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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 ...

Tracy K. Smith named Poet Laureate

Tracy K. Smith has published three volumes of poetry and collected some of the field’s most prestigious awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. Her passion for writing originated when she was in the fifth grade, and with every passing year, her ...

Black music awards honors Clarence Avant and Lee Bailey

Hundreds filled the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Ballroom on Tuesday to witness the Black Business Association (BBA), the oldest ethnic business organization in the State of California, commemorate Black Music Month and recognize two nationally-renowned African American entertainment icons: music executive ...

Artist movement changes the cultural landscape in Leimert Park

The wellspring of creativity in Leimert Park Village is about to yield another cultural blessing upon the city, with the first local installation of the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) this Sunday, June 25. The brainchild of founder Maia “Crown” ...

Suit filed over local shopping center

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office filed a nuisance abatement lawsuit this week against the owners of a South Los Angeles shopping center about six blocks west of the flash point of the 1992 riots, alleging gang members freely congregate ...

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