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Two killed, 2 wounded in Inland Empire school shooting

A man and a woman have been shot and killed in a San Bernardino Unified School elementary school in an apparent murder suicide Monday.

Palmdale celebrates April as Environmental Pride Month

The City of Palmdale will celebrate Antelope Valley Environmental Pride Month throughout April in conjunction with the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force, CalRecycle, Waste Management of Antelope Valley and the County of Los Angeles with a series of environmentally-friendly ...

ID released in rollover fatality

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office this week released the name of a 31-year-old man killed in the rollover crash of a pickup truck in Lake Los Angeles near Palmdale.

New captain in Lancaster

Lancaster has a new captain of its Sheriff’s station. Todd Weber will succeed Patrick Nelson who has been promoted to commander with the department. Weber has been with the Sheriff’s department for 26 years and has worked in various assignments ...

Bill may prevent Aliso reopening

A state Senate committee this week approved a bill, Senate Bill 57, that would prevent the reopening of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Porter Ranch until an investigation is completed into the cause of a four-month methane ...

‘No contest’ in dog cruelty

A 23-year-old Palmdale man pleaded no contest this week to felony animal cruelty for kicking two of his family’s dogs, including one that had to be euthanized as a result of its injuries.

Don Rickles dies at 90

Legendary comedian Don Rickles, known for his acerbic wit and rapid-fire insult humor that made him a favorite on the late-night talk show circuit and at celebrity roasts, died yesterday at age 90. Rickles died at his Los Angeles home ...

Barger seeks to review options to assist homeless mentally ill

The Board of Supervisors voted this week to review its options for helping mentally ill homeless individuals who refuse treatment, including the potential for legislative changes. Supervisor Kathryn Barger said it was time to consider changes, as the county prepares ...

New Metrolink route planned from AV

Construction of the $15 million Burbank Airport-North Metrolink Station is underway at the northwest corner of Hollywood Way and San Fernando Boulevard, with completion slated for the spring of 2018. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority provided $12.3 million ...

School of Choice accepts students

There’s a new school in town for Palmdale families wishing for more educational options. The School of Choice will compliment the existing Cottonwood Elementary in the Westside Union School District with a special emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and ...

No charges after standoff, barricade

Citing a lack of evidence, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against a 47-year-old man arrested following a five-hour standoff at a Santa Clarita home, prosecutors said this week.

New credit rating favors Palmdale

Palmdale’s recent credit rating increase from A+ to Aa-/stable by Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services is reportedly paying dividends. When the city council voted in February to unanimously authorize the issuance and sale of lease revenue bonds to refund and ...

Legislature set to vote on $52 billion transportation plan

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders aren’t waiting for President Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan to fix California’s crumbling roads and bridges. During a press conference at the State Capitol, Brown and Democratic leaders announced a new transportation funding program, SB-1, ...

Omarosa walks out of ‘Black Press Week’ breakfast

Omarosa Manigault, President Donald Trump’s director of communications for public liaison, walked out of a breakfast meeting she had requested to attend, hosted by the National Newspaper Publishers Association two weeks ago in Washington D.C., after disputing the accuracy of ...

Trump budget blueprint targets state Medicare counseling program

Last year, Frank Mirabella underwent sinus surgery that racked up a hospital bill of almost $23,000. He expected Medicare to pay for it. But Mirabella, 76, received a letter from Sutter Health, a large health system in Northern California, explaining ...