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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…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 5.26.16

The Antelope Valley Parole Office is seeking your help in locating the following at-large parolees. If you recognize these parolees and know where they might be located, contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 272. Willie Gardner Willie Gardner is a 26-year-old male with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6…

Educators attend Antelope Valley Ed Tech Summit

The conference featured Google certified teacher Alice Keeler as a keynote speaker. [contributed]

PALMDALE – The Palmdale School District hosted the valley’s first Ed Tech Summit May 14th at David G. Millen Intermediate School. The summit invited educators across the Los Angeles region to learn how to effectively use 21st century tools inside the classroom. “We were extremely excited to have hosted the first AV Ed Tech Summit…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 5.24.16

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

Teen shot, killed at birthday party in Palmdale

The shooting happened in the 38100 block of 50th Street East in Palmdale. [LUIS MEZA]

PALMDALE – An argument led to a fatal shooting at a party in Palmdale Saturday night, authorities said. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Ricky Donale Mitchell, Jr. of Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. The deadly shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the 38100 block of 50th Street East in…

Local deputies honored for lifesaving actions

David A. Nisenoff of the Palmdale Sheriff's Station [right] was among the honorees. [contributed]

LOS ANGELES – Sheriff Jim McDonnell on Thursday honored 31 members of the Sheriff’s Department for their heroic actions.   Among those presented with Lifesaving medals were two deputies assigned to the Lancaster Station — Elijah J. Goffigan and Erik M. Riddle — and three deputies assigned to the Palmdale Station — Robert C. Hawkins,…

Lancaster man gets 16 years for homemade bomb

As a precaution, three duplexes on the 45300 block of 10th Street West were evacuated. sheriff's officials said. [photo by LUIS MEZA]

LANCASTER – A 52-year-old Lancaster man who was caught with an improvised explosive device that he planned to detonate at the home of his ex-girlfriend and her husband was sentenced Thursday  to 16 years in prison. Vernon Russell Smith pleaded no contest last month to a felony count of attempting to explode a destructive device…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 5.20.16

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

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Most Wanted 5.19.16

LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating and identifying 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. Tommii Nunley Tommii Nunley is a 47-year-old male with black hair and brown…

Palmdale City Library partnering with PATH

Palmdale City Library

PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library has announced a new partnership with PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) to provide helpful resources and information. A PATH representative will be on site at the Library to provide free referrals and support every other Monday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., starting Monday, May 23. “This is an…

Artists sought for 2016 “The Generations” art exhibit

Artists will be notified if their submitted work(s) are accepted/approved for showing no later than Sept. 12.  [contributed]

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse and Legacy Commons for Active Seniors are calling for artists to participate in a special juried art exhibition titled “The Generations.” Artists may submit up to three pieces by photo or DVD/CD art of any subject matter (excluding nudity and adult-themed content) in any format, not larger than 18″x 24″,…

Palmdale offering aquatic program scholarships

Scholarships can be used for swim lessons, swim team, water polo and adaptive aquatics.

PALMDALE – Palmdale’s recreation and culture department in partnership with the LA84 Foundation is offering aquatic program scholarships to qualifying applicants. Individuals must be residents of the city of Palmdale and no older than 17 years of age. Partial scholarships of up to $25 will be awarded based on family size and income level. To qualify,…

Motorcyclist killed in single-vehicle crash

The fatal collision occurred around 3:50 a.m. on Business Center Parkway, north of Avenue K-15, in Lancaster. [LUIS MEZA]

LANCASTER – A 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Lancaster, authorities said. The fatal collision occurred around 3:50 a.m. Sunday, May 15, on Business Center Parkway, north of Avenue K-15, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. The biker was riding southbound on Business Center Parkway…

8 charged in drug smuggling conspiracy at California prison

The drug counselor allegedly smuggled narcotics into the prison, concealed in chip bags, officials said. [Photo: US Attorney’s Office]

SAN DIEGO – A Lancaster man and woman are among eight people who were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they were members of a network that smuggled methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana into the Calipatria State Prison. Ryan Hawes, 25, was arrested in Lancaster early Tuesday morning, while 29-year-old Brittney Turner is still…

Palmdale supports National Water Safety Month

Educating yourself and your child about swimming safety and making sure your pool has proper fencing can reduce the possibility of injuries or drowning deaths.  [contributed]

PALMDALE – The month of May is designated as National Water Safety Month by the World Waterpark Association, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, the American Red Cross and the National Recreation & Park Association. With this in mind, the city of Palmdale is reminding residents to practice water safety as the warmer weather approaches…