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Lancaster shooting injures 2

Two men were shot around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, on Avenue K-11 near 38th Street West in Lancaster, authorities said. Investigators at the scene spoke with witnesses and took pictures of a maroon-colored vehicle (far right), which was surrounded by shattered glass. However, they would not say if the vehicle was connected to the shooting. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – Two men are in stable condition after being shot in Lancaster Sunday night, authorities said Monday. Around 10:30 p.m. deputies responded to the 3700 block of West Avenue K-11 regarding an assault with a deadly weapon call, said Sgt. Gregory Minster of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. “At the location we found two male…

Have ‘Coffee with a Deputy’ in Lancaster April 9

Coffee with deputy Ruiz

LANCASTER – Do you have concerns about crime or quality-of-life issues in your Lancaster neighborhood? Bring them to the attention of local law enforcement in a comfortable, informal atmosphere Thursday, April 9. The latest installment of “Coffee with a Deputy” will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Lemon Leaf…

Man shot to death in Lancaster

Around 1:19 a.m. Sunday, March 29, Michael McCoy was found shot to death on the sidewalk in front of a home in front of a house on the 44400 block of Fenhold Street in Lancaster. (Photo by JUAN MEZA)

LANCASTER – A man was found shot to death in Lancaster early Sunday morning, authorities said. Coroner’s officials identified the victim as 32-year-old Michael McCoy of Los Angeles. The shooting occurred around 1:19 a.m. Sunday, March 29, in front of a house on the 44400 block of Fenhold Street, according to Deputy Don Walker of…

Girl shot and killed in Lancaster [updated]

Rosie (Contributed photo)

LANCASTER – A girl was shot and killed in Lancaster Friday night, authorities said. The shooting happened around 9:32 p.m. Friday, March 27, at a mobile home park in the 1300 block of East Avenue I, according to Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. Paramedics rushed the female juvenile to an area hospital,…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Attempt to ID Lancaster 3.27.15

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’ photo or by calling 1-800-222-tips (8477). Michael John Pearson Michael Pearson is a white male with brown hair…

‘Tip a CHiP’ event set for April 9

[Photo courtesy CHP – Antelope Valley Facebook page]

PALMDALE – Local California Highway Patrol officers will assume the roles of servers, hosts and food runners next month for a good cause. The Special Olympics Tip-A-CHiP/Tip-A-Cop fundraiser event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Claim Jumper at AV Mall, located at 1247 West Avenue P in Palmdale. All…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 3.25.15

The Antelope Valley Parole Office is seeking your help in locating the following wanted 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. You may also call the anonymous 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. Richard Montoya Richard Montoya is a 44-year-old Hispanic…

QHHS STEM Expo set for April 15, judges needed

The QHHS STEM Expo has already attracted more than 170 individual and group entries, according to organizers. (Contributed images)

LANCASTER – Hundreds of students are gearing up to showcase innovative projects next month at the inaugural Quartz Hill High School STEM Expo. The event, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics, will be held Wednesday, April 15, inside the small gym at Quartz Hill High School, located at 6040 West Avenue L. Judging will…

SOAR students showcase invention at White House Science Fair

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President Obama on Monday welcomed budding scientists and engineers from across the country to showcase their inventions at the 2015 White House Science Fair. Two local students, Jonathan Hernandez and Fanta Sinayoko, were among the gifted young leaders selected to participate in the fifth annual event. Hernandez and Sinayoko represented the SOAR High School InvenTeam…

Countdown to Smooth Jazz Festival

Smooth Jazz Festival lineup1

LANCASTER – A new jazz festival will debut in May at Lancaster City Park. Presented by the Marco and Sandra Johnson Foundation, the Johnson’s Smooth Jazz Festival will be held May 9, 2015 – the Saturday before Mother’s Day – as a tribute and celebration of mothers, according to organizers. “If you are looking for…

NASA’s SOFIA finds missing link between supernovae and planet formation

SOFIA data reveal warm dust (white) surviving inside a supernova remnant. The SNR Sgr A East cloud is traced in X-rays (blue). Radio emission (red) shows expanding shock waves colliding with surrounding interstellar clouds (green).
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NASA/CXO/Herschel/VLA/Lau et al)  SOFIA is based at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center facility in Palmdale.

PALMDALE – Using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), an international scientific team discovered that supernovae are capable of producing a substantial amount of the material from which planets like Earth can form. These findings are published in the March 19 online issue of Science magazine. “Our observations reveal a particular cloud produced by…