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LANCASTER — Students from Antelope Valley and Eastside high schools spent their three-week winter break studying history and writing a play for 20th annual Justice Sunday at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

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EDWARDS AFB —Some might say that every day is an air show at Edwards Air Force Base, home to a wide variety of cutting-edge aircraft and aerospace development as the nation’s premier flight test center.

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LANCASTER — Toyota of Lancaster, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles Lancaster Animal Care Center, will host the first 2020 community Pet Adoption and Donation event on Saturday.

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LANCASTER — A handful of residents got an opportunity to learn about changes in the way elections will be conducted in Los Angeles County starting with the March 3 presidential primary at an informational meeting Wednesday night at Lancaster Library.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College trustees unanimously awarded an approximately $5.49 million construction contract for the future Marauder Complex to MVC Enterprises Inc. at Monday night’s meeting.

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LANCASTER — Authorities asked for the public’s help Wednesday in locating two Lancaster women who have not been in contact with their family in more than a week.

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PALMDALE — Residents looking to start or brush up their disaster preparations have a trio of free presentations and workshops to help them along their way in the coming weeks.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — Jon Walker took the oath of office Tuesday as the new police chief of California City.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council is seeking interested candidates for appointment to the Council seat left vacant by the sudden resignation of Mayor Pro Tem Gene Stump last month.

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LANCASTER — Lancaster resident Fran Sereseres, the 2016 Senior of the Year, joined the list of candidates vying for a seat on the Lancaster City Council in the April 14 municipal election.

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PALMDALE  — Congressional candidate Christopher Smith suspended his campaign for the 25th Congressional District seat he announced Tuesday, in a statement.

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LANCASTER — The Lancaster Station Community Advisory Committee and Lancaster Sheriff’s Station will host a Town Hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 20 at Growing Valley Baptist Church, 44818 20th St. West.

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LANCASTER — The distinctive blue and gold F/A-18 fighter jet from the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels aerial demonstration team arrived at Gen. William J. Fox Field Tuesday afternoon, after a thrilling fly-by to herald the return of the Los Angeles County Air Show this March, after a one year hiatus.

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PALMDALE — Palmdale Water District customers will have more protections before their water service may be shut off for neglecting to pay their bills on time, following policy changes approved Monday.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Hospital officials have released a revised schedule of town hall meetings this month, to provide information to the community about plans for a new state-of-the-art facility that voters will be asked to support through a $350 million bond measure on the March ballot.

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MOJAVE — Artists who specialize in capturing the allure of airplanes and spacecraft in flight face a unique challenge — creating art that is technically accurate and aesthetically pleasing.

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PALMDALE — The City Council tonight will take up consideration of approval of an affordable housing complex that features more apartments than would normally be allowed because nearly one-third will be set aside for tenants who qualify as low- or very low-income.

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LANCASTER — Lancaster resident David Paul, who regularly attends City Council meetings in addition to the various commission meetings, will challenge Mayor R. Rex Parris for his seat in the April 14 election, as will Aubray McPherson.

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LANCASTER — The Lancaster City Council will consider appointments and reappointments to seven commissions, committees and Boards at tonight’s meeting.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is one step closer to prison after the U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday, to hear an appeal of his conviction on federal charges of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI.

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Volunteers are needed to help tally the Antelope Valley’s homeless population for the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.

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PEARBLOSSOM — Keppel Union School District administrators will look to Measure SF, a $17.9 million general obligation bond measure on the March 3 presidential primary ballot, to modernize District facilities and potentially qualify for matching state funds.

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NASA on Friday graduated its most recent class of astronauts, the men and women who will help take the space agency back to the surface of the moon and ultimately to Mars.

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

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PALMDALE — The slate of activities under Palmdale’s 2020 “Season of Service” kicks off Saturday with the Hope and Unity Block Party, part of the annual celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.

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LANCASTER — Steve McCauley was a long-haul truck driver who worked on the road eight to nine weeks at a time.

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LANCASTER — Lancaster resident Kam Kofod filed nomination papers Wednesday for the Lancaster City Council, according to the City Clerk’s office.

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PALMDALE — With little discussion, the Palmdale Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously extended the conditional use permits for three separate wireless communication tower installations.

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PALMDALE — Four self-described progressive Democratic candidates vying for the 25th Congressional District seat in two separate races agreed on a lot of topics at a Thursday night debate.

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MOJAVE — The Mojave Air and Space Port Board of Directors unanimously agreed to move ahead with eminent domain procedures for acquiring vacant land to the northeast of the airport, should negotiations to purchase the land with its owners fail.

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PALMDALE — The filing period for the March 3 special primary election for the 25th Congressional District seat closes Friday.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday delayed a gun possession trial against a Mexican man who was acquitted of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that became a national flashpoint, saying he has questions about the man’s mental competency.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council on Tuesday will take up the issue of filling the vacancy left on the Council when Mayor Pro Tem Gene Stump suddenly resigned late last month.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The crime blotter with listings for crimes that occurred Dec. 24 was omitted from Thursday’s edition. Here are those listings:

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Aerospace Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year, and space is limited. Applications are available online at www.tpaa.org.