Category Archives: Science

The Grunion are Running

This month the grunion are running on July 13th and July 28th. When I was little, the grunion run was total mayhem. An entire beach covered with slippery, wriggling silver fish, swarming the beach and filling up holes people had dug … Continue reading

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There’s a Fungus Amongus

And how. If you’re wearing Uggs everyday, or, even worse, fake sheepskin boots, beware. And get ye to Whole Foods, stat, to stock up on antifungal essential oils. Those buttery-soft boots were invented by Australian surfer dudes who just wanted … Continue reading

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Seed Bombing

Turning onto the 5 North from Los Feliz, I am always delighted by the orange swath of poppies. I am grateful to whomever it was that guerrilla gardened the small meadow along the freeway. Lately I’ve been seeing blogs for seed … Continue reading

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Coming Up at the Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has several interesting programs and events scheduled for the upcoming months.  Below is a list of programs for January 2013. There is quite an assortment and should be fun for ocean and animal lovers alike. January … Continue reading

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24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report Begins TONIGHT at 5 pm PST

Al Gore, Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project Maggie L. Fox, President and CEO, The Climate Reality Project: “Dear Los Angeles Beat readers, We are pleased to invite you to join us this week when millions of people will … Continue reading

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CA Secretary of State Urged to “Count Every Vote on Prop 37″ with New Petition

According to investigative journalist Jon Rappoport, more than one million votes on Prop 37 (the GMO labeling initiative) in California have gone uncounted to date. Since the margin of “victory” is about 600,000 votes, this means that Prop 37 may have … Continue reading

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Has Science Confirmed the Existence of the Soul Through Quantum Physics

“I know that the molecules in my body are traceable to phenomena in the cosmos. That makes me want to grab people in the street and say, ‘have you heard this?!’ We are all connected: to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and … Continue reading

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What I Learned at GLAZA’s Photo Day at the Zoo

Shooting animals is difficult for even the most seasoned photographer. Luckily, GLAZA (Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association) hosted an all-day workshop Sunday on photographing animals. Instructors from Paul’s Photo in Torrance and various camera reps were on hand to lead walks, offer … Continue reading

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DNA Testing:Discover the Journey of YOU

DNA testing, and its uses thereof, have come a long way since its humble beginnings in the United Kingdom, where it was first used in forensic science to assist police detective work, and also to resolve paternity and immigration disputes. … Continue reading

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A Star was Born at AOP: Introducing Bixby, The Baby Harbor Seal

Four months ago, on April 26, 2012, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, had its first seal pup ever born at the facility. The pup, a harbor seal, weight about 20 pounds at birth but weighed a whopping … Continue reading

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