New emergency number available for Palmdale residents

Palmdale residents who wish to report cases of graffiti and other cases of community blight now have a more efficient way of contacting authorities. A new Palmdale Pride Line allows residents to refer to just one telephone number, 94-PRIDE (947-7433), ...

New state ordinance will limit amount of homes’ natural turf

One of the joys of homeownership is that neatly-trimmed patch of green grass in the front and back of a house which has traditionally signified pride, dedication and character. Whether a regular crew is needed to manicure a stately landscape, ...

CEMEX mine contract annulled

Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) this week declared victory for his constituents in a prolonged fight against CEMEX which resulted in the cancellation of the firm’s mining contracts in the Santa Clarita Valley.

‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Legacy Commons

The Palmdale Sheriff’s station will host its monthly “Coffee with a Cop” session today at a new location. The session will begin at 9 a.m. at Legacy Commons, 930 East Avenue Q-9.

Lancaster museum sets benefit gala

The Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation (LMPAF) will host its Incognito Costume Gala and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 10 p.m.

CD8 listening tour series begins

Community Coalition President and CEO Alberto Retana introduced City Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson to a group of nearly 100 Council District residents last Wednesday in the Van Ness Park recreational center's un-air conditioned meeting room.

High school football fields melting prior to new season

It couldn’t be a worse time for prep football players. With the season scheduled to begin in the next few weeks, five high schools that had all-weather sports fields (commonly known as “Astroturf”) installed by the Los Angeles Unified School ...

Venice hoop legend returns for championship day

Sunday Aug. 30, marked the Venice Basketball League's (VBL) third annual celebration of Ron Beals Day—a recognition of one of the legends of Venice basketball, 82-year-old Ron Beals and his contribution to the Venice culture.

Powerfest rocks South Los Angeles

The fourth annual Powerfest merged African and Latin cultures this past Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in the historic King Estates neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The free music festival attracted a large crowd that danced and socialized ...

UCLA player arrested

UCLA starting defensive back Ishmael Adams was in custody today following his arrest on suspicion of robbery. Adams was arrested by UCLA campus police at about 3:35 a.m. Sunday, and was booked on suspicion of robbery, according to the Sheriff's ...

Residents protest drilling site

Residents of a South Los Angeles neighborhood have railed against a petroleum firm about its plans to burn off excess gas at its Adams Boulevard drilling site.

A cult icon is examined in ‘Street Poison’

Robert Beck, aka Iceberg Slim, in terms of his impact on shaping our global cultural landscape, is probably now as essential reading as William Shakespeare. —Scottish novelist Irvine Walsh

Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights icon, dead at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, the civil rights activist who was almost beaten to death during the “Bloody Sunday” march in 1965 in Selma, Ala., and the first African American woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age ...

No, James Earl Jones is not dead

We really wish the Internet would stop trying to kill celebrities.

What hip-hop lyrics tell us about Hillary Rodham Clinton

In her starring role in Robin Thicke's newest single "Back Together," rapper Nicki Minaj name drops Hillary Clinton: "Used to call me Hillary cause I ride 'em," which is a play off of Hillary Clinton's maiden name, "Rodham."