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  • San Gabriel Mountain dams could get major fill-up from storm system

    San Gabriel Mountain dams could get major fill-up from storm system
    The reservoirs behind 14 major dams that line the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains — nearly empty after two years of drought — could rise significantly from the forecasted deluge over the next three days, public works officials said....
  • Major storm brings needed rain to L.A., but at a cost

    Major storm brings needed rain to L.A., but at a cost
    A potent storm gave Southern California a more thorough soaking on Friday than it has seen in more than three years, bringing both cheers in a drought-stricken state and anxiety as it sent mud billowing through hillside neighborhoods and clogged roads....
  • Rainstorm unleashes mud, damages downtown L.A. street

    Rainstorm unleashes mud, damages downtown L.A. street
    A new round of thunderstorms plowed through Southern California on Saturday, snarling traffic, threatening mudslides and opening up a large hole on a busy street in downtown Los Angeles. The heavy band of rain drenched coastal and valley areas...
  • L.A. rain: Evacuations lifted in some foothill communities

    L.A. rain: Evacuations lifted in some foothill communities
    Mandatory evacuations have been lifted in two foothill communities threatened by mudslides below wildfire-ravaged areas. Glendora residents were allowed to return home Sunday when an evacuation order was lifted at 6 a.m. The 2,000-acre Colby fire in the...
  • California storms did little to ease drought conditions

    California storms did little to ease drought conditions
    The storms that slammed Southern California dumped much needed rain, but experts said they did little to ease the drought conditions. "This is no drought-buster, but it's a nice, fat down payment" in the water bank, said Bill Patzert, a climatologist...
  • Climate engineering ideas no longer considered pie in the sky

    WASHINGTON — As international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions stall, schemes to slow global warming using fantastical technologies once dismissed as a sideshow are getting serious consideration in Washington. Ships that spew salt into...
  • NASA would get $17.5 billion for 2015 under White House budget plan

    NASA would get $17.5 billion for 2015 under White House budget plan
    NASA’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year wouldn’t budge much from last year under the White House’s proposal for nearly $17.5 billion, as officials reaffirmed the commitment to extending the life of the International Space Station, funding...
  • Asteroid to pass within 217,000 miles of Earth; watch online

    Asteroid to pass within 217,000 miles of Earth; watch online
    An asteroid was passing within 217,000 miles of Earth on Wednesday afternoon, closer than the moon's distance from the planet. The asteroid is known as 2014 DX110 and is estimated to be 100 feet wide, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in...
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch

    Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch
    NASA’s elderly Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flipped into “safe mode” on Sunday after an unexpected computing glitch caused the spacecraft to switch from its main computer to its backup. The 8-year-old satellite, which left Earth in...
  • LCHS Engineering Club helps tap undiscovered potential

    LCHS Engineering Club helps tap undiscovered potential
    From the outside, room 604 looks like any other classroom on the La Caņada High School campus. But inside, the former wood shop room is a bustling workshop filled with wires, gadgets, computers and all the necessary ingredients required to animate a...
  • Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient

    Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient
    Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The plan sets aside $1.28 billion for planetary exploration — an amount one elected official is calling a far cry from what will be...