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So Close, Yet So Far Away: Dawn’s Trajectory Explained

So Close, Yet So Far Away: Dawn’s Trajectory Explained

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft makes its journey to its second target, the dwarf planet Ceres, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. Artist’s concept depicting the Dawn spacecraft thrusting with its ion propulsion system as it travels from Vesta (lower right) to Ceres (upper left). The […]

Sí, Se Puede

Sí, Se Puede

Today is a two-post day.  Post #1 Today is Cesar Chavez Day.  The movie depicting his life came out last Friday.  As far as I know it did reasonably well for a picture that was made for a budget of about 10 million dollars.  Big budget for you and me, tiny budget for many films. […]

El Molino Avenue Parking Lot Entrance Will Be Closing

El Molino Avenue Parking Lot Entrance Will Be Closing

A portion of our parking lot and the adjacent buildings will be undergoing some changes soon and we just wanted to keep you in the loop about everything that is going on.  Please stay tuned— we will be sharing more information, maps, and images as we receive them from the developers. Beginning the week of […]

Slice of History: Analytical Chemistry Lab

Slice of History: Analytical Chemistry Lab

By Julie Cooper Each month in “Slice of History” we feature a historical photo from the JPL Archives. See more historical photos and explore the JPL Archives at https://beacon.jpl.nasa.gov/. Analytical Chemistry Lab — Photograph number P-53B In 1952, the majority of the 1,000 employees at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory were men, and most of the […]

Scenes & Sightings: Over-the-top Atwater Village dining nook

Scenes & Sightings: Over-the-top Atwater Village dining nook

ATWATER VILLAGE — The Eastsider stopped by an  Atwater Village open house on Sunday and saw this over-the-top built-in dining nook in the back house on the property. But the best part is the carving at the edge of the table (photo below). Anyone see this before? Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

La Habra quake recharges infrastructure concerns

La Habra quake recharges infrastructure concerns

Employee Paula Anania cleans up hair care products that were knocked off the shelf in a beauty supply store in the Encino area of Los Angeles after a 4.4 earthquake jolted the area March 17, 2014.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Residents and crews continue cleanup efforts after the magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck La Habra at around […]

Catch

Catch

WHY This carefully constructed Cal-Mediterranean seafood menu is worth the splurge, especially when you consider the setting. WHAT High ceilings, crisp white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows frame the dazzling view at this privileged outpost of elegant, yet unshowoffy, cuisine. A chef change led to a menu change as well, so the Asian influences gave way […]

This Moment

This Moment

This Moment by Austin Straus at the dining table, chewed and savored, reverberating in my skull, seeping into memory staying forever and when and if it ever dies, if everything dies when the person dies, I will feel the loss, somehow, a loss to posterity, to the universe of a moment that throbbed with life, […]

Mystery History No. 27

Mystery History No. 27

Where are we? What’s happening? In the photo (right), Andrew Carnegie, center, walks arm-in-arm with George Ellery Hale, right, outside Mount Wilson Observatory during Carnegie’s week-long visit in 1910 to see what his money had made possible. Carnegie was a self-made, wealthy industrialist who founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington (now called Carnegie Institution for Science), which funded the Mount […]

Baking with Grist & Toll

Baking with Grist & Toll

Natural leaven or commercial dried yeast? How does one naturally develop gluten? Dutch oven, baking stones, or an outdoor oven? Is the transition from white bread to whole grain painful? And, what in the world is “Autolyse”? Find the answer to all of these questions, and more, at Grist & Toll‘s new Bread Baking Series […]

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