Kidnap suspect arraigned

A 41-year-old man, who allegedly posed as a police officer in order to kidnap and sexually assault a teenage girl walking home from school in Lancaster, was arraigned in Lancaster Courthouse this week on felony charges. He is being held ...

Former number two sheriff official charged

The former undersheriff and an ex-sheriff’s captain, who are facing obstruction of justice charges for allegedly directing efforts to quash a federal investigation into excessive force and corruption in the county’s jails, made their first appearance in federal court Friday, ...

Knight backs aerospace ‘safety’ bill

Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) this week announced his co-sponsorship of legislation that will promote “safety and certainty” for the commercial space industry.

Grilling for a good cause

It’s time to throw on that apron and head outside. Memorial Day is the biggest grilling holiday of the year, and you’ll want to show off your barbecue expertise for hungry friends and family.

Editors Note:

In response to the flurry of comments that we received on the cover of last week’s edition; there was a very heavy mix of reviews where some praised it for its brazen honesty, while others condemned it for its offensiveness.

Homelessness continues to rise in L.A. County

The number of homeless people living in a vast swath of Los Angeles County jumped by 16 percent over the past two years, according to figures released this week by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

May 19 is election day

The polls will open May 19 at 8 a.m., and locally voters will determine who will represent people on the Los Angeles Unified school board in seat number 7.

Water Board: Conserve or Face New Fines

On May 5, the California Water Control Board approved emergency regulations designed with new methods—including steep penalties—for 411 cities and urban water suppliers to reach between eight to 36 percent water conservation.

NFL's top health adviser: Game getting safer, but there's a lot to be learned

After spending the first 100 days of her tenure on the sidelines, Dr. Betsy Nabel, the NFL's chief health and medical adviser, addressed the media for the first time Tuesday and laid out an agenda that emphasizes injury research and ...

Student Athlete of the Week

Avrie Blackwell’s calendar is pretty full. She is the captain of Crenshaw High School’s girl’s basketball team. She is also the captain of the school’s robotics team. She has taken nothing but AP and honors classes since the 10th grade. ...

Palmdale settles voting rights lawsuit

The city of Palmdale has reached an agreement this week with the plaintiffs in the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) case, and will hold a series of community meetings in the future to explain the upcoming changes to its method ...

Mystery surrounds lottery ticket

A Palmdale gas station has been placed under investigation after a lottery ticket that should have returned a $75,000 reward to its holder—actually a state lottery inspector—only paid $75 in cash, officials said this week.

Millions of trees are dying

More than 12 million trees have died in California during the past four years as a result of what is believed to be the most cataclysmic drought in state history. That’s the finding from researchers at the U.S. Forest Service ...

Knight calls for water cleanup

Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) this week sent a letter to Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostwick of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting assistance with a long-standing effort to clean the Eastern Santa Clarita River Basin.

AV gears up to ‘Walk For Change’

The city of Palmdale, Antelope Valley (AV) Youth Build and the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station are partnering for the third annual “Safe Neighborhood Walk for Change” and the inaugural “Kickin’ It with a Cop” kickball game on Saturday, May 30, and ...