AROUND THE REGION.ANTELOPE VALLEY This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley
Business park construction begins
PALMDALE -- City officials broke ground Monday on a new business park near a hospital under construction.
Challenger Business Park, near Fifth Street West and Palmdale Boulevard, will offer medical and office suites ranging from 800 to 4,900 square feet and retail spaces with 7,800 to 13,200 square feet.
Palmdale Regional Medical Center Palmdale Regional Medical Center also known as Palmdale Hospital (PMC) is a private hospital that is under construction and located in Palmdale, California. This acute care facility will be the only hospital in Palmdale, the largest American city currently without a , a $170 million, 239-bed facility on Tierra Subida Avenue, is scheduled to be finished in late 2008.
Palmdale ex-convict sentenced in murder
LANCASTER -- A Palmdale ex-convict was sentenced Monday to 52 years to life in prison for murdering his girlfriend's 3-year-old son, who coroner officials said died from blunt-force trauma to his abdomen.
Ladrill Bogan, 34, was convicted in November of murdering Jeremiah McKenney. Jeremiah died in September 2006 in a hospital after he was found not breathing at a Palmdale Boulevard motel where the family had been staying.
Investigators said Bogan told them he was getting ready to drive away from a friend's house when the child fell out of his car seat and hit his chest on the door frame of an SUV.
Holiday Toy Express will arrive Saturday
LANCASTER-- Metrolink's 11th annual Holiday Toy Express train will visit the Antelope Valley on Saturday, arriving at the Lancaster station at 5 p.m. and the Palmdale station at 6:50 p.m.
The train will be decorated with more than 50,000 twinkling, animated light displays and will bring a stage show featuring Santa and his friends from the North Pole North Pole, northern end of the earth's axis, lat. 90°N. It is distinguished from the north magnetic pole. U.S. explorer Robert E. Peary is traditionally credited as being the first to reach (1909) the North Pole. In 1926, Richard E. .
Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped new toy as part of the Spark of Love toy drive. Local firefighters will be at each station to collect the donated items.
Toys will be distributed in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , Riverside, San Bernardino San Bernardino, city, United States
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The Lancaster station is on Sierra Highway Sierra Highway is a road in Southern California, United States. It runs from Tunnel Station near the north limit of the City of Los Angeles, where it intersects with San Fernando Road and Foothill Boulevard, as well as Interstate 5, and continues north to Mojave, mostly paralleling at Lancaster Boulevard. The Palmdale stop is at the Palmdale Transportation Center The Palmdale Transportation Center is a multi-modal transportation center featuring a Metrolink rail station, a local bus hub, and commuter bus hub, in the city of Palmdale, California. off Technology Drive.
The holiday train also will stop Saturday at the Vincent Grade/Acton station at 7:45 p.m., and at the Via Princessa station at 9 p.m.
The Holiday Toy Express Train cannot travel in the rain, so check metrolinktrains.com or call (800) 371-LINK to see if the Toy Train visit has been rescheduled.
Kellar set to begin mayoral term tonight
Santa Clarita Councilman Bob Kellar will be the city's new mayor starting tonight. Kellar was first elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004. He is up for re-election in April.
Outgoing Mayor Marsha McLean will hand over the gavel gavel
small mallet used by judge or presiding officer to signal order. [Western Culture: Misc.]
See : Authority to the city clerk at a 5 p.m. special meeting today at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd.
Conejo Valley Days wish list: sponsors
THOUSAND OAKS -- Sponsors are being sought for Conejo Valley Days 2008, the annual Western- theme event to raise money for local charities.
Next year's event, themed Come Along with Me to CVD CVD Cardiovascular disease, see there , will begin April 19 with a kickoff picnic and classic car show on the Civic Arts Plaza lawn. A five-day dose of nostalgia, carnival rides, food and a parade will follow.
Last year's event raised more than $190,000. Potential sponsors can call 805-371-8730 for information.
-- Daily News