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The week in focus: Palmdale

Shovel in hand, Mike Cerrato walks up an onramp to the southbound 14 Freeway in Palmdale, one of three major highways closed for a spell by an arctic storm that dumped snow and rain across Southern California. Heading home to Santa Clarita from a boarding trip in Mammoth, Cerrato was stranded... Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times