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  • Fund today's NASA missions, inspire tomorrow's scientists

    I agree with B.R. Oppenheimer's plea for additional funding for NASA's currently operating space astronomy missions. ("Would you be willing to pay more than 25 cents a year to understand the cosmos?," Opinion, June 5) Recently, I participated in a major...
  • 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...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti announces job assistance program for veterans

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti announces job assistance program for veterans
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced a multi-agency assistance program for veterans whose employment prospects have lagged in the recovery, pledging to secure 10,000 jobs by 2017 for those who served in the military. The city will...
  • La Cañada History: 1950s campaign warned "Speed Kills! Take it Easy"

    La Cañada History: 1950s campaign warned "Speed Kills! Take it Easy"
    Ten Years Ago It was reported that in a survey taken in the spring of 2004, La Cañada voters contacted were split on whether or not they supported the completion of the 710 Freeway. According to a spokesman for the 710 Freeway Coalition, a group...
  • NASA releases best images yet of a near-Earth asteroid [Video]

    NASA releases best images yet of a near-Earth asteroid [Video]
    An asteroid nicknamed "the beast" zipped by Earth last weekend, and NASA's telescopes were ready. The video below represents some of the most detailed images of a near-Earth asteroid ever taken, according to the space agency. The asteroid officially...
  • Learning Matters: GCC choir provides a fun outlet

    Learning Matters: GCC choir provides a fun outlet
    I have written and spoken many times — including in this column last September — about the academic and social benefits of music education for children. Learning to read music is learning a new symbolic language. Learning rhythms is an...
  • Student recognized for whirlwind achievement

    Student recognized for whirlwind achievement
    La Cañada High School senior Alice Zhai received special recognition Tuesday from the La Cañada Unified Governing Board for a science project on hurricanes that was published in an international journal and earned her a $50,000 scholarship from the...
  • John Oliver skewers payday lenders. Now, what to do about their customers?

    John Oliver skewers payday lenders. Now, what to do about their customers?
    HBO's John Oliver turned his humor-laced outrage on payday lenders Sunday, holding them, celebrity pitchman Montel Williams and their legislative allies up for some well-deserved ridicule. Citing a study that found 75% of payday loans were taken out...
  • NASA's 'flying saucer' test project deemed a success

    NASA's 'flying saucer' test project deemed a success
    Scientists and engineers convened at La Cañada’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Friday to share findings of a recent test project that could help NASA deposit bigger, heavier payloads and spacecraft on the Martian surface. The Low-Density Supersonic...
  • La Cañada History: Peaches spends summer at the pool

    La Cañada History: Peaches spends summer at the pool
    Ten Years Ago Local parents, teachers and former students at La Cañada High weighed in via letters to the editor, expressing their extreme dismay on learning a mural that had been created over 20 years’ time by teens studying art at the school had...
  • NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along

    NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along
    By the time NASA’s flying saucer splashed down in the Pacific in June, the engineers who designed it already knew their experiment had been a huge success. From the control tower at Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, they had watched...