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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College and SoCal Farms LLC will work together to create a program for commercial industrial hemp production, with the college providing the research component.

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PALMDALE — The City Council will decide tonight whether to proceed with forming a Community Choice Aggregation pro­gram, in the hopes that the program may give it the ability to provide elec­tric­ity to residents at lower rates by negotiating power pur­­chases directly with en­er­gy producer…

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LANCASTER (CNS) — A 41-year-old man who died from wounds he suffered when he was stabbed earlier in the week during a domestic argument has been identified by the coroner’s office.

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LANCASTER — Crews from Los Angeles County Fire Department Battalion 11 knocked down a non-in­jury fire Monday at a two-story house in the 2300 block of West Columbia Way (Avenue M) after a rough­ly 20-minute battle against heavy smoke and flames, the Los Angeles Coun­ty Fire Department re­po…

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PALMDALE — In about a month, residents will have a free new place to exercise outdoors, as a fitness court featuring a variety of equipment will be in place at Pelona Vista Park.

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LITTLEROCK —  Kep­pel Union School District will use the lease-leaseback option for construction of the district’s bus trans­por­tation facility at Antelope Elementary School.

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LANCASTER —  Civil Rights leader Bernard Lafayette and James Perkins Jr., the first black mayor of Selma, Alabama, will be the guest speakers for Saturday’s r3AV Summit.

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PALMDALE — A man has died from apparent gunshot wounds during a deputy-involved shooting after barricading himself in a trailer Saturday night.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — As part of his effort to stream­line City Council meetings and make them more efficient at conducting bus­i­ness in public, Mayor Chuck McGuire brought back a proposal for the Coun­cil to switch from fol­low­ing the 19th-Century Rob­ert’s Rules of Order to a simplified vers…

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LANCASTER — Antelope Val­ley Union High School District stu­dent trustee Noah Sveiven has distinguished himself with thought­ful, eloquent commentary and a willingness to vote his con­science.

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LANCASTER — Rep­re­sen­tatives from Agents of Change, a local educational leadership and public ser­vice organization, made their pitch before Antelope Val­ley Union High School Dis­trict governing Board Thursday evening.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — To assist with a num­ber of major crimes under investigation, the Cal­if­ornia City Police De­part­ment will hire temporary technical specialists with specific expertise to work with the detective bureau.

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LAKE BALBOA (CNS) — A “pothole blitz” by the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services aimed at fixing some of the damage inflicted on city streets after the above-average rainfall this year kicked into high gear Saturday.

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LANCASTER (CNS) — A man died early Saturday from wounds he suffered when he was stabbed earlier in the week during a domestic argument, a deputy said.

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LANCASTER — An­tel­ope Val­ley Union High School Dis­trict trustee John Rush asked his Board majority colleagues to “team up for kindness” and show support for the dis­trict’s certificated and clas­sified management and unrepresented em­ploy­­ees who were the only em­ploy­ees not to get a pa…

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ROSAMOND — The Ro­samond Community Ser­vices District is looking at the feasibility of creating a water conservation dem­on­stration garden on a va­cant lot it owns next to the ad­ministrative offices on 35th Street West.

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MOJAVE — Mojave Unified School District officials will meet with California City officials to dis­cuss possible means of reducing fees charged by both entities to de­vel­opers to offset costs created by their developments, in the hopes that lower fees will help encourage homebuilding.

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ROSAMOND — Two men have been convicted in the August 2001 murder of a Rosamond McDonald’s man­ag­er during a botched rob­bery.

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PALMDALE — There was extra security Friday around mosques in the Antelope Valley after ter­ror attacks at two mosques in Christ­church, New Zealand, killed 49 people and wounded dozens more.

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LANCASTER — An­tel­ope Valley Union High School District’s Board maj­or­ity awarded K12 Sec­ure a $48,500 contract at Thursday night’s meeting.

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LANCASTER — The City Council approved more than $16.4 million in mid-year adjustments to the 2018-19 adopted bud­get and capital im­prove­ment program that in­cludes $50,000 toward a City Hall remodel, $22,500 for an increase in homeless and transient damage, and $50,000 for rehabilitation a…

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to allocate $245,000 to the city of Lancaster to fund the Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park Plaza Project.

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LANCASTER­ — The An­tel­ope Valley Press wel­comed and con­gratulated its 2019 Future Leaders at an award ceremony Wed­nesday night in the Grand Ballroom of the University of Antelope Valley.

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LANCASTER — A new partnership to bring air shows to Aerospace Val­ley is gearing up for a doub­le­header in 2020, with two shows, one each in Lan­cast­er and Edwards Air Force Base and each feat­ur­ing marquee flight dem­onstration teams as headliners.

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ROSAMOND — The Rosamond Community Services District no longer has responsibility for the community’s parks, but Board Pre­sident Greg Wood would like to bring back the nonprofit Ro­sa­mond Foundation, created to raise money for parks, under the district’s umbrella.

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LANCASTER — Rep­re­sen­tatives from the An­tel­ope Valley Mar­i­jua­na Al­cohol and Phar­ma­ceu­tic­al Pre­ven­tion Coal­ition asked mem­bers of the Lan­caster Criminal Justice Com­mis­sion on Wednesday to con­sider recommending the addition of marijuana to the city’s social host or­din­ance.

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LANCASTER — No one was injured Wednesday afternoon in a collision between a van and an Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency bus in Lancaster.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in the Northern California city of San Jose on Wednesday criticized so-called sanctuary policies they say prevented federal authorities from detaining a gang member in the country illegally before he allegedly killed a woman.

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ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — Long-awaited legislation making the site of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster a memorial and national monument was signed into law 91 years to the day after the disaster.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — As California City enters into a second contract with the California Highway Patrol to provide supplemental patrols while the California City Police Department’s staffing is depleted, the City Council received quantified results from the services contracted over four months…

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LANCASTER — Local skateboarders will be able to catch some air this October when the City of Lancaster’s first skatepark is expected to open at Jane Reynolds Park.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has placed a moratorium on executions in the state . Here are some notable inmates out of more than 700 people on the nation’s largest death row:

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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE — Edwards Air Force Base launched its first STARBASE class at Branch Elementary on March 5.

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BAKERSFIELD — The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution on Tuesday calling for the “immediate abandonment of the high-speed rail project” and requesting that any remaining state funds be redirected to local programs to provide immediate benefit to Central Valley residents an…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — A state lawmaker took a temporary leave of absence on Tuesday while disputing a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to his young daughter as “false and unthinkable.”

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College will get two interim administrators for the 2019-20 fiscal year to replace one administrator who resigned last summer and another who will retire at the end of June.

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ROSAMOND — A traf­fic stop in Rosamond on Fri­day yielded a sur­prise haul: more than $10,000 in stolen Disney mer­chan­dise.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Caltrans officials said Mon­day that a section of An­geles Crest Highway (State Route 2) will re­mained closed through at least late March due to a major rock and dirt slide.

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LANCASTER — Lan­cast­er Sheriff’s Station traf­fic investigators are in­ves­tigating the cir­cum­stan­ces of a fatal traffic collision Saturday night involving two vehicles that killed one driver.