Blog Archive: California

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Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE >> Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jason-3 is an international mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with NASA, the French space agency CNES, and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.

On fourth try, Hawthorne-based SpaceX lands rocket successfully after launch

Six months after one of its rockets exploded two minutes into flight, Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched a rocket from Cape Canaveral on Monday night and delivered 11 satellites into a low orbit — then made history by successfully landing the booster rocket back on Earth.

El Niño brings venomous snake to Southern California

HUNTINGTON BEACH >> The dead yellow-bellied sea snake that was discovered on Bolsa Chica on Dec. 12 was likely brought so far north of its typical range because of warmer waters associated with El Nino, according to Greg Pauly, herpetology curator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

‘King tides,’ when sun, moon align, could flood California coast

LOS ANGELES — Exceptionally high tides along the California coast could bring flooding to low-lying areas like marinas and beach parking lots. The National Weather Service says so-called “king tides,” starting Tuesday could affect areas from San Francisco Bay down to Southern California. The highest level of the week will be Wednesday.

California dead tree ‘emergency’ could fuel wildfires, El Niño floods

Calling it “the worst epidemic of tree mortality in modern history,” Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency this week, asking for swift removal of dried-out trees either through controlled burns or as feed for biomass energy plants. The four-year drought has already killed 22 million trees in the state and most likely will destroy tens of millions more, according to a dead-tree census performed by the U.S. Forest Service.

Wilmington during wartime: The Los Angeles Port of Embarkation and Camp Ross

The Daily Breeze’s Sam Gnerre looks at the way we were in the South Bay The U.S. Armed forces wasted no time in preparing for the movement of men and materials in support of World War II. In March 1941, months before the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor, the War Department already had taken control of the Panama Pacific Terminal, Berths 232-A and B, on Terminal Island with the purpose of using the docks there

Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand on Original ‘Star Trek,’ Dies

Grace Lee Whitney, 85, the futuristic-clipboard-bearing Yeoman Janice Rand on the original series of “Star Trek,” died this weekend in the town of Coarsegold, California, her family confirmed. No cause of death was reported. Whitney, a recovering alcoholic, spent the last 35 years of her life helping others with addiction problems, often at women’s correctional facilities or the Salvation Army, her family said.

San Pedro’s Marine Mammal Care Center sees uptick in starving animals

San Pedro’s Marine Mammal Care Center is set to open its new 300-square-foot enclosure Thursday. And it’s coming just in time. This year looks to be a repeat of 2013 and 2014, when starving sea lion pups turned up on beaches in large numbers, taxing the center’s space and resources. Actually, thus far, 2015 seems even worse. For comparison, by this time last year, the center had admitted 24 animals, said David Bard, executive director of the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in Angels Gate Park. So far this year, he said the center has brought in 48 animals for treatment.

California fishery managers try to curb spiny lobster hunting as value grows

Bucking its tail and shaking its antennae with menacing clicks, a foot-long male California spiny lobster tried to free itself from Paul Romanowski’s tight grip.

The nocturnal animal wanted to be returned to the black nighttime ocean, where it had ventured out of a cave perhaps in search of sea urchins or mussels to eat along the giant, sloping rocks that form the Los Angeles Harbor breakwall.

Jump in sea lion deaths last year due to food shortages, scientists believe

By Sandy Mazza, Daily Breeze A rash of dying and dead sea lion pups found on Southern California beaches last year was probably simply a result of their inability to get enough good meals — rather than a mass infection or disease, scientists announced Tuesday after months of collaborative research. Analysis of the “unusual mortality event” that caused more than 1,600 California sea lions to strand along the coast in 2013 found that the marine mammals

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