City Council OKs handgun storage law

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to require handguns to be stored in locked containers or disabled with a trigger lock as a safeguard against the weapons falling into the hands of children.

Black Lives movement gets reprimanded

A group of church leaders and community activists took issue this week with tactics used by the group Black Lives Matter, which disrupted a town hall meeting between Mayor Eric Garcetti and South Los Angeles residents last week.

Young women unite to rebuild a tattered Los Angeles

According to platinum-selling recording artist Beyonce Knowles, “girls run the world.” The current First Lady Michelle Obama has provided numerous resources and programs for young women to ensure their success; and perhaps one day soon, America will welcome it’s first ...

Activist Dolores Sheen leads town hall meeting

Activist Dolores Sheen led a town hall meeting for students of Southwest College last Thursday designed to give the young people a platform to voice their concerns,

Lymphoma fundraiser collects $4,200

In recognition of September as Lymphoma Awareness Month—as well as in honor of former city employee Kelvin Tainatongo who recently died from the disease—the city of Lancaster and various partners raised $4,200 for donation to blood cancer research via the ...

Learn to help protect your neighborhood

The city of Palmdale’s neighborhood services department, along with deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 will host a Neighborhood Watch orientation at the city council chambers, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B.

West Nile Virus death in AV

Los Angeles County public health officials on Wednesday confirmed the year’s first death from West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley.

Lancaster honors noted physician

High Desert Medical Group recently hosted its 25th annual Senior Expo which each year is dedicated to promoting good health and wellbeing for local seniors.

Local pair face abuse charge

A man and his girlfriend pleaded not guilty this week to torturing his 54-year-old sister and allegedly locking her in a storage shed in Lancaster.

Timely tips on navigating floods

Last week’s storm and subsequent flooding in the Antelope Valley—and with predictions of additional major storms next winter— prompted the city of Palmdale to provide the following tips and information on how to stay safe during severe weather.

Banks caught redlining in Black communities

The old adage, “the more things change, the more they stay the same” seems somehow an apt description for what a growing number of communities are suffering: a lack of fair lending.

LAUSD seeks input on new superintendent

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education is in the process of selecting a new superintendent and will hold a series of forums to solicit public input.

Summit educates teens

The Los Angeles Chapter of Jack and Jill of America is participating with the LAPD and Black Lives Matter organizer, Melina Abdullah, to present an educational forum for teens in the Black community Oct. 25, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. ...

Long Beach explores raising minimum wage

A report released recently by the Economic Roundtable indicates that raising the minimum wage in Long Beach could have a broad stimulus effect on the region and benefit businesses, workers and the overall economy in the shoreline city.

Student Athlete of the Week:

Malcolm Smith has a loaded schedule, which is why he wakes up at 4 a.m. to get his day started. With dreams of becoming a professional baseball player, he hits the weight room first thing in the morning. Afterward, he ...