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Soroptimists Host 5th Annual ‘Live Your Dream’ Luncheon

Friday, March 27, 2015 | 4:57 pm

“I want to be a voice for women who are victims of domestic violence.” These were the words of Sarah Elizabeth Nichols Abdus-Samad, the recipient of the “Live Your Dream” award from the Altadena-Pasadena chapter of Soroptimist International at a luncheon held ... More »


JPL Mountaintop Sensor Finds High Methane Over LA

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 12:16 pm

A JPL study using two years of observations from a novel mountaintop instrument finds that Los Angeles’ annual emissions of methane, an important greenhouse gas, are 18 to 61 percent higher than widely used estimates. The study is the first to demonstrate the ... More »


JPL’s NEOWISE Spies Its First Comet

Friday, February 28, 2014 | 2:35 pm

Comet NEOWISE was first observed by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft on Valentine’s Day, 2014.  NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft has spotted a never-before-seen c... More »


JPL’s Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 2:05 pm

The artist concept depicts “multiple-transiting planet systems,” which are stars with more than one planet. Photo credit: NASA  JPL’s Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing... More »


JPL’s Spitzer Stares into the Heart of New Supernova in M82

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 9:05 am

The closest supernova of its kind to be observed in the last few decades has sparked a global observing campaign involving legions of instruments on the ground and in space, including NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Carnegie Inst... More »


Little Rock Nine Member Recalls Ugliness During Desegregation

Monday, February 10, 2014 | 7:26 am

One of the key figures during the end of racial segregation in schools in the 1950s shared his experience at the Allendale Branch Library on Saturday, talking about how much prejudice he faced after finally being admitted to an all-white school. Dr. Terrence R... More »