Man wounded in 14 Freeway shooting

14 Fwy Shooting

NEWHALL – A young man who was wounded in a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the Newhall area said Wednesday he believes he was targeted because his truck was decorated with an Armenian flag.

The 19-year-old motorist suffered a grazing gunshot wound to his left shoulder and glass fragmentation wounds to his face in the shooting that was reported about 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, on the southbound 14 Freeway between Crown Valley and Sand Canyon roads.

Harry Nalbandyan stated, that he and his 17-year-old sister had participated earlier in the day in a march commemorating the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian genocide and were driving home from a family birthday and barbecue in Palmdale when a silver Honda CR-V pulled alongside his truck.

“He puts his window down, and with his right hand he takes out the gun and he shoots — he’s shooting me while he’s driving and while I’m driving,” Nalbandyan said. “And I managed to hit the brakes really hard and save our lives.”

Following the shooting, Nalbandyan drove home, and his mother drove him and his sister to a hospital. She also suffered glass fragmentation injuries to her face, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The suspect was described a black man in his 20s or 30s, with short hair and a thin build.

“No weapon description was given and it is unknown how many shots were fired at the victims,” according to a CHP statement. “Upon inspection, the victim’s vehicle was seized as evidence, having sustained multiple rounds during the incident.”

Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to call the CHP Newhall Area office at 661-294-5540.

Report on L.A. County homeless highlights need for early intervention programs



LOS ANGLES – Nearly half of the population that experiences homelessness in a year in Los Angeles County is homeless for less than a month, and investing in early intervention services would significantly reduce the number of people who become chronically homeless, according to a report released Wednesday.

The Economic Roundtable, a Los Angeles-based think tank, combined 26 data sources for the report to help officials target those most likely to become chronically homeless.

“Our analysis shows that intervening early with the right help will dramatically reduce the number of people that we see on the streets,” Dan Flaming, president of the Economic Roundtable, said at a news conference outside the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.

The report concluded that just a 10 percent increase in the rate of people who find early exits from homelessness could reduce the number of people who become chronically homeless by almost half.

“If we can address people’s needs early and quickly, we can actually avoid a number of the negative consequences for people that remain homeless — job loss, involvement with the criminal justice system, stress that exacerbates mental health problems, disconnection from others, a loss of a sense of self-worth,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said.

“So the big message here for the county is to intervene early with an array of support — job assistance, transportation, child care, a temporary housing coupled with working absolutely to find that permanent housing with supports,” she said. “If we can do that, we have every reason to think that we can significantly reduce the number of men, women and children who experience homelessness today.”

The report, “Escape Routes: Meta-Analysis of Homelessness in L.A.,” also studied the factors that cause homelessness in the county or impact a person’s ability to lift themselves out of homelessness. 

According to the report, the most frequently given reason for homelessness is unemployment and lack of money, which was cited by 40 percent of homeless people, while 19 percent said it was due to conflicts with family or household, 17 percent said alcohol and drug abuse and 13 percent said mental health.

The Economic Roundtable, a nonprofit urban research organization based in Los Angeles, said it is developing two screening tools to identify homeless residents at risk of chronic homelessness using statistical models applied to linked client records. One screening tool is for foster youth and the other is for employable adults.

You take care of your family; let WIC take care of you!

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You take care of your family; let WIC take care of you!
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You may qualify for WIC if you:

You may provide for WIC if you;

  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby:
  • Have a child under age 5, and 
  • Have a low to medium income, and/or
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  • Lives in California

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  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Check for healthy foods (Like Fruits and Vegetables)
  • Referral to Medical providers and community services  

Enroll Early!  Call today to see if you qualify and to make an appointment:

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Antelope Valley & Southern California Church Directory


If you are in the local area and in need of a church home.


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

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 #
Pastor Wilburn Liddell                 



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John McFadden


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Q Brothers Bar B Cue Catering

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