Archive for July, 2011

City of Lancaster Helps Residents Beat the Heat This Summer

Posted on July 30, 2011. Filed under: antelope valley, city of lancaster, lancaster news, palmdale | Tags: , , , , |

 

As temperatures soar, local centers help residents stay cool

 

Lancaster, CA. July 28, 2011 — Local residents looking for ways to reduce their air conditioning bills and still stay cool this summer, should consider taking advantage of the City’s two Cool Centers. Senior residents will be able to enjoy air conditioning while viewing a discounted movie at Cinemark Movies 12; while all residents will be able to benefit from the refreshing cool air offered at the Lancaster National Soccer Center.

“These cool centers allow our residents to socialize and enjoy entertainment in an air conditioned venue, as opposed to being home alone in the heat, which is especially dangerous for seniors,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris.

Seniors ages 62 and older are invited to “Beat the Heat” while enjoying  a $1 movie at Cinemark Movies 12 from 11am to 5pm, whenever the temperature reading on weather.com is listed as more than 100 degrees for the City of Lancaster.  The “Beat the Heat” discounted admission program is available through the end of September.  Cinemark Movies 12 is located at 44790 Valley Central Way.

In addition, through October 15, residents can enjoy the Cool Center at the Lancaster National Soccer Center (located at 30th Street East and Avenue L). Residents are invited to drop in anytime from 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday.  Board games and cards are available for all to enjoy, as well as crafts for the children. Water and light refreshments will be provided. Southern California Edison, which partners with the City to offer the Cool Center program, is also offering educational information on energy efficiency and other programs. Residents are encouraged to bring their friends and family along to socialize, watch television or just read a book in this cool, air conditioned environment. The center is open to all residents of Lancaster. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

To find out if a particular day is a Cinemark “Beat the Heat” day, residents can call City Hall at 661-723-6190. For theater information, contact Cinemark 12 at(800) 326-3264 ext. 1438.  For information on the SCE program at the Soccer Center, you may contact the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department at(661) 723-6077.

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Kathy’s Critters to be Featured at Prime Desert Woodlands

Posted on July 30, 2011. Filed under: antelope valley, city of lancaster, family, family fun, fun, lancaster news | Tags: , , , |

 

Lancaster, CA. July 27, 2011 – Kids and adults alike are invited to join Kathy’s Critters for a fun and educational presentation of live desert animals. This exciting presentation will feature snakes, lizards and many other animals to enjoy!

The presentation will be held in the Interpretive Center at Prime Desert Woodland Preserve (35th Street W. and K-8) on August 6, 2011 at 1pm. The presentation will start on time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to get a good seat.

This event is open to the public. Admission is $3.00 per person. For more information, please call (661) 816-4466 or visit kathyscritters.com. We hope to see you there!

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City of Lancaster Weekly Road Closures through August 06, 2011

Posted on July 30, 2011. Filed under: antelope valley, city of lancaster, lancaster news, lancaster traffic | Tags: , , , |

Lancaster, CA. July 27, 2011 – Construction zones with traffic flow restrictions within the City of Lancaster through August 06, 2011.

· Right lane closed on East bound Avenue I between 90th St and 87th St West due to sewer repair work.
· Lane closures on 60th St West between Avenue L and Avenue M due to L. A. County water main installation.
· Lane closure at the intersection of Avenue I and 5th Street East for Traffic Signal Modification through 8/5/11.
· Lane closures at the intersection of Avenue J and 5th Street East for Traffic Signal Modification through 8/5/11.
· Lane Closure at the intersection of Avenue J and 15th Street East for Traffic Signal Modification through 8/5/11.
· Lane Closure at the intersection of Avenue J-8 and 15th Street West for Traffic Signal Modification through 7/31/11.
· Beginning July 21, Jackman Street will be closed between Beech Avenue and Cedar Avenue. Beech will be closed between Jackman and Kettering for sewer installation. This closure is expected to last until August 8, 2011.
· Lanes and sidewalks adjacent to the Southeast corner of 15th St West and Avenue J will be closed for street improvements beginning July 25, 2011.
· Lane closure on Avenue M between 5th Street West and 10th Street West.

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City of Lancaster to Host Public Safety Fair and Emergency Expo

Posted on July 30, 2011. Filed under: antelope valley, city of lancaster, lancaster news | Tags: , , |


August 2nd Festivities to be Part of National Night Out

Lancaster, CA. July 21, 2011— The City of Lancaster, in coordination with the National Association of Town Watch, is proud to host its 2011 Public Safety Fair and Emergency Expo as part of National Night Out, America’s largest ‘Night Out’ against crime, August 2, 2011.

“Our City has a strong advantage over crime with our improved crime tracking abilities, highly trained sheriff’s deputies, and the assistance of many neighborhood and business watch programs,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “We are proud to be a safe city and I encourage all Lancaster residents to leave their porch light on all evening Tuesday, August 2nd to show our solidarity against crime.”

The Public Safety Fair and Emergency Expo are free public events that will take place Tuesday, August 2, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pierre Bain Park, 45045 N. 5th Street East (cross street Avenue I). The fair and expo will feature LA County Fire Trucks, Sheriff’s Department vehicles, ambulances, Animal Control Unit vehicles, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Local classic rock station 100.1 FM the Edge will broadcast live with plenty of give-a-aways from 3-5 p.m. Attendees can also have fun at the “Dunk-a-Cop” booth to help raise money for 999 for Kids; a charity established by the LASD/DCFS to benefit mentally and physically disabled children who are victims of abuse or family violence.

Information on law enforcement and public safety services will also be available for residents so they can stay connected and informed.
In addition to the Fair and Expo, a Neighborhood Watch Outreach Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Lancaster City Council Chambers. Residents interested in learning how they can make their neighborhood safer by starting a neighborhood watch program are encouraged to attend.

For more information contact the City of Lancaster Public Safety Office at (661) 723-6063.

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Deadline Approaches for Submission of LPAC Foundation Community Arts Grant Applications

Posted on July 30, 2011. Filed under: antelope valley, city of lancaster, family fun, fun, lancaster entertainment, lancaster performing arts | Tags: , , , , |


Lancaster, CA. July 21, 2011 – The Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC) Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2011-2012 Community Arts Grant Program. Applications must be submitted by June 28th. The grant program, now in its fifteenth year, provides annual production funding to community performing arts organizations.

“Since 1996, the LPAC Foundation has supported local performance groups with the resources they need to continue bringing high quality entertainment and cultural events to the children, youth adults and families of the Antelope Valley. During the 2010-2011season, we were pleased to be able to assist five local performing arts organizations,” stated Lou Bozigian, Foundation Board President.

The Community Arts Grant Program application packets are available through the City of Lancaster’s Parks, Recreation and Arts Department or by calling the LPAC Foundation at (661) 723-6082. Eligible performing arts organizations must hold 501(c)(3) non-profit status and be Lancaster-based or have programs which serve the residents of the City of Lancaster.

Organizations can apply for a maximum amount of $2,500; however, grant dollars awarded may be less depending on various factors, including the number of applicants approved for the 2011-2012 funding cycle. The deadline for submittal of the applications is Thursday, July 28, 2011, with recipients to be announced by September 1, 2011. The funded programs or projects must be implemented within twelve months of the award date. The Foundation Board of Directors consists of Louis V. “Lou” Bozigian, R. Steven Derryberry, Dr. John Porter, Timothy Doerfler, Berna Mayer, Dr. Inpamani S. Arul, Patricia Fregoso-Cox, Marco Johnson, and Mark E. Thompson.

For more information, please contact Julie Secory, LPAC Foundation Administrative Assistant, at (661) 723-6082 or jsecory@cityoflancasterca.org.

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City of Lancaster Weekly Road Closures through July 30, 2011

Posted on July 30, 2011. Filed under: antelope valley, city of lancaster, lancaster news, lancaster traffic | Tags: , , , |

Lancaster, CA. July 21, 2011 – Construction zones with traffic flow restrictions within the City of Lancaster through July 30, 2011.

· Right lane closed on East bound Avenue I between 90th St and 87th St West due to sewer repair work.
· Lane closures on 60th St West between Avenue L and Avenue M due to L. A. County water main installation.
· Lane closure at the intersection of Avenue I and 5th Street East for Traffic Signal Modification through 7/31/11.
· Lane closures at the intersection of Avenue J and 5th Street East for Traffic Signal Modification through 7/31/11.
· Lane Closure at the intersection of Avenue J and 15th Street East for Traffic Signal Modification through 7/31/11.
· Lane Closure at the intersection of Avenue J-8 and 15th Street West for Traffic Signal Modification through 7/31/11.
· Beginning July 22nd Jackman Street will be closed between Beech Avenue and Cedar Avenue. Beech Ave. will be closed between Jackman and Kettering for sewer installation. This closure is expected to last until August 8, 2011.

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ANTELOPE VALLEY HOSPITAL TO MARK $32 MILLION ENHANCEMENTS WITH GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

Posted on July 30, 2011. Filed under: antelope valley, av hospital, city of lancaster | Tags: , , |


Contact: Julie Triggs
Office: 661-949-5530
Cell: 661-433-9543

ANTELOPE VALLEY HOSPITAL TO MARK $32 MILLION ENHANCEMENTS WITH GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

WHAT: Antelope Valley Hospital will hold a Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate the $32 million Master Facility Plan enhancements that began in June 2011. Facility improvements include expanding patient and guest parking, adding a main entrance canopy, redesigning and expanding the Café and lobby, centralizing radiology and creating a cardiovascular and neurological Center of Excellence.

WHEN: Friday, July 15, 2011
8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Antelope Valley Hospital
Main Entrance/Patient drop-off area
1600 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534

RSVP: Julie Triggs
Manager, Public Relations
(661) 949-5530
(661) 433-9543
julie.triggs@avhospital.org

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Red Carpet Grand Opening Slated for The BLVD’s New Laemmle Theatre

Posted on July 30, 2011. Filed under: blvd entertainment, city of lancaster, family fun, fun, lancaster entertainment | Tags: , , , , , |

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

WHAT:           The City of Lancaster, in conjunction with InSite Development, will host a movie premiere-style VIP grand opening of the newest hip, luxury cinema in northern L.A. County. The event will begin with VIP arrivals, interviews and photo opportunities along the red carpet.

The VIP reception will also allow for photos and interviews, as well as a first look at the eclectic “Forge” store housed within the 3-story complex. Guests will then attend a private movie showing.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit Desert Haven.
WHERE:        742 West Lancaster Boulevard Lancaster, CA, 93534

WHEN:          Thursday, August 11, 2011 6 pm

WHO:             City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris

Scott Ehrlich, Principal, InSite Development
Greg Laemmle, CEO of Laemmle Theatres

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Join the Fun as the LanCoaster Bicycle Experience Hits the Road July 13th!

Posted on July 30, 2011. Filed under: antelope valley, city of lancaster, fun, lancaster city park | Tags: , , , |

Get outside, get some exercise, make some new friends
Lancaster, CA. July 8, 2011— The whole family’s invited to join this family-friendly bike ride on Wednesday, July 13th. On the second Wednesday of each month, through September, LanCoaster launches out from City Hall for a leisurely-paced, 15 mile ride around the community.

“Participating in the LanCoaster ride is an excellent way to get outside and get some exercise, as well as make new friends in your community,” remarked Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris.

The LanCoaster Ride starts at City Hall (44933 N. Fern Ave.) and usually runs for approximately 2 hours. Participants are requested to arrive at 6:30pm, as the ride begins promptly at 7pm. There will be a check point at Lancaster City Park around 7:30pm, where Block Bike’s weekly Cycology biking group will join in. LanCoaster will conclude at City Hall, while Cycology riders may elect to continue to City Park.

LanCoaster, launched by the City of Lancaster and Block Bikes, is offered at no cost to participants. The City also provides a police escort to help bikers negotiate traffic. Each ride includes a rest stop at a location where participants can purchase snacks and drinks and use restroom facilities.

All types of bicycles are welcomed, except those with motors or training wheels. Helmets are required for minors and strongly encouraged for adults. Bike lights are also encouraged.

Participants are required to sign a liability waiver form once for the entire series of rides. The liability waiver for the ride can be obtained here:http://www.cityoflancasterca.org/index.aspx?page=920.

For more information, please contact Block Bikes at 661-729-2800.

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“Doing Business With the City of Palmdale” Workshops Set for Aug. 9

Posted on July 29, 2011. Filed under: city of palmdale, palmdale, palmdale business | Tags: , , , |

PALMDALE – The City’s purchasing division will host “Doing Business With the City of Palmdale” workshops to launch its new Vendor Self-Service Online Registration Program on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 10 am to noon in the City Council Chambers located at 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B.

         “Vendor Self-Service (VSS) improves efficiency for the purchasing division and City departments looking for prospective vendors to be placed on bid lists,” said Buyer Sharon Williams. “We encourage the business community to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about what this service has to offer.”

        VSS enables the business community to register as a prospective vendor with the City of Palmdale online. This service allows vendors to access their company information and records, update their profile and contact information, as well as register the commodities and services they provide. Additionally, purchase orders, invoices, AP checks and bid information are all available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

        For more information on these upcoming workshops and/or the VSS program, please call661/267-5440.


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