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‘1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever’

You know the rules. Each base must be touched, each ball hit within bounds - or so you hope. No spitballs, corked bats, pine tar, or steroids. Four bases to run. Three strikes, you’re out.

DryTown Water Park opens tomorrow

Palmdale’s DryTown Water Park will open for the 2014 season tomorrow at 11 a.m. “The forecast says it’s going to be DryTown weather this weekend,” said DryTown Manager Eric Dombrowski. “Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s which means ...

State agriculture profits may not suffer from drought as expected

The proverbial “good news-bad news” scenario presents itself this week with indications that the California drought may not cost the agriculture industry as much as was believed. The industry will reportedly incur less than half the losses forecast in March ...

United We Stand Festival a huge success

On Saturday May 10, the Free & Equal Election Foundation hosted the United We Stand Festival at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. The festival was initially scheduled to be held at the UCLA campus, but was changed at the ...

‘Hip Hop Family Tree’ intertwines two uniquely American art forms

The fact that this writer is not a habitual listener of Rap is, simultaneously, a negative and positive in reviewing the subject. Obviously not being a fan means not being intimately familiar with all that contributed to the development of ...

'The Shield' actor Michael Jace charged in wife's shooting death

LOS ANGELES, Calif., -- Michael Jace, who played a Los Angeles cop in TV's "The Shield," has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his wife, police said Tuesday.

Lancaster Auto Mall announces chili cook-off and 48-hour sale

The Lancaster Auto Mall, 10th Street West and K8, is sponsoring its first-ever HOT HOT HOT Chili Cook-Off tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature live music from local band Shotgun Granny, as well as ...

The Amgen Tour of California rides into Santa Clarita

The City of Santa Clarita will be at the center of the cycling world today and tomorrow as the 2014 Amgen Tour of California returns to Santa Clarita for the sixth time in race history for the Stage 6 and ...

Youth Activities Leagues offer kids outdoor activities

The Century Station Youth Activity League (YAL) Program is one of the busiest centers out of 17 Youth Activities Leagues in Los Angeles County. There are approximately 280 kids each day that participate in the YAL and the summer programs ...

MOAH to offer presentation on mental health and art history

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) will host a presentation titled A Life in Stitches: Understanding Mental Health through Art History on Sunday, June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. It will be presented by Sanie Andres, a ...

Artist Laura Fragua-Cota will visits AV Indian Museum tomorrow

The Antelope Valley Indian Museum will give visitors the opportunity to meet artist Laura Fragua-Cota who has traveled from Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, to share her art with museum visitors tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Laura’s paintings, sculpture, ...

Hollywood by Choice

Belle is one of those movies that hits you like a lightning bolt; totally unexpected and electrifies every part of your body.

Annual California Poppy Festival set for April 26-27 in Lancaster

On April 26-27, the 23rd Annual California Poppy Festival will deliver two days of music, art, food and fun with “incredible energy and beautiful weather” at Lancaster City Park, 43011 N. 10th Street West, Lancaster. The festival will feature performers, ...

‘Showtime’ fondly recalls Lakers’ championship years

When Earvin “Magic” Johnson abruptly changed Jack Kent Cooke’s lunch menu, a new era of Los Angeles Lakers basketball had begun. By then, the eccentric sports mogul had turned over the keys to his Fabulous Forum to Dr. Jerry Buss ...

LPAC prepares for Jukebox Saturday Night

The Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC) Foundation will host Jukebox Saturday Night, its fourth annual gala and grand auction Saturday, June 7, at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the gala, sponsored by Gene Wheeler Farms Inc., will go toward the foundation’s ...