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Deputy involved in Rosamond shootout

ROSAMOND — A Kern County Sheriff’s deputy was shot, early Friday morning, in a shootout with a suspect who was later arrested. Deputy Michael Valdez was shot in the forehead and miraculously survived, Kern County Sheriff Johnny Youngblood said. The bullet was recovered from his hat. He was treated at Antelope Valley Medical Center and released.
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Kern County sheriff’s deputy gets shot in the head and survives

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — It’s an incredible story of survival and bravery, as a Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot in the head this morning in Rosamond and survived. Deputy Michael Valdez was shot in the head Friday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Office, this wasn’t a graze wound. The bullet cleanly entered and exited his […]
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Planners approve tract map for new subdivision

LANCASTER — The Lancaster Planning Commission approved a tentative tract map for a subdivision of 34 single-family homes on approximately 10 acres of vacant land at the northeast corner of 35th Street West and Avenue J-8. The proposed project, submitted by applicant Duke Engineering/Shawna Ricker, is surrounded by apartment buildings to the north and east and single-family homes to the south. West Wind Elementary School is to the west of the proposed project site.

Hartsville, December 05 High School 🏀 Game Notice

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California Drug Trafficker Arrested in Southern Oregon, Dec. 2

U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon release – EUGENE, Ore.—A California man with multiple prior felony drug trafficking convictions over more than two decades was sentenced to federal prison after he was arrested transporting nearly two kilograms of methamphetamine from California to Oregon. Jose Baldemar Izar, 42, of Lancaster, California, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison. According to court documents, in October 2020, investigators from the Douglas Area Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) received a tip that Izar was trafficking drugs from California to Oregon for distribution in the Roseburg, Oregon area. Further investigation revealed that Izar was in frequent contact with several suspected methamphetamine dealers in the Roseburg area and that he was known to drive vehicles rented under another name. On March 17, 2021, DINT officers learned Izar would be traveling from California to Douglas County. The same day, they stopped a rented vehicle in which Izar was a passenger. Investigators searched the vehicle and located more than 1,700 grams of methamphetamine, a small quantity of heroin, and drug packaging materials. On March 18, 2021, Izar and a co-conspirator were charged by criminal complaint with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Later, on August 19, 2021, Izar and his co-conspirator were charged by criminal information with conspiring with one another to possess with intent to distribute and distribute methamphetamine. On November 3, 2022, Izar waived indictment and pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge. This case was prosecuted by DINT and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Jeffrey S. Sweet, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon. Formed in October 1989, the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team is a special investigative unit formed to combat illegal narcotics activity in Douglas County. DINT member agencies include Douglas County, including the Douglas County Sheriff and District Attorney’s Offices, the Oregon National Guard, Oregon State Police, and Roseburg Police Department.
Antelope Valley Press

Rape suspect arrested; victims sought

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives are seeking additional victims who may have been harmed by an alleged serial rapist and identity thief who was arrested, Nov. 8, in Lancaster. During a press conference, on Wednesday, officials with the Special Victims Bureau shared photos of 21-year-old Michael Neal Watson...
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Alpha Charter Guild presents this year’s debutantes

LANCASTER — Returning after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alpha Charter Guild to the Antelope Valley Medical Center presented a new class of debutantes, adding to the decades-long local tradition. The months of community service projects, a presentation tea, fundraising initiatives, clothing and food drives,...
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Tehachapi man identified in deadly rollover crash

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KBAK/FOX58) — A 28-year-old man killed in a rollover crash in Tehachapi last week has been identified. On Wednesday, around 2:30 a.m., Joseph Allen Grier, of Tehachapi was driving a truck in the 21000 block of Highline Road when he left the road and his vehicle flipped over, according to the Kern County Coroner's Office. He died at the scene, said coroner's officials.

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Lancaster man in LA residence

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Lancaster man at a residence in the Winnetka area of Los Angeles, authorities announced. Tony Ross, 38, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Canyon Country and booked on suspicion of murder, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Ross is being held on $2 million bail.
Antelope Valley Press

Lancaster’s historic season ends

SAN DIEGO — The magical season for the Lancaster football team came to an end on Friday night. Lancaster lost to Classical Academy 34-14 at Del Norte High in the CIF Southern Regional Division 6AA championship.

Winnetka Murder Suspect Arrested In Canyon Country

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announced the arrest of a Winnetka murder suspect in Canyon Country earlier this week. 38-year-old Tony Ross, a resident of Lancaster, was arrested by the LAPD/FBI Fugitive task force in Canyon Country Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of a man in Winnetka last month, according to a ...

Classes and events

To all our friends, customers and members, we hope your holiday season is pleasant and memorable. We're excited to join with the city and our neighboring businesses this season to celebrate the holidays, starting with the Tehachapi Hometown Christmas celebration. Aside from the Homemade Christmas gifts, ornaments, cards and decorations, we will be offering a warm place and hot chocolate for event attendees, as well an ornament decorating class for the young ones.

Today's Rain Was Lighter Than Expected, But More Is On The Way

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AV Medical Center deals with tough flu season

LANCASTER — Like hospitals across the nation, the Antelope Valley Medical Center is feeling the effects of the rampant flu season, with the combined effects of the winter flu, RSV and COVID-19, in what some are calling a perfect storm, just as a holiday gatherings and cold weather bring more people together indoors.
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Rosamond girls soccer edges past TPAA

ROSAMOND — The Rosamond girls soccer team defeated Palmdale Aerospace Academy 3-2 on Friday at Rosamond High School. Alexy Finch had three goals to net a hat trick for the Roadrunners.

Magical BLVD Christmas returns to Lancaster Dec. 10

LANCASTER – Carolers, light displays, live entertainment, and numerous holiday scenes are just a few of the highlights of A Magical BLVD Christmas, the annual winter wonderland celebration returning to Lancaster on Saturday, Dec. 10. The free festive event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on The...

Murder Charge Dismissed Against Man Accused in Santa Ynez Killing

A murder charge against a 26-year-old man accused of killing a Santa Ynez resident in October was dismissed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court on Friday morning. Rylen Quinn Svane-Morris of Lancaster was arrested in connection with the death of Terry Lee Wilson, 72, following an incident in a home at Jason Way on Oct. 8.