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PALMDALE — With the General Election looming around the corner, Los Angeles County has added two new voting locations and an additional drop box location on Palmdale’s West side.

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PALMDALE — A beautiful soul. Amazing. Classy. Smart. The tributes poured in as friends learned of the passing of Ingrid Chapman. 

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Community College District will see about $13.4 million in deferrals this fiscal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MOJAVE — Drivers traveling on State Route 14 between Rosamond and Mojave may experience intermittent, single-lane closures this week, as construction crews begin preliminary work on the Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project.

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LANCASTER — Students can get free distance learning tutoring at the City’s Desert View, Gadsden and Lowtree community homes.

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County reported 358 new cases of COVID- 19 and 13 additional deaths Sunday, bringing the county’s totals to 288,451 cases with 6,876 fatalities.

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LANCASTER — More than 1,000 families received free groceries and Halloween candy-treat bags during a Grab n’ Go Grocery Giveaway earlier this month at the Antelope Valley Transit Authority.

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PALMDALE — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department circulated a photo Sunday of a 53-year-old bipolar man who went missing in Palmdale and suffers from PTSD, depression and anxiety.

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LANCASTER — Small cohorts of special education returned to Antelope Valley Union High School District campuses last week as per state and county public health guidelines.

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LANCASTER — Attorney John Harris of the Harris & Associates law firm continues to submit invoices to Antelope Valley Union High School District even though no current member of the Board is authorized to confer with him.

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PALMDALE — Former Palmdale High School teacher Tim Klein inspired thousands of students in his 17 years at the school. Now, more than two years after Klein’s tragic death, an effort is underway to establish a memorial scholarship in his name.

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County health officials reported 953 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths Saturday, bringing the county’s totals to 288,136 cases with 6,863 fatalities.

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PALMDALE — A Switzerland based environmental services and engineering firm made a much-needed donation to the City’s South Antelope Valley Emergency Services.

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JUNIPER HILLS —  The Trump administration reversed course Friday a day after it rejected California’s request for a federal disaster declaration amid the worst wildfire season in the state’s recorded history.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — Three public hearings for zone changes for a General Plan Amendment were tabled at a City Council meeting Tuesday after a lawsuit naming three of the councilmembers came forward.

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LANCASTER —  Palmdale High School pupil services technician Anthony Hunt’s teaching career is on hold as Board members Victoria Ruffin and Amanda Parrell blocked Hunt’s effort to fill a special education teacher slot at his school.

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PALMDALE —  The Palmdale School District Foundation’s desk and chair giveaway for today is canceled because the foundation ran out of chairs and desks.

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PALMDALE — Desert Rose Elementary School students will have a new makerspace to be creative, curious and innovative in the arts and science when they can return to campus.

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LANCASTER — A second hit mailer in the Antelope Valley Union High School District race targeted Trustee Area No. 2 incumbent Board Clerk Jill McGrady and promoted one of her two challengers — Sandy Carpenter.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles County’s top health officer added his voice Thursday to those condemning a recently released proposal that essentially calls for a resumption of normal activities for all but those at highest risk of contracting COVID-19, in theory promoting “herd immunity” to…

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LANCASTER — The international Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill went on as scheduled Thursday despite the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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LANCASTER — L.A. Care and Blue Shield of California Promise will host a free drive-thru flu shot and food pantry event in partnership with Antelope Valley Partners for Health from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at AV Partners for Health, 44226 10th St. West.

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QUARTZ HILL — The Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce will hold a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. today via Facebook Live for the new food pantry started by Quartz Hill High School senior Asiah Giuntoni.

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LANCASTER — The City Council rejected an appeal of the Planning Commission’s denial of a conditional use permit for the construction of a gas station, car wash and Circle K mini-mart with a Type 20 license for the off-sale of beer and wine at the northeast corner of Avenue K and 20th Street West.

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PALMDALE — With thousands of students engaged in distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, many students need a desk at home. The Palmdale School District Foundation will help fill this need with a free student desk giveaway on Friday and Saturday.

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LANCASTER — Maybe the third time will be the charm for prospective Antelope Valley Union High School District special education teacher Anthony Hunt.

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Transmission of COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Los Angeles County and as long as cases continue to increase, there will be little change to the health orders that were issued by the Department of Public Health.

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PALMDALE — The west side of Palmdale is getting the short shrift when it comes to official Los Angeles County vote-by-mail drop box locations according to Mayor Steve Hofbauer.

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Transit Authority will resume regular local and commuter service schedules starting Monday, the agency announced Tuesday.