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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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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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