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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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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“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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NOTICE OF PRESS BRIEFING

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


WHAT: Pre-City Council Meeting Press Briefing.

WHEN: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 9:30 am.

WHERE: Mayor’s Conference Area, City Hall, 38300 Sierra Hwy., Suite A.

WHO: Mayor Ledford will brief members of the working press on issues to be discussed at the regularly scheduled Wednesday, August 3, 2011 City Council meeting.

INFO: For more information, please call 661/267-5115.

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Landlord Training Classes Offered by City of Palmdale

Posted on July 29, 2011. Filed under: antelope valley, palmdale, palmdale jobs, palmdale training | Tags: , , , |

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s public safety and community relations department is offering Landlord Training classes to anyone who owns or manages rental property in Palmdale on Tuesday, Aug. 23 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6 pm to 10 pm in the administration training room at Palmdale City Hall, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite A.

Attendance at both classes is required to complete the training program. The class fee is $25 and it includes all training materials. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Landlord Training classes are designed to instruct local owners and managers of multifamily rental properties how to keep illegal activity out of the rental property. This practical guide and community oriented property management approach will review current laws and regulations on property management and completion of this class required for owners or managers of buildings wishing to acquire certification under the City of Palmdale’s Partners Against Crime program.

For more information or to register, please contact Community Safety Supervisor Kelly Long at 661/267-5172.

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Photo Opportunity / Interview Opportunity

Posted on July 29, 2011. Filed under: antelope valley, city of palmdale, family fun, palmdale entertainment, palmdale fun | Tags: , , , , |

WHAT: Thursday Night on the Square event. Fifth of eight for 2011

WHEN: Thursday, July 28 – 5:30 pm to 9 pm.

WHERE: Poncitlán Square, 38315 9th Street East, Palmdale

(between Avenues Q-9 and Q-10.)

WHO: Children and families; food and craft vendors; Palmdale parks & recreation department staff; and R&B music by The Ambassadors of Soul.

WHY: Families, friends and neighbors from around the Antelope Valley will gather for an evening of FREE fun and relaxation in Palmdale.

BACKGROUND: Thursday Night on the Square, a series of summer events presented by the City of Palmdale, provides the community with free children’s activities, free live music, food vendors, and an open-air market. Weekly entertainment includes live music in the gazebo until 9 pm, sponsored by Valleywide Dental; Barnes & Noble Storytelling at 6:30 pm; and the new interactive show, Camp TNOTS, at 7:30 pm, sponsored by High Desert Medical Group. Free children’s activities include the all-new Game Garden featuring a variety of games, and the Children’s Art & Activity Center (for children age 12 and under). Each week, one lucky person caught “green-handed” – disposing of recyclable waste in the proper container – will win a solar-powered backpack capable of charging an mp3 player, cell phone, camera or laptop, courtesy of Waste Management.

Pets are not permitted, except dogs on July 28 for the Mardi Paws event. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and alcohol is not allowed.

This year’s sponsors include Anheuser-Busch Sales of Antelope Valley, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Double D Cupcakes, The Gas Company, High Desert Broadcasting, High Desert Medical Group, Pars Restaurant, Valleywide Dental, Palmdale Regional Medical Center and Waste Management.

THEME: July 28 • Mardi Paws

In true New Orleans fashion, outfit your dog in Mardi Gras style to join a jazzy march around the square and compete for prizes. Kids can craft a colorful bell bracelet, décor a mask and create a Bourbon Street lantern. Enjoy the Stamp’n Station. Music: R&B by The Ambassadors of Soul.

INFORMATION: 661/ 267-5115.

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