No bus charge for AV seniors

Senior citizens in the Antelope Valley can continue to ride free of charge on local busses. The program is made possible through grant funding and government support of a new Senior Annual Pass Program.

Authorities seek animal abusers

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich on Wednesday increased the reward he wants the county to offer for information leading to the person or people responsible for burning dogs in the Antelope Valley.

SBA grants awarded

With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside of the United States, many local small businesses are missing out on a huge market.

Boxing moves to center stage

Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins was the most excited speaker at the Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux pre-fight media tour.

Scholarship fund named after educator

More than 400 people turned out Saturday for a luncheon at the Marina del Rey Ritz Carlton to recognize long-time educator Genevieve A. Shepherd with a scholarship fund named in her honor.

Central Valley land is sinking

Agricultural profits are not the only things sinking in the Central Valley. The ground is sinking—in some places as much as two feet per year—because during the drought thirsty residents and desperate farmers have extracted too much ground water from ...

McCarthy blasts ‘secret’ Iran deal

A document obtained this week by the Associated Press indicates that Iran—operating under a secret agreement with a United Nations agency—will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop ...

Man sentenced for illegal videos

A 38-year-old transient was sentenced this week to nine years and eight months in state prison for making secret video recordings in public restrooms in the Antelope Valley.

California celebrates Voting Rights Act as felons regain voter eligibility

For the past couple of weeks, America has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act with events all around the country.

New deputy mayor in Lancaster; city inks latest solar contract

Erika Monroe has become the third deputy mayor for the city of Lancaster. The city council last week voted unanimously to appoint Monroe who will represent Mayor R. Rex Parris on a variety of issues.

Lackey, Wilk meet with constituents

Several dozen Santa Clarita residents met recently with Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) and Assemblyman Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) in Canyon Country to discuss issues ranging from the High Speed Rail Project to mandatory vaccines.

Knight hosts business expo

Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) will host a free workshop and expo for local small business owners on Aug. 25 in Santa Clarita. The workshop will take place 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city of Santa Clarita Activities Center, ...

Gov. Brown signs bill banning grand juries in fatal police actions

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law SB 227, authored by state Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, (D- Los Angeles) . Widely supported by a network of activists and public-interest groups, the legislation prohibits the use of a criminal grand jury ...

Videos fight gun violence

A contest was announced Tuesday for Southland high school students to produce videos on "the negative effects of gun violence on youth and the positive actions youth are taking to reduce it."

City to settle DWP billing case

City officials have agreed to pay $44 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) of over-billing thousands of its customers for water, electricity and other utility services, attorneys announced today.