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LOCAL NEWS

Retiring from the TV news night shift

Beverly White moves on after 30 years at NBC4

Four weeks ago, television viewers not only said goodbye to 2022, but many said goodbye to one of the southland’s favorite news reporters, Beverly White, who had been on-air for NBC4’s 11 p.m. news for more than three decades. “I’m gonna miss night side, to be honest,” she said recently. “This job — it takes you places…

CAL holds leadership reception

Featured newly elected officials

Citizens for Accountable Leadership (CAL) hosted a special reception honoring the newly elected  officials in LA County on Jan. 19. Mayor Karen Bass; Congressmember Sydney Kamlager Dove; Sen. Lola Smallwood-Cuevas; Sheriff Robert Luna; City Attorney Hydee Feldstein Soto; Judge Holly Hancock; Judge Melissa Lyons; and Judge Patrick Hare were invited.  “We will embrace our newly elected officials,…

Council District 8 legislative updates

New funding for senior meals

The council unanimously approved permanent renter protections before the sun-setting of the eviction moratorium on Feb. 1. These protections include a Just Cause Ordinance, which will prevent landlords from arbitrarily evicting renters that have been living in a location for more than six months. Additionally, it protects unauthorized tenants and pets that moved into a friend’s or…

NATIONAL NEWS

‘House Party’

Bringing the ‘90s back is hard work. So hard this new “House Party” reboot only gets half the job done. But when it’s on, it’s on. For those who were in a drug induced coma during 1990 (you know who you are), the duo Kid ‘n Play (Christopher Reid…

Know your sickle cell trait status, according to new campaign

Do you know your sickle cell trait status? That’s the message of STAC, which stands for Sickle Cell Trait Awareness Campaign, a five-year effort launched this month by Cayenne Wellness Center, which supports people living with sickle cell disease in California.  The campaign — targeting students, athletes, parents and…

App creator helps people deal with grief

Imagine an app that will help people deal with the loss of their loved ones. Adby Phiri, creator of the Grief Resort, has created such an app. Q: When will the app become available? A: The Grief Resort App launches on the App Store and Google Play Store on…

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ANTELOPE VALLEY NEWS

Our Weekly Antelope Valley covers the northernmost portion of Los Angeles County, including the cities of Lancaster, Palmdale, Acton, Rosemond and California City. Coverage also extends to the cities of Santa Clarita and Valencia.

Garcia on Intelligence Committee

118th Congress

Rep. Mike Garcia (CA-27) issued the following statement after Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that Garcia will serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the 118th Congress. “It is a true honor to have been selected to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In a world where our national security is challenged every day, this…

Cold weather alert in Antelope Valley

Below freezing through Saturday

Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing in parts of the Southland over the weekend,  prompting health officials to issue a cold weather alert. The alert will be in effect overnight in the following areas, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: — Lancaster, through Saturday; — Mt. Wilson, through Saturday. — Santa Clarita Valley, through this…

Tips to help protect your identity during tax season

Some Californians have until May 15 to file

Tax season began this week as the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) bureau reminds taxpayers to take extra steps to protect their identities and wallets when filing their taxes. The filing period in California has been extended to May 15 for individuals and businesses affected by the recent storms and flooding. “Every year we identify and investigate individuals who…

Palmdale Playhouse hosts Black History Month events

In partnership with The Music Center

The City of Palmdale and The Music Center invite you to celebrate Black History Month with two special events in February at Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East. On Thursday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Palmdale Playhouse celebrates its newest art exhibit, “Expansion: Exploring Evolution and Expansion Through Hair,” by artist Ashley Khan.  No reservations are required,…

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