Meeting set to discuss unmet transit needs
Areas outside Metro service area
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold a Social Service Transportation Advisory Council meeting and a Transportation Development Act Article 8 Hearing Board meeting in Palmdale to review oral and written comments previously made in the North County and the city of Avalon public hearings. These meetings will follow up on the Article 8 Unmet Needs Public Hearings held in April.
The Article 8 funds are for those areas of Los Angeles County that do not have Metro service because they are located outside Metro’s service area. The areas include Antelope Valley (Palmdale and Lancaster), Santa Clarita Valley and the city of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island. The meetings will determine Article 8 budget funding for the period 2011-12 for the North County and Avalon.
The hearing board consists of Michael Cano, representing Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s office; Palmdale Mayor James C. Ledford; Lancaster Councilwoman Sherry Marquez and a representative from Supervisor Don Knabe’s office.
The advisory council will meet Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at the Chimbole Cultural Center, Primrose Room, 38350 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. The Article 8 Hearing Board will meet Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at the Palmdale City Hall Council Chambers, 38350 Sierra Highway in Palmdale.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — High surf pounded the coast and fierce winds howled across the Southland today, with gusts topping 70 mph whipping the Saugus area and 50 mph in Lancaster.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—An Antelope Valley community group sued Lancaster and Palmdale officials today, alleging the cities engaged in practices meant to drive out Black and Latino residents.
The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on behalf of the Community Action League, the California State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and two unidentified residents who allegedly faced racial discrimination.
PALMDALE, Calif.—“Waiting for Superman,” a riveting new documentary on the state of learning in America, is being screened in theaters all across the country. The film’s impactful message about hope, poverty, and education recently caught the attention of Antelope Valley residents, including parents and teachers.
On Tuesday (March 29) night at the Palmdale Learning Plaza, the League of Women Voters of the Antelope Valley hosted a screening and a subsequent discussion of the controversial film.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—More than $30 million in federal stimulus funds has been set aside for buying property and doing other preliminary work in the Los Angeles area for a high-speed rail system that would run from San Diego to the Bay Area, transit officials announced.
California High-Speed Rail Authority and Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said the money might be used to buy Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, where three segments of the line would converge.
LANCASTER, Calif.—The Antelope Valley has experienced what some people would call community-shifting happenings, including the shooting death of two young people within a week of each other and two church arsons that have been speculated about as possible hate crimes.