Memorial Service: Bill Ford

William (Bill) Ford, husband of Deborah Sullivan Ford, father of Julara and Jillian Ford, and Poppy to Jaylen Ford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 25th, 2016. In addition to being a 20-year military veteran and owner of his own small business for over 23 years, Bill provided audio engineering support for numerous ministries throughout the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles Basin.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, Oct 3rd at 11:00 A.M. at St Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, 1720 N. Walnut Ave in La Puente, CA. 91744

A separate Funeral Service will be held in Charlotte, NC on Monday, Oct 10th, and Bill will be laid to rest at Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC with full military honors.

In lieu of cards and flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Bill Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund enacted by Motown as part of their Heroes and Legends (HAL) Scholarship Awards Program.

To donate, visit after Monday, Oct 3rd.





Antelope Valley nurses picket today outside of the A.V. Hospital.  There were hundreds of nurses who participated in the strike.  According to the California Nurses Association (CNA) the strike comes on the heels of management stance on negotiations. This stand-off puts patients in jeopardy and pushing for more cuts to the RN’s own livelihood and standards.  CNA represents more than 1,000 RN’s at AVH.

Maria Altamirano, RN, stated “As nurses, we cannot longer accept threats to our profession and to our patients.”  Altamirano said “ We want to tell the Antelope Valley Hospital; protect our patients, invest In your nurses.”

The strike which began at 7:00 A.M. September 28, 2016 and will conclude at 7:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 29, 2016 according to the CAN.  Temporary replacement nurses have been contracted during the strike according to Hospital officials during the strike.  This strike should affect patient care.

The Lancaster Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast



The Lancaster Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee wants to say a sincere thank you to all church administrators and secretaries, so we are throwing a luncheon for you! We see all of you hard work, and we want to make sure you get the appreciation you deserve for all the work you do for your local church!

This Luncheon will be held on Friday, October 14th at 11:30am at Greenhouse Cafe in Lancaster. To RSVP for this event, please email or call (661)-942-7000.

We hope to see you there!



Antelope Valley Flea Market 50th Anniversary:  October 2, 2016.  Vendor Spots still available! Family Entertainment, food and Fund.  Please call 661-948-4518 for more information.

A. V. Fairgrounds
2551 West Avenue H
Lancaster, CA 93536