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Lancaster hosts ‘Celebrate America’ in honor of military service personnel

The city of Lancaster’s fifth Celebrate America on the BLVD, an annual patriotic party and military tribute, will take place in downtown Lancaster on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Lancaster welcomes new VISTA team

During Tuesday’s city council meeting, the new AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer team was introduced and welcomed to the city of Lancaster. The team consists of five recent college graduates who will be devoting their efforts to several innovative, community service projects over the course of their one-year term with the city.

Lancaster resident jailed

A murder charge was filed on Tuesday against a Lancaster resident who allegedly used a hunting bow-and-arrow to kill a man who tried to intervene in a domestic argument in Lancaster.

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Free admission for teachers at DryTown Water Park

Palmdale’s DryTown Water Park, located at 3850-B East Avenue S, is offering free admission to teachers during September. “To show our appreciation for all our teachers do, we’re offering them free admission in September,

Good food equals good business

Workshop introduces ways to create healthy food options

The Healthy Neighborhood Market Network will host a workshop—Healthy Foods, Healthy Businesses—on Sept. 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee Phoenix Hall, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles.

Rosa Parks’ apartment vandalized

Montgomery Housing Authority was renovating location

Police in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday began an investigation into a burglary of the apartment where civil rights icon Rosa Parks once lived. Detectives are looking for suspects who allegedly broke in and ripped and stole copper wiring from the apartment and several other now-vacant units undergoing renovation. Parks died in Detroit, Mich., in 2005 at age 92.

Hundreds traveling to St. Louis on Labor Day Weekend

The #BlackLivesMatter Ride for Justice for Mike Brown

On Aug. 28, the “Black Lives Matters Ride” (BLM Ride) a national advocacy effort of #BlackLivesMatter, will bring concerned citizens from across the country to St. Louis, Missouri, as part of a national call to end state violence against Black people.

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Inglewood celebrates grand reopening of Chamber of Commerce

Inglewood Mayor James Butts, members of the City Council, and business leaders celebrated the grand reopening of the Inglewood/Airport Area Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning.

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Ribbon cutting held for Mental Health Urgent Care Center

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, health leaders and the community came together for a ribbon cutting celebration for the new Mental Health Urgent Care Center (UCC) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Campus Wednesday morning. The Mental Health Center is near the recently opened MLK Outpatient Center and the new hospital, which is scheduled to open next summer.

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BLVD Cinema to screen MANA at close of Spirit of Summer Exhibit

Film produced by MOAH curator, Andi Campognone

On Sunday, August 31, The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) and BLVD Cinemas will once again collaborate as they screen MANA, a documentary on southern California artists who share the skill and affinity of surfing. The film showcases 10 southern California artists who are concurrently being featured in MOAH’s South Gallery as part of the Celebrating the Spirit of Summer Exhibit. Filmed in Kona, Hawaii and southern California, MANA takes viewers on a ride through 10 different artists’ styles, studios and processes, united in vision and driven by family, friendship, stoke, aloha and MANA: the universal power of the land and sea.

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