City’s new minimum wage law signed despite opposition

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed recently an ordinance that will make the city the nation’s largest municipality to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Compton sets Prop. 47 clinic

A Proposition 47 clinic and resource fair will be conducted tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Shields for Families-Jericho Vocational Services Center, 321 N. Alameda St., in Compton.

Hilton wins contested Carson election

Describing their actions as “political shenanigans,” Jim Dear, former long-time mayor of Carson, who on March 3 was elected city clerk, filed an exparte notice of intent to file a lawsuite earlier this week asking a judge to declare a ...

Students can still find summer educational offerings

Students looking to make-up credits, benefit from academic intervention, or explore summer enrichment learning can take advantage of enrollment opportunities at a number of schools throughout L.A. County.

Verbum Dei sends entire senior class off to college

For the eighth consecutive year, each graduating senior at Verbum Dei High in Watts has been accepted into a four-year college or university.

America recovers from its great baby recession

The number of births in the United States went up last year for the first time since 2007, according to an annual report by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics. The report found that there were 62.9 births for ...

Los Angeles is now largest city in America with $15 minimum wage

It's official: Los Angeles is now the largest city in America to guarantee workers at least $15 an hour.

Local performers bound for Big Apple

The Palmdale Playhouse will host tonight at 7:30 p.m. the second of three performances by West Coast Classical. These will be the final shows at the Playhouse before they take to the Ronald O. Perelman Stage in the Isaac Stern ...

AVTA hikes senior fares

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) voted recently 4-2 to approve proposed fare changes. The six voting members of the board include two representatives from the city of Palmdale, two representatives from the city of Lancaster, and two representing the ...

Social worker in Gabriel Fernandez murder attempts to return to work

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services is going to court in an effort to block the return of a social worker who supervised the case of a Palmdale boy who was beaten to death, it was ...

Knight hails bill passage

Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) spoke this week on the House floor in support of a bill that will fund a wide range of programs in his home district.

Delta pilot orders pizza for delayed flight

Diverted because of bad weather in Atlanta, a Delta Air Lines pilot turned to the classic solution for many a grumpy passenger: pizza. As torrential rains swept through Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, some flights were delayed arriving at the world's ...

B.B. King was poisoned, two of his daughters claim

Two of B.B. King's daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates. But the coroner says preliminary autopsy results don't support that contention.

Editors Note:

In response to the flurry of comments that we received on the cover of last week’s edition; there was a very heavy mix of reviews where some praised it for its brazen honesty, while others condemned it for its offensiveness.

Water Board: Conserve or Face New Fines

On May 5, the California Water Control Board approved emergency regulations designed with new methods—including steep penalties—for 411 cities and urban water suppliers to reach between eight to 36 percent water conservation.