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Have ‘Coffee with a Deputy’ in Lancaster April 9

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LANCASTER – Do you have concerns about crime or quality-of-life issues in your Lancaster neighborhood? Bring them to the attention of local law enforcement in a comfortable, informal atmosphere Thursday, April 9. The latest installment of “Coffee with a Deputy” will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Lemon Leaf…

Lancaster residents killed in traffic crash

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NEWHALL – Two Lancaster residents died Wednesday after their vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a utility truck, authorities said. The fatal collision happened around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, on Soledad Canyon Road south of Capra Road in the Newhall area, according to a California Highway Patrol report. [View an image…

AVH appoints new emergency department director

Ryan White

LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Hospital has named Ryan White, MSN, RN, as emergency department (ED) director, effective March 23. White previously served as senior director of adult and pediatric emergency services at the Brooklyn Hospital in New York. White brings 20 years of experience as a nurse within the specialty of emergency services. His previous…

SOAR students showcase invention at White House Science Fair

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President Obama on Monday welcomed budding scientists and engineers from across the country to showcase their inventions at the 2015 White House Science Fair. Two local students, Jonathan Hernandez and Fanta Sinayoko, were among the gifted young leaders selected to participate in the fifth annual event. Hernandez and Sinayoko represented the SOAR High School InvenTeam…

Countdown to Smooth Jazz Festival

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LANCASTER – A new jazz festival will debut in May at Lancaster City Park. Presented by the Marco and Sandra Johnson Foundation, the Johnson’s Smooth Jazz Festival will be held May 9, 2015 – the Saturday before Mother’s Day – as a tribute and celebration of mothers, according to organizers. “If you are looking for…

Thunderbirds to demonstrate discipline of modern-day fighter aircraft at weekend’s air show

Standing in front of the Lockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcon he flies for the USAF Thunderbirds, Major Joshua Boudreaux is the left wing pilot for the Air Demonstration Squadron. (Jim E. Winburn)

LANCASTER – With the arrival of the USAF Thunderbirds at Fox Airfield on Thursday, organizers of the Los Angeles County Air Show hosted a media preview of this weekend’s highly-anticipated air performance. After performing several flybys and synchronized maneuvers over the airfield in his Lockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcon, USAF Thunderbird advance pilot Maj. Joshua…

Sharon Runner sworn in to state Senate

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SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Lancaster) was sworn in Thursday to represent the 21st Senate District in the California State Senate. The oath of office was administered by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon during a small ceremony in the Senate chamber. Runner was surrounded by friends and family including her husband, Board of…

3-car crash in Lancaster injures 7

The Maserati struck a 14-year-old boy, a 10-year-old boy and two 2-year-old girls, officials said. An adult with the children was not hit. (LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – A three-car crash in Lancaster Wednesday evening injured seven people, including four young pedestrians, ages 2 to 14, authorities said. The major traffic collision occurred around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, on Challenger Way at Avenue J-8, according to Sgt. David Jennings of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. “Preliminary information gathered at the scene…

AV Home Show adds Emergency Expo

Professional Home Show exhibitors will showcase and demonstrate their products and offer time and money-saving advice.  (Contributed)

LANCASTER – Local homeowners looking for new ways to bring efficiency and style to their properties will flock to the 27th annual Antelope Valley Home Show next week. Featuring more than 125 diverse vendors, the event will take place Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29, at the A.V. Fairgrounds, located at 2551 West Avenue…

LA County Air Show announces 2015 STEM Expo

Participating aerospace companies will include Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and NASA. (Contributed)

LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Air Show will feature dynamic and interactive exhibits highlighting the numerous applications and opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) throughout the Antelope Valley and beyond, organizers announced Thursday. “The 25,000 square foot pavilion will feature aerospace companies, colleges, K-12 STEM programs, live robotics demonstrations and a range…

Public safety survey to be in conducted in West Lancaster Saturday

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LANCASTER – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel will be going door-to-door in West Lancaster neighborhoods this Saturday, March 14, to conduct a community survey aimed at identifying quality-of-life issues and criminal activity concerns, authorities said. The “Public Trust Partnership” event is being organized to help bridge the relationship between law enforcement and local residents,…

Lancaster council member Ken Mann agrees to FPPC fine for 2012 campaign fund violation

Ken Mann

LANCASTER – The Fair Political Practices Commission announced Monday that Lancaster council member Kenneth Mann agreed to a $3,500 fine for violating campaign fund restrictions in connection to his 2012 re-election campaign. The FPPC stated in the agreement that Mann will pay a $3,500 administrative penalty for violating the Political Reform Act “by making an…

Female driver killed in Lancaster rollover crash [updated]

Samantha Farley (Facebook photo)

LANCASTER – A 28-year-old Mojave woman was killed Sunday night in a single-vehicle rollover crash on the 14 Freeway in Lancaster, authorities said. The fatal collision happened around 10:53 p.m. Sunday, March 8, on the southbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, north of Avenue G, according to a California Highway Patrol report. The woman was driving…