Over 40 African American Judges Come To Capitol To Meet With CLBC

45 judges went to the State Capitol for their legislative day June 26. Judge Michael Carter from the Los Angeles region organized the statewide legislative day to bring the third branch of government to the statehouse. Judges came from almost ...

California's Democratic Leaders Rebuke Republican Senate Health Care Plan

Three of the Golden State's top Democrats denounced a Republican Senate-promoted health care bill making the rounds in the nation's capital during a conference call with media members on the morning of June 27. Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. Senators ...

CLBC Helps Black Community Trace Their Family Roots

The California Legislative Black Caucus, Republican members, and Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted a Juneteenth celebration that allowed guests to trace their heritage through the Freedman’s Bureau African American Family History Project at the State Capitol Monday, June 26.

Top Cannabis Organizations Declare War with Los Angeles City Council

The UCBA, UFCW 770 and LA Cannabis Task Force (and their association leaders in Los Angeles) organized a call to arms Monday June 19. The revolution was destined to start at the Los Angeles Athletic Club because rush hour traffic ...

Junior Theatre show tomorrow

The Palmdale Junior Summer Theatre Camp will present “The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring” by Janie Downey Maxwell tomorrow at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East in Palmdale.

Hospital hosts blood drive

Antelope Valley Hospital has begun its summer blood drive to help ensure a sufficient local blood supply. It will be conducted through Sept. 21 and all donors will receive a free novelty item “Lucky Ducky” (yellow rubber duck) and will ...

Lancaster murder-suicide

A Lancaster man fatally shot his wife outside a neighbor's home earlier this week before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. The woman and her husband were both pronounced dead at the scene of the 12:20 a.m. shooting in ...

Palmdale lifeguards achieve “world class” score for 16th consecutive year

The city of Palmdale’s lifeguard team received a score of 84 from the National Aquatic Safety Company (NASCO) after the organization conducted a lifeguard inspection in June at DryTown Water Park. It is the 16th consecutive year they achieved a ...

Arson suspected in blaze

A fire that may have been intentionally set damaged a house in Lancaster this week, but no one was hurt.

New housing for veterans

Veterans and their families residing in the Antelope Valley will soon have new lodgings. The AV Imagine Village I housing development will cater specifically to this population.

‘Not guilty’ plea in elder killing

A man pleaded not guilty this week to fatally stabbing his 82-year-old grandmother in Palmdale in an attack that also left his mother wounded. Richard Jesus Flores, 29, is charged with the murder of his grandmother, Maria Valenzuela, with whom ...

Far more homes change owners

The number of single-family homes that changed ownership in May in Los Angeles County surged from the previous month, while median prices continued trending upward, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) reported this week. The number of houses that sold ...

Ledford faces conspiracy charge; failed to properly disclose income

Five felony charges were filed this week against Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, who’s accused of illegally receiving more than $60,000 a year from local consultants and failing to publicly disclose the income on economic disclosure statements.

No review of child murder case

The California Supreme Court refused this week to review the case of two brothers convicted of a September 2013 car-to-car shooting in Palmdale that fatally wounded a 7-year-old girl. Jesus and Carlos Peralta were convicted of first-degree murder for the ...

Nurse honored for lifetime achievement

El Camino College Director of Nursing Wanda Morris will be honored with the “Lifetime Achiever” award by the Council of Black Nurses (CBN), Los Angeles at the organization’s 49th Anniversary & Scholarship Luncheon set for June 24 at The Proud ...