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Local robotics students educate teachers at Cal Poly Pomona

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QUARTZ HILL – Two recently graduated students from Joe Walker Middle School joined instructor Matthew Anderson to educate California teachers on 3D printing and vex robotics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Anderson, a Joe Walker Middle School teacher, educates teachers from around the state each year on the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Gateway…

John Calandri appointed to Antelope Valley Fair JPA

John Calandri (image from http://www.calandrisonrisefarms.com)

SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced Monday that she has appointed John Calandri to serve as the Senate designee on the Antelope Valley Fair Joint Powers Authority (JPA). “As a multi-generation agricultural family, John and his family truly represent what the Antelope Valley Fair is all about,” Runner stated in news release. “John…

Community group speaks out on $2 million settlement of Section 8 discrimination case

Alberta Jackson talks about what the Department of Justice lawsuit settlement means to her as a Section 8 resident of Palmdale. (Photo by Jim E. Winburn)

PALMDALE – The Community Action League (TCAL) on Friday held a press conference outside Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s Palmdale office, responding to this week’s announcement of a $2 million settlement in the Antelope Valley Section 8 discrimination case. The agreement resolves allegations that the Housing Authority of Los Angeles County and the cities of Lancaster…

More information sought in fatal crash

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LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Unit is seeking more information regarding a fatal single-vehicle collision that occurred around 5:20 p.m. July 8 on Avenue M at 30th Street West. A white 2013 Ford Fusion swerved into oncoming traffic near the 30th Street West intersection before crashing into two concrete poles, detectives said previously.…

County votes to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to incrementally raise the minimum wage in unincorporated areas over the next five years, reaching $15 an hour by 2020. Supervisors Sheila Kuehl, Hilda Solis and Mark Ridley-Thomas backed the ordinance. Supervisors Michael Antonovich and Don Knabe dissented, raising concerns about the…

Video: Flame of Hope passes through Palmdale

Flame of Hope run Andrea Kramer

PALMDALE – The Flame of Hope – the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 – was carried through Palmdale and Lancaster Friday afternoon on its journey to the opening ceremonies of the World Games on July 25. Law enforcement officers serving as the “Guardians of the Flame of Hope” and…

VIDA youth program accepting applications

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LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Lancaster Station is accepting applications for the Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives (VIDA) program slated to begin in August. VIDA is a 16-week program for “at-risk” youth between the ages of 11 and 17 that integrates counseling, physical fitness and community service to curb criminal behavior through…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

MARY TRUJILLO Lancaster Most Wanted 7.16.15

Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for an alleged assault. If you recognize her and know where she might be located, contact detectives using the information next to the suspect’s photo or by calling 1-800-222-tips (8477). Mary Trujillo Mary Trujillo is a 65-year-old white female with brown eyes.…

County settles Section 8 discrimination allegations

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted in a closed session Tuesday to pay an undisclosed amount to settle charges of discriminatory enforcement practices against Antelope Valley residents living in subsidized housing. The details of the agreement involving the county, the Housing Authority and the U.S. Justice Department were not released…

Prison documentary to premiere on HBO Aug. 3

The prison is located at 44750 60th Street West in Lancaster. [File photo]

LANCASTER – A documentary on prisoners serving life sentences without the possibility of parole at California State Prison in Lancaster will premiere on HBO Aug. 3, the premium pay cable channel announced. “Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A,” focuses on the 600 men living at the Progressive Programming Facility, who seek…

14 displaced after Lancaster house fire

Firefighters responded about 2:53 a.m. July 14 to a house fire on the 44200 block of Carolside Avenue in Lancaster. (LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – Officials are investigating the cause of an early morning blaze that destroyed a Lancaster home and displaced a family of 14. Los Angeles County Fire Department captain Edward Johnson said firefighters responded about 2:53 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, to a fire at a single-family dwelling on the 44200 block of Carolside Avenue in…

Driver dies after Lancaster crash

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LANCASTER – A Lancaster man in his 50s died Monday night after his pickup truck drifted off the roadway and slammed into a light pole and a parked vehicle, authorities said. The fatal collision happened around 7:45 p.m. Monday, July 13, on 40th Street West near Avenue K-14 in Lancaster, according to Lt. David Grall…

17 arrests, none for DUI at Lancaster checkpoint

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LANCASTER – Eleven field sobriety tests were administered but no one was arrested for driving under the influence at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Lancaster Friday night and early Saturday morning, authorities said. The checkpoint was conducted at Avenue L and 27th Street West between the hours of 6 p.m. Friday, July 10, and…

AV Hospital CEO Dennis Knox resigns for ‘personal reasons’

Dennis M. Knox discusses Antelope Valley Hospital's plan for restructuring in an informational session with with employees and local residents in September of 2014. (File photo by JIM E. WINBURN)

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Healthcare District Board of Directors announced Friday that AV Hospital CEO Dennis Knox tendered his resignation citing little more than “personal reasons.” Knox’s resignation was effective Thursday, according to the healthcare district’s press statement, which followed a closed-session executive board meeting on Wednesday. No other decisions from the board regarding…