SoCal Muslims prepare for hostile Trump-led America

For Southern California Muslims, the election of Republican Donald Trump was the worst case scenario. Trump’s campaign centered around scapegoating illegal immigrants and Muslims, and predictably his electoral success has unleashed a wave of racial attacks. At the last count, ...

Researchers to track nearby mountain lions

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week approved $4,500 in funding for three GPS collars to track mountain lions in the Tehachapi Mountains. The money comes from fines charged for fish and wildlife code violations.

PATH offers services

Representatives from PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) on Jan. 23 will be present at the Palmdale City Library from 10 a.m. to noon to provide referral services to local agencies who may provide help with a variety of homelesness-related issues. ...

High Speed Rail meeting

Local business owners and stakeholders can find out more about the proposed California High Speed Rail and its affect on the Antelope Valley at a special open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Lancaster Council Chambers, ...

Donate blankets on Sunday

The cold, rainy weather this weekend may serve as a reminder that there are an increasing number of homeless individuals and families in need in the Antelope Valley. Lancaster’s World Mission Church of God will try to assist these persons ...

Civil rights exhibit through March

MOAH:CEDAR is hosting through March 4 a rare look at the people and events of the Civil Rights Movement with the exhibition “Love, Peace and Equality” by photographer W. Kenneth Coleman. Coleman, who resides in Lancaster, is a freelance photographer ...

State proposes new rules for Aliso Canyon facility

State regulators this week issued a series of proposed regulations under which Southern California Gas Co. would be able to resume injecting natural gas into the Aliso Canyon storage facility, but at reduced amounts and lower pressure levels than the ...

Call for ban of LASD drone; activists cite privacy issues

Activists this week called on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to ban the sheriff’s use of a drone, which the county’s top cop said he plans to use in search-and-rescue, bomb detection, hostage situations and other critical incidents ...

Local tax service shuttered

The owner/operator of a Palmdale tax preparation business faces trial March 7 on federal charges that he prepared and filed phony federal income tax returns on behalf of his clients. Oscar D. Alcerro Jr., 31, owner of Juniors Tax Service ...

SoCal Muslims prepare for hostile Trump-led America

For Southern California Muslims, the election of Republican Donald Trump was the worst case scenario.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas hosted Empowerment Congress summit

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas marked the 25th anniversary of the Empowerment Congress, a national model for civic engagement, by urging all citizens to continue the fight against homelessness,

Tanaka begins prison sentence

Former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka surrendered this week to federal authorities in Englewood, Colo., to begin serving a five-year prison term for his conviction on obstruction of justice charges.

GOP vows to defund Planned Parenthood

If "repeal and replace" of the Affordable Care Act is Republicans’ job one, defunding Planned Parenthood is a close second.

New King hospital fetes first year since reopening

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week took a victory lap on the success of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, which has been fully operational for more than a year.

Comedian Steve Harvey heeds president’s call

Black America is in the midst of a political brewhaha that has found popular nationally syndicated morning radio and television talk show host Steve Harvey being asked to explain