selected based on their academic record, endorsement from their
school and SAT scores.
The National Merit Program is in its 48th year. It will award
about $30 million in scholarships in 2003, funded by donations and
Grizzly's to turn five
MONTROSE -- It will be a fifth-anniversary celebration Saturday
for Grizzly's -- The Creative Source, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony
sponsored by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce.
The ceremony is from 5 to 9 p.m., with presentations from the
chamber and local legislative representatives at 6 p.m. Legislative
representatives should RSVP by Sept. 26. Refreshments will be served.
Grizzly's -- The Creative Source is at 3521 N. Verdugo Road,
For more information, call 249-7171.
JPL engineer chosen for symposium
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- An engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
has been selected to participate in the national Academy of
Engineering's eighth annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
Gary Blackwood is one of 100 engineers who will attend the
symposium to discuss emerging research in the industry. Blackwood has
been awarded JPL's award for Excellence in Leadership and the Unified
Engineering Teaching Award.
The National Academy of Engineering was founded in 1964 and is a
nonprofit institution that promotes advances in engineering.
Some arrow signs coming down
LA CRESCENTA -- The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
will be removing six of about 10 chevron arrow signs added to Freeman
Avenue, a spokeswoman for Supervisor Michael Antonovich told the
Crescenta Valley Town Council Thursday.
The signs had been added to alert drivers to a sharp curve, but
complaints from residents that there were too many signs prompted the
removal of six of them, said Rita Hadjimanoukian, a field
representative for Antonovich.
A complaint by one resident prompted the county to go out and
investigate the area and add the signs.
JPL director honored for radar work
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Charles
Elachi has been awarded one of this year's Takeda Awards for his work
in developing space borne radar instruments.
Elachi has been with JPL since 1971, working in various research
and management positions before being appointed director in 2001.
The Takeda Awards were established by the Takeda Foundation in
Japan, to honor those who have made significant contributions in
creating and applying new engineering knowledge. Elachi will receive
a monetary award of about $400,000, and will be presented the award
in November in Japan.