Suspect crashes during chase in Palmdale, leaves 2 children in car


PALMDALE – A reckless driving suspect led deputies on an approximately five-minute chase Monday afternoon in Palmdale, then fled the scene after crashing his vehicle, leaving two 6-year-old children inside.

It began about 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, when a deputy spotted a Nissan Altima being driven recklessly on East Palmdale Boulevard near Division Street, according to Lt. Steve De Jong of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Palmdale Station and a news photographer at the scene.

The chase ended when the vehicle crashed into another car stopped at a traffic light at 10th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard.

The driver fled and was not immediately apprehended, according to the sheriff’s department.

Another man remained inside the Nissan along with the two children and was arrested after marijuana and a loaded .45-caliber handgun was found in the vehicle, De Jong said.

As deputies investigated, a woman who said she was the children’s mother arrived and a check showed she had an outstanding arrest warrant and she was taken into custody, according to De Jong.

County Department of Children and Family Services personnel were called to the scene to determine if a responsible guardian could be found to take custody of the children, De Jong said.

Investigators were working to determine the identity of the driver, De Jong said.

Review of Antelope Valley child welfare services to follow boy’s death


Anthony-Avalos-1LANCASTER – Calling the death of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos a “senseless murder,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said she will ask Tuesday for a review of all county contacts with the boy’s family, seeking an answer to why he was not removed from the home where he was being tormented.

Barger previewed a motion to be considered at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

“The county is suffering a senseless murder of an innocent child, allegedly at the hands of someone inside the home, while law enforcement, social workers and family preservation workers all interacted with the family,” Barger said.

“We need to identify how our previous efforts to enhance and expand services and integrate county partners have succeeded, and determine where there are continual gaps and barriers.”

Barger’s motion asks for a close look at services provided in the Antelope Valley in particular.

The review, almost certain to be approved by the board, will involve the Office of Child Protection, law enforcement and the Department of Children and Family Services. The group will evaluate staffing, supervision and collaboration, or the lack thereof, between social workers and law enforcement officers in child abuse and neglect referrals.

The Office of Child Protection was established to transform the child welfare system in response to the 2013 murder of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez in Palmdale. Gabriel was long tortured and ultimately beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend despite numerous previous reports of abuse to DCFS.

Like Gabriel, Anthony was the subject of years of severe abuse allegations, sources told the Los Angeles Times. Anthony died with serious head injuries, cigarette burns covering his body, the newspaper reported.

The coroner’s office has placed a security hold on the case and no arrests had been made as of early Monday evening, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

School administrators, a teacher, a counsellor, family members and others called police or the child abuse hotline at least 16 times since 2013 to report child abuse in Anthony’s Lancaster home, according to sources who reviewed county documents in the case.

The callers reported that Anthony or his siblings were denied food and water, sexually abused, beaten and bruised, dangled upside-down from a staircase, forced to crouch for hours, locked in small spaces with no access to the bathroom, forced to fight each other, and forced to eat from the trash, the sources told The Times.

The callers made allegations against several family members, including his mother, Heather Barron, and her boyfriend, Kareem Leiva, according to the sources. The sexual abuse allegation was made against another family member who Barron and Leiva continued to use for child care even after being made aware of the accusation, the sources said.

At a vigil for the boy on Thursday, relatives disagreed over whether he was mistreated by his mother, KTLA5 reported on its website, with a cousin calling her a good mother.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call from his mother about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, and found the boy unresponsive inside his family’s apartment. Authorities said they were told the boy had suffered injuries from a fall. He died at a hospital Thursday morning, and investigators classified the death as suspicious.

County officials have removed seven other children from the home as the investigation continues.

Maria Barron told The Times that she started making calls to DCFS in 2015 when she noticed bruises and other injuries that the children told her were caused by Leiva. She said the children also reported Leiva locking them in small spaces where they had to urinate and defecate on the floor.

Although many of the reports of the children’s alleged abuse came from professionals or eyewitnesses, caseworkers who investigated the abuse allegations only marked some as “substantiated,” and they only briefly placed Anthony in the care of an aunt and uncle, according to The Times sources.

Anthony was returned to his mother’s home over his relatives’ protests, his aunt, Maria Barron, said in an interview.

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has filed papers under state disclosure law saying Anthony’s death likely resulted from child abuse, The Times reported.

County sources were not willing to comment on whether any specific case management errors had been identified or whether any administrative action had been taken against social workers or supervisors responsible for Anthony Avalos’ case, including putting anyone on desk duty pending the outcome of an investigation.

Four DCFS officials facing trial over Gabriel Fernandez’s death are due in court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing.

Gabriel’s mother was sentenced earlier this year to life in prison without the possibility of parole and her boyfriend was sentenced to death.

The Pencileman; The Antidote Behind The Chair

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This will be the 2nd time around appearing on the upcoming relaunch season of The Antidote ‘BEHIND THE CHAIR” show with host Mershele Brown. Our last interview was in September 2010 and we had a BLAST!!! She really knows how to roll out the royal carpet. The date is to be determined for the Atlanta Georgia broadcast.

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Here’s a short clip of our previous show. Oh, how I’ve grown in these past 8 years.

Enjoy, this was quite the experience being only my 2nd live interview

You Work Hard to Raise a Healthy Family: Let WIC Help

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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

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 #
Pastor Wilburn Liddell                 



6th Annual Summer Block Party

Summer Block Party

6th Annual Summer Block Party

July 14, 2018
12-8 PM
Hansen Village Apartments
11821 Foothill Blvd, Lakeview Terrace, CA. 91342

Food, Jumper, Games, Prices
Talent Show & More
Free Tickets upon request

For Admission, Prizes and $30 Vendor Tables (Limited) Deadline by July 2nd
Call (818) 470-4226 or Email: