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Wanted AV Parolees 7.28.15

LANCASTER – 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. You may also call the anonymous 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. David Cruz David Cruz is a…

AVH Foundation celebrates 40 years of fundraising

[Left to right] AVH Foundation Board Chairman Johnny Zamrzla; AVH CFO
Paul Brydon; Foundation board members Jennifer Hill, MD, Scott Evans, Hank Marvin, Sr., Janet Berard, Becky Smith; and AVH Interim CEO Jack Burke. (contributed)

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Hospital Foundation recently presented a check to the hospital for nearly $1 million, the latest donation in a 40 year history of support for the only full-service acute care hospital in the Antelope Valley. This latest monetary gift was raised through the Foundation Golf Tournament, which took place at the…

CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint Friday

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The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in the Antelope Valley this Friday, July 31, officials announced Tuesday. The checkpoint will be staffed by uniformed officers from the CHP who are trained in detecting alcohol and drug impaired drivers. Officers will be equipped with handheld, blood alcohol testing devices, which…

Local robotics students educate teachers at Cal Poly Pomona

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QUARTZ HILL – Two recently graduated students from Joe Walker Middle School joined instructor Matthew Anderson to educate California teachers on 3D printing and vex robotics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Anderson, a Joe Walker Middle School teacher, educates teachers from around the state each year on the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Gateway…

Group speaks out on $2 million settlement of Section 8 discrimination case

Alberta Jackson talks about what the Department of Justice lawsuit settlement means to her as a Section 8 resident of Palmdale. (Photo by Jim E. Winburn)

PALMDALE – The Community Action League (TCAL) on Friday held a press conference outside Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s Palmdale office, responding to this week’s announcement of a $2 million settlement in the Antelope Valley Section 8 discrimination case. The agreement resolves allegations that the Housing Authority of Los Angeles County and the cities of Lancaster…

More information sought in fatal crash

(Photo by LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Unit is seeking more information regarding a fatal single-vehicle collision that occurred around 5:20 p.m. July 8 on Avenue M at 30th Street West. A white 2013 Ford Fusion swerved into oncoming traffic near the 30th Street West intersection before crashing into two concrete poles, detectives said previously.…

Child porn charges filed against man arrested for secretly recording in Lancaster Starbucks bathroom

On July 9, a child discovered a cell phone taped to the pipe lining of a
sink in the women's restroom at the Starbucks in the 800 block of West Avenue
K in Lancaster. Detectives recovered a photo of the suspect from the phone and arrested
Antonio Serrano July 16.

LANCASTER – A 38-year-old transient accused of secretly recording females using the toilet at a Lancaster Starbucks, among other locations, was charged Monday with 19 criminal counts, including possession of child pornography, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Antonio Serrano aka Juan Antonio Lizardi faces seven felony charges – three counts of…

Video: Flame of Hope passes through Palmdale

Flame of Hope run Andrea Kramer

PALMDALE – The Flame of Hope – the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 – was carried through Palmdale and Lancaster Friday afternoon on its journey to the opening ceremonies of the World Games on July 25. Law enforcement officers serving as the “Guardians of the Flame of Hope” and…

NASA Armstrong leads team to test effects of volcanic ash on aircraft engines

Volcanic ash is sprayed into one of the F117 engines of a C-17 during the final phase of the Vehicle Integrated Propulsion Research project July 9 at Edwards. (NASA AFRC photo by Tom Tschida)

EDWARDS AFB – With approximately 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide, more than 80 commercial aircraft have unexpectedly encountered volcanic ash in flight and at airports in the past 15 years, according to the United States Geological Survey. Seven of these encounters caused in-flight loss of jet engine power, which nearly resulted in the crash of…