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Antonovich recommends review of county aid to abused children

Prompted by the death of an 11-year-old boy found emaciated and malnourished in the closet of an Echo Park home, county supervisors voted this week to re-evaluate an assessment tool designed to identify children at risk of abuse or neglect.

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Annual Grand Prix coming soon

The Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix will return Sept. 23-25 for its eighth inception of thrilling, high-speed go-kart racers zooming their way through downtown.

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Santa Clarita residents respond to biennial community poll

The city of Santa Clarita has released the results of its biennial public poll which will provide city hall with an indication of how residents generally feel about important issues at hand as well as where improvement is needed.

California drought ‘new normal’?

A reccent study conducted by UCLA researchers indicates that greenhouse gases trapped in the upper atmosphere are acting like the natural climatic forces that made some ancient droughts last for 1,000 years.

Woman identified in freeway fatality

Authorities this week identified a woman who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the southbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the Lancaster area.

Unique 'Green Cart Art' contest

The city of Palmdale and Waste Management are seeking entries for the Kaleidoscope art competition scheduled Oct. 8 at the Palmdale Amphitheater.

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The 2016 presidential debate schedule

The nonpartisan, nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced the formats for the three presidential and one vice presidential general election debates it will sponsor this fall.

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Commission to review racial profiling

Existing efforts reportedly ‘inadequate’

The Los Angeles Police Commission this week requested a re-examination of the way the LAPD handles complaints of racial profiling by officers, with one member saying the existing efforts are inadequate.

Across Black America

California When Jalen Bailey opened his baking business on July 1, he had more than just earning a little spending money in mind. The 8-year-old wants to buy his single mother, Sharhonda Mahan, a new house. “I wanted to save up a lot of money to get a house,” Bailey told ABC News.

Doctors propose ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes

A panel of African American doctors are calling on President Barack Obama to ban the sales of menthol-flavored cigarettes. The physicians cited government data that indicates that the flavored cigarettes are heavily preferred and marketed to Black smokers.

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