Palmdale

Woman killed in rollover crash

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SUN VILLAGE – A woman was killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Sun Village, authorities said. The crash was reported about 4:40 p.m. on Palmdale Boulevard near 80th Street East, according to Lt. Ronald Shaffer of the sheriff’s Palmdale Station. The woman was a passenger in the vehicle, which Shaffer described as…

Marinello shuts down amid fraud accusations

The Marinello location in Palmdale.

LOS ANGELES – The Marinello Schools of Beauty is closing its campuses, including the Palmdale location, as a result of the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to cut off access to student financial aid, the company announced. “The Department of Education’s unprecedented and unfounded actions left us with no other option except to close our…

Is Zika virus threatening the Antelope Valley?

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. [Image via CDC]

LANCASTER – Zika virus is making headlines throughout the country, but is it a concern in the Antelope Valley? The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District reports that there is currently no evidence of mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus anywhere in California, and the mosquito species that transmits the virus has not been detected…

Crime down in Palmdale

Palmdale crime rate graphic

PALMDALE – The overall Part 1 crime rate in the city of Palmdale saw a 5.84 percent decrease in 2015 from the previous year, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. At 246 crimes per 10,000 residents, Palmdale’s Part 1 crime rate stands at the lowest level in more than two decades, city officials…

3 injured in 14 Freeway crash involving Caltrans vehicle

Injury Crash

AGUA DULCE – A passenger was seriously injured and two drivers sustained minor injuries on Monday when a vehicle plowed into a Caltrans truck along the side of the 14 Freeway, authorities said. The injury collision occurred around 4:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, on the southbound Antelope Valley Freeway, just south of Escondido Canyon Road,…

Angeles Forest, Lake Hughes roads to be closed this Sunday

road closed

LOS ANGELES – Concerns about potentially heavy rainfall this weekend will prompt the closure of some roads in the Angeles National Forest area, according to an announcement by the county Department of Public Works. Beginning about 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, the following roads will be closed: Lake Hughes Road, between Warm Springs (10 miles…

L.A. County health officials warn travelers of Zika virus

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. [Image via CDC]

LOS ANGELES – County health officials on Tuesday urged travelers to Latin America, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, especially pregnant women, to take precautions to protect themselves from contracting a mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects. The Zika virus outbreak is ongoing in nearly two dozen countries, including the Mexico, according to the Centers…

Tunnel work on AV Line extended through Jan. 31

Metrolink

LOS ANGELES – Maintenance on Metrolink’s Antelope Valley Line will continue through Jan. 31, company officials announced this week. The project, which began on Sunday, Dec. 13, has affected service for the past seven consecutive weekends. During the project, there has been train service between Lancaster and Newhall, and Sylmar/San Fernando and Los Angeles, while…

Passenger dies after single-car crash in AV

fatal crash

LAKE LOS ANGELES — A back-seat passenger died and three others were injured after the car they were riding in crashed into a power pole in the Antelope Valley Monday afternoon, authorities said. The fatal collision happened around 2:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, on Palmdale Boulevard, west of 225th Street East. Dom Trieu, 61, of…

KC-46 Tanker Program reaches major milestone

The KC-46 Tanker Program reached a major milestone Jan. 24, when it successfully demonstrated its first-ever aerial refueling contact and fuel transfer with an F-16C from Edwards Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)

EDWARDS AFB — The KC-46 Tanker Program reached a major milestone Sunday when it successfully demonstrated its first-ever aerial refueling contact and fuel transfer with an F-16C from Edwards Air Force Base. The flight was the first in a block of testing out of Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, using the boom system. The Pegasus…

Woman dies after being hit by SUV while changing tire

fatal crash

LAKE LOS ANGELES — A 28-year-old woman died at the hospital hours after she was hit by an SUV while changing a flat tire on the side of the road, authorities said. Julia Carmen Nores was pronounced dead at 2:12 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Antelope Valley Hospital, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.…

Disaster preparedness presentation this Tuesday

“Bug out” bags are portable kits that contain the items required to survive for 72 hours when evacuating from a disaster. [Red Cross photo]

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s neighborhood services department will host a free disaster preparedness basics presentation this Tuesday, Jan. 26. It starts at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, located at 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B. The presentation will offer how-to information, materials on how to be properly prepared, and examples of emergency…

Color Vibe 5K coming to Palmdale this Saturday

Color Vibe 2016 preview

PALMDALE –The Palmdale Color Vibe 5K, full of vibrant color, epic beats, and a lot of fun, returns this Saturday, Jan. 23. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Palmdale Amphitheater, located at 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard. Registration is available at www.cityofpalmdale.org/TheAmp. The fee for individual runners in advance is $29.99, or $26.99…

County legal costs up 24% in 2015

County Litigation Cost Report graphic

LOS ANGELES –  Los Angeles County’s litigation expenses for fiscal year 2014-15 were $118.9 million, up 24 percent from the $95.6 million spent in fiscal year 2013-14, according to the County Counsel’s Annual Litigation Cost Report. View it here. The county paid out $59 million in 2014-15 to cover its attorneys’ fees and costs —…