Pilot program for new jobs

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week approved a two-year pilot project aimed at matching unemployed residents with county clerical jobs, with the effort targeting students,

Chargers seats start at $70

Season tickets for Los Angeles Chargers home games at StubHub Center in Carson will start at $70 per ticket per game, and range up to $375 per match, the team announced this week.

Assembly moves to honor Ritchie Valens

Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) introduced a bill this week to name a portion of Interstate 5 after San Fernando Valley native son and rock ’n roll legend Ritchie Valens. Bocanegra’s ACR 23 calls for the portion of Interstate 5 between ...

Millennials comprise worst drivers

Young millennials are the worst-behaved drivers on the road, with 88 percent reporting in a study released this week that they recently engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel such as texting, speeding or running red lights. ...

Attorneys allege Baca’s lapel pin somehow ‘influences’ jury

In an unusual ruling regarding improper courtroom attire, a federal judge this week banned former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca from wearing a small lapel pin of a sheriff’s star during his forthcoming retrial on corruption charges,

Locations for sand and bags

Piles of sandbags have been placed at strategic locations in Lancaster to assist residents protecting their property against flooding during this weekend’s expected storms. All fire stations in the Antelope Valley will give out 25 unfilled sandbags per resident.

Boost to teen mental health

County-provided mental health services will be available to teens 13 years and older for the first time under a three-year, nearly $24 million contract approved this week by the Board of Supervisors. “The target population is youth ages 13 and ...

Youth discuss social media

The next meeting of the Young Americans civics group will be hosted at 4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Palmdale City Library. The civics discussion group, which meets on the third Tuesday of each month, addresses topics such as personal ...

Rain could bring more poppies

The recent storms may result in more wildflower blossoms this year. Organizers of the California Poppy Festival at Lancaster City Park on April 16 and 17 are counting on the dormant plants to sprout their magnificent blossoms in ways not ...

Youth part of ‘Banners’ program

The popularity of Lancaster’s Hometown Heroes Banners program has resulted in recognizing the achievements and artwork of local youth.

Father, daughter crash; Lancaster murder probe

Authorities report that the driver of a Chevrolet Camaro and his teenage daughter were killed when the sports coupe crashed into a traffic signal pole in Palmdale during an apparent street race.

Los Angeles workers gather to protest Measure S

Wearing hardhats and waving homemade signs, a diverse collection of construction workers and affordable housing advocates gathered recently to protest the potential passage of Measure S, a proposal that would ban development of low-cost housing and potentially eliminate more than ...

Entrepreneurs want more Blacks to adopt a plant-based diet

Kareem Cook and Claude Tellis, are two entrepreneurs, who are on a mission to save more black lives by changing the way African Americans eat. Cook and Tellis are the owners of VeganSmart, a health food company that makes a ...

City Council decriminalizes street vending

The City Council on Wednesday approved two ordinances decriminalizing street vending in Los Angeles. The practice is still outlawed but will be enforced through citations as the council continues to work on a permitting system for the industry. The ordinances, ...

New beginning for Compton College

The Compton Community College District, which has been managed by a state-appointed special trustee since it lost its accreditation more than a decade ago, this week regained the authority to govern itself. The college now will be run once again ...