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Animal shelter at fair grounds helps amid Sand Fire

While the Sand Fire has forced thousands of residents from their homes, hundreds of animals and pets were being held in a variety of shelters today while fire crews continued battling the blaze.

Intellectual Honesty about Race and Criminal Justice Reform

There is an old adage that posits “The more things appear to change, the more they stay the same.” Once again, millions of Americans are engulfed in what has become a reluctant national debate and dialogue concerning race and the ...

Man arrested for attempting to aid terrorists

A 22-year-old Orange County man was sentenced today to 15 years in federal prison for attempting to help Islamic State terrorists in Syria.

DryTown, pool closed today

The city of Palmdale’s DryTown Water Park will be closed today and all aquatics programs at the city’s three pools have been canceled due to poor air quality from the Sand Fire.

Santa Clarita fire continues to force evacuations

About 3,000 firefighting personnel were working today to extinguish the Sand Fire, which has consumed more than 33,000 acres, destroyed at least 18 homes, forced thousands of residents to evacuate and possibly claimed a life.

Show Me The Money: Global HIV/AIDS Funding On The Decline

Throughout AIDS 2016, whispers that global funds to fight HIV/AIDS have begun to dry up have turned to shouts.

Black Women Are Often Invisible in the Fight Against HIV

This week at the 21st Annual International AIDS Convention in Durban, South Africa, researchers released a study indicating they now know a primary driver of HIV infections among Black women: sexual encounters with Black men who have been released from ...

Judge rejects Baca plea deal

A federal judge this week rejected a proposed plea deal between former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and prosecutors that called for the retired lawman to serve anywhere from zero to six months in prison for lying to investigators.

Charges remain in boy’s death

A judge rejected a bid this week to dismiss charges against two former Los Angeles County social workers and their supervisors, who are charged with child abuse and falsifying records stemming from the death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy.

Settlement in teen death

The mother of a 16-year-old Palmdale High School sophomore who died when a SUV slammed into their apartment reached a settlement this week in the lawsuit she filed against the intoxicated man behind the wheel, as well as the building’s ...

Community outreach, education best to combat drug addiction

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors debated this week whether a carrot or a stick is most effective in dealing with people repeatedly charged with misdemeanor drug offenses, while voting to spend $6.6 million on Proposition 47 outreach and ...

Certification of energy program

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors debated this week whether a carrot or a stick is most effective in dealing with people repeatedly charged with misdemeanor drug offenses, while voting to spend $6.6 million on Proposition 47 outreach and ...

Judge rejects Baca plea deal

A federal judge this week rejected a proposed plea deal between former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and prosecutors that called for the retired lawman to serve anywhere from zero to six months in prison for lying to investigators.

Gang town hall held in South L.A.

Rapper The Game invited “all Crips, Bloods, ESE’s and all gang members, major figures and gang leaders from every hood in our city as well as the surrounding cities” to a town hall-style meeting in South Los Angeles aimed at ...

Ask A Cop

How do you explain to an officer that your driver license is in your wallet in your back pocket, and registration/insurance is in a locked console?

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