| Dec 16, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Methane is making a comeback on Mars.
NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected a tenfold spike in the gas that lasted for several weeks, scientists announced Tuesday. On Earth, most methane is produced by living things, and a healthy dose of this...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:12 AM
A series of rainstorms — one of which was powerful and destructive for residents statewide — helped deposit needed moisture to California, but it’s going to take 11 trillion gallons of water in storage to recover from the drought, NASA...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:56 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:28 PM
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.
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:18 PM
NASA’s Kepler Space telescope — developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada 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....
| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:34 PM
Was there ever life on Mars? Without a human geologist roaming the surface, hammer in hand, it’s devilishly difficult to find out, and current robotic explorers aren’t really built to answer that question. But in a paper published in the...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:01 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:54 AM
La Caņada's real concern with the proposed Devil's Gate Sediment Removal Program in Hahamongna Watershed is not just the 150,000 truckloads or the removal of over 2.4 million cubic yards of sand and sediment. It's not the noise. Not the five years of...
| Nov 9, 2014
Scientists on the hunt for an exoplanet capable of sustaining life used to believe a likely candidate couldn't be too close to its parent sun or too far away, or else it would burn up or freeze.
They called that sweet spot for habitability the...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Foothill Municipal Water District announced last week the appointment of Kathy Ross as director of Division 5 of its service area.
A graduate of Bucknell University, the La Crescenta resident holds both her bachelor’s and master’s degree...