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  • La Cañada 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 Cañada 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...
  • 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...
  • Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on

    Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on
    On a dusty clearing between a fallow wheat field and wilting orange groves, Steve Arthur's crew of two mud-splattered well drillers worked furiously to deliver a lifeline to another despondent farmer. Using a diesel-powered rig that rumbled like a...
  • 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...
  • Engineer and artist honored by Maine West

     Engineer and artist honored by Maine West
    Before he was named a 2014 Maine West Distinguished Alumnus, Elliott "Kip" Dodge worked as a car designer, an aerospace engineer for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, on Mars missions and presented his...
  • California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn

    California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn
    The temperatures were so hot this year in Joe Del Bosque’s cantaloupe fields in the San Joaquin Valley 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...
  • La Cañada History: Postmaster retired after 33 years of service

    La Cañada History: Postmaster retired after 33 years of service
    Ten Years Ago It was announced that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory would create its first float entry for the Jan. 1, 2005 Rose Parade, in cooperation with Caltech. The float's theme would be "A Family of Explorers," in keeping with the parade's...
  • 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...
  • Road to Mars: JPL scientists prepare for a supersonic test over Hawaii

    Road to Mars: JPL scientists prepare for a supersonic test over Hawaii
    If the wind blows the right way, sometime around sunset on Friday night, three tractor tugboats operated by P&R Water Taxi will pull up anchor in Honolulu and set off for the aquamarine waters west of Kauai. On Saturday, assuming all goes well, these...
  • 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...