Palmdale

Palmdale teen killed in 14 Freeway motorcycle crash

The motorcycle came to rest underneath a Toyota Tundra. CHP officers said there were at least four vehicles involved in the crash, but they're still trying to determine the sequence of events. (LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – A 17-year-old motorcycle rider was killed Wednesday night in a traffic crash on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, authorities said. The fatal collision occurred around 8:25 p.m. Nov. 19 on southbound SR-14 near the Pearblossom on-ramp, according to a preliminary report from the California Highway Patrol. A 17-year-old male, riding a 2000 Yamaha,…

Palmdale Playhouse announces full menu of holiday treats

The Palmdale Junior Ballet will present The Nutcracker Story on Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7. (Contributed)

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse has announced its schedule of fun-filled events and performances for the upcoming holiday season. The annual Holiday Open House kicked off the holiday season Wednesday, Nov. 19 with holiday decorations, treats and a visit from St. Nick himself. The remaining Open House dates and times are: Dec. 3, from 11…

Elderly Palmdale woman killed in 4-car crash

Fatal crash graphic

RESEDA – An 89-year-old Palmdale woman was killed early Sunday morning in a four-car collision is Reseda, authorities said. Justina Larrea died at the scene of the crash, which occurred around 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 in the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Wilbur Avenue, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.…

9 exceptional women nominated for 2014 Athena Award

(Top, L to R) Gwen Ferrell, Dianne Knippel, Denise Latanzi, Nardy Lopez, Joanna Mitchell (Bottom, L to R) Lisa Moulton, Traci Scott, Sheyla Walker, Diane Walker.

The Zonta Club of the Antelope Valley has announced the nominees for the 2014 Athena Award. The coveted annual honor is presented to a woman who has attained the highest level of professional excellence, devoted time and energy to improving the quality of life for others and assisted other women in realizing their leadership potential.…

Color Vibe 5K coming to Palmdale Jan. 24!

To make this event unique, the Color Vibe uses a cornstarch-based colored powder to tie-dye participants. It’s non-toxic, 100% safe, and biodegradable. It also washes out easily from skin and hair. (Contributed photo)

PALMDALE – The Color Vibe, a “vibrantly colorful” 5k fun run company, will host a Palmdale Color Vibe 5k on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. “The Color Vibe is a unique 5k fun run series that is gaining popularity throughout the world,” said Palmdale Communications Manager John Mlynar.…

Grace Lutheran School to host Book Fair this weekend

This event will raise money for Grace Lutheran School’s reading programs, including the school and classroom libraries. (Contributed photo)

PALMDALE – Grace Lutheran Christian School, Lancaster will host a Book Fair at Barnes and Noble this weekend featuring musical performances, story times, crafts and STEM-related activities. The family-friendly event will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will take…

Palmdale to conduct workshop for Transit Oriented Project and Ave Q Feasibility Study

Rendering of a typical TOD project that represents the TOD vision. (Contributed)

PALMDALE — The City of Palmdale will host a community workshop for its Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project and Avenue Q Feasibility Study this Saturday, Nov. 15. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. in the Yucca Elementary School Cafeteria, located at 38440 2nd Street East in Palmdale. “We’re hosting this community workshop to present residents…

WWII hero to speak at the Palmdale City Library

Adolph Martinez

PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library will host a free presentation by World War II veteran and hero Adolph Martinez. The event starts at 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Library, located at 700 East Palmdale Boulevard. A resident of the Antelope Valley, Martinez served as a paratrooper in the European theater during WWII.…

Hundreds attend Veterans Day celebration in Palmdale

Blue Eagles Honor Guard conducted the Raising of the Colors.

PALMDALE – A record number of people turned out for a Veterans Day celebration Tuesday at the Palmdale Amphitheater. Presented by the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association, the annual event was held in conjunction with the display of the Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall for the Antelope Valley (AV Wall). The program kicked off with…

Veterans Day ceremonies planned in Palmdale, Lancaster

Lancaster Palmdale Veterans Day ceremonies preview

LANCASTER – Ceremonies paying tribute to veterans and military service members are planned in both Palmdale and Lancaster this Tuesday, Nov. 11 to mark Veterans Day. At 9 a.m., the Lancaster Cemetery District will host its annual ceremony in the Veterans Court of Honor, located at 111 E. Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster. This year’s event, titled…

Bent Prop brings home MIAs

A B-24 parked at Muroc Army Airfield (now Edwards Air Force Base) around 1943 to 1944. (Courtesy photo provided by Air Force Test Center History Office)

EDWARDS AFB – The United States Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office lists 83,165 servicemembers missing in action, and of those, 73,520 are from World War II alone. The non-profit Bent Prop Project was invited to Edwards Air Force Base recently to share efforts on reducing those statistics. “Each of those numbers represents a family and that…

No injuries reported in deputy-involved crash

Palmdale detective crash 3

PALMDALE – Emergency vehicles were called to the scene, but no one was transported Friday after a driver lost control in a local intersection and crashed into a unmarked Los Angeles County Sheriff’s car, authorities said. The collision was reported around 11:45 a.m. at Fort Tejon Road and Pearblossom Highway, according to Palmdale Community Relations deputy…

Palmdale to appeal in voting rights case

Court

PALMDALE –The City of Palmdale will file an appeal Monday morning (Nov. 3) after the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles today granted a request by plaintiff’s attorneys R. Rex Parris and Kevin Shenkman to require a hearing on Nov. 21 to show cause regarding contempt by the Palmdale City Council in the…