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Shootout at Carolyn’s Kitchen

What may have been a dispute between a South Los Angeles restaurant worker and a customer ended in a shooting this week, leaving two men inside the eatery with non-life-threatening injuries.

Leland Melvin: Astronaut and professional football player

A lot of little boys dream of growing up to be an astronaut or a pro football player, but Leland Melvin is the only person who has done both of those things. Melvin was a wide receiver for the University ...

Los Angeles will host 2028 Olympics

The city of Los Angeles has agreed to host the 2028 Olympics instead of the 2024 Games and has reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to concede the 2024 event to Paris. Los Angeles has been competing ...

Killer faces 50 years to life

A 29-year-old Lancaster resident who ran over a poodle then gunned down the dog’s owner, who had asked the assailant to cover the animal’s medical costs, is facing 50 years to life in prison, when he is sentenced next month ...

Spin a Yarn at library

The Palmdale City Library’s monthly knit and crochet program, Spin a Yarn, will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the activity room of the library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd.

Learn about Neighborhood Watch

The City of Palmdale’s neighborhood services department will host its next online Introduction to Neighborhood Watch presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. This 30-minute presentation will provide residents of Palmdale information on the benefits of neighborhood watch, how ...

Rent hike may increase homelessness

A 5 percent rent hike in Los Angeles County would push 2,000 more residents into homelessness, according to a study of the effect of rising housing costs. The study was conducted by the real estate firm Zillow using census figures ...

Field of Drafts tickets available

Tickets for the City of Lancaster’s fifth annual Field of Drafts Beer Festival are available for purchase. The Field of Drafts Beer Festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lancaster Municipal Stadium, located at ...

Fatality in fiery crash

A 41-year-old female passenger from Llano, Rosario Salinas, was killed this week in a fiery two-vehicle collision in Palmdale, according to the sheriff’s department and the California Highway Patrol. The crash occurred Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m. near the intersection ...

Family sues Sheriff’s Department over shooting death of aspiring actor

The mother of an unarmed mentally ill Black man shot to death by deputies outside a local gym has filed suit against Los Angeles County and the Sheriff’s Department, alleging officers lacked proper training and fired on the victim because ...

Oversight board rejects LASD drone

A majority of Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight commissioners say they want Sheriff Jim McDonnell to stop flying a drone used in law enforcement operations.

NAACP applauds failure of ‘Obamacare’ repeal, urges healthcare protection

Just out of its 108th annual convention in Baltimore, the NAACP hailed what it described as a “victory” after the U. S. Senate failed to pass a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) July 27. The organization ...

Forum owners sue Inglewood

The operators of the Forum have filed suit against the city of Inglewood to obtain records leading up to the June 15 announcement of the exclusive negotiating agreement between the city and the Clippers to build an arena in the ...

Former Hahn staffer arrested bribery charge

A former congressional staffer was arrested today on federal extortion and bribery charges after allegedly taking $5,000 with promises of helping to prevent the closure of a marijuana dispensary in Compton.

Benefit reunion at Jefferson High

Thomas Jefferson High School, in conjunction with Gathering of the Democrat Alumni Picnic, will host on Aug. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. “Demos At The Apollo,” a special reunion at the campus located at 1319 E. 41st St., Los ...