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Palmdale to consider aligning Planning Commission districts with City Council districts

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PALMDALE – A proposal to align the city of Palmdale’s Planning Commission districts with its City Council districts will be on the July Palmdale City Council Meeting agenda for consideration.    “Mayor Jim Ledford has asked our office to draft an ordinance for the City Council’s consideration which would align Palmdale’s Planning Commission districts with…

DUI checkpoint in Palmdale this Friday

DUI Checkpoint

PALMDALE – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Palmdale this Friday, June 24, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., authorities announced. Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment. They also will check for proper…

County may settle Gabriel Fernandez lawsuit

Gabriel Fernandez

LOS ANGELES – Attorneys are scheduled to appear Monday and seem poised to settle a lawsuit brought against Los Angeles County by the family of  Gabriel Fernandez, the 8-year-old Palmdale boy beaten to death, allegedly by his mother and her-then boyfriend. Two county claims boards voted earlier this month to recommend that the Board of…

Smoke advisory issued for AV

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LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District issued a Smoke Advisory Friday for Antelope Valley. This advisory will remain in effect until further notice. “Windblown smoke from several wildfires burning outside the Antelope Valley are causing smoke impacts in the Antelope Valley area. Shifting winds throughout the day may cause varying smoke impacts…

NASA hybrid electric research plane gets X number, new name

Featuring 14 electric motors, the X-57 will demonstrate one way electric propulsion can be integrated with aircraft structures to achieve more efficient, quieter, and more environmentally friendly aviation compared to conventional aircraft.  (concept graphic image courtesy NASA)

EDWARDS – With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden highlighted the agency’s first X-plane designation in a decade during his keynote speech Friday at the…

Palmdale’s Evelyn Valencia selected for national KPMG scholarship, Future Leaders Program

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Evelyn Valencia from Knight High School was selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide to participate in the inaugural KPMG Future Leaders Program – Class of 2016. Funded by proceeds from the Women’s PGA Championship, the KPMG Future Leaders Program affords top female high school seniors across the country the opportunity to enhance their personal growth…

Palmdale’s Channel 27 wins awards

SAVES Coordinator Patricia Morales, center, is surrounded by University of Antelope Valley students who participated in the SAVES/UAV Foodie Challenge video. [contributed]

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale recently won two awards for its SAVES/UAV Foodie Challenge Video and Used Oil Recycling PSA.   The awards came from the Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, a nonprofit professional organization serving local governments and regional authorities in the development, regulation,…

AVC Board to place local bond measure on November ballot

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LANCASTER – Citing the outdated classroom and student services areas, the Antelope Valley Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously June 13 to put a $350 million bond measure on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. “With a bond, there is an opportunity to get a large share – we are talking about millions…

Palmdale man killed in Agua Dulce traffic crash

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AGUA DULCE – A 22-year-old motorist was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday evening in Agua Dulce, authorities said. The crash occurred around 6:25 p.m. Monday, June 13, on Ward Road west of Sierra Highway, according to a California Highway Patrol report. It involved a 1997 Toyota driven by a 22-year-old Palmdale man and a…

Juneteenth celebration Thursday at Legacy Commons

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PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s Legacy Commons for Active Seniors will host its third annual Juneteeth Celebration entitled “A New Season in Life” this Thursday. The celebration will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 16 at Legacy Commons, located at 930 East Avenue Q-9 in Palmdale. This event is free and open…

Salt-N-Pepa out, Commodores in for Palmdale Summer Concert Series

PALMDALE – Hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa with DJ Spinderella have cancelled their July 9 performance at Palmdale’s Summer Concert Series, city officials announced this week. Ticket holders for Salt-N-Pepa will automatically receive refunds for their purchases by June 14, city officials said. Motown legends The Commodores have been added to the lineup and will take the…

China deal off for high-speed rail to Vegas

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LOS ANGELES – Nine months after announcing that China would help build a high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, with stations in Palmdale and Victorville, the private U.S. company behind the plan says the deal is off and that it will seek a partner elsewhere. Las Vegas-based XpressWest said in a statement…

AV residents sound off on high-speed rail

The Palmdale to Burbank project section proposes to connect the Antelope Valley to the San Fernando Valley by traveling from the Palmdale Transportation Center to the Burbank Airport Station.

LOS ANGELES  – Antelope Valley residents told the Board of Supervisors Wednesday that the Palmdale-to-Burbank high-speed rail segment proposed to run through the Big Tujunga Wash in the Angeles National Forest would divide the community of Lake View Terrace, threaten wildlife and crush property values. Supervisor Michael Antonovich recommended that the board send a letter…

Palmdale Playhouse announces 2016 summer lineup

Palmdale Playhouse 2016 summer lineup

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse, located at 38334 10th St. East in Palmdale, has announced its 2016 summer lineup, featuring  by a full plate of music, dance, comedy and holiday fun. Musical performances by West Coast Classical West Coast Classical kicks things off with three musical performances. On Thursday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., they…