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City encourages residents to turn ‘Lights On for Life’

The city of Palmdale, in recognition of December being named National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month, is requesting citizens to drive with their headlights on all day today as part of the “Lights On for Life” campaign in honor of those killed or injured by drunk drivers.

Palmdale to host certification classes for property managers and landlords

Palmdale will host a series of California Certified Residential Manager (CCRM) workshops for property managers and landlords presented by the California Apartment Association (CAA) designed to prepare participants for certification.

Feds award $3 million to state

Will improve healthcare, lower costs

California will receive up to $3 million to design health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell announced this week.

Titi Branch, co-founder of Miss Jessie’s, dies at 45 of apparent suicide

Titi Branch, one of the co-founders of the successful natural hair care line, Miss Jessie’s, died Dec. 4, according to an obituary by NV Magazine.

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LAPD will add body cameras

Plan would enhance current pilot program

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced a plan to outfit LAPD officers with body cameras. The department already has a pilot program underway involving 600 body cameras paid for by $1.35 million in private donations.

Carson tops many cities nationwide in park spending

Based on the study by Trust for Public Land of the 60 largest cities nationwide with a population of at least a half a million, the average expenditure that a city spends on the parks is $78 per resident.

State offers fellowships

Paid training offered for 11 months

Applications are now available for the 2015-16 California Senate Fellows program and can be accessed online. Established in 1973, the California Senate Fellows (CSF) program is one of the oldest and most distinguished service learning programs in the country. It offers college graduates a paid, full-time legislative staff position in the State Capitol for 11 months.

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Palmdale honors community builders at council meeting

The Palmdale City Council honored several local individuals, pastors, churches and law enforcement staff at its last meeting to thank them for their many community building efforts over the past year.

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Palmdale hosts blood drive

Palmdale will host a blood drive Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Poncitlán Square.

‘Magical BLVD Christmas’ on tap tomorrow evening

The city of Lancaster will again present the lights and sounds of Christmas tomorrow as the fifth annual A Magical BLVD Christmas takes place downtown from 5 to 9 p.m.

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