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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 ...

Workshop focuses on small businesses

The Board of Equalization (BOE) will hold the free Lancaster Small Business Seminar Tuesday, May 19 from 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. (check-in at 8:30 a.m.) in the city council chambers, 44933 N. Fern Ave., Lancaster.

Leading Black golfer dies

Before Tiger Woods, there was Calvin Peete, the most successful African American to play on the professional golfer’s tour. Born in Detroit, Mich., July 18, 1943, Pete did not begin playing golf until his 20s. But despite this late start ...

Hollywood Park stadium plan addresses traffic concerns

One of the major concerns that Inglewood residents have with the developments at Hollywood Park, which will feature 75,000-seat NFL football stadium, is the traffic that will be created as the area swells up with spectators. Add in an open-air ...

Holman Church conducts meetings about effect of Proposition 47

As guests entered the sanctuary of Holman United Methodist Church on April 29,“Glory” by Common and John Legend played. A large screen also depicted images of civil rights leaders past and present, protests, civil unrest, and citizens as they prepare ...

Community forum set May 16

A community resource fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16 at 1715 W. Florence Ave. The event will spotlight many of the options residents have in offering suggestions and/or solutions to problems facing inner-city families.

‘Ready to Lead’ conference planned at Southwest College

Entrepreneurship is said to accelerate economic growth and Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) plans to become part of that movement as it hosts on May 15 “Ready to Lead,” a statewide entrepreneur leadership conference for women and minorities.

USC partners with community group to help Black men succeed in college

The University of Southern California is working with a local community group to help young Black men succeed in college.

Price continues campaign to improve South L.A.

Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price (Ninth District) last week expressed disappointment that South Los Angeles again did not receive a federal Promise Zone grant, but he has not resigned himself to inaction. In fact, Price has vowed to continue ...

Dorsey named ‘Green Achiever’ school by the state board

Dorsey High School was recently nominated by the California Department of Education as one of five Green Achiever schools or districts.