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PALMDALE — Palmdale High School’s Solar Falcon Race Team finished the first day of racing Monday in the 2019 Solar Car Challenge in Forth Worth, Texas, with a setback for one of the team’s two cars, the Electric Falcon.

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ROSAMOND — The Rosamond Municipal Advisory Council on Thursday will host representatives from EDF Renewables to present a proposed solar power project in the Rosamond area.

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MOJAVE — As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this week, NASA is making preparations to return to the lunar surface.

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PALMDALE — Securing the water supply, whether from natural disasters such as earthquakes or more man-made dangers, is an important job for the Palmdale Water District and one that proved robust during the recent quakes.

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LABCASTER — The Lancaster Plannning Commission today will consider a conditional use permit for a 14,392 square-foot church at the southeast corner of Challenger Way and Lancaster Boulevard.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the Council, filling the seat vacated last month by Councilwoman Tami Johnson.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station has a number of new faces as new deputies have come on board in new positions and to backfill vacancies.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College’s governing Board approved a memorandum of understanding between the AV Community College District and the Antelope Valley College Federation of Classified Employees in regard to the college’s use of electric surveillance systems, including closed-circuit …

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PALMDALE — The City Council on July 9 agreed to annex the area slated to be developed as the next phase of the Ana Verde development into the existing community facilities district, expanding the number of homeowners that will be paying into the district used to fund infrastructure improvements.

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PALMDALE — Jackie Anderson came from Littlerock with her daughter Pepper, 17, who recently graduated from Knight High School and will be voting for the first time next year. Laurielle Stewart, a Palmdale School District teacher, brought her teenaged daughter as well.  

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PALMDALE — Palmdale High School’s Solar Falcon Race Team’s Helios Falcon has passed all eight of the required qualifying stations at the 2019 Solar Car Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, needing only two of the three allotted days.

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NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California partnered with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Antelope Valley chapter, to host an Apollo 50th anniversary event called “Small Steps to Giant Leaps” on June 26 at Eastside High School.

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With Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake sustaining considerable damage during the July 4 and 5 earthquakes, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy added an amendment to fund repairs there to the $733 billion defense budget, which was passed by the House on Friday.

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LITTLEROCK — Last year the California Highway Patrol investigated 41 fatal traffic collisions with 46 victims in the Antelope Valley’s unincorporated areas.

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PALMDALE — The City Council on July 9 unanimously adopted an ordinance to streamline installation of small residential solar power systems, bringing the city’s municipal code into alignment with state law while maintaining provisions suited to Palmdale’s conditions, such as snow and wind.

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LITTLEROCK — Antelope Valley Union High School District Board Vice President Victoria Ruffin addressed the recall effort against her and two of her Board colleagues at the Littlerock Town Council meeting Thursday night at Littlerock High School.

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PALMDALE — Four-year-old Noah Cuatro loved Spiderman, ponies, and the animated children series PJ Masks. He was also excited about going to school.

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PALMDALE — While empathizing with nearby residents’ concerns regarding traffic and other impacts, the Planning Commission on Thursday approved a proposed mixed-use commercial and residential development near the Antelope Valley Mall.

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To help the thousands of animals housed at Los Angeles County’s seven shelters find a loving home, the filmmaker behind PBS show “Shelter Me” sent a feeler out to fellow creatives and photographers, in particular.

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ROSAMOND — The Rosamond Community Services District may proceed with its plans to revamp its wastewater treatment plant after gaining approval from the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board on Wednesday.

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ACTON — Southern California Edison is contemplating a possible shutoff of electricity to areas of Acton, Agua Dulce, far southern unincorporated Palmdale and Angeles National Forest as early as Sunday because of weather predictions of very high temperatures followed by gusty mountain winds.

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LANCASTER — Stephen Updyke and Desirae Tainatongo of Tarzana Treatment Centers sought the Lancaster Criminal Justice Commission’s support for a voluntary Merchant Committed program designed to help merchants prevent sales and access of alcohol to minors and help diminish its appeal among the…

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LANCASTER — The City sent two building inspectors to Ridgecrest this week to assist with inspections following the 6.4 magnitude and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes on July 4 and 5, respectively, that occurred within a few short miles of the town.

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PALMDALE — Two members of the Planning Commission were reappointed to serve another term by the City Council on Tuesday and a retired educator and administrator was appointed to represent the city on The Palmdale Aerospace Academy Board of Directors.

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PALMDALE — At least four Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies suffered minor injuries when a suspect being taken into custody tried to escape and fought with them, authorities said today.

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PALMDALE — The city’s oldest park, Courson Park, at 10th Street East and Avenue Q-12, has been refreshed and revitalized as a gathering place for the downtown neighborhood, thanks in part to the efforts of volunteers who took part in beautification events.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A lawsuit filed against Los Angeles Unified on behalf of four young boys alleges they were victims of sexual abuse by an employee of an after-school program at Amestoy Elementary School in Gardena in 2018 and this year.

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LITTLEROCK — The recall effort against Antelope Valley Union High School District Board President Robert “Bob” Davis, Vice President Victoria Ruffin and Clerk Amanda Parrell will be the focus of tonight’s Littlerock Town

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LANCASTER — School is out for the summer, but for an estimated 1,000 students learning continues through Lancaster School District’s Summer of Exploration.

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LANCASTER — An Eastside School District principal will be tried on murder charges for the drunk-driving death of a woman in a head-on crash in Palmdale last year.

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MOJAVE — Virgin Orbit successfully completed a drop test of its LauncherOne rocket Wednesday morning, releasing a dummy version of the rocket launcher from the 747 carrier aircraft over Edwards Air Force Base in one of the final tests before making its first launch.

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LANCASTER — “This is going to change the world. It will change your world before the year is out,” Mayor R. Rex Parris said at Wednesday’s State of the City address at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

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The Antelope Valley has all kinds of spectacular stuff going on around the Fourth of July. One of the nicest among them is one of the most unassuming, and of all places, it happens in a cemetery.

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MOJAVE — Virgin Galactic announced on Tuesday a merger with a public investment vehicle that will infuse the spaceflight company with millions of dollars in capital and allow it to become a publicly traded company as it advances toward the start of commercial operations.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College’s governing Board agreed to grant and dedicate an easement for 30th Street West and Avenue J-8 to the City of Lancaster at Monday’s meeting.

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LOS ANGELES — The powerful Mojave Desert earthquakes that rocked California ended a years-long lull in major seismic activity and raised new interest in an early warning system being developed for the West Coast.

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PALMDALE — With improvements created in part by community volunteers, a renewed Courson Park will reopen on Thursday with a free public celebration.

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PALMDALE (CNS) — Sheriff Alex Villanueva Tuesday announced an investigation into the death of a four-year-old Palmdale boy who was reported to have been injured in a near drowning, but who had trauma injuries that raised suspicion about how he died.

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LANCASTER — Officials are seeking the public’s help to find two unrelated men who went missing in the Antelope Valley, while family members are also seeking help in finding a missing Palmdale woman.