Palmdale

Rancho Vista overlay project delayed until 2017

road work

PALMDALE — The city of Palmdale’s road resurfacing project on Rancho Vista Blvd., from 30th St. West to Ave. N-8, originally scheduled for this fall, has been postponed until summer 2017. “There were delays in the submittal of traffic control plans by the contractor that were necessary to have been completed to ensure that the…

Sewer line insurance scam targeting Palmdale residents

scam alert

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s crime prevention office is warning residents about a new scam targeting residents of Palmdale that involves the victim receiving a phone call from a person or computerized voice stating they are from the city of Palmdale with an offer to purchase sewer line insurance. “Approximately two years ago, the…

AV mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile Virus

WNV mosquito samples

LANCASTER –A mosquito sample collected in Palmdale near 20th Street East and Avenue Q has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. This is the first positive mosquito sample in the area this year, officials said. District staff collects mosquitoes in different areas of the Antelope…

6 injured in head-on collision

Injury Crash

LAKE LOS ANGELES – Four adults and two children were injured Thursday in a head-on collision that happened after a minivan’s driver attempted to pass a big rig, authorities said. The collision occurred around 2:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, on 170th Street East north of Avenue M, according to a California Highway Patrol report. Jamelia Jenkins,…

Call for artisans for Kaleidoscope Festival extended to Sept. 29

Kaleidoscope logo

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is extending its call to artisans to participate in the new art and music festival Kaleidoscope, coming to the Palmdale Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 8. Artisans who work in mediums of blown glass, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, leather, sculpture, clothing and textiles, mixed media, woodwork, fused glass, painting, illustration, photography…

Homemade candles trigger mall evacuation

Suspicious package/ homemade candles [LUIS MEZA]

PALMDALE – A suspicious package left near the JC Penney entrance prompted evacuation of the Antelope Valley Mall Thursday afternoon at 1233 Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale, authorities said. The suspicious package call came in around 2:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s arson/explosives team…

DUI checkpoint in Palmdale this Friday

DUI Checkpoint

PALMDALE – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Palmdale this Friday, Sept. 23, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., authorities announced. Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment. They also will check for proper…

Open auditions Saturday for The Nutcracker Story

the-nutcracker-story

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse will hold open auditions this Saturday, Sept. 24, for the upcoming ballet The Nutcracker Story. Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Playhouse, located at 38334 10th Street East in Palmdale. The Palmdale Junior Ballet will present an abridged version of the holiday classic that…

Palmdale High School students win AIRE Award

Palmdale High School’s Solar Falcon Race Team and AVAMQD Board members. [Contributed photo.]

LANCASTER – Palmdale High School’s Solar Falcon Race Team on Tuesday won the 2015/2016 William J. “Pete” Knight Memorial AIRE (Achievement in Reducing Emissions) Award. Presented annually by the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, the AIRE award is given to a local entity or individual that makes an outstanding contribution to the prevention or…

Woman killed in 14 Freeway crash [updated]

The Toyota Tacoma’s driver was treated and released at the scene. [LUIS MEZA]

LANCASTER – A 57-year-old woman died and a 65-year-old man sustained major injuries early Tuesday morning in a crash on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, authorities said. The fatal collision occurred around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on southbound SR-14, just south of Avenue M in the Palmdale area, according to a California Highway Patrol…

Palmdale to begin Rancho Vista overlay

road construction

PALMDALE — The city of Palmdale will begin a road resurfacing project Monday, Sept. 19, on Rancho Vista Blvd., from 30th Street West to Avenue N-8. The $1.5 million project was awarded to Hardee & Harper at the June City Council meeting. The project will resurface 1,162,000 square feet of pavement, roughly four percent of…

WorkSource to host bilingual call center employment recruitment

NowHiring

PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center will host employment recruitment on Tuesday, Sept. 20, for bilingual call center representatives for positions in Woodland Hills. The recruitment event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the WorkSource Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Interested applicants should bring their resumes and dress…

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony set for Thursday

POW-MIA ceremony preview

PALMDALE – The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the city of Palmdale will hold a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony this Thursday, Sept. 15. It starts at 11 a.m. at Poncitlán Square, located at 38315 9th Street East (between Avenues Q-9 and Q-10). The annual event, which is free and open to the public, honors prisoners…

Employment recruitment Tuesday

NowHiring

PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center in Palmdale will host an employment recruitment for a Santa Clarita based business this Tuesday, Sept. 13. It will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the WorkSource Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway. Multiple positions are available, including: Heavy assemblers Light assemblers Customer service Office assistant…

Man hit, killed crossing street on bicycle in Palmdale

Amin Hopkins, 39, of Lancaster was pronounced dead at the scene, coroner’s officials said. [JOHN MEZA]

PALMDALE – A man crossing the street on a bicycle was hit by two cars and killed in Palmdale Monday morning, authorities said. It happened around 6:50 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, on Rancho Vista Boulevard and Country Club Drive, according to a news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. “The preliminary facts of this investigation…