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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | March 9, 2011
The vehicle for all of life's variety and complexity has found a new driver in La Cañada's Frances Arnold. In her laboratories at Caltech, Arnold is harnessing the evolutionary process to create new proteins and enzymes that have the potential to wean the world off of fossil fuels, advance doctors' understanding of disease and addiction and solve other pressing social problems. Like an animal breeder working at the molecular level, Arnold manages the growth and reproduction of microscopic life-forms to reshape them for practical scientific purposes - a yeast that could effectively convert plants into jet fuel or plastics, for instance, or a microbe with the power to help map the human brain.
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April 26, 2007
The largest private collection of sports memorabilia in the world, Cypres Sports Museum will open its doors for the first time to benefit a children's charity in Pasadena, Hillsides. On May 10, guests of "Going to Bat for Hillsides" will view amazing artifacts housed in 30,000 square feet of exquisitely designed and lighted space in downtown Los Angeles. Event table sponsors and guests will have an exclusive tour of the priceless collegiate and professional sports collection. Owner Gary Cypres displays the artifacts, equipment and graphics in gallery after gallery of museum-quality installations and exhibits.
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By Mary O'Keefe | January 12, 2006
La Cañada and Glendale school districts have not yet had to deal with the question of Intelliegent Design as an added science curriculum but with schools boards in other states like Pennsylvania and Kansas challenging the Darwin theory how insulated is California? Intelligent Design versus Darwin's Theory of Evolution debate has made headlines lately with the U.S. District Court ruling against Dover, Penn. school board. The board had decided to add Intelligent Design as science in their classrooms.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 4, 2007
Michael Shermer stopped by the Flintridge Books and Coffee Shop on a recent night to talk about his book ?Why Darwin Matters? and to sign copies. The book is a fact-finding mission on the debate between theories of evolution and intelligent design. In 1925 the state of Tennessee charged school teacher John Scopes of violating the state?s Butler Act, which outlawed the teaching of Charles Darwin?s theory of evolution in Tennessee schools. Shermer, reading passages from his book aloud, focused much of his reading on the infamous Scopes trial that ensued.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | April 22, 2010
There was an article in Monday’s Pasadena Star-News about a Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee who alleges that he is the victim of religious discrimination and retaliation, all because he shared DVDs promoting “his views on evolution,” according to the article. David Coppedge, according to the article, is an IT employee at JPL, who writes a blog about the theory of intelligent design — that is, the theory that Darwin’s theory of evolution is bogus, and that we and the universe as we know it were all created by one intelligent being (see the 20th episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation’s” sixth season titled “The Chase” for reference)
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March 15, 2007
"Monkey Girl" — Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul . Edward Humes Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m., Central Library Auditorium. Pulitzer Prize winner Ed Humes takes you to the front lines of America's war over evolution, the epic court case on teaching "intelligent design" it spawned and the national struggle over what we believe and should teach our children about our origins. Told from the perspectives of all sides of this battle, Monkey Girl chronicles the second coming of the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial, a story about what happened when science and religion collided in Dover, Pennsylvania.
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August 24, 2006
Dr. Ted Stern, professor of music at Glendale Community College, will again conduct off-campus music appreciate classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for musicians and non-musicians alike. Each semester offers new and interesting information. Dr. Stern weaves music examples with cultural history to increase the listener's understanding of the evolution of music. Classes are held at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, located at 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.
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January 25, 2007
Dr. Ted Stern , professor of music at Glendale Community College, will again conduct off-campus music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for musicians and non-musicians alike. This semester will be "A Fresh Look at Opera and It's History." Each semester offers new and interesting information. Stern weaves music examples with cultural history to increase the listener's understanding of the evolution of music. Classes are held at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, located at 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.
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December 8, 2005
Learn about the past of your favorite shopping area on the Montrose Walking Tour on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. John Drayman will narrate as we stroll by the historic shops along Honolulu. John is the unofficial historian for Montrose and gives a fascinating and humorous look at the evolution of the quaint little town that has become one of the jewels of the Crescenta Valley. We'll meet in front of White's Art Gallery at 2414 Honolulu Ave. and take an easy, two-block walk ending at the new restaurant area of the 2200 block (just in time for lunch)
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March 13, 2014
La Cañada resident and Caltech bioengineer Frances Arnold has been selected for induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her pioneering work in bioengineering and directed evolution, Caltech announced this week. Arnold, a co-inventor on more than 300 U.S. patents, is being specifically recognized for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes. One of 15 recipients of this year's honor, she will be recognized at a May 21 induction ceremony at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va. The award is one more in a string of internationally recognized honors.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | March 9, 2011
The vehicle for all of life's variety and complexity has found a new driver in La Cañada's Frances Arnold. In her laboratories at Caltech, Arnold is harnessing the evolutionary process to create new proteins and enzymes that have the potential to wean the world off of fossil fuels, advance doctors' understanding of disease and addiction and solve other pressing social problems. Like an animal breeder working at the molecular level, Arnold manages the growth and reproduction of microscopic life-forms to reshape them for practical scientific purposes - a yeast that could effectively convert plants into jet fuel or plastics, for instance, or a microbe with the power to help map the human brain.
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April 26, 2007
The largest private collection of sports memorabilia in the world, Cypres Sports Museum will open its doors for the first time to benefit a children's charity in Pasadena, Hillsides. On May 10, guests of "Going to Bat for Hillsides" will view amazing artifacts housed in 30,000 square feet of exquisitely designed and lighted space in downtown Los Angeles. Event table sponsors and guests will have an exclusive tour of the priceless collegiate and professional sports collection. Owner Gary Cypres displays the artifacts, equipment and graphics in gallery after gallery of museum-quality installations and exhibits.
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By Mary O'Keefe | January 12, 2006
La Cañada and Glendale school districts have not yet had to deal with the question of Intelliegent Design as an added science curriculum but with schools boards in other states like Pennsylvania and Kansas challenging the Darwin theory how insulated is California? Intelligent Design versus Darwin's Theory of Evolution debate has made headlines lately with the U.S. District Court ruling against Dover, Penn. school board. The board had decided to add Intelligent Design as science in their classrooms.
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