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  • Dan Goods, JPL's science seer

     Dan Goods, JPL's science seer
    When artist Dan Goods arrived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they gave him a six-month shot. In May, he'll have been there 10 years as JPL's "visual strategist." He glued soda bottles to the roof of his Taurus to create music on an m.p.h. pipe organ. At JPL, his "Out There" sign (recycled computer-box parts) conjures the infinite in a meeting space and plaster hands he installed in the library hold curious objects. He once drilled a hole through a grain of sand to demonstrate the size of our galaxy, and then put that grain of sand in six rooms of sand that represent the universe. Anything to make abstract science into something you can see.
  • Slain Libyan ambassador described as 'unflappable' by his brother

     
    Slain ambassador Chris Stevens first became interested in international affairs back at Piedmont High School in the East Bay, according to his younger brother Tom.

    Slain U.S. ambassador to Libya remembered for his languages, service

     
    Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in an attack on the consulate there, was raised in a musical San Francisco Bay Area family and played the saxophone “about at the Bill Clinton level,” his stepfather joked in a tribute...

    Clinton praises ambassador to Libya, calls attackers 'savage group'

     
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said officials are investigating the killing of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and other Americans.

    O.C. voter turnout far behind 2008, but mail-in ballots up

     
    Just over 19% of registered Orange County voters had cast ballots by 3 p.m. Tuesday, a notable drop from the 2008 elections, county officials said.