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  • Piece of Mind: The rhyme and reason behind our Top 10

    Media outlets have been busy these past couple of weeks producing every kind of list possible that can sum up 2014. A nod is given to everything from the year's viral Internet memes to a mournful list of celebrities who have met their demise since last...
  • Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014

    Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014
    A cold snap this week brought snow and freezing temperatures to much of California during the final days of the year, but for the most part 2014 was hot. In fact, it was the warmest year for California since record-keeping began in 1877. The average...
  • 818 Roundup: Local hospitals celebrate Armenian Christmas; JPL's telescope discovers new planets

    818 Roundup: Local hospitals celebrate Armenian Christmas; JPL's telescope discovers new planets
    Good morning, 818! Today is Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 81 degrees and a low of 50 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your local headlines: - Local religious leaders recited...
  • Kepler mission passes milestone with verification of eight new exoplanets

    Kepler mission passes milestone with verification of eight new exoplanets
    NASA’s Kepler Space telescope — developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge — passed a milestone with the verification of eight new planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, bringing the total number of exoplanets to 1,004....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds

    As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds
    Even stars can get lost in space. Scientists who shot a rocket up beyond Earth’s atmosphere for a matter of minutes have made a remarkable discovery about the diffuse background light that permeates the universe: As many as half of all stars may...