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MOJAVE — The Mojave Air and Space Port has been awarded an $8 million Federal Aviation Administration grant to reconstruct the deteriorated Taxiway C.

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ROSAMOND — Southern Kern Unified School District administrators closed Rosamond High School on Thursday out of an abundance of caution after rumors circulated on social media about potential gun violence.

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MOJAVE — Mojave Junior-Senior High School was placed on a modified lockdown Wednesday morning while officials investigated rumors of a threat of violence, which resulted in the arrest of a student off campus.

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PALMDALE — Former California State Sen. Gloria Romero is a co-founder of the proposed Scholarship Prep Palmdale Charter School that seeks to open its doors next year, despite strong opposition from a few Palmdale School District employees who spoke during a public hearing on the proposed cha…

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PEARBLOSSOM — Two separate, unrelated accidents led to power outages this week affecting hundreds of Southern California Edison customers in unincorporated Los Angeles County communities on the Valley’s east side.

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LANCASTER — Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives investigated three unrelated threats at Lancaster and Quartz Hill high schools on Tuesday that resulted in the arrest of one student, authorities said.

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LANCASTER — Los Angeles County supervisors authorized a $14.3 million contract to expand mental health services at the county’s High Desert Regional Health Center.

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Friends in Sight had a vision screening in conjunction with the Lancaster and Palmdale Lions Clubs on Nov. 16.

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PALMDALE — Palmdale Water District customers are invited to meet today with Board President Vincent Dino, to learn more about the District and its services during “Coffee with a Director.”

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College was one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize or Community College Excellence, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program announced Monday.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Recycled Water Authority Board of Directors, on Monday, approved a $334,750 budget for the 2020 calendar year, against revenue of just under $700,000.

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LANCASTER — Lancaster City Council member Angela Underwood-Jacobs is suspending her campaign for Congress and supporting former Rep. Steve Knight, Underwood-Jacobs announced Monday.

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Circus Vargas delighted spectators during opening night on Nov. 15. There is still a chance to catch the circus in the parking lot near the Antelope Valley Mall. They’ll be in town until Nov. 25.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — Homeowners required by changes to state law to install one-inch water meters to support fire suppression systems will get a break on their water bills, after the City Council agreed to reduce the basic water rate to match that of the more common household 3/4-inch meters.

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Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will host four free tire collection/recycling events in the Antelope Valley.

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LANCASTER —  A friendly inner-office competition at AVORS Medical Group that involved doctors, support staff, vendors and even patients, netted an estimated 3,600 pounds of food donations for Grace Resource Center.

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LANCASTER — A recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is among the fan-favorite acts scheduled to appear at the Los Angeles County Airshow March 21 and 22 at William J. Fox Field in Lancaster.

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PALMDALE (CNS) — Authorities, Monday, identified a man who was killed in two-vehicle crash in Palmdale.

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WILLOWBROOK (CNS) — A pedestrian fatally struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in the unincorporated Willowbrook area, was publicly identified Monday as a Lancaster resident.

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LANCASTER (CNS) — Sheriff’s detectives today sought the public’s help in locating a 56-year-old man from the Lancaster area who was last heard from in July.

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LANCASTER — A cold beer, glass of wine, or frozen cocktail at the movies? It could be if the Lancaster Planning Commission approves a proposed conditional use permit for Cinemark 22 and IMAX.

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While continuing to test its SpaceShipTwo spaceship in preparation to begin commercial passenger operations as soon as next year, Virgin Galactic has also started preparing future astronauts for their flights.

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LANCASTER — A field trip to Universal Studios Hollywood for approximately 200 Highland High School students in the Class of 2020; a field trip for the Museum of Tolerance for 50 R. Rex Parris Continuation High School students; a trip to Disneyland for 50 Desert Winds Continuation High School…

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council tabled a decision on creating and filling a new cannabis compliance officer position within city staff, amid debate over the need, cost and job description at the Nov. 12 meeting.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Union High School District’s governing Board unanimously and without discussion approved a collective bargaining tentative agreement with the Antelope Valley Teachers Association, and a memorandum of understanding with the California School Employees Association C…

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PALMDALE — Looking to prevent potential problems associated with a nightclub, the Planning Commission approved a requested expansion to a Mexican restaurant to include a dance floor and stage, but not the changed alcohol license to sell hard liquor in addition to beer and wine.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley High School hosted the inaugural Overcoming Obstacles Unified Basketball Tournament on Saturday, where special needs and general eduction students from eight Antelope Valley high schools competed in the co-ed event to be named the best unified team in the District.

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PALMDALE — One person was killed and another person was injured during a head-on crash Saturday in the area of 50th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard, the same area where a 54-year-old Lancaster woman died nearly 48 hours earlier.

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LANCASTER — A day after a teenager shot five classmates, two fatally, at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, a 15-year-old boy was arrested today for allegedly bringing a handgun to Antelope Valley High School, although investigators don’t believe he had plans to harm anyone.

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AGUA DULCE — Gov. Gavin Newsom scheduled a May 12 special election to fill the 25th Congressional District seat left vacant by the resignation of Katie Hill.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Union High School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting today to apparently save face with the District’s employee unions after acting President Victoria Ruffin and Clerk Amanda Parrell walked out of Thursday night’s meeting.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Union High School District Board member Victoria Ruffin’s first meeting as acting president ended when Ruffin and Clerk Amanda Parrell left the meeting after a split vote to approve the agenda.