Palmdale

AV Wall returns to Palmdale Amphitheater next week

Master Sergeant Gerald Lockwood played Battle Hymn of the Republic on trumpet.

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale and Point Man Antelope Valley are preparing to host the 5th annual display of the Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall for the Antelope Valley (AV Wall). The AV Wall will be on display from 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 through 11 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Palmdale Amphitheater,…

Help authorities find fatal hit-and-run driver

The fatal hit-and-run collision occurred Wednesday, Oct. 15 on Avenue T, east of 70th Street East in Palmdale. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Sheriff Station is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian nearly two weeks ago on Avenue T, east of 70th Street East. The pedestrian has been identified as Jorge David Santiago, a 45-year-old homeless man, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.…

Baby girl safely surrendered at Palmdale Fire Station

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PALMDALE – A newborn girl was safely surrendered at a fire station in Palmdale this past weekend, authorities announced Monday. The infant was turned over on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Los Angeles County Fire Station 136 in Palmdale, according to County Supervisor Don Knabe. “It’s hard to imagine anyone wanting to give up a child,…

Local public hearings set for High Desert Corridor

High Desert Corridor project

PALMDALE – The Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report(Draft EIS/EIR) for the High Desert Corridor is now available for review and comment through December 2, 2014 at 5 p.m. View the document here. Two public hearings will be held in the Antelope Valley. The hearings will feature displays, a copy of the Draft EIS/EIR and a short…

CHP Red Ribbon event this Saturday

PALMDALE – Red Ribbon Week, which runs from Oct. 23-31, is a national campaign that creates awareness about the dangers of drugs and encourages young people to commit to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Antelope Valley area office of the California Highway Patrol will be promoting Red Ribbon Week at the Antelope Valley Mall in…

Local officials offer Halloween safety tips

Halloween safety

LANCASTER – Lancaster Sheriff’s Station officials are again reminding everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween this year and have issued the following tips to help ensure a safe trick-or-treat: Walk safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing, and continue to be aware of…

2 big rigs, BMW collide on Pearblossom Hwy

The injury collision occurred around 2:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, on Pearblossom Highway at Sierra Highway, CHP officials said. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

Firefighters had to remove a 57-year-old woman trapped inside her car after the vehicle collided with two big rigs Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Patricia L. Socha of Henderson, NV, was extricated from her 2014 BMW following a multi-vehicle crash, which occurred around 2:12 p.m. on Pearblossom Highway at Sierra Highway, according to a California Highway…

AVAQMD Board seeks Governor Brown’s assistance in Kinkisharyo dispute

The AVAQMD letter claims there are important environmental advantages in keeping Kinkisharyo in Palmdale. (Click image to view the letter)

PALMDALE – The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) board voted unanimously to send a letter of support to Governor Jerry Brown asking him to intervene to help keep Kinkisharyo International, L.L.C. from leaving Palmdale and building its permanent manufacturing facility outside of California. In the letter, signed by Board Chairman Marvin Crist, the…

Tip-A-Cop brings in $2,700 for Special Olympics

On Thursday, Oct. 16, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Special Olympics joined efforts at the Palmdale Red Robin for the annual “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser. The event raised $2,707.60. Pictured are Deputy Jodi Wolfe of the Palmdale Sheriff's Station and Thomas Aguinaga. (Contributed photo)

PALMDALE – Law enforcement officers and personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department worked the tables at Red Robin last week to raise money for the Special Olympics Antelope Valley Chapter. The “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser brought in $2,707.60, according to organizers. “Tip-A-Cop” is an official Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign fundraising event. Law enforcement officers and department…

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk this Saturday

The Antelope Valley’s inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk raised well over $50,000, organizers said. (Photo by WAUNETTE CULLORS)

PALMDALE – Hundreds of walkers will gather in Palmdale this Saturday to celebrate survivors and raise funds and awareness to help finish the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk takes place this Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Palmdale Amphitheater, located at 2723 West Rancho Vista Boulevard.…

Palmdale Auto Mall selected for 2014 Dream Award

SAVE President Dennis Shaffer and board member Mark Davey announces the 2014 Dream Awards winner -- The Palmdale Auto Mall. (Contributed)

PALMDALE – The South Antelope Valley Education Foundation has announced the Palmdale Auto Mall as the 2014 Dream Award Recipient. The award is given annually to a business or individual who has shown exemplary support of education in the community. Palmdale Auto Mall hosted the Celebrate Education event in May, sponsored the Antelope Valley Rubber…

Gas service being restored to Anaverde Community

Anaverde

PALMDALE – A Southern California Gas Company spokesperson said Thursday afternoon that the company was starting to restore service to customers in the Anaverde Community who had been without gas since Wednesday evening. “We have a large crew out there… they’ll try to get to as many homes as they can today, and if they…

Palmdale City Library to host bullying prevention workshop

This workshop will cover physical and emotional harassment, as well as cyber-bullying, and will give advice on how to keep it from happening to you or your child

PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library, in partnership with the Child and Family Guidance Center, will be host a free “Bullying Prevention Workshop.” The event takes place from 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Boulevard. “This program will cover physical and emotional harassment, as well as…

AV ranks first in LA County for hate crimes per population

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The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) on Wednesday released its annual analysis of hate crimes reported throughout Los Angeles County.  At 6.2 hate crimes per 100,000 residents in 2013, the Antelope Valley had the highest rate of hate crimes per population. The Metro Region, which stretches from West Hollywood to Boyle Heights,…

Updated: 79-year-old freeway jumper injured

Gang investigation

PALMDALE – A 79-year-old man sustained multiple fractures to his lower extremities Tuesday morning after jumping from the Avenue N bridge onto the 14 Freeway, authorities said. The incident was reported around 7:37 a.m., according to a California Highway Patrol report. “Preliminary information indicates Richard Labansat (79 years old) out of Palmdale drove his 2000…

Plans for Kinkisharyo plant in Palmdale derailed by labor dispute

Kinkisharyo canceled

PALMDALE – Kinkisharyo International told the city it is forfeiting its decision to construct a 400,000-square-foot rail car manufacturing plant in Palmdale. Announced in June 2014, the proposed $60 million manufacturing and assembly facility, to be located at Avenue M near Sierra Highway, raised expectations toward creating hundreds of construction jobs, along with 150 to…

Road sealing project underway in Palmdale

road work

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale has begun work on a road sealing project that will cover approximately 3,348,300 square feet of pavement – or roughly 5 percent of the residential network – throughout the City. View a map of the affected areas here. The sealing project will deploy a pavement preservation method known as Asphalt…