Los Angeles County to expand student IT jobs program

IT Jobs

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to expand a pilot program that hires college students to work on information technology projects for the county.

Supervisor Hilda Solis championed the program, which was set up in partnership with Cal State Los Angeles.

“On-the-job experience is a vital resume builder that college students are eager to earn,” Solis said. “As technology develops, we need bright minds to help us figure out innovative techniques to enhance the county’s IT systems. By expanding this program, our IT department can learn from the next generation while providing these youth with the real-life experience they need to succeed in their careers and beyond.”

Cal State Los Angeles President Bill Covino cited a study lauding the school’s work in training students for good-paying jobs.

“Cal State LA is ranked number one in the nation for upward mobility of our students,” Covino said. “A comprehensive national research study by the Equality of Opportunity Project was recently published in The New York Times and found that no other university in the nation does a better job of transforming low-income students into high-income earners.”

Students get paid and get school credit for their work on projects like developing an automated system to retrieve information from county vehicles or working with voice technology to deliver county information via digital “smartboards” at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.

Once they graduate, students can apply for one of the county’s two-year paid internships or fellowship programs.

The motion extends the program to other local colleges and universities.

Lancaster man’s conviction upheld for series of sexual assaults


LOS ANGELES – A state appellate court panel Tuesday upheld a Lancaster man’s conviction for sexually assaulting three women in Los Angeles and two women in Lancaster.

The three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected the defence’s contention that there were numerous errors in James Smith‘s trial.

Smith, now 39, was convicted in October 2016 of three counts of forcible rape, two counts of forcible oral copulation and one count each of sexual penetration by a foreign object, sodomy by use of force, attempted sodomy by use of force and kidnapping.

The charges stemmed from attacks on a 21-year-old woman in Los Angeles on Dec. 24, 2009; a 43-year-old woman in Los Angeles on Sept. 24, 2011; a 33-year-old woman in Los Angeles on March 22, 2012; a 28-year-old woman in Lancaster on Dec. 6, 2013; and a 19-year-old college student in Lancaster on June 16, 2014.

Smith was arrested in Lancaster after the final attack, in which he pulled the 19-year-old woman into his car near Antelope Valley College, drove her to a vacant house nearby in Lancaster and sexually assaulted her, according to Deputy District Attorney Lowrie Mendoza.

DNA evidence linked Smith to each of the attacks, the prosecutor said.

He is serving a 150-year-to-life term in state prison.


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Living Water Worship Center
1034 West Ave. L-12, Suite 105

Lancaster, CA. 93534

  • Service Times
  • Worship Service:  11:30 AM
  • Bible Study: Tuesday 7:00 PM
  • Food Ministry:  Every Saturday @ 10:30 P.M.
  • Youth 4 Truth: Every Saturday before the 2nd Sunday
  • Empowering Men’s Ministry:  Every 3rd Saturday at 2:00 P.M.
  • Women of Word Ministry:  Every 4th Saturday at 2:00 P.M.
  • Prayer Line:  Every Wednesday at 6:00 P.M.
    Phone No. 515-603-3106 Pin 129253#


Pastor Dwayne Jones


The Lord House of Refuge
456 East Avenue K-4 Suite 1

Lancaster CA 93535

  • Worship Service: 10:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 PM

Pastor Tina Johnson


Galilee Baptist Church
542 East Avenue G

Lancaster CA 93535

  • Sunday School: 9:30 A.M.
  • Worship Service:  11:00 A.M.

Pastor BillyZone


Wayside Christian Center
44219 10th Street West

Lancaster CA 93534

  • Worship Service: 11:00 A.M.
  • Tues. Bible Study: 7:00 P.M.

 Dr. John Ward, Senior Pastor  


Temple Ministries   
43913 15th Street West

Lancaster CA 93534

  • Sunday School 9:00 A.M.
  • Sunday Worship 10:00 A.M.
  • Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 P.M.

George McIntyre, Pastor  

Agape Community Church
1722 East Lancaster Blvd.

Lancaster CA 93535

  • Sunday Service:  8:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.
  • Sunday School:  9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 P.M.

Bishop George Todd, Senior Pastor


Universal Church of God in Action
511 West Avenue H-8
Lancaster CA 93534


  • Sunday School:  10:00 A.M.
  • Morning Worship:  11:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  6:00 P.M. Wednesday
  • Women In Action:  12:00 P.M. Thursday
  • Youth Bible Study:  6:00 P.M. Friday
  • Saturday Prayer:  8:00 A.M.  Saturday

Robert L. Jones, Jr.  Senior Pastor

Bible Way Deliverance Ministry
205 Nugent Street
Lancaster CA 93534

  • Sunday School: 10:00 A.M.
  • Sunday Morning Service: 11:00 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  Wednesday: 6:30 P.M.
  • Women Ministry (WORCC): 3rd Saturday:  10:30 A.M.
  • Young Men’s Ministry: 1st Saturday:  10:30 A.M.

Pastor LeNeil & Pastor Venus Davis

LeNiel & Venus



St. John Holy Trinity A.M.E
9543 East Avenue Q-10

Littlerock CA 93550

  • Sunday School:  9:30 A.M.
  • Worship Service:  11:00 A.M.
  • Bible study Wednesday :  6:00 P.M.

Melanie Mays, Senior Pastor



True Vine Gospel Church
859 East Avenue Q

Palmdale CA 93550

  • Sunday School:  9:30-10:30 A.M.
  • Sunday Worship:  11:00 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  7:00-8:30 P.M. Wednesday


 Al January, Pastor/Teacher 


Los Angeles

Do Right Christian Church
9815 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles CA.  90044

  • Sunday School: 7:40 A.M.
  • Worship Service: 8:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Thursday 7:00 P.M.

Lonnie McNamee, Senior Pastor


Temple of Believers Community Church
11721 Avalon Blvd

Los Angeles CA 90061

  • Service Times
  • Sunday School:  9:30 AM
  • Morning Worship:  11:00 AM
  • Conference Prayer: Every Wednesday at 7:30 P.M.
    Phone No. 641-715-3630  Pin 284045 #
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