Palmdale

Man struck, killed by freight train

Victim Pedro Gonzales [Facebook photo]

LITTLEROCK – A man was struck and killed by a freight train Thursday afternoon in Littlerock, authorities said. The victim was struck by a Union Pacific train about 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the area of Avenue T and 87th Street East, authorities said. “[The conductor] noticed the pedestrian walking on the track and…

Position available on Palmdale Recycled Water Authority

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PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale and the Palmdale Water District are accepting applications for one public member position on the Palmdale Recycled Water Authority for a term to expire in January of 2018.   An application can be obtained here. Applicants must reside within the boundaries of the Palmdale Recycled Water Authority, and should…

Memorial fund created for teen hit by car

Jazmin Hernandez

PALMDALE – Loved ones have created an online memorial fund to help cover funeral and burial costs for Jazmin Veronica Hernandez, the 19-year-old who was hit and killed by a car in Palmdale this week. Hernandez died around 2:48 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, after she sat in the eastbound lane of Palmdale Boulevard, near 5th Street West, and…

Family Volunteer Day in Palmdale this Saturday

Volunteers are needed to help South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) prepare for its annual holiday food and gift distribution, which will help more than 500 local families. [Contributed photo from past volunteer event.]

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale will host its inaugural Family Volunteer Day this Saturday, Nov. 19, with three different opportunities for residents to give back to their community.    Mail for Heroes. The public is invited to join American Red Cross volunteers to thank and recognize members of the military, veterans and their families through…

Business workshop coming to Palmdale

LAEDC economist Dr. Christine Cooper [contributed]

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale will host a free Business Workshop & Industry Cluster Study Workshop this Tuesday, Nov. 15. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Chimbole Cultural Center, Manzanita Ballroom, located at 38350 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. The workshop will be led by the Los Angeles…

Job recruitment for retail positions

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PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center in Palmdale will host a job recruitment event this Tuesday, Nov. 15, for open retail positions.. Recruitment will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the WorkSource Center,  located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Available part-time and full-time positions include: Sales associate.…

AV Wall opens for visitation

Visitors of all ages viewed the wall last year.

PALMDALE – The “AV Wall,” a half-scale size tribute monument of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be displayed this year from Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m., through Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 a.m., at the Palmdale Amphitheater, located at 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard. The display will coincide with the Veterans Day…

Election 2016 Results

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ANTELOPE VALLEY – Local voters took to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the 2016 General Election. With 100% of precincts reporting, here are the semi-official* election results for races of interest to Antelope Valley constituents. PALMDALE MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL Palmdale’s newly adopted district-based election system established four geographical districts. Residents were required to vote…

AV Wall Essay Contest winners announced

The winners were announced at the Nov. 2 Palmdale City Council Meeting. [ Seated in back (L to R): Mayor Pro Tem Steve Hofbauer and Councilmember Fred Thompson. Standing (L to R):  Mike Bertell, contest winner Lillian Collado, Stacia Nemeth, contest winner Persja Moore, Mayor Jim Ledford. Standing, front row: Contest winner Nicholas Howlett. [Contributed photo]

PALMDALE – The winners of the 2016 Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall Essay Contest have been announced. Nicholas Ryan Howlett, a 4th grader at Gregg Anderson Academy, won the Elementary School division. Topic: What is a military veteran? How and why should we properly honor our veterans? Lillian Collado, an 8th grader at Hillview Middle School,…

AV Heart Walk coming to Palmdale Nov. 5

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PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s Marie Kerr Park, located at 39700 30th Street West, will host the American Heart Association’s Antelope Valley Heart Walk on Saturday, Nov. 5. Registration and expo begin at 7:30 a.m. at the recreation center off of 30th Street West. The opening ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., and…

Palmdale woman one of 13 killed in bus crash

PALM SPRINGS – A 57-year-old Palmdale woman died Sunday morning when a tour bus smashed into the back of a truck on Interstate 10 north of Palm Springs, authorities said. Concepcion Corvera was one of 13 people killed in the crash, which happened around 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, on westbound Interstate 10 west of…

Old mosquito-borne virus reappears in the AV

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LANCASTER – A blood sample taken from a sentinel chicken in Palmdale has tested positive for Saint Louis Encephalitis (SLE), according to the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District . The coop is located near 30th Street West and Avenue N-8 in Palmdale. This is the first time in nearly 30 years that SLE…