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AV ‘Brass Butt’ Charity Ride for SAVES set for Oct. 19

SAVES Coordinator Patricia Morales discusses the mission of SAVES at a press conference Tuesday to announce the second annual AV “Brass Butt” Charity Ride.

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) food and shelter program will host the second annual “Brass Butt” Charity Ride to help raise funds to provide emergency assistance to families in need in the South Antelope Valley. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 19. The ride will…

AV residents to address SCE rates at upcoming public utilities hearing

The local the meeting is the result of a community bus ride to a Public Utilities Commission meeting held in Temple City in May 2014, according to Johnathon Ervin, president of the Antelope Valley Community Alliance . Ervin (front) speaks to the media outside the PUC meeting in May. (Contributed photo)

PALMDALE – Consumer watchdogs are getting the word out regarding an upcoming Public Utilities Commission hearing for Antelope Valley residents that will address proposed rate increases. Johnathon Ervin, president of the Antelope Valley Community Alliance (AVCA), stated in a news release that local residents will have their chance to speak out on a possible rate…

Local MMA fighter may rise to acclaim with next explosive match

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PALMDALE – Antelope Valley resident Danielle “Dynamite” Taylor is regarded by her manager as a rising star in the once male-dominated world of mixed martial arts fighting. Taylor, who competes in the strawweight class (between 106 and 115 pounds), will face off with Maria Andaverde, in the upcoming King of the Cage (KOTC) competition on…

Palmdale welcomes delegates from sister city

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PALMDALE – Delegates from the City of Palmdale’s sister city Poncitlán, Jalisco, Mexico are in town as part of the two cities’ ongoing affiliation and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their sister city relationship. Palmdale chose Poncitlán as its sister city in 1974 because the two cities shared rural similarities. At the time, Palmdale’s…

Vehicle collides with patrol car in Palmdale

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PALMDALE – A teen driver and her passenger were transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after the vehicle they were riding in collided with a Sheriff’s patrol car in a Palmdale intersection, witnesses said. The deputy-involved traffic collision occurred around 2:38 p.m. in the intersection of Sierra Highway and Palmdale Boulevard. Sheriff’s officials have released…

Emergency preparedness presentation set for Monday

Emergency Preparation seminar

PALMDALE – In recognition of September being National Preparedness Month, the City of Palmdale’s Neighborhood Services Department will host a free emergency preparedness presentation this Monday, Sept. 29. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, located at 38300 Sierra Hwy, Suite B.  The presentation will provide information by both the Los…

Local NCO honored by Dodgers

Tech. Sgt. Robert Sumner, 412th Security Forces Squadron, poses for a picture on the field during a L.A. Dodgers vs. New York Mets game Aug. 23. (Courtesy photo)

LOS ANGELES – Tech. Sgt. Robert Sumner, a DOD police officer at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, and an individualized mobilization augmentee with the 412 Security Forces Squadron since 2006, was honored by the Los Angeles Dodgers during a game against the New York Mets last month. The Dodgers honor active duty and retired military members…

Palmdale signs MOU with Sun Village

Caption: Sun Village Town Council President Magdalene Lawrence, left, and Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, right, sign the historic MOU. Looking on from left to right: Sun Village Town Council Secretary Bernadette Moore, Palmdale Councilmember Fred Thompson, Palmdale Deputy City Clerk Roxanne Faber and Sun Village Town Council  Assistant Treasurer Gem Lawrence.

PALMDALE – Officials from the City of Palmdale and Sun Village gathered at the Palmdale City Council Chamber Monday for a historic signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in which Palmdale removed its sphere of influence in Sun Village. Signing the document for Palmdale were Mayor Jim Ledford and Deputy City Clerk Roxanne Faber,…

Free car maintenance tips workshop this Wednesday

Car maintenance

PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library will host a free car maintenance tips seminar this Wednesday, Sept. 24. The event starts at 5 p.m. at the Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Boulevard. The session will provide objective, useful pointers for drivers to help them save money and get the most out of their vehicles.…

POW/MIA day ceremony held at Poncitlan Square

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PALMDALE – Palmdale joined cities across the country Friday in recognizing and honoring the sacrifices of prisoners of war, those still missing in action and their families. Titled “You Are Not Forgotten,” the Palmdale ceremony was held at 11 a.m. at Poncitlán Square and drew about 30 attendees. “Imagine if you had a family member…

Palmdale Aerospace Academy prepares bots for battle

Brian Martin, Robotics Advisor and teacher at The Palmdale Aerospace Academy noted that the Gryffingear team has put in many off-season hours to re-build the practice bots to get ready for these competitions

PALMDALE – The award-winning Gryffingear Robotics Team of The Palmdale Aerospace Academy will be battling for a winning title in a competition later this month. Representing Palmdale at the Southern California Regional Robotics Forum’s annual off-season FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC), The Academy’s “Basilisk” and “Golden Snitch” will each be competing among 34 other teams. The…

Benefit concert for Wounded Warrior Project set for Oct. 4

Musical acts will include Emote (top left), The Joel Hatcher Band (top right), Boulevard Knights (bottom left), and Runaway (bottom right). The concert benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, which honors and empowers wounded soldiers by raising awareness and enlists the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.

PALMDALE – G-Com Services will present its 2nd annual concert to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Palmdale Amphitheater, located at 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard. “This will be a family friendly event that will include a variety of great live music by local bands,” said G-Com Services President Lemuel Galvao.…

CHP to host child safety seat event Friday

CHP Child Safety Seat Event

PALMDALE  – Collisions are the leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. An appropriate and correctly installed child passenger safety seat may be the one thing that makes the difference between life and death for a child involved in a traffic collision, according…

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony set for Friday

POW-MIA ceremony preview

PALMDALE – This Friday is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, a day meant to honor prisoners of war, those still missing in action and their families. To mark the solemn event, the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale will hold its annual POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony. The event will start at 11 a.m.,…