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  • School sends sheriff to order child to stop sharing Bible verses

    06/03/2016 7:05:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/3/16 | Todd Starnes
    A public school in California ordered a 7-year-old boy to stop handing out Bible verses during lunch – and they dispatched a deputy sheriff to the child’s home to enforce the directive. “This is a clear, gross violation of the rights of a child,” said Horatio Mihet, a Liberty Counsel attorney representing the first-grader who attends Desert Rose Elementary School in Palmdale. They are also representing his parents, Christina and Jaime Zavala.
  • Cellphone Video Captures Congressman Confronting, Threatening Protester in Simi Valley

    A protester, who called himself “Mike,” approached Knight, shook his hand and said, “You told me you didn’t vote amnesty and you did. I looked it up on the Internet. You lied to me.” He then patted Knight on the arm. As the protester walked away, Knight approached him and said, “If you touch me again, I’ll drop your ass.”
  • Labor Dispute Kills Kinkisharyo’s AV Plant (California)

    10/16/2014 12:29:05 PM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 16 replies
    San Fernando Valley Business Journal ^ | Monday, October 13, 2014 | Mark Madler
    Kinkisharyo International LLC has scrapped plans to build a rail car manufacturing plant in Palmdale following a labor dispute and will instead look outside California to locate the facility. The Japanese company made the decision after failing to reach an agreement with Antelope Valley Residents for Responsible Development, a labor-supported group that objected to the plant citing environmental reasons. The group, which includes members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 11, in Pasadena, also objected to a backup plan by Kinkisharyo to build the cars in leased space from Los Angeles World Airports in Palmdale.
  • Bill would expand stealth bomber tax credit

    08/30/2014 9:48:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | August 14, 2014 9:05 PM ET.
    Dueling bidders for a major Pentagon stealth bomber contract would be eligible for massive tax credits under a bill that's on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Brown has been pushing for an aerospace tax credit that could help companies create thousands of jobs near Palmdale. In July, lawmakers grudgingly approved a $420 million tax credit that would benefit a joint bid being submitted by Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. The governor signed the fast-tracked AB2389 into law after his office assured competitor Northrop Grumman Corp. that it would receive a similar deal.
  • CA Dems block expulsion of legislator convicted of 8 felonies: Protecting the supermajority.

    02/28/2014 8:44:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That adage has more application than usual in California, where Democrats hold all of the statewide offices and supermajorities in the legislature. They can enact any policies they want, with only the judicial branch offering belated checks on their power. And when I say belated, that’s literally the case with state Senator Rod Wright, whom a jury found guilty in January of committing eight felonies regarding his residency and eligibility for the office he held.Normally, politicians who get that kind of a verdict have the decency to resign. If not, the body in...
  • Dog owner arrested for MURDER after his pack of pit bulls mauled woman .... to death

    05/30/2013 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 30, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A California man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his pack of pit bulls attacked a 63-year-old female jogger, who later died of blood loss from some 200 puncture wounds. Alex Jackson, 29, of Antelope Valley was booked on Thursday after his dogs, caught and impounded following the May 9 attack, tested positive to DNA belonging to victim, Pamela Devitt. He has also been charged with owner negligence, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Jackson was initially arrested shortly after Devitt was killed while out for a jog near her home in Littlerock, but was...
  • New Palmdale [California] Mom, 27, Killed In Central Asia Air Force Tanker Plane Crash

    05/05/2013 6:44:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | May 5, 2013 4:00 PM
    PALMDALE ( — A Palmdale mother of a seven-month-old son was one of three airman killed in a Central Asia tanker plane crash Friday. The tanker was supporting American troops in Afghanistan. Capt. Victoria “Tori” A. Pinckney, 27, was killed in the crash of a KC-135 tanker near Chon-Aryk, Krygyzstan, the Defense Department announced. KKTV, a Colorado Springs CBS affiliate, reports that Pinckney was a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and recent mom. She was one of three airmen in a KC-135 refueling plane that crashed in the mountains after a midair explosion during a refueling operation, the...
  • Nuclear fusion from Google, Lockheed, Draper Fisher

    03/03/2013 9:01:59 PM PST · by Kevmo · 11 replies
    Smart Planet ^ | Feb. 15 | Mark Halper
    Nuclear fusion from Google, Lockheed, Draper Fisher By Mark Halper | February 15, 2013, 5:25 AM PST X marks a spot of fusion. Charles Chase describes how Lockheed Martin's fusion device trumps huge government fusion projects in this photograph by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson from a Google "Solve for X" event last week. – A well-known venture capitalist has his eye on one of the biggest and most elusive prizes of our times: nuclear fusion. And the “skunkworks” project he’s eyeing is not from some stealth startup or academic lab. Rather, it’s under development at aerospace company Lockheed Martin and...
  • US Navy Plans Drone Base Near Malibu

    02/23/2013 9:16:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | February 23, 2013 5:46 PM
    MALIBU ( — The US Navy plans to build a drone base at an airfield in Point Magu, about 15 miles from Malibu. Navy Base Ventura County, Point Mugu will add about 700 jobs when the four drones — called Tritons Unmanned Weapons Systems — are stationed. Additional drones from Navy bases around the world would also land and takeoff at the Southern California base. The planes are 48 feet long and have 138-foot wingspans. They were unveiled at Palmdale last summer, and represent the military’s next generation of remote control intelligence gear. An environmental impact report said about five...
  • DEA Task Force Targets Lancaster Street Gang

    04/14/2009 2:26:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 1,075+ views
    US DOJ.GOV - DEA - News Release ^ | April 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: DEA Task Force Targets Lancaster Street Gang APR 09 -- (LOS ANGELES) – On April 8, 2009, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Timothy J. Landrum, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced the culmination of a 12-month investigation targeting the drug trafficking activities of the Lancas 13 street gang. The Lancas 13 street gang is responsible for distributing methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana throughout the Lancaster and Palmdale areas, and as far away as Ohio. This joint investigation has resulted in 97 arrests,...
  • F-117A Nighthawk lands for last time [with photo]

    03/04/2008 12:18:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 92 replies · 519+ views
    Valley Press ^ | Tuesday, March 4, 2008. | ALLISON GATLIN
    PALMDALE - The once top-secret Blackbirds on display in Palmdale have a new nest mate: the F-117A Nighthawk, also known as the stealth fighter. The dart-shaped aircraft, the fourth of its kind built and used solely for testing, was moved into display position Monday at Blackbird Airpark, taking its place beside other former "black" aircraft, the SR-71 and U-2. "Look at how many black airplanes you can come see right here," said Fred Johnsen , curator of the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum, of which Blackbird Airpark is a satellite. Escorted by members of the 410th Flight Test Squadron,...
  • Airport near 10,000th flier mark -- Security check lasts no more than 5 minutes [Free parking, too]

    11/22/2007 6:05:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2007. | ALLISON GATLIN
    PALMDALE - The busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period will be a milestone for L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport, as airport officials expect to hit the 10,000-passenger mark this weekend. The airport renewed commercial passenger service in June with the start of twice-daily service to San Francisco by United Airlines. From there, travelers may connect to other United Airlines domestic and international flights. From the first flight on June 7 through Oct. 31, the terminal adjacent Air Force Plant 42 served 8,479 passengers, according to Los Angeles World Airport officials. The city agency operates L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport, as well as L.A./Ontario, Los Angeles...
  • 'Friendly skies' over Palmdale starting June 7

    02/06/2007 5:07:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 235+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Tuesday, February 6, 2007. | ALLISON GATLIN
    United Airlines will begin service from L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport to San Francisco on June 7, officials announced Monday. It will mark the return of commercial passenger service to the terminal adjacent Air Force Plant 42, following a brief period of limited service that ended a year ago. The twice-daily roundtrip flights will provide passengers with connections to more than 200 United domestic flights from the airline's San Francisco hub, as well as numerous flights throughout Asia, Mexico, Canada, London and Sydney, United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said. Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that owns and operates the Palmdale, Los...
  • Aspiring model gets so close

    12/07/2006 12:56:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 599+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Thursday, December 7, 2006. | LAVENDER VROMAN
    PALMDALE - Eugena Washington, a 22-year-old Palmdale High School graduate, managed to survive 11 episodes of "America's Next Top Model," but ultimately was defeated in her bid for the crown on Wednesday night's season finale of the reality show. As one of three remaining competitors, she was the first to be eliminated. The judges praised her natural talent but said she didn't show enough personality or drive to earn the "Top Model" title. "I just wish my performance spoke for itself," Washington said, after host Tyra Banks announced her elimination. "I am pretty disappointed, disappointed that I didn't explain myself...
  • An Illegal Alien Killed Tyler Lundin (pics)

    11/25/2006 7:59:53 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 28 replies · 3,562+ views
    My lovely living boy, My hope, my happiness My love, my life, my joy. Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas. (1544–1590) Because of An Illegal Alien. The Linden's Lovely, Living Boy, Is No Longer with Them.
  • New generation of Global Hawk unveiled

    08/26/2006 12:10:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies · 1,330+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, August 27, 2006. | ALLISON GATLIN
    PALMDALE - Boasting greater capabilities than its already heralded predecessor, the next-generation Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft was unveiled to the public Friday. Amid flashing lights and stirring music, the large bulbous vehicle was revealed before an appreciative crowd of Northrop Grumman Corp. employees, Air Force personnel and dignitaries at the company's Palmdale Manufacturing Center at Air Force Plant 42. The center is home to the final assembly of all the Global Hawks. The event marked a celebration of "both a major milestone and a new beginning," said John Brooks, Flying at an altitude of 60,000 feet and for periods...
  • Clarinetist on security duty

    07/24/2006 12:12:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies · 411+ views
    Valley Press on . ^ | Monday, July 24, 2006 | ALLISON GATLIN
    Marine Corps Cpl. Stephanie Fontilara carries a machine gun as she works security patrol at Al Asad Airbase in Iraq. But in her other military duties, she carries something far less lethal - a clarinet. The 2004 Palmdale High School graduate is a member of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band. Fontilara follows in the footsteps of her grandfather, a Marine staff sergeant. "I just thought it would be kind of cool to do something different than my friends, who were going to college," the 20-year-old said in a phone interview from Iraq. Her recruiter saw her perform and asked...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Fox News Live - High speed chase after woman steals cop's SUV

    03/02/2006 10:23:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 196 replies · 3,930+ views
    Live on Fox News Channel... Palmdale California, woman steals police SUV KABC Los Angeles providing heli new covergae
  • Five males, one with gun, invade ER

    01/12/2006 11:18:51 AM PST · by vrwc0915 · 27 replies · 1,738+ views
    LANCASTER - Staff and patients at Antelope Valley Hospital got a scare Tuesday afternoon when five males - one of them armed with a gun - began searching the emergency room for an apparent target. The five "swarmed the emergency room" shortly before 5 p.m., hospital spokeswoman Jackie Weder said. "One had a pistol in his waistband, and they were searching for someone. They were looking at everybody in the ER," Weder said. Not finding the subject of their search, the group left, "but one of the five came back, and a nurse said, 'Can I help you?' and then...
  • Will Your Children Be Christians?

    12/20/2005 11:28:04 AM PST · by achilles2000 · 117 replies · 2,023+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 20, 2005 | Bruce N. Shortt
    Many evangelicals were shocked last June when Dr. Albert Mohler, the Southern Baptist Convention's leading theologian, wrote that it's now time for responsible Southern Baptists to develop an exit strategy from the public schools. But why should it have been shocking?
  • The Education of our Children Should Not Be Left to the State

    11/11/2005 4:49:50 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 49 replies · 898+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 11/10/2005 | Lee R. Shelton IV
    Parents of elementary school children in California were upset that their kids were the targets of a sex survey conducted by the Palmdale School District. The survey, distributed in 2002, focused on how often prepubescent school kids thought about sex and touched themselves--you know, just the kind of things educators need to know to in order to effectively teach reading, writing and math skills. The parents filed a lawsuit, claiming that the survey "violated parents' substantive due process and privacy rights." Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Fields v. Palmdale School District [], dismissed the suit, saying:...
  • Robbery suspect killed by police

    10/26/2005 11:53:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 472+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Wednesday, October 26, 2005. | JAMES C. LOUGHRIE
    BAKERSFIELD - A robbery suspect from Palmdale who reportedly ran from officers was shot and killed Sunday night, Bakersfield police officials said. Erson Alexander Welchen, 22, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday at the Kern Medical Center emergency room, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Department coroner's division. Welchen was in a Cadillac with three other people suspected of robbing a Rite Aid when the car was pulled over by an officer at 10:17 p.m. near the 3200 block of Panama Lane. According to a department statement, the Cadillac had been spotted by another officer leaving the Rite Aid. When driver...
  • City to join Scenic Airlines to promote AV-Las Vegas trips

    08/07/2005 9:25:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 285+ views
    Valley Press on Sunday, ^ | August 7, 2005.
    PALMDALE - In an effort to promote Scenic Airlines service from Palmdale to Las Vegas aboard the new Beechcraft 1900 aircraft, the city has formed a marketing partnership with the airline and purchased 90 round-trip tickets from Scenic at a cost of $20,000. The city began giving away the roundtrip tickets in random drawings at the popular Thursday Night on the Square event and will continue to do so every Thursday through Sept. 1 at Poncitl n Square in the Palmdale Civic Center. The city will also give away tickets and a Las Vegas hotel accommodation at the remaining Starlight...
  • CA: Rourkes mourn their slain son

    05/03/2005 9:20:23 AM PDT · by lainie · 16 replies · 661+ views
    AVPress ^ | 5/3/2005 | Jacqueline Kallas
    Rourkes mourn their slain son Harris enters not guilty plea in bat death This story appeared in the Antelope Valley Press on Tuesday, May 3, 2005. By JACQUELINE KALLAS, Valley Press Staff Writer SYLMAR - Shortly after 13-year-old Greg Harris entered a denial to one count of murder in connection with the baseball bat beating death of 15-year-old acquaintance Jeremy Rourke, the slain boy's father stood on the steps outside the Sylmar Juvenile Court to speak of the family's loss. Jeremy, a boy who loved baseball and died at a ballpark, "will never be able to finish high school or...
  • Boy Charged With Murder in Baseball Death

    04/14/2005 10:34:59 PM PDT · by bd476 · 66 replies · 1,586+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thu Apr 14, 8:35 PM ET
    LOS ANGELES - A 13-year-old pitcher was charged Thursday with murder for allegedly beating another boy to death with a baseball bat following his team's first loss of the season. AP Photos The alleged assailant is accused of striking 15-year-old Jeremy Rourke in the knee and again in the head after the youth league game Tuesday evening, said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Ron Smalstig. The 13-year-old and the older boy apparently had words in front of a concession stand at the Pony League park in Palmdale, about 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The accused youth will be...
  • Donations sought for American soldiers

    06/08/2004 11:58:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies · 1,586+ views
    Valley Press ^ | Tuesday, June 8, 2004. | HEATHER LAKE
    PALMDALE - Seeing to it that the men and women overseas are not forgotten as they continue to battle for the way of life so many Americans take for granted is the impetus behind "Operation Gratitude." "Whether you agree we should be over there or you don't agree … we have people over there putting their lives on the line for us," said Jeff Little, president of the Kiwanis Club of Palmdale West. Now through the Fourth of July, the club is collecting material and monetary donations, hoping to send about 10,000 letters and enough supplies to help out 350...
  • House burns during police stand off

    08/10/2003 7:32:11 AM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 26 replies · 237+ views
    Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 8/9/2003 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>LOS ANGELES — The high-desert house where a man suspected of killing a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was holed up erupted in flames Friday night after authorities attempted to flush him out with tear gas and a battering ram.</p>
  • DreamWorks turning AV hangar into film set

    07/13/2003 4:01:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 240+ views
    Antelope Valley Press ^ | July 13, 2003 | LAVENDER VROMAN
    PALMDALE - A DreamWorks Productions construction crew has moved into a former aircraft hangar and is hard at work on an elaborate set for Steven Spielberg's latest film, the romantic comedy "Terminal," which will star Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. A crew of about 100 is building the set inside the 211,000-square-foot facility at 30th Street East and Avenue P, according to Antelope Valley film liaison Pauline East. East estimates about half the crew is made up of Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita residents. Construction is scheduled to continue through the end of September and filming on the "huge, huge"...