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MOJAVE — With the continuing restrictions related to the COVID-19 emergency, the Mojave Unified School District will not hold in-person graduation ceremonies this spring, but officials are holding out hope they will be able to in the future.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Transit Authority directors unanimously approved Public Safety Agreements with the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale to help enforce safety rules during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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PALMDALE — Palmdale High School seniors in the Class of 2020 won’t get a traditional graduation ceremony this month because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PALMDALE (CNS) — A 19-year-old shot to death in Palmdale was identified Tuesday as a Lancaster resident.

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PALMDALE — About 150 people attended a Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the City of Palmdale at Ponciltán Square Monday morning.

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Supervisor Kathryn Barger introduced a motion, co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, that will ask the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, County Counsel and Public Health Officer, to pursue a variance with the State of California once the county has achieved readiness under the Stat…

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LANCASTER (CNS) — Los Angeles county firefighters knocked down a grass fire Sunday that charred about half an acre of grass.

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MOJAVE — Virgin Orbit’s first rocket launch test demonstration of its LauncherOne system failed Monday, ending abruptly after the rocket was released from its carrier aircraft and the first stage had ignited.

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EDWARDS AFB — What makes an airplane stealthy? How fast is Mach 3? How do spy planes work?

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger at Tuesday’s meeting to call for an analysis of the pros and cons of postponing the next minimum wage increase by businesses in the unincorporated areas of the county by up to one-and-a-…

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council will discuss on Tuesday whether it will retain the Code Enforcement Officer positions, but leave them vacant, or eliminate the positions completely.

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LANCASTER — The Lancaster City Council will consider a proposed program to provide eligible small businesses the supplies they need to safely reopen under guidelines issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the state of California.

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MOJAVE — A sensor issue caused Virgin Orbit to cancel a planned test flight Sunday, what was expected to be the maiden orbital launch of its Launcher­One rocket. The flight was rescheduled for today.

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LANCASTER – The Lancaster Planning Commission granted a conditional use permit for a new gas canopy and mini-mart in a former furniture store in the Challenger Plaza at Avenue K and Challenger Way.

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PALMDALE — The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting safer at home orders that closed down hundreds of local businesses will be felt in the city budget in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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LANCASTER — The California departments of Education and Social Services sent eligible families whose children are directly certified to receive free and reduced-price school lunches a Pandemic-EBT benefit card worth up to $365 for each eligible child.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale City Library may not yet be open to the public for walk-in traffic, but that’s not stopping the annual summer reading program.

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ROSAMOND — Southern Kern Unified School District is on track to achieve fiscal stability ahead of schedule after two years in the red.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Union High School District Board of Education members would need to be present for the complete meeting in order to receive compensation for any Board meeting, according to a proposed revision to Board Bylaw 9250.

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PALMDALE — Palmdale’s City Hall offices will begin reopening to the public for access to services on Tuesday.

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LOS ANGELES — Temperatures will climb into the 90s next week in some valley areas of L.A. County and a few Orange County cities, creating heat wave conditions, National Weather Service forecasters said.

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LANCASTER — Traffic investigators at the Lancaster Sheriff Station are seeking information regarding a fatal collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on May 12.

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The Antelope Valley has limited options to honor those who have given their lives in service to their county and those who have served and continue to serve in the military this Memorial Day because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Union High School District Board members Victoria Ruffin and Amanda Parrell voted against a $125,000 grant for the second time in two months.

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Recognizing the diversity of cities and communities across Los Angeles County and their varying circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider allowing cities or regions within the county to seek approval from the state to move more quickly t…

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ROSAMOND — Rosamond High School’s Class of 2020 will get a drive-thru vehicle procession-style graduation next month using the high school track and football field.

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SANTA CRUZ — The abduction and killing of a Northern California website developer last year was a robbery carried out by four young men, two from Lancaster, including two who worked at a cannabis business the victim also ran, Santa Cruz County authorities said Thursday.

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PALMDALE (CNS) — About two acres of brush were scorched Thursday in the Agua Dulce area of the county southwest of Palmdale, but no structures were damaged and no one was hurt.

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LOS ANGELES — With more than 5,500 inmates in quarantine or isolation in Los Angeles County jails, Assistant Sheriff Bruce Chase assured members of a watchdog panel Thursday that universal testing is underway, custody deputies are required to wear masks and inmates have been provided with ma…

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MOJAVE — Kern County Sheriff’s Office officials on Wednesday released the name of the man whose remains were found on an East Kern property just over a year ago.

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As the hardest-hit in the state by the COVID-19 crisis, Los Angeles County may not yet meet the criteria to fully move through Stage 2 of the state’s recovery roadmap, the weeks of following the Safer at Home orders have had a measurable effect on the virus’ spread, Public Health Director Ba…

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LANCASTER — In a typical year, Antelope Valley College’s 2020-21 Scholar in Residence Glenn Haller would have been named at the annual Faculty Recognition event. It’s a big event, with food and beverage that draws a large crowd.

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LANCASTER — The Lancaster Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for the El Malecon restaurant for the sale and consumption of beer and wine during business hours with operating hours later than what the applicant requested.

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LOS ANGELES — Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit is targeting the coming weekend for its first attempt to launch a demonstration payload into space aboard a rocket released from beneath the wing of a Boeing 747.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man faces weapons-related misdemeanor charges in the death of a five-year-old Los Angeles boy after the child shot himself last year with an unsecured gun, authorities said Thursday.

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LANCASTER — A Lancaster man accused of shooting and wounding a woman during an attempted carjacking in her Stevenson Ranch driveway pleaded not guilty today to attempted murder and other counts stemming from an alleged robbery spree, in which two others are also charged.