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By Mary O’Keefe | July 11, 2009
LA CAÑADA ? The mission of the spacecraft Ulysses, which has studied the far-flung polar regions of the sun, has come to an end after 18 years of exploration ? far outlasting its original life expectancy. The spacecraft was a joint mission between Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA and the European Space Agency. Throughout its long mission it entered unexplored regions of the solar system, gathering information about the sun and its environment. ?We lasted almost four times longer than planned and a year longer than we thought we would,?
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By Fred Ortega | June 9, 2006
It's hard to believe that one can have an out-of-this-world experience in suburban La Cañada Flintridge. But that is exactly what happened to the thousands of people who attended this weekend's open house event at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The free event, which featured 26 exhibits ranging from video presentations, visits to mission control and interactive exhibits of past, current and future space missions hosted by the scientists themselves, drew about 14,500 space fans on Saturday and about 10,000 on Sunday, said Kimberly Lievense, JPL's manager of public services.
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By Joyce Rudolph | June 19, 2010
O nce a year, Diana Sund gets out in the sunshine toting a couple of boxes of rainbow-colored chalk and creates a sidewalk mural for all to see. She and 600 fellow Southern California artists will be coloring the sidewalks this weekend during the 18th annual Pasadena Chalk Festival on Paseo Colorado. The event is presented by the Light Bringer Project, a Pasadena nonprofit organization that supports community arts programs. Sund, of Glendale, calls her style "whimsical."
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By Michael J. Arvizu | August 29, 2009
Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada closed its Oak Grove site at 6 p.m. Friday as the “Station Fire continues to grow in size,” according to a statement on the JPL website. The fire, as of this afternoon, has burned about 5,500 acres, according to the latest reports from the National Forest Service. Non-essential personnel are prohibited from the campus, the statement reads. The JPL Oak Grove site is the JPL main campus and is involved with the development and construction of spacecraft, including the Mars rovers.
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December 22, 2001
Molly Shore LAGUNA NIGUEL -- Milford Guy Childers died Dec. 1, 2001, at his home in Laguna Niguel. He was 88. Childers was born Aug. 7, 1913, in Rantoul, Kan. Shortly after Childers married Helen McGrew in 1940, they settled in Burbank, where they lived for 47 years. After receiving a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1936, Childers enjoyed a long and distinguished career in his field.
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January 22, 2000
Bob Kramer Have you noticed the latest craze in television? It's the quiz show. No matter what channel you turn to you will see one of these new programs. All of this started with the huge success of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" It has been a national phenomenon for ABC and remains the most popular of all the new shows. CBS has countered with "Winning Lines," followed by NBC's offering of "Twenty One." This new popularity of quiz and game shows has prompted various producers to take a new look at some old shows, in the hope of revamping them.
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January 15, 2000
Bob Kramer Beginning Jan. 1, many new laws went into effect in California. During the 1999 legislative session, state lawmakers enacted more than 1,000 bills. Today, I want to highlight some of these new laws, including some I know you never heard of. AB 1121: Reduces vehicle license fee by an additional 10%. AB 60: Restores daily overtime pay after eight hours in a day, instead of 40 in a week. AB 15: Outlaws the manufacture and sale of handguns that fail to meet safety standards.
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March 1, 2000
Robert Blechl BURBANK VILLAGE -- A Burbank design firm has just brought space a little closer to Earth. So close, in fact, you can even touch a piece of it. "Exploration in the New Millennium" debuted Feb. 20 at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Metavision, a Burbank company that specializes in themed attractions, designed and produced the multimedia, models, lighting and...
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March 30, 2002
Research scientist is club speaker Rosaly Lopez, a research scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Earth and Space Sciences Division, is the guest speaker at a brunch planned by the American Assn. of University Women, Glendale Branch. All female graduates of a university or college and their guests are invited to attend the meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Ave., Glendale. As science coordinator for the Galileo Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS)
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By DAVID LAURELL | January 9, 2008
While Americans indelibly associate the names Guy Lombardo, Dick Clark and more recently Ryan Seacrest with the ringing in of the new year, in Burbank a woman who lives in a beautiful hillside Tudor mansion comes to many locals’ minds when they think of ushering out the old year and welcoming in the new. Since the early 1990s, former Burbank Mayor Mary Lou Howard’s annual New Year’s Eve parties have become legendary events that...
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 11, 2009
LA CAÑADA ? The mission of the spacecraft Ulysses, which has studied the far-flung polar regions of the sun, has come to an end after 18 years of exploration ? far outlasting its original life expectancy. The spacecraft was a joint mission between Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA and the European Space Agency. Throughout its long mission it entered unexplored regions of the solar system, gathering information about the sun and its environment. ?We lasted almost four times longer than planned and a year longer than we thought we would,?
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