Hero deputies recognized

Sheriff Jim McDonell honored recently 31 members of the Sheriff’s Department for their heroic actions.

No appeal in double murder

A former Lancaster resident convicted of murdering his live-in girlfriend and her 18-year-old daughter, who had just been reunited with her mother for the first time since birth, lost his California Supreme Court appeal this week.

Expect increase in holiday travel

With gas prices dropping and personal income [reportedly] rising, nearly 2.9 million Southern California residents are expected to travel over the Memorial Day weekend, the largest number in more than a decade, according to Automobile Club of Southern California estimates ...

Kids Ocean Day unites 4,000 kids, teachers, and volunteers

More than 4,000 Los Angeles students, teachers and volunteers recently participated in the 23rd annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up at Dockweiler State Beach. The kids cleaned the beach and form aerial art.

‘Mayor’s Cup’ boasts $25,000 prize

Mayor Eric Garcetti this week announced a $25,000 prize for any team that can come up with the best solution to some of the city’s housing, business and quality-of-life related challenges.

Sidewalk CPR class at King Hospital

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, in association with the American Heart Association, is hosting a “Sidewalk CPR” seminar on Thursday, June 2 at no cost to the public. Trained instructors will provide “hands-only” instruction in 10-minute classes between 10 ...

Talk. Read. Sing.

Talk. Read. Sing to your child for a smarter and happier baby.

Possible ‘millionaire’s tax’ proposed to secure funds for homeless battle

The Board of Supervisors voted this week to press for a change to state law that would allow the county to put a “millionaire’s tax” on the November ballot to fund the fight against homelessness.

Heightened security at LAX

Authorities on Thursday said security has been heightened at Los Angeles International Airport and other airfields in response to the crash of an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo that may have been due to a bombing or terrorist attack.

Lancaster pair in drug ring

A Lancaster pair, Ryan Hawes, 25, and Brittney Turner, 29, are among eight people indicted recently by a federal grand jury on charges that they were members of a network that smuggled methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana into Calipatria State Prison. ...

Shuttle tank makes final trip

Veterans of the old Rockwell International plants in Palmdale and Downey are beaming with pride this week. A tugboat-pulled barge carrying a 66,000-pound external fuel tank designed for one-time use in launching a space shuttle arrived in Marina del Rey ...

Homeless resources at library

The Palmdale City Library has partnered with PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) to provide useful resources to assist this growing population.

Save a Warrior program helps heal post-traumatic stress

The Save A Warrior program has changed countless lives through its “war detox” program, which supports healing from post traumatic stress (PTS). The program specializes in serving active duty military, veterans, and first responders experiencing psychological trauma.

‘Pump rage’ at local gas station

A gas station attendant in Lancaster earlier this week smashed the tail lights of a man’s truck when she believed he was taking far too long to move his vehicle, according to a woman who recorded the incident and sent ...

Water safety tips for summer fun

It’s National Water Safety Month, and the city of Palmdale Recreation and Culture Department wants more youth to be familiar and secure around swimming pools, ponds, lakes and at the shoreline. In partnership with the LA84 Foundation, a series of ...