Board to review ‘early parole’ policy

The County Board of Supervisors voted this week to establish a “blue ribbon” commission on public safety to review how the county implements state laws that allow early parole, reduce criminal sentences and shift responsibility for supervision of non-violent offenders ...

Jail deaths draw increased concern

Guards and medical personnel failed to acknowledge two mentally ill Los Angeles County jail inmates who refused to eat for several days, leading to their deaths from starvation, according to a report presented this week.

Change to street sweeping schedule

Improving services for its residents is a high priority for Lancaster. As the city has continued to grow, the cumulative amount of time it takes for street sweepers to properly clean the gutters throughout every neighborhood has increased.

Classics Book Club to meet

The Palmdale City Library’s Classics Book Club will discuss the book “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood on Monday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m., at the library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd.

City honors pastor with award

During a recent Lancaster city council meeting, Mayor R. Rex Parris honored Pastor Jacob Johnson with the city’s most recent Community Contributor award. Pastor Johnson was recognized for his efforts to build a stronger Lancaster community through faith-based initiatives and ...

Volunteer to help clean river

The city of Santa Clarita will host the 23rd Annual River Rally Cleanup and Environmental Expo on Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 to 11 a.m. The river cleanup event will start behind the shopping center located at 18386 Soledad Canyon Road.

West Nile virus reaches Palmdale

Almost half of the 22 people from Los Angeles County who tested positive for West Nile virus so far this year are from the San Fernando Valley, a hot spot where the disease appears to be spreading this season, according ...

Solar eclipse viewing party

The Palmdale City Library is teaming up with Mother Nature for a special community program to coincide with the solar eclipse occurring on Aug. 21.

Director for Aerospace Academy

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy is accepting applications for one director to represent the City of Palmdale for a three-year term which will expire July 31, 2020.

Littlerock man arrested in fatal crash

A man was killed the morning of Aug. 13 in a fiery crash involving two vehicles on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway near Santa Clarita, and the second driver, a Littlerock man, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, ...

Kids rock free at Queen Nation/Police Experience

Two highly renowned tribute acts, Queen Nation and The Police Experience, will rock the stage of the Palmdale Amphitheater tomorrow at 7 p.m. as part of the city of Palmdale’s summer concert series.

Make-ahead breakfasts for busy school days

When the school year rolls around, switching from pool to school means finding simpler ways to kick off the day with healthy and nutritious options.

Bees swarm Palmdale High

Dozens of students were stung by a swarm of bees that descended earlier this week on Palmdale High School, sending at least 50 of them to hospitals for evaluation and prompting a partial evacuation of the campus, the Los Angeles ...

CAAM continues summer festivities with live sets from radio station KCRW

The California African American Museum (CAAM) continues its mash up of cultural enlightenment and social engagement as it joins forces with public radio station KCRW (89.9FM) to present Summer Nights at CAAM this Saturday, Aug. 19.

The Empowered Girl

Best known as the host of the televised news magazine “Access Hollywood,” entertainment personality Shaun Robinson has turned her attentions to philanthropy with the establishment of the S.H.A.U.N Foundation for girls, a nonprofit to improve the quality of life for ...