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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Aerospace Academy CEO Laura Herman got a new three-year contract just as the charter school is set to open an elementary campus today for transitional kindergarten through fifth grade.

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LOS ANGELES — On the day before the Air Force marks its 72nd birthday, Brig. Gen. E. John “Dragon” Teichert said Edwards AFB personal are proud of Edwards’ long history of accomplishments, but more proud that they continue to make history.

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LOS ANGELES — After repeated delays, the preliminary hearing for former Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford’s criminal corruption trial is on hold for a week after nearly a week of proceedings.

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PALMDALE — Having served the Antelope Valley for more than 60 years, Antelope Valley Hospital is seeking to build a new facility, a state-of-the-art medical center better suited to meet today’s needs and to satisfy state seismic standards.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A divided Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to support an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of a ruling that prevents local governments from enforcing laws against camping on sidewalks or in other public places, unless sufficient alternative shelter spa…

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LLANO — Golfers can get in a round of play while helping a worthy cause with the 56th annual “Swing to Give a Child Hope” charity golf tournament on Oct. 1.

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LANCASTER — The Lancaster Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit, Monday, for La Papillon Steak and Seafood restaurant to sell alcohol and provide live entertainment.

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ACTON — A draft ordinance to amend Title 22 of the Los Angeles County planning and zoning code in regard to interim and supportive housing drew concerns from Acton community members about the lack of services in the community to assist those experiencing homelessness, as well as the potentia…

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MOJAVE — As Virgin Galactic transitions to commercial operations with a move of its flight operations from Mojave to New Mexico, work continues at the original High Desert site of The Spaceship Company to build out the next vehicles in the spaceline fleet.

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Rural Museum celebrated breaking ground on its new permanent home during the recent Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival, but the job is not yet done.

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PALMDALE — The Air Force, on Monday, confirmed what has been widely believed for years: The B-21 Raider bomber is being manufactured at Northrop Grumman’s facility at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale.

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Union High School District got a one-time $675,841 bonus from the California Lottery at the end of the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — California City Police officers were injured Saturday night, as a man they were arresting on outstanding warrants fought with them. The man also sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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LANCASTER — BYD (Build Your Dreams) announced Monday, it has signed a landmark agreement committing to union participation in the construction of the company’s SkyRail factory in Lancaster.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Union High School District increased the fees it charges to homebuilders by 12 cents per square foot.

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When Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle, landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, it first flew over an area littered with boulders before touching down at the Sea of Tranquility. The site had been selected based on photos collected over two years as part of the Lunar Orbiter program.

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Public, private, or home-schooled kindergarten through 12th-grade students during the 2019-20 school year who live in the 36th Assembly District are eligible to enter Assemblyman Tom Lackey’s 36th Assembly District Student Art Competition.

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ACTON —  Connie Chung from the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning will be the guest speaker at tonight’s Acton Town Council meeting.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — In another move to increase Council members’ authority in city procedures, the City Council on Sept. 10 agreed to policy changes to allow any member to request an item be included on a future agenda for consideration.

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EDWARDS AFB — Edwards Air Force Base conducted a Tactical Pause Day in an effort to strengthen resiliency amongst its team of Airmen and civilians on Sept. 3.

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MOJAVE — Virgin Galactic Chief Pilot David Mackay has flown aircraft at opposite ends of the aerospace spectrum, from a 1909 Bleriot to the rocket-powered SpaceShipTwo, and all manner of aircraft in between.

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LANCASTER — Former Antelope Valley Union High School District trustee Donita Winn, a longtime advocate for children who has dedicated about 30 years to volunteering, was informed Friday afternoon that her status as a volunteer for the high school District has been suspended.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — More than a year after voters overwhelmingly passed a special parcel tax to fund the Police and Fire departments, the City Council continues to debate the appropriate tax rate, despite the fact that collections are already set for the current tax year.

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LANCASTER — A new endeavor to bring together national defense, aerospace industry and educational and research institutions will have its debut event on Wednesday in the Space Responsiveness Workshop and Exhibit.

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LANCASTER — Despite multiple requests from trustees Jill McGrady and John Rush and members of the public, Antelope Valley Union High School District Board President Robert “Bob” Davis, Vice President Victoria Ruffin, and Clerk Amanda Parrell have yet to revisit pay increases the trio denied …

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A heat advisory signaling “a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible” is in effect today in several parts of L.A. County, including the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys and the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains.

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PALMDALE — Los Angeles County Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating two grand theft suspects.

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LANCASTER — A Lancaster woman was charged Friday with the murder of her seven-month-old son last year, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said.

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PALMDALE — In a wide-ranging discussion that covered topics from accountability within the department to street racing, immigration enforcement to drug education, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva met with Antelope Valley residents Thursday night in a town hall meeting to answer que…

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PALMDALE — Residents will have one more opportunity to weigh in on plans that could create a new heart of downtown, with residential and commercial developments surrounding public spaces integrated with a hub for multiple forms of transportation.

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LANCASTER — In Fulton & Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering’s new makerspace, students can write or draw on a clean round white table without the risk of getting a stink eye from the nearest adult.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — Looking for a means of increasing controls on city spending, the City Council unanimously agreed this week to move forward with a policy that would require a supermajority vote from four of the five members in order to spend funds from city reserves.

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PALMDALE — Eighteen years after the devastating terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Antelope Valley public safety and civic officials and hundreds of residents gathered Wednesday morning to remember and honor those lost.

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QUARTZ HILL — Solar energy company sPower won approval Wednesday to build a 30-megawatt solar facility on 155 acres east of 110th Street West between avenues G and H in Antelope Acres.

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ACTON — After a delay of nearly two hours and 45 minutes, a Palmdale-bound Metrolink train that struck an unoccupied vehicle on the tracks in the Santa Clarita area Tuesday night, stranding 113 passengers, resumed service, an official with the rail service said.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council unanimously approved a three-year contract with City Manager Anna Linn on Tuesday, making permanent the position she has held in an interim capacity since April.

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LANCASTER — Pacific Auto Recycling Center turns junk vehicles that would otherwise go to waste into scrap metal or recycled parts.

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BAKERSFIELD — A man arrested at the scene of an April 2018 murder in Rosamond was convicted, on Tuesday of first-degree murder by a Kern County jury.

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Dear Heloise: My “from scratch” yellow cake tends to be on the dry side. What can I do so it’s more moist? I try not to overbeat or overbake.