Palmdale

Sand Fire at 38,000+ acres, 40% contained

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SANTA CLARITA – With the majority of evacuated residents back home Wednesday, fire crews were working to add to their hard-fought progress against the deadly Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita area. Nearly 3,000 firefighters were on the lines working to knock down the blaze, which began Friday afternoon near Sand Canyon Road in Santa…

Submissions sought for Gabriel’s House art contest

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PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s Art Committee, in partnership with local Girl Scouts, is seeking participants for an art contest in which the winning entries will be displayed at Gabriel’s House, one of the city’s Neighborhood Houses. “Would you like to display your original art on the wall at Gabriel’s House?” asked Community Services…

Sand Fire at 35,155 acres, most evacuation orders lifted

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SANTA CLARITA  – The fast-moving Sand Fire continued raging Monday through drought-ravaged terrain in the Santa Clarita area, leaving more than 35,000 acres scorched, destroying at least 18 homes and possibly claiming a life, but evacuation orders for thousands of residents were lifted. About 10,000 homes — occupied by an estimated 20,000 residents — have…

Brush fire breaks out near 14 Fwy in Santa Clarita

Two Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations helicopters made drops overnight to protect homes. [Photo credit: @LACoFDPIO CoreyFredrickson)

SANTA CLARITA – A fast-moving, wind-whipped brush fire that broke out Friday afternoon along the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Santa Clarita has so far charred at least 5,500 acres, a county fire inspector said Saturday morning. The fire is at zero percent containment, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Joey Marron.…

South Valley WorkSource Center to host employee recruitment

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PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center will host a special employment recruitment from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Multiple positions are available in Santa Clarita for: Heavy assemblers – $10 to $12/ hour Light assemblers – $10/ hour Customer service – $10 to 12/ hour Administrative…

Lawsuit settled in crash that killed sleeping teen

Giselle Mendoza was a student at Palmdale High School.

LOS ANGELES – The mother of a 16-year-old Palmdale High School sophomore who died when a SUV slammed into their apartment reached a settlement of the lawsuit she filed against the intoxicated man behind the wheel, as well as the building’s owner. Maria Mendoza sought unspecified damages on allegations of wrongful death and negligence. On…

Palmdale Water District eases restrictions

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PALMDALE – All Palmdale Water District customers can now irrigate outdoors daily, before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m., the agency announced this week. “This is the moment the residents have been waiting for; Palmdale Water District can now ease restrictions on water use,” stated Marco Henriquez, Board Director of the Palmdale Water District. “The…

Man killed in rear-end crash on 14 Freeway

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PALMDALE – A 64-year-old man died Thursday after his car was rear-ended by a cargo van on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Palmdale, authorities said. William Speer of Santa Clarita was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after the traffic collision, which occurred around 9:37 a.m. Thursday, July 14, on the northbound 14 Freeway,…

Woman dies after being struck by car in Palmdale

The collision occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, on Palmdale Boulevard, east of 5th Street West, sheriff's officials said. [Photo by LUIS MEZA]

PALMDALE – A woman died Wednesday night after she was hit by a car while crossing the street in Palmdale, authorities said. The female pedestrian was pronounced dead at the hospital less than an hour after the collision, which occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, on Palmdale Boulevard, east of 5th Street West, according to a…

Small plane crashes near airport in Llano

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LLANO – A Cessna with four people aboard crashed shortly after take-off Sunday afternoon in Llano, authorities said. The plane came down around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, near the Brian Ranch Airport, located at 34810 Largo Vista Road, according to a news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. “Interviews with the pilot and passengers…

Toddler drowns at 4th of July party in Palmdale

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PALMDALE – A 4th of July party in Palmdale ended in tragedy Monday night when a toddler fell into a backyard pool and drowned, authorities said. The child was identified as 3-year-old Joshua Boyd of Palmdale, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. The incident was reported around 9:45 p.m. Monday, July 4, in the 37700…