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Discounted DryTown 2019 season passes on sale through Dec. 31
PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s DryTown Water Park is offering discounted season passes for 2019 plus a free day pass for each season pass purchased through Dec. 31. “This holiday season, give the gift of summer fun,” stated DryTown Manager Eric Dombrowski. “A DryTown Water Park season pass is the
California doctor allegedly linked to five people who died of opioid overdose arrested
A Southern California doctor accused of links to five overdose deaths and writing prescriptions for narcotics he knew would be sold on the street was arrested Tuesday. Dzung Ahn Pham of Irvine in Orange County was charged with two federal counts of illegally distributing oxycodone.
Artists sought for Inkwell logo design contest
PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is still looking for local artists and graphic designers to enter the logo design competition for Inkwell: Palmdale’s Book & Art Festival. The winning logo will be featured on promotional materials, signage, media and merchandise for the Inkwell event. Plus, the winne
California man, previously deported in 2014, goes on 24-hour 'reign of terror' before dying in police chase
A 36-year-old man who had been deported at least once and who owned a lengthy rap sheet died Monday after a day-long "reign of terror" in which he shot and killed someone, carjacked another person and led California police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit.
Diesel thief confronted by Littlerock gas station owner
LITTLEROCK — Authorities searched Friday for a man suspected of stealing fuel from a gas station in Littlerock. Deputies from the Palmdale sheriff’s station responded about 1:30 a.m. to reports that someone was stealing gas from a Chevron station on the 7200 block of East Pearblossom Highway, accord
Man dies in crash following deadly California rampage
PORTERVILLE, Calif. – A man who went on a deadly shooting, carjacking and robbery rampage in California's Central Valley died Monday during a high-speed highway chase during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars, authorities said.
Palmdale Library holiday party set for Dec. 19
PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., will host its annual Holiday Party featuring music, food and crafts on Wednesday, Dec. 19, starting at 1 p.m.
California man proposes to girlfriend at home burned down by Camp Fire
On the doorstep of where their home once stood, a man proposed to his girlfriend on Sunday after California's deadly Camp Fire destroyed their house in Paradise. Lukas Schnoor, 27, "kept a special promise" on Sunday when he asked 24-year-old Cassie Oxley to marry him. He wrote on Facebook that he pr
South L.A. Man Charged in 4-Year-Old Daughter’s Death Pleads Not Guilty
A South Los Angeles man charged in the death of his four-year-old daughter earlier in December pleaded not guilty on Monday. Charles Richard Lee, 23, faced one count of assault on a child causing death, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
Japanese 'tsunami fish' found off the California coast seven years later
In March 2011, Japan experienced a massive tsunami that was the aftermath of a 9.1 earthquake, the largest the country has ever experienced. It resulted in the deaths of an estimated 29,000 people and caused approximately $235 billion in damages, making it the deadliest natural disaster in history.
Loa gets Palmdale council seat
PALMDALE — In one of his first official acts as mayor, hours after he took the oath of office Tuesday (see below), Mayor Steve Hofbauer appointed attorney and former Palmdale City Councilman Richard Loa to fill the remaining two years in Hofbauer’s term representing District 2 on the council, the se
Patient claims California plastic surgeon ‘experimented’ on her and altered medical records to hide it
If money was her only goal, Wendy Knecht could have walked away when she settled her lawsuit against a Pasadena plastic surgeon for $1 million. Instead, the Studio City woman is taking her case to the state, encouraging authorities to prosecute Dr. Max Lehfeldt’s for altering her medical records aft
Fuel Thief Suspect Sought in Littlerock
Authorities searched Friday for a man suspected of stealing fuel from a gas station in Littlerock. Deputies from the Palmdale sheriff’s station responded about 1:30 a.m. to reports that someone was stealing gas from a Chevron station in the 7200 block of East Pearblossom Highway, according to Deputy
California jewelry store robbery thwarted after owner's nephew pulls out gun
A California jewelry store owner’s nephew pulled a gun on suspects as the two men allegedly tried to rob his uncle’s store, according to reports. The suspects, caught on video, allegedly tried to stab owner Jean Boujekian during the attempted robbery at Vana Watch and Jewelry in South Pasadena on Fr
CHP: Woman dies in high-speed motorcycle crash in Mojave
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - CHP officers say a female motorcycle passenger is dead following a high-speed crash over the weekend along Highway 14 in Mojave. The coroner's office identified the woman as 28-year-old Cassandra Ashley Nicholas of Lancaster.
Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests
In this June 21, 2018, photo, a laboratory manager demonstrates how she uses an instrument to photograph cannabis samples at an analytical laboratory in Oakland. California marijuana producers are seeing a higher percentage of buds, oils and other products clear strict safety tests. Testing started
Advisories in Place for L.A., Ventura Counties as High Surf Pounds California Coast
Large waves made their way to the California coast Monday morning amid high surf warnings and watches that were scheduled to remain in place into Tuesday. Mark Mester reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 17, 2018.
Hospital seeks public’s help to identify patient
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is seeking the public’s help to identify a woman who was found in Burbank and has been hospitalized since Dec. 9, according to hospital officials.
California Abandons Text Message Fee Intended to Fund Programs for Underserved Residents
California regulators no longer plan to tax text messages. The California Public Utilities Commission said a new FCC ruling prevented the state from levying a tax on text plans. The state hoped to add new monthly fees onto wireless customers’ bills to increase funds for programs that bring connectiv
Southwest passenger claims airline forced her to leave pet fish at airport
A California woman is claiming a Southwest Airlines agent forced her to leave her pet fish at the airport last Wednesday. Lanice Powless, a University of Colorado student, was flying to California from Denver International Airport when she said a Southwest Airlines employee informed her that she wou