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NAACP President Cornell Brooks voted out

Why did the NAACP’s national board vote to part ways with their president, Cornell William Brooks? Several longtime members contacted by the NNPA Newswire were shocked to hear the news. Brooks, 56, has served in the position since May 2014. ...

Man killed in Trinity Park shooting

A man was shot to death today in Trinity Park in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

Lancaster courthouse deemed ‘unsafe’

A state study has found that more than 140 courthouses across California are seismically unsafe, including several in Los Angeles County, raising the risk of a substantial loss of life in case of a major earthquake. The Los Angeles County ...

America’s Job Center of California to host job recruitment for driving school

The America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) (formerly the South Valley WorkSource Center), located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale, will host a job recruitment for Class C driving instructors for Right Way Driving School on Wednesday, May 24 from ...

Neighborhood Watch coming near you

The city of Palmdale’s Crime Prevention staff will introduce “Sidewalk Neighborhood Watch” meetings this summer in neighborhoods throughout Palmdale.

New electric bus delivered to AVTA

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) announced recently the delivery of its first 60-foot articulated electric bus and the completion of the southland’s first WAVE (wireless advanced vehicle electrification) inductive chargers. The developments are said to represent major milestones in ...

Reward offered for missing worker

A reward was doubled this week to $20,000 for information that helps solve the disappearance of a Santa Clarita man.

Center to host fitness walk

Legacy Commons in Palmdale will host its annual fitness walk and continental breakfast on May 25 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Sponsored by High Desert Medical Group, the event will begin with a stretching warm up, followed by a walk ...

LED lights may bring savings

It was about one year ago when Lancaster began a project to improve both traffic and pedestrian safety and reduce operational expenses. The first step was to acquire new streetlights from Southern California Edison (SCE) and begin converting them from ...

Playhouse hosts ‘The Odd Couple’

The Palmdale Playhouse will present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” tonight through Sunday afternoon. Showtime is at 8 tonight, 2 and 8 p.m. tomorrow, and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

Thousands of birds seized in cockfighting

More that 7,000 birds intended for use in illegal cockfighting were seized in the Val Verde area west of Santa Clarita, authorities announced recently.

Covered California releases analysis; income gap factors in health coverage

While the U.S. Senate debates passage of the American Health Care Act, the percentage of adults in Los Angeles County without health insurance has declined to under one million, but disparities persist among low-income Latinos, according to a survey released ...

Review of Children’s Trust Fund ongoing

County Supervisors voted this week to explore alternatives to the Children’s Trust Fund uiit, a group within the Department of Children and Family Services charged with raising money to fund toys, summer camp and other extras for foster kids. A ...

Positions available at Ralphs

Ralphs Grocery Co. announced this week it is hiring 800 people to fill open positions in its Southern California supermarkets. Hiring events will be held at all Ralphs stores on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Measure C will give LAPD officers choices in disciplinary hearings

Los Angeles police officers facing disciplinary hearings will have a choice of appearing before an all-civilian review board or a panel that includes two command-level officers, thanks to voters’ approval of a ballot measure condemned by critics as a weakening ...