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Authorities seek animal abusers

Rewards in cases are growing

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich on Wednesday increased the reward he wants the county to offer for information leading to the person or people responsible for burning dogs in the Antelope Valley.

No bus charge for AV seniors

AVTA to increase rates

Senior citizens in the Antelope Valley can continue to ride free of charge on local busses. The program is made possible through grant funding and government support of a new Senior Annual Pass Program.

Dinah Washington tribute kicks off theater festival

The second annual Leimert Park Theatre Festival will feature a series of 16 staged readings beginning tonight with the opening performance and gala at 7 p.m.

Scholarship fund named after educator

More than 400 people turned out Saturday for a luncheon at the Marina del Rey Ritz Carlton to recognize long-time educator Genevieve A. Shepherd with a scholarship fund named in her honor.

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New deputy mayor in Lancaster; city inks latest solar contract

Erika Monroe has become the third deputy mayor for the city of Lancaster. The city council last week voted unanimously to appoint Monroe who will represent Mayor R. Rex Parris on a variety of issues.

Special enrollment for healthcare

HealthCare.gov is promoting a special opportunity to obtain healthcare coverage during the recess between enrollment periods for Covered California. You can enroll in a healthcare plan, if you have life changes such as getting married, having a baby, losing other coverage or if you have moved.

McCarthy blasts ‘secret’ Iran deal

A document obtained this week by the Associated Press indicates that Iran—operating under a secret agreement with a United Nations agency—will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear weapons.

Lackey, Wilk meet with constituents

Several dozen Santa Clarita residents met recently with Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) and Assemblyman Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) in Canyon Country to discuss issues ranging from the High Speed Rail Project to mandatory vaccines.

Man sentenced for illegal videos

Used cell phone in bathrooms

A 38-year-old transient was sentenced this week to nine years and eight months in state prison for making secret video recordings in public restrooms in the Antelope Valley.

Renovation at Palmdale’s Pelona Vista Park halfway complete

Officials are halfway through the long-awaited renovation of Pelona Vista Park in Palmdale. The project, taking place at 37800 Tierra Subida Ave., includes turf removal, re-grading, adding moisture retention soil amendments, irrigation replacement (with water-saving technology), and a new grass blend appropriate for the Antelope Valley climate and various play activity.

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