Palmdale

Palmdale lifeguards attain “World Class” score

(Photo courtesy: City of Palmdale)

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s lifeguard team received a score of 96 from the National Aquatic Safety Company (NASCO) after the organization conducted a lifeguard inspection last week at DryTown Water Park. The Palmdale lifeguards achieved their rating after being evaluated for: Scanning time (how quickly and accurately the water surface is viewed); Appearance…

AV YouthBuild awarded SunPower Foundation grant

AV YouthBuild students take a break while working at the Supporting Housing Site. (JAMAAL BROWN)

PALMDALE – Antelope Valley YouthBuild, a Palmdale-based leadership development program, has received a grant from the SunPower Foundation, the non-profit arm of SunPower Corporation. The $6,500 check was presented Thursday at AV YouthBuild’s Supportive Housing Site, located at 38518 5th Street East in Palmdale. Awarded funds will be used by Antelope Valley YouthBuild to provide…

‘Adventures with Food’ starts this Friday

Adventures in Food

PALMDALE – There is still time and spots available to register for the City of Palmdale’s “Adventures with Food” for toddlers class, offering children ages 2 to 4 the opportunity to get their start as “chefs.” “Adventures with Food” begins on Friday, Aug. 1 and will run through Friday, Aug. 22. Classes will meet on…

PWD water conservation measures effective Aug. 1

No lawn, landscape, or other turf area shall be watered more often than three (3) days per week and no more often than every other day, according to water conservation regulations effective August 1 .

PALMDALE – Due to severe drought conditions, low supplies, and to be in compliance with the State Water Resources Control Board’s new Emergency Drought Regulations, the Palmdale Water District Board of Directors approved a Resolution on July 23 enacting strict water conservation measures with the goal of a 20% reduction in water usage for the…

“National Night Out” at Thursday Night on the Square

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PALMDALE – Public safety, 9/11 history and turtle fun will take center stage at Palmdale’s Thursday Night on the Square (TNOTS) event this Thursday, July 31, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Poncitlán Square (9th St. East between Ave. Q-9 & Ave. Q-10). The City’s neighborhood services department will host its annual National Night Out,…

Fundraiser for couple killed in 14 Fwy crash

The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, north of Santiago Road, according to a California Highway Patrol report. (LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – An online fundraiser has been set up to cover funeral expenses for the Palmdale couple killed in a single-car crash last week on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway. Ivan Ramirez, 31, was driving a Ford Focus in the northbound carpool lane when the car veered off the roadway and crashed into a guard…

VIDEO: 2 dead, infant injured in 14 Fwy single-car crash

The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the 14 Freeway near Soledad Canyon. (LUIS MEZA)

ACTON – Two Palmdale residents were killed and an infant sustained major injuries Tuesday night when the vehicle they were riding in veered off the 14 Freeway and  crashed into a guard rail and a large metal pole, authorities said. The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the northbound Antelope Valley…

Job recruitment for Palmdale retail store

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PALMDALE –The South Valley Work Source Center (SVWSC) will host a job recruitment next week for a local retail store in the Palmdale area. The job recruitment event starts at 10 a.m., Monday, July 28, at the Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. The SVWSC team will be recruiting for Sales Associates and…

‘MC Ride for the Fallen’ set for this Saturday

The cost to participate is $30 per rider and $35 per couple, with proceeds benefiting families of fallen officers. (KARINA CORNEJO)

PALMDALE – After a highly-successful debut last year, the Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC Ride is back to raise more funds for the families of fallen officers. The second annual “Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC Ride for the Fallen” takes place this Saturday, July 26. Registration will be held from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at…

Local artists needed for ‘ENCORE’

Calling all artists

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse is calling all artists to participate in a special juried art exhibition titled “ENCORE,” which will be held in conjunction with the theatre’s 20th year celebration beginning this September. Artists may download an application at www.cityofpalmdale.org or pick one up between 7:30 am and 6 pm at the Palmdale recreation…

Countdown to 49er Day parade and music festival!

49er Day Festival preview

LAKE HUGHES – Lake Hughes residents are gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year. The 65th annual 49er Day Parade and Music Festival will take place Saturday, July 26. This year’s theme is Phoenix Rising, which represents the Lake Hughes community’s rise from the ashes after the devastating Powerhouse Fire last…

25th anniversary of B-2 stealth bomber’s first flight!

The B-2 Spirit of Arizona made a dramatic landing Thursday, July 17, at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 prior to Northrop Grumman's B-2 25th anniversary ceremony.

PALMDALE – For several goose bump-filled minutes today at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, it was July 17, 1989, all over again. Just as they had on that historic day 25 years ago, several thousand Northrop Grumman Corporation employees, civic leaders and Air Force personnel stood along the company’s southern fence line in Palmdale to…

CHP seeking witnesses in July 4 triple fatal crash

The Toyota Corolla reported flipped over and then caught fire after it was rear-ended by a Tesla driven by 58-year-old Ric Garrison of Newhall. (Photo by TONY CHEVAL)

PALMDALE – California Highway Patrol investigators are seeking individuals who witnessed the fiery triple-fatal collision that occurred around 10:35 p.m. Friday, July 4, in the southbound lanes of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, just south of Avenue S. “We’re looking to speak to witnesses who might have seen anything either before the collision or at…