Stiff sentence meted out for drunk driver

A Lancaster man who rear-ended a car at a traffic light in Palmdale while drunk and on probation for alcohol-related reckless driving, who also killed the other driver, was sentenced recently to 15 years to life in state prison.

New charge filed against local killer

A man on death row for a Palmdale woman’s killing has pleaded guilty to strangling another woman in her South Los Angeles home more than three decades ago.

Murder suspect found

A man was in custody on Thursday for allegedly shooting a man to death in 2012 during a street brawl involving three other men since convicted of second-degree murder.

‘Made in America’ at MOAH

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) is hosting an exhibit through Oct. 30 entitled “Made in America.”


BATON ROUGE — Whether it was a gathering of 300 in front of the Triple S convenience store, small groups of 50 meeting at area churches, nearly 400 at city hall, dozens painting signs at LSU, or a thousand marching ...

Lawmakers Question Effectiveness of Cap-And-Trade Program

California’s cap-and-trade program is under scrutiny from state lawmakers who are concerned revenue collected from the program isn’t finding its way to disadvantaged communities.

Shirley Chisholm and the fight for equal rights for all women

With a woman heading the ticket of the Democratic Party, it may be challenging for us to remember that women have had the right to vote for less than a century (and Black folks less that). But the 19th Amendment ...

Can we rebuild Black Wall Street?

“There are [Blacks] who are willing to worship the pyramids of 4,000 years ago, but will not build pyramids in the present so their children may see what they left behind as well. We have a leadership who rallies the ...

Taking a closer look at black mental health

Good physical and mental health help drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges – from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues – the African-American ...

‘Pillowcase Rapist’ returns to jail

A serial rapist who was released from a state psychiatric hospital in 2014 and placed in a home near Palmdale, despite outcry from residents and elected officials, was taken into custody this week.

Free workshops scheduled

A pair of useful free workshops will take place tomorrow and on Aug. 15 at the Palmdale City Council chambers, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B.

Neighorhood Watch meeting

The city of Lancaster Public Safety Department on Aug. 18 will host from 6 to 8 p.m. its quarterly Neighborhood Watch meeting.

Plea entered in infant death

A Palmdale woman has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges stemming from the death of a 5-month-old boy who was left in her care.

No re-trial for ‘sword killer’

The California Supreme Court this week refused to hear the case of a man convicted of murdering his live-in girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster.

MWD new solar power plan may cut carbon emissions

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California unveiled this week its latest investment in solar power, intended to reduce both carbon emissions and operational costs.