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JPL Scientists Work on Artificial Intelligence for ‘Sea Drones’

NASA scientist Steve Chien poses with three underwater drones on Monterey Bay. Photo by NASA/JPL/Caltech A team of researchers at Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are experimenting with robotic submersibles and trying to develop artificial intelligence that may help these instruments track signs of life below the waves. The effort is not just for the benefit of understanding Earth’s marine environment; the team hopes…

Caltech Faculty Member Receives McKnight Neuroscience Award to Study Memory Formation

Athanassios G. Siapas, Image from Caltech Website “Oh, I just forgot what I was going to say!” “Now what was I getting ready to do?” “Where did I put my keys?” For many of us,…

Celebrate Local Artists with Altadena Open Studios Tour This Weekend

Three years ago, the concept for Open Studios Tour was born out of a coffee conversation and love of art. Mary Gothard and her husband had hosted a lively open studio at their Altadena home…

Students Test Their Concepts in JPL Invention Challenge

Los Angeles High School's Team Diamond participates in the 2016 Invention Challenge at JPL. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Catapults, conveyor belts and vacuums were among the many innovative devices built by students for the 2016 Invention…

Celebrate the Holidays with the Iconic Nutcracker Ballet

Join the Pasadena Dance Theatre for its 20th anniversary production of The Nutcracker ballet under the direction of Cynthia Young, PDT’s artistic director. This holiday classic follows young Clara as she dreams of the dashing…

Monday, December 05

Learn About the 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

Author and Italy expert Susan Van Allen will be presenting a lecture on the third edition of her book, “100 Places in Italy Every Woman…

Tuesday, December 06

Roy Zimmerman Brings his Satirical Views to the Coffee Gallery

On Tuesday, December 6, at 8:00 p.m. Roy Zimmerman will perform A PeaceNick at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. Roy Zimmerman has a “different” show. His…

Wednesday, December 07

Konstantin Batygin Speaks on ‘Planet Nine from Outer Space’ at Caltech

Caltech Assistant Professor of Planetary Science Konstantin Batygin will give a lecture Wednesday, December 7, on “Planet Nine From Outer Space,” at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium,…

Thursday, December 08

The Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Season

The Pasadena Playhouse announced their 2016-2017 season today, which includes an exciting new production of The Fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones directed by…

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Iconic Stats Debuts Eclectic Christmas Album at Special CD Singing with Artist

On December 10, at 4 p.m., the iconic Stats Home Decorative Center in Old Pasadena at 120 S. Raymond, will debut a Christmas album from Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Johnny Schaefer. The popular store, often called “The Disneyland of Christmas stores,” is featuring a music video Johnny shot entirely in the store for his song People Look East on its website, www.statsfloral.com. The album, From Here to Nativity, carefully blends seven traditional songs and seven original tunes into a seamless experience that explores many of the moods and themes of the holiday season. There are contemplative ballads, folksy tunes, jazz, pop,…

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