Palmdale

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station volunteers recognized for “Powerhouse Fire” efforts

The awards presentation took place Tuesday, April 22, in the Board of Supervisors hearing room at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration. (Photo courtesy LASD)

PALMDALE – Numerous volunteers from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station were recognized by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday for their assistance with evacuations, road closures, and reconnaissance efforts during last year’s Powerhouse fire. The Powerhouse fire burned for 11 days, beginning May 30, 2013. The fire started at Hydroelectric Powerhouse No.1, in San Francisquito Canyon, just…

Movement to keep ‘Pillowcase Rapist’ away gains momentum

He, now 63, was nicknamed the “Pillowcase Rapist” because he muffled his victims’ screams with a pillowcase over their heads.

PALMDALE – The grassroots movement to keep serial rapist Christopher Hubbart from being relocated to an Antelope Valley residence is picking up steam. A Community Rally this past Saturday drew support from more than 1,000 residents, who signed letters that will be sent to the Santa Clara County Judge responsible for Hubbart’s conditional release. “There…

Palmdale $320,000 Mega Millions ticket claimed!

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PALMDALE – Julio Lemus came forward Monday, April 21, with a Mega Millions ticket that matched five out of six numbers to win a $320,061, California Lottery officials announced. Lemus bought his ticket at Palmdale Liquor and JR Markets, located at 2270 East Palmdale Boulevard in Palmdale. The Quick Pick® ticket matched the numbers 39,…

Blackbird Airpark open house set for April 26

Blackbird Airpark is the only place in the world where an A-12, an SR-71, a U-2, and a D-21 drone are displayed next to each other.

PALMDALE – Several notable ex-CIA/USAF pilots will be honored at a Blackbird Airpark open house this coming weekend. The SR-71 & U-2 50-Year Cold War Commemoration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at Blackbird Airpark at Plant 42, located at 2509 East Avenue P in Palmdale. The event is…

“Global Youth Service Day” cleanup this Saturday

Youth, families and the young at heart are invited to participate in a park beautification at one of Palmdale’s most beloved parks.

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale continues its “Season of Service” program with a cleanup event this weekend. The “Global Youth Service Day” cleanup kicks off at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 19, at Marie Kerr Park, located at 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. in Palmdale. The event is part of the City’s participation in the “National…

$320,000 Mega Millions ticket purchased in Palmdale!

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PALMDALE – Somebody in Palmdale bought a Mega Millions ticket and matched five out of six numbers to win a cool $320,061! The lucky person bought the ticket at Palmdale Liquor & JR Markets, located at 2270 East Palmdale Boulevard, the California Lottery announced in a press release. The ticket matched the numbers 39, 4,…

SAVES is new venue for Housing Rights Center workshops

Palmdale City Council Member speaks at a press conference Tuesday to announce that the Housing Rights Center will host its workshops at SAVES. (Photo courtesy city of Palmdale)

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale and the Housing Rights Center (HRC) have announced a change in venue for the monthly housing rights workshops. Beginning this month, the HRC will host its workshops at the South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) facility, located at 1002 East Avenue Q-12 in Palmdale. “This truly is a great…

Job recruitment in Palmdale for lead technicians

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PALMDALE – Altech Services, Inc., on behalf of Kinkisharyo International and their customer, LA Metro, is currently hiring Lead Technicians for the final assembly of rail cars in Palmdale. The South Valley WorkSource Center will host a job recruitment, starting 10 a.m. this Friday, April 18 at the Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in…

Residents rally to keep serial rapist away

Hubbart, who admitted to raping approximately 40 women between 1971 and 1982, was ordered to be conditionally released to a location in the Antelope Valley.

PALMDALE – “Keep Christopher Hubbart away from the Antelope Valley!” That was the clear message sent by local residents gathered for a press conference outside the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Friday. “We’re coming together as a community in unity to make sure that our voices are heard. We don’t want Christopher Hubbart in the Antelope Valley…

Palmdale School District announces candidate for Superintendent

Raul Maldonado (Photo courtesy McFarland Unified School District)

PALMDALE – Palmdale School District officials have selected Raul Maldonado as candidate for Superintendent. With the public announcement of the selection, the Palmdale School Board will begin contract negotiations during the closed session of the April 15th board meeting. “I am humbled and honored to have been selected as the new Superintendent of Schools for…

Pat Murray commended for lifelong service

By the close of the war in 1945, Murray had earned the rank of Sergeant.

SACRAMENTO – Patricia “Pat” Murray is the 36th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year, Assemblymember Steve Fox announced Thursday. “Pat Murray is one of the best loved people in our community for the simple reason that she brings joy to every person she meets,” Fox stated in a news release. “She has made it her…

Jury duty phone scam alert

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The “jury duty scam” that has circulated around the nation for several years has made its way back to the Antelope Valley, local law enforcement officials warn. The following is a community advisory from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been advised that citizens are receiving phone calls…

Construction begins on Palmdale solar project

Located on three sites, Palmdale’s Civic Center, DryTown Water Park and Marie Kerr Park, the solar power arrays are comprised of approximately 3,200 photovoltaic panels located on shade structures which were designed to blend with the look and feel of the city’s surroundings.

PALMDALE — The City of Palmdale on Monday announced the construction of a 976-kilowatt DC solar generation project that will help the city meet California mandates for renewable power generation and greenhouse gas reduction. Scheduled for completion in the summer of 2014, the solar generation project is expected to eliminate 1.8 million pounds of carbon…