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Marga Richter, a prolific composer whose determination to be heard in a male-dominated field once led her to rent Merkin Concert Hall to stage a program of her own works, died June 25 at her home in Barnegat, New Jersey. She was 93.

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ACTON — The Acton Town Council sent a letter to the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning to express concerns about a proposed automobile sales lot in the rural community.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Temperatures soared into the triple digits again Sunday, as the Southland sweltered under a weekend heat wave that prompted a heat advisory from forecasters and warnings from health officials.

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PALMDALE — The City Council on Tuesday will consider temporarily suspending its ban on flavored e-cigarettes, one that has never been in full effect.

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ACTON — More than five years after the community rejected a similar project, most Acton residents say they do not want a Dollar General store in their rural community.

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For months, families have pined to see their loved ones who live in California’s skilled nursing facilities, which have been shut down to outside visitors to keep the Coronavirus from spreading.

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PALMDALE — The Planning Commission gave the go-ahead for a 31-unit apartment development near the civic center that will include a couple units set aside for very low income tenants.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive Coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise. 

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The Fourth of July holiday was the second busiest day of all time for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which serves unincorporated LA County including the Antelope Valley.

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — As the Coronavirus ripped through the Navajo Nation, it spotlighted longstanding inequities on the reservation where thousands of tribal members travel long distances for medical care, internet service is spotty at best and many homes lack electricity and even running water.

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Jack Charlton, an uncompromising central defender who won the 1966 World Cup with England alongside his brother, Bobby, before coaching Ireland to its first major tournaments, has died. He was 85. 

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s external affairs minister said Saturday that Indian and Chinese troops are disengaging from a monthslong standoff along the countries’ undemarcated border following a clash last month that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead.

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BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbian police detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a Coronavirus lockdown. 

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PALMDALE — A 24-year-old man was arrested Friday night at his residence after he allegedly shot at a vehicle following an argument with several people.

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SAN GABRIEL — A fire early Saturday destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of a Catholic church in California that was undergoing renovation to mark its upcoming 250th anniversary celebration.

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ACTON (CNS) — Firefighters stopped the forward progress of a two-acre brush fire Saturday that burned into the Angeles National Forest in Acton.

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PALMDALE — Flying above area neighborhoods, much like the critters they seek to eradicate, officials from the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District look for what a mosquito might think of as a cozy home: an unmaintained pool.

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PALMDALE — After more than three months without a haircut, it was welcome news for many people when Los Angeles County and California moved into phase three of the four-phase reopening plan for the economy in June.

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LOS ANGELES — The Southland was sweltering under an early-summer heat wave this weekend, with temperatures reaching triple-digits in some valley communities and posing a health threat.

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Residents are being warned of a scam involving persons impersonating contact tracers, county and local officials tasked with notifying those who have been in contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

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An independent investigation conducted at the behest of the family of a Black man found hanging in a tree near Palmdale City Hall a month ago came to much the same conclusion as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide investigation: there was no foul play involved.

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NEW YORK — The US Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed Coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexu…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner on Friday released the autopsy report on an allegedly armed young man shot by a sheriff’s deputy that the Sheriff’s Department had requested remain confidential under a security hold.

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SACRAMENTO — California officials will soon release another 2,100 inmates from state prisons in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in all now plans to release a total of more than 10,000 inmates, or nearly 10 percent of prisoners, as Gov. Gavin Newsom responds to intensifying pressure …