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LPAC hosts The Orchestra

Former members of the Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II will perform as The Orchestra at 8 p.m. May 29 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

Memorial Day ceremony set

The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association (AVSOA) will hold its Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. May 25 at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 2200 East Avenue S, in Palmdale.

New bill redefines term ‘lynching’

Senate Bill 629, a measure to correct an obsolete reference to the term “lynching” in California’s penal code by deleting it, has been approved without dissent by the state senate.

Southland recognizes veterans

A variety of Memorial Day activities will be held locally to recognize past and present war heroes while honoring men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

‘Watts Re:Imagined’— 50 years after the riots

Community groups launch effort to bring a new Main Street to the L.A. neighborhood

Fifty years after the Watts Uprising, a coalition of community groups have this week launched Watts Re:Imagined – a sustainable redevelopment vision for the South Los Angeles neighborhood.

Willowbrook to get new library and senior housing

More than 100 units of affordable housing for seniors, an 8,000-square-foot library, and an employment center will soon replace a blighted lot on the corner of 118th Street and Wilmington Boulevard in Willowbrook.

Knight backs aerospace ‘safety’ bill

Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) this week announced his co-sponsorship of legislation that will promote “safety and certainty” for the commercial space industry.

Kidnap suspect arraigned

A 41-year-old man, who allegedly posed as a police officer in order to kidnap and sexually assault a teenage girl walking home from school in Lancaster, was arraigned in Lancaster Courthouse this week on felony charges. He is being held on $1.2 million bail.

Free city open house set

On May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the city of Lancaster will turn its maintenance yard into a miniature city where families, school groups and interested citizens can see, the many different functions that city personnel perform to keep the town clean and safe.

May 19 is election day

Two candidates vie for South L.A. votes

The polls will open May 19 at 8 a.m., and locally voters will determine who will represent people on the Los Angeles Unified school board in seat number 7.

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