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  • Planes' exhaust could be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX

    Planes' exhaust could be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX
    High levels of potentially harmful exhaust particles from jets using Los Angeles International Airport have been detected in a broad swath of densely populated communities up to 10 miles east of the runways, a new air quality study reported Thursday....
  • 1 in 8 U.S. children will become victim of serious abuse or neglect

    About 1 in 8 American children will experience some form of maltreatment serious enough to be confirmed by government authorities, new research shows. Slightly more than 2% of kids are victimized during their first year of life, 5.8% are mistreated...
  • Vaccination issue illustrates degrees in which doctors can sway decisions

    Vaccination issue illustrates degrees in which doctors can sway decisions
    Doctors used to make decisions for their patients routinely. These days many of them give their patients a say, but just how much of a say can vary considerably. Does that make a difference in the care patients receive? Consider an article published in...
  • Thursday Club awards seven scholarships

    Thursday Club awards seven scholarships
    Seven local high school seniors were awarded La CaƱada Thursday Club scholarships this month, it was announced by Sharon Combs, chairman of the organization's scholarship committee. The winners of the $1,000 scholarships were Tracey Andrews, Stephanie...
  • Like mini fighter pilots, fruit flies can execute hairpin turns

    Like mini fighter pilots, fruit flies can execute hairpin turns
    Fruit flies seem to have a preternatural ability to evade annoyed swatters. Now, laser-wielding scientists have discovered the secret of these winged escape artists: They execute speedy hairpin turns by banking in the same way that fighter jets do....
  • Fruit flies make blazing fast turns like fighter jets, study says

    Fruit flies make blazing fast turns like fighter jets, study says
    Fruit flies could make some talented fighter pilots. Scientists who had the insects wing it through two laser beams watched the bugs make hairpin turns at blazing fast speeds, by banking in the same way that fighter jet planes do. The findings,...
  • Dorothy B. Jeschke, 84, formerly of Westminster

    Dorothy Burke Jeschke, 84, of Nokomis, Saskatchewan, Canada, formerly of Westminster, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, due to congestive congestive heart failure, after enduring 18 years with Parkinson's Disease. She was the daughter of the late Marie and...
  • Seattle police arrest man, say he threatened to blow up Jewish center

    Seattle police arrest man, say he threatened to blow up Jewish center
    SEATTLE - Police arrested a former employee of a Jewish student center Monday after the man threatened to blow up the Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life at the University of Washington, authorities said. Police shut down streets surrounding the...
  • Washington state is making health exchange work

    Washington state is making health exchange work
    KENT, Wash. — Mindy Mansfield had health insurance when she worked at a factory that made air flow vents in Cle Elum, a small town in central Washington state. It covered the pills she took for her Type 2 diabetes and the ones she needed to ease her...
  • Robert Dahl dies at 98; political scientist wrote 'Who Governs?'

    Robert Dahl dies at 98; political scientist wrote 'Who Governs?'
    Robert A. Dahl, an esteemed and influential political scientist who in such books as "Who Governs?" championed democracy in theory and critiqued it in practice, has died. He was 98. A professor emeritus at Yale University, Dahl died Wednesday at a...
  • Richard Daugherty dies at 91; archaeologist studied Makah tribe site

    Richard Daugherty dies at 91; archaeologist studied Makah tribe site
    Tidal erosion caused by a February 1970 winter storm ate away a bank of soil on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, revealing parts of five Native American longhouses. The longhouses near Lake Ozette had been buried suddenly by a mudslide sometime around...
  • Vladimir Keilis-Borok dies at 92; sought to predict earthquakes

    Vladimir Keilis-Borok dies at 92; sought to predict earthquakes
    Vladimir Keilis-Borok, an internationally known seismologist and geophysicist who never wavered in his dogged pursuit of what he called his profession's "holy grail" — a method to accurately predict earthquakes — died Saturday at his Culver...