Clinton makes history with nomination for president

Chelsea Clinton last night introduced her mother and watched as she delivered the biggest speech of her life accepting the Democratic Party nomination for president of the United States.

Protect your pets in extreme heat

When it is hot for you, it is even hotter for your furry friend. Dogs and cats do not sweat through their skin. Instead they cool themselves by panting or rapid breathing, which means animals must work extra hard to ...

Seeking art for Gabriel’s House

The city of Palmdale’s Art Committee, in partnership with the local Girl Scouts, is seeking participants for an art contest in which the winning entries will be displayed at Gabriel’s House, one of the city’s Neighborhood Houses. Gabriel’s House is ...

Parade sponsors sought

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce is looking for sponsors and parade entries for its Antelope Valley Fair Parade scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 20. The parade on The BLVD serves as the unofficial start of the Antelope Valley ...

Multiple arrests follow pursuit

A suspected drug dealer led authorities recently on a pursuit that prompted deputies to arrest him—as well as his father, mother and girlfriend.

Dog mauling conviction upheld

The state Supreme Court has declined to review the second-degree murder conviction of a former Littlerock resident who owned four pit bulls that fatally mauled a woman nearly three years ago.

Flu prevention declines

More than 60 percent of California adults fail to get an annual flu shot, with African American residents having the lowest rate of immunization, according to a UCLA study released this week.

Witnesses in fatal crash

Sheriff’s traffic investigators are seeking the public’s help to locate any witnesses to a fatal traffic crash in Lancaster. The collision took place at about 3:30 p.m. July 20, at the intersection of West Avenue G and 55th Street West, ...

Conflict management class

The Friends of the Palmdale Library will conduct its next monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Hwy. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month and, since 1977, has provided ...

Help for disabled homeowners

The city of Lancaster is offering grants for disabled residents, including veterans, for improvements to single-family and mobile home properties.

County leads in ICE arrests; 112 foreign nationals detained

A Mexican national convicted of the attempted murder of a peace officer was among 112 foreign nationals arrested in the Los Angeles area during a federal operation targeting “at-large criminal aliens,” officials said. The four-day operation, which ended July 20, ...

School supply giveaway

Antelope Valley Partners for Health will host its second annual Back-to-School event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 44226 10th Street West in Lancaster.

‘Get funky’ at Palmdale Amphitheater

With the air quality slowly returning to normal as firefighters get a stronghold on the Sand Fire, an exciting weekend of fun is scheduled at the Palmdale Amphitheater.

Sand Fire nears containment; most residents return home

With most evacuated residents now back home, fire crews were working at the end of the week to extend their slow progress against the deadly Sand Fire, which has charred more than 38,000 acres in the Santa Clarita area and ...

Local hit-and-run

A man riding a motorcycle was seriously injured in Palmdale when his bike collided with a car, whose driver then fled the scene, authorities said Thursday.