March 22, 2008 |
NASA's orbiting Mars Odyssey probe has spied what appear to be ancient salt deposits in the southern highlands of the planet, giving scientists another place to study whether the environment could have supported primitive life. The evidence of salt remnants is important because they pinpoint regions where water once flowed. Scientists said the deposits probably formed 3.5 billion to 3.9 billion years ago, possibly from groundwater that reached the surface and evaporated, leaving behind the mineral deposits.
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September 29, 1985 |
The California State Foster Parents Assn. will sponsor its 9th annual Foster Parent Training Conference at the Sheraton-Anaheim Hotel beginning Friday. Nina Coake of Fontana, the association's vice president for the southern region, said the three-day conference will focus on "Families Who Care." She said the workshop, which runs from Friday through Sunday, will focus on the special interests, needs and problems of foster parents. Dr.
July 14, 1985 |
Jews in the South Bay are less likely than those in other parts of the Los Angeles area to affiliate with a synagogue, say leaders of a group that fears loss of identity among Jews in the area. The group, the Southern Region of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, says the problem would be eased if more services were provided by Jewish institutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2005
Surveyors will fan out across the Eastern Sierra Nevada on Friday to determine whether the snowpack associated with this season's near-record rain can melt into enough water to quench California's thirst. The annual spring snowpack measurement, conducted by the state's Cooperative Snows Survey Program, uses data from 300 snow courses to help predict how much water will be available this summer to farmers, wildlife, reservoirs and hydropower managers. Based on recent measurements, snowfall was below average in the northern Sierra and above average in the southern region.
February 4, 1987 |
Thousands of travelers stood in line in a dozen Southern cities today to buy Greyhound bus tickets to any part of the nation for less than the price of a bus ticket across town. For an hour beginning at noon, Greyhound, inspired by the latest round of airline fare wars, sold tickets to any city it serves for 59 cents. In Atlanta, the line ran two blocks down the street.
May 12, 1989 |
For the second time in five years El Camino's softball team compiled a perfect league record. The Warriors, who defeated Canyon in Wednesday's first round of Southern California Regional playoffs, went undefeated in the five-member South Coast Conference (15-0, 28-11 overall). Third-seeded Moorpark will play host to the No. 6 Warriors in the second round at 3 p.m. Saturday. The last time El Camino did this well was in 1984 when it compiled a 14-0 league record and Coach Julie Feenstra was named Coach of the Year.
July 5, 2000 |
Hundreds of wildfires burned across southern Europe, which remained in the grip of a heat wave that has driven temperatures as high as 120 degrees. The sizzling weather accompanied the worst drought to strike the Balkans in 50 years, which has already caused record crop losses since it began in late May. Ambulances patrolled the streets in southern Romanian cities to pick up people who had fainted in the 106-degree heat.