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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles says admission will soon be free thanks to a $10 million gift by the president of its board of trustees.

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LITTLEROCK — Antelope Valley Union High School District student trustee Noah Sveiven submitted a “cure and correct” demand letter to his Board colleagues at the May 9 Board meeting to remind them of a substantial violation of the Brown Act they committed at the April 11 meeting.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — A request to extend the agreement for a consultant who has been aiding the finance department in preparing the city’s books for audit and the 2019-2020 budget led to public criticism of California City Finance Director Diego Ibanez from his predecessor during Tuesday’s City…

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Planning Commission approved new requirements for parking and laundry facilities in multi-family residential developments, hoping the less-stringent requirements will help attract new housing development to the city.

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ROSAMOND — The Rosamond Community Services District is looking at a $8 million operating budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, an increase of a little more than $230,000 from the current year, or about 3%.

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Mojave has needed a new courthouse for many years to handle an increasing caseload and to improve safety for sheriff’s deputies moving prisoners between the luxury motor-coach that transports them from the main jail in Bakersfield to the various buildings that comprise the court.

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PEARBLOSSOM — Retired Daisy Gibson Elementary School Principal Vishna Herrity will serve out the remainder of the school year as Superintendent Designee Principal at Antelope Elementary School.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The firefighters of the California City Fire Department will see a 20% pay increase this year and 6% increases in each of the next two years under a new memorandum of understanding unanimously approved by the City Council on Tuesday.

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LANCASTER — After nearly four decades of princesses, pirates, superheroes, cowboys or any number of magical creatures, or historical figures, Daisy’s Costumes will close up shop at the end of next month.

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LANCASTER — With an estimated 100 acres of hemp planted on the city’s east side, SoCal Farms LLC is the first industrial hemp farm to have approval from the Los Angeles County Agriculture Commissioner to cultivate the crop.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council will continue to record its closed session meetings, a practice the city attorney recommended they end, even though the resulting recordings are not public records.

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ROSAMOND — Kern County Sheriff’s officials are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 11-year-old boy with autism in Rosamond.

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PASADENA (CNS) — An armed intruder broke into a school in Pasadena and spent about 15 minutes on campus before leaving when an alarm sounded, it was reported Friday.

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PALMDALE — Drivers on Avenue S on Thursday might have noticed a line of picketers at the Kaiser Permanente facility. These members of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West are not on strike, but they rallied to bring forward their concerns regarding contract negotiations that began this week.

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LITTLEROCK — Antelope Valley Union High School District Board President Robert “Bob” Davis apologized to student trustee Noah Sveiven last week after Davis accused Sveiven of lying at the May 9 Board meeting.

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MOJAVE — As a NASA engineer working in Russia shortly after the end of the Cold War, Glenn Bever found he needed more than his technical skills to navigate the environment of a joint research program where his colleagues spoke no English and had only recently seen each other as adversaries.

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PALMDALE — More than 300 people filled Summerwind Elementary School’s multipurpose room Tuesday night for an emotional special four-hour meeting by Palmdale School District’s governing Board, followed by a town hall meeting, as community members demanded answers after a photograph of four fi…

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CALIFORNIA CITY — City Manager Robert Stockwell tendered his resignation and the City Council unanimously agreed to accept it during a closed session prior to Tuesday’s Council meeting.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Water District will use aerial mapping technology to more precisely determine the amount of landscaping found at each ratepayer’s address, information used in setting water rates.

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LANCASTER — Quartz Hill High School teacher Ruth Simonds is the 2019 Antelope Valley Union High School District Teacher of the Year, and bilingual secretary Lorena Durr is the 2019 Classified Employee of the Year.

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LOS ANGELES — A woman whose teenage son was fatally struck by a ricocheting bullet when deputies fired at a dog that had attacked one of them in Palmdale reached a tentative settlement in her lawsuit against Los Angeles County, court papers obtained Monday show.

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LANCASTER — The city has the ability to provide renewable energy to residents. Lancaster could add natural gas, cable television, telephone and telecommunication services under a proposed municipally-owned  utility the City Council will consider at tonight’s meeting.

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George Will is pedantic (showing off with big words), Maureen Dowd is acerbic and polemical, David Brooks urges us all to act for the betterment of society, Ben Shapiro is sarcastic and Charles Blow seems incapable of writing a column without mentioning Donald Trump.

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Traffic came to a halt at approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday on a stretch of the southbound 14 Freeway, as drivers attempted to maneuver around a truck that rolled over. It’s unknown whether anyone was hurt in the accident. Police and a tow truck were at the scene.

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PALMDALE — An investigation of a suspicious package reported Monday afternoon brought out the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s arson/explosives unit, but instead of explosives, they found marijuana, officials said.

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PALMDALE —  The Palmdale School District governing Board will hold a special meeting and community town hall today at Summerwind Elementary School to get an update on the investigation into a photo of four of the school’s first-grade teachers who were pictured smiling and pointing at a noose.

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PALMDALE — Palmdale School District Superintendent Raul Maldonado’s cabinet will have new faces after the retirement of Deputy Superintendent Stacy Bryant and Assistant Superintendent of Special Education/Student Services John Porter.

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PALMDALE — The City Council unanimously voiced its support for the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, proposed federal legislation that is part of a longstanding effort to provide a roadmap to legalization and eventual U.S. citizenship for undocumented youth.

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LITTLEROCK — Antelope Valley Union High School District administrators hope to take advantage of a low interest rate environment to seize a favorable interest rate for a potential $9.1 million loan to remodel the District’s new headquarters in the Lancaster Business Park and expand the Adult…

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After successfully demonstrating a full duration spaceflight mission in a February test flight, Virgin Galactic announced Friday it is ready to begin the long-planned transition of its flight operations from Mojave to New Mexico.