Cool, clear water: AV officials work to protect valuable supply

Although much of California remains parched as big cities and little towns devise plans to find and/or conserve water, the Antelope Valley is managing its way through the drought with relative ease. That’s not to say that water conservation is ...

The funkiest UFO in the galaxy

I was first introduced to the term “Mothership” in the summer of 1968. During that time, it was very common to find African American male youth hanging out in the inner city, enjoying the simple pleasures of summer vacation. There ...

In search of ‘The One’

Not merely escapist fantasy, science fiction does in fact make positive contributions to society, albeit in an indirect way. Generations of innovators have used these yarns as sources of inspiration, and as a portal to the future.

Lynch, Harris, Lacey: Latest icons for American girls

President Barack Obama’s nomination Nov. 8 of veteran prosecutor Loretta Lynch for the position of attorney general may mark a bigger social milestone than his 2008 election to the White House.

Lynch, Harris, Lacey: Latest icons for America’s Black girls

President Barack Obama’s nomination Nov. 8 of veteran prosecutor Loretta Lynch to the position of attorney general may mark a bigger social milestone than his 2008 election to the White House.

Child adoption: One of life’s most unexpected miracles

Adopting a child can be one of the most momentous events to ever bless a household. Every year in the United States, tens of thousands of infants, toddlers and teens are welcomed into warm and supportive families. Los Angeles County ...

Cold War memories from the turret of a Pershing tank

Next week marks the celebration of the Marine Corps birthday (Nov. 10) and Veteran’s Day (Nov. 13). In order to acknowledge both occasions at once, Our Weekly presents the story of a bona fide military pioneer who bridged the gap ...

Sheriff’s race, state assembly and Congress await AV voters

One of the most anticipated races for Los Angeles County sheriff is nearing the Nov. 4 finish line. Jim McDonnell, chief of the Long Beach Police Department, is vying against Paul Tanaka, mayor of Gardena and a former undersheriff, in ...

‘In the war on drugs, which side is the CIA on?’

The Hollywood film industry has churned out two movies this month covering the crack cocaine epidemic that ravaged Black communities in the 1980s. One, a docu-drama produced for the big screen called “Kill the Messenger,” and the other is a ...

Bullying robs self esteem, dignity before it consumes young lives

We’ve seen the statistics, and they are troubling. We’ve seen the participants, and they are younger each generation. We’ve seen the results, and they are often tragic.

Culture of Style: The New Generation

Being born during the age of the Internet has provided a vast number of opportunities in a multitude of industries. Opportunity though, that still requires discipline, hard work and constant battles. However, these battles are now taking place on our ...

AV commuters may soon have easier trips in and out of town

Travelers from the Antelope Valley have for years been popularly referred to as “extreme commuters.” In fact, the commute from Palmdale into Los Angeles may be considered among the worst nationwide in relation to time spent, route efficiency, road quality ...

Black gun tradition reveals courage and torment within 2nd Amendment

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bessie Winchester. Companions throughout the ages have often called me ‘Ol Betsy.’ I was born in 1866, serving as the assault weapon of my day, and conceived from an urgent need to ...

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Latino accomplishments abundant as are hopes, dreams of future

In the southwest United States, persons of Latino origin have probably had more influence in settling the region than anyone else. You never have to look far to see the stamp these neighbors have embellished on American culture, from the ...