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New Material Could Harvest Water All Day Long

Micro-engineered, bioinspired design allows the material to collect moisture from cool fog as well as generating and collecting steam under sun Tiny structures inspired by the shape of cactus spines allow a newly created material to gather drinkable water from the air both day and night, combining two water-harvesting technologies into one. The material, a micro-architected hydrogel membrane (more on that later), can produce water through both solar steam-water generation and fog collection—two independent processes that typically require two separate […]

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Missing 58-Year-Old Man Last Seen in Pasadena Found

A 58-year-old man who was reported missing in Pasadena was found in the Angeles National Forest after he became lost for five days while hiking in the area, authorities announced Wednesday. George David Null was reported missing after having last been seen at about 7 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of East Del Mar Boulevard, said Deputy Maria Lucero of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Null’s vehicle was found in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday, and he […]

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Stephen Nowlin Steps Down as Vice President of ArtCenter Exhibitions and Director of the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery

ArtCenter College of Design Provost Karen Hofmann today announced that Stephen Nowlin plans to retire from his position as vice president of ArtCenter Exhibitions and director of the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery on June 30 of this year. ArtCenter Senior Curator Julie Joyce will serve as interim vice president of ArtCenter Exhibitions as the College defines the next chapter of department leadership and curatorial staffing. Stephen Nowlin, who received his MFA at ArtCenter in 1978, has served as the […]

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Supervisors Renew $25,000 in Case of Altadena Boy Killed by Errant Bullet

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $25,000 reward in the case of a 4-year-old killed by an errant bullet in a 2016 gang shooting in Altadena. Supervisor Kathryn Barger asked her colleagues to renew a $25,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the gunman who shot and killed 4-year-old Salvador Esparza on July 5, 2016. The boy was found lying on his front porch on the 300 block of West Figueroa Drive about […]

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Villanueva: Names Of Deputies In Shootings Will Be Released Within 30 Days

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said today his department is establishing a policy of releasing within 30 days the names of deputies who fire their weapons at suspects, and 95 previously unreleased names will be posted online this week. “The idea is we want to be as transparent as we can, but we can’t jeopardize ongoing investigations,” Villaneuva said during a talk on social media. The announcement came one day after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion recommending that an […]

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Pasadena Blood Donation Center and Red Cross Announce Upcoming Blood Drive

The Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E. Walnut St., Suite 103, continues to accept blood donations by appointment, as the Red Cross works to bolster the nation’s blood supply in the waning days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Blood donors can call the Pasadena Blood Donation Center and schedule an appointment for any day of the week, including Sunday. The Red Cross also lists other locations in the Pasadena area where staff will accept donations. A Red Cross statement said the […]

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Robber Brandishes Syringe While Stealing Items From Pasadena Ross Store

Police are looking for a man who they say stole merchandise from a Pasadena Ross store on Tuesday afternoon, then threatened an employee with a syringe after being confronted for the theft. The crime took place about 12:25 p.m. at the store, 460 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena police Lt. Anthony Burgess said. A man was seen leaving the store with a tote bag filled with stolen goods, according to the lieutenant. An employee approached the thief, at which point he […]

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Police Still Want to Know How 13-Year-Old Got Handgun, And Say New Law Hampering Efforts

Police still don’t know how a 13-year old boy they arrested on Saturday got a handgun. Police arrested the boy who they say was armed with a handgun and already being sought on a warrant after he ran from officers on Friday night, officials said. But a new law has worked against police officers in this incident. In California, children under 15 must first consult with an attorney before waiving their Miranda rights. In September, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the […]

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Local Congresswoman Joins Other Legislators, Announces Plans to Reintroduce the Women’s Health Protection Act

After the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a case that directly threatens fifty years of precedent protecting access to abortion, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) announced that they would be reintroducing the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion, everywhere. “This week’s news out of the Supreme Court was an urgent […]

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Hertz Graduate Fellows Announced

Twelve graduate students have been named 2021 Hertz fellows by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, three of whom have a connection to Caltech. The Caltech students are: undergraduate student Alexander Zlokapa, who will receive his bachelor’s degree in physics this year and plans to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study quantum computers and neural networks; current graduate student Nathanael Kazmierczak, who seeks to encode and process information using individual molecules instead of electronics; and Emily Geyman, who […]