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Palmdale officials launch assault on ‘spice’ and other synthetic drugs

A new and potentially lethal drug has been sweeping the nation during the past decade. “Spice,” sometimes referred to as “K2,” “Bombay Blue,” “Blaze” and “Zohai,” is on the radar among deputies at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Palmdale station ...

Marshall Broadcasting Group purchases three community-oriented TV stations

It’s been nearly 70 years since American families were introduced to television. According to experts from Stanford University, television must take on an active role in the promotion of economic development and equality for minorities. Through the creation of Black-owned ...

Summer youth activities planned in Antelope Valley

Although school will end soon for the summer break, a variety of youth activities will be scheduled over the next three months throughout the Antelope Valley that are designed for physical fitness, academic enrichment, community involvement and just plain fun.

The real life ‘Fast and Furious’

“I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters. Not the mortgage, not the store … For those 10 seconds or less, I’m free.”

Mental illness remains one of nation’s most acute, misunderstood diseases

The mystery of mental illness has perplexed society since the dawn of man. Modern scientists, mental health professionals and, most important, the troubled individual and their families have had to grapple with the causes, effects, medical treatments and how to ...

Maya Angelou succumbs

Although she was primarily noted in contemporary times for her poetry, novels and acting, Maya Angelou had a celebrated background in the arts that began when it was difficult for an African American woman to truly count on making a ...

War On Poverty: Success and failure of America’s commitment

“This administration today here and now declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” --President Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address.

War On Poverty: Success and failure of America’s commitment

“This administration today here and now declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”

New retail center, AnyWind Power may bring more jobs to Palmdale

The Rancho Vista Specific Plan in Palmdale got another boost this month as construction began on the Rancho Vista Town Center, a long-anticipated retail development at the intersection of Rancho Vista Boulevard and Town Center Drive. Adding to the economic ...

Nigeria’s abducted girls

Authors Note: On October 25, 2006 OurWeekly Publisher and CEO Natalie Cole interviewed former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young. They discussed several topics both local and international. Among the topics was the failure of the United ...

Getting your student athlete to college

Sports have been an institution in our communities for decades. It has been a vehicle to higher learning on the collegiate level, and, for a select few, a professional career has been like a winning lottery ticket. Sports have been ...

Getting your student athlete to college

Sports have been an institution in the African American community for decades. It has been a vehicle to higher learning on the collegiate level, and, for a select few, a professional career has been like a winning lottery ticket. Sports ...

Summer nights at Palmdale Amphitheater

From today’s top sounds in Country music, Rhythm and Blues, Hip Hop and Banda music, the Palmdale Amphitheater has something in store this summer for most all musical tastes.

Farewell to the King

“… In conduct designed to target, befriend, seduce, and then entice, cajole, borrow from, cheat, and/or receive as gifts transfers of wealth from wealthy older men whom she targets for such purpose.”

April is Autism Awareness Month

Parents naturally obsess over an infant during the first year of life. The joys and concerns are often myriad as the newborn occupies practically all of the parent’s waking hours. A developmental disability, however, may be one of the worst ...