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LANCASTER — Former editor and columnist, and the man considered the heart of the Antelope Valley Press, Vern Lawson, died at his Lancaster home, Tuesday. He was 95.

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PALMDALE — The city will mark the December holiday season, this year, with a festive drive-through light display at the Palmdale Auto Mall.

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PALMDALE — Many Antelope Valley schools participated in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill, Thursday, after taking last year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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QUARTZ HILL — Two outstanding graduates and one beloved teacher made up the seventh class to be inducted into Quartz Hill High School’s Hall of Fame on  Oct. 15.

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PALMDALE — The City Council finalized changes to the city’s Municipal Code, reducing the requirement for removing a city manager to a simple majority from a four-fifths vote, but keeping the supermajority requirement until the end of City Manager J.J. Murphy’s contract in 2024.

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LANCASTER — Registered nurse Bridget Amis, the manager of Antelope Valley Hospital’s Forensic Services Unit, explained the five myths of strangulation as part of a presentation to raise awareness of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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LANCASTER — The 15th annual Tyler Lundin Memorial Blood Drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., today, at a new location, Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park, 43063 10th St.

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ROSAMOND — Southern Kern Unified School District raised its daily substitute teacher rates in line with similar actions by neighboring elementary districts to remain competitive in a tight market.

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PALMDALE — The final community workshop for the process of redrawing boundaries of the districts for City Council representation will take place at 6 p.m., on Monday, at the Marie Kerr Recreation Center, 2723-A West Rancho Vista Blvd. (Ave. P).

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Water District invited students at Golden Poppy Elementary School to “Imagine a Day Without Water” by distributing reusable stainless steel water bottles to students, along with water-related stickers to decorate them.

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PALMDALE — The City Council waded into the nationwide controversies over COVID-19 vaccine mandates, on Wednesday, with each Council member siding with the protesters who addressed them asking the Council to oppose any requirements for proof of vaccination within the city for employment or ot…

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LANCASTER — A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Antelope Valley Union High School District Board President Jill McGrady, last week, after the longtime school trustee was sued for alleged defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress by former Board membe…

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LANCASTER — The 2022 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will take place over three days, next January, with the Antelope Valley Count scheduled for the morning of Jan. 27 with a mobile app instead of paper and other changes to ensure the safety of volunteers.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Recycled Water Authority Board of Directors approved a 2022 budget that includes funding to potentially revise its Master Plan, as it shifts its focus from using recycled water for irrigation to an advanced water treatment system that would allow it to be used as part…

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One need not wait until Oct. 31 for Halloween fun in the Antelope Valley, with a variety of spooky fun slated for the next couple weeks.

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PALMDALE — Palmdale School District trustees unanimously adopted a $51.16 million Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III expenditure plan that includes an estimated $34.79 million for strategies for continuous and safe in-person learning.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Union High School District will spend up to $32,369 to convert current and historical Student Services paper documents to a digital/electronic format.

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LANCASTER — An online auction of aerospace memorabilia has already begun, in preparation for Saturday’s Gathering of Eagles.

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LANCASTER — Current and former members of the NAACP Antelope Valley Branch No. 1023 called for the removal of current branch officers for alleged corruption including alleged election fraud and voter suppression allegedly committed by incumbent branch officers who were also running for re-election.

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LANCASTER — The Lancaster Planning Commission approved two Conditional Use Permits for two new Medrano’s restaurants in the city, that will make six restaurants overall for applicant Jose Medrano, including one each in Palmdale and Santa Clarita.

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LAKE LOS ANGELES — Two people were killed and another injured in a wrong-way collision Monday night on 240th Street East near Avenue M, California Highway Patrol officials reported.

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PALMDALE — The City Council is set to discuss COVID-19 vaccination mandates at tonight’s meeting, but City Manager J.J. Murphy said, Tuesday, that no mandate has been proposed, nor does he feel one is needed for city staff.

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The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing today for adoption of resolutions on the proposed 2020 Urban Water Management Plans and 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan for Los Angeles County Waterworks District. No. 40, in the Antelope Valley and Waterworks District No. …

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ACTON — Add Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District to the list of school districts increasing substitute teacher pay in order to recruit and retain viable substitute teachers and be competitive with other local districts.

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LANCASTER —  As the remodel of Antelope Valley Union High School District’s new headquarters in the Lancaster Business Park nears completion, the Board of Education approved a fifth change order for the project to accommodate the existing roof height and provide the design intent.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Planning Commission approved an amendment to the City’s zoning ordinance regarding signs to bring it in compliance with existing state laws and to be better aligned with the General Plan.

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ROSAMOND — The Rosamond Community Services District received a “clean” audit for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, which shows no material problems with the District’s bookkeeping.

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PALMDALE — Area special districts covering a range of duties have banded together to have a greater voice on state matters by forming a local chapter of the California Special Districts Association.

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LANCASTER — Medrano’s Mexican restaurant is looking to expand into two vacant buildings on the city’s west side, including the former Sizzler restaurant on 20th Street West.

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PALMDALE  — The City Council switches to a different meeting night, this week, with the Council meeting scheduled on Wednesday, instead of Tuesday.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Union High School District’s Board of Education honored Helen Gonzalez and Leonard Moreno as the District’s Classified Employee and Teacher of the year, respectively, at Wednesday’s meeting.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Union High School District’s Board of Education cleared the room and took an approximately 10-minute break after some audience members grew disruptive during public comments on non-agendized items at Wednesday night’s meeting.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Water District extended its agreement with Los Angeles County Sanitation District 20 for the purchase of recycled water for the District to use for recharge or other reclamation uses.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College will offer free rapid and PCR COVID-19 testing weekly, starting Monday.

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PALMDALE — The Planning Commission, on Thursday, revoked the Conditional Use Permit for a bail bond and check-cashing business after an investigation showed the location was used for illegal gaming and drug offenses.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College’s Dreamers Center will recognize the fifth annual Undocumented Student Action Week with a series of activities this week designed to celebrate and learn about the experiences of undocumented students.