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Group blasts party hosted by state Judicial Council

Leadership of the California Capitol Black Staff Association (CCBSA) has expressed outrage at the depiction of African American and transgender persons at a costume party hosted by employees of the Judicial Council.

Former Compton official pleads guilty to theft of $3.7 million

Compton’s former deputy treasurer and his wife have pleaded guilty to a federal charge of stealing more than $3.7 million in city funds. Salvador Galvan, 47, of La Mirada, admitted one federal count of theft from an organization receiving federal ...

Gary Payton cleared of abuse charge

A mostly female jury this week today exonerated former Los Angeles Laker guard Gary Payton of allegations that he twice battered a woman he was dating during a trip to Seattle in 2015, a verdict his lawyer hailed as a ...

More bilingual doctors needed

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to diversify the pool of doctors working at county hospitals, trauma centers and health care facilities.

Tributes pour in celebrating life of Martha Rivera Chavis

Martha Rivera Chavis was not just the wife of civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., but by all accounts, from those who knew the Dominican Republic-born activist, Rivera Chavis strived just as hard as her beloved husband for ...

Youth to discuss teen driving

The Young Americans civic discussion group will meet next at Palmdale City Library on July 17 to discuss teen driving. The youth group will discuss the basics of how to acquire a learner’s permit, obtaining your license and the responsibilities ...

Nordstrom Rack in Santa Clarita

Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. announced this week plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at The Promenade at Town Center in Santa Clarita.

Comedy festival next weekend

The lineup of comedians is set for the inaugural AV Comedy Festival, scheduled July 21 and 22 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East.

Step closer to dam memorial

A bill to create a national memorial and monument to victims of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster was approved this week by the House of Representatives. H.R. 2156, by Reps. Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) and Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), would ...

Court refuses to review convictions in 2006 murder of plastic surgeon

This week the California Supreme Court refused to hear the case of two men who were convicted of the murders of a prominent plastic surgeon and another man nearly a year later at the doctor’s 200-acre ranch in the Antelope ...

‘Octomom’ welfare fraud dismissed

A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner this week dismissed the case against “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, who pleaded no contest about three years ago to a misdemeanor count of misrepresentation on a welfare application. Suleman, who turned 42 today, was ordered ...

Board considers ‘second-chance’ hiring

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved forward this week with proposals to develop policies aimed at opening more employment doors both at the county and in the private sector for people with criminal records. The board approved a ...

Post office named for Merle Haggard

In a rare display of bipartisan cooperation, the House of Representatives this week voted to name a post office in Bakersfield after country music legend Merle Haggard.

Search for missing senior

Authorities this week sought the public’s help to find a 76-year-old man who suffers from dementia and high blood pressure. Will Atkins was last seen about 6 a.m. Monday walking away from the 3000 block of San Luis Drive in ...

Lancaster cooling center is open

The ongoing heatwave has compelled the cooling center at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) to remain open through the end of the month. City officials encourage residents to take proper precautions during intense heat events, therefore the ...