| Feb 5, 2015
| 12:00 PM
There was no sign, no warm buildup providing clues. In fact, meteorologist Scott Sukup had totally missed the forecast for Thursday.
It is National Weatherpersons Day.
“I’m not sure anyone in the office was aware,” the National...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:33 PM
Ten Years Ago
The son of the late William and Marjorie Phetteplace, a couple who had made their home on Descanso Drive, donated from their estate a Victorian era square grand piano to Lanterman House museum on Encinas Drive. The instrument had been...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:29 PM
The White House budget request for 2016 has proposed to give NASA $18.5 billion, including funding for the Mars 2020 rover and a mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.
But while the overall budget is nearly half a billion dollars more than the 2015...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 7:27 PM
The budget proposal unveiled by President Obama on Monday earmarks more than $1 billion for California transportation and construction projects, including $330 million that Los Angeles officials called crucial to extending the Purple Line from the Mid-...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:28 PM
After one of the driest Januarys ever in California, there may be a glimmer of hope for the parched state: There's a slight chance of above-normal rainfall for Southern California over the next three months and an even chance for the rest, according to...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 1:30 PM
After a dry January in which San Francisco received no rain the entire month for the first time in 165 years, rainfall figures released Monday show California is at 85% of normal for this time of year.
But a storm heading to Northern California this...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:55 AM
A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts.
The satellite is on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:42 PM
Here's a question for you: What are the names for the pyrimidine bases found in DNA?
That's just one example of the many challenges that a few dozen high school students in Huntington Beach and Irvine will field this weekend in a quiz-style...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:12 PM
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has rediscovered a "lost" British spacecraft that disappeared without a trace more than 11 years ago.
The discovery of the Beagle 2 lander, hailed by planetary scientists, solves a decade-old mystery as to the...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 4:00 AM
If you were hoping to find a little more time for yourself or your loved ones in the new year, you are in luck: 2015 is going to be exactly one second longer than 2014.
The "leap second" was decreed this week by astronomers at the International Earth...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 66 degrees and a low of 46 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. In case you missed them, here are your local headlines from the...