Palmdale to host certification classes for property managers and landlords

Palmdale will host a series of California Certified Residential Manager (CCRM) workshops for property managers and landlords presented by the California Apartment Association (CAA) designed to prepare participants for certification.

City encourages residents to turn ‘Lights On for Life’

The city of Palmdale, in recognition of December being named National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month, is requesting citizens to drive with their headlights on all day today as part of the “Lights On for Life” campaign in ...

McCarthy leads delegation to Middle East

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy earlier this week returned from leading a congressional delegation to the Middle East to examine the unfolding campaign against ISIL and to confer with some of America’s partners about regional security threats.

LAPD will add body cameras

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced a plan to outfit LAPD officers with body cameras. The department already has a pilot program underway involving 600 body cameras paid for by $1.35 million in private donations.

State offers fellowships

Applications are now available for the 2015-16 California Senate Fellows program and can be accessed online. Established in 1973, the California Senate Fellows (CSF) program is one of the oldest and most distinguished service learning programs in the country. It ...

Carson tops many cities nationwide in park spending

Based on the study by Trust for Public Land of the 60 largest cities nationwide with a population of at least a half a million, the average expenditure that a city spends on the parks is $78 per resident.

Feds award $3 million to state

California will receive up to $3 million to design health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell announced this week.

Miller-Lawrence Society awards scholarships

The Miller-Lawrence Medical and Dental Society held their ninth annual Scholarship and Recognition dinner this past Saturday evening at The Grand in Long Beach.

Palmdale honors community builders at council meeting

The Palmdale City Council honored several local individuals, pastors, churches and law enforcement staff at its last meeting to thank them for their many community building efforts over the past year.

Garcetti pushes quake safety plan

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a far-reaching earthquake safety plan that calls for protecting the city’s water system and requires owners to retrofit certain homes and concrete structures that he said were “known killers” in past temblors. “Los Angeles ...

Palmdale hosts blood drive

Palmdale will host a blood drive Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Poncitlán Square.

Latest drought not the result of mankind’s ‘handiwork’

Scientists and environmentalists have been debating the issue for years. Are droughts the result of man-made carcinogens lofted into the air by way of the Industrial Revolution, or are they part of natural weather patterns witnessed by man for the ...

Twitter sparks debate on White privilege #CrimingWhileWhite

Following the news that New York City officer Daniel Pantaleo, who held unarmed Eric Garner in an against-policy chokehold resulting in his death, would not be indicted, protests broke out around the country in what many called “another total miss” ...

‘Magical BLVD Christmas’ on tap tomorrow evening

The city of Lancaster will again present the lights and sounds of Christmas tomorrow as the fifth annual A Magical BLVD Christmas takes place downtown from 5 to 9 p.m.

FAME to host Black Solidarity Sunday

First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles (FAME) will join congregations of all denominations across the country in asking parishioners to wear black clothing to church services on Sunday, Dec. 14, to demonstrate that “Black Lives Matter.”