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‘Senior’ farmers volunteer to reduce water during drought

Some California farmers who hold some of the state’s oldest water rights have been forced to turn them over. Several of these family water holdings near the San Joaquin River date back to the Gold Rush, but state regulators will ...

Memorial Day ceremony set

The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association (AVSOA) will hold its Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. May 25 at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 2200 East Avenue S, in Palmdale.

LPAC hosts The Orchestra

Former members of the Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II will perform as The Orchestra at 8 p.m. May 29 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

New stadium set for Exposition Park

The team doesn’t yet have a name, but plans were announced this week that a new soccer stadium will be built on the site of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Area in Exposition Park. The sports arena will be demolished.

Willowbrook to get new library and senior housing

More than 100 units of affordable housing for seniors, an 8,000-square-foot library, and an employment center will soon replace a blighted lot on the corner of 118th Street and Wilmington Boulevard in Willowbrook.

New bill redefines term ‘lynching’

Senate Bill 629, a measure to correct an obsolete reference to the term “lynching” in California’s penal code by deleting it, has been approved without dissent by the state senate.

‘Watts Re:Imagined’— 50 years after the riots

Fifty years after the Watts Uprising, a coalition of community groups have this week launched Watts Re:Imagined – a sustainable redevelopment vision for the South Los Angeles neighborhood.

Southland recognizes veterans

A variety of Memorial Day activities will be held locally to recognize past and present war heroes while honoring men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Workers will earn $15 per hour by 2020

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a $15 minimum wage for hundreds of thousands of workers in the city who currently earn $9 per hour.

Chargers, Raiders, Carson complete NFL stadium land deal

One day after San Diego officials unveiled a financial plan aimed at keeping the Chargers in town, the team and the Oakland Raiders Tuesday completed a complex land transaction for 157 acres in Carson, where they are proposing a joint ...

Byron Scott provides basketball training to children at the Boys and Girls Club

More than 50 children from the Child Alliance and Drew Child Development programs (which provide services for children in the child welfare system) were in for a treat this past Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club in Harbor City. ...

Student Athlete of the Week

Eleven-year-old Rayshawn Pittman fills up the bulk of his time with two things: tennis and studying, and he is excelling at both of them.

B.B. King dies at 89

B.B. King, one of the greatest interpreters of the blues and to a generation of musicians one of the industry’s finest guitarists, died May 14 asleep at his home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

Experts say wildlife sightings will increase in urban areas

California wildlife experts announced this week that the recent episodes of bears in backyards, coyotes snatching little dogs and cats, and mountain lions holed up in cozy city hideaways is a result of a lack of fresh water and game ...

Free city open house set

On May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the city of Lancaster will turn its maintenance yard into a miniature city where families, school groups and interested citizens can see, the many different functions that city personnel perform to ...

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