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February 23, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- A Glendale Community College professor will give a lecture about a project to study the atmosphere over southern Africa. Jim Knighton, assistant professor of computer science/information systems, will discuss Safari 2000, a joint effort between African, North American and European scientists. Knighton was a representative in South Africa for the AirMISR instrument on a JPL/NASA aircraft involved in the project.
October 4, 2003
Wilkinson -- Belsher Patricia Wilkinson and Aaron Belsher, both of Boise, Idaho, were married at The Castaway in Burbank. The Rev. Robert Bock officiated. Jane Wilkinson was the maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Brenda Nelson and Sarah Berglund. Ben Belsher was the best man. The groomsmen were Jared Belsher and Matt Wilkinson. The reception followed at The Castaway. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Maui, Hawaii, and are living in Boise, Idaho.
June 30, 2006
Michelle Ferrara , of La Crescenta, granddaughter of the late Ernest and Gloria Pistacchio, graduated with honors from California State University, Northridge on May 31. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. She will spend the summer applying to medical schools. She was a 2001 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, where she was a member of the Science and Medicine Academy. Several Glendale residents received degrees from Boston University in May. Stephanie S. Bang received her juris doctorate degree in law. Jonathon Cooke received his medical doctorate degree in medicine.
September 7, 2002
ALAN JACKSON KISER Alan Jackson Kiser, a former Glendale resident, died Aug. 25, 2002, in Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Kiser was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Glendale. He graduated in 1952 from Hoover High School. In 1956 he graduated from Occidental College with a degree in chemistry. He was the owner of Solid State Research and also worked at 3M and Applied Magnetics. He was a licensed pilot and member of the American Assn. of Pilots, Occidental Alumni Assn.
September 27, 2011
Jacqueline K. Barton, a chemistry professor at Caltech, has been awarded the prestigious National Medal of Science, becoming the first woman at the Pasadena campus to receive what is considered the federal government's highest honor to scientists. According to an announcement Tuesday, the White House cited Barton for her discovery of a new property of the DNA helix and her experiments about long-range electron transfers in DNA. She has built electrical sensors capable of detecting DNA mutations and proteins that can distort DNA, experiments that may aid research in such diseases as colon and breast cancer, officials said.
June 1, 2002
Gary Moskowitz NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- It was a true groundbreaking at the site of Glendale Community College's new science center Friday. As various project donors, educators and administrators took turns speaking to a crowd outside the Cimmarusti Science Center, banging and drilling noises in the background made for a more tangible groundbreaking experience. More than 100 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the school's Cimmarusti Science Center Friday.
By Mary O’Keefe | July 4, 2008
After scientists and engineers delivered a sample of Martian ice scraping to the Phoenix lander’s optical microscope yesterday, they took a break to enjoy the Fourth of July weekend. “The science team will stand down,” Sara Hammond, public affairs manager at University of Arizona, said on Wednesday. The Phoenix mission is led by Peter Smith from the University; Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge manages the project. The Phoenix team has been working on a Martian clock since the lander’s touchdown on May 25. A Martian day is about 40 minutes longer than an Earth day. This holiday break allows scientists to rest, but there’s no rest for Phoenix, Hammond said.
September 12, 2001
Lead character lacks energy Michael Arvizu is a sound designer for the Glendale Community College Glendale Theatre Guild and staff writer and online editor for El Vaquero the campus newspaper. "Rock Star" offers a look into the trials and tribulations of a wannabe rock star. Mark Wahlberg plays the role of rock star Chris Cole with little energy, and the emotions he gives to the character are seldom convincing. The script offers some unexpected -- funny at times -- twists, with a good ending.
May 13, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum More than three years after voters in La Canada Flintridge approved a $6 million bond issue for the school district, officials plan to use the remaining bond money to overhaul the science laboratories at La Canada High School. Pending approval of a second reading -- which district officials called a formality -- at tonight's school board meeting, the district will issue the remaining $2.5 million in bonds from the original Dec. 12, 1999, bond package.
August 17, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Local public school students performed well in math and reading on annual standardized tests this year, but lagged behind in science. The state's education department on Monday released results of the Standard Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) tests. The results are based on two standardized tests that students take in the spring. They are the California Standards Tests (CST) and the California Achievement Test, also known as the CAT-6.
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