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  • La Caņada History: Local kids make float in homage to Rose Parade

    La Cañada History: Local kids make float in homage to Rose Parade
    Ten Years Ago Scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were focused on Mars during the first weekend of January 2004, as the rover named Spirit was scheduled to arrive there to begin a three-month mission collecting data and returning it...
  • JPL Chorus preparing for winter show

    JPL Chorus preparing for winter show
    The holidays may be over for most people, but workers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge are planning one last musical hurrah. The JPL Chorus will perform holiday songs at their second free winter concert at 8 p.m. on...
  • Montrose Bowl still going strong

    Montrose Bowl still going strong
    Tucked away on Honolulu Avenue, Montrose Bowl’s location is the definition of discreet. Despite the lack of flashing lights or colorful signs to announce its 77-year presence, the spot remains a favorite of locals and film companies. With its blue-...
  • La Caņada History: Volunteers watched for enemy air forces

    La Cañada History: Volunteers watched for enemy air forces
    Ten Years Ago Then-Vice President Dick Cheney, on a four-day campaign swing to the West, paid a visit to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada. Cheney toured the facility and met scientists and engineers working on the Mars rover program before...
  • NASA gets some funding for Mars 2020 rover in federal spending bill

    NASA gets some funding for Mars 2020 rover in federal spending bill
    Congressional negotiators released a $1.1-trillion omnibus spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year that’s more generous to NASA’s scientific endeavors than the White House’s proposal, but it may be too soon to celebrate, officials said...
  • JPL joins in 10-year celebration of Mars rovers

    JPL joins in 10-year celebration of Mars rovers
    In January 2004, two exploration vehicles touched down on Mars, beginning a 90-day mission in search of potential sources of water, a precursor for life, on a seemingly dead planet. Armed with geological instruments, cameras and the technology required...
  • YMCA to host Game+Hack 2014

    The Burbank YMCA, in collaboration with the city and Nickelodeon, is hosting a three-day hackathon — called Game+Hack 2014 — this weekend for computer programmers with ideas for mobile applications. From May 2 to 4, participants will be...
  • Yeomans to speak at Tupper Awards

    Yeomans to speak at Tupper Awards
    Don Yeomans, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory Fellow, senior research scientist and manager of NASA's Near Earth Objects Program Office, will be the guest speaker on May 12 when the La Caņada Flintridge Coordinating Council holds its annual Les Tupper Awards...
  • NASA wants to land something big on Mars: Will a flying saucer help?

    NASA wants to land something big on Mars: Will a flying saucer help?
    NASA has a landing-on-Mars problem, and that strange flying-saucer-shaped test vehicle in the picture above may help them solve it. Since 1976, when NASA's Viking probe first landed on the Red Planet, the agency has relied on the same parachute design...
  • For first time ever, two rings are spotted encircling an asteroid

    For first time ever, two rings are spotted encircling an asteroid
    Scientists have discovered a double ring system around an icy, dark asteroid in the outer solar system. The discovery marks the first time rings have been found around any object that is not a planet. The findings were published Wednesday in the journal...
  • In a first, scientists find an asteroid with rings

    In a first, scientists find an asteroid with rings
    In a first, scientists have detected rings encircling an M&M-shaped asteroid known as Chariklo. Until now, only the solar system's four gas planets — Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and especially Saturn — were known to have rings. "It was an...