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Slow but steady gains half a decade after Haiti quake

Five years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 200,000 people and destroyed a minimum of 100,000 buildings, there are small but positive signs of hope that the impoverished island nation is rebounding.

Boko Haram murders 2,000 villagers

Boko Haram has extended its campaign of genocide to affixing suicide vests to girls and ordering them to commit mass murder. Last weekend, the radical Islamic group in Nigeria strapped explosives to three girls about 10 years old and ordered ...

Palmdale launches ‘Season of Service’

The city of Palmdale’s “2015 Season of Service” program has added a new event to this year’s roster. Southern California Edison (SCE), in collaboration with Antelope Valley Youth Build, donated $5,000 toward suppprting the new event.

Kamala Harris announces bid for U.S. Senate

Attorney General Kamala Harris announced this week that she is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.

Race relations in France: a history of denial and uncertainty

"African Americans discover in Paris the terms by which they can define themselves. It's the freedom to work beyond the assumptions of what we can and can't do as African Americans. It's a different rhythm and pace. We can imagine ...

‘Know Your Rights’ workshop planned

Civil and human rights attorney Nana Gyamfi, Human Rights Advocacy and the Crenshaw Legal Clinic will host a Know Your Rights Workshop on dealing with the police on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakewood Church ...

California Advocate’s Les Kimber succuumbs this month at age 80

Local icon, legend, and long-time publisher of the California Advocate newspaper Lesly Howard Kimber passed away on January 10. Affectionately known as “Les” to many, he was surrounded by family and close friends when he died. Kimber was 80 years ...

‘Perfect storm’ clears way for award

As the nation continues to roil under multiple examples of police versus citizen violence and vice versa, a recently decided jury case in the Los Angeles County court system demonstrates the importance of some key factors.

ISIS repeats a threat; NYPD, other law enforcement on high alert

New York City Police Department officials and other law enforcement personnel across the United States were alerted to a new threat from ISIS after the terror group released a video message Saturday calling for its followers to "rise up."

High speed rail breaks ground

The California High Speed Rail Authority broke ground this week in Fresno on the first leg of the bullet train which, eventually, will include a second route from Palmdale to Burbank. The system will extend from Sacramento to San Diego ...

Palmdale hosts emergency preparedness presentation for seniors

The city of Palmdale’s neighborhood services department will host a free emergency preparedness presentation for seniors on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. in the Legacy Commons for Active Seniors, 930 E. Ave. Q-9 in Palmdale.

Local preps off to service academies

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy this week nominated two local students to the United States Service Academies. Anna Leland, 18, a student at Lancaster’s Desert Christian High School, and Rosamond’s Gabrielle Evey, 17, who attends Desert Junior/Senior High in Edwards, ...

Rams may move to Inglewood

In the latest sweepstakes involving a possible return of professional football to Los Angeles, St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke said this week he plans to build a stadium at the old Hollywood Park site in Inglewood. The Rams once ...

Palmdale to host certification classes for property managers and landlords

Palmdale will host a series of California Certified Residential Manager (CCRM) workshops for property managers and landlords presented by the California Apartment Association (CAA) designed to prepare participants for certification.

City encourages residents to turn ‘Lights On for Life’

The city of Palmdale, in recognition of December being named National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month, is requesting citizens to drive with their headlights on all day today as part of the “Lights On for Life” campaign in ...