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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Marta Bohn-Meyer, a precision aerobatic pilot and the chief engineer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, has died in the crash of her private plane. She was 48. Bohn-Meyer, who lived in Lancaster and was off duty, died Sunday near Yukon, Okla., an Oklahoma City suburb, when the Giles G-300 she was flying crashed as she began routine aerobatic practice.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1992 | HERBERT J. VIDA
Ernestine Allerhand and Hilde Keneley, both of Laguna Beach, and Evelin Alleman, of Laguna Niguel all have the spirit of volunteering. So much so that they were honored by the South Coast Medical Center Auxiliary for their combined 45,000 hours of service at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic where they greet visitors, transport patients and provide other hospital services. Alleman has 18,000 hours of service, Allerhand has 14,000 hours and Keneley has 13,000.
SCIENCE
November 2, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
NASA's Curiosity rover has gulped in Martian air but failed to find methane - a gas linked to living things. But it has turned up signs that Mars may have lost much of its original atmosphere. Since landing on the Red Planet's surface Aug. 5, the Mars Science Laboratory rover has zapped rocks with its laser, dug its toes into sand dunes at its current location, Rocknest, and even scooped up Martian soil for a little taste in its laboratory belly. Now it has breathed in the Martian atmosphere, looking for clues as to the composition of Mars' atmosphere.  Mars' atmosphere is very thin - a mere 100th the density of the Earth's - and too thin to easily support life.
NEWS
July 29, 2007 | Jessica M. Pasko, Associated Press
Eben Bayer grew up on a Vermont farm learning the intricacies of mushroom harvesting with his father. Now the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate is using that experience to create an organic insulation made from mushrooms. More at home on a pizza, mushrooms certainly aren't a typical building material, but Bayer thought they just might work when given the assignment two years ago to create a sustainable insulation.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1992 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking new ways to move scientific research from its laboratories to the marketplace, the University of California is considering a plan to form a unique for-profit corporation that would be jointly owned by UC and outside shareholders to invest in promising technologies. The proposed company, dubbed California Technology Ventures Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1986 | PAUL HENNIGER, Times Staff Writer
Will the real Lakers please stand up! They better, because Sunday they tangle with their old nemesis, the Boston Celtics. CBS (Channels 2 and 8) covers this major clash, starting at 12:45 p.m. It's only the second--and final--meeting during the regular season, because of the ridiculous NBA scheduling. Here are the two powers, two major attractions, only playing each other twice a season. The Celtics pulverized and embarrassed the Lakers Jan.
NEWS
October 8, 1992 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Carl Raggio announced Wednesday that he will not seek a third term in office, saying he has had his fill of politics and will test his skills, instead, in sculpting stone. The announcement is expected to draw a large field of candidates for the April election when three City Council positions will appear on the ballot. Council members Ginger Bremberg, who has served three terms, and Dick Jutras, completing his first term, are expected to seek reelection, although they have not yet said so.
NEWS
February 28, 1985 | United Press International
President Reagan presented National Medals of Science to 19 winners, including eight Californians, on Wednesday, telling them that they have made "an outstanding contribution to our way of life and our future." At an East Room ceremony, Reagan said, "There's no nation on Earth that can match our scientific capability, our standard of living and our national security. The medals went to: -Howard L. Bachrach, retired from the Agriculture Department at Plum Island, N.Y.
NEWS
August 17, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
New York has defeated California in a bid for a $50-million national center for earthquake research, it was revealed Saturday. A committee of the National Science Foundation selected the State University of New York at Buffalo for the center over the University of California, Berkeley. Buffalo and Berkeley were the two finalists mainly because they have the only two state-of-the-art earthquake simulators in the United States, officials said.
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