PASADENA – A team from John Muir High School’s Engineering & Environmental Sciences Academy bested more experienced teams from schools in La Cañada, Arcadia, La Puente and Duarte to win the regional championship at the annual Solar Cup race held at Lake Skinner on May 13, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced toda
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular
gasoline in Los Angeles County fell today for the 24th consecutive day,
decreasing a half-cent to $4.062.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – There were three traffic-related deaths on Los
Angeles County highways during this year’s Memorial Holiday weekend, the
California Highway Patrol said today.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Dodgers will conduct City of
Alhambra Night tonight, with two members of the famed 442nd Regimental
Combat Team among the city residents to be honored before the game
against the Florida Marlins at Dodger Stadium.
Mas Takahashi and Ken Akune were part of the most decorated unit in U.S.
military history for its size and length of service. The team was awarded a
Congressional Gold Medal in 2010 for its service in World War II.
More than 2,000 Alhambra residents are expected to attend the game.
The Dodgers also will conduct Korean Heritage Night tonight.
Korean Consul General Yeon-sung Shin will throw out a ceremonial first
pitch, 15-year-old singer-actress Megan Lee will sing the national anthem and
“God Bless America,’ the UCLA Hanoolim Korean Traditional Drumming Team will
perform and Korean community leaders will be honored on the field during a
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PASADENA (CNS) – NASA project managers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent a final set of commands to the Mars rover Spirit today, then said goodbye to the vehicle, which has been stuck in sand for about two years.
“Last night, just after midnight, the last recovery command was sent to Spirit,’ John Callas, the Mars Exploration Rover Project manager, wrote to his team. “It would be an understatement to say this was a significant moment. Since the last communication from Spirit on March 22, 2010, as she entered her fourth Martian winter, nothing has been heard from her.’
Despite being stuck, the rover performed beyond expectations and has been on the Red Planet since January 2004. Its twin, Opportunity, landed on the other side of the planet.
Spirit started out with some problems in its electronic memory, but detected evidence of water-altered rocks and carbonates — both building blocks of life — on what scientists call the Gusev site.
But the rover found evidence that Mars was once like Earth, with water and hot springs. Concentrated deposits of silica led the project’s principal investigator to conclude that steam vents or hot springs once existed at a site known as Home Plate. Such an environment could have supported microbial life.
After its first year on Mars, the rover lost the use of one of six wheels while scrambling over a hilly area, but continued to send data back to Earth for years. It logged 4.8 miles over the Martian surface — about a dozen times farther than it was expected to go.
Opportunity is still working. It has logged 12 miles, collected more than 130,000 images and is headed toward a crater called Endeavour....Read More
This just in, Los Tigres, the GU14 team from AYSO Region 14 won the YDP
(Youth Development Program) AYSO Spring Soccer League Wednesday night.
It has been a spring of success. AYSO Region 214 team Los Tigres continued its
spring success in 2011 this weekend with a tournament win in Glendale,
beating some very good teams. Their last soccer game was scheduled for
Wednesday night at the Muir High School football field. The team of
girls under 14 nearly squeaked out another tournament win in April at
the Rose Bowl, but fell short by one goal.
Jenny Callan, a prolific scorer for the team, has been the most
versatile of the young athletes, and was able to score the winning goal
on a hard angle with just two minutes left to play against talented
archrival Arcadia in a spring tournament game that looked to be headed
The Los Tigres team members are from the West San Gabriel Valley,
with most girls from South Pasadena, a few from San Marino, one from
Alhambra and one from Pasadena. The team had been tied with Glendale for
first place in the YDP season, having won two games and tying one,
heading into this week’s finale, but Glendale broke an
unsportsmanlike conduct rule by beating a Pasadena soccer team by a
margin of more than five goals. The penalty costs Glendale a point,
leaving the door wide open for Los Tigres to capture the championship.
by Winston Chua
ARCADIA – The Arcadia High School student body recently led
an effort to raise more than $306,000 to save teacher jobs at Arcadia High
School in just 11 days, from April 18 to 29. That won’t be enough to save every
teacher from being laid off this year, but it is certainly enough to bring more
than a handful back for next year.
“I can’t really say it was one person’s idea. It was all a
team effort which was led by our president Jon Ma. The Arcadia Educational
Foundation (AEF) supported us
tremendously also,” said
Arcadia High ASB Publicity
Commissioner Jinnee Lee.
“Other Arcadia middle schools and elementary schools are having fundraisers as
Arcadia school board member Joann Steinmeier said that the
district was forced to issue about 105 district-wide layoff notices in
mid-March, but that the eventual number of employees who will be let go is a much
smaller number. Unlike in previous years, Arcadia will not be able to save
every teacher who received a pink slip.
But with efforts by the Arcadia student body and the Arcadia
Educational Foundation, the number of teachers being laid off may be closer to
10 than 50, although it is still too early to tell.
The students of Arcadia have been able to save at least nine
teacher positions so far, after making a concerted effort to raise $1 million
by having their parents donate to the school.
More teacher jobs can be saved if AEF receives
enough votes via the web in the Chase Community Giving Contest by May 25, when
voting ends. To learn more visit http://aef.ausd.net/site. If AEF can
collect enough votes, they will receive up to $500,000 that will go directly
toward saving jobs.
PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – Closing arguments are set for this morning in the
trial of a Wildomar couple accused of growing marijuana who could lose custody
of their son if found guilty.