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By Mary O’Keefe | February 19, 2009
La Cañada resident and Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Moustafa Chahine was recently elected to one to the highest professional distinctions accorded to engineers and scientists as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. ?It was a surprise,? Chahine said on being told of the honor. Chahine is the senior research scientist at JPL, he moved with his wife Marina to La Cañada in 1960 and raised his two sons: Tony, an eye doctor and Steve, a writer. Marina Chahine is a longtime teacher at La Cañada High School who is presently teaching advanced placement history courses.
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By Michael Bruer | January 16, 2014
The December appointment of Foothill Municipal Water District Board President Richard Atwater to the National Academy of Sciences Committee (NASC) came at a time when, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor analysis, 85% of California was categorized as experiencing a severe drought. 2014 is shaping up to be no better, exacerbating the issue on the heels of a record year in which many locations across California reported record lows in rainfall. Atwater, a La Cañada Flintridge resident, has been on the Foothill Municipal Water District Board since 1986, and his appointment to the NASC includes a two-year term.
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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 Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | December 26, 2012
Two longtime residents of La Cañada Flintridge will take a trip to the White House early next year to receive recognition for their groundbreaking scientific work. Frances Arnold, a Caltech professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry, was recognized Friday as one of 11 recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Solomon Golomb, a mathematician and professor of electrical engineering at USC, is one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Science.
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July 28, 2006
Better know as Fong to most of her friends, Yim Fong Lai first learned to draw portraits of Chinese opera performers when she was growing up in Hong Kong. She began to use different media on her artwork when she took art curriculum at Pasadena City College, where she won a Superior Achievement Award and later a scholarship to study at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In the early 1980s, she took advanced art studies from the China National Academy of Fine Arts in Hang Zhou, China.
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November 3, 2005
Amanda Mosher, who grew up in La Crescenta and still lives there, has been nominated as Best Performer for the 2005 L.A. Music Awards in the Female Singer/Songwriter category. Founded in 1991, the Annual L.A. Music Awards are the most prestigious local awards highlighting the independent music community (www.lamusicawards.com). Past nominees and winners include No Doubt, 311, System Of A Down, and the Black Eyed Peas. Judging was held at the Whiskey a Go Go club on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood.
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November 25, 2005
La Crescenta resident and Crescenta Valley High School graduate Amanda Mosher, a music personality known for her sultry, lyrical songwriting style, has won this year's award as Best Performer for the L.A. Music Awards, in the Female Singer/Songwriter category. The glittering awards ceremony, held Nov. 9, at the beautiful, historic Henry Fonda Music Box Theater on Hollywood Blvd., is set to be televised in December. The awards show, which featured breakthrough performances by cutting edge new indie musical acts, was highlighted by lifetime achievement awards to several of the unsung heroes of the music industry.
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January 17, 2014
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in the state on Friday, emphasizing what area water experts have warned locals about.  Brown's announcement comes as state reservoirs reach critically low levels and cities across the state have instituted water-rationing measures, the Los Angeles Times reports . Speaking at a San Francisco news conference, Brown also called on "all citizens" to cut back "at least 20% of their water...
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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 Michael Bruer | January 16, 2014
The December appointment of Foothill Municipal Water District Board President Richard Atwater to the National Academy of Sciences Committee (NASC) came at a time when, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor analysis, 85% of California was categorized as experiencing a severe drought. 2014 is shaping up to be no better, exacerbating the issue on the heels of a record year in which many locations across California reported record lows in rainfall. Atwater, a La Cañada Flintridge resident, has been on the Foothill Municipal Water District Board since 1986, and his appointment to the NASC includes a two-year term.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | December 26, 2012
Two longtime residents of La Cañada Flintridge will take a trip to the White House early next year to receive recognition for their groundbreaking scientific work. Frances Arnold, a Caltech professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry, was recognized Friday as one of 11 recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Solomon Golomb, a mathematician and professor of electrical engineering at USC, is one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Science.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | February 19, 2009
La Cañada resident and Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Moustafa Chahine was recently elected to one to the highest professional distinctions accorded to engineers and scientists as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. ?It was a surprise,? Chahine said on being told of the honor. Chahine is the senior research scientist at JPL, he moved with his wife Marina to La Cañada in 1960 and raised his two sons: Tony, an eye doctor and Steve, a writer. Marina Chahine is a longtime teacher at La Cañada High School who is presently teaching advanced placement history courses.
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