Black educators to meet tonight
Shakey’s Pizza in Palmdale
The High Desert Alliance of Black School Educators will hold a fund-raising meeting tonight at Shakey’s Pizza in Palmdale from 6 to 9 p.m. to help kick off its 5th annual Parent Symposium.
Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence magazine and CEO of National CARES Mentor Network, will be the keynote speaker at the symposium, which is set for Jan. 21 at Joe Walker Middle School, 5632 W. Ave. L-8, in Quartz Hill. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The alliance notes that the meeting will be “a great opportunity” to pre-order (if by Jan. 9, 2012) one of Taylor’s most popular books, “In the Spirit: The Inspirational Writings of Susan L. Taylor,” at a discounted rate.
Visit www.hdabse.com to register for the symposium, purchase online and rsvp, or call: (661) 532-8750.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Two Southland men pleaded guilty today to a federal conspiracy charge involving a scheme in which stolen identities were used to file phony tax returns, claiming thousands of dollars in refunds.
Michael Williams, 42, of Palmdale, and 34-year-old Mike Niko of Carson entered their pleas before U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer. They face up to 10 years each in prison at sentencing Sept. 9.
PALMDALE, Calif. — Northrop Grumman took to the skies above Palmdale today with its latest high-flying drone built for the Navy.
The 90-minute test flight, part of the Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance program, was declared a success.
The MQ-4C Triton is designed to stay aloft for up to 24 hours at elevations of more than 52,000 feet and is fitted with sensors that enables it to detect and classify different kinds of ships up to 2,000 miles away.
Keller Williams Realty, in conjunction with Palmdale and the Antelope Valley Mall, announced the results of their recent Red Day events.
Between their food drive and Red Day Walk, the groups raised $12,645 in cash and more than 10,000 pounds of food for local charities including South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES), Grace Resources, the WAVE Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Peter Sagan of Slovakia sprinted past Australian Michael Matthews to win today’s third stage of the Tour of California, the nation’s largest cycling event.
Sagan completed the 110.3-mile stage from Palmdale to Santa Clarita in four hours, 20 minutes, 31 seconds. Each of the next 99 cyclists were credited with the same time.
“The last three kilometers were crazy with all the sprinters who wanted to win,” Sagan said.
PALMDALE, Calif. — The eighth edition of the Tour of California begins two days of racing in Los Angeles County today with a 110.3-mile stage from Palmdale to Santa Clarita.
The 121 cyclists will leave from Marie Kerr Park at 11:20 a.m. for a stage that will feature racing through the hills north of Santa Clarita along San Francisquito Canyon and a 22-mile climb up Lake Hughes Road, followed by a gradual 18-mile descent down Spunky Canyon and Bouquet Road.