopening provides about 46,000 acres of available space for hiking, camping and picknicking, according to...
  • Two CV students among app honorees

    Two CV students among app honorees
    La Crescenta students dominated in a first-ever science, technology, engineering and math competition that asked students in the 28th Congressional district to create digital applications. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada on Tuesday, Rep....
  • Colin Pillinger, colorful scientist of failed Mars probe, dies at 70

    Colin Pillinger, colorful scientist of failed Mars probe, dies at 70
    Colin Pillinger, a colorful British space scientist who sported thick mutton-chop whiskers and became a symbol of national pluck in masterminding a failed search for life on Mars, died Thursday in a Cambridge hospital. He was 70. Pillinger collapsed...
  • 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...