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Kaiser AV awards thousands in grants to local nonprofits

Local nonprofit leaders joined local Kaiser Permanente leadership recently for a check presentation. The $590,000 check represents grants awarded from Kaiser’s local offices ($139,000+), as well as grants to the Antelope Valley community awarded from Kaiser’s regional offices ($450,000). [Contributed image]

LANCASTER – As part of a continuing effort to improve health locally, Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley recently awarded more than $139,000 to 12 community organizations. “This year, we are proud to award twelve local organizations grants for services and programs that will help improve the health of the Antelope Valley,” stated Linda Lawson, RN, MSN, Chief…

Arraignment postponed for couple in stepsister’s killing

Kimberly Harvill shown in a drawing authorities released in hopes of identifying her after her body was found. Suspects Joshua Robertson and Brittany Humphrey were arrested Thursday, Aug. 25, in Pueblo, Colorado.

LOS ANGELES – Arraignment was postponed Monday for a couple charged with killing the woman’s stepsister — whose body was found near state Route 138 in northern Los Angeles County this summer — and kidnapping her three children. Britney Sue Humphrey, 22, and her boyfriend, Joshua Aaron Robertson, 27, are charged with murder in the…

Victims sought in Sport Club AV theft case

Sport Club AV, located at 1020 Commerce Center Drive in Lancaster, closed its doors in September.[Image courtesy LASD]

LANCASTER – Detectives are continuing their investigation into Sport Club AV, a Lancaster fitness center that shut down after its members were allegedly overcharged. “Detectives are currently investigating a possible `theft by false pretenses’ involving approximately 600 fitness club members,” sheriff’s Deputy Miguel Ruiz said in a press release issued Friday. Ruiz said investigators suspect…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

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Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating two suspects wanted for domestic violence, both believed to be in the Antelope Valley. If you recognize them and know where they might be located, contact detectives using the information next to the suspects’ photos or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS. Nancy Perez Nancy Perez is…

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…

Memorial fund created for teen hit by car

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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…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

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LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in identifying and locating the following suspects. If you recognize them and know where they might be located, contact detectives using the information next to the suspects’ photos or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS. Attempt to ID – suspected thieves If you recognize the couple in this…

Did Alzheimer’s play a role in Baca’s alleged criminal actions? Judge takes motion under submission

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LOS ANGELES – A federal judge Tuesday took under submission a request to admit testimony from a defense psychiatrist that attempts to link former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca’s alleged criminal actions to a years-later diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment. U.S. District Court Judge Percy Anderson did not say when he would rule on…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

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Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for domestic violence and a suspect wanted for burglary, both believed to be in the Antelope Valley. If you recognize them and know where they might be located, contact detectives using the information next to the suspects’ photos or by calling…

Suspected potty peeper charged, more victims sought

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LANCASTER – Authorities are seeking additional victims of a 21-year-old man charged with recording women in bathroom stalls at a Lancaster restaurant. Jesus Calvario, who allegedly hid in a women’s bathroom stall at the Denny’s restaurant at 1028 W. Avenue I and used his cellphone to take video of women using the restroom, pleaded not…

Lancaster motorcyclist killed in 14 Fwy crash

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LANCASTER – A 32-year-old Lancaster man died Monday evening after he lost control of his motorcycle on the Antelope Valley [14] Freeway, authorities said. The fatal collision happened around 6:23 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, on southbound SR-14, south of Avenue F, according to a California Highway Patrol report. Douglas Fielden was riding a 2008 Honda…

Arraignment postponed again for accused cop killer

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LANCASTER – A parolee accused of shooting a Lancaster sheriff’s sergeant responding to a burglary call, then pumping four additional shots into the veteran lawman once he was down, appeared in an Antelope Valley courtroom Monday but did not enter a plea. Arraignment was postponed a second time — to Dec. 15 — for Trenton…