Palmdale

Fundraiser for couple killed in 14 Fwy crash

The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, north of Santiago Road, according to a California Highway Patrol report. (LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – An online fundraiser has been set up to cover funeral expenses for the Palmdale couple killed in a single-car crash last week on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway. Ivan Ramirez, 31, was driving a Ford Focus in the northbound carpool lane when the car veered off the roadway and crashed into a guard…

VIDEO: 2 dead, infant injured in 14 Fwy single-car crash

The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the 14 Freeway near Soledad Canyon. (LUIS MEZA)

ACTON – Two Palmdale residents were killed and an infant sustained major injuries Tuesday night when the vehicle they were riding in veered off the 14 Freeway and  crashed into a guard rail and a large metal pole, authorities said. The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the northbound Antelope Valley…

Job recruitment for Palmdale retail store

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PALMDALE –The South Valley Work Source Center (SVWSC) will host a job recruitment next week for a local retail store in the Palmdale area. The job recruitment event starts at 10 a.m., Monday, July 28, at the Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. The SVWSC team will be recruiting for Sales Associates and…

‘MC Ride for the Fallen’ set for this Saturday

The cost to participate is $30 per rider and $35 per couple, with proceeds benefiting families of fallen officers. (KARINA CORNEJO)

PALMDALE – After a highly-successful debut last year, the Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC Ride is back to raise more funds for the families of fallen officers. The second annual “Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC Ride for the Fallen” takes place this Saturday, July 26. Registration will be held from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at…

Local artists needed for ‘ENCORE’

Calling all artists

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse is calling all artists to participate in a special juried art exhibition titled “ENCORE,” which will be held in conjunction with the theatre’s 20th year celebration beginning this September. Artists may download an application at www.cityofpalmdale.org or pick one up between 7:30 am and 6 pm at the Palmdale recreation…

Countdown to 49er Day parade and music festival!

49er Day Festival preview

LAKE HUGHES – Lake Hughes residents are gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year. The 65th annual 49er Day Parade and Music Festival will take place Saturday, July 26. This year’s theme is Phoenix Rising, which represents the Lake Hughes community’s rise from the ashes after the devastating Powerhouse Fire last…

25th anniversary of B-2 stealth bomber’s first flight!

The B-2 Spirit of Arizona made a dramatic landing Thursday, July 17, at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 prior to Northrop Grumman's B-2 25th anniversary ceremony.

PALMDALE – For several goose bump-filled minutes today at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, it was July 17, 1989, all over again. Just as they had on that historic day 25 years ago, several thousand Northrop Grumman Corporation employees, civic leaders and Air Force personnel stood along the company’s southern fence line in Palmdale to…

CHP seeking witnesses in July 4 triple fatal crash

The Toyota Corolla reported flipped over and then caught fire after it was rear-ended by a Tesla driven by 58-year-old Ric Garrison of Newhall. (Photo by TONY CHEVAL)

PALMDALE – California Highway Patrol investigators are seeking individuals who witnessed the fiery triple-fatal collision that occurred around 10:35 p.m. Friday, July 4, in the southbound lanes of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, just south of Avenue S. “We’re looking to speak to witnesses who might have seen anything either before the collision or at…

AV residents invited to high-speed rail presentation

Proposed High Speed Rail rendering

PALMDALE – The Democratic Club of the High Desert (DCHD) invites Antelope Valley residents to a presentation next week by the California High-Speed Rail Authority. This presentation will detail the current status of the high-speed rail project and how it will affect the Antelope Valley with the prospect of a stop in Palmdale.   A short…

Free foster parent certification classes in Palmdale

Adoption certification

PALMDALE – Optimist Foster Family and Adoption Agency will be hosting the first of a series of local Certification Classes for potential foster and adoptive parents. The first class will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 19 at the agency’s Palmdale office, located at 520 W. Palmdale Blvd., Suite I. Los Angeles…

Palmdale checkpoint Friday, CHP DUI checkpoint Saturday

Drivers who are determined to be under the influence will be arrested and their vehicles towed away, CHP officials said. (File image)

PALMDALE – The Sheriff Department’s Palmdale Station will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Palmdale on Friday, July 18, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Deputies will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Deputies will also check drivers for proper licensing and…

First signs of West Nile virus in the AV for 2014

WNV AV Birds

PALMDALE  – A dead bird found in Palmdale has tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District.  The dead raven was reported to the State’s Dead Bird Hotline on July 1 by an observant resident near Avenue S and 10th Street East. “After the hotline staff determines…