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LANCASTER — Former editor and columnist, and the man considered the heart of the Antelope Valley Press, Vern Lawson, died at his Lancaster home, Tuesday. He was 95.

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THREE RIVERS, Calif. — In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world’s two largest sequoia trees.

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Drought fueled by climate change has dropped Lake Tahoe below its natural rim and halted flows into the Truckee River, an historically cyclical event that’s occurring sooner and more often than it used to — raising fears about what might be in store for the famed alpine lake.

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set with a gun a crew member had assured the actor was safe, a tragic mistake that came hours after some workers walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues.

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LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant’s widow said she pleaded with the Los Angeles County sheriff to make sure no one takes photographs from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, and he reassured that the area had been secured, court documents say.

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Bernard Haitink, a Dutch conductor of refinement and grace who led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years and held leadership positions in London, Chicago and Boston, died at his home in London, on Thursday, his management agency announced. He was 92.

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PALMDALE — The city will mark the December holiday season, this year, with a festive drive-through light display at the Palmdale Auto Mall.

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PALMDALE — Many Antelope Valley schools participated in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill, Thursday, after taking last year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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QUARTZ HILL — Two outstanding graduates and one beloved teacher made up the seventh class to be inducted into Quartz Hill High School’s Hall of Fame on  Oct. 15.

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RICHMOND, Va — Former President Barack Obama offered a sharp rebuke of the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin, as he encouraged voters, on Saturday, to support Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the closely watched race.

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. — No. 218 joined a bike ride supporting Ahmaud Arbery’s family after the young Black man was chased down and shot dead. No. 236 was a longtime co-worker of one of the white men charged in the killing.

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PALMDALE — The City Council finalized changes to the city’s Municipal Code, reducing the requirement for removing a city manager to a simple majority from a four-fifths vote, but keeping the supermajority requirement until the end of City Manager J.J. Murphy’s contract in 2024.

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LANCASTER — Registered nurse Bridget Amis, the manager of Antelope Valley Hospital’s Forensic Services Unit, explained the five myths of strangulation as part of a presentation to raise awareness of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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DUNSMUIR, Calif. — A wreckage found on a ridge in far Northern California on Friday is that of a small plane that requested an emergency landing but never arrived at its expected destination, authorities said.

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SACRAMENTO — Environmental groups were cautiously optimistic about California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to ban new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet of schools and homes, but the oil industry and labor allies warned the plan would raise California energy prices and potentially bring pol…

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BAKERSFIELD — A judge in California ruled, Friday, that state prison guards who work in and around facilities’ health care settings must be vaccinated against the Coronavirus.

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released, Thursday, saying he will kill them if he doesn’t get what he’s demanding.

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is allowing the Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in place, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case in early November.

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LOS ANGELES — Levels of wretched-smelling hydrogen sulfide gas that have plagued south Los Angeles County communities for weeks are declining as authorities use various mitigation methods in a flood control channel emitting the gross odors, authorities said, Friday, in an online news conference.

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LANCASTER — The 15th annual Tyler Lundin Memorial Blood Drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., today, at a new location, Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park, 43063 10th St.

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BEIJING (AP) — China, on Friday, said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by US President Joe Biden that the US is committed to defending the island if it is attacked. 

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NEW YORK — Millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst has been charged with murder in the death of his first wife, Kathie Durst, nearly four decades after she disappeared and just days after he was sentenced to life in prison in California for killing a confidante who helped him cover up the…

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SAN FRANCISCO — Northern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up, Friday, and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire.

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released, Friday, show.

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Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in five- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released, Friday, as the US considers opening vaccinations to that age group.

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ROSAMOND — Southern Kern Unified School District raised its daily substitute teacher rates in line with similar actions by neighboring elementary districts to remain competitive in a tight market.

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PALMDALE — The final community workshop for the process of redrawing boundaries of the districts for City Council representation will take place at 6 p.m., on Monday, at the Marie Kerr Recreation Center, 2723-A West Rancho Vista Blvd. (Ave. P).

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Water District invited students at Golden Poppy Elementary School to “Imagine a Day Without Water” by distributing reusable stainless steel water bottles to students, along with water-related stickers to decorate them.

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NEW YORK — Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was fatally shot with a prop gun by Alec Baldwin on a movie set, grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle and worked as an investigative reporter in Europe before studying film in Los Angeles.

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Bernard Haitink, a Dutch conductor of refinement and grace who led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years and held leadership positions in London, Chicago and Boston, died at his home in London, on Thursday, his management agency announced. He was 92.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included a yuppie producer on “Newhart” and a closeted dad on “Girls” and who was on Broadway with longtime friend Tom Hanks in “Lucky Guy,” has died. He was 66.

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PALMDALE — The City Council waded into the nationwide controversies over COVID-19 vaccine mandates, on Wednesday, with each Council member siding with the protesters who addressed them asking the Council to oppose any requirements for proof of vaccination within the city for employment or ot…

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LANCASTER — A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Antelope Valley Union High School District Board President Jill McGrady, last week, after the longtime school trustee was sued for alleged defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress by former Board membe…

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LANCASTER — The 2022 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will take place over three days, next January, with the Antelope Valley Count scheduled for the morning of Jan. 27 with a mobile app instead of paper and other changes to ensure the safety of volunteers.

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NEW YORK — Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children’s book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from “The Lion and the Mouse” to “The Sunday Outing,” has died.

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MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home was sentenced, Thursday, to nearly five years in prison — the most the judge could impose but less than half the 12½ years he was sentenced to…