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Palmdale Water District to consider rate increase

Palmdale Water District

PALMDALE- The Palmdale Water District plans to consider a rate increase of up to 5.5 percent to customers’ monthly service charges, which would equal about $2.64 a month per residential household, the agency announced this week.. This prospective rate adjustment would provide long-term sustainable reliability, according to PWD officials. “As part of the Board, we…

Two killed in Palmdale traffic crash [updated]

Palmdale double fatal crash 8.25.16

PALMDALE – Two men died early Thursday morning after their vehicle collided with another in Palmdale, authorities said. The fatal collision happened around 3:32 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, on Avenue M, between 15th and 20th Street East, according to Detective Eduardo Saucedo of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. “The preliminary facts of this investigation indicate a…

Registration open for Palmdale’s Partners Academy

Fall 2015 graduating class. [Contributed image]

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is accepting applications for the 2016 fall session of the Palmdale Partners Academy. The program begins Wednesday, Sept. 14, and continues on consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., through Nov. 2. “The eight week Palmdale Partners Academy is designed to present citizens with a first-hand look at…

Palmdale Playhouse announces fall lineup

Palmdale playhouse fall lineup

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse, located at 38334 10th St. East in Palmdale, has announced its 2016 fall lineup, which features art, music, dance, stage productions and holiday fun. ART Leading things off will be the Generations Art Exhibit, which will run from Friday, Sept. 23, through Monday, Nov. 7, in the Playhouse Gallery. The…

Recruitment for local landscaping positions

PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center will host an employment recruitment this Tuesday for local maintenance/landscaping positions. It’s happening from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the WorkSource Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Positions are available in Palmdale and Lancaster. Interested applicants should dress professionally, bring their resumes and…

Public invited to take High Speed Rail survey

An artist’s rendering of the High Speed Rail Multi-Modal Train Station. [Image via city of Palmdale]

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is asking the public to participate in an online survey regarding a future High Speed Rail Multi-Modal Train Station proposed for downtown Palmdale. The online survey can be accessed at https://sur-vey.typeform.com/to/PbnroU, and can be found on the city’s homepage at www.cityofpalmdale.org. “Help us create a vision and plan for…

2 human cases of West Nile Virus reported in AV

WNV AV Birds

LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has reported the first human cases of West Nile virus in the Antelope Valley for 2016, authorities said. One case is a male blood donor who lives in Lancaster and has no symptoms, and the other is a female resident of Palmdale who fell ill,…

Community Academy XXXV starts Sept. 13

When combined with the DOJ's previously announced settlement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for related conduct, this means that a total of $2,675,000 is available to compensate people who were harmed by discriminatory enforcement of the voucher program, officials said.

PALMDALE – The Palmdale and Lancaster Sheriff’s Stations are in the process of selecting 50 interested residents from the station areas to participate in the Antelope Valley’s 35th Community Academy. The purpose of the free Academy is to build a better understanding between the community and the Sheriff’s Department through education. Classes will be held…

‘Minions’ featured at Family Movie Night this Friday

Minions

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s popular Family Movie Nights concludes its 2016 season this Friday, Aug. 12, with the popular animated film, Minions. Gates open at 6 p.m. at the Palmdale Amphitheater, located at 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale. Admission is $4. Children 12 and under are admitted free and must be accompanied…

National Night Out celebration in Palmdale August 9

Palmdale’s National Night Out event will feature several public safety displays, a rock climbing wall and more. [contributed images]

PALMDALE – Music, rock climbing, a dunk tank and Pokémon Go are just some of the highlights attendees can expect at Palmdale’s annual National Night Out event. The celebration will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, at Domenic Massari Park, located at 37716 55th Street East in Palmdale. National Night Out…

Two convicted in 2012 carjack-murder of Palmdale man

Victim Christian Bojorquez (Image courtesy: Family members)

LANCASTER – Four years after a 21-year-old Palmdale man was carjacked, shot in the head and left in the desert, his killers have been brought to justice. Gang members Rudolfo Alcantar and Rosie Morales were convicted last week of murdering Christian Bojorquez, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Alcantar, 31, was found guilty…

WorkSource recruiting for local education industry positions

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PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center will host an employment recruitment for education industry jobs available in Palmdale and Lancaster. The event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the WorkSource Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Open positions include: Teachers with valid California credentials. Tutors with…

Sand Fire 98 percent contained

Sand Fire screenshot 8.2.16

SANTA CLARITA  – The Sand Fire is 98 percent contained and has burned 41,432 acres since it broke out July 22 near Sand Canyon Road along the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, authorities said. Hundreds of firefighting personnel were working Tuesday to mop up, put out hot spots and shore up and extend containment lines,…

County to expand access to anti-HIV pill

PrEP anti HIV pill

LOS ANGELES – The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $11.5 million over two years to expand access to PrEP, an anti-HIV pill, for uninsured and under-insured patients. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl championed broader use of PrEP, telling her colleagues that HIV still amounts to an epidemic. “L.A. County continues to experience the second…