Missing 80-year-old Lancaster man
LANCASTER, Calif.—Sheriff’s detectives asked for the public’s help today in finding an 80-year-old Lancaster man with Alzheimer’s disease.
Odell Hopkins was last seen at his home on Fig Avenue about 1 a.m. Monday, sheriff’s deputies said.
He was described as about 6 feet 1 inch and 150 pounds, with salt-and-pepper hair and brown eyes.
He was wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt.
Hopkins is known to frequent bus stops and the Metro Link Station near his home, and deputies were told he often talks about going to downtown Los Angeles.
Anyone with more information as to Hopkins’ whereabouts was asked to call missing persons detectives at (323) 890-5500.
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.
LANCASTER, Calif. — A registered sex offender accused of using a cellphone camera to capture video up hundreds of women’s skirts in Lancaster and elsewhere in Los Angeles County was in custody and facing prosecution, authorities said.
Students to senior citizens are eligible to be volunteer docents at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
Docent opportunities include staffing the visitor center and gift shop, walking the trails, leading tours, and other activities from March through May.
A docent is a volunteer that has attended training for their position. No previous experience or prior knowledge of the habitat or history is required.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Southland again will bake in dry heat today, creating what the National Weather Service (NWS) called an “elevated fire danger” falling short of red flag conditions.
“A strong upper-level high-pressure system in combination with weak onshore flow near the surface brought record-breaking triple-digit heat to portions of the valleys and foothills on Sunday,” noted an NWS advisory.
The city of Lancaster has invited all members of the public to attend a workshop on May 18, to discuss a zoning code update for the areas located to the east and to the south of the Metrolink Station. The changes to city zoning ordinances are aimed at expanding the Downtown Lancaster Transit Village District around the Metrolink Station near Lancaster Blvd., while creating a more business friendly climate in the area.