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  • Former JPL director dies at 81

    Former JPL director dies at 81
    Flags at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge were lowered to half staff last week as the NASA center honored former JPL director Bruce C. Murray, who passed away at 81. Murray died on Thursday, Aug. 29 at his home in Oceanside after...
  • Water drainage around home requires understanding of gravity

    Water drainage around home requires understanding of gravity
    DEAR TIM: Spring is here, and so are the incessant heavy rains. I have several places near my house where water ponds. This can't be a good thing for my house, as I constantly am battling water in my basement and part of the house that has a crawlspace...
  • Got a Chronically Wet Yard? Dig a Drainage Trench

    DEAR TIM: I live on a slight grade, and my yard is very wet when we get days of rain or after the snow melt in early spring. I sometimes wonder if there's a spring in my yard. Is there an affordable way to dry out my yard so it becomes something other...
  • Developers of Hollywood skyscraper project agree to dig on property

    Developers of Hollywood skyscraper project agree to dig on property
    The developers of a Hollywood skyscraper project said Friday they have agreed to dig a trench on the property to help determine whether an earthquake fault runs under it. Officials at New York-based Millennium Partners said that they do not believe...
  • Landscape committee hears public input

    Landscape committee hears public input
    Landscape architects and Laguna Beach planning commissioners are working to give the city's landscape-related policies teeth. The Landscape and Scenic Highways Element Committee's goal is to consolidate two existing documents that focus on landscape and...
  • Gigantic earthquakes trigger volcanic eruptions ... or not

    Gigantic earthquakes trigger volcanic eruptions ... or not
    A massive earthquake rattles a town, triggering fiery eruptions in nearby volcanoes.  It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie, but it has actually happened: Journeying in Chile when an 8.5 magnitude temblor struck in 1835, Charles Darwin reported...
  • Soil too unstable for parking ramp?

    Questions were raised during Tuesday's City Council meeting about the viability of a proposed parking ramp at the Village Entrance. Eight members of the public questioned the geology, location, need and the cost of the structure approved by the council....
  • Planetfest opens up Mars landing to the public

    Planetfest opens up Mars landing to the public
    While Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers bring the rover Curiosity to the surface of Mars next week, many of the leading authorities on the Red Planet will be celebrating with the public six miles away. The Planetary Society, a Pasadena-based nonprofit,...
  • River-rafting trips go with the flow in the West

     River-rafting trips go with the flow in the West
    Despite the drought that plagued Southern California last winter, river rafters can still get their paddles wet: Parts of Northern California and other Western states got the rain and snow that missed SoCal. California's Kings, Kern, Kaweah, Merced...
  • Neil Shubin on 'The Universe Within'

    Neil Shubin on 'The Universe Within'
    As sure as an automobile could not have been built by even the most enterprising Neanderthal, the appearance of humans on Earth could not have occurred without the myriad of developments that began with the birth of the universe, and continued with the...
  • Hanging with Bill McKibben on the 'Do the Math' Tour

    Hanging with Bill McKibben on the 'Do the Math' Tour
    I recently had the privilege of hanging out backstage with Bill McKibben on 350.org’s “Do the Math” tour. Any regular reader of this column has heard me talk about McKibben before. He’s the author and environmentalist who began his...
  • Wisconsin's under-construction Ice Age trail focuses on geology

    Wisconsin's under-construction Ice Age trail focuses on geology
    VERONA, Wis. - Badger Prairie County Park is a good place to hop aboard the still-developing Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The 339-acre ridge-top park lies east of Verona and southwest of Madison in southern Dane County. The federally designated...