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By Mary O’Keefe | February 19, 2009
As the Mars rovers deal with advanced age, broken appendages and memory lapses, good news comes from Jet Propulsion Laboratory: the rover named Spirit had a little power boost, thanks to a Martian wind. Solar panels convert the Sun?s rays into power for the rovers. The more dust that covers the panels, the less power gets through. A Martian wind this month has blown away some of the dust that had accumulated on the panels, giving Spirit a very important uptick in electrical output.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 9, 2011
GLENDALE — After suffering a shoulder injury that stemmed from a violent home-plate collision last season, Gregg Zaun found himself behind home plate for the first time Sunday during a spring training contest against the Oakland Athletics at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz. Zaun caught three innings and had two plate appearances. Shortly after the game ended, Zaun, a Glendale native and 1989 St. Francis High graduate, took off his equipment and tugged off his uniform for the final time before announcing his retirement on Sunday following a 16-year Major League Baseball career.
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By Mary O'Keefe | September 8, 2005
Mars Spirit rover has just climbed a Martian hill and looked into a valley of new possibilities. The little rover that could continues to amaze and astound scientist sat the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. "It has re-energized the team," said Joy Crisp, Mars Exploration Rover project scientist at JPL. Crisp and her colleagues are amazed at the different type of landscape they are now seeing on Mars. They had seen many satellite images of this area. "But we are now seeing things with much more detail," said Crisp.
SPORTS
May 25, 2006
The La Cañada junior varsity softball team won three game in a row last week to finish with a Rio Hondo League record of 12-1-1. Last Thursday, the Spartans destroyed host Monrovia, 19-3. Emily Erskine led the La Cañada offense with a double and two singles. Also hitting singles were Caitlin Deering, Lucy Filippone, Joanna Burlison, Kirby Comstock, Melaine Bittner, Meghan Miller, Lezza Sanfilippo, Cassie Meeker and Vanessa Zuk. In a contest against visiting Pasadena Blair on May 9, the Spartans were triumphant, 20-2.
SPORTS
July 6, 2006
The 10 and Under Girls Gold Tournament Team had a great time at the Moorpark Tournament. They won the first game against Walnut, 15-2, with excellent pitching from Alison Yoon and Annie Monroe. The girls hit well with Dana Budzyn blashing a triple and Lauren Barsamian slugging two doubles. Marisa Wang had a great throw to Lauren Barsamian at home plate for the last out of the game. In the second game against Cypress, Dana Budzyn had a home run. The third game was against Antelope Valley and all the girls played well defensively.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | April 23, 2009
With virtually all of the teams in the Prep League jockeying for playoff berths, small ball couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Rebels during their league contest against the host Kares on Saturday afternoon. Flintridge Prep saw Rio Hondo Prep’s Jason Sterris score the winning run when he swiped home plate with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to help the Kares post a 3-2 come-from-behind victory. Sterris, who had tried to steal home earlier in the inning, broke for home again as Flintridge Prep relief pitcher Ben Slyngstad delivered a pitch that sailed past catcher Will Peterman.
NEWS
November 1, 2007
‘Relay For Life’ meeting planned A meeting is planned for 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Dish restaurant for those who would like to learn more about the Foothills Relay For Life 24-hour team event, The Foothills Relay For Life, which represents the communities of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, North Glendale, Sunland and Tujunga, is a fund-raising event in support of cancer research that is held each spring. Organizers are gearing up for the 2008 relay and are searching for volunteers.
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By Mary O'Keefe | May 24, 2007
The robotic rover Spirit, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has found the strongest evidence yet that there was liquid water on the surface of ancient Mars. On Monday JPL released information that a high deposit of silica was found in a soil sample in the Gusev Crater area, near Home Plate. "We knew this area would be silica rich," Diana Blaney, Mars deputy project scientist. However most soil consisted of about 56 percent silica, scientists were surprised to learn that this new deposit was 90 percent silica rich.
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By Bianca P. Gallegos | March 15, 2007
With baseball caps and uniforms, just like the pros, some La Cañada kids diligently practiced their batting and catching. Others enjoyed the social companionship that came from the carnival-like event that was the 52nd annual Opening Day ceremony for La Cañada Junior Baseball and Softball Association. Over 1,000 La Cañada children and parents flocked to the La Cañada High School baseball field, filling the entire area with liveliness and kids ranging from ages 5 to 15. A highlight for most of the young athletes was running the bases.
SPORTS
By Seth Amitin | April 22, 2010
La Cañada High’s softball team used an Anna Edwards home run and strong pitching Wednesday from Lauren O’Leary to beat San Marino and its star freshman pitcher, 2-0. San Marino’s Michelle Floyd, who came into the game with a league-leading 169 strikeouts, struck out 14 Spartans in seven innings. She gave up only three hits. Edwards was the bane of Floyd’s performance, scoring both runs in the game. In the first inning, Edwards scored the first run after she doubled, stole third base and was awarded home plate when the throw went out of play.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 9, 2011
GLENDALE — After suffering a shoulder injury that stemmed from a violent home-plate collision last season, Gregg Zaun found himself behind home plate for the first time Sunday during a spring training contest against the Oakland Athletics at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz. Zaun caught three innings and had two plate appearances. Shortly after the game ended, Zaun, a Glendale native and 1989 St. Francis High graduate, took off his equipment and tugged off his uniform for the final time before announcing his retirement on Sunday following a 16-year Major League Baseball career.
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By Mary O’Keefe | February 19, 2009
As the Mars rovers deal with advanced age, broken appendages and memory lapses, good news comes from Jet Propulsion Laboratory: the rover named Spirit had a little power boost, thanks to a Martian wind. Solar panels convert the Sun?s rays into power for the rovers. The more dust that covers the panels, the less power gets through. A Martian wind this month has blown away some of the dust that had accumulated on the panels, giving Spirit a very important uptick in electrical output.
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By Mary O'Keefe | September 8, 2005
Mars Spirit rover has just climbed a Martian hill and looked into a valley of new possibilities. The little rover that could continues to amaze and astound scientist sat the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. "It has re-energized the team," said Joy Crisp, Mars Exploration Rover project scientist at JPL. Crisp and her colleagues are amazed at the different type of landscape they are now seeing on Mars. They had seen many satellite images of this area. "But we are now seeing things with much more detail," said Crisp.
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