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Updated: Triple fatal traffic crash in Lancaster

A man, woman and boy were thrown from this Jeep Cherokee and killed when the vehicle spun out of control after colliding with a Dodge Ram truck. (LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – A man, woman and boy were killed Friday after a sport utility vehicle collided with a pickup truck in a Lancaster intersection, authorities said. The crash occurred around 6:08 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, in the intersection of West Avenue K and 25th Street West in Lancaster, according to Sgt. David Jennings of the…

$2.46M retrofit at Lancaster low-income apartments

Developers joined resident children for a ceremonial tree planting in September to celebrated the start of the pilot project. The project, taking place at The Village at Beechwood in Lancaster, is backed by LINC Housing and SEED Partners with Electric Power Research Institute as the project lead, in collaboration with BiraEnergy, California Energy Commission, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Southern California Gas Company, and Southern California Edison.

LANCASTER – Work has started on a pilot project to make a low-income apartment complex in Lancaster more energy and water efficient. The $2.46 million sustainability retrofit project aims to bring housing units at The Village at Beechwood to as near-zero net energy as possible, becoming a model for lowering energy and water costs for…

UAV to join Cal Pac Conference in Fall 2015

UAV currently offers six intercollegiate sports, including Women's Soccer. (Photo courtesy UAV)

LANCASTER – The University of Antelope Valley has been added to the California Pacific Conference, effective with the 2015-16 academic year. “Our membership is genuinely thrilled to welcome the University of Antelope Valley to the Cal Pac family,” stated Commissioner Don Ott. “UAV adds to the distinctive educational landscape of the conference, and brings yet…

Free women’s self-defense, holiday safety seminar Saturday

Attendees pose for a picture after completing the women’s self-defense/ holiday safety seminar in 2012. (Photo courtesy William Robinson.)

PALMDALE – Crime always increases during the holidays, and female shoppers are the biggest targets, according to local Taekwondo Master William Robinson. Robinson says predators choose women because they consider them to be weak or distracted when shopping during the holidays. To help local women stay safe this holiday season, Robinson has again teamed with…

AVH to host “Pints for Pies” next week

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LANCASTER — Finding enough blood donors to sustain an adequate blood supply is a challenge at any time of the year. Add in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and that task becomes even more difficult. To help boost the blood supply this holiday season, the Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) Blood Donor Center is…

9 exceptional women nominated for 2014 Athena Award

(Top, L to R) Gwen Ferrell, Dianne Knippel, Denise Latanzi, Nardy Lopez, Joanna Mitchell (Bottom, L to R) Lisa Moulton, Traci Scott, Sheyla Walker, Diane Walker.

The Zonta Club of the Antelope Valley has announced the nominees for the 2014 Athena Award. The coveted annual honor is presented to a woman who has attained the highest level of professional excellence, devoted time and energy to improving the quality of life for others and assisted other women in realizing their leadership potential.…

3 new directors added to AV Fair Board

AV Fair Board new members 2014 3

LANCASTER – Drew Mercy, Angie Hughes and Gus Camacho have been added to the Antelope Valley Fair Association’s Board of Directors. Mercy is a graduate of Quartz Hill High School and the University of California, Davis. He works locally as a Taxpayer Advocate and Senior Advisor to Board of Equalization Member George Runner. He has…

“Barn Appétit!” is the theme for AV Fair 2015

Barn Appétit! submitted by Sherri Reyes of Palmdale was picked from more than a thousand contest entries as the theme for AV Fair 2014. [Photo courtesy: The Antelope Valley Fair]

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Fairgrounds on Thursday announced “Barn Appétit!” as the theme for the 2015 Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival. More than a thousand theme ideas were submitted for the annual contest, Fair officials said. To qualify, themes had to be five words or less and centered on Fair food. “The subject…

Lancaster JetHawks being sold to respected baseball operators

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LANCASTER – Veteran baseball club owners Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney have entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the Lancaster JetHawks of the California League. The transaction will become final pending approval from Minor League Baseball (MiLB), Major League Baseball and the California League. The Lancaster City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor…

Veterans Day ceremony held at Lancaster Cemetery

The Antelope Valley Young Marines came out to support local veterans. Congressman-elect Steve Knight (background) also attended the ceremony.

LANCASTER – Well over 200 people gathered in the Veterans Court of Honor at Lancaster Cemetery Tuesday morning for a ceremony honoring veterans, service members and their families. “It is the one day of the year our nation sets aside to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of our brave men and women,” said Petty Officer…

Veterans Day ceremonies planned in Palmdale, Lancaster

Lancaster Palmdale Veterans Day ceremonies preview

LANCASTER – Ceremonies paying tribute to veterans and military service members are planned in both Palmdale and Lancaster this Tuesday, Nov. 11 to mark Veterans Day. At 9 a.m., the Lancaster Cemetery District will host its annual ceremony in the Veterans Court of Honor, located at 111 E. Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster. This year’s event, titled…

AVTA wins AdWheel Awards at APTA Expo

LANCASTER – For the third year in a row, the Antelope Valley Transit Authority has been named a 2014 AdWheel Award winner by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). AVTA was honored with two first place awards during APTA’s Annual Meeting and Expo in Houston near the end of October. The APTA AdWheel Awards recognize…

Bent Prop brings home MIAs

A B-24 parked at Muroc Army Airfield (now Edwards Air Force Base) around 1943 to 1944. (Courtesy photo provided by Air Force Test Center History Office)

EDWARDS AFB – The United States Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office lists 83,165 servicemembers missing in action, and of those, 73,520 are from World War II alone. The non-profit Bent Prop Project was invited to Edwards Air Force Base recently to share efforts on reducing those statistics. “Each of those numbers represents a family and that…

UPDATED: Missing Lancaster girl found

Danay is a 14-year-old girl who stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 120 pounds. She goes by the nickname of “Nay Nay.”

UPDATED @ 7 p.m., 11/7/14: Lancaster Sheriff’s Station officials just confirmed that Danay Alford was found safe. Details surrounding her return were not immediately available Friday evening. ****Earlier Story **** LANCASTER – Local detectives are seeking your help in locating a missing 14-year-old Lancaster girl who may be suicidal. Danay Alissa Alford was last seen…

Fall Crafts Festival set for Nov. 15

Fall Crafts Festival

LANCASTER – Local arts and crafts, live music, food vendors, and a children’s activity area are just some of the things attendees can expect at the High Desert Fall Crafts Festival next week. The free family-friendly event will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pioneer Event Center, located at 45000 Valley…

Updated: 1 dead, 1 injured in SpaceShipTwo crash

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MOJAVE – A pilot died and another suffered major injuries Friday morning when Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave Desert during a test flight, authorities said. “SpaceShipTwo crashed out in the desert, northeast of California City. One of the occupants was able to parachute out; however, the other did not and was found deceased…