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Help create the theme for AV Fair 2015

To qualify, theme ideas must be five words or less and must be specifically about Fair food. (Photo courtesy AV FAIR)

LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Fairgrounds officials are challenging residents to submit theme ideas for the 2015 AV Fair & Alfalfa Festival. The winner of the Fair 2015 theme contest will ride in the annual Fair parade as a VIP, receive two tickets to all concerts and arena entertainment and be invited to the annual kick-off…

1 dead, 1 injured in Lancaster traffic crash

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LANCASTER – A collision in a Lancaster intersection Friday afternoon left one driver dead and another injured, authorities said. The fatal collision occurred around 3:50 p.m. Friday in the intersection of 60th Street West and Avenue I, according to Lt. Carrizosa of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. “Preliminary investigation indicates that one of the parties possibly…

Free self-defense seminars in Lancaster this Saturday

Taekwondo Master William Robinson (pictured) and LAPD Detective Mark Pursel will teach free interactive self-defense seminars Saturday, Sept. 27 in Lancaster. Women and children will receive hands-on experience on how to react in life-threatening scenarios.

LANCASTER – In association with the nonprofit organization Team PRIDE, Los Angeles Police Detective Mark Pursel and Taekwondo Master William Robinson will be teaching free interactive self-defense seminars in Lancaster this Saturday, Sept. 27. A children’s safety seminar will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and a women’s self-defense seminar will take place from…

Concert Saturday at Saddleback Butte State Park

Keeftowne Blend’s performances offer nostalgia and novelty humor, mixed into a dreamy, tasty concoction they call "Hayseed Lounge".  (Facebook photo)

LANCASTER – The Support Saddleback Committee is hosting an outdoor concert this Saturday featuring local rock and roll band Keeftowne Blend. The event kicks off at 5 p.m., September 27, at the Saddleback Butte State Park campground, located at 17071 East Avenue K in Lancaster (East Avenue K and 170th Street East, near Lake Los…

Deadline extended to apply for AV Fair Board

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LANCASTER – The deadline has been extended for submission of applications for the position of Director for the Antelope Valley Fair Association, a 501(c) (4) organization. The new deadline is Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5 p.m. The eleven-member Board of Directors is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Fair and for the planning…

2014 AV Fair deemed a success

[Photo courtesy: The Antelope Valley Fair]

LANCASTER – Officials on Tuesday announced statistics for the 2014 Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival, which took place Aug. 15-24, 2014 and was themed “Poultry in Motion!” Nearly 197,000 people attended the 10-day fair. The two highest attendance days were: Sunday, Aug. 17 with more 21,000 guests and Friday, Aug. 22 with more than 20,000…

Lancaster Station taking part in body camera pilot program

A deputy displayed one of the four different types of body cameras being tested. (Courtesy LASD)

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has launched a body worn camera pilot program at four patrol stations: Lancaster Station, Temple Station, Century Station, and Carson Station. The six month pilot program, which was formally initiated Sept. 1, 2014, will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing a Body Worn Camera System for Sheriff’s…

Family History Fair helps hundreds find their roots

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LANCASTER  – More than 200 people attended a Family History Fair recently hosted by family history specialists of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Saturday, October 13. The free one-day event, held Saturday, Sept. 13, was designed to provide members of the community with timely and helpful information for tracing the…

UPDATED: Bear tranquilized near Boron

The bear was roaming the neighborhood from at least 9 a.m, residents said. [Reader's photo by Mitchel Nakaahiki]

A bear causing a stir near Boron Sunday was tranquilized and removed after a daylong ordeal. A resident contacted The AV Times around noon after the bear had crawled up a utility pole where it remained for about an hour near the 24400 block of Tamarisk Avenue. “Folks are gathering and getting brave, walking close…

Local toddler to be featured in Times Square video!

This photograph, taken at the Poppy Reserve in early May, was chosen from more than 2,000 photographs for a video to be screened this Saturday, Sept. 20 in New York City's Times Square. The video will promote the achievements and acceptance of those with Down syndrome. (Contributed)

LANCASTER – Two-year-old Jordyn has a smile that brings joy to nearly everyone she meets, according to her mom, Crysteena Paez. “We take her everywhere and she waves and smiles at everyone she sees. Sometimes we get stopped by people who tell us that she just made their day by smiling and waving at them,”…

AVTA expands its commuter service

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LANCASTER – The commute into the Los Angeles basin will soon be more convenient thanks to the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA), which is planning to increase its commuter service. AVTA intends to add another roundtrip on two of its three commuter routes starting October 6 in an effort to accommodate the growing demand for additional…

Domestic violence prevention workshop in Lancaster this Saturday

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LANCASTER – A domestic violence education and prevention workshop, titled “Pain No More,” will take place in Lancaster this Saturday, Sept. 20. The free event is scheduled for  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 43145 Business Center Parkway (next to Charter College). The workshop is being presented by New Life Community Church of the Antelope Valley. “We…

AV Hospital, union officials to host events addressing layoffs

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LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Hospital officials are hosting information sessions for employees, volunteers, physicians and members of the community this Friday to address the health care facility’s recently announced layoffs. The hospital’s outside public relations firm, Kevin/Ross Public Relations, confirmed that Antelope Valley Hospital CEO Dennis M. Knox will hold an informational meeting Friday to…

JetHawks claim Cal League title

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LANCASTER – The JetHawks captured the 2014 California League championship with a 10-2 win over the Visalia Rawhide in Game 5 on Monday night at The Hangar. The victory marks the second title in the franchise’s 19-year history and the first since the team’s first crown in 2012. Tyler Brunnemann (1-1) earned the victory with…

‘Three Feet for Safety Act’ takes effect Tuesday

Three Feet for Safety Act

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the “Three Feet for Safety Act” goes into effect. The new California law aims to keep cyclists safe by requiring motorists to stay at least three feet away when passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction. “If the driver of a motor vehicle is unable to comply ……

New UAV men’s soccer team poised for success

The new UAV men's soccer team is made up mostly of freshmen, who will all have the opportunity to get collegiate level playing time, according to Head Coach Jarrod Cline. (Contributed photo)

LANCASTER – With the addition of men’s soccer this fall, the University of Antelope Valley’s Athletic Department has taken another step toward the goal of earning recognition as a competitive athletic program. The soccer team’s inaugural season kicked off Sept. 5 with an opener against Vanguard University of Costa Mesa, CA. “It has been a…