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Shead will host football camp

DeShawn Shead will conduct a free Youth Skills Football Camp tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at Domenic Massari Park, 37715 55th St. East in Palmdale.

Fireworks on sale in Palmdale June 28

Fireworks will go on sale in Palmdale beginning June 28. The Palmdale city council recently approved permits for 44 nonprofit organizations to sell fireworks; only nonprofits based in Palmdale (or that have more than 50 percent of its membership living in Palmdale and have a minimum of 20 members) are eligible to apply for fireworks booths. One booth is allowed per organization.

Olympic torch coming to Palmdale

‘Flame of Hope’ to stop at Antelope Valley Mall

With the 2015 Special Olympic World Games set to begin in Los Angeles on July 25, the famous Olympic torch—called the Flame of Hope—will make a special appearance in Palmdale on July 17. Palmdale is a host city for the 2015 Special Olympics and contestants from St. Lucia and Cyprus will reside briefly in town.

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Decapitated man found in Inglewood

Investigators continue search

The family of a 75-year-old man whose decapitated body was found in an Inglewood apartment last week described him as a “kind and generous spirit.”

NNPA celebrates 75th Annual Convention in Detroit

Awards, elections, book unveiling part of weekend’s events

This past week, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) celebrated its 75th Anniversary in Detroit, Mich. Recognized as one of the much-anticipated traditions at the NNPA Annual Convention is the Merit Awards ceremony – an evening awards event which honors the year-long work of more than 200 African American newspapers and NNPA member publications from across the country.

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Arrests made in ‘red shoes’ murder

Four persons were arrested this week in connection with the May 29 fatal shooting in Hyde Park of 19-year-old Tavin Terrell Price who was allegedly killed for wearing red shoes.

Compton offers summer music program; targets grades 7 to 12

Music is in the air at Compton High School and all Compton students, grades 7 to 12, are encouraged to sign up for this free program at Compton High School, 601 Acacia St.

Wish-Bone salad dressing issues allergy alert

Contains undeclared ingredient—eggs

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing variety, due to the product containing Wish-Bone Blue Cheese Dressing, inadvertently packed in Ranch Salad Dressing bottles and was brought to our attention by a consumer. This product contains eggs, a known allergen not declared on the packaging.

June 27 is National HIV Test Day

Know your status

Tomorrow is National HIV Test Day, and Blacks are still at high risk for contracting the disease. Following are facts to know: * More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 in 7 (14 percent) are unaware of their infection. * Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly young Black/African American MSM, are most seriously affected by HIV. * By race, Blacks/African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV.

Venus Foods recalls pork sausage products

Contains undeclared allergen in the city of industry

Venus Foods Inc., is recalling approximately 25,380 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

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