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Sharon Runner dies at 62

State Sen. Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, who returned to public service after undergoing a double lung transplant but announced in March she would not seek re-election due to medical concerns, died yesterday at age 62.

Election filing period nears

The official filing period for the Nov. 8 general municipal election in Palmdale will run from July 18 through Aug. 12. The following offices will be up for election:

Increase in county filming

The picturesque vistas of the Antelope Valley have been a longtime favorite of Hollywood, and a new report indicates that filming has resumed here in a big way.

Spread the H2Love

The Metropolitan Water District this week unveiled an “H2Love” campaign asking Southern Californians to embrace long-term conservation as the state’s drought enters its fifth year and Los Angeles registers record-low rainfall.

Sheriff Explorers’ ‘Mud Run’

The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Explorers will partner tomorrow with “Hot and Dirty Mud Run Series” to showcase the inaugural Muddy Explorer Fun Run at 6 p.m. at Acton Movie Ranch, 3840 Crown Valley Road, in Acton.

Ralph Bunche: ‘Mr. U.N.’

Dr. Ralphe J. Bunche (1903-1971) was one of the great world statesmen of the 20th century and left an indelible mark of courage and confidence on millions of African Americans who came of age during the Civil Rights Movement.

Officer in Redel Jones shooting acted within ‘department policy’

The Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot a 30-year-old Black woman in the aftermath of a pharmacy robbery in August 2015 in the Crenshaw district acted within department policy, the city Police Commission ruled Tuesday.

Ralph Bunche: ‘Mr. U.N.’

Dr. Ralphe J. Bunche (1903-1971) was one of the great world statesmen of the 20th century and left an indelible mark of courage and confidence on millions of African Americans who came of age during the Civil Rights Movement.

Practical Politics

Baltimore City State’s attorney, 35-year old Marilyn Mosby, the so-called “hip-hop state’s attorney,” so far has an 0-2 record regarding her prosecution of police officers charged with various inappropriate behaviors in connection with the arrest and transport of Freddie Gray, ...

Counting the Cost

Just a day after millions of Americans celebrated the “Fourth of You Lie”, our nation got more evidence of the lie we live when we “celebrate” freedom. On July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling was killed by White police officers in ...

Jesse Williams: A rising star among new generation of Civil Rights activists

“The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander. That’s not our job, all right, stop with all that. If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of ...

Olympian Gabby Douglas gets honored with Barbie doll

This week, after being chosen to return to the Olympics, gold-medal-winning gymnast Gabby Douglas was honored Monday with a Barbie doll modeled after her.

Indictment in Boyle Heights

Seven Los Angeles men were charged in a federal indictment with firebombing the homes of Black residents in the Boyle Heights area two years ago in an effort to drive them out of the defendants’ Hispanic gang territory, prosecutors announced.

Spread the H2Love

The Metropolitan Water District this week unveiled an “H2Love” campaign asking Southern Californians to embrace long-term conservation as the state’s drought enters its fifth year and Los Angeles registers record-low rainfall.

Inglewood Protest, 1st Ld

Hundreds of Black Lives Matters protesters marched in Inglewood, blocked an intersection and stopped traffic on the San Diego (405) Freeway, but dispersed after midnight with little police intervention, authorities said.