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With less than a week to go until the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Home­less Count, the Antelope Val­ley could use more volunteers.

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MOJAVE — Responding to parent and student de­mand and the desires of school staff to provide ad­di­tion­al opportunities for stu­dents, Mojave Elem­en­tary School is seeking to bring back an after-school pro­gram.

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LOS ANGELES — One of two men charged with murdering a woman whose body was found in August 2016 in northern Los Angeles County pleaded no contest Friday.

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PALMDALE — Those who have attended City Coun­cil or Planning Com­mis­sion meetings in re­cent months may have no­ticed some high-tech chan­ges to the Council Cham­bers at City Hall, in­clu­ding a new video screen to display agen­da information and staff pres­en­tations and com­puter displays…

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PALMDALE — Three men were killed and one man was wounded in a late-night shooting in west Palm­dale.

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MOJAVE — Dis­cus­sions are underway to some­how incorporate the name of famed aircraft de­signer Burt Rutan in the moniker of the Mo­ja­ve Air and Space Port, in recognition of the piv­ot­al role he and the com­panies he founded have had on the facility’s de­vel­opment and its suc­cess as a …

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ROSAMOND — In the first year of required reductions in the amount of well water used, the Rosamond Community Services District was well within the restrictions and has surplus water “credits” to carryover to 2019, General Manager Ron Smith reported Tuesday.

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LANCASTER — Lancaster School District received a  $75,000 grant for each of the next three years from the state Department of Education’s Education for Home­less Children and Youth program.

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Department of Veterans Affairs statistics state that of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, about 450,000 remain among us today, each of them a kind of living natural treasure having lived through history’s greatest conflict, and survived to become known as the “Greatest Gen…

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Cedar Street Theatre is conducting auditions for “The 39 Steps,” a hilarious take on the Hitchcock movie, adapted by Patrick Barlow.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College officials were set to open bids Tuesday for Sage Hall, one of the projects scheduled for the first phase of construction for the facilities master plan under Measure AV, the $350 million bond measure passed by local voters in November 2016.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A dozen Antelope Valley farm workers will receive $23,705 in back pay and penalties based on a minimum wage enforcement action announced Tuesday.

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PALMDALE — At­tor­neys for a former Palmdale High School student who was a victim of childhood sex­ual abuse at the hands of her former basketball coach called for a criminal in­vestigation of the An­telope Valley Union High School District and its administration, and also seek to expedite t…

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The first in what is expected to be a series of storms rolled through the Southland on Mon­day, dumping rain across the region and raising fears of mudslides in recent burn areas, while dropping enough snow to close the 5 Freeway through the Grap­evine.

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MOJAVE — Joe Biviano has been flying airplanes for more than 50 years, shar­ing his passion and knowledge of flight with students as a flight in­stru­ctor and aviation safety expert.

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LITTLEROCK — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Hom­icide Detectives have re­newed their call for as­sist­ance in locating a Lit­tle­rock woman who has been missing since 2015.

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QUARTZ HILL — Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger visited Quartz Hill Library Monday morning, where she read “I Have a Dream,” a children’s book with excerpts from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 speech at the Lincoln Memorial, for a special storytime session to approximately…

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PALMDALE — The Plan­ning Commission on Thurs­day approved a con­di­tion­al use permit for a motel on Sixth Street East that will bring it into com­pliance with modern city codes and legalize its use.

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PALMDALE — The Can­nabis Ad Hoc Com­mit­tee will meet today as it begins in earnest dis­cus­sions regarding the future of commercial marijuana businesses in the city.

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Volunteers in the Antelope Valley are needed to help count the homeless in the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — Following a lengthy City Council debate over a instituting a hiring freeze for city personnel on Tuesday, two competing mo­tions failed, meaning the council effectively took no action on the matter.

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PALMDALE — It is unclear yet whether the campus will have a school to house, but the Palmdale Plan­ning Commission on Thursday approved a major modification to the con­di­tional use per­mit for the Guidance Char­ter School campus to allow for occupancy of the main school buildings while con­…

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — An early morning storm drenched parts of Los Angeles County, but no serious flooding, de­bris flows or mudslides re­sulted.

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Ten years ago a suggestion from a Mojave pilot who had visited a fly-in at anoth­er airport resulted in a monthly family-ori­ented event at the Mojave Air & Spaceport which is cel­ebrating its 10th year this weekend.

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EDWARDS AFB — A “diversity of experience” is what David K. Robertson attributes to his rise from a GS-07 entry-level en­gin­eer to a member of the U.S. Gov­ern­ment’s Senior Executive Service.

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PALMDALE — It was a night of stories and many thanks Friday at the Embassy Suites as the Antelope Valley Board of Trade conducted a celebration of former Rep. Steve Knight for more than three decades of service and lead­er­ship to the res­i­dents of the An­telope Valley.

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LOS ANGELES — A man who reported that his 10-year-old nephew was being abused before the Lancaster boy was allegedly tortured and murdered is planning to fight a decision by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services that denied him and his wife custody of two of the b…

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PALMDALE — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s dep­uties arrested the dri­ver of stolen vehicle fol­low­ing a brief pursuit Friday afternoon.

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MOJAVE — Ground testing of the world’s lar­gest airplane continued this week at the Mojave Air and Space Port, as the Stratolaunch aircraft reached speeds of 136 mph dur­ing taxi tests on the airport runway.

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PALMDALE — The City Council on Tuesday unan­im­ously approved an or­din­ance that amends the city’s municipal code to comply with state law re­la­ting to septic tanks.

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Rural Museum will conduct its second annual Flapjack Fund­raiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Lancaster Applebee’s restaurant, 43545 10th St West.

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ROSAMOND — The Ro­sa­mond Community Ser­vices District governing board, with three new mem­bers elected in No­vem­ber, terminated the ser­vices of the district legal counsel during a spe­cial closed session meet­ing on Jan. 4 and hired anoth­er firm to serve as in­ter­im coun­sel while seek­…

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a cold weath­er alert Thursday for mountain areas and the Antelope Valley due to wind-chill temperatures ex­pect­ed to dip below 32 degrees.

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Transit Authority will begin bus service to Edwards Air Force Base on Tuesday, Jan. 22, the first in a planned rollout of new commuter routes serving aerospace employers throughout the greater Antelope Valley region.

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LANCASTER — Com­mu­nity members got a chance to meet and get to know their local deputies Thurs­day morning at the Lan­caster Sheriff’s Sta­tion’s Coffee with a Cop event at Crazy Otto’s Diner.

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LANCASTER — Employees at an OB-GYN office in the Lancaster Medical Center at 1331 West Ave. J escaped injury after a man was shot in the parking lot in what was reportedly a domestic violence or gang dispute.

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PALMDALE — Deputies from the Palmdale and Lancaster Sheriff’s stations will gather this week to meet and talk with community members over coffee.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Light to moderate rain doused the Southland on Monday, and the storm also brought a phenomenon called “The Palmdale Mountain Wave,” which buffeted parts of the Antelope Valley.

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County’s plan to ret­ro­fit an immigration de­ten­tion center in Lancaster as a women’s jail, long op­posed by criminal justice ad­vo­cates, may not have the votes it needs to move forward, based on a state­ment issued Monday by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.