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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

    NASA scientists say they're 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 on Monday, they said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...