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NORMANDY, France — We had been airborne aboard the C-47 dubbed “Pegasus” less than 10 minutes when our jumpmaster shouted, “Get Ready!” We stood up, hooking our static lines in the cavernous interior of the World War II troop carrier. Six minutes, three, one, and “Go!”

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Transit Authority will purchase four battery-electric support vehicles for fixed route transit operations from Antelope Valley Chevrolet, for an amount not to exceed $145,999, plus applicable sales tax.

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PALMDALE — Nearly two months into new water use restrictions, Palmdale Water District customers are saving water and well on the way to meeting the state-mandated reductions.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Transit Authority will lease three 2017 40-foot BYD buses for a period of three years at a cost of $6,500 a month per bus.

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BAKERSFIELD — Residents in the unincorporated areas of Kern County — including the communities of Rosamond, Mojave and Boron — will be asked to approve a one-cent sales tax, in November, with the proceeds to support vital county services in those areas, such as public safety and economic dev…

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LANCASTER — The City of Lancaster will work with AV EDGE (Antelope Valley Economic Development and Growth Enterprise) on regional economic development initiatives under a Memorandum of Understanding valued up to $650,000 over three fiscal years, through June 2025.

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PALMDALE — Starting Tuesday, residents are required to separate all organic waste — including kitchen scraps and pizza boxes — into their green waste bins, to comply with new state regulations.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College’s Wildland Firefighter Academy marked its 17th graduating class, on June 23, the first graduating class since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than two years ago.

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QUARTZ HILL — Rural residents who live on private dirt roads not accessible from a county-maintained road would be required to provide written consent and proof of dust suppression measures for access to the roads for waste collection under the Los Angeles County Department of Public Work’s …

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MOJAVE — Following a presentation regarding the options for providing mandated speech therapy services for its students, the Mojave Unified School District Board of Trustees, on Thursday, approved a contract for online services with the company already in use.

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LANCASTER — The professional July Fourth fireworks show planned, for Monday, at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, was officially canceled, on Friday, after the company contracted by the city of Lancaster for it ran afoul of the state fire marshal.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council, on Tuesday, agreed to hire from an engineering firm for a short-term interim public works director, as the department has been without a leader, since last year.

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LANCASTER — The City of Lancaster could see its assessment for the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District increase to about $2,616 per year for 1,040 parcels, or  $2.52 per parcel if a proposed assessment passes, on Tuesday, when it goes before the District’s Board of Trustees …

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The Recall George Gascón campaign is in its final push to collect as many signatures as possible to meet Wednesday’s deadline to submit them to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Office.

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LANCASTER — A possible bomb threat to Antelope Valley College’s Lancaster campus forced the evacuation of students and staff on campus, Thursday afternoon.

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Healthcare District Board of Directors unanimously passed a $468.9 million budget for Antelope Valley Medical Center for the Fiscal Year 2022-23, which starts, today.

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PEARBLOSSOM — The California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators named Keppel Union School District Superintendent Jacqueline Cardenas as the 2021-22 “Honoring Our Own” Region 5 Superintendent Award recipient.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Water District is seeking a $5 million federal grant to enclose the Palmdale Ditch, an open trench that carries water from the Littlerock Dam reservoir to Lake Palmdale, where it is treated and eventually makes its way to customers’ taps.

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LANCASTER — There might be no professional fireworks show in the Valley, this Fourth of July.

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LANCASTER — Lancaster Deputy Mayor Angela Underwood Jacobs will face Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis in the November statewide general election.

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday, unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger that will have the county join a new High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Agency to identify critical funding and facilitate the continued planning, development, and construction …

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PALMDALE — Additional water restrictions prohibiting commercial and industrial customers from watering turf that is purely decorative were approved by the Palmdale Water District, on Monday.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council denied City Manager Doug Dunford’s request to hire Andy Heath Financial Services to help prepare the city’s 2022-2023 budget, citing concerns about his performance with the city when hired in the past.

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Transit Authority and MV Transportation could not wait until Friday to start their new partnership, so they began, a week early.

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MOJAVE — Virgin Orbit is preparing for its fourth orbital satellite launch mission, which could take place as early as 10 p.m., tonight, from the Mojave Air and Space Port.

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LANCASTER — A motorcyclist was killed, Monday evening, in a collision with a car, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials reported.

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In an effort to help property owners who have been burdened by Los Angeles County’s eviction moratorium, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, on Tuesday, that will identify existing funding, legislation and programs to bring them financi…

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Transit Authority’s Board of Directors voted, with the county representatives abstaining, to accept, adopt and implement consultant Stantec Consulting Services’ findings and recommendations that would see Los Angeles County’s jurisdictional share increased for…

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LANCASTER — The City of Lancaster’s proposed $262.7 million Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget, including a $44.4 million Capital Improvement Program, will go before the City Council for approval, tonight.

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PALMDALE — The Air National Guard Band of the West performed a summer band concert for nearly 1,000 music lovers and patriotic supporters at the Palmdale Amphitheater, as the city was recognized as a Great American Defense Community for its role in supporting the military and aerospace.

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PALMDALE — Legal, “safe and sane” fireworks sales begin at noon, today, in Palmdale only, at the 32 boots permitted by the city and operated by local nonprofit organizations.