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Expected ruling on ‘Pillowcase’

A judge in Santa Clara County is expected to rule today on whether to revoke the conditional release of a serial rapist who lived in a home near Palmdale for about two years before being taken back into custody for ...

George Thorogood at LPAC for one-night-only on March 5

George Thorogood and the Destroyers will perform for the first time March 5 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. George Thorogood is one of the most popular and sought-after acts on the rock ’n roll circuit. His new Rock Party ...

Not guilty plea in Owen death

A parolee accused of shooting a Lancaster sheriff’s sergeant responding to a burglary call, then pumping four additional shots into the veteran lawman once he was down, pleaded not guilty this week to a murder charge. Trenton Trevon Lovell, 27, ...

MLK service activities scheduled

The cities of Lancaster and Palmdale have scheduled a variety of activities focusing on service to the community in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. In Lancaster, the 2017 MLK Day of Service will begin tomorrow with a series of ...

Court declines foster review

The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to review the case of a Santa Clarita family fighting to regain custody of a 6-year-old foster girl of partial Choctaw lineage who was relocated by social workers so she can live with ...

Animal neglect alleged in Acton

A complaint filed with the USDA alleges that scores of animals were neglected or mistreated at a five-acre Acton facility operated by the entertainment industry’s leading animal training and handling firm. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals filed the ...

Free sand made available

The series of storms that have drenched California over the past few weeks mean that local flooding, mudslides and debris flows are a distinct possibility. Therefore, Lancaster officials have made available stockpiles of sand placed at strategic locations to allow ...

President Obama makes farewell speech

President Barack Obama said goodbye to the nation Tuesday night, during an emotional farewell address. He spoke of his presidency, touching on both the higher and lower points, and remained hopeful of the future of the nation.

Local Ralphs under fire for store uncleanness

Members of the community are outraged after pictures posted on social media showed that a Gramercy Park Ralphs Grocery store is being kept in “filthy” condition. The photos, posted by community member Kandice Hill, were taken at the Ralphs located ...

Black business advocate Pat Means, has died

Pat Means, a long time member of the Black Los Angeles business community and former publisher and co-founder of Turning Point magazine, has died after an extended illness. Just prior to her death, Means served as Director of Communications and ...

First African American to join space station

Jeanette Epps will be the first African American astronaut to join the International Space Station (ISS) according to an announcement made by NASA.

Volkswagen AG Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $4.3 Billion

Volkswagen AG Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $4.3 Billion in Criminal and Civil Penalties; Six Volkswagen Executives and Employees are Indicted in Connection with Conspiracy to Cheat U.S. Emissions Tests

Dylann Roof sentenced to death

Dylann Storm Roof the mass murderer and White supremacist convicted of perpetrating the June 17, 2015, Charleston church shooting, has been sentenced to death.

Clemson Tigers beat Alabama in National Championship

The Clemson Tigers are college football’s national champions after they beat Alabama’s Crimson Tide in the exhilarating National Championship on Monday night in Tampa, 35-31.

USC comeback was ‘one for the ages’

USC on Monday orchestrated the greatest comeback in Rose Bowl history in a thrilling 52-49 victory over Penn State. The crowd of 95,128 was the second largest in the previous 19 Rose Bowl games. The Trojans, in making an unprecedented ...