Two injured in Chatsworth car crash

Two people were injured today when two vehicles collided head-on in Chatsworth, authorities said.

Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead at 72

Cuba Gooding Sr., a popular soul singer and actor, was found dead Thursday in the San Fernando Valley ... TMZ reported. The father of actors Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omar was discovered slumped over in his silver Jaguar, parked on ...

Youth Service Day planned tomorrow

Palmdale will conduct its sixth “Season of Service” event tomorrow as part of Global Youth Service Day from 8 a.m. to noon at Avenue R-8 and 43rd Street East

Santa Clarita receives honor

The city of Santa Clarita was recognized this month in the American Cities of the Future 2017-18 assessment.

Man sentenced in dog cruelty case

A Palmdale man who kicked two of his family’s dogs, one of which had to be euthanized as a result of its injuries,

Social workers deny contributing to abuse, death of Palmdale boy

Two former social workers and their supervisors, who are accused of failing to protect an 8-year-old Palmdale boy from deadly abuse by his mother and her then-boyfriend, pleaded not guilty this week to child abuse and falsifying records.

Small business forum set for today

Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) will conduct a small business forum today from 10 a.m. to noon at the Palmdale Oasis Recreation Center, 3850 E. Avenue S.

Big boost for consumer energy choice

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to spend $10 million to set up an alternative energy source for Southern California Edison customers in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl recommended setting up the nonprofit entity ...

Second man charged in slaying of woman found on Highway 138

A second man was charged this week with capital murder in the killing of a Fresno woman whose body was found last summer in northern Los Angeles County. Superior Court Judge Mark Hanasono ordered Alex Richard Valdez, 29, and co-defendant ...

More support for sanctuary cities

More than two-thirds of Los Angeles County residents support the idea of making their hometown a “sanctuary city,” according to a new poll released this week by Loyola Marymount University.

Free anti-fraud shredding event set

A unique event to help residents shred sensitive documents will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Central Avenue Constituent Services Center, 4301 S. Central Ave.

Sheriff’s Department offers answers to community’s immigration concerns

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) make more than two million public contacts every year. “This county is the most diverse in the United States. LASD welcomes this rich diversity and share tremendous trust in all of ...

Activist group leads charge against South LA oil drilling

The recent federal decision to encourage more oil exploration has resulted in increased opposition to drilling in Los Angeles neighborhoods. STAND-LA (Standing Together Against Neighborhood Drilling) said this week that Council President Herb Wesson plans to introduce a motion calling ...

LAAAWPPI prepares to graduate its 14th class of new leaders

The Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI) has concluded its 2017 10-week comprehensive educational institute. A May 17 graduation ceremony will recognize the leadership skills acquired by the 21 participants. Hon. Songhai Miguda-Armstead, LA County Superior Court ...

Fight to reduce homelessness highlights 2017 county budget

Los Angeles County’s $30 billion proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-18, which was unveiled this week, includes $355 million in spending to reduce homelessness, nearly $100 million in criminal justice reforms and more than $1 billion in infrastructure spending, including ...