Shatner floats plan to bring more water into California

In a noble enterprise to boldly “flow” where no water has gone before, legendary actor William Shatner is planning to launch a $30-billion Kickstarter campaign to build an above-ground pipeline from rainy Seattle, Wash. to Lake Mead. Best known for ...

‘Greener Homes’ workshop set

The city of Palmdale, in partnership with the Energy Network, will begin on May 2 its Upgrade 100 Homes for Energy Efficiency campaign by hosting a free “Greener Homes Workshop” from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Manzanita Neighborhood Center, 38627 ...

Legendary mariachi group will perform in Lancaster

The legendary Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano announced its 50th anniversary this year and the Lancaster Performing Arts Center will play a big part in the celebration. The group will appear for an exclusive, one-day performance on Sunday, May ...

Kendrick Lamar to throw first pitch at Dodger game

Super star hip-hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar from Compton will throw the ceremonial first pitch Monday, April 27 when the Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants.

Carson approves plans for Chargers-Raiders stadium

The Carson City Council voted 3-0 Tuesday night to approve plans for a $1.7 billion football stadium that could house the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.

Poor water policy decisions put ‘green’ community on hot seat

Outside of Mother Nature, who among us is responsible for the drought? A growing body of criticism is spreading up and down the state attesting that the drought is a man-made disaster brought on by misguided environmental policies.

Childs announces retirement

Palmdale City Manager Dave Childs announced this week his retirement from public service, effective June 18.

Knight speaks at veterans fundraiser

Rep. Steve Knight will speak tomorrow at a fundraiser presented by both the Job’s Daughters International, Bethel 209, and the Lancaster Masonic Lodge No. 347. The event, held to unveil the second phase of the F-100 Commemorative Sidewalk, will take ...

Parris announces council nominee

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris has nominated Angela Underwood-Jacobs to the recently vacated city council seat, previously held by Sandra Johnson. Underwood-Jacobs will hold the council seat until municipal elections take place in April 2016.

Actvists push for vote on Loretta Lynch

Supporters of New York’s Loretta Lynch, who was nominated November 8, 2014, by President Barack Obama to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General are trying to pressure Congressional Republicans to hold confirmation hearings in the full Senate.

Local teen named state finalist in National American Miss Pageant

Local resident Simone Lauryn Norwood, 13, has been selected as state finalist in the National American Miss California Pageant which will be held July 17-19 at the Hilton Orange County. The pageant is held for girls ages 13-15.

Youth football camp promotes safety first

Young boys recently converged at the Soboroff Sports Field at the Expo Center, with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the backdrop. While most youth football players lace up their cleats and practice in shirts and shorts during this time ...

Boko Haram kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, a year later

One year after it was perpetrated, the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by a jihadist group in Nigeria remains a crime almost too horrifying to comprehend: Hundreds of teenaged girls, just finishing school, destined perhaps for significant achievement—kidnapped, never to ...

Know your legal rights

Los Angeles Police Department members and Los Angeles County Probation officers spoke to a group of 50 middle and high school boys at the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Western Region convention in Long Beach. All of the officers are ...

Local city buses to test digital signs

For the first time in California history, digital advertising will be allowed on the side of public transit buses as part of a pilot program to determine if such advertising methods will be a distraction to motorists.