| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:14 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:45 AM
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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:08 AM
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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:23 PM
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....
| Jul 29, 2012
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,...
| Jun 16, 2013
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...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:13 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 1:15 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:30 AM
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...