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  • JPL scientists work with European Space Agency on Rosetta mission

    JPL scientists work with European Space Agency on Rosetta mission
    Claudia Alexander has spent the last 15 years of her life waiting for this moment: landing a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on the surface of a speeding comet. She knows it won't be easy. The comet is hurtling through space at 84,000 mph,...
  • 'Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman' at MOCA/PDC

    'Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman' at MOCA/PDC
    Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel (1922-95) was an actress and artist better known as just Cameron, her familial birth name. The notoriety hinges primarily on two things. One was her role in filmmaker Kenneth Anger’s short underground classic,...
  • SoCal: A glimpse of Descanso Gardens' new 5-acre oak woodland

    SoCal: A glimpse of Descanso Gardens' new 5-acre oak woodland
    You'll soon be able to walk through a part of Descanso Gardens that has been off-limits to visitors for three decades and recaptures some of what the L.A. Basin looked like in its native state. Five acres that will reopen to the public on Saturday...
  • European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce

    European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce
    A mobile laboratory the size of a washing machine made history Wednesday when it completed a slow-motion descent to the surface of a comet 311 million miles from Earth. But scientists fear it didn't stick the landing. The European Space Agency's...
  • Young robot builders get help from older kids

    In less than four months, about 30 kids from Crescenta Valley High School have put in about 950 hours mentoring young La Crescenta students who built robots to compete in the FIRST LEGO League against other Los Angeles student-built robots. Young...
  • Santa Ana winds increase fire danger in parts of Southern California

    Santa Ana winds increase fire danger in parts of Southern California
    Fire officials remained on high alert Sunday as strong Santa Ana winds continued to pose serious wildfire threats across Southern California, particularly in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Red flag warnings were issued throughout the region as more...
  • Illuminate SF shines a light on San Francisco's glowing artworks

    Illuminate SF shines a light on San Francisco's glowing artworks
    The Illuminate SF Light Art Festival returns this month with 16 sculptures around San Francisco that glow with extraordinary energy. The fest, now in its second year, showcases public artworks installed around the city as well as temporary pieces...
  • Southern California to see biggest storm since February, forecasters say

    Southern California to see biggest storm since February, forecasters say
    Get out those rain boots and umbrellas. Forecasters are expecting the biggest rainstorm since February to hit the Los Angeles area.  A Pacific Northwest weather system should bring heavy rains to Southern California starting Tuesday, according to the...
  • L.A. theater openings, Sept. 28-Oct. 5: 'The Call of Cthulhu' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Sept. 28-Oct. 5: 'The Call of Cthulhu' and more
    Untold terrors await in "The Call of Cthulhu," "Night of the Living Dead" and at Wicked Lit 2014. And on a lighter note, there's the nostalgia-fueled revue "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" Bright Star World premiere of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s new...
  • NASA spacecraft around Mars send back images of comet Siding Spring

    NASA spacecraft around Mars send back images of comet Siding Spring
    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released the first resolved images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus -- and it's a lot smaller than people expected. The nucleus of the comet that zoomed past the Red Planet on Sunday appears to be about half its...
  • Andrew Kay dies at 95; inventor pioneered compact computers

    Andrew Kay dies at 95; inventor pioneered compact computers
    For a few years in the 1980s, Andrew Kay's computers were top-quality, low-cost and, for the day, feather-light. The Kaypro II, one of the top-selling "portables" in America, weighed in at a mere 26 pounds. While elephantine by today's standards, it was...