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  • Schiff vows to restore NASA, JPL funding

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) this week said he plans to go to battle for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge and the nation’s space program after seeing NASA’s budget trimmed by the House Commerce, Justice and Science...
  • 40 workers laid off at JPL as Congress puts the squeeze on funding

    40 workers laid off at JPL as Congress puts the squeeze on funding
    Federal funding cuts continue to impact the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge, where 40 workers were laid off last week, the latest notch in a prolonged period of cutbacks for the agency. It was the second round of layoffs this year for...
  • Glendale resident, Cal State professor is honored by NASA

    A Glendale resident was honored for her NASA-related research at Cal State Los Angeles. Helen Ryaciotaki-Boussalis -- director of CSULA’s NASA-funded University Research Center, officially named the "Structures, Propulsion, Aerospace and Control...
  • Congressman agitates for space fuel

    Congressman agitates for space fuel
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was featured on the NPR program "All Things Considered" Tuesday morning making an impassioned plea for a specialized type of plutonium used for space exploration. The isotope, plutonium-238, is the main fuel for spacecrafts in...
  • Rex Walheim goes from space to Colorado Boulevard

    Rex Walheim goes from space to Colorado Boulevard
    This year’s Rose Parade will include a brotherly duo unlike any other — one is an astronaut and the other a rose expert, and both will greet onlookers from the fifth float in the Tournament of Roses. Rex Walheim, 49, has five space walks under...
  • As shuttle era ends, Glendale resident recalls witnessing history

    As shuttle era ends, Glendale resident recalls witnessing history
    It started with Buck Rogers. The mid-20th Century comic book hero — forever rocketing through space, ray gun in hand — sparked Glendale resident Robert Costa’s life-long infatuation with space exploration. So when Costa, then in the...
  • Former NASA investigator guilty of tax fraud

    Former NASA investigator guilty of tax fraud
    A former NASA investigator who had worked at JPL in La Caņada Flintridge pleaded guilty this week to filing a fraudulent federal tax return that failed to report nearly $300,000 he stole from a Lancaster church. Alvin Danielle Allen, 42, was a special...
  • Teacher workshop: Show your kids the moon

    Teacher workshop: Show your kids the moon
    Be the coolest K-12 teacher in your school next year by showing your kids an actual piece of the moon. NASA will offer a teacher workshop this weekend, Sat., Aug. 13, from 10 AM-12 PM, for Lunar and Meteorite Sample Certification at the Columbia Memorial...
  • Adam Schiff to face six contenders in primary election

    Adam Schiff to face six contenders in primary election
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is facing six opponents to represent the redrawn 28th Congressional District, but they will have to overcome incredible odds and funding disadvantages to mount a serious challenge to the long-time congressman. Schiff raised...
  • JPL trial: Coppedge, NASA agency tell different tales

    JPL trial: Coppedge, NASA agency tell different tales
    Two very different narratives are emerging from the trial in which former Jet Propulsion Laboratory worker David Coppedge claims he faced discrimination because he discussed the theory of intelligent design with co-workers. Early this week, Coppedge...
  • Schiff takes NASA chief to task over planned JPL cuts

    Schiff takes NASA chief to task over planned JPL cuts
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) grilled NASA Administrator Charles Bolden during a House budget hearing Wednesday on proposed funding cuts to Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars program, calling them a major step backward for the nation. Schiff, whose district...
  • JPL employee wasn't fired over religious beliefs, lawyer says

    JPL employee wasn't fired over religious beliefs, lawyer says
    In opening arguments on Tuesday, the attorney for a former Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee said his client was unfairly fired for his religious beliefs amid bogus claims from co-workers that he was harassing them about “intelligent design,”...