Archive for December, 2015

A former foster child makes it to the Royal Court, with determination and her new family’s love

Tournament of Roses princess Donaly Marquez has attended nearly 100 events as a member of the parade’s Royal Court.

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Join us for live coverage of the 2016 Rose Parade

Times reporters and photographers will be on the streets of Pasadena starting in the predawn hours on New Year’s Day. Get ready for the 127th parade with tips on how to watch in person or remotely.

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California condor flies free for first time in 30 years

Banking into the wind and then gliding out of sight, a male California condor flew back into the wild after a captive breeding program that helped save North America’s largest species of land bird. The 35-year-old bird named AC-4 soared out of his open pen earlier this week at a canyon rim inside…

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Breaking down USC’s 23-21 defeat by Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl

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Despite attack worries, revelers around the world ring in the new year

Authorities in the Belgian capital canceled Thursday’s New Year’s festivities after unveiling a suspected holiday terror plot. Celebrations in Paris, which is still recovering from its own deadly attack, were scaled back. But as 2015 drew to a close, revelers around the world were refusing to let…

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L.A. firefighters see their first hoverboard fire, captured on video; Metrolink bans devices

Los Angeles firefighters responded to the first documented hoverboard fire in the city on Wednesday, just days before a ban on the devices takes affect on Metrolink trains across Southern California. The fire, captured on video and given to KTLA , shows the hoverboard on a Vermont Avenue sidewalk…

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Is Marco Rubio’s strategy an unorthodox path to victory, or too risky to work?

More from Trail Guide Dec. 30 Jeb Bush shakes up campaign by canceling TV ads, redeploying staff Dec. 29 George Pataki ends his candidacy for GOP presidential nomination Dec.

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Can Conrad Ukropina give Stanford a closing kick? He’s done so, memorably

Conrad Ukropina needed a strong leg, good technique and timing, supreme concentration and confidence and endless hours of practice to become the kicker he is today, the starter for a Stanford team that will play Iowa in the Rose Bowl on Friday. He also caught a few breaks

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Can Conrad Ukropina give Stanford a closing kick? He’s done so, memorably

Conrad Ukropina needed a strong leg, good technique and timing, supreme concentration and confidence and endless hours of practice to become the kicker he is today, the starter for a Stanford team that will play Iowa in the Rose Bowl on Friday.

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New maps show spread and impact of drought on California forests

New maps reveal the extreme impact the years-long drought has had on California’s trees and offer a prognosis for future forest health. Up to 58 million trees have been severely stressed by the drought and related factors, such as rising temperatures and a plague of bark beetle infestations. If..

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