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Record number of African Americans will now serve in Congress

Reality star billionaire Donald Trump won the presidency in shocking fashion, but African American candidates also made history on Nov. 8. There will be a record number of African Americans in Congress during the time Trump is in the White ...

Jeff Sessions receives positive support

Despite allegations of racism dogging the heels of the man President-elect Donald Trump has nominated for attorney general, there are some saying that these characterizations of the Alabama senator are not true including William Smith, the first Black Republican chief ...

Colombia plane crash kills 71, including soccer team

Outside a stadium in Brazil, fans who thought they'd be cheering for their favorite soccer team came to mourn. The Avro RJ85 plane was en route Monday night from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin when it crashed near Rionegro, Colombia, ...

Fidel Castro dies at 91

Fidel Castro, a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba for 47 years as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as president from 1976 to 2006 (de jure until 2008) had died. Politically a Marxist–Leninist ...

Homicide reward posted

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently renewed a $20,000 reward for information leading to the gunman who killed an aspiring firefighter in Lancaster in mid-August.

When autumn leaves fall

Autumn in the Antelope Valley traditionally brings robust breezes and mounds and mounds of fallen leaves. They’re usually everywhere, so that’s why Waste Management’s Fall Leaf Collection Program can assist Lancaster residents with bagging leaves separately from their normal trash ...

‘3D Month’ planned in Palmdale

With the holiday season comes the deadliest time of the year because of impaired and/or intoxicated driving. The city of Palmdale wants to curtail such needless arrests, injuries and deaths by encouraging residents to participate in various “3D Month” activities.

Rockin' Jump in Palmdale

Rockin’ Jump, the popular leader in what is commonly called “fitness diagnosed as fun,” will be arriving in Palmdale in early December at 1301 W. Rancho Vista Blvd. adjacent to the Antelope Valley Mall.

Local Walmart under fire over negligent tire inspection

The son of a Lancaster man who died in a 2012 rollover crash, after a tire blowout, has testified that he was unaware his father had not survived the accident until he woke up in a hospital.“I woke up and ...

Indian Museum provides insight of sometimes forgotten people

For more than 70 years, the Antelope Valley Indian Museum has served as a social and archeological repository for the history of Native Indian tribes in Northern Los Angeles County. With the nation now observing Native Indian History Month, a ...

No plea in Sgt. Owen death; new arraignment set Dec. 15

A parolee accused of shooting a Lancaster sheriff’s sergeant responding to a burglary call, then pumping four additional shots into the veteran lawman once he was down, appeared in court recently but did not enter a plea. Arraignment was postponed ...

Bouquet Canyon Road reopens

A portion of Bouquet Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest, which was closed last month and had been expected to remain off-limits through the winter storm season, was unexpectedly reopened earlier this week.

Expect increase in holiday travel

Some 3.65 million Southern California residents are expected to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday this year, a 3.1 percent increase over 2015, when 3.54 million took Thanksgiving trips, the Automobile Club of Southern California said this week. The projected number ...

Supervisors approve redesign of girls camp in Santa Clarita

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have approved a $4.5 million redesign of a juvenile camp for girls in Santa Clarita, aiming to create a homey environment that supports a therapeutic approach for kids under the county’s care. Behind ...

Jackson Limousine hold annual Turkey Dinner Giveway

Thousands of Southern California’s less fortunate families line up at the Jackson Limousine Service parking lot, to receive free Thanksgiving Dinner Groceries at the nation’s largest Turkey Dinner Giveaway.