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Shaq vs a Shark
Tina Lerno, July 23, 2018

Actor Tracy Morgan said, "Live every week like it's Shark Week," but this week is actually Shark Week and it happens to be the 30th anniversary, making it the longest-running cable television event in history!


man on the moon with american flag
Tina Lerno, July 20, 2018

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface, making American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin the first humans to walk on the moon. Armstrong was the first to touch toe, and he meandered about for two and a half hours outside the spacecraft.


Portrait of John James Audubon and a collage of his bird illustrations
Keith Chaffee, April 24, 2018

John James Audubon was born on April 26, 1785.


photo of the earth from space
Eileen Ybarra, April 22, 2018

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, launched the modern environmental movement and spurred the passage of several important environmental laws. People took part in marches, teach-ins, rallies, and speeches across the country.


Image of a total eclipse and text saying "total solar eclipse 2017"
Bob Timmermann, August 11, 2017

Here in Los Angeles, we’re known for the sun. We get a lot of it. It’s long been a selling point for people moving to the region.


Book Cover
Bob Timmermann, August 10, 2013

Henrietta Lacks was a 31-year old woman from the Baltimore area who died from ovarian cancer back in 1951. Some cells from her body were taken, without her family's consent, by medical researchers shortly before she died.


Blue, green and orange color ribbons to represent for genetic testings of cancers
Bob Timmermann, June 03, 2013

It took one New York Times op-ed piece by a very famous celebrity to show how the matter of our genes, genetic testing, health care system, and intellectual property system are all intertwined.


“Last Days of the Dinosaurs” show by Richard Wade for 8th Annual Science Day event, Central Library
Madeline Bryant, April 10, 2013

Over 300 people attended this year’s annual Science Day event, celebrated at Central Library on March 30, 2013. Now in its 8th year, the theme of Dinosaurs made this our BIGGEST success yet.


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