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Palmdale Sheriff’s Station applying for grant, seeking public input

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PALMDALE – The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station is currently applying for a grant through California State Parks for the Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement Team. The process allows for a 30-day public review and comment period. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review the preliminary application submitted to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division…

AV Dust Control Group launches property restoration program

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By Julie Schuder, president of the Antelope Valley Dust Control Group The Antelope Valley Dust Control Group is pleased to announce the launching of its long-term community-oriented restoration program. The program focuses on the use of cost-effective land stabilization options for restoration of individual residential properties to mitigate the effects of recent dust storms and…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

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

Update: Missing mother and daughter found

Patricia Evans and Heaven Gardner. (Photos courtesy LASD)

UPDATED 3/3/15: Nine-year-old Heaven Gardner was safely found with family members in Compton, sheriff’s officials reported Tuesday afternoon. Patricia Evans is now in constant communication with family members. “We would like to thank all the public for their vigilant efforts in helping to locate these two individuals,” stated Lancaster Sheriff Station’s Community Relations deputy Miguel…

Raising teen dating violence awareness

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brendon O'Dowd, 412th Test Wing chaplain, speaks to parents and teens during the Elephant in the Room event held at Desert Jr.-Sr High School on Feb. 18. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jet Fabara)

EDWARDS AFB – Family Advocacy joined teens and parents at Desert Jr.-Sr. High School last month to talk about the elephant in the room – teen dating violence. A panel of subject matter experts gathered in the cafeteria to address issues with social media, sexting, dating violence, break ups gone wrong and unhealthy relationships. “If…

School administrator accused of dogfighting fired

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PALMDALE – An assistant superintendent awaiting trial for child abuse, dog fighting and animal cruelty has been fired, according to a press release by the Palmdale School District. “[Tuesday, Feb. 24,] the Board of Trustees of the Palmdale School District held a special board meeting to consider whether the District should terminate the employment agreement…

Chase suspect pleads not guilty to multiple felonies

Sean Christopher Druschel was arrested around 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, after a standoff that lasted more than a half-hour. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against the man accused of leading officers on a televised high-speed chase Monday from Northridge to Palmdale, where he surrendered after a standoff that lasted more than a half-hour. Sean Christopher Druschel, 33, pleaded not guilty to one felony count each of fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor…

Local fundraisers on tap to increase MS awareness

Nearly 2,000 resident took part in Walk MS: Antelope Valley 2012. Read more on last year's event here.

LANCASTER – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week is March 2-8, and people around the world and here locally are celebrating by creating connections that are stronger than those MS destroys. “MS kills connections and connections kill MS,” explained Christine Grontkowski, Community Development Manager for the National MS Society in the Antelope Valley. “Our hope is…

“Plot holders” needed for community garden

City staff and community volunteers came together to create the city of Palmdale’s first community garden. (Contributed)

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is looking for interested persons or groups to become “plot holders” this spring at the community garden located at the Yucca Neighborhood House, 503 E. Ave. Q-3. “As we are getting ready to re-open our community garden at the Yucca house, we are seeking resident involvement by asking for…

Countdown to A.V. Fair Jazz Festival, lineup announced

[Top] Spyro Gyra, [lower left] David Benoit, [lower right] Morgan James. (Contributed)

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Fair Association on Thursday announced the lineup for the third annual A.V. Fair Jazz Festival, scheduled for June 20. Tickets go on sale March 2 at avfair.com, and entertainment includes Spyro Gyra, David Benoit and Morgan James. “This stellar lineup will appeal to numerous jazz enthusiasts in the A.V. and…

High-speed chase ends in arrest

The female driver was given a field sobriety test, and then she was handcuffed and taken into custody.  (LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – A high-speed pursuit through the Antelope Valley ended with a female driver in custody early Wednesday morning, authorities said. The 25-minute pursuit reached speeds of 85 miles-per-hour on the northbound lanes of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway and Pearblossom (SR 138) Highway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos. The chase continued…

Scorpion robotics teams recognized with flags

Maj. David Pangilinan spent time with the varsity team, Scorpion Robotics, while they practiced their interview techniques for an upcoming competition. (Rebecca Amber)

EDWARDS AFB – The Scorpion Robotics teams at Desert Jr.-Sr. High School were recognized recently with several flag presentations. During their regular practice Feb. 12, they were joined by Maj. David Pangilinan, 452nd Flight Test Squadron, who recently returned from a deployment. Pangilinan presented an American flag that was flown on one of the last…