Better safety urged for local gas storage fields

A federal task force created following the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak near Porter Ranch issued dozens of recommendations this week aimed at bolstering safety at an underground gas-storage field, including design changes to ensure that a single “point of ...

Verdict in local sex assault

A Lancaster man, convicted of sexually assaulting three women in Los Angeles and two women in Lancaster, is facing a potential life prison term, when he is sentenced next month.

Famous local couple celebrated

The city of Palmdale will host a celebration of life gathering on Oct. 25 in honor of Joe and Audie Davies. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Hwy.

Pot bust in Canyon Country

Sheriff’s investigators raided a marijuana growing operation this week in Canyon Country and arrested one person while seizing more than $6 million in growing and cured marijuana as well as edible products such as cookies.

Multiple injuries in Palmdale crash

A man allegedly high on narcotics while driving a stolen vehicle earlier this week led officers on a high-speed chase that ended, when he crashed into two cars in a Palmdale intersection.

Field of Drafts coming soon

Lancaster is preparing for its fourth annual Field of Drafts craft beer festival set from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Hangar at Lancaster Municipal Stadium.

Man fires shot at ‘creepy clown’

A Santa Clarita homeowner was in custody this week on suspicion of weapons and narcotics charges for reportedly firing a warning shot at a 6-foot man dressed in a “full clown” costume, who allegedly approached him with a knife.

The best of Motown tonight

Take a soulful trip back to the golden age of Motown with “So Good for the Soul” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

President offers statement on breast cancer awareness

Every year, too many Americans are touched by the pain and hardship caused by breast cancer—a disease that, among women, is not only one of the most common cancers, but also one of the leading causes of cancer-related death,” said ...

Women’s Empowerment Luncheon tackles natural hair and more

The Women of Bad Boy Empowerment Brunch brought together many women of various backgrounds. Various women in the music and corporate industry had a lot to say about ethnic hair styles, being the only woman in an all male industry; ...

Beware ‘creepy clown’ pranks

With Halloween approaching, law enforcement authorities in the Antelope Valley are warning people to be aware of a new prank involving a group of males approaching pedestrians while wearing clown masks and possibly carrying knives.

Search for missing teen, senior

Deputies continued to search this week for a 19-year-old Palmdale man reported missing last week, authorities said. Eduardo “Eddie” Ramirez was last seen at 9:30 a.m. Thursday leaving his residence in the 3900 block of Cobble Court, according to Deputy ...

Better representation urged for incarcerated juveniles

The Board of Supervisors voted this week to have the Alternate Public Defender’s office represent juvenile offenders when the Public Defender’s office cannot, a move away from “panel attorneys” in the wake of criticisms about unequal representation.

No injuries in small brush fire

A brush fire scorched about 70 acres earlier this week in the Elizabeth Lake area near Lancaster, but no structures were threatened and no one was hurt.

Proposed jail sparks protest

Dozens of protesters converged in downtown Los Angeles this week, some dressed in hazmat suits, to protest the county’s plans to build a women’s prison in Lancaster.